Adblocker technology and the future

Jump to Last Post 1-3 of 3 discussions (5 posts)
  1. Jesse Drzal profile image96
    Jesse Drzalposted 23 months ago

    I've read some articles recently about the popularity of ad blocking apps that people are using on the web will this affect our industry going forward? Would love to hear thoughts/opinions on this from everyone.

    1. Glenis Rix profile image97
      Glenis Rixposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      It's a vexed question. I use an ad blocker, as I find the plethora of ads that otherwise appear on my computer an irritating distraction. On the other side of the argument, I write a blog which has a a personal domain and I allow Adsense ads to appear on it - but I haven't reached the payment threshold because I don't receive clicks on the ads, presumably because other people are also using an ad blocker.

      1. Jesse Drzal profile image96
        Jesse Drzalposted 23 months agoin reply to this

        It's a very vexed question, I agree. I think most people are ok with a fair amount of advertising on pages as long as it's not overboard, at least I am. I think it's the obnoxious ads that redirect is where people get frustrated. Hard to say how many are using add blocking I've read somewhere between 10 to 20 percent use it on desktop and less on mobile..but who knows really.

  2. Sam Montana profile image75
    Sam Montanaposted 23 months ago

    It is a concern to all websites that depend on ad revenue. I also use an ad blocker, but mainly because of large websites. Websites like television news websites, CNBC and many other large websites. For some reason, they never got the word that too many ads, and popups that cover the article you want to read, is not they way to go.

    Some of these websites have made it nearly impossible to even read a story or article without having the ad blocker on.

    I also have several blogs and I make sure the ads never interfere with the reading of the website or articles, which should please Google also. And I make it a point to turn off my ad blocker when on others personal blogs and website.

    I can turn my ad blocker on and off from the toolbar, which makes it easy.

    I really don't know why so many major websites have ads, and popups all over their website, when they know it annoys those that are going to their website.

  3. makingamark profile image68
    makingamarkposted 23 months ago

    I've been using an ad blocker forever - mainly because of sites which don't apply good sense to where they place their adverts and what content they think it's OK to display.

    I don't use adverts on my own sites - just Amazon associate text links (which generate income) - and they don't get affected by the ad blocker I use (and the sites are not an exception to the ad blocking!)


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)