Google is notorious to send out AdWords gift cards to anyone they see is a fish. I’m not a big fan for PPC. PPC is a total rip off for businesses. Specially for small businesses who just keep sinking money in Google’s pocket thinking that it will bring them business.
The reason why these gullible small business fall in Google AdWords is that they have no idea what SEO is all about. They think SEO is also paid and that you have to pay to Google to get your website appear in top ranking. If you don’t trust my words then ask any person in the street who is not a geek and doesn’t know SEO. Ask if they know how come some of the sites appear in the top of Google search result while others don’t. The most common answer will be that you have to pay to Google to appear there.
Coming back to the redeeming Google Adwords Gift Card. I received £100 gift card today so decided to give it a try to check how realistic these gift cards are.
The £100 gift came with a string attached – To be used only with existing account. That is interesting. Most often Google sends out gift cards to anew business to lure them. This is first time I’ve received a gift card for existing account.
However at first I didn’t read the condition and assumed that it must be for new account, so I went ahead and created a new account. But while writing this post I checked the condition again and saw that it has to be used with existing account. Humm!! I almost blew up £100.
Billing -> Preferences
Scroll down to the end of page and you will find the Promotional Code section.
Enter your redeem code as it is mentioned in the letter.
Luckily it worked for me ;)