Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th Sep 2015 14:37 UTC
Internet & Networking

Let's talk ad-blocking.

With the arrival of iOS 9, ad-blocking is coming to mobile in a big way, and it's causing a lot of talk all over the web. It is highlighting the internal struggle some feel about the practice, but also the hypocrisy of some of its staunchest proponents. So far, it seems like the real 'bloodbath' isn't taking place where people thought it would be - namely, publishers - but among personalities.

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by Windows Sucks on Sun 20th Sep 2015 01:40 UTC
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The thing I don't get is that most ads come from Google so why can't they do a better job of delivering them?

The other thing is that could be done is companies could let people pay for a ad free view of their site. Not a pay wall but maybe a ad version and a non ad version like a lot of apps are made.


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RE: Google
by Lennie on Sun 20th Sep 2015 19:51 in reply to "Google"
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My guess would be because ad revenue has been dropping.

Do you know who did that ? Facebook.

Facebook is Google's biggest competitor in advertising.

And Facebook has more personal information about the person they are serving the ad too and they have no problem using all the information they can find.

That is the reason Google+ tried to adopt a 'real name policy' after Facebook did it.

Why did you think Facebook did so good with their IPO ?

Edited 2015-09-20 19:51 UTC

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