While most Web surfers have no doubt seen countless sites with the usual Google-sponsored text ads, they are likely seeing more of a new program Google launched in November. The “Referrals” program – aimed at promoting the Firefox Web browser with integrated Google search toolbar or its AdSense program – now ups the ante for affiliates.
With a banner or button graphic ad, publishers can earn $1 every time a site visitor clicks on that link and installs Firefox on a PC. Publishers can choose among 18 different graphics, ranging from 480×60 pixels to 110×32 pixels, with promotions such as “Get Firefox with Google Toolbar for better browsing,” “Browse the Web Faster. Get Firefox with Google Toolbar.” It’s a great way to promote an alternative, fast and arguably more secure browser while earning money.