International Space Station Control Room – April Fools Joke from Google Analytics
Ha ha Google.. the International Space Station Control Room Loves my Stuff – NOT!
Anyway, looks like Google is having fun at all of the people in the world that run a website! They decided to take the piss out of themselves and the International Space Station Control Room! I logged on this morning to check the real time analytics of my website and came across the following bizarre display I had never seen before:
What this is showing that there were ’41’ real time visits from the “International Space Station Control Room” who were looking at the page called “April Fools”. Wow, I’d never had a single visit from this place in my entire life! For some reason, my website is popular with space geeks who are bored at work!
But there was a dead giveaway – the number 41. Meaning in American speak, 4/1, or the first of April. Google Analytics decided to find a sense of humour for the day and play a few unsuspecting tricks on those of us who are masochistic enough to try and run a website!
Ironically, the location of the International Space Station Control Room changed every few minutes to some random part of the world. For example, this screen dump shows it’s location in Saudi Arabia!
But this is where I saw an opportunity!
Why not write a post about this silly joke immediately to see if there are lots of people Googling this April Fool’s joke to see if I could score some free traffic from Google in the meantime. Now how awesome would that be!
So if you are reading this silly post because of this reason, leave a comment below.
You know, I wouldn’t have been fooled if Google had emailed me to tell me that they were going to pay for a trip for me to have a beer with Richard Branson on Virgin Galactic…
Now that would be ironic. The might of Google leading to the ultimate junket of all time – a free trip to space! ;P
How about other webmasters out there? What did you think if you saw this first thing in the morning after a big night out?