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Live blogging April Fools day 2008

By Patrick Altoft. at 11:00AM on Monday, 31 Mar 2008

Patrick is the Director of Strategy at Branded3 and has spent the last 11 years working on the SEO strategies of some of the UK's largest brands. Patrick’s SEO knowledge and experience is highly regarded by many, and he’s regularly invited to speak at the world’s biggest search conferences and events. Follow Patrick Altoft on Twitter.


29 Responses to “Live blogging April Fools day 2008”

  1. unclewilco says:

    The first one I have seen on

  2. Ken Jones says:

    Looks like Darren Rowse got the ball rolling with this one as soon as the clock struck twelve in Australia.
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    He’s already got loads of comments, ranging from the incredulous, to the dismissive, through to a number of people who’re disgusted that he would dare offer a service like this on their beloved Twitter, and quite a few who spotted the joke and called him on it straight away.
    Just waiting to see what Shoemoney has lined up for this year.

  3. Leigh de Joya says:

    Google has released its Google April Fool’s Search Engine found at

  4. Jason says:

    Hopefully my software launch today doesn’t get lost in April Fools pranks ;)

    P.S. Check out and your readers can use coupon code “APRFOOLS” for a 50% discount!

  5. Daniel says:

    Tim Ferris of the Four Hour Workweek posted this prank claiming that he had been outsourcing all his blog writing for the last year.

  6. Tim says:

    Google Australia has released a search engine which predicts the future. :-)

  7. Tim says:

    Link to Google Australia’s April Fools joke:

  8. [...] I have work to do (a host of new definitions, naturally) but Patrick Altoft is liveblogging April Fools Day 2008. Just check in with him to see what’s new. April Fool’s Day on the Web is doing a great [...]

  9. What about John Chow’s new John Chow Cola for bloggers, where he teamed up with Coca Cola? Haha.

  10. Alexandre says:

    An epistemology professor complains about Gmail’s Custom Time:

  11. Matt Jones says:

    I made one for 2 of my airsoft blogs that “airsoft has been banned totally in UK and Europe”. They have been written about in a few airsoft forums.

    Links to the posts:

  12. Jacob Cass says:

    Wonder if you can figure out what mine is? Check link in name.

  13. Lyndon says:

    YouTube has pulled a good one this year – go to and click on any of the featured videos :)

  14. Stropp says:

    It’s not in the make money online niche, but I put up an April Fools post in the other MMO niche (Massively Multiplayer Online games).

  15. Sucker says:

    Guess I’m late to the party!

    I posted one this morning:

    So far my two faves are from Tim Ferriss and Blog Commentator because they are right on the borderline of believable:

  16. Craig Dewe says:

    Thanks for the list Patrick, I was looking for other examples!

    Mine is: The Evil Genius Guide To Business

  17. [...] Next little investment was $168K for Daily Blog Tips and the Daily Network. I’ve known the owner Daniel for ages and thought it would be a cool addition to my network (full story over on DBT and Blog Storm). [...]

  18. Nuno Andrade says:

    Prime Furniture Source, a retailer of modern furniture, has gone completely green.

    Here is an excerpt from their press release:

    “Miami, April 1, 2008 — Like most of you, we at Prime Furniture Source have been hearing a lot about this new “going green” phenomenon. At first we didn’t know what to make of it, but if it’s good enough for Al Gore, then who are we to argue?”

  19. logosamurai says:

    Happy April Fool´s, EVERYONE! :)

  20. April Fool! says:

    [...] Patrick Altoft has a live blog of April Fools pages and pranks here. [...]

  21. spostareduro says:

    Happy April Fools Day :-)

    Learning SEO Basics on April Fools Day

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  23. Great list, I especially like the living on Mars one.

  24. [...] soon as it was in fact an April Fools prank. Pretty convincing stuff though, eh? Sounds like other blogs were impressed anyway, but how many people took the bait? Some of you commented on how you might [...]

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