You can now expect every website to inundate you with pop-ups for email lists, promotions, and privacy theater. (No, the GDPR isn’t to blame.) Enough is enough.
Here is how you can block most programmatically inserted ads, or “dynamic ads”, in your favorite podcasts. No special software required.
A small Google AdSense publishers’ perspective on Firefox’s new cookie-blocking policy change. It can be good for the open web ecosystem in the long run.
A look at the new Google AdSense APIs for obtaining GDPR and ePrivacy consent with custom-built data-sharing consent-screens.
Firefox and Safari already integrate with the Google Safe Browsing fraud/malware protection service. Should they also adopt its new bad-ads blocking system?
Get the details on how the built-in ad-blocker in Google Chrome works. The ad-blocker only kicks in on websites in violation of the Better Ad Standards policies.
YouTube can show fewer ads when using Chromecast compared to desktop and mobile. Are YouTube creators losing out when you watch on the big screen?
The latest Firefox update presents tons of distractions every time you open up a new browser tab. Is this the browsing experience we want?
Host-read ads can damage trust. Podcasts should either use different people to read their ads or embrace programmatically inserted ads.
Hosts erode trust when reading advertiser messages on their shows. Programmatic ads may be the only way to maintain trust.
Google just relaunched its internet-wide Google Contributor subscription service as a way for managing “ad removal passes” on behalf of individual websites.
Brave Software has only attracted 120 publishers to join their Rewards program that gets rid of all ads on the web.
Google has completely abandoned its innovative Google Contributor program that was set to reinvent how the web is funded.
Google seems to have abandoned its Google Contributor program: the subscription service where you could outbid awful ads across the web for a monthly subscription.
The new Brave browser rewards websites that load quickly in cash at the detriment of slower websites; motivating websites to fix their loading-time issues.
Brave wants to build a new web browser and reinvent how the web is funded. Maybe they should focus on one thing and include more browsers instead?
Newcomer to the browser market Brave wants people to pay creators and websites directly. Removes most ads in the process.
Online marketers are being too aggressive with their remarketing campaigns. Stop pushing low-value goods at a loss!
I made a quick niche app and published it on Google Play Store. Here are my experiences trying to monetize an app with a small audience.
My experiences after two months out-bidding the lowest paying online advertisers to get a mostly ad-free experience across the web.
You can participate in the ad-auction and out-bit the worst online ads for just a few dollars per month.