$100 in Google Adwords

We honestly don't know why Google keeps on sending us so many free certificates for $100 in Google AdWords for new users, but we will take them. As usual, we will raffle off the certificate to a colleague (freelancers only, please) who answers one question correctly. We will e-mail the access code to the winning person so he or she can get started with Google AdWords. The certificate expires March 31, 2012.

Here's the question: where was this picture taken? Hint: it was taken in the continental U.S. Give us the state/city/area, and you will win the prize!


Kenny Cargill on February 16, 2012 at 10:29 PM said...

Imperial sand dunes in California? Say somewhere off I-8 near El Centro?

Tatjana Dujmic said...

Hi there Judy and Dagy

it sure looks like the sand dunes in Death Valley National Park, CA to me. Am I right? :-)

A wonderful place!


Judy Jenner and Dagmar Jenner on February 17, 2012 at 9:02 AM said...

@Kenny: Unfortunately, that's not it, but you are very close!

Judy Jenner and Dagmar Jenner on February 17, 2012 at 9:03 AM said...

@Tatjana: Yes, you are absolutely right! Great job -- you are the winner. We will send you the access code right away. Winning is fun, isn't it?

Thomas Gruber on February 17, 2012 at 2:07 PM said...

Google sends the free certificates because the Google Advertising Programs is based on an auction system. If more users bid on a keyword the the ads get more expensive.

1. They whant to get new customers. And as a lot of certificate receivers share them among others Google gets what they want.

2. As users of free certificates are not very price sensetive they drive the prices for ads torwards higher prices because of the auction system.

As long as there is no real competition on ecommerce ads (facebook serves largely a different market) google has the licence to print money :-)

Thomas Gruber on February 17, 2012 at 2:10 PM said...

By the way, we had so much fun in the sand dunes in Death Valley :-)

Judy Jenner and Dagmar Jenner on February 25, 2012 at 9:45 AM said...

@Thomas: ah, that makes total sense. Thanks for that awesome explanation. And yes, we had SO MUCH fun -- what a great day trip to DV!

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