How To Make More Money From Google’s Firefox referral program
Posted on 1st June, 2006
Have you ever tried to make money from Google’s Firefox referral by placing the referral buttons and links on your pages?
The truth is most people make very little money from this unless the page where the buttons/links are located talks about Web browsers or there are already tons of visitors actively looking for free and open source software at your site.
So how can you make money from Google’s Firefox referral program?
Well, four politically-oriented friends who care about open source software came up with an idea to help you convert IE users browsing your sites to Firefox more effectively.
To get started, simple download and install a free script available from ExplorerDestroyer.com. This script works by automatically showing a message inviting every IE user to switch to Firefox.
According to them it’s a campaign to spread Firefox, piss off Microsoft and get paid. Sounds good? Read on…
If most of your users use Internet Explorer (you should be able to tell this by looking at your site statistics), then you’ll likely make more money from Firefox referrals since you have more people to convert.
Once installed, you can select one of the three settings to help you decide how much force you want to use to convince your users to switch away from the ‘dark side’: Gentle, Semi-serious and Dead-serious.
While installing the script seems like a good idea, I wouldn’t do it if it annoys majority of my users. If you still want to give it a try, I suggest the Gentle encouragement setting would keep things under control.
I haven’t tried this myself but I might give it a try at my non-tech forums soon.
Demo and further info available at ExplorerDestroyer.com