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#1 Shayla

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 08:52

In a move that will surprise few, Apple is purchasing advertisements against searches on Google such as ?download windows 7b>,” anindows 7 download<d.”

Those are actually different searches, by the way. They generate about 5 million different listings than each other.

Apple must be paying exorbitant prices for the space, and probably making few sales against someone already looking to move up the Windows food chain. That aside, it is fun to see Apple talk smack with its 30 billion dollar bank account and ad-bomb Redmond.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 08:59

Oh Apple please stop.
I'm becoming embarrassed when i use your products...

#3 Xire

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:03

Not working for me. Got a lot of torrent links, but no apple ;)

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:05

Err, I tried this on Google (on multiple country sites) and didn't see this on any - used different combinations too like "Buying Windows" "Download Windows" "Downloading Windows" with Vista, 7 and XP as additional keywords.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:08

So rather than positively promote their own products they decide to play the inferior little whiney bitch approach.

Typical Apple then.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:08

Not only does it not work, but on that exact same search, I get 137,000,000 hits, not 136.

I call fake.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:10

It's not fake..

I type "download Windows 7" in Google and I get the same thing pointing to Apple.com/get a mac link.. second or 3rd link in the advertiser space.

It might be just US.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:12

Well, whilst I may be in the UK, it doesn't do it from the Google US site for me.

How many hits did you get returned?

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:13

Screenshots, or it didn't happen.

#10 Denis W.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:13

Yeah, it's probably a US-only ad for the time being.

That said, I'll find this absolutely hilarious if they try buying ads on other search engines... such as Bing.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:14

Not only does it not work, but on that exact same search, I get 137,000,000 hits, not 136.

I call fake.

No, it seems the image was cropped. There's not even space for another digit after the "6".

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:14

Well, whilst I may be in the UK, it doesn't do it from the Google US site for me.

How many hits did you get returned?


137m for 'Windows 7 download' and 142m for 'download Windows 7.'

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:17

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FloatingFatMan: From UK as well and didn't show up here either so I just went to www.google.com via "hidemyass" and entered "download Windows 7" and got the above.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:21

So rather than positively promote their own products they decide to play the inferior little whiney bitch approach.

Typical Apple then.

You mean like this;
http://arstechnica.c...c-users-too.ars

Seriously, both sides are pretty rotten in the "throwing feces on the other" so I wouldn't go calling out either of them worse.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:22

Not only does it not work, but on that exact same search, I get 137,000,000 hits, not 136.

I call fake.



:pinch:

the image is cutting off the the last 6 zeros....