I estimate at least a third of my users use "ad-block" software for their browsers... some have noted they specifically white-list my forum but obviously the vast majority of users who do use it never will.
Just curious how other people deal with ad-block, if it all.
Results 1 to 8 of 8
Thread: How do you deal with ad-block?
- 10-30-10, 23:47 #1
How do you deal with ad-block?
- 10-31-10, 01:26 #2
- Open Brothel, Thailand
- Join Date
Hi, I choose to toally ignore this problem as long as ad block is not implemented by default in browsers.
Ignoring the problem allows me not to worry a second about it.
My particularity is that I try to focus on non technical audience, so they wouldn't have ad block activated. But I have some sites with advanced users, the ones producing the content for me, in that case I would send them to a page saying they should put my site in the ad block whitelist if they want to continue using it.
But as I said I didn't do it, because in all honesty I don't care about this problem yet, I earn more than enough with adsense, and I don't think those using ad blocker now would be ad clicker anyway, even without ad blocker.
If ad blocker starts to be a default setting of popular browsers, then I'll have to be proactive about it!
- 10-31-10, 03:26 #3
I think if someone is using ad-block software they wont click on Ads anyways so why bother?
I have the luck to target a niche where all users are not tech savvy so 95% of them don't use Ad block software.
I spend a lot of though about this problem years ago.
One Idea of mine was to put all Ads in a div with a background image that says that this site is free because of the Ads displayed.
And if all users would block Ads I have to charge them for our service.
Users without Ad-Block would see the Ads and users using an Ad-Block software would see the image.
However like I said before, users who decided to block Ads are most likely not clicking on your Ads anyways so why bother?
- 10-31-10, 14:59 #4
The DIV background images is a nifty option/solution- thanks.
- 10-31-10, 20:19 #5
Hmmm... it appears Ad Block in Firefox will block this trick from working too... It won't show my DIV at all... in Chrome with ad-block it works fine though. I also tried a table instead of a DIV, same problem.
- 10-31-10, 20:42 #6
I would not waist my time on this.
I use Ad-Block too and I would never deactivate it just because a website I am visiting tells me to
Another approach would be, if it would be possible to detect an Ad-Block script (which I am not sure), to completely deny access to your website as long as it is enabled.
- 11-01-10, 00:18 #7
Well I ended up using a combo of your idea and what I originally had... using ad-block for firefox will actually be more annoying then nothing at all- that is all the time I'm going to invest in this.
Now there are 3 possibilities when viewing my site:
1. User doesn't use adblock, everything is displayed as normal (adsense blocks the background image).
2. User uses regular adblock - Adsense is blocked but background image shows asking user to please disable adblock.
- 11-01-10, 00:28 #8