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