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Prety cool, it made my kids' eyes light up to see Dad getting a gift from Google.
My question: For the USB card, is all the functionality in the little swing-out USB connector? It would be more useful if I could just break it off and use it like that, without the rest of the "credit card", but I don't want to make it not work anymore.
Has anyone tried this?
It would be more useful if I could just break it off and use it like that, without the rest of the "credit card", but I don't want to make it not work anymore.
Don't do it. I just pulled the Google sticker off and I see that the actual memory is contained in the main part of the card... oh well.
With 13 computers at home, the USB card only fits in 3 of the computers....
Last year, no gift, no card. My Adsense earnings had slumped after the Google Dance that slammed my traffic.
This year I get a card, no gift. My traffic had come back a bit as I was given credit for the longevity factor in search rankings at Google.
Why is when their search engine fiddles with my traffic, resulting in less Adsense revenue, I get double penalization with their parnter gifts?
After all, they are the one who provides 85% of my traffic. My Adsense loss in revenue is directly tied to their meddling with the algo which I can only knee-jerk react to, and only see gains to off-set over time.
So, no, I'm not feeling too cheery regarding the ho, ho holiday antics of the Big G.
I honestly think they're cheezy, sleazy, untrustworthy and arrogant. So, for a big multi-national corporation, nothing new.
I am getting them something for Christmas, though. All new YPN ads on my site (already making almost as much as G on about 1/10th of the pages).
The gadgets are not that important to me, but it feels nice - it's flattering - to be noticed. So add me as one more datapoint to the board's ongoing (though usually futile) effort to determine Google's M.O. ;-)
The mood radio was my favorite (though it eats batteries like a fat man eats a Vegas buffet...). I guess I prefer silly gifts over the functional.
We are a mid-5 figure earner, have been for the past 2 years.
All I can think of is that we didn't grow that much this year?
I read in a Google forum elsewhere that a six-figure earner didn't get her gift this year either, after 2 years of gifts.
Is our relationship with Google being taken for granted now?