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FireFox Conversion for Decemeber 2005

     
5:25 am on Jan 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I am curious to know how well the FireFox referal is going. I got 6 conversions with an earing of $4.35. What is your performance?

I don't think this is anything about to earn great money, but I will continue to make the FireFox referal explores on my website as a smart Internet user.

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From several hundred thousand page impressions I got only a few clicks and no conversions at all, amounting to zero earnings!

I think it's time to replace the Firefox referrals with something more useful!

They might work for some sites, but not for mine.

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One click, no conversions. I don't know how many times it was displayed though, but probably many thousands...
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After 10,000 impressions and ZERO clicks, I turned it off. I think most of my users already use FF.
4:54 pm on Jan 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Same here. A few clicks but NO conversions. I've removed it.
5:28 pm on Jan 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I would think having a FireFox ad would be a hard sell on any site because:

1) Techie users already have it, so it wont work on Tech sites and...

2) Everybody else isn't going to go to widgets.com looking for widget information and say "Oh yeah, let me download a new browser while I'm at it."

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Google probably accomplished their goals--lots of impressions, so as to build up name recognition for the brand.
5:43 pm on Jan 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Good point hunderdown, but they did that at the expensive of not paying the publishers for it.
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Good point hunderdown, but they did that at the expensive of not paying the publishers for it.

Ha ha, that's funny. They didn't pay for it, so to them it wasn't an expense. It was at the expense of the publishers!

I'm still boggled as to why they are promoting FF so much though - I mean, they didn't buy that item, right? So, what are they gaining by having other people use that browser. It's almost as though they're doing it just to spite Internet Explorer.

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How do we know that Firefox didn't pay Google for the impressions?
9:39 pm on Jan 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm still boggled as to why they are promoting FF so much though

I think they just hate Microsoft. :P

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I had 80 or so reported clicks on the FF ads in a couple weeks, with zero conversions. Didn't think it was that hard to convert a simple FF install.

How do we know that Firefox didn't pay Google for the impressions?

Google has been doing more and more shady things lately, including opting me in without notice for their "advertise on this site" campaign, and penalizing my whole account without notice.

We can't track what programs a visitor installs after they leave our sites, so on top of getting paid for impressions, they could have easily skewed the conversion reports also.

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I made about $ 60 from firefox in december, about 2000 clicks and 200 + conversions....nothing to shout about though .
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[I'm still boggled as to why they are promoting FF so much though]
[I think they just hate Microsoft. :P ]

Do you want there is only brand of car to drive, or only one brand of shop to buy your stuffs?

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Do you want there is only brand of car to drive, or only one brand of shop to buy your stuffs?

No, but just because I hate Ford doesn't mean I'm going to start paying people to buy Nissans.

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I would think they did it to get that toolbar up there, lots of IE users have the Google toolbar but FF was getting downloaded at an amazing rate and there is no need for a toolbar with the search window built in. Google figured out a way to get FF users to use the toolbar...
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[No, but just because I hate Ford doesn't mean I'm going to start paying people to buy Nissans. ]

That is not the case, adding the Firefox button doesn't necessarily affect your ads space for other ads, that is a matter whether you are willing to make it.... there is no hate nor offense to anything, but an attitude and sight to have.

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Google wants more people to use FF because Google is the default home page for FF, and FF has a little google search bar on it. So, FF drives traffic to Google.

And.. the alternative is IE, where the default home page is MSN network and the default search is MSN search... every IE user is another eyeball for MSN that might not go to Google.

It is pretty obvious why Google would want everyone to switch to FF...

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adding the Firefox button doesn't necessarily affect your ads space for other ads

I don't think you understood my post.

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Google wants more people to use FF because Google is the default home page for FF, and FF has a little google search bar on it. So, FF drives traffic to Google.

Aha, completely forgot about that since I always alter my home page when I download any browser...

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According to my website statistics, 16% are Firefox users, it was only about 6% some months ago.

That seems have a significant growth, probably I would find something like 30% Firefox users visiting my site by the end of 2006.

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I'm still boggled as to why they are promoting FF so much though. I think they just hate Microsoft

They just want to make more money........ It's that simple.

Of course they may hate Microsoft or then again they might feel they can simply do a far better job than MS can - thus making money. Either way, it's about money.

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It's more like to rival universities or colleges; stealing each others flags or something like that.

It's a competitive suck this kinda thing...
=)

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I've got a site that people hit by accident LOOKING for Mozilla. Conversion rate is very good, but I'm annoyed -- Google reduced the earnings by 40% when they posted my finalized statement. I sent an email asking for an explanation as given the circumstances of my site, I'd expect nearly all the clicks to be legitimate.

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