Microsoft Pay to get through Adblock Plus

Microsoft Pay to get through Adblock Plus

Microsoft Pay to get through Adblock Plus

Microsoft Pay to get through Adblock Plus


Microsoft Google and Amazon have all paid Eyeo, the company behind adblock Plus, in order for their advertisements go unblocked on their websites for using the Adblock Plus Extension.  

Online advertising is a very large part of making money online with Microsoft saying that it is a worth $120 billion, this makes blocking ads a very controversial subject as it prevents websites from earning money from views unless the Ad-blocker Whitelists their website.


Microsoft Pay to get through Adblock Plus  

With the popularity of browser extension such as Adblock Plus and other similar apps, viewership of advertisements goes down which leaves many many websites in a position in which they do not make as much money.

While to many ads are seen as disruptive, especially when they are bombarded with them in pop-ups or expand to cover the article you are reading or start using your PC's speakers, while the blocking of these ads can be seen as very beneficial to your web browsing experience remember the content creators behind the ads. 

With these big players paying to get their ads unblocked it makes me wonder how many others are being "held to ransom" by companies such as Eyeo. I urge any readers of this article to help support sites with non-intrusive ads by whitelisting them or to stop using adblock extensions entirely, without your support some of your favourite content creators many not survive as we travel into the future. 

In this situation my mind wanders off to the fate of Joystiq, which was shut down just yesterday. I wonder how heavily they were affected by ad blocking extensions.


You can join the discussion on Microsoft, Google and Amazon paying to get through AdBlock Plus on the OC3D Forums. 


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Most Recent Comments

04-02-2015, 09:02:41

I've seen this all over but have yet to see any Ads. Maybe I don't go to the right websites.Quote

04-02-2015, 09:07:06

Originally Posted by JMOC View Post
I've seen this all over but have yet to see any Ads. Maybe I don't go to the right websites.
Maybe you have disabled that "show unobstructive ads" featureQuote

04-02-2015, 09:53:21

What about a feature similar to what is integrated into Hulu? Using just about any pop-up blocker I get a black screen overlay that displays something like 'we operate on ads, can't bring you xyz, click here to disable ad blockers'. Can't speak for everyone, but I don't make a conscious decision to disable adblock for certain websites. A simple reminder like on Hulu with a simple single/few click fix would go a long way I'd think.Quote

04-02-2015, 09:53:54

Originally Posted by Thelosouvlakia View Post
Maybe you have disabled that "show unobstructive ads" feature
I haven't disabled it, and I still haven't seen the fabled ads anywhere either.Quote

04-02-2015, 11:12:48

It looks like Joystiq reopened.

Anyway, on the subject. People started using Ad-block because of those intrusive "right-in-yo-face" ads and thus many sites that don't do these, suffer. A very good example would be this exact forum. I see the ads and I've got no problems with them. What's more, they are bla bla bla....

TL;DR: Yes to non-intusive ads. No to annoying pop-ups and Adblock.Quote

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