As an independent publisher creating this post hurts. Ads make our site money. They keep us in business. And honestly I wish there were another, better way to stay in business because I want our audience to enjoy a fast and private viewing experience (just like I would want for myself and my family). So why am I writing this article, then, if ads are entrenched in our business model? Well, for a few reasons, actually.
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First, people deserve to be in control of their information. Second, I’d want an ad-free browsing experience if I wasn’t a content creator if I’m honest with myself. And finally, if people are going to be out there looking for the best ad blocking software and plugins they can find, I might as well be the one to help them find what they are looking for.
You know — if you enjoy reading the content on your favorite websites and knowing that the people behind those sites can afford food and a roof over their head, but are concerned about privacy (as you should be), you might simply check into Google’s Keep My Opt-Outs program as an ad blocking alternative. Just a thought. Either way, hope you find this article useful one way or the other.
Note: we just published a related article – The 3 Best NEW Ad Blockers for iOS 9 and Safari.
Adguard is more powerful than a browser extension, like uBlock below, because it works at the network level. You’ll be able to block ads and tracking requests and hide the broken page elements that appear as a result (like ads that don’t fire). Privacy wonks will love the fact that most ad code gets cut out before pages even load. Adguard works in all browsers including: Firefox, Chrome, Yandex Browser, Internet Explorer. Adguard will cost you between $10 and $25 per month and comes with 24×7 support.
GHOSTERY, unlike the premium Adguard, is a free browser extension. GHOSTERY claims to protect you from more trackers than any other company (with a database of over 2,000 trackers). The ad blocker is available for: Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera, iOS, and Android. Aside from letting you choose which companies to block, GHOSTERY also educates you about ...