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July 10, 2006

10 Effortless Ways For Google To Get Attention

What can Google do to make everyone talk about Google? It can launch a product, have a press release, hire someone famous, or do something much simpler, that will guarantee one or two days of blog discussions, Digg comments and Slashdot declamatory opinions:

1. Create a new entry in robots.txt. Garrett Rogers will notice that.

2. Post a blog entry and remove it in a couple of minutes. Some Bloglines users will notice it and spread the word.

3. Buy a new domain, something like googletravel.com. I can see the blog titles: "Google Travel - Sky is the Limit".

4. Add a comment in Google Video's code about global warming. There's always someone checking the latest version of the code.

5. Change the arrows from the navigation of Google search.

6. Push a new design for a small number of users.

7. Put a strange link at the bottom of Google News. The link will go to a secret Google project.

8. Let Google's Eric Case create a new blog on BlogSpot: googlemusic.blogspot.com and link it from his profile.

9. Change the font of the top message from Google Cache.

10. Remove the beta label from a product like Google Toolbar 4.

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