Santa Google has limited gifts for 2008 Christmas!

One of the thread answered by AdsenseAdvisor says:- “We really appreciate the work you all put into building great sites. However, we feel that gift-giving is not the most appropriate gesture this year given the current global economic climate. I know you may be disappointed, but I hope you can understand our efforts to be fiscally responsible in these times.

With all these, some publishers are reporting that they have received gifts from Google.
Here are some of the pictures posted in that same forum.

The gift package are said to be arrived via UPS and included Shirt, a Mug, a Pen, a Mouse Pad and Paper with Google Logo.
But some of them got only the Mug(Better then nothing!).

Each Christmas Google use to send such gifts to some of its selected publishers and advertiser(maybe for those who earn them a lot), but for this(2008) Christmas Google thinks not to spend more(to cut down its budget, due to global economic crisis!). So we think it will limit the gifts only to its top most publishers and advertisers. At the most it may send some greetings to other selective publishers and advertisers.
Above gift images look great. It may be lot cheaper in terms of cost, but gifts are gifts and are usually priceless.
If you want to get something from Google, then get GMail stickers by sending them stamped, self addressed envelops.

Google Goodies and Goodness

On Thurs, Mar 20 2008 I had got an email from Inside-AdSense group.Pretty old story right? Still just wanted to share some of the things with you guys.
The email said that- they would send 1 or 2 oz of sticker goodness to all adsense publishers from their office in California via standard U.S. mail.

The email also said that- “The stickers are designed for laptops, but they’ll work just as well for placement on mugs, skateboards, or temporarily on a shirt. (Note: turning a pal into a walking Google ad without their knowledge is not recommended.)”

Google-Adsense-StickersI was excited(who wouldn’t be), because we were to get something original, something from Google which we can touch and feel(not just the html/java code badge to place it in our website/blog).
So I went on reading further… said that we need to send them a self-addressed, stamped envelope with enough postage.ok now thats not a great deal.I just spent less then an hour and 0.25$ to send it to them.Not a big amount, atleast for those who are adsense publishers.

And the email also said that – “Send your envelope, along with
a note if you’d like”.Now it wouldn’t cost anything extra to send the note.It would still cost me only 0.25$ to send the post.So why not give it a try?
I desided and wrote these notes to Google:-

Thanks Google for provoiding such an opportunity to earn by doing what we love.
Here are some of my suggestions:-

1.Allow adsense publishers to transfer the money they have earned to their adword account.This will help those with no credit cards to have adword account, hence there will be drastic increase in number of adword customers.

2.Allow adsense publishers to transfer the money to the Google Checkout account(Another service of Google that provoids service similar to paypal ).

3.And integrate a shopping mall into our account from where we can buy things using our adsense earnings.This lets Google to start a Shopping mall service with millions and millions of ready made customers.

4.And also create a service using which adsense publishers can invest the money earned from adsense to Google or some other Shares.Here Google will invest our money, and we will not invest it directly, so there will be no problem.
But at that time I didn’t know that Investing for other country share will be an hinderence to our countries economy growth.So please invest in your country itself.Ofcourse there will be many foreign companies shares in each country.But they will pay the tax to your country.

5.Also send one Adsense sticker to each adsense publisher while sending his first check, to keep him cheered.

6.And please invite me to use these services, if you implement it as a Beta service in the future!

Now I can remember only 6 points which I sent them…..
After sending it to google I was waiting with excitement…and the post with those stickers came to my door steps on April 09 2008.Guess what…I had 5 Google Adsense stickers and a Google business card and a note stapled on the postcover(leave it, it was to inform the post office people that the post already had Indian stamps on it, which I had sent to Google.).


On the business card it was written – ” Hi Satish, Thanks for your note and your ideas! .I will pass themon to our product teams here.Enjoy your stickers┬á­čÖé –Arlene”.

If you have not know about these and still want to get those stickers, then you can just try your luck.Here is the link to official announcement about Google Adsense stickers.

Now we should really thank Google, because they sent Stickers to everyone who requested it.They did’nt send it to selected publishers(Joke!).

I had thought to conduct a seminar about adsense.In my place people (Dads and mom) have never heard anything like adsense.When teenagers ask — Dad, I want to earn from home, through adsense using my internet.

Dad: Shut up! and read for the exams.

When such is the situation, I just used these stickers in a good way.I had put them on walls, in the lift, near entrance door etc.By now people have read the name Google Adsense.Now it would be nice to start a seminar about it.

After my seminar, almost all elder people at my place know about Adsense.It has went from mouth to  mouth and now almost all people know it.I made proper use of those stickers.

Another important and inspiring thing to note is, Google printed all those Adsense stickers and business card using recycled papers.Google is also involved in donating huge money whenever there is a need Ex:- cyclone relief efforts in Myanmar (Burma) and in China.

Google does lot of good things along with its business, but still there are many people who just say that Google is a evil.And they try to pinch the money from Google whenever possible, by some law suits.And there are many people climing that they have broke the security of Google adsense.I would like to tell one thing, “Breaking things isn’t a great thing.Constructing is a great thing.Let those people build another service like adsense(which is bread and butter for many people arround the world), and let them build the reputation that Google has earned in this short term.”

So lets support Google by using all their good services..My Cheers to Google.

Do you also think the same way about Google or do you have a separate story to tell? please share it in the comment section.