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Adsense not working in Firefox for Android
glitterball




msg:4286429
 6:46 pm on Mar 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

I installed Firefox on my Android phone today and was very surprised to see that Adsense units do not show up at all. Javascript seems to work fine, but no Adsense.

Does anyone know if there is a workaround?

 

netmeg




msg:4286448
 7:57 pm on Mar 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

I dunno; they don't show up in my Blackberry browser either - sites render just fine on the BB 6.0 browser, javascript is turned on - but no ads.

FrostyMug




msg:4286452
 8:02 pm on Mar 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

Same in iphone too.

glitterball




msg:4286484
 9:06 pm on Mar 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

How much money are they losing over this?
Maybe GOOG isn't such a good buy at the moment after all.

explorador




msg:4286847
 2:12 pm on Mar 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

I tested my sites on Android a while a go (default browser, opera mini, opera mobile, skyfire, ucweb) and the ads were gone. But I remember that in some cases (sorry don't remember which ones) turning off mobile view and turning on desktop view solved the problem, ads were back. The thing is, if the browser is set to mobile there is no way for us webmasters to show the ads.

netmeg




msg:4286853
 2:44 pm on Mar 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

Sure there is, depending on your platform. For example, for WordPress, I use a plugin called WP-Touch that has AdSense & AdMob delivery built into it.

AdSense has mobile advertising, you just have to be able to use browser detection to serve the right ads to the right devices.

Interestingly, while the ads don't show on my BlackBerry, they show up fine on my iPad and also on my iPod Touches. Don't have an iPhone, so can't check there, but it's odd they'd show up on the iPod Touch (both the original and the second one) and not the iPhone.

Leonard0




msg:4287131
 11:57 pm on Mar 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

I don't have a mobile site (yet) but just out of curiosity I checked my Analytic stats and found that less than 1% of Android users had either Firefox or Opera. There were 0 Adsense impressions reported for those browsers (and for iPhone/Opera).

On the bright side, the average RPM for Android was only 1/3 less than the site average, much better than the iPhone's pitiful 75-85% of average.

glitterball




msg:4287373
 1:33 pm on Mar 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

Maybe an idea for a new thread, but it would be nice to compile a list of the mobile browsers showing where adsense does and does not work.

I'm not surprised at that stat about Android users not using other browsers - the default android browser is excellent! I'm only installing the other browsers for testing purposes.

Anyone know if Adsense works on the Symbian(Nokia) or Windows Mobile browsers?

incrediBILL




msg:4287375
 1:44 pm on Mar 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

I installed Firefox on my Android phone today


That was your first mistake - why put puffy bloated FF on a sleak Android Chrome powered phone? Even for testing purposes? You're talking such a minimal installed base it's a massive waste of time at this point.

However, if you must test other Android browsers, most people that would tend to replace Chrome use something built on Chrome, like Dolphin, which is basically the same browser with lots of extras.

Netmeg pretty much answered the question, you have to deliver the right type of ads to the right mobile user agent or they simply don't display. With the alternative obviously being disabling the mobile view and using your browser as a normal browser.

glitterball




msg:4287384
 2:11 pm on Mar 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

That was your first mistake - why put puffy bloated FF on a sleak Android Chrome powered phone? Even for testing purposes? You're talking such a minimal installed base it's a massive waste of time at this point.


Really I'm just trying to get a handle on whether Adsense is being displayed or not in Mobile browsers (I have also installed the various Operas etc).

I have always taken the view that my sites should work in all browsers and resolutions (or at least a broader section than most aim for), so just doing due diligence.

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