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    Ad Blockers - the End For Adsense Websites ??


    I read recently that some major browsers are to come with Ad blockers or allow them as ad ons. Does this spell the end for sites dependent on Adsense ?
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    Which major browsers?

    I would have thought Chrome would certainly avoid this for as long as possible.


    Personally I believe that adsense dependent sites will die out slowly, with the money being made via paid subscriptions to higher quality content and via affiliate links. https://understandinge.com/ does this brilliantly.
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    Safari and Firefox. It made prime time news on theBBC.
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    Originally Posted by Glenn Kilpatric
    Safari and Firefox. It made prime time news on theBBC.
    Have you got any links? I must have missed that.
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    Hmm! Looks like The Guardian covered a story in the same vein: publishers stop the ad blocking wave? | Media | The Guardian
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    If you have BBC I player there was quite a feature on it on Monday Night. Also there is mention of it around the net :

    Does ad blocking herald the end of the free internet? - BBC News
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    Perhaps in the future there would be ways to code a site to only show content to browsers with no Ad blocker ?? And to offer a pay gate to those with blockers enabled ?
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    Thats should say it was on BBC Newsnight which will be on I player.
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    Originally Posted by Glenn Kilpatric
    Perhaps in the future there would be ways to code a site to only show content to browsers with no Ad blocker ?? And to offer a pay gate to those with blockers enabled ?
    I can't imagine the broader public receiving that very well! But...there are a lot of alternative systems being tested and discussed. I remember a few threads on WebmasterWorld about them, let's see if I can find them...

    In this thread folks are talking about something new called "Google Contributor" which allows a visitor to pay a monthly contribution to reduce the number of AdSense ads they see.

    Some use a "donation" button instead of advertising.

    This is a gigantic thread focused around an article from Marketingland which stated that "$21.8 billion in global ad revenues have been blocked/lost so far in 2015." That was as of August. Supposedly that number is projected to double in 2016 (Edit: meaning, to be clear, that the number of dollars lost for the whole year of 2016 is projected to be twice as much lost in the whole year of 2015.)

    These two threads: this one and this one feature users discussing strategies for dealing with ad blockers, low income, etc...and debating a bunch of solutions.

    Interesting stuff, perhaps, but take it all with a grain of salt!
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    My neighbour is 60 years old, and he can't turn on pc but he can install ad block

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