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Firefox Causes AdSense Woes

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A recent update to the Firefox browser kept some AdSense publishers from being able to log in to their accounts.

Firefox Causes AdSense Woes
Firefox Causes AdSense Woes

The Mozilla Foundation released version 2.0.0.5 of Firefox to correct an input handler problem. This update proved troublesome for a number AdSense publishers.

Google’s Rajiv Sud said on the AdSense blog Firefox users were unable to log in to their accounts. Some publishers would see a sign-up form instead of their normal login page.

Blame for the problem fell upon a widely-used Firefox plugin, according to Sud:

After a little digging and some testing, we’ve found that Adblock Plus, an add-on that sometimes gets installed with Firefox, can prevent you from accessing your account on the AdSense homepage. Our recommendation is to clear your cache and cookies and turn off the Adblock software before trying to log in at www.google.com/adsense.

Adblock Plus allows its users to shut off ads that appear on web pages. We find it amusing to note that people who earn money through AdSense ads also employ Adblock Plus to keep from seeing ads on websites.

Firefox Causes AdSense Woes
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  • rick752

    Those using the EasyList subscription with Adblock Plus will find this should be fixed and all should be fine now.

    Sorry about that.
    - rick752

    • http://www.eugenef.com Free Nature Photography Wallpaper

      I have a mac and have updated to the new software recently and have yet to see any flaws. Firefox rules!

      • http://seofilter.com Svetoslav

        Hi,

        I like AdblockPlus very much because it works very well, but on the other hand there should be a way for selective ad removing because it will remove contextual ads and sites supported only by such ads won’t do any profits.

        Svetoslav,
        http://seofilter.com

        • fira

          very well then, less redundant crap online. Internet is not about making money, but about sharing information. That got lost several years ago.

  • http://www.thickgeek.com Matt

    Rather ironic than amusing but makes perfect sense. They are webmasters and rarely click banners or ads.

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