A few months ago I asked readers what they thought about ad blockers, in particular the popular adblock script. Blocking advertisements is a subject that still divides web users although a large percentage of webmasters dislike their visitors using them because their ad revenue drops. If you are in the latter category then you may be interested in a new plugin from Thaya Kareeson called ‘Anti-AdBlock WordPress Plugin‘.
The plugin detects if the user is using adblocker and if they are, a message is displayed encouraging them to support your blog and display advertisements on your blog. You can choose how many times this is displayed to visitors who use adblocker. For example, the default setting is 10 so on the 11th visit to your blog the message will not be displayed. I think this is a good method of encouraging visitors to view your blog sponsors as it allows them to view your website but explains why blocking ads can hurt your website.
Some of you may not appreciate blogs using this feature but I strongly believe blog owners have the right to do this if their revenue ie reduced because of adblockers. As Matt Harzewsk from Webmaster Source points out :
My opinion is if someone’s going to block your ads, they should be compensating you for your work in some other way. Do you think it’s cheap to run sites such as Envato’s NETTUTS? Considering they pay out $150 to the writers of their tutorials, I would say it’s a huge disservice to them to block their ads.
Is this something you would add to your blog?