Is Your Internet Browser Cheating You Out of Ad Revenue?

Is Your Internet Browser Cheating You Out of Ad Revenue?

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  1. Whether or not your internet browser is cheating you out of ad revenue can best be determined by knowing exactly how your blogs and personal web pages are being viewed. Do this by viewing the blog posts and web pages you create in both a Mozilla Firefox browser and an Internet Explorer (IE) browser. These are two of the more popular and universal browsers used on the internet. PC Magazine describes a browser as: "…the primary method for accessing the World Wide Web. In order to view a Web site, its address (URL)…is typed into the search box at the top of the browser, and the site’s home page is retrieved.". Different browsers display what they retrieve differently.

    Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer Browsers

    Most people have a particular preference when it comes to the Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers. Internet Explorer has been around since 1995. According to Mircrosoft History, "…with Internet Explorer debuted, the Internet became much more accessible for many more people." The IE browser has been used by countless internet users. Long before Myspace, Twitter, Facebook and some of the other social network sites came along, people were using the IE browser to surf various websites and make web connections. Even though it is still highly regarded and used throughout the web world, there are those who choose to use a Mozilla Firefox browser instead.

    The Mozilla Firefox browser made its debut on the internet scene in November, 2004. While both IE and Firefox are both free of charge, Firefox is believed to crash less and offer more service options. Cnet Reviews online has even hailed Mozilla Firefox as their editor’s pick for best browser.  There are continued debates over which browser is best and supporters list a number of pros and cons for both sides. There is a very important question for writers, affiliate marketers and others who earn ad revenue with their online activities. The question is:What view does their web page visitor get in either browser? Web contentappearance is sometimes displayed differently in different browsers. In fact, the page appears to actually reformat itself. This has a definite affect on where, how and IF your Google and other affiliate ads appear. Obviously, if your ads are not appearing where and when they should appear, your viewers are not seeing them. This can you out of a lot of potential ad revenue! Typically, Firefox will fail to show add ons and extras that their browser doesn’t support, which could be your affiliate partner’s ads. For example, has this ever happened to you?

    EXAMPLE: You insert some ad code from a third party (Google Adsense, Adbrite, Amazon, etc) into your blog or a web page that you have uploaded to a File Manager. However, when you view the result in a Mozilla Firefox browser, the ads don’t appear. You may, or may not see some indication of where the ads should be appearing, but you have no explanation as to why they are not appearing.:

    If this has happened to you, you may not have ever discovered that had you been viewing that same page in an IE browser, the ads would display properly (or at least a message indicating when the ads would go live and be generated). It is important to keep in mind, not only does the choice of browser affect the appearance of your ads, but the appearance of your web page or blog, in general. Sometimes formatting codes and other behind the scenes text will be visible in the Internet Explorer browser, though not visible in the Firefox browser. Visitors to your blog or web page may be seeing a distortion of your text and not getting the full understanding of what you are trying to convey.

    Using Both Browsers

    Even though they prefer Firefox, some individuals may decide to simply use the IE browser, since they want to make sure their ads are displaying properly. Mozilla provides a more enhanced page view, in addition to all the extras available on the browser. Therefore, some may choose to alternate between the two browsers. If your preference is to use Mozilla, it is up to you to format your material in a way that it is clean and crisp and free from unnecessary behind the scenes formatting. Cut down on extra spacing and page breaks when creating your material. When you’re ready to publish your blog and web pages and let the world view them, make sure to see how they appear in both browsers first. That way, your information will not be distorted when it is viewed in an Internet Explorer browser. More importantly, your ads will be visible to your readers. You can stop being cheated out of your potential ad revenue.


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