Added Adblocker Plus to my Firefox yesterday.
Then I hit the bookmarks for several sites I often visit; sites that I would expect to have plenty of glossy and annoying banner ads and the like.
But, I could not see any difference!
Ah, yes, no ads there, but I noticed something, a sense of less "noise", then I saw the white spaces in the layouts. Puzzling.
Had to use another browser, now without the Adblocker, and compare side-by-side - and lo and behold, yes the sites were littered with ads.
Thing is, I never noticed! My brain seems to block such already.
Do you ever hear what those in-store speaker borne blurbs are about? Can you recollect any of the ads you saw on the telly yesterday?
Have you ever tried to really read all the little ads when on the London Tube escalators, then trying to remember any of them one minute later (a little hobby of mine)? I never recollect anything anytime.
Is it only me or do you also snicker at that slight uproar against the adblocking among ad-based web site owners? If I'm not alone they've lost already, or rather the marketing departments that still believe in ads have lost.