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ABP (Adblock Plus) Now Has "Good Ads"

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Just a FYI, really :) http://www.theverge.com/2016/9/13/12890050/adblock-plus-now-sells-ads (I wondered why I was seeing "some" ads recently). Ublock origin is recommended as an alternative - which… Read More
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8m, 5d agoPosted 8 months, 5 days ago
Just a FYI, really :)http://www.theverge.com/2016/9/13/12890050/adblock-plus-now-sells-ads (I wondered why I was seeing "some" ads recently).

Ublock origin is recommended as an alternative - which Im going to try https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ublock-origin (on firefox too).

"Adblock Plus is launching a new service that... uh, puts more ads on your screen.

Rather than stripping all ads from the internet forever, Adblock Plus is hoping to replace the bad ads — anything it deems too big, too ugly, or too intrusive — with good ads, ones that are smaller, subtler, and theoretically much less annoying.

It’ll begin doing that through an ad marketplace, which will allow blogs and other website operators to pick out so-called “acceptable” ads and place them on their pages. If a visitor using Adblock Plus comes to the page, they’ll be shown those “acceptable ads,” instead of whatever ads the site would normally run.

The marketplace is a extension of the Acceptable Ads program that Adblock Plus has been running since 2011. Since then, the ad blocker has defaulted to “whitelisting” approved ads, so that they show up even when users have the blocker turned on. But the program has been fairly limited in scope, since publishers and ad networks need to specifically work with (and pay) Adblock Plus to have their ads deemed acceptable. It’s a time-consuming process, Williams emphasized, which limits how many websites can sign up to display ads to would-be blockers."

"The ad marketplace is launching in beta today (13 September) and is supposed to launch in full later this year."
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8m, 5d agoPosted 8 months, 5 days ago
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banned#1
It's the 16th today.
#2
I was quoting from the article, hence 13th September, which I added in brackets :)
banned#3
Seems silly though, an ad blocker allowing ads. Would rather pay for a premium service if that's an option. If not, I'll try what you suggested.
#4
Kind of defeats the object of the entire app really. An ad blocker that allows ads.
Hopefully people switch to a more useful app.
#5
One vote here for Ublock Origin.
#6
i,am now with ublock,thanks
#7
The comments below (the Verge article) say that there is an "Acceptable Ads" option that you can tick/untick in ABP, but I wonder if this is setting a precedent and more ads will sneak in over time....
banned#8
louiselouise
The comments below (the Verge article) say that there is an "Acceptable Ads" option that you can tick/untick in ABP, but I wonder if this is setting a precedent and more ads will sneak in over time....

Ah, panic over then :)
#9
Switched to Ublock a good year ago now. Much better.

It's a shame you cant get something similar for Android. Ads on mobile are so intrusive. Locking up sites and browser hijacking.
#10
Very good! I hope this will start a trend with marketeers to stop that nonsense with blinking, video playing, audio playing, focus stealing adverts.

Edited By: SUMMONER on Sep 16, 2016 18:55
3 Likes #11
Came to roughly the same conclusion in this thread too:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/beginning-end-adblock-2295166
1 Like #12
moneysavingkitten
Came to roughly the same conclusion in this thread too:http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/beginning-end-adblock-2295166
Thanks, didn't realise this was an ongoing thing with ABP :)
2 Likes #13
Krooner
Switched to Ublock a good year ago now. Much better.
It's a shame you cant get something similar for Android. Ads on mobile are so intrusive. Locking up sites and browser hijacking.

Try AdAway. Root required.
#14
Is it just me, or does this 'Good Ads' thing remind anyone else of a certain episode of Brass Eye?
#15
Just thought I'd mention, I've been trialing ublock. While it's very effective which is great, it's probably too effective for cashback to track properly.

If your using it while shopping it might be a good idea to disable the whole plugin or that you use a different browser to make the final purchase.
1 Like #16
moneysavingkitten
Just thought I'd mention, I've been trialing ublock. While it's very effective which is great, it's probably too effective for cashback to track properly.
If your using it while shopping it might be a good idea to disable the whole plugin or that you use a different browser to make the final purchase.

Good advise. Also some BBC video content won't load with uBlock enabled. You can click the uBlock icon and click the large power button to disable per website, this helps with BBC.
1 Like #17
rev6
moneysavingkitten
Just thought I'd mention, I've been trialing ublock. While it's very effective which is great, it's probably too effective for cashback to track properly.
If your using it while shopping it might be a good idea to disable the whole plugin or that you use a different browser to make the final purchase.
Good advise. Also some BBC video content won't load with uBlock enabled. You can click the uBlock icon and click the large power button to disable per website, this helps with BBC.
Not sure that is a problem for MSK ;)

moneysavingkitten
Just thought I'd mention, I've been trialing ublock. While it's very effective which is great, it's probably too effective for cashback to track properly.
If your using it while shopping it might be a good idea to disable the whole plugin or that you use a different browser to make the final purchase.
Don't you find some news websites have pop ups that you can't block these days ?
don't mind small ones that just remind you to support their 'cause'
but local ones now have a huge thing that covers a third of the page
1 Like #18
thewongwing101
rev6
moneysavingkitten
Just thought I'd mention, I've been trialing ublock. While it's very effective which is great, it's probably too effective for cashback to track properly.
If your using it while shopping it might be a good idea to disable the whole plugin or that you use a different browser to make the final purchase.
Good advise. Also some BBC video content won't load with uBlock enabled. You can click the uBlock icon and click the large power button to disable per website, this helps with BBC.
Not sure that is a problem for MSK ;)
moneysavingkitten
Just thought I'd mention, I've been trialing ublock. While it's very effective which is great, it's probably too effective for cashback to track properly.
If your using it while shopping it might be a good idea to disable the whole plugin or that you use a different browser to make the final purchase.
Don't you find some news websites have pop ups that you can't block these days ?
don't mind small ones that just remind you to support their 'cause'
but local ones now have a huge thing that covers a third of the page

Just adding to the topic of uBlock being too aggressive :D
1 Like #19
rev6
moneysavingkitten
Just thought I'd mention, I've been trialing ublock. While it's very effective which is great, it's probably too effective for cashback to track properly.
If your using it while shopping it might be a good idea to disable the whole plugin or that you use a different browser to make the final purchase.
Good advise. Also some BBC video content won't load with uBlock enabled. You can click the uBlock icon and click the large power button to disable per website, this helps with BBC.

It's very aggressive, I have to add many exceptions for the same websites. Mind you it does show how spammy they really are. The amount of domains some of them are using is incredible.
1 Like #20
thewongwing101
rev6
moneysavingkitten
Just thought I'd mention, I've been trialing ublock. While it's very effective which is great, it's probably too effective for cashback to track properly.
If your using it while shopping it might be a good idea to disable the whole plugin or that you use a different browser to make the final purchase.
Good advise. Also some BBC video content won't load with uBlock enabled. You can click the uBlock icon and click the large power button to disable per website, this helps with BBC.
Not sure that is a problem for MSK ;)

moneysavingkitten
Just thought I'd mention, I've been trialing ublock. While it's very effective which is great, it's probably too effective for cashback to track properly.
If your using it while shopping it might be a good idea to disable the whole plugin or that you use a different browser to make the final purchase.
Don't you find some news websites have pop ups that you can't block these days ?
don't mind small ones that just remind you to support their 'cause'
but local ones now have a huge thing that covers a third of the page

Very true that X) Not missing it at all either. Just finding my viewing is becoming more specialised.

Yes I do :( I find the adverts on Wired which I can't block and still read the articles, so distracting I just can't deal with it. Don't click on their links anymore.

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