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Old 02-16-2016, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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The use of adblocker has exploded over the last couple of years, it's coming to a head.
You would think sites would get the message and dump the annoying ads. No one would complain about simple ads. The solution to the problem is to remove the need for an ad blocker. There can still be ads, but people are sick of the way they are done now. If they render a site unusable, who is going to see the ads?
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Old 02-16-2016, 12:42 PM
 
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Well thank you,they do attempt to Xplain things!
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Old 02-16-2016, 01:05 PM
 
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I know companies have to have ads to make money but im just so overdosed on ads, I love my adblocker and am very spoiled with it, I once wanted to watch some classic tv shows and had to go on hulu, yes you cant with adblocker, so I had no choice but to turn it off and wow, I wanted to tear my hair out because of all the ads.
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Old 02-16-2016, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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The best form of advertising is doing it the old fashioned way; negotiate with companies to buy ad space, and place a banner somewhere on your page. That way, you're bringing in ad revenue and you control what gets advertised on your site and how it gets advertised. The problem is, a lot of site owners are lazy. They want ad revenue, but they want it all automated or intrusive so that the web surfer has no choice but to click on the ad or view the ad before proceeding. A lot of times, they don't even know what is being advertised on their website. Some of those ads makes those sites appear kind of shady.
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Old 02-16-2016, 01:20 PM
 
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Old 02-16-2016, 07:40 PM
 
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You would think sites would get the message and dump the annoying ads.
I can't help what other people do and if adblocker continues to eat into my revenue I'll have no choice.

There is sites out there built entirely for the ad revenue and others like news media for example that have a lot of overhead. In most cases you do not get paid a lot for displaying an ad, you get paid a lot when someone clicks it hence the reason so many of them are in your face type ads.
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Old 02-16-2016, 07:53 PM
 
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The best form of advertising is doing it the old fashioned way; negotiate with companies to buy ad space, and place a banner somewhere on your page.
Yes but that only really works well with niche sites. I have some direct advertisers but it's niche site so I have very limited amount of people interested. Many of them often balk at the cost because I estimate it based on what I'm going to lose through the networked ads.

If they are local advertiser I'll tell them straight out don't even bother because it's simply not worth it. If they advertise through Google they can target my site, target by geo location, target by interest etc.


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Some of those ads makes those sites appear kind of shady.
As I've said I do my best to eliminate them, they aren't making me any money either. You are going to find these same complaints about the lack of control from many publishers. Do search for complaints about "all response" or Mindpspark
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Old 02-16-2016, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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I use ad blocker because I have a limited amount of gigs a month. Large photos and video ads eat up too many megs. I also have flash player set to 'allow' or not.
Remember the days of pop up ads and getting two or three at a time? Really big time annoying.
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