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Google Pack ads shows up as Firefox ads?

 4:51 pm on Jun 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

My Google Pack referral links are showing up as Firefox. Have tried diffrent GP codes but they all show up as Firefox, anyone else?



 5:01 pm on Jun 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

what country are you in?

I think GPack is only for US viewers.


 5:05 pm on Jun 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

I'm located in the US.


 5:20 pm on Jun 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

Mine's showing up as Firefox too, and I'm in Michigan.


 6:57 pm on Jun 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

oh Krap! Mine are showing as FF buttons too!

We ALL need to send an email to Adsense Support NOW


 7:09 pm on Jun 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

Yeah i have the same problem too! i just noticed it today.. my main rev comes from google pack $50 a day...it droped to $5 in the last few days... does anybody know why? i am located in florida.. this is really bad i tried changing the code as well..


 1:50 am on Jun 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

I just got an automated reply to my email to Adsense support - asking me what version my browser was, etc.
I replied, and in the subject, i put "Attention human being!", and said it was All/Many websites are having the same problem.

If you guys care about your GPack referrals, you need to send off that email to Adsense support!


 10:01 am on Jun 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

Could you tell me what Google Pack is? I can't find this option in the Referral page.


 2:29 pm on Jun 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

It's a bundle of products - Google Desktop, Google Toolbar, Firefox, I think there's a six month subscription to Norton Antivirus 2005 in there, and I don't know what else. As of this morning it's still in my Referral products, but the ads on the site show up as Firefox ads now. Might as well take them off, no point having two firefox ads.


 3:39 pm on Jun 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

and if you click it, instead of taking you to the GooglePack or Firefox page, it takes you to the GoogleToolbar page.

Have you sent your emails to adsense support yet?!


 6:06 pm on Jun 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

I have the same exact problem.

I was looking on the net for a while about this problem untill I found this forum topic.

Its kind of odd if you ask me.

Has to be a google problem, i'm sure, considering none of us altered our code, it just magically changed to firefox ads.


 6:57 pm on Jun 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

It's a conspiracy. Every advertisement provider on the internet is a subsidiary of the Illuminati.


 8:23 pm on Jun 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

ASA? Do have any information on this? Is the Google Pack no longer available for referrals?


 11:08 pm on Jun 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

We experienced a minor problem with our system where AdSense users who chose Google Pack Referral buttons saw Firefox buttons on their site. The Firefox buttons should normally be displayed in place of the Pack button only to non-US visitors to your site. Our engineers have resolved this issue, although it may take up to an hour for the change to take effect across the board. Thank you for your patience!



 2:13 am on Jun 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

Have those responsible been sacked?

j/k keep up the good work!


 4:37 am on Jun 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

mine did not switch before, but they are switching to firefox now.


 6:43 am on Jun 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

Once again, all is good.


 2:00 am on Jun 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

well all is good on my side too... but i lost a couple $100.. :(


 5:02 pm on Jun 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

This issue is not 100% fixed.

Prior to this 'technical glitch' while driving traffic to GPack referral links resulted in virtually no traffic to the FireFox product. Meaning that if foreign traffic goes to your website, Google geo-locates the IP or country setting of the user, and displays the relevant ad. Prior to this glitch, while displaying only GPack links, 2-3% of traffic was for FF. Now still displaying the GPack link to US-based traffic, 30% of my traffic is driven to the FF link.

If anybody looks at these stats a little more closely, they will see the same pattern as my client is not the only one experiencing this.

My guess is that whatever IP database Google is using to Geolocate the user is incorrect although it could be a bigger issue.



 11:02 pm on Jun 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

Anybody else still having issues with this?


 2:50 pm on Jun 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

It was fixed over the weekend and now it's showing Firefox ads again.


 2:53 pm on Jun 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

mine looks fine


 3:10 pm on Jun 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

The CTR on one campaign went from 77% over the past 3 months to 12-15% on Sat/Sun. I can assure you Google is having problems with AdSense network wide.

Part of the problem that I can identify is they are having issues determining what type of traffic is foreign - i.e. something wrong with their IP schema for foreign vs domestic traffic.



 4:24 pm on Jun 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

Ah, I cleared the caches on my browser and I see the Google Pack ads now.

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