Ad blocking

  • Publishers could gain from EU net neutrality ruling regarding ad blocking

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    Internet service providers and mobile operators that block ads could be breaking EU guidelines on net neutrality even if customers opt in. EU regulations only allow providers to block content for three reasons: to comply with a member state’s laws, to manage levels of traffic across a network, or for security. Updated guidelines issued by the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (Berec) this week state that advertising should... Read More

  • Are UK consumers finally realising that ads keep the internet free?

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    According to BizReport, the latest quarterly report from the Internet Advertising Board UK and YouGov states that the number of UK adults using ad blockers did not change significantly between February 2016 (21.7%) and July 2016 (21.2%). Interestingly, it seems that the value exchange message is beginning to sink in with the British consumer as they realize that ads online fund free content and services, and that the alternative to... Read More

  • What do UK publishers think about mobile ad blockers?

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    Back in May this year, AOL and research firm InsightsNow surveyed over 300 UK publishers to ask them what were the primary challenges they were seeing on mobile. With over half (55%) putting ad blockers as the biggest challenge, compared to quality of consumer experience (45%) and quality of content/creative (40%). However, mobile does provide publishers with several opportunities. The study also found that faster ad loads and engaging ad units... Read More

  • Facebook to use technology against ad blockers

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    Facebook has announced that it intends to start forcing ads to appear to all users of its desktop website, even if they use ad-blocking software. The company said that they will do this by changing the way that advertising is loaded on the desktop version of the platform, making its ad units much more difficult for ad blockers to detect. According to the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) 26% of U.S.... Read More

  • New insights into why consumers are installing ad blockers

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    According to eMarketer installation of ad blockers on desktop is still increasing, up 48% to 45 million people in 2015, by the end of 2016 this will hit 63 million and rise to 77 million in 2017. But what exactly drives people to turn to ad blockers? Two new surveys have just been released that show some very interesting insights. Omnicom Media Group (OMG) surveyed a large sample group as... Read More

  • What can publishers do about ad blocking?

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    What are ad blockers? As its name suggests, an ad blocker simply hides all types of advertising on websites so that users of ad blockers will see a blank space where an ad would have been served. Ad blockers are installed as browser extensions. All major browsers have ad blockers available and with a few exceptions, these extensions are not developed by the browsers themselves. How do they work? Ad... Read More