dougwilson - 6:32 pm on Nov 7, 2012 (gmt 0)
How does using "Do not track" and "Opt out", from the website owner using adsense ads point of view, effect me?
I've always used adsense on my site. I don't make much money from these ads but I do make enough to pay for domains and hosting.
I do not like being tracked and served preferential ads. I really want to see what everybody else sees. Then I know what ads are being shown on my site, and on other sites.
A week or so ago I added (on) the "do not track" Firefox plugin. Instantly hundreds of companies previously tracking my movements - were blocked.
Among these were Add-This and adsense. My adsense ads disappeared and so did my bookmark icons. I can unblock them for my site and they come back.
My question is, how does using this service effect my status with adsense or add-this? I'd like double-click and G. Analytics blocked. Ads still show when I block them but what the side effects of blocking them are - I don't know.
I've been looking for any knowledge on this issue. Including asking add-this and Do Not Track but can't get to the answer to the actual question (Yet).
Lots of opinions across the net about everything else surrounding do no track but not my specific question.
Of course I'll keep digging but wanted to post here too.