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If the experiment has met with an overwhelmingly negative response...end it.
If the gooooooooooooogle with 13 "o"s leads to porn, pull them all, before spammers find a way to "monetize" the stupidity.
If best practices in branding dictate that you not alter or vary your logo without extensive consideration, don't do it.
I wish G nothing but the best. I am not the only one here whose fortunes are tied to Google's. What's good for them is usually good for me. Assuming that G watches this board (and I'm confident that they do) I humbly suggest that they go back to square one, back to just two "o"s and do it sooner, rather than later. I really do think there have been enough negative elements identified here on WW to warrent pulling the plug. Best of luck to ya, G.
I would love to see google stop this stupid joke.
As many of you are already aware, we're testing out new branding features, which includes this 'Ads By Goooooogle' phenomenon. One of the things we're looking at is what impact 'Ads By Gooooogle' will have on the performance of the Google ads. Repeat: this is a test. :)
The team is definitely all ears to publishers' feedback, particularly all of you at WebmasterWorld. I'll be sure to pass your comments along.
If G's intent is branding, they blew it.
better than that - I think there might be a dilution of trademark issue here...
clearly Google doesn't have a trademark on Gooooooooooooooooogle - but that's how they're identifying the company...
this just seems incredibly stupid from a branding standpoint - it might get the a little attention at first - but only for a little while.
I don't think google is that stupid. I think they're up to something.
Even with 6 it still looks unprofessional and makes me think that those Google-brains are just like the politicians we have at home. They're all so-called academics - full of theory, but little real-world experience.
My Google related site is more on the entertaining side of things as well and I don't think I am seing any change in CTR behavior. Nice for that site but I am pretty darn sure I am losing a lot of clicks on my other 20 sites where users might prevent this introoooooduction of a commercial section of the page.
I wish they'd drop that again. Using their SE with AS at every page gives them the exposure they need already.
This change is giving me doubts for the sites we were contemplating adding to the adsense program. Now I think we'll wait and see.
When I saw this for the 1st time I thought the site I was visiting had been hacked - or was just fooling around - Not goooooood, not even close!
RE: Ads by Goooooooogle
Please stop playing with with my site's content without my permission. My staff and I have spent thousands of hours working on our site's pages to give a professional impression and we resent your arrogance in thinking you can conduct a live experiment on our site without our permission.
I also find it incredible that you would implement this program in such a widespread way without communicating any potential benefit of your policy to either publishers or readers.
The implementation of your new policy is unprofessional and the look-and-feel disturbs me, my staff, and my readers. It makes your otherwise useful AdWords program look like a joke. Given the difficulties in finding and maintaining advertising revenue, publishers need Google to implement policies that will enhance the relationship with between advertisers and readers, not devalue them.
Please revert back to the original "Ads by Google" which was simple and easy to understand and caused no complaints. And if you want to do something like this in future, please be so kind as to give us the option to opt out. It's just polite.