Google Buys Warrior Forum

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Read the Exciting Details Here Before the Media Announcement

I just completed a marathon session putting the final touches on a legal term sheet with my counterpart at Google, Jess Terfun, Esq., for Google to buy out the Warrior Forum.

As you might expect, the world's best forum about monetizing the Internet was too juicy a target for the world's largest Internet company to ignore.

Here are the primary details and what to expect:

- Within 90 days of today, April 1st, the great fools day, Google is to exchange stock worth $150 million in return for control of the forum. Although the majority of stock will be going to Allen, a separate fund is being set aside to pay stock to Warriors based on the number of posts they have as of yesterday. Final details will follow when percentages and numbers are confirmed.

(Note: Do NOT Spam the Forum to Bump Your Post Account. Posts Made Today Forward Do Not Count to Avoid Forum Abuses.)

- Forum accounts will be integrated with Google+ accounts.

- PM will become integrated with gmail.

- Google Checkout will become the standard method of making purchases through the forum.

- The Warrior Special Offers ("WSO") forum will be renamed the Google Only Offers Forum ("GOOF"). Forum sellers will be referred to as GOOFS.

If you have any private questions please contact moderator Paul Myers. My PM box does not have the capacity to handle the flood of expected questions.

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  • Profile picture of the author NoviIM
    Oh Yea lol.. I forgot what day it is today... Nice one
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  • Profile picture of the author Billy Levin
    GOOFS

    Seems legit.
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    You're a little late. The fools have already been at work and I'm now over them.

    Thanks anyway.
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  • Profile picture of the author renukoot
    :p Really - Its really the 1st April

    If its True - God 1st April will never be same as it is.
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  • Profile picture of the author The Copy Nazi
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    Brian...I didn't believe that thread title for a second but it got me thinking - What If Google really did buy the Warrior Forum? Would the Moderators get a Golden Handshake or Google stock? Would The Head Honcho retire to his private island in the middle of the Pacific and re-name it "WSO".
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    • Profile picture of the author spicer
      That was awesome. ROFL!!!
      Happy April 1st everyone!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author cbass1017
      Ha Ha! Fooled me (though it doesn't take much)! I woke the kids up this morning and told them we got 2 feet of snow so to run upstairs and grab some snow gear so we could go sled riding. They actually ran upstairs and started getting ready! It was propably like 5 minutes until one of them was smart enough to look out a window and see that it was a typical rainy spring day here in PA! Just had to have a little fun...
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      • Profile picture of the author Kev Stevenson
        This made me smile.
        1st post - welcome to WF...

        Originally Posted by cbass1017 View Post

        Ha Ha! Fooled me (though it doesn't take much)! I woke the kids up this morning and told them we got 2 feet of snow so to run upstairs and grab some snow gear so we could go sled riding. They actually ran upstairs and started getting ready! It was propably like 5 minutes until one of them was smart enough to look out a window...
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    That was brilliantly played @ Ap day..........
    the only person i feel sorry for right now is Paul Myers, he is inbox, God help lol.
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    • Profile picture of the author kevinzeo
      Great idea!lol....
      Happy day !
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      • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
        Waiting until today to post that was brilliant. Way to lull them into a false sense of security, Brian.


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  • Its true. I saw it on CNN today. No kidding.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hlatky
    The GOOF - I like it!
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  • Profile picture of the author zaco
    I cannot imagine Paul Myers on Google's team.. Matt cutts will be nothing compared to him lol **Sarcasm**
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  • Profile picture of the author Curtis2011
    Originally Posted by kindsvater View Post

    - Forum accounts will be integrated with Google+ accounts.
    Lol if this were true, I would rage so hard right now. Google Plus can go screw itself. I hate the way that Google tries to cram it down people's throats.
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  • Profile picture of the author Noel Cunningham
    You had me there a minute - good job

    I'll look forward to my stock options Lol
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Wow ... that's incredible news
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesrich1
    I almost forgot that it was April Fools day until I read your post. It seemed legit at first because Google is buying a ton of companies. I read the comments and saw that it was a joke. That is a pretty elaborate joke.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Gee ... so when does this start again?
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  • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
    Lol that was a good one but I can actually see it happening. Who knows but god I hope not ...
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    So, how much are we getting for high post counts?
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    • Profile picture of the author Emily B
      Haha, I might have fallen for it if you hadn't put the date in the first post. :p
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  • Profile picture of the author dan7123
    lol goof, happy April fools
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  • Is this a joke or real? Sounds like great benefits if its true!
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
    Come on, Mike. The lawyer's name wasn't an immediate chuckle?

