Explorer Destroyer offers a set of scripts webmasters can install to encourage their readers to switch from MSIE to Firefox… and make some extra coin in the process.
Get this tool for switching people from IE to Firefox. For each person you switch, Google gives you $1, Microsoft loses marketshare, and an angel gets its wings.
The goal: To get your site’s traffic down to less than 50% IE users — which is a pretty lofty goal.
FWIW, browser stats for all of birdhouse.org for November (includes this blog and birdhouse classic; not sites hosted by Birdhouse Hosting). Currently at 59% MSIE, which is surprisingly close to the goal. Not sure about installing the actual script though… thinking about it. If I do, it will definitely be in “Gentle Encouragement” mode.
The outstanding question for me is, where are all these dollar bills coming from? Is Google really offering $1 to switchers? And what evidence do they have that anyone has actually switched? Had trouble digging up real information on this, save a small mention on Google’s support site: “AdSense publishers can generate earnings by referring users to Firefox – just follow these instructions, being sure to select Firefox as the product.” Slashdot story here.