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Well this Google Offers integration really is utter crap

Posted in: General by Richard Hearne on May 17, 2013
Internet Marketing Ireland

 They show offers which are US only, and then I discover their Offers site – more shite.

I go to /offers/ and they list "Your Favourite Brands".  No idea where they pull this shit from, but apparently I have 13 favourite brands. All are US brands, absolutely none of which I've ever visited or interacted with. The fact that I live on the other side of the planet doesn't seem relevant.  I hope none of these brands are paying per action…

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  1. Yep, 13 favourite brands ;(

    Comment by Pe lagic — May 17, 2013 @ 8:38 pm

  2. 13 for me as well. I'm in the US but they are not relevant at all.

    Comment by Rob Wagner — May 17, 2013 @ 8:44 pm

  3. Default brands to start with… It learns as it goes. ;-)

    Comment by Sasch Mayer — May 17, 2013 @ 9:54 pm

  4. It might be a good idea for Google to teach it to tell non-US users to go away… It won't be learning much from me :)

    Comment by Richard Hearne — May 17, 2013 @ 9:57 pm

  5. Yeah… Seems like someone didn't think this through all the way… One of the shortcomings of metrics-driven nerds. ;-)

    Comment by Sasch Mayer — May 17, 2013 @ 10:19 pm

  6. It is perhaps somewhat ironic that I'm currently sitting in on a session preaching better UX. ;-)

    Comment by Sasch Mayer — May 17, 2013 @ 10:21 pm

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