Christmas Gift From Google – Part 2

I had just finished making the post about the Christmas gift Google sent me when the FedEx man came knocking on my door with another gift from Google! This gift is the long awaited Google picture frame. Not only does it display photos from your SD card, but it also plays MP3 and MP4 videos as well.

I can tell the Google AdSense team is trying to be very politically correct with this gift. There was not one mention of Christmas anywhere in the greeting card, which contain “Happy Holiday” and “Season’s Greeting” in over 20 languages.

This is the gift Google is sending all their domestic and international publishers. The picture frame includes an adapter plug that works in every country in the world. I’m going to place the frame on top of my living room fireplace. It should compliment the other picture frames and make for an interesting conversation piece.

No word on how much AdSense volume you must do in order to qualify for a gift from Google. Maybe the readers can help out on this one. If you received a gift, maybe you can tell us your monthly AdSense volume. It would be interesting to find the cut off level.






30 thoughts on “Christmas Gift From Google – Part 2”

  1. Rosie says:

    Those are some really snazzy gifts!

  2. Nick says:

    Is google sending this gift to all publishers?

  3. Dave says:

    Nick – no, per the post “No word on how much AdSense volume you must do in order to qualify for a gift from Google.”

    It’s for publishers that are doing large volumes….we’re just unsure of exactly where the cutoff level is.

  4. free gift!! sweeeettt!! i got a long way to go..

  5. Josh says:

    I got the card from Google, but there was no Fedex anywhere? I’m going to check if they somehow shrinked my picture frame and put it in the card.

  6. David Mackey says:

    I make around $125/mo. and haven’t received one.

  7. Stephen says:

    Still waiting for mine. I’m sure the minute they start emailing you on a semi-regular basis to work with you on stuff means that you’re on the right track πŸ˜‰

  8. ralphieb says:

    Anyone know if google send out card to all publisher? If they do, I havent receive mine so I still have a chance of getting this gift πŸ™‚

  9. David says:

    Can you take a photo of it in action?

  10. John Chow says:

    I’ll do better than that. I’ll take a video of it in action. Will later it later today.

  11. Gdog says:

    Nice!!! That thing is pretty sweet!

  12. JK says:

    “There was not one mention of Christmas anywhere in the greeting card, which contain β€œHappy Holiday” and β€œSeason’s Greeting” in over 20 languages.”

    In Swedish it was. πŸ™‚

    God Jul och Gott Nytt Γ…r = Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.

  13. Reckless says:

    Nice gift, i also have a picture frame like that (from philips though)

    most of the time i use it just to show some pictures to friend, you dont have to print them or use your pc.

  14. skintube says:

    Actually, it does say “merry christmas” on the card. 7th down on the right in Japanese it says exactly that in Japanese “Meri Kurisumasu”. – A NSFW site you meatbags!

  15. No picture frame for me (mope mope), unless the Italian postal service ate it. But I only got up to $100 a month recently.

  16. Andy says:

    Oh, to be one of the “big fish” and get this kind of holiday treatment!

  17. Nomar says:

    hehe good to see the dutch phrase is on top left πŸ˜€

  18. Aris says:

    I agree with skitube that the Katakana in the card says “Meri Kurisumasu”. John may have come into that conclusion since both the simplified and traditional Chinese versions are politically correct versions. Just wonder what are those words in that greeting in Korean?

  19. Aris says:

    Oops, sorry. Misspelled the skintube as skitube.

  20. Tyler says:

    Well I haven’t received a card nor a gift but then my adsense just passed $2 πŸ˜‰

    Woo me!

    Can’t wait for my invite to those crazy GoogleParties I keep hearing about!

  21. OneLoveNet says:

    Last year I got one… this year didn’t… πŸ™
    Anyway, I see from the card you received that the greeting is not added in the official language of my country… so maybe this is the case. They worried that I won’t understand what they mean. πŸ™‚

  22. Sweta says:

    I am from India and I earn about 10K but no gift since last 2 + years

  23. Sweta says:

    I am from India and I earn about 10K pm but haven’t received a card/gift. I guess it is meant for US and European clients only or place where XMAS is mostly celebrated. No other Indian publisher received the same.

    But I will say ‘thank you’ to google as I make good money from Adsense πŸ™‚

  24. $300+/month, but haven’t received anything πŸ™

    … very sad, since the frame would look great on my desk.

  25. Sweta says:

    Update: Just received my gift with card. This is first time they send to me :). However it went through custom and they did open by box and again repacked heh

  26. Andreas Bard says:

    From what I have read and experienced they also send it to people that spend big money on Adwords, so not only Adsense Publisher get it.

    // Andreas Bard

  27. Tomas M says:

    I received the picture frame as well, I made around $100K with AdSense during 2006.

    I don’t like this gift. I prefer to have better share-revenue! instead of sops…. πŸ™

  28. Tomas M says:

    a note about AdWords, yes I spend a lot of money on AdWords as well… So maybe this has nothing to do with AdSense income.

  29. Andy says:

    Still Waiting for My Gift πŸ™‚
    Not expecting anything though – a AdSense check would be nice πŸ™‚

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