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As I was working on the wordpress conversion I spoke about yesterday I was on godaddy.com I noticed I had credits for advertising on google.com, facebook, and myspace.  Does myspace still exist??  OK maybe I shouldn’t knock them.  Anyhow, I set up adds for all 3.  Not a smooth road with Google though.  I go through setting up my add.  Then they tell me I will be charged a NON-REFUNDABLE $5 to start up my account.  OK whatever.  BS but I’ll do it.  So I click “next” or whatever.  Then I’m asked to enter my coupon code.  Note I already gave them the NON-REFUNDABLE $5.  THEN I find out my coupon code I got from godaddy is useless because I’ve had my google account too long.  OK granted it may have said something about that in some terms somewhere, but it’s google… what kind of terms could they have that I don’t agree with?  I click ok to the terms early on without reading them.  So now I’m not advertising on expensive Google and $5 has gone up in flames.   I did successfully use my coupon codes on Myspace and Facebook so HA to Google.  Still irritates me.  You know they do that intentionally to “get” people like me.  Go BING!

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3 Responses to “Advertisements”

  1. Sheila Says:

    Yep, they sure do! And, I guess it’s because they CAN – they are the biggest game in town.

    • yourpetstoreblog Says:

      Hi Sheila, yeah that stinks that companies are like that. They treat their customers however they want just because they can and they know we can’t make enough of an impact to matter. I never thought of this but, through only their popularity they almost have a manopoly on the search engine industry. That’s where people cater their site to and that’s where 90% of internet browsers go to search. I think they are and SHOULD be terrified of Bing though. Everything Bill Gates touches turns to gold. We’ll see what happens. 🙂 Thanks for coming by and leaving your input!

  2. luvndogz Says:

    Ha. You don’t even want to get me started on Google and their underhanded techniques. I hope Bing gives them a run for their money. I’d love to see a viable competitor.

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