Ghostery Backs IAB’s LEAN Bid To Vanquish Ad Blocking

If you believe the oft-quoted PageFair data, 198 million around the world use ad blocking software, while 22% of smartphone users are even now blocking mobile web browser ads. Industry figures often advocate “better ads” as a solution to the problem. But the truth is, bloated and intrusive web pages drag on load times and weigh […]

 

Ad Blocking Now Mainstream But Needs Nuance: Ghostery’s Tillman

One of the leading companies powering content blocking software admits it was wrong to let users of one mobile ad blocking application block all mobile ads – but the fact so many users did is indicative of the state mobile advertisers have put themselves in. Ghostery makes a browser add-on that helps users see and control which companies can track […]

 

Ad Blocking Is Symptom Of Customer Abuse

According to PageFair’s latest report, ad blocking grew by 41% globally in the last 12 months and there are now 198 million active adblock users around the world. That fact is worrying advertisers. But what’s the reason? Over-zealous publishers who litter their pages with ads that clutter users’ experience, say a couple of executives who […]