Tweak Adsense Project: Dropping Ads for non-Internet Explorer Users

The other day Ted O’Connor left a comment with a brilliant idea. I’m sure this has been done before but hey, as you know, I’m not against stealing ideas.

If you’re using Internet Explorer to view this blog, you’re seeing advertisements on the sidebar. Those ads help our house cleaner from Venezuela feed her 13 kids and 28 cats a peanut each day. They’re important.

If you use any other browser other than Internet Explorer you won’t see those ads. In fact, if you look over to the right, you’ll see I actually thank you on each and every page of this site for using something else.

Anything else.

I know that you (Internet Explorer users) aren’t bad people. You just might not know any better. And that’s ok. I’m not against you or anything. I just know that your demographic is more likely to click on the advertisements on my website than any other. Hey, Maria’s dependents have to eat.

Yes, there are some of you who, because of bass-akward corporate policies or the people who develop your websites, require you to use IE. I’m not against you either. But apparently you click on ads too. So, go on. Click away.

Now, if you just don’t understand what I’m doing here, but you don’t want to see the advertisements because you don’t click on them either…. then I would like to personally invite you to get Firefox and use it as your primary browser.

Listen, Maria’s kids will live. Well, maybe not all of them, but at least she will. And that’s what’s important here…. that our house is clean.

Firefox 2So get Firefox! It will force me to make money in other ways than using advertisements, and that may purge my soul. Save my soul! For the love of all that is pure and holy click on the pretty button-like-thingy.

Oh, and if you have any ideas on what I could put in that big blank space in the sidebar (other than ads) for you wonderful non-IE users, leave a comment. Let me know what you would like there.

[tags]firefox, internet explorer, get firefox, spread firefox, advertisements, adsense, tweaking adsense[/tags]

Nate Ritter lives in the Pacific Northwest (U.S.), popularized the #hashtag and creates web applications for a living. He also does miles and point hacking to enable cheap travel for his family. More here →

2 Comments on "Tweak Adsense Project: Dropping Ads for non-Internet Explorer Users"

  1. nate says:

    Crap… I even got the website right…. I always have to test that… Sorry dude. Fire me.

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