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mzee
08-07-2011, 06:38 PM
One of my web sites has a search engine which is free, but displays two small adverts in lieu. For US$345.00 per annum they will remove the adverts.

Thing is, 'Add Block' in Firefox, IE9 and Chrome block the adverts.

Question is, what % of browsers have Add Bock etc installed?

GameJunkie
08-07-2011, 07:16 PM
?

Speedy Gonzales
08-07-2011, 07:32 PM
None of them do, unless you install a program / addon. Or use something like track protection in IE9. Which may or may not work

mzee
08-07-2011, 08:29 PM
I should have asked what % of viewers install an Ad Block?

GameJunkie
08-07-2011, 08:30 PM
alot

tweak'e
08-07-2011, 08:46 PM
most browser have the ability to block ads/sites. security and spyware progs use that to block sites, which coincidently also covers most external ad companies.

kahawai chaser
09-07-2011, 09:22 AM
Or maybe use another search engine for your site. Google's custom search (https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLogin?continue=http://www.google.com/cse/panel/refinements%3Fcx%3D007021807266733736976:dx44m4on0 hg&service=cprose&hl=en&gl=us&passive=true) might be a good choice. Can refine and brand it, and even make money if you want. Their CSE blog here (http://googlecustomsearch.blogspot.com/).

autechre
11-07-2011, 11:10 AM
I should have asked what % of viewers install an Ad Block?
Depends on your audience. If it's technical/IT people, then quite a big percentage will have an ad blocker.
If it's regular Joe Public, not many will block the ads.