Here’s some home-grown Adblock patterns for your enjoyment (save as “adblock.txt” and use the import option on the Adblock preferences screen):
[Adblock] http://*.atwola.com/* http://*.atdmt.com/* http://i.cnn.net/*.js */partner_backlinks.js http://*.googlesyndication.com/ http:/*.imrworldwide.com/* http://*.questionmarket.com/* http://*.bluestreak.com/* http://images-aud.slashdot.org/* http://ads.*.com/* http://*.tribalfusion.com/* http://*.serence.com/* http://*.burstnet.com/* *advert* http://*.tangozebra.com/* http://ads.*/* http://*.doubleclick.net/* http://*.adtech.* http://*.subsitesadserver.* http://*.msads.net/* http://us.a1.yimg.com/*/a/* http://*.cecash.com/*
I try to block ad network URLs versus pathnames - there’s only so many sources for ads out there. Thankfully the sites listed above seem to provide the majority of ads that I’ve seen.
The goal is to be able to read a few of the sites I visit each day without the annoying/flickering ads.
I have no sympathy for webmasters that make their living solely from ads. When ads were small (!) banners at the top of each page, they were annoying but livable. Once they doubled the average size, started adding multiple ads along the sides, putting rectangular ones in the content and scattering little ones all over they lost any chance of keeping my support.
At least most blogs are ad-free for now- that’s where the content is anyways. I won’t hesitate to unsubscribe from anyone that tries it, however.Read full post