Ad blocker performance comparison



  • https://www.raymond.cc/blog/10-ad-blocking-extensions-tested-for-best-performance/view-all/

    I still haven't tried uBlock but I might have to give it a shot.



  • Giving it a shot...



  • I use a 1,2 combo.
    I have Ghostery and ABP as they both have slightly different feature sets.
    ABP for injected ads to video, thanks YouTube... (NOT!!!)... Also for blocking specific elements (e.g. "You could have won a car!" - Spiceworks)
     
    Ghostery for ads and the sneaky little trackers/beacons and irritating widgets/other crap content. I also like it for site customisation. So I can whitelist specific things for specific sites rather than disable it for the entire site.



  • @Nic said:

    https://www.raymond.cc/blog/10-ad-blocking-extensions-tested-for-best-performance/view-all/

    I still haven't tried uBlock but I might have to give it a shot.

    Did you listen to Security Now? lol



  • LogMeIn won't work with uBlock enabled. It seams that they have a tracking.js file they are providing from their own site and that file being blocked causes the site to not work correctly.



  • You can always disable it for individual sites that it blocks.



  • @Nic said:

    You can always disable it for individual sites that it blocks.

    Yeah I figured out how to get around it... odd that a single self hosted (not pulled from a remote site) would kill it.. I'll have to dig more into it...



  • Yeah I've had Privacy Badger kill the CSS on a page - maybe it's being pulled from another host or site.


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    I installed uBlock this morning and it has been working fairly well. One thing it is blocking that I would prefer not is google-analytics.com. Tried to white list that but failing.
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  • It's unfortunate that websites can't do their own hosting for Ads and pull their own stats - but I understand why they can't.

    But really that whole situation is broken. The website gets to make our side show ads with no ill effect on them, but destroy our bandwidth for something we didn't ask for.

    I do wonder how this situation can be resolved - I don't mind small, non persistent, non tracking ads - I want the websites I visit to earn enough to stay open and providing the content I want to imbibe. But at what cost to me personally? The huge cellphone data bill, the unusable websites, the click bait, slide shows (those are about the worst!)



  • I'd like an opt in service for ads. Rather than tracking me around the web, I tell you things I want to see ads for, like video games. Or I temporarily turn on ads for fridges if I'm shopping for a new fridge. That way I get to choose what I want to see.



  • Apparently Google has something like this already - you can pay Google, something like $5 a month, and they will significantly reduce the number of ads you get and often times no ads at all, and the website you visit that use google ads gets some of the money you pay.

    It's called Google Contributor https://www.google.com/contributor/welcome/

    It's hard to wrap your head around paying to surf the web - it would almost be easier if ISP's could opt in to something like this, just make it a fee on the bill and the funds would be passed along to those sides that participate.



  • @Dashrender said:

    Apparently Google has something like this already - you can pay Google, something like $5 a month, and they will significantly reduce the number of ads you get and often times no ads at all, and the website you visit that use google ads gets some of the money you pay.

    It's called Google Contributor https://www.google.com/contributor/welcome/

    It's hard to wrap your head around paying to surf the web - it would almost be easier if ISP's could opt in to something like this, just make it a fee on the bill and the funds would be passed along to those sides that participate.

    Huh, an interesting concept for sure. Still, I'd like to be able to get quality ads of the kinds I like. Given a choice between this service and an ad-blocker, I'll choose the ad-blocker.



  • The bad thing is with Ad blocking you're not helping the companies (websites) you do like make sure they stay in business.

    I agree, all these solutions kinda suck.


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    @Dashrender said:

    The bad thing is with Ad blocking you're not helping the companies (websites) you do like make sure they stay in business.

    Or.... you are encouraging them to make better ads that don't act like generic ads. ML is looking into how to do this effectively as we need to have ads to pay the bills but don't want something like other sites have with terrible ads, moving ads, click bait, etc.



  • The Twit network curates their own ads - Of course their model is different, there main way of advertising is spoken ads during the podcasts... not something we can do here.


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    @Dashrender said:

    The Twit network curates their own ads - Of course their model is different, there main way of advertising is spoken ads during the podcasts... not something we can do here.

    We could do something similar....

    This post is Sponsored By Lipton Ice Tea

    ...here either with text or full ads :)



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @Dashrender said:

    The Twit network curates their own ads - Of course their model is different, there main way of advertising is spoken ads during the podcasts... not something we can do here.

    We could do something similar....

    This post is Sponsored By Lipton Ice Tea

    ...here either with text or full ads :)

    You could easily to sidebar ads. But most of those are highly intrusive.


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    Or we could have graphics in the middle...

    lipton

    off the things that we are typing.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    Or we could have graphics in the middle...

    lipton

    off the things that we are typing.

    TIL that @scottalanmiller really likes Lipton Iced Tea.



  • For the love of god.. please don't do inline ads! fraking hate that about FB.



  • The sidebar ads aren't too bad. I like the way they are done in the Spiceworks community. They don't seem too intrusive to me, and some of them I have actually clicked (gasp!)!



  • I hate ads but I understand their purpose.
    Don't put them in between posts.

    We have empty space on the left and right for something small in size and dynamically scalable.



  • I've replaced Adblock Plus with uBlock and so far so good.


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