|How to measure amount of Adblock users|
Is there a service that helps me convert Adblock users to whitelist my website or to measure the amount of Adblock users that visit my website?
Why would they want to whitelist your site ? They have installed an adblocker for a reason.
This is simple math and it depends on how accurate you want how much trouble it takes to get the information you seek. First, add up all the unique visitors from a raw log file report (AWStats or whatever) and compare to the same number reported by AdSense. Won't be exactly accurate because you can't be sure some of the visitors aren't bots.
Adblock visitors = raw log visitors - AdSense stats
If you want to get a more accurate count and eliminate most of the bots, install a bot blocking script (which you should do anyway) and then subtract all the junk the bot blocking script removed.
In that case it would be:
Adblock visitors = bot blocker allowed visitors - AdSense stats
And after all that you have done that Bill has mentioned... and even if you manage to allow them to be whitelisted, do you really think they will click on an advert ? I doubt it.
They probably won't click but as I found out the numbers are so low it's quite irrelevant, at least it was at the time, which does set your mind at ease.
Then you know that ads aren't being clicked because either the ads suck, the site sucks, or a combination of both suck which at least has more potential to be fixed than unblocking blocked ads.
Man, I sure wish there was a service that did all that bot blocking for you... Why, I'd *pay* for a service like that!
I was actually planning to build a service that does the measuring and converting. Though after your reply I'm having some doubts because it seems that only a very small amount of websites suffer from decreased revenue because of adblock users.
Anyhow thanks for your informative reply, Bill.