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Re: [LUG] Ad blockers


On 27/03/17 13:12, Brad Rogers via list wrote:
On Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:50:04 +0100
Neil via list <list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hello Neil,

I am wondering, how can anyone be so accurate? 42 percent?? That seems
a bit too exact to me. Since I hate all ads I just move on elsewhere. I
am wondering, however, how do sites lose money due to an ad blocker? If

They know because, since they get paid on every ad placed, that data has
to be logged for accounting purposes.  An ad blocker can be detected and
that too can be logged.  Compare blocked ads with total hits and you've
got your percentage income loss.  Round to nearest whole number.....

Well, I have learnt something today, thanks. Earlier I opened up the website in question which, after a few seconds, tells me I must switch off my blocker to view the site. However, there are several headings present, such as Features, Support, Feedback etc. If I quickly click on one I get moved to that part of the site and I can then go around all the site, except the home page, and view whatever I want. It is only on the home page that I am blocked (pun intended). So really they are wasting their time.

I will try that trick with any other sites that try to get me to switch of the blocker.



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