Special “Internet Interuptus” E-dition

FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2017 

Did You Ever See A Message Like This When You Try To Read News Story On The Internet?

These days, publishers are using a variety of strategies to fight ad-blocking, from trying to convince users to stop doing it to focusing on improving the poor user experiences that led to it in the first place.

 Appeals to readers’ conscience, goodwill and sense of economics could be considered the lowest level of direct confrontation of ad blocking. Come to think of it, maybe they should block the New York Times and let the ads come through.

 Some Publishers even try ad-blocking walls.

 But PageFair, which is a provider of anti-ad-blocking solutions that include ad block walls and appeals, found that 74% of US ad blocking users polled in November 2016 leave websites when faced with an ad block wall, but 77% of ad-block users claim willing to view some ad formats. And Some Web Sites Even Try To Sell Access To Their Featured Stories.

So Why Won’t You Ever See Messages Like These On The Whistleblower-Newswire Web Page? 

Maybe It’s Because After All This Time, The Blower Still Refuses To Sell Ads.