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Is anyone showing Google referral commissions yet?

I've been using the Firefox link all day...

   
4:49 am on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I put the FF link up way earlier today... zero referrals is highly unlikely after this long.

I know I've thrown at least 10k pages at it, and ONLY to people who are not using it already. The placement is prime real estate. Are the buttons just that bad? Or is this deal just not for me.... or are the stats not working yet?

5:30 am on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Do you have a lot of visitors visiting the pages?
5:42 am on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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At least you could get the Firefox referral image to show! It's been about 5 hours now and it won't display.
5:42 am on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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44 clicks, 2 referals.. 2 bucks
5:46 am on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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4.5 cents/click..
5:48 am on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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i think you get by people who actually download and use it not cpc
6:01 am on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Downloading a browser when visiting on a site? None of my users would ever do it so I would never add these buttons. Getting an affiliate lame-o buck by having someone signup to spamsense or downloading a browser? No...friends will not care for it...my site is aimed at ding dongs, not friends...I don't want anyone catching on to spamsense! My target market is not webmasters like y'all it is peeps who know not wherefore they click...don't think...just click!
8:24 am on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I wish I could promote firefox :(
8:54 am on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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No clicks so far, no earnings, but my impression for google adsense content ads increased by 20-30%.

Will putting up firefox referral links increase your page impressions?

9:51 am on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The jump in page impressions after adding referral buttons causes ctr and ecpm to go down, down down.

Referral impressions should be tracked seperately, c'mon google. Who knows though, maybe this will help the dumb pricing penalty if it is tied to high ctr/ecpm.

10:13 am on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The jump in page impressions after adding referral buttons causes ctr and ecpm to go down, down down.

COmpletely agree. I have taken down the referral stats for firefox. I am very upset seeing low ctr and low cpm.

2:52 pm on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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25k pageviews (8k unique visitors) of IE browser status only have seen it - not one download.

Apparently this isn't for me...

7:08 pm on Nov 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

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CTR and ECPM don't really matter..what matters is your EARNINGS! Just found a nice piece of javascript called Explorer Destroyer (google it) that will help sell firefox..

~shiva

7:27 pm on Nov 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

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personally I dont want either of the new referral offers on any of my sites, why?

FF - Must be for G's personal reasons, to gather information about US, they could eventually have a good ballpark figure as to how many users worldwide use it, what they look at how long etc etc, this could potentialy create problems for our web sites in SERPS sometime in the future, why help bring that day closer? Micro$oft tried it already when people were selling "keywords" like hot cakes.

The Buttons - LOL who does their design work? they would pass as buttons from the start of the web, big n ugly, seriousley though, isnt that DRAWING attention to the ads themselves? opening you up for click attack AND telling the surfer that they are actually adverts that make YOU money leading to unnecessary closing of publisher accounts

8:06 pm on Nov 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

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like i said..it's been going downhill
10:02 pm on Nov 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Just found a nice piece of javascript called Explorer Destroyer (google it) that will help sell firefox..

I assume (perhaps wrongly) that this site got special permission to include wording like "If you don't already have an account, click this button to sign-up" and "Still need Firefox yourself? Grab it here."

Wouldn't using the Explorer Destroyer code on our own sites violate AdSense TOS? Visitors using IE would get this message: "Click the button on the right to download Firefox. It's free." A post on the Inside AdSense blog [adsense.blogspot.com] states that "as with AdSense for content, publishers should not use language encouraging clicks on your referral buttons (e.g., "Click here", "Visit these links", etc)."

Seems like a clear violation to me.

10:46 pm on Nov 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

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this is a waste..

using the FF button:

2 days, 250,000 views, 7 clicks, 0 installs.
i was only showing the button to IE users and the button is very visible on the left nav area.

i've removed the button as of today.

10:50 pm on Nov 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

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another desperate attempt by Google. Gimme a break!
6:22 am on Nov 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Have to wonder if this is Google testing the waters about how to put a chink in Microsoft's armour, to wean the world off IE?

Why not just buy Opera if thats the case?

Why otherwise would Google care what browser you are using, even more converting IE users to FF? Reduces microsofts massive market dominance in browsing is the only thing I can see. It might well be pushing it up hill as anyone who actually cares are probably not already using IE.

ann

9:30 am on Nov 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I personally would not use FireFox, absolutely hate it.