Should Google Block Blocking Ads?
Some days you just have to laugh. I wanted to read a New York Times story about Google Chrome banning intrusive ads but I couldn’t read the story, because of a New York Times intrusive ad.
Now if you go to the story, you will not see a screen-covering large ad. Some have called this an ad blocker, but Google insists it is a “filter.” It affects only websites that allow “disruptive ad experiences.” Google wants to keep the “entire ecosystem of the web healthy” and happy.
Watch for Google to insist on more changes such as download speeds, responsive design and better overall experiences. The New York Times wrote, “Google did not become the creator of the world’s most popular browser and a dominant advertising force by running its business in a manner that did not serve its own interests.” By banning these highly intrusive and aggravating ads, Google hopes to fend off more people adding ad blockers.
If you violate Google’s standards, Google will disable all ads on the noncompliant sites. By the way, I did subscribe to the New York Times.