Just before switching hosts, I noticed that I could get a free $75 Google Adwords voucher from my old webhost. My mother taught me never to be wasteful, so I decided to redeem the voucher by signing up for Google Adwords, even though I do not really have any site to advertise.
Or… well, not that big, but we need some drama, okay?
It turns out that Google is a very nice and quiet company when you use their products as a consumer; paying nothing for anything. However, when you sign up for their ad network, Google’s source of income, it’s like accidentally stepping into an empty clothing story with 10 sales people swarming around you.
“Can I help you, sir?”
“What are you looking for, sir, can I be of any assistance?”
Or, in Google’s case: “I notice you’ve come into our store, sir, but you do not appear to be buying anything, is something wrong? Is there anything I can do to change, to make you spend some money here? I would love to do it. Because we would really like your business, sir. Please give us some business. Here is my home number, so that if you change your mind, or you have any doubts whatsoever you can call me. Even if it’s the middle of the night, sir, call me. Please call me?”
Be careful what store you step into.