Mar 13 2008
Our receptionist put a call through today which she announced “I have M____ from Google on the line”.
A call from Google is one that you probably should take right? Could be something to do with your AdWords or AdSense account, or something even more exciting.
When the call came through I asked M_____ whether I could help with the enquiry. She said I couldn’t, as she’s been talking to someone else about our advertising. So I took a message for the person to call M_____ from “Google” (I checked twice, but stopped short of getting her to spell it ) and the number to return her call.
It turns out the call was not from Google at all, but from a company called Yodel™. Yodel are an authorised Google AdWords reseller (the first one authorised in Australia, so their about page tells me), and a Google AdWords qualified company.
I just wonder if “authorisation” extends to presenting oneself as an employee of Google?
You agree and must notify your customers that you are not employed, endorsed or approved by, or a contractor of, Google or any of its affiliates. PARTICIPATING IN THE GOOGLE ADVERTISING PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM IS A PRIVILEGE THAT MAY BE TERMINATED BY GOOGLE AT ANY TIME FOR ANY OR NO REASON.