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Google Blimps Raise Roof on Advertising

April 1st, 2011

Google April Fools PrankTake your Internet Marketing efforts to new heights – literally. Today, Google announced a new extension to their already popular AdWords platform, Google Blimps.

According to Google’s own release,”gBlimps”* has been in the works for months, and is ready to take to the skies starting in May.

Visit Google Blimps* today to see how high your business can go!

Once we started using Blimps to advertise our blimps, our sales went through the roof!“, said Blimp Dealer, Rajeev N.

“This is too good to be true!” says Steve K., from Heavy Si.

And of course, it IS too good to be true.

UPDATE, Apr 2: Other 2011 April Fools pranks by Google

Gmail Motion* – Full-body, non-contact email.

Google Docs Motion* – Colaborate using your body.

Job Listing: Autocompleter* – Think you’ve got what it takes to second-guess browsers?

YouTube 1911* – Celebrating the top 5 viral pictures of 1911.

Some, like a font change, Google Body Browser replaced by Google Cow and others, were one-day pranks and have since been discontinued.

(* links removed, as Google has taken these down)

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