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How Much Money AdBlock Earns?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by MOTIVE2015, Jun 26, 2015.

  1. MOTIVE2015

    MOTIVE2015 Registered Member

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    Hello There,
    I was just wondering how much money does google and other website owners pay adblock owner to get there ads un-banned?
    I mean, Do he earn millions by just un-blocking google and other popular website ads? What's your estimation?

    Edit: Another question. What if there is some guy who has a plan to un-block any ads. How much big company like google will pay to that guy?
    My actual question is, If some group of people come out and has a plan to un-block all the ads they want. No matter how hard adblock tries, Those ads won't get blocked. All the company just need to enter there website and each and every ad on there website will get un-blocked.
    How much these company can pay that group of people?
     
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  2. HoNeYBiRD

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    i don't see Google or other site's ads un-banned (yet), where do you see this exactly?
    on the other hand, manually you can add basically anything to the ad blocking rules

    when and if adblock gets in bed with Google or other sites, there are other contenders to take their place like ┬Áblock, which is open source and already has 200k+ users just on firefox
     
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  3. nisdee

    nisdee Regular Member

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    I've never seen any ad go trough adblock, and the guy who made it makes money trough donations
     
  4. uncce

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    i kinda feel bad for using it :(
     
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    hmmm using it from few days
    its a great addon Lol
    just remarkable

    there is Adblock Plus & AdGuard too
     
  6. MOTIVE2015

    MOTIVE2015 Registered Member

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    Another question. What if there is some guy who has a plan to un-block any ads. How much big company like google will pay to that guy?
     
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    yeah,adblock is earning money from donations,and if a company would pay them to unblock their ad they have to pay a lot of money
     
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    eXampL Power Member

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    If a company would pay them to unblock their ad people will find some other alternative to block ads
     
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    Even though you installed Adblock Plus, you can still see few ads on the right side of Google search. Google and few other companies pay Adblock to allow non-obtrusive advertising. Check the below screenshot. If you haven't unchecked it, you might be seeing ads.

    [​IMG]

    You can see the sites list in exceptional rules here: https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/exceptionrules.txt

     
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    yep, now that setting is set to disabled for me lol, i can decide for myself what intrusive or what is not, so if i feel like i just disable ad block plus all together, not selectively
     
  12. MOTIVE2015

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    Hello There,
    Thanks for taking time to post this.

    But My actual question is, If some group of people come out and has a plan to un-block all the ads they want. No matter how hard adblock tries, Those ads won't get blocked. All the company just need to enter there website and each and every ad on there website will get un-blocked.
    How much these company can pay that group of people?
     
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    It is very easy to see which users are using a blocker, and it is easy to block your content form them.

    Google already pays Ad-Block:
    http://phandroid.com/2015/02/02/google-is-paying-adblock-to-unblock-their-ads/
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/02/02/google_amazon_taboola_microsoft_adplock_plus_unblock/
    http://9to5google.com/2015/02/02/go...oft-reportedly-paying-adblock-to-unblock-ads/

    There is already plans for an adblock unblocker:
    https://bgr.com/2015/06/18/sourcepoint-ad-block-stopping-software/
    http://9to5google.com/2015/06/18/adblock-blocker/
    https://recode.net/2015/06/18/ad-tech-vet-ben-barokas-launches-sourcepoint-to-block-ad-blockers/
    http://adexchanger.com/platforms/former-admeld-ceo-launches-sourcepoint-raises-10-million-series-a/
    http://www.mediapost.com/publicatio...nt-industry-vets-change-the-future-of-ad.html

    As for how much people will pay is debatable, how much would you pay to have all your ads shown?
    Will it piss off consumers, and lose customers?
    How long until somebody releases an Block AdBlock UnBlocker, or is that an AdBlock Blocker Unblocker?
     
  14. MOTIVE2015

    MOTIVE2015 Registered Member

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    If I was CEO of some big company which mostly earn money via display ads. I would have paid good sum of money to the software which can un-block all the ads. It's better to earn something than to earn nothing. Most big company lose billions of dollar each year because of adblock.

    Edit:
    I think that there can be some type of unblocker which will release soon, As internet marketing is always changing and of course. Someone will find a way to show ads and earn money.
     
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    I think you would be surprised that a lot of companies with large budgets either 1. wouldn't want to take the bad PR from being the first AdBlock blocker or 2. don't really care about those types ads anymore anyway. The industry is smart, and has moved away from banner ads because they are ineffective and often blocked. I think there are probably some exceptions like maybe pandora or twitch where removing ad block might help them and they would desire it, but as others have pointed out I don't think it's as easy to do as you make it seem.
     
  16. blackag

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    Yes Adblock was paid by some big companies for allowing their 'non-obstrusive' ads. As an Internet marketer myself I don't use it as I know many website rely on ads.