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Community Marketing Initiative Week 4

Monday August 2nd, 2004

Blake Ross writes: "This week's community marketing initiative is to build a list of 2,000 web sites that have written favorably about Firefox and are likely to add a button if contacted. Like our press team initiative, this project will be ongoing through 1.0 — two thousand is just our target for this week. See my blog post for more details."


#1 hmm

by Smigit

Monday August 2nd, 2004 8:47 PM

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could this include admins of forums trying to swap ppl to FF? Every now and again i create topics at my site getting other ppl 2 dload it or 2 update older versions. I may be willing to add a button (i actually already have one on my "recomeded software section".

#3 Re: hmm

by danielwang <stolenclover@yahoo.com.tw>

Monday August 2nd, 2004 11:16 PM

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The project is to get a list of Web sites that seem likely to endorse Firefox but do not carry promotion buttons, and to identify the Web masters. Then members of the Mozilla Foundation will contact the Web masters about promotion buttons. Since you already have buttons, you might not fit the description :-/

#5 Re: Re: hmm

by Smigit

Tuesday August 3rd, 2004 12:24 AM

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Yeah i realise that now. But generally speaking, this isnt just restricted to blogs but also tech forums etc? anyway in the next few days i'm planning of a new site startup, so ill try and add a button on there as well.

#2 My Site...

by AshleyK

Monday August 2nd, 2004 9:49 PM

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My site has a PHP script that writes a giant ad for frirefox to the page if the browser string is MSIE. :-) Do I count? Only bad thing is that Opera identifies as IE most of the time too.

#4 Re: My Site...

by danielwang <stolenclover@yahoo.com.tw>

Monday August 2nd, 2004 11:21 PM

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> Only bad thing is that Opera identifies as IE most of the time too Opera always appends Opera to the end of its UA string. Just check for it and you are fine.

#6 Brilliant.

by AshleyK

Tuesday August 3rd, 2004 5:21 AM

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Brilliant. Code is as follows, if anyone feels the need to use it. ;-)

<?php $browser = $_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT']; if (stristr($browser, "MSIE") && stristr($browser, "opera")=="") { print("<a href=\"<http://getfirefox.com/>\" title=\"Get Firefox - Web Browsing Redefined\"><img src=\"<http://www.mozilla.org/pr…ons/getfirefox_large3.png>\" width=\"178\" height=\"60\" alt=\"Get Firefox\"></a>); } ?>

I don't know of any other browsers that will trigger this, but I haven't done an overly wide amount of testing.

#7 Re: Brilliant.

by teksaver

Tuesday August 3rd, 2004 5:37 AM

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[quote]I don't know of any other browsers that will trigger this, but I haven't done an overly wide amount of testing.[/quote]

I guess firefox with the "change user agent" extension would :)

#10 Re: Brilliant.

by anand

Tuesday August 3rd, 2004 11:31 AM

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Meh, we should be trying to convert the Opera users too. Nothing short of full world domination will make us happy. :)

#8 I want to submit one, but it's an email form

by zachariah

Tuesday August 3rd, 2004 9:51 AM

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I tried to submit <http://gemal.dk/mozilla/files.html> and it appears it was successfully added even though I put <http://gemal.dk/contact/> as the email. I don't see it in the list, but it did give me a "success message" when I submitted it.

#9 Re: I want to submit one, but it's an email form

by Jimbobbob

Tuesday August 3rd, 2004 11:11 AM

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(I am the programmer behind it) It did not previously allow contact forms, but now it will. The public list does not show the websites that have contact information supplied, it is only for the public to fill in unknown contact information. There is no need to display the websites with completed information to the public (and it creates a risk of email harvesting).

#11 >How this can be done very easily

by naylor83 <d.naylor@swipnet.se>

Wednesday August 4th, 2004 6:42 AM

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I've noticed we aren't progressing with enough speed here. Only 270 listings after one full day+night. It's really quite simple: Do a Google Search for something which would identify the kind of sites we´re targeting. For example, I did

"I recommend Firefox"

That gave me 200 odd pages to sift through. Now, all you need to do is think of lines like that and go find those sites!

Other examples:

"Use firefox instead of" or "I prefer Firefox"

#12 Why I stopped working on the list

by raiph

Wednesday August 4th, 2004 9:35 AM

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The tool was partially broken when I tried to use it, as explained below. I stand ready to do my share, but I'm not planning on doing so until it's fixed, or I hear it won't be. I haven't heard back from Blake about this. Here was my email:

<http://www.spreadfirefox.…ng-firefox-then-some.html>

When I click the non-contactable checkbox and submit, I get "Error - Invalid Email".

The email address field is clear (the software doesn't allow you to click the checkbox if there's anything in the email address field, and vice-versa).

#13 Re: Why I stopped working on the list

by raiph

Wednesday August 4th, 2004 10:21 AM

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Looks like they've fixed it.

#14 MacWorld

by tseelee

Friday August 6th, 2004 4:50 AM

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In the September issue of MacWorld, there's a screenshot that uses Firefox (w. Adblock visibly installed).