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International publishers can now refer users to Firefox

     
4:01 am on Nov 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Referrals Update - November 28, 2005

International publishers can now refer users to Firefox plus Google Toolbar through the AdSense referrals feature. As you connect your users with Firefox to improve their web browsing experience, you can generate earnings - up to US$1 for each new Firefox user who downloads and runs the product for the first time. To add a Firefox referral button to your site today, visit the 'Referrals' tab in your account.

4:29 am on Nov 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Up to $1?
How come "up to $1"? Why not $1?
5:08 am on Nov 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Is there a way to know the user experience? Can I click?
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When a user youíve referred to Firefox plus Google Toolbar runs Firefox for the first time, youíll receive up to $1 in your account, depending on the userís location.

They just can't help themselves but to keep a secret can they? They must all get a kick out of keeping us in the dark. Here's another thing we can start to speculate about. Maybe if we remove low performing referal buttons, we can get closer to that elusive $1. Oh and just wait until smart pricing hits the referal buttons. I bet the price goes down too when G reaches their daily budget.

Come on G! If you were ever gonna pick SoMeThInG to disclose... this would have been a nice n' easy one! Baby steps! Take it slow... you don't want to overwhelm us with the truth about things that affect us...

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If there's one thing I hate, it's the phrase "up to".
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Well, we are allowed to display 3 Google ads per page.
What about new referal Firefox advertisement? If we add it to the page, then we would have 4 Google ads on 1 page. Wouldn't that be violation of Adsense rules?
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Maybe if we remove low performing referal buttons, we can get closer to that elusive $1.

LOL!

7:16 am on Nov 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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i believe the price depends on the country of the downloader.

so usa, canada will probable top the value chain.

someone from angola downloading firefox, is apparently not as good a potential client for google.

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Hey! That's location-ist!
It is good though, that Google are endorsing Firefox. I'm always eager to spread the word about it, just because I know how much better than IE it is and think it is criminal that so many people use IE just because they know of nothing better; but people are much more likely to get it if it's supported by the big G! ;-)
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I have had this ad on one of my sites for a little while now. I started out getting $1 per download, and whas then cut to $0.5 per download.
I dont get it. I understand why smart-pricing affects what I get for a click, some clicks are just worth more than others. But when my users do a specific thing for Google, ei. downloading Firefox with the google Toolbar, I want the full price. Dammit :)

Its like Google is saying: "Yes, you do a job for us, but we will only pay you half what some other people are getting for doing exactly the same thing."

That dog wont hunt, monsigneur.

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It is good though, that Google are endorsing Firefox.

Is it? What are Google up to? Why should they shell out money to publishers for making users try Firefox? What's behind all this?

My guess: Google is very aware of the increasing/upcoming competition with Microsoft (with regards to search and AdSense), and they want to weaken the market position of Microsoft. Just costs them a few Dollars. So far so good.

But is this in the interest of Adsense publishers? Shouldn't we look forward to a strong and healthy Microsoft that is empowered (as good as it possibly gets) to take the fight with Google?

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I put the ads up because Firefox is a better webbrowser than Internet Explorer. If this is what it takes to make users use a browser that, as far as Ive read, is more secure and, above all, upholds the standards when rendering web-pages, then so be it.

If it might weaken Microsoft, well, thats just an added benefit. But thats just how I feel personally.

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I promote firefox because widespread use would make designing web sites without nasty css hacks easier.

I use firefox because I like all the extensions and the general feel of it.

I trust it because I have the opportunity to look at the source code.

But I wouldn't install it with the G toolbar. I don't trust google that much. And I see no use for it.

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So perhaps I missed something;

1 I must put some ugly button on my website
2 Someone must click that button
3 Then he or she must download a browser
4 And then he or she must install that browser
5 And finally that person must use that browser

And then G will pay me "up to" $ 1,-.
I think i'll stick with ad-blocks.
You get paid right after step 2...

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The main problem is with that "up to $1.00". I put some links online a few hours ago and already have 1 conversion... Guess what, the earning for this conversion is $0.10. Is this normal?
12:12 pm on Nov 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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i got $0.10 per one download too
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typical international price.
But normal companies can just say honestly-

Us - 1 USD
Can, UK - 50 cents
Europe -20
Restof the world - 10

But no - "up to 1USD".
This is incredible.
No way I'll spoil my valuable space
with another crap.

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And if that user has any leftover old firefox installation left, step 1 - 5 are worthless.

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i got $0.10 per one download too

oh why did I ever put the banners on my sites...2 min of work for nothing...

Try again G.

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"oh why did I ever put the banners on my sites...2 min of work for nothing..."
I actually spent at least 1 hour because I added different buttons to different IPs. Visitors from Chinese IPs will see the chinese ad, Hungarians the Hungarian ad, Spanish, Mexican, Argentinian, etc. will see Spanish ads... etc.
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I actually spent at least 1 hour because I added different buttons to different IPs. Visitors from Chinese IPs will see the chinese ad, Hungarians the Hungarian ad, Spanish, Mexican, Argentinian, etc. will see Spanish ads... etc.

hope it was worth it :)

I have one conversion and 10c earnings....not worth it if you ask me...