PageFair — Using And Ad Blocker? How About  A Donation Then?So I stumbled upon PageFair entirely a…

Page­Fair — Using And Ad Blocker? How About  A Dona­tion Then?

So I stum­bled upon Page­Fair entirely acci­den­tally. AdBlock­ers are very common these days. I use one. I’m will­ing to bet the major­ity of people who read this use one.

The reasons for using them vary, some people just hate adver­tis­ing on prin­ci­ple. Some are okay with ads but find that on many sites it’s over­whelm­ing and intru­sive (I’m think­ing of those bloody flash adverts that float in front of things and play video!).

But there’s a catch. A signif­i­cant number of websites rely on adver­tis­ing in order to pay the bills. So if you actu­ally like what you’re getting for a site, shouldn’t you support it.  There are after all costs to every­thing in life.

What Page­Fair claims to do is first iden­tify how percent­age of a site’s traf­fic is using ad block­ers and then allow the site owner to craft an appeal to those people asking them either to remove the ad blocker or to donate some money as alter­na­tive.

Which seems like a pretty fair exchange to me. What do you think?



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