Google Offers Free AdWords Shortcuts Stickers

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Running an advertising campaign is complicated enough without having to mentally assign new meanings to most of the buttons on your keyboard.  Google’s giving advertisers a hand, then, by offering them AdWords shortcuts stickers.

The stickers (see a mockup below) are meant to be applied to your keyboard.  Assuming your fingers don’t block your field of view, they should subsequently make it easier to figure out what key combos will let you go to the Ads group tab, for example, or select multiple rows within a table.

The stickers are free, and are available to AdWords advertisers in 22 countries for as long as supplies last.  About all you need to do to get a set is supply Google with your name and address.  (Although we should note that we have no idea how many stickers Google has on hand.)

This is reminiscent of a stunt Google pulled back in June; at that point, the search giant gave away laminated sheets of "Gmail ninja" tips.

It seems that Google’s trying to make everything just a little bit easier on users, perhaps on the theory that they’ll become heavier or more loyal users as a result.

Google Offers Free AdWords Shortcuts Stickers
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  • http://www.comparebargains.com/index.html No Mouse, never?

    No Mouse, never? I remember WordStar for DOS 4 this was all keystrokes .. Maybe Google have never heard of the Mouse as an input device :)

  • Guest

    I wish Google would concentrate on delivering decent search results instead. I’m sick of the PageRank algorithm where the rich get richer. It’s time for some real innovation. I now use ScrubTheWeb.com now that Yahoo! is delivering Bing results and Google using old technologies where the rich get richer. Thanks STW!

  • Sally

    I agree with the other posters. Google has created way too many useless tools. The only ones that benefit from anything Google is Google! Their search has gone down hill with all the same sites listed even though there are tens of thousands of new sites every day. Their toolbar, phone, adsense, webtools and so on are all for the benefit of Google to collect data and test new “adwords” algorithms. The more they know about you and your site, the more they can get you to spend money with them because people can’t find you in their search results because you are not yet popular. I checked out scrubtheweb and I can’t believe how much better they have become. I used their search years ago, but since they are not automatically in your browser’s search option, I completely forgot about them. They’ve really gotten good!

  • Sophie

    Well, ive just ordered my stickers.. if they ever actually arrive (with these royal mail strikes..) ill let you know what they’re like!

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