Adblock Plus and (a little) more

Yes, that's how you do it · 2008-06-20 18:28 by Wladimir Palant

Just read this article on The Daily WTF. Yes, that’s how you do it if you care about your readers and their impression of your site. I am not usually blocking Google Ads but I had to add a filter specifically for The Daily WTF to block Google’s image ads. I guess I can take that filter out again. Now if they would only get rid of animated ads altogether, I would disable Adblock Plus on that site.

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  1. rick752 · 2008-06-22 09:07 · #

    But that just furthers some of my points about the lack of responsibilty and accountability for ads served from another source. Site owners never know what content third-party adservers are serving them until things “go bad”. It also shows that Google Adsense isn’t the saintly, unintrusive advertiser that people always thought they were.

    At least the site owner there has seen and reacted to a problem that he sees as a threat to his site’s integrity … many site owners wouldn’t even care.

    Reply from Wladimir Palant:

    Yes, Google seems to have trouble with image ads – fortunately, those are rarely used.

  2. Поросятко · 2008-06-24 03:30 · #

    Толкните пожалуйста в бочину создателя ILO! Чтоб было ILO для тройки.

    Reply from Wladimir Palant:

    Так ведь email-адресом у него на сайте вроде каждый воспользоваться может?

  3. mrbene · 2008-06-26 20:41 · #

    Gotta agree with both – it is a matter of trust. I was strongly supporting Project Wonderful, since they seemed to have good selection mechanisms. Turns out I hadn’t done all my research – it’s certain publishers that are paying attention. I got smacked unexpectedly with some pretty racy ads, and it’s off the generic whitelist for Wonderful.

    Mind you, they do empower the publishers with stronger controls of the ads displayed. Still onus on the publishers.

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