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Is It Hypocrisy to Use AdBlock If You Run AdSense?

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  1. IgopOG

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    I'm using third-party advertising platforms like Google AdSense to monetize some of my websites. Moreover, I also use AdBlock to, well, block advertisements from ad-clad websites that lag my shitty laptop. Is it hypocrisy that I run AdSense and at the same time use the one that "kills" it?
     
  2. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    No.

    If a webmaster has added so many advertisements to their website that it slows down the site significantly or obstructs my view of the site, then I'm going to block the ads.
     
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    Obviously

    You know it is, that is the reason you are asking in first place.
     
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    I don't have AdSense sites, but I do use AdBlock. In my opinion, one person (you) ceasing to use AdBlock is not going to fix the issue that website owners have, so who cares :)
     
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    It may be hypocrisy by the end of the day if you take its literal definition, but nobody can force anyone to use a shitty site with a buttload of obstructively non-optimized advertisements.
     
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    No, in fact most webmasters tend to use AdBlock to prevent themselves from clicking on their portfolio assets risking many penalties if it becomes repetitive.p

    Also it removes yourself from ad stat-tracking.. Always be smart and stay up to date as AdBlock use is not hypotricical, but rather an enhanced secretly technique.
     
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    i don't use adblock to make sure my ads displaying correctly and monetize good
     
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    I don't block ads so cannot comment upon how convenient it is after blocking ads. But I don't mind seeing ads as I have at times stumbled upon unique things through these ads or get to know what is the latest in the market.

    To put it in perspective with an example, I stumbled upon a PBN hosting service through the Google ads on their launch day and though I didn't buy it I found their method of hosting to be very unique. Few points that I can implement myself in my business.

    So, it depends.
     
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    I block ads on sites that have an annoying amount of ads or popups. I deblock websites if i like them and want to give them a chance to serve ads.

    Regards,

    DTJai
     
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    I only whitelist a few websites that force me to turn off adblock, in other cases its always ON
     
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    Always ON to browse websites (people just can't seem to fairly serve ads), ON for my YouTube videos and OFF browsing general YouTube.
     
  12. BuildMoreLinks

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    I use Adblock and disable it when I am using Youtube and when I am checking stats and for my websites.
     
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    I stop visiting websites that force to turn off adblock (forbes.com for example).
     
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    I do that too, they're annoying.
     
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    You can enable ad block to show ads in certain websites.
     
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    It is, but who cares.
     
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    If you work at a Mercedes dealership, are you being a hypocrite for not driving one?

    Honestly though, who gives a shit if you are served ad's or not? You're not going to make someone rich unless you're buying what's on every ad. Every time.
     
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    One time when I was implementing ads on my website and was confused why ads weren't showing,then I remembered that the Adblock plus was turned on for years and I was taking the ad free internet for granted,since then I whitelisted my favorite sites which are actually providing valuable content
     
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    I've been a webmaster for five or so years and never have I ever clicked on my own ads. Doubtful that this is such a big problem for other webmasters.

    As far as AdBlock is concerned, I don't use it. I think that if you visit a website, then the owner of that website has the right to try to make money from your visit. The ads on most sites that I visit, don't bother me at all. In fact, I've even found some useful things by clicking on ads myself.

    From the websites I visit, the only ones with annoying ads are the ones where I watch movies and tv series illegally. I guess pirating has its downside.
     
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    I don't use AdBlock at all. I do, however, block javascript and images by default. Then as needed, I whitelist sites for javascript, images or both. This way, the sites that I find helpful continue showing me ads while the rest don't. It's a pain for the first week or two but after that, you would've whitelisted the bulk of the sites that you use.