I remember years ago youtube was great but throughout the years they got more and more ads. But last year i started to hate youtube. There was too many ads and i hate being forced to watch advertisement. I know there is many people who are influenced by advertising. And they make tons of money from advertising. But for the few people who are not. It really makes our time on the internet horrible.
That's one reason i hated tv. Too many ads. And now with netflix. I have never looked back to tv. I love netflix.
I know there is a lot of people going to argue with me that an "Internet without Ads" would shut down their website and that a lot of websites would be ruined. And i know google is losing billions because of ad-block.
But i believe that it would bring better quality websites. A lot of useless websites out there are made just to bring in revenue from ads.
Well i don't need ads to help me decide what to buy. I always do my research before buying things.
One last point. YouTube was the website that runied it for me. They finally forced me to get ad-block
In conclusion we should be supporting the websites we like. Even if it involves having to pay.
I support Ad-Block and an internet free of ads 110%
In the past months. Ive also started to see different types of ways webmasters are changing due to this. I have seen
1. Unable to view websites unless you turn off ad-block (i never go back to these websites)
2. A popup or notice at the top of the of the website to turn it off (i usually don't turn it off)
3. The website works but the css is all messed up. So only half-half works. Sometimes i turn it off for a minute then turn it on. But I try not to come back to these sites
4. Ads turning into jpg photos and pretty much "begging" the users to turn it off. (this worked for me. It made me feel bad for the website) But really i dont care too much. I hate ads.
As a webmaster i understand other webmasters. I didn't mind ads in the beginning. But the overuse of ads runied it for most of us. But i really hate ads. It's a fight against the people vs the webmaster. We must somehow evolve, make scripts to beat ad-block or make money other ways.. but how is the question of the future.