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santa looked like a fedex driver

     
3:51 am on Nov 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Doubt that I'm the first, but this is sure early compared to last year when I was sitting in the bathroom feeling all rejected with a razor blade waiting to open a vein if that Google gift didn't show up the day before xmas.....

Just kidding, I use an electric razor, and it showed up :)

Tonight, the knock at the door came and it was the Fedex Santa once again bringing goodies to all the good boys and girls that shoved AdSense in their visitors faces all year long.

Everyone knows I've been naughty, but this gift sure is nice!

The gift specs are as follows:

* 3.6 inch TFT digital photo frame
* 960 x 240 TFT screen, 16 mega-color
* Picture: JPG format
* Audio: MP3, WMA, WAV and records WAV itself
* Video: ASF only
* Media: Internal memory and SD card, comes with sample slideshow in memory
* USB 1.1 interface
* Power: 4 AA batteries or USB 5V or AC/DC power adapter

All I can say, in my best Borat accent, is...
"IT'S VERY NIIIIIICE! I LIKE! HIGH 5!"

Thank you Google, well done ;)

Happy Holidays to everyone at Google and especially AdSense Advisor, Matt Cutts, Adam Lasnik, Vanessa Fox, Brian White, Phoebe Ho, or as Santa would call her, Phoebe HO! HO! HO! and if I missed anyone I'm sorry, you'll just have to send me hate mail.

Oh yes, Happy Thanksgiving to all you turkeys too ;)

[edited by: incrediBILL at 3:51 am (utc) on Nov. 23, 2006]

3:56 am on Nov 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hopefully they ship something to Australia this year.
Would be nice. All sounds good.
4:46 am on Nov 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Do they only send gifts to members making more than $10,000 a month?
5:22 am on Nov 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Do they only send gifts to members making more than $10,000 a month?

I guess so. I never got anything from them (except a phone call begging me to put AdSense on our websites).

Happy Holidays!

5:54 am on Nov 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Nope, I don't make $10K yet w/AdSense, got close, no cigar.
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From what I gather, it's just random.

We push alot of quality traffic through the Google Adsense publisher program and have done so for a fairly long time now on a consistent basis.

Haven't seen no gift here. Not last year at least, or whenever they started to send out christmas goodies. Don't know if it's because I'm located down under or whatever. Not that it really matters.

Google's continued payments to publishers is a gift that's good enough for me. ;)

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i received a gift parcel last year.

1. USB memory stick
2. a small mouse
3. USB light
4. USB hub

6:19 am on Nov 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Time to start up my annual GoogleGift Whine™!
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PS We want a picture of your picture frame!

Then, put the picture on the picture frame, and take another picture!

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I'm in the US, don't make 10K a month but more like 1.5K a month, and don't think I've ever seen a google gift. I know I definitely didn't last year, I was all pumped up hearing about it here, and was on the lookup for it. Oh well.
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Oh yes, Happy Thanksgiving to all you turkeys too

Did you have any particular "Turkeys" in mind ;)

Shouldn't have asked that - whoops!

The gift certainly sounds nice though. I'd love one!

[edited by: FortySomething at 7:21 am (utc) on Nov. 23, 2006]

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All I want for Christmas is to get fair pay. I've recently enjoyed a perfectly legitimate traffic boost and for a couple of days everything was good. Now that I'm down to normal traffic levels, suddenly I'm giving away adspace at less than a cent per click with an abysmal CTR and that has more than offset the few good days. It's nice that Google courts the big sites, but us small time publishers need some love too. If someone has an idea how to make some money from >10k visits/month to a site with PR from 5 to high 6, all organically grown, I would be interested in that too.
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Last year I've been naughty. This year I've behaved slightly better. After joining Adsense for more than 2 years, today is the first time I released payment all because they sent me an email today to let me know about this weird feature called PIN number. Not because I have less than US$100. My intention was to wait until I've accumulated US$10,000.

Last year, while every kid in the neighborhood received Christmas gifts from Santa Googlaus, I received nothing. I looked at them with envy in my heart. This year, I don't think I will receive anything from Santa. Probably he doesn't even know that I exist. I am just a small timer. A nobody in Adsense club.

I have no Adsense toy to show off to other kids this Christmas. I am not asking for expensive toys. A T-shirt with Google logo is enough to make me happy as I will definitely walk all over the place to show it to other kids hoping that I could deceive others into thinking that I am one of those smart Googlers working at Mountainview. :{ Very sad. Cry........

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Maybe this will be the year that ASA will lead Santa Google to the Island of Misfit Publishers, who have never received a Google gift, and bring joy to all :)

ASA with your mind so bright, will you guide Santa Google's FedEx plane tonight?

Hey, what's that light in the sky! Oh, just another sleigh :(

/editted/

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Speaking of lights, I have a couple of those Google pens that light up in a rainbow of colors. Had to buy them myself. Now I can't find ink refills for them anywhere which makes them rather useless. Still, they're fun to play with.

A t-shirt would be good. Real good. XL in case of shrinkage.

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google....gifts?...what its all about ..ok i dont belong here! sorry
7:33 pm on Nov 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I am waiting since last year!
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Does it have a phot of the fridge on it?
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Hmm... 3.6 inch photoframe?

They gave me a brand new ferrari!

.... or maybe not!?
They have a few days until christmas anyway

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That was a lot to go through just to call us all turkeys! ;)

Great authors always write the end of the story first.

Just don't let your cat hurl on it. (I read your Blog)

[edited by: TheTraveler at 9:01 pm (utc) on Nov. 23, 2006]

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I've been with AS since late 2003... I missed the 2003 gift (don't even remember what it was, but I joined late enough in the year that this was not a surprise) but I got the mood radio in 2004 and the mobile USB pack in 2005. Hopefully I'm still on their list for 2006! :-)
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Last year I was below 2k and received my USB candy.

But I didn't received the mini fridge that was sent sometime this year.

Will I receive this cool frame?

Enrique

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First Year: Nothing

My Second year, I received the Google light radio(<snip>)

Third Year: Nothing :( BOOHOO(when others received USB memory stick and mouse)

This year: Hoping and praying for the new picture frame :) BEGS!

[edited by: engine at 11:31 am (utc) on Dec. 21, 2006]
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8:03 am on Nov 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Has anyone received a toy in asia? Every year, I have been waiting for any gift from google but nothing except a christmas card that was locally sent. I would love to have the photo frame.
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Can we pinpoint what you need to do to get on the gift list? It'd be nice to know what I need to do.

Plus, does anyone get the gifts outside the US?

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In UK and received the USB stuff last year. Never go the fridge - still hopeful....:)
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it's too random like (smartpricing), i wont have anything :'( cries.
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So, what is the deal with the Google gifts? How much do you have to be making?

Last year I got no gift, but wasn't making much... maybe $400/mo... this year its about 7x that...

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Has anyone got a gift making less than, say, $2k/month?
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Yes, read my post above. I make less than 2k per month and last year I received my USB gift package.

Hope to receive something this year.

Enrique

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