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12:08 am on Sep 13, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I have noticed that google ads in search are not blocked by major adblockers, but the ads and other info on my site are blocked and greatly affect sales.

So I am wasting my money on those clicks where google is displaying ads despite there being an ad blocker.

Is there any way of turning off clicks in adwords, if an adblocker is present? Its killing my sales and probably many others that don't even realize this is happening.
12:15 am on Sept 13, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Yes, you can use a script to check if the div is being populated or not. If not, you can serve something immune to adblockers.

Just do some web searches . There's several methods out there. I used the JS method but recently removed it across all pages in preparation for Chrome's upcoming adblocker adapting the The Initial Better Ads Standards [betterads.org]
7:15 am on Sept 13, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I don't know if there is any way to block ads if ad blocker is up, but your second sentence is interesting itself.

Do you think (maybe you have data) that people with ad blockers do not buy, even if they click in an ad?
4:00 pm on Sept 14, 2017 (gmt 0)

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A lot of my ad content or affiliate content is blocked by ad blockers, so getting google paid clicks will probably not generate much revenue if google shows my ads when people have their ad blockers on. Next time I talk to google, I will suggest adding a feature to adwords to opt out of showing ads with people with adblockers on. If adblock is on it should block google and all advertisers, but thats not how it works, since google probably paid something to the adblocking software companies to keep their ads showing.

Keplyr, can you expand on where you would put a script and how what is the div you referred to? Thanks.
7:14 pm on Sept 14, 2017 (gmt 0)

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@vphoner - as I said, there are numerous ways of checking whether a user is seeing the ads on your page. Do some web searches to research and determine if any are appropriate for your use.

Without getting into specifics here, what I did was to use a div container to display Adsense. Then with a timed delayed JS, I checked to see if the div was being populated. If not, that meant the visitor was using an adblocker, so I filled the space with an alternate that was not affected by the blocker.
11:43 pm on Sept 15, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I see, that would keep your site from having "white holes" where the blocked ads would be.
12:01 am on Sept 16, 2017 (gmt 0)

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There is a beauty in offering locally sourced ads (much the same as keyplyr suggests) by filling in the holes. That works if you are also hosting your own ads/service and approaching revenue from that direction. But that's a different topic. Just fill in the holes. :)
 

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