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Adblock, love and hate

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Nuno, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. Nuno

    Nuno Active Member


    I have been measuring adblock in my community and numbers are near 23%.
    Personally I use uBlock dynamically filtered (advanced mode) configured to allow ads by default, I only block ads when things are getting hard in some sites that show tons of ads/popups and it's almost impossible to see the content.

    So, I don't censure the use of adblockers ... people are free to do what they want, but when we work hard managing our communities with our free time, paying for licenses, servers, themes, plugins, etc I think it's fair we can do something to override this.

    These visitors are getting into our communities because they are searching for information. We don't charge them anything, it's free ... but if they don't want to see some ads and support our effort and the overall community effort to give them information the don't pay, we have the right to not allow them to see it .. that's the tradeoff ... we give them the information they want for free and they allow some ad impressions so we can pay the bills! That's fair enough!

    So, I'm thinking about placing some notice or limit what adblockers can view, asking them to give permission to show ads on our community or to register, since members are ads free.

    What are your doing regarding this matter?
    If you are doing anything, what are your results?

    Last edited: Feb 21, 2016
  2. Cthulhux

    Cthulhux Member

    I wouldn't want my users to disable their ad blockers. After all they're important security software.
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  3. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

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  4. dethfire

    dethfire Well-Known Member

    adblocking is a reality, advertisers and publishers need to adjust instead of complaining
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  5. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    Adblocking is a product of the industry. The fact that ads are intrusive and potentially harmful has forced the need for Adblock. My community has a 60% adblock rate. What I did last month was disable adblock for all registered members; because regular ads are pretty pointless.
  6. sross

    sross Active Member

    Can you tell me how you are monitoring who is using ad block? Thanks!
  7. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

  8. Nuno

    Nuno Active Member

    Pagefair can do it ..

    I use this with adsense:

      window.onload = function() {
          setTimeout(function() {
          var ad = document.querySelector("ins.adsbygoogle");
          if (ad && ad.innerHTML.replace(/\s/g, "").length == 0) {
            if (typeof ga !== 'undefined') {
                ga('send', 'event', 'Adblock', 'Yes', {'nonInteraction': 1});
            } else if (typeof _gaq !== 'undefined') {
                 _gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'Adblock', 'Yes', undefined, undefined, true]);
        }, 2000);
    You will see the results in you analytics account under events.
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  9. Nuno

    Nuno Active Member

    Regarding this dilema, Eventually I will only show a small div in the bottom asking people to register so the can browser the forum ads free!
  10. Temery

    Temery Active Member

    How do you measure how many are using ad bock?
  11. Temery

    Temery Active Member

    Any idea where I put the code?

    I can't get this to work.
  12. Temery

    Temery Active Member

    Thanks. I put this in one of the ad template. Is the the right place?

    Events? What do I look for?

    EDIT: Got it. Thanks.

  13. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    I use Google Analytics to push ID codes for whether or not someone gets an ad or not (or if they are a premium member). Or at least I used to... I no longer serve ads to my members; so I removed those scripts. Unfortunately I don't have it saved anywhere on how I did it...

    I do remember though, that its an extrapolation of these two guides I wrote back in the day:

  14. Temery

    Temery Active Member


    I must be doing something wrong. This says 100% of users, is Adblock. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?

  15. Flightlevels

    Flightlevels Member

    I have the same question.
  16. Temery

    Temery Active Member

    I contacted pagefair directly, and was told to put the code in the footer template. You have to register with them to get code specific to your site.

    I'm still having no luck.

    Let me know if you get it working.

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