Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Jul 2007 11:07 UTC
Bugs & Viruses A lot of people have been emailing us about an issue we are having with one of our ads taking over OSNews. Thank you all for emailing us, the information provided is of good use to us. We are currently working on the problem, and will let you know once it has been fixed. We would like to apologise for the inconvenience. Update by DA: I think that I've tracked down the offender. Read more for details Update 2: This time I think we really fixed it.
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RE[5]: Stop blocking ads!
by steviant on Mon 30th Jul 2007 12:21 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Stop blocking ads!"
steviant
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2006-01-11

Exactly what methodology are you using to check your users are using ad blockers? How do you know your advertising partner is being honest with you?

Have you considered that you have too many advertisements (seems likely since you're complaining that a large proportion of users are using ad blocking software on your site - which is not something I can recall anyone reputable site or any of my hosting customers complaining about).

I think it's at least equally likely from what you've said that you're encouraging your users to use adblocking software on your site, by plastering it with so many ads that the content is compromised. Meanwhile those who don't or won't run ad blockers just left in disgust, leaving you with an apparently high proportion of users with ad-blocking software.

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