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Since 2002, Google don’t allow “gimmicky use of words, numbers, letters, punctuation, or symbols” on AdWords. Which seems to mean text graphics, emoticons and kaomojis. But some slip through for a while anyway. Supposedly. 

SiXT made it in 2007. In 2008 there was Payday, We Are Collective, Metapeople and Logic Immo. In 2009, Worms and MotoFriends. And in 2011 a rabbit snuck through in Ukraine

3 April fool’s pranks in text n tiles: Microsoft’s MS DOS app for their phones, including a camera in text-mode (2015). YouTube’s optional realtime ASCII-conversion for the user to save bandwidth (2010). Google Maps’ in tilemode (2012).

A few weeks ago, Google started to show emojis in the desktop search results. Now they’re removing them again. Perhaps because people pulled stunts like showing 5 star ratings? Emojispam? Or maybe just because they felt like it.

Either way, hello goodbye to emojigoogle. (btw, seems like AdWords briefly supported emojis in 2011)

By CTRL+C & CTRL+V (2006)