Reply to post: Re: My heart bleeds

Blocking ads? Smaller digital publishers are smacked the hardest

Barry Rueger

Re: My heart bleeds

I did not start using ad-blockers the minute I discovered one. Nor for a long time after. I even click(ed) on ads to help the sites gain revenue, and sometimes because the ads were actually interesting*.

This! I only added ad-blockers this year when stuff became too objectionable to not do so.

My biggest gripe though is how seldom sites serve up an ad that is remotely relevant or interesting to me.

Google usually manages to serve up something I might want, but everywhere else it's just a large and irritating waste of my time.

Do advertisers really not understand how bad Twitter and Facebook (as examples) are at delivering ads to people who would actually care.

Good advertising is useful to both the reader and the advertiser.

Sadly the Internet hasn't learned that.

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