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AdBlock blocking affiliate text links!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by domainmadness, May 26, 2016.

  1. domainmadness

    domainmadness Senior Member

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    Just noticed that AdBlock is blocking (just some of) our affiliate text links/button links. The site is completely legit with great content updated daily and the links are there to benefit the visitors.

    Have you noticed this and is there a way around it?
     
  2. immaletyoufinish

    immaletyoufinish Regular Member

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    Find the script wired.com and forbes.com uses and block the people using adblock.

    It's doing what it is designed to do.

    Maybe you could route the links through a 301 redirect to try and cloak them. That's my best idea.
     
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  4. domainmadness

    domainmadness Senior Member

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    Well maybe it's doing what it's developed to do, but I wouldn't think it's what the basic AdBlock user wants. AdBlock was designed to block annoying ads that makes the browsing experience awkward, not the text links that doesn't bother the user. But maybe that's just me!

    I'm already ;cloaking; the links with JS and using 301 redirect for the links to make the links look cleaner (ie. mysite.com/affiliate-link/).

    Anyway, any other ideas how to go around it. I wouldn't want to block all the AdBlock users since some of the links are clearly working fine. I'm not sure if the links are getting blocked based on the landing page address?
     
  5. Windmm

    Windmm Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I have also noticed that UBlock blocking loads of aff sites :(
     
  6. HoNeYBiRD

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    Click on the ADP icon, then 'open clickable item list'.
    The rows in red will show you the blocked requests and exactly which filter is triggered.
    Make sure that your blocked item doesn't contain any "advertising" words, so it may pass the filters.
    If it doesn't work and you really feel that it's a non-intrusive ad, you can try writing to the author of the filter(s) and ask to get whitelisted.

    I use Ublock Origin instead of ADP for some time now, it kicks ADP's ass imho.

    I don't know about Ublock Origin blocking whole sites, but it's true that it blocks urls (affiliate urls, potentially malicious urls etc). The difference that ADP blocks the urls entirely (if i can remember well), whereas Ublock Origin offers you the option to continue to the url, it just gives a fair warning before doing so.
     
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    You can use "blockadblock" to block adblock. Use Blog mode when configure. Then users should disable their adblocker to continue your site...:)