Similar Logos: Branding & Social Networks 101

Sometimes near similar looking products hurt your brand, while other times it is a bit of flatery.

Kinda cool that people can get logo's for $10

Even cooler that they grabbed the sample and used it with word sample in the background, instead of paying for a non sample.
When you work dirt cheap clients work much harder to rip you off.

Coolest of all, Google AdSense ads are showing my image banner next to their logo hehehe :)

I guess that is sorta like attribution?

As time passes more and more content is developed to emulate other content which ranks well or is widely scene. While on some fronts it may compete it also probably offers a cheap marketing channel so long as there isn't much click fraud there.

When you are new to the web you have to start somewhere, but it is usually better to be overly simplistic and plain than to emulate the design of someone in the exact same field as you.

Admitidly I am a big fan of the buy a logo and slap it on a somewhat defaultish template style of design...unless you are designing a site selling web design services, but the word sample in the background is cheesy and the logo does not do much to add credibility to their site.

Published: August 24, 2005 by Aaron Wall in marketing


August 25, 2005 - 9:53pm

My guess he never paid the guy and just used the logo. If you look at it now, it appears to me that he tried to remove the SAMPLE out of the background himself. That is pretty sad if he did that over $10.

August 27, 2005 - 9:43pm


I want to thank you personally for the free publicity. Other than that, i don't understand what you're talking about me using a "sample logo". That logo was on the site for less than 10 minutes, when i was seeing if it fit well into the site. For proof you can check out the thread, and contact the seller. If you have any problems with my logo, please contact me personally and i will remove it if it bothers you.

August 28, 2005 - 8:59pm

Thanks for the chuckle...


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