The criteria indeed do not include privacy issues, and although browser speed and performance aren't directly mentioned (partially because some of it is client- or connection-dependent), ads that meet the criteria are significantly less likely to adversely affect browser performance than ads that don't: https://adblockplus.org/en/acceptable-ads#criteriaTemba wrote:ANY ad host that tracks a users browse and search results, and ANY ad hosts that significantly reduces browser speed and performance when not blocked, does NOT fit the criteria of exceptable ads, unless, that criteria does not include privacy issues, ad tracking issues and browser speed and performance issues. and if this is the case, then you NEED to reconsider your criteria.
Temp wrote:Is there an option to remove the 'sponsored results' (aka ads) from Google search results that have started appearing in the last month despite having ABP installed?
This is likely an issue with your screen contrast. In your example, Google is using hex color #fef4ea in the ad background. You can get more details on the color at http://www.color-hex.com/color/fef4ea.
That sounds like a business strategy of losing money on every sale but making it up in volume; Google needs to show ads to remain viable (more than 99% of its revenue comes from ads), and as long as Google's results are the most relevant, users will tolerate them.Temp wrote:(Ironically, it's probably in Google's interests to allow users to choose not have these ads displayed, as they will otherwise migrate to other search engines where the first results displayed are actual search results.)
Hero wrote:This is likely an issue with your screen contrast. In your example, Google is using hex color #fef4ea in the ad background. You can get more details on the color at http://www.color-hex.com/color/fef4ea.
lewisje wrote:To allow Google search ads to be hidden, disable the acceptable-ads whitelist: https://adblockplus.org/en/acceptable-ads#optout.