Free Advertising at Best Buy

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I have found a fantastic way to utilize Google TV for free advertising...



Awesome!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author astnpwrz
    Woooww. Surprised no one thought of this yet. Best buy here I come.
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  • Profile picture of the author vip-ip
    Here's a BlueFart thought: make a script that shows BestBuy.com as the home page, after 60 seconds redirects to your site

    Originally Posted by pondering the future

    Employee: Boss, I don't know what's wrong with this thing, every once in a while it goes to this one site!
    Boss: Nonsense, Johnson! Just hit the HOME button! See?
    Employee: Watch ...
    (20 seconds later) Boss: Nothing's happening, Johnson, get back to work.
    (40 seconds later) Employee: Boss, look!
    Boss: Stop @# with me, Johnson!
    BlueFart techniques: keeping the trend of unemployment in America ... one Best Buy store at a time.

    Best Regards,
    vip-ip ...

    P.S.: what the hell? Black--Hat is automatically made into BlueFart now??
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    • Profile picture of the author whiteshadow1890
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      Originally Posted by vip-ip View Post

      Here's a BlueFart thought: make a script that shows BestBuy.com as the home page, after 60 seconds redirects to your site



      BlueFart techniques: keeping the trend of unemployment in America ... one Best Buy store at a time.

      Best Regards,
      vip-ip ...

      P.S.: what the hell? Black--Hat is automatically made into BlueFart now??
      Isn't that a black hat method, and if it is, you will get BANNED by Google
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      • Profile picture of the author paulie888
        Originally Posted by whiteshadow1890 View Post

        Isn't that a black hat method, and if it is, you will get BANNED by Google
        Ok, it sounds like you're a little confused here. We're not talking about tricking Google in any way, just installing a script on a computer at a physical store!
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  • Profile picture of the author Rich Struck
    We do the same thing! lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
    I was buying my wife a laptop so we were there for about an hour as see picked out the "prettiest" one and it was still up when I left.
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    • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
      LOL, It's like spamming Best Buy.
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      :)

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  • Profile picture of the author JoshuaZamora
    HAHAHAHA Very clever!
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  • Profile picture of the author WD Mino
    Shannon,
    now that is what I call thinking outside the box.
    Now if you get a sale that would be even better:p
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  • Profile picture of the author scott33
    I would of slapped a CPA offer up there
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Wells
    Originally Posted by Shannon Herod View Post

    I have found a fantastic way to utilize Google TV for free advertising...



    Awesome!!!
    Looks like a great Fivver request. Just request as many of these as you can in as many major cities or towns that you can...
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    • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
      Originally Posted by Steve Wells View Post

      Looks like a great Fivver request. Just request as many of these as you can in as many major cities or towns that you can...
      That's actually a really good idea.

      Shannon
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    • Profile picture of the author paulie888
      Originally Posted by Steve Wells View Post

      Looks like a great Fivver request. Just request as many of these as you can in as many major cities or towns that you can...
      Now that would be a great idea, especially if you could persuade them to do 2-3 stores for $5 - that would barely even cover gas expenses, but you never know - some people might be willing to do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesRiley
    I do this at the apple store all the time. I just set all the computers to my site then leave. ha!
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  • Profile picture of the author kiloh
    You guys must have slow best buy employees, here in California, once you change their settings, it'll be back to stock within minutes...
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  • Profile picture of the author Mohammad Afaq
    LOL, I am so doing this at all of my local best buys tomorrow
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    • Profile picture of the author RichMag
      I almost spilled coffee all over my keyboard laughing at this. Just brilliant!!! I cant believe no one else has thought of this.
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      • Profile picture of the author paulie888
        Originally Posted by RichMag View Post

        I almost spilled coffee all over my keyboard laughing at this. Just brilliant!!! I cant believe no one else has thought of this.
        This sort of thing will be mostly hit and miss though, it'll ultimately depend on how long the Best Buy staff slack off before changing the URL back to the default one.

        Paul
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        • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
          The great thing is this was a very busy Best Buy in Tampa Florida. So, I got some pretty good exposure for over an hour at least :-)
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          • Profile picture of the author paulie888
            Originally Posted by Shannon Herod View Post

            The great thing is this was a very busy Best Buy in Tampa Florida. So, I got some pretty good exposure for over an hour at least :-)
            Shannon, it sounds like you hit them at just the right time - I know that during peak periods, the sales people tend to get very busy and don't have the time to tend to mundane things like this.
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  • Profile picture of the author donxdeme
    excellent, very creative!
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  • Profile picture of the author stormdore
    Very creative, indeed!!! I'd love to know if you get clients based on your websites at Best Buy. Too bad the nearest Best Buy is an hour away from me. I guess that's the price for living on "Wilderness Rd" (very descriptive, if you get my meaning)

    Terri
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  • Profile picture of the author Charlotte Jay
    LMAO! This is a brilliant idea. I can't believe I didn't think of it. Did you get any hits to your site?
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    • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
      Originally Posted by Charlotte Jay View Post

      LMAO! This is a brilliant idea. I can't believe I didn't think of it. Did you get any hits to your site?
      There really is now way to track it. But I did not see any significant increase in subscribers, but my numbers a too high to tell if that made an impact.

      I just thought it was cool to have my site up on a 42 inch screen in the middle of a crowded retail store.

      Shannon
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  • Profile picture of the author martbost
    One thing I noticed is that they reload the local security policy on the machines every five minutes in Best Buy. The great thing is that they have the Local Policy file sitting in the root of the "C" Drive. Just have a version of it copied to a flash drive along with a batch file to reset it and deploy to each machine with a USB port. Once you do run the batch file to load the new policy and you're set! Every five minutes, it will reload the policy and your page will be the default home page on the browser...I know, it's a little devious, but it is fun and harmless.

    Just rinse and repeat and before you know it, you have an army of ads running all over the place!
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  • Profile picture of the author trishworks4u
    Yes, my 12-yr old son and I do that at Best Buy here all the time. we put up my "money site" on all of the laptops when we go in there.

    (we thought we were so clever) :rolleyes:
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