Google Gears Up For The Holidays

    November 3, 2009

It’s getting to be that time of year during which people grow much nicer and more family-oriented.  Or much more rude and antisocial.  Whatever.  Either way, Google’s making a special effort to ensure that it isn’t put out of mind over the next couple of months.

First up is the search giant’s offer to help out around Thanksgiving.  A post on the Official Google Docs Blog claimed, "A Google Site is a great way to let everyone know what to bring, provide directions, organize flight arrival times and even plan some post-Thanksgiving events, like football marathons or a little exercise to burn off those pumpkin pie calories."

This seems like OCD overkill, perhaps (plus there’s the issue of whether older family members know how to deal with the Web), but is harmless enough.

Then there’s the development that might do a measurable bit of good.  Over on the Inside AdWords blog, new holiday ad templates were announced.  They look nice, and could attract extra eyes and clicks, earning people some money just when they probably need it most.

Google’s almost sure to make more announcements as Thanksgiving and Christmas draw closer, too, so stay tuned.

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