Google homepage promotes Pixel pre-orders despite the stock being exhausted for most models

It looks like Google is saving no expense to promote its latest Pixel and Pixel XL phones. Previous reports argued that the Android maker has spent $3.2 million on ads for the Pixel and Pixel XL in just two days, and we’ve also seen promotional material popping out in the form of billboard ads and posters in various offline locations.

Building up on what appears to be Google’s most aggressive marketing campaign for its in-house hardware products, some users are now reporting that the homepage is showing a pop-up ad that promotes Pixel and Pixel XL pre-orders.

Users from various countries across the globe claim that they’ve seen the pop-up ad being displayed. Allegedly, the ad is showing up on both desktop and mobile devices.

While Google is no stranger to promoting its own hardware on the homepage, this is the first time that the company is using a pop-up to promote its hardware. 

Users report that the pop-up will keep on appearing until action is taken. Clicking or tapping on No Thanks will dismiss the pop-up while clicking on Yes Please will bring up the Google Pixel product page on the Made By Google website.

Interestingly, Google has exhausted its pre-order stock for most models. To us, this appears to suggest that the pop-up ad is here to stay and will probably keep rearing its head throughout the upcoming weeks leading up to the 2016 holiday shopping season.

What do you guys think, isn't it funny that Google's homepage is promoting Pixel pre-orders despite the fact that most models are currently out of stock?

In case you need to be brought up to speed with the latest information on the new Google Pixel and Pixel XL, here is more of our coverage:

source: 9to5Mac

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1. mejori

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 14, 2016

exactly my point!! WHY the F are they aggressively marketing the damn phone and trying to make a big splash if they dont have any stock!! Every year it is a nightmare with google and there phones.. the only time it really wasnt an issue was with the nexus 6 ..motorola replenished stock rapidly. I have the 6p now and want to order the pixel and eventually will.. but this is just stupid already with google and there phone supplies.

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

This has been going on since the Nexus 4 days. It's ridiculous.


Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I had the N5/N6, and Skipped the 6P for the Note 7. Had they made a 5.7 Pixel I would be all in, but I just ordered a 6P to hold me over until a real 5.7" phablet launches. I really wish there was a 5.7 Pixel..

2. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Taking to snagging google now you're work is done with the one 7? Gotta get those Apple share prices up guys

4. Sakeem

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Waiting for the pop up store next week to see if I can grab one there. If not, then I will wait.

6. bonnie100th

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 01, 2010

I tried to order the phone today and I have no other option to put myself in the waiting list. They don't take any pre orders now.

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