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Google INcognito (aka: no affiliate profits)

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by hogatoga, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. hogatoga

    hogatoga BANNED BANNED

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    What is going to happen. This damn feature in the google chrome browsers, which is heavily touted by goo*gle as being a tool for safe browsing, defeats affiliate efforts as it destroys cookies everytime.

    From Goo*gle:
    Google Help ? Google Chrome Help ? Getting Started ? Explore Google Chrome Features ? Incognito mode
    We strongly recommend downloading Google Chrome from http://www.google.com/chrome to ensure that you receive important security updates and full access to all features. If you download Google Chrome from other locations, the Terms of Service still applies.
    Explore Google Chrome Features: Incognito mode
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    Watch a video on how to use incognito mode.

    For times when you want to browse in stealth mode, for example, to plan surprises like gifts or birthdays, Google Chrome offers the incognito browsing mode. Webpages that you open and files downloaded while you are incognito won't be logged in your browsing and download histories; all new cookies are deleted after you close the incognito window. You can browse normally and in incognito mode at the same time by using separate windows.
    Browsing in incognito mode only keeps Google Chrome from storing information about the websites you've visited. The websites you visit may still have records of your visit. Any files saved to your computer will still remain on your computer.

    Example: If you sign into your Google Account on http://www.google.com while in incognito mode, your subsequent web searches are recorded in your Google Web History. In this case, if you want to make sure your searches are not stored in your Google Account, you'll need to pause your Google Web History tracking.
     
  2. hogatoga

    hogatoga BANNED BANNED

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    I'm going to put a note on my landing page to tell them to leave and comeback with a real browser if they want "Over $2,000 worth of e-books" with their order
     
  3. kandor

    kandor Regular Member

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    I wonder if it is a real problem, as most web shops don't work without being allowed to put cookies so the buyer would need to enable them to buy, and who knows, most probably they will comeback again through you and you get your money.

    Maybe we should show the pages inside an iframe to secure the web address from the user ?

    But this function will be used more by men trying to hide that they porno surf the internet from their wifes and girlfriends I believe.

    Not actual buyers.

    Kandor

     
  4. BlackMelvyn

    BlackMelvyn Regular Member

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    most users will not use chrome because they don't want to install another browser on their machines..
    most visitors are not geeks :)
    on my sites I have less than 1% visitors using Chrome...

    There's nothing to worry about, at least for the moment...
     
  5. soctal

    soctal Regular Member

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    i have been using chrome as a first choice now for the past several weeks, and i would never use this incognito because it would a total pain the ass to have to put the same info in or look for that great site i came across all the time. IF i'm understanding the issue right. so cant imagine few but the ubergeeks will be using it.
     
  6. hogatoga

    hogatoga BANNED BANNED

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    Googl e Chrome is being touted as one of the best browsers and it doesn't help me any that it is on the google homepage as recommended. You know people will eat up anything google, since its ''so relevant" for searches
     
  7. dsizzle

    dsizzle Registered Member

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    All the more reason to develop your own products rather than promoting someone else's
     
  8. buttercup

    buttercup Junior Member

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    Yea, for the most part, I have to say that like, guestimate, 90 percent of all purchases of internet products are made from IE 5 :p