I would like to introduce AdBlock Notify to you since it is a very useful utility. Some years ago, ads were only banner ads with various sizes. I used to get to know about new products and services and that was just fine. But after that, pop-up/pop-under and full-page ads appeared and ads have just become really annoying. Not to mention the unfair redirects and other tricky methods…
Around 7 years ago, there appeared a solution for all those annoying ads. That was the AdBlock content filtering and ad blocking extension for browsers. With AdBlock or AdBlock Plus you could eliminate all of those annoying ads (but sadly together with the good-old banner ads).
Due to all of these methods, the income of site owners began to fall and some site even had to close due to financial problems…
As a counter-move, there came a solution for this: AdBlock Notify (by ThemeIsle). After you install this WordPress plugin to your site you can notify your visitors that they can support you by disabling the AdBlocker for that site. It is supposed to only show the notification if the AdBlocker is enabled for that site. You can create your own notification message where you describe why you ask your visitors to
put your site to white-list and other further useful customization is also possible. There is also a very useful free-version edition 🙂
I am using AdBlock Notify in this site for about 3 months now and I am really satisfied with it. The only issue I had is that when I am using my smart-phone and I disable the image downloading in the browser of my phone (for better bandwidth management and faster surfing) this adblocker notification is shown. It is interesting that AdSense knows if images are disabled and instead of showing nothing it shows the text ads, which is correct IMHO.
Considering all of these, my advice for you guys is quite simple:
* First, you should install AdBlocker extension to your browser to remove annoying pop-up ads while you are surfing. If you like a site for it has good, useful content (and especially if it is using only banner ads like worldofpcgamers.com) then put that site to the white-list of your AdBlocker.
* Second, you should install AdBlock Notify plugin for all of your WordPress sites and customize it to your needs.
* Don’t make sites that are disturbing your visitors! If your content is great then your reward should be lots of impressions.
Be cool! 🙂