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Google Got Me Again

| Monday April 1st, 2013 | 4 Comments
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41 Astronauts looking at TriplePundit! Oh, wait.

Google is famous for its insidious April Fool’s pranks – just clever enough to get you excited for their new product, be it Google Nose, Google Maps in 8-Bit, or Gmail Tap, which turns your keyboard into a 2 button morse code system.

This year was no different, except I got really and truly taken – just for a second. The key to a good April Fools joke is knowing your audience. And if there’s anything Google knows about web publishers, it’s that we obsessively track our traffic. So imagine my excitement when I saw the spike in readers coming from – what – the International Space Station. The bubble bounces around the globe, just like the real ISS.

But guess what those crazy Cosmonauts are looking at:

Astronauts, now over Australia!

Astronauts, now over Australia!

Well played Google Analytics team.

Did you get pwned this year? What’s your favorite Google prank?


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  1. April 01, 2013 at 13:53 pm PDT | Nick Aster writes:

    Shucks…. I was about to write something on my roof welcoming the space men!

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  2. April 01, 2013 at 17:15 pm PDT | Vince B writes:

    I was seriously expecting to see a post from you guys saying that you had signed a new corporate sponsor like Exxon-Mobile, Atlantic Richfield Oil Co or Genghis Khan and were now changing the 3P logo to Plunder, Pillage, Profit. Maybe next year? Personally I tried to convince both readers of my site that I had gone off the loony end, but they didn’t bite.

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