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Anyone actually making money with Firefox referrals?


Nick Jachelson

12:20 am on Jan 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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After running the Firefox banners on my site for about 2 months I have not gotten a single referral from it. I tried different banners and placements, but it's still at $0. I finally got rid of it today.

Did anyone here have any luck with it? I know there is a guy with a firefox domain who makes a ton, but other than that?

Perhaps it works better on technology-related sites? (my site isn't)


12:28 am on Jan 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Tried it for a while too, was making too litle money so I dropped it, I think they need new banners with more info to convert better.


3:49 am on Jan 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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not me


4:18 am on Jan 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

No one conversion


5:57 am on Jan 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Your allowed to have adsense ads and the firefox refferall on the same page correct?


8:09 pm on Jan 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I have made a few dollars on it. In the start I got $1 per download, which was slashed to $.5 and then to $.25. So, no. I havent made nearly as much as I wanted to.
But then again, who amongst us have done that?


4:26 pm on Jan 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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i did ...

Referrals products

Clicks : 121
Conversions : 15
Earnings : $2.20

kind of B.S


6:31 pm on Jan 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I made 1.2 USD from firefox referrals..FF referral program is simply not happening.


7:22 pm on Jan 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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made no money after putting the logo for over 3 weeks, took it off. It's not working for me


8:33 pm on Jan 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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It seemed obvious from the beginning that this would not be a big moneymaker for most publishers. It might have a place on a few niche sites.

I didn't even bother experimenting with it on my own site. Just more clutter in my own mind.

I'm sure that Google has received some good publicity for their Firefox toolbar from the program at any rate.

I wouldn't be surprised to see the demise of the program in the next few months once it has served its purpose.


8:53 pm on Jan 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I tried it for a short while, but no clicks. Removed the buttons because the impressions dented the CTR badly, and that leads to smart pricing whacking you. Also hated the look of the buttons! I might have got over this if they had earned me any money though :)

I think I saw it posted on here that they have stopped including impressions of the buttons in the stats - thus against you, so that is a positive. However, no plans to try them again.


9:02 pm on Jan 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I got no clicks for days, then I yanked it off.

I wonder if the Google advertising team is forgeting the fundamental premise of adsense - that users would rather bid on ads <b>related to the content</b> they are currently reading.

Google should place normal CPC ads on pages in which browsers are being discussed, simple!


10:10 pm on Jan 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I get about 2 a week. - $2
That is:

$1020/10 years

If I invest it in a CD for 40 years I might have close to $6000 when I retire!


3:45 pm on Jan 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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More than 45% of my visitors use FireFox. IE6 is finally beaten. That explains why I almost get no conversion from the FireFox button.


12:02 am on Jan 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Made 11.51$ Till now


12:25 am on Jan 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I made 20 cents this month.


1:46 am on Jan 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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hey! what's wrong with you guys!? google's firefox referral program is the best thing since pop tarts!

i used to refer tons of users to firefox, for free, and got no benefit from it, apart from a silly useless ranking on the spreadfirefox site.

now i make decent income from the referrals. i am very very *very* happy with that program.

i think you guys just haven't been doing it right.

try this: put up one of those traditional stickers, 88 pixels by 31 pixels, you can get that from the firefox site. stick that on the front page of your site, where people usually put stickers and banners like that.

when the user clicks on that, they get taken not to the firefox site, but to your own little page which you specificaly put up for firefox, which has a little article about how wonderful firefox is (and it really is, compared to IE), plus the google button sitting nonchalantly on the side.

trust me, you will make real cash. unless, of course, all your users are ahead of the curve and already using firefox.


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