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Former Googler fights adblockers with adblocker blocker

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  1. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/06/19/former-googler-fights-adblockers-with-adblocker-blocker/
     
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    Perfect! Just what I need for these little cry babies bitching about my ladies on my banners..
     
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    I guess this is good news to a lot of people here? I am troubled by it however. :( I love my ad blockers and script blockers! Without a script blocker, people easily get viruses through javascript injections. hopefully this won't baloon into something that blocks script blockers! It could be dangerous!
     
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    So google lost 6.6 billion just for the plugin in their Chrome store? Why don't they just block it.

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    maybe article is BS.
     
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    Thanks but that font is damn hard to read.
     
  6. JustUs

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    Let look at the problem of ads themselves, and perhaps the problem of blockers will reveal themselves.

    In the first scenario, while I am not epileptic, I have friends that are. One of my friends had a seizure in my office that was caused by a flashing ad. So here we have the irresponsible advertiser not paying any attention to the actual harm that an improperly timed flash in an ad may cause another.

    My local newspaper is online as well as in print. At one point the ads on the site were so heavy that your browser would lock up until the ads were served. In spite of many complaints, the paper refused to lessen the quantity of ads they served. Once I blocked the ad servers, the content delivery was quick enough that it seemed nearly instantaneous. Problem here, too many ads served per page view.

    On other sites the ads are floating and interfere with the reading/viewing of the content unless you are lucky enough to position the content between the ads. Fix your damned scripts so that your ads are well behaved!

    One of my favorite peeves is the audio ad. It auto starts. I open ten windows and now I have to go hunt down the noisy windows and pause the player. I can't even blame this on Adobe Flash Player because I do not install flash player on any computer I use or supervise and rely on html5.

    Then there is the reverse of the above noise problem - a site will refuse to serve the content unless I install Flash Player. This is a site problem because html5 will auto convert Flash files to html5 and display them, therefore the site has actively made the choice not to serve the content that might convince me to buy the product. I do not need your content so badly that I will install what amounts to malware to read that content, but my business might be useful to you. You lose.

    Then we have the irrelevant content. Say I am looking for Walker Zero turn mowers. Instead of serving an ad, say of content for Gridley or Toro zero turn mowers, I am served an ad for "Classmates," "Sun Glasses," or "Online background checks."

    The result is that I end up using ad blockers and I consign ad severs to IP hell of 0.0.0.0 or 127.0.0.0.

    Looking at each scenario above, you see where the advertisers have pushed people into using ad blockers. A little common sense would go a long way in slowing the adoption of ad blockers, and possibly reversing the trend.

    Each page you put up is a sales page. I do not care if it is an opinion, a contact page, a display of the work you have done, or the equipment you use in accomplishing your work or task, you are selling something. Therefore, unless your site is an ad site, and even on those sites, treat each visitor with respect and serve useful ads related to the content on the page.
     
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    ads didn't get annoying until I discovered the world of IM.

    I think we all hate the feeling of someone making money off of us.

    What made me install adblocker was twitch, I watch it maybe 10 hours a week during my boring time (lol) and I just hate the ads...and someone making money off me.
     
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    Indeed it does. I am just seeing this as a way to get some quick CPA money. Now, the research begins.