How To Get Around Ad Blocker Plugins


As a publisher of web content you’re entitled to make a profit by posting advertising on your website in the hopes that you will get enough click-throughs or impressions to pay for your out of pocket expenses such as hosting fees and coffee. For most websites advertising is their sole method of earning a living.

The reason why the majority of the internet is free is because webmasters are able to make money from advertising. If their only form of revenue turned out to be ineffective, then the only alternative is for websites to start charging users a subscription fee to access their content.

If you’re a webmaster who has a website with increasing traffic but have noticed your advertising revenue stay the same, your traffic probably has ad blockers installed. In order to trick ad blockers to showing your advertisements give these simple tricks a try:

Rename any folders using the names; “Advertising”, “Ad” or “Click”. You should also go one step further and remove the words; “advertising”, “ad” or “click” from any and all file names.
If the first fix did not work you can then try hosting the ads locally. As a general rule you should always host the images on your own server and never include pixel sizes or the words “ad” or “banner” in the names of your image files.
Remove all of the loud, obnoxious, blinking and obtrusive advertisements. This is why people install AdBlock plugins in the first place.
This is not the ultimate work-around, but it should allow your advertisements to serve impressions to your visitors. If you’re looking for a more geeky solution, checkout ProBlogDesign . They will show you how to stop the people who use ad blockers by making an AdBlocker enabled website worse than having the plugin disabled!

  • Person you know

    the thing that gets on my nerves is when the whole background is turned into an add, its very annoying and ALWAYS painful to look at, the problem is there are some websites that have found ways to detect the ad blocker, and then they dont allow you to view your content till its turned off, but they have ads that are so obnoxious that i cant keep my ad block off to view the page.

  • Meo

    Thanks for this very helpful post. I have to agree though blinking ads are annoying, still ads are fine as long as it’s professionally made.

  • what I do is simply change the ad sizes to avoid the ad blocking filters. So simply add or take a few pixels from the ad”s width and height and presto!