    "Jess Terfun, Esq" - gotta love it. And who says lawyers are soulless creatures with no senses of humor?


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    PS: Well, okay. Lots of people say that, but it's an unfair generalization. 98% of lawyers make things bad for the other 2%...
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  • Profile picture of the author OmarK
    Glad there's still some humour left in this forum rather than the usual business-as-usual atmosphere I sometimes see here.
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    Remember - we're all moderators. Think of the power we will wield.
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  • Profile picture of the author MrDay
    I figured it would only be time until Google would try to get their hands on the WF. I mean since it's like leaps and bounds ahead of any other IM forum out there.

    So when was this transition going to take place again? I'm not to good at my math.

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  • Profile picture of the author geraldsoh
    Nice April Fool trick =P I like the term "GOOF"!
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  • Profile picture of the author wickeddarrell
    Originally Posted by TheBlogger View Post

    Seems legit. What is the date again?


    haha nice one
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  • Profile picture of the author JeremiahSay
    Ohh I heard it's YSO not Goof!! The date google gonna buy over this forum is 35th Tocumber 2012..
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  • Profile picture of the author Brendan Carl
    I actually believed this... until I realized what day it was. Wow, I'm gullible .
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  • Profile picture of the author Slaughter
    Yeah.. right.. We believe you all..

    Hope WF doesn't become too evil now.
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
      Ken,
      So the rumor that WF engineered a hostile takeover of Google isn't true.
      We tried. The plan was to sell it to Bing for $143. And a wombat.

      The deal fell through when some idiot at Bing leaked the news about the wombat. Apparently, Sergey doesn't think they should be kept as pets outside their natural habitat - a Barnes and Noble.


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  • Profile picture of the author jinglee
    What If Google really did buy the Warrior Forum? Would the Moderators get a Golden Handshake or Google stock? Would The Head Honcho retire to his private island in the middle of the Pacific and re-name it "WSO".
    Hypothetically speaking, if Google buys WarriorForum, then they are going to shut it down the next minute. Because they do not want people to discuss SEO right under their nose. And even if they have to, then they've got to do it on Google Groups...
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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      Originally Posted by jinglee View Post

      Hypothetically speaking, if Google buys WarriorForum, then they are going to shut it down the next minute. Because they do not want people to discuss SEO right under their nose. And even if they have to, then they've got to do it on Google Groups...
      Guess I should take some responsibility for perpetuating that theory :rolleyes:.
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  • Profile picture of the author sscot
    Google actually tried to buy WarriorForum 9 years ago. http://goo.gl/fv2aa
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan Parker
    Originally Posted by kindsvater View Post

    - The Warrior Special Offers ("WSO") forum will be renamed the Google Only Offers Forum ("GOOF"). Forum sellers will be referred to as GOOFS.

    Haha, that's hilarious.
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  • Profile picture of the author James B
    I like the april fools joke, seemed so legit til I read "goof" loll.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicolas simpson
    Nice one... it got me.. untill i started reading the comments i found out that it was fake indeed.

    With the constant growth of this forum anything is possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author HEDEON
    WHAAAAAT!

    HA HA - VERY FUNNY!
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  • I think this would have been more "real" appearing if there was some links or something back to Google announcing it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan Joseph
    Good one Brian. Especially the GOOF part. You almost had us!
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  • Profile picture of the author Casino Hire
    it got me for s second .. lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Isaiah Jackson
    Lol great post this was a good one, "GOOF" nice one B-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    That was awesome. You had me for a few seconds.....lol

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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Ogbin
    HAHAHAAAA!! this is brilliant and maybe could happen in the future.

    I will see the news in National Geographic or NASA TV

    You really awesome. It's a happy joke. Thank you
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    • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
      I hope Allen got a nice chunk of change :p

      thanks for the chuckle, Brian
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  • Profile picture of the author mish_h
    That is a very good one, you must do it again next year and see how many people you catch, I believed it for a moment
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