Nexus 7 ad hits the Google homepage

There are a ton of different ways to market a product online, but there is some very precious ad space that has rarely been used. It’s only the bottom of the most visited website on all of the internet — And guess what’s sitting there?

A nice, simple ad for the Nexus 7. Without a traditional retail launch here in America they have to find a way to get more eyes on the Google Play Store without running traditional TV ads.

I’d say this is a pretty damned good way to go about doing that. Head over to to see for yourself, and let’s hope this helps launch the Nexus 7 into a stratosphere unimaginable by us to date.

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TAGS: Nexus 7 2012

  • wtpanos

    took em long enough

  • paco cornholio

    Jeez, what an ugly ad. After seeing it I loved my Nexus 7 just a little less.

    • niuguy

      Totally disagree. I think it’s perfect.

    • Ben Kapferer

      …Really? I thought the ad was perfectly suitable.

      • paco cornholio

        The community here seems to agree with you, but FWIW here are my reasons:
        * The ad is for a beautiful device, but the text is very plain, and without any proportion, font or positioning that would make the ad attractive.
        * The ad doesn’t convey any emotion that would make a non-fan want to explore further. “The playground is open”…. ??? We know what a playground Nexus 7 is, but would you be curious just from looking at Google’s ad?

        The best part about the ad is that the device seems to be peeking from a pocket, and pocketability is something Nexus 7 does well and iPad can’t do at all.

        • renGek

          Anything on that page that has the slightest movement will get someone’s attention. You can’t miss it because all the time you are there its big empty real estate. Then all of a sudden something is moving.

    • No_Nickname90

      Everybody who’s saying this ad is perfect probably doesn’t have a custom image. I hate how it’s just thrown on there.

      • Jayrock

        your machine looks like mine.

        • No_Nickname90

          And here I thought I was unique.

      • ari_free

        whoops they forgot that you don’t have to have a white background.

  • EasyEEE

    Might as well. Can’t believe they haven’t sooner. Or add it into their logo like they do on holidays or special occasions.

  • Aliaksei Feshchanka

    My local Walmart have Nexus 7 in stock, but it’s not on the display for casual customers! You can find iPad, Kindle, Nook, but they are hiding Nexus 7 for some reason.

    • Jack Dean


  • NexusMan

    Traditional TV ads are being run by Google in the US. I see it every day.

    • renGek

      It was running during the olympics. I have seen quite a few spots of it recently as well.

  • Andrew torres

    Its making me want to buy the tablet already…I have read about it and the whole nine, Reviews read, specs read…not one desire….but I know i have 200 hundred extra sitting in the bank and TODAY is the day my mind is saying to get it.

  • No_Nickname90

    How sinister. Imagine how much money any other company will have to pay to get a space right there.

  • PhishyKris

    Had mine since launch day and love it. It’s my go to device for everything around the house. Got the 16g and while I wish I had a bit more storage it doesnt bother me that much.

  • eric d

    Clearly this is Google’s way of showing apple that they too are susceptible to monopolistic behavior. In otherwords, google mad at Samsung verdict, google smash ipad, google use market power like apple….eye for an eye friends…that’s all this is.

  • YellowSnow

    Well, I can’t believe I did it but I checked out the ad and ended up following the link and bought the 16gb model! Google owes Phandroid a commission :)