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Revealed: The naughty tricks used by web ads to bypass blockers

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Re: I work in this industry

Actually it's the advertisers themselves who don't give a shit - they will pay 10x more for a badly coded spamvert with tracking and fireworks than some simple unobtrusive text advert. They will even pay you less if the ads appear too far down the page. The publishers (websites) would far rather have something less obnoxious - but the sums don't work out (and we have run MANY, MANY a/b tests to find out if we could get away with something less evil).

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