Many adsense sites are not opening in Internet Explorer. If you try to open these websites with in IE, you’ll get the “Internet Explorer Cannot Open Internet Site” error.
Google does not have any offcial response on this issue yet but I am sure that they are working on resolving this issue as soon as possible. But until then, lets see how it can affect us as publishers and reader.
For Adsense Publishers
If you are running a website that is monetized by adsense, then try to open the home page, the single post page and the static page (about, contact etc.) in IE7 and IE8 to check if your site has this issue. This is important because you may be loosing revenue due to less IE visitors because of this bug. And you should not ignore the IE users as, depending upon your target visitors demography, it may be as high as 70% or more!
If you do not see the warning shown above, then rest assured. If, however, you do see this warning, then do two things,
1. Immediately start a new thread on official adsense forum and explain the issue clearly. Someone from adsense team will get in touch with you to help you resolve this issue.
2. Until you get an official reply from adsense, try turning off any third-party ads that you may be running on your site. If turning off the third-party ads resolves this issue then it clearly means that adsense ads and those specific third part ads are mutually incompatible. In this case, use either one of them that gives you maximum revenue, and turn off the other one permanently.
If you see this warning while visiting your favorite blog then do two things,
1. Use another browser to access the website. This issue is only limited to IE so you will be able to access the site easily from any other browser.
2. While you are at the website in an alternative browser, immediately inform the website’s owner about the issue. Also send him the link to this article while contacting him so that he can resolve this issue quickly. This is the least you can do for someone who has been creating great quality content for months, or perhaps, years.
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