I am a big fan of Firefox and use it almost exclusively for all my web surfing.
Firefox was also the only browser that I used when redesigning the theme that this blog comes with.
Here is what I thought FinancialJesus.com looked like to our visitors:
And indeed it looked like this for 75% of all my readers – because they use Firefox.
Here is what FinancialJesus.com looked for the 24% of visitors who used Internet Explorer or Safari:
Notice the magically appeared Google Adsense ad on the right! It was not inserted there by me and until yesterday I had no idea that it was there at all!
Whose ad was it?
The ad was included by the author of my blogs theme. When redesigning the theme I tried to comment out the code for the ad but I did a sloppy job! The ad did not show up in Firefox but it displayed just fine in Internet Explorer.
This was totally against my policy of keeping the site clean and ad free. I have recently added some experimental ads but none of them were above the fold (the part of the website that is visible without scrolling down).
This ad had probably the best CTR on FinancialJesus.com. Unfortunately I have no way of knowing how it did, since it made money to someone else and I don’t have a way to getting my hands on its statistics!
If you want to be sure what your website looks like and you don’t like making money for someone else you should check your website with different browsers.
You never know when something strange (and somewhat stupid) like this happens!
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