At the moment, many people are using Adblock Plus, Adblock, uBlock Origin, Ghostery, or other similar extensions.
The purpose of these extensions is to block advertising on the Internet, but also to block tracking services (including Analytics, but also third-party tracking services).
- Adblock kills paid sites
- Adblock prevents you from making money
- Adblock kills free lottery sites
- Adblock kills paid email sites (PTR)
- Adblock kills PTP
- Adblock kills free gaming sites to win prizes
- Adblock prevents you from making money on multi-pay sites (GPT)
- Adblock may be a problem with paid survey sites
If you use this type of extension, know that you are killing the free web, as well as paid sites.
Indeed, most of these sites allow you to earn money through advertising (whether provided by an advertising network or through advertising campaigns available on various affiliate platforms).
When you perform an action on a paid site, a tracking system (created by the affiliate platforms, advertising networks or the advertisers) allows the advertiser to pay a commission to the paid site where you are registered.
Then, the paid site gives you the money it owes you.
Since Adblock blocks advertising, as well as tracking services, it will prevent you from making money on the Internet.
Indeed, since the actions you will perform have not been tracked, the advertiser will not know where you come from.
The paid site where you are registered will therefore receive no commission and there will be no way of knowing that you have done the requested action.
So, neither the site nor you will earn the money you should have.
Here are some examples of sites that you kill using Adblock, as well as explanations and evidence about the loss of revenue that Adblock causes.
Free lotteries allow you to win prizes or money (depending on where you sign up) thanks to their advertising revenue.
Without advertising revenue, these sites will close.
For example, on Madloto, you will see that the site will block you until you disable (or uninstall) Adblock.
Indeed, when you play on a free lottery site, there are 2 sources of revenue on their sites :
- CPM ads displayed on the page (here : top and right of the site)
- banners to click (or CPC banners) that you will need to click to validate your day's grid.
Without these CPM ads and pay-per-click banners, the site will not be able to earn more money or offer gifts to members.
Paid email sites (PTR) allow you to earn money by asking you to perform specific actions :
- register on a partner site
- make a search on a price comparison and/or a comparator of flights, travels, ...
Here is an example of information received in a paid email :
Generally, actions requested correspond to the requirements requested by advertisers who advertise their site via various affiliate platforms.
And since advertising campaigns often have a limited validity period (depending on the advertisers), the available banners and the requested actions will change depending on the time.
But, to allow this PTR to pay its members, it's necessary that the platform of affiliation used by its webmaster knows to whom to pay back the commission (for the inscription, the search, the sale, ...).
To find out, all affiliate platforms create and use tracking systems (proprietary or external).
The problem is that Adblock blocks ads, as well as these tracking systems.
So, when you visit the links in the mails received from the paid emails site where you are registered, you will not see the advertisements on which you must click.
Note : if you use Mozilla Firefox's developer tools (by pressing the F12 key), you will see that Adblock has blocked several scripts provided by affiliate platforms (in this case : mediaffiliation) and ad networks (in this case: cpmaffiliation).
In addition, if the banner appears, the webmaster may not receive the commission for the action you will make.
So, you risk being banned for not having done the required actions, and in the long term, the site will close, because its income will not be enough to pay its web hosting and its members.
When you sign up on a PTP, you are primarily paid to promote a promotion page.
However, in order for the PTP to pay you later, you need to see the ads available on the PTP page that you will be showing.
Generally, it's simply CPM advertisements (cost per 1000 displays) and/or popup (or popunder).
If an Adblock user visits a PTP page, this PTP site will not earn money and will eventually close.
Indeed, if you use the developer tools of Mozilla Firefox, you will see that Adblock Plus blocked many advertising scripts.
By blocking these scripts, no ads appear on the PTP page, but this PTP site doesn't make any money either and will not be able to pay its members.
In an attempt to maintain a stable rate, some PTP webmasters detect the use of these ad blockers.
Thus, if the ads have not been displayed, the user who promoted this page will not receive points and therefore money.
However, later, this also means that this site will close, because it will no longer be able to make its accommodation profitable, as well as to pay its members.
It's therefore important to uninstall Adblock to allow these sites to continue to exist.
Note that if you often use autosurfs, you also kill these PTP because most of the sites available on the French autosurfs are PTP pages.
To allow you to win prizes, free gaming sites primarily use their advertising revenue.
To try to increase their revenues a little, these sites generally provide a system for purchasing codes through auditional code services, such as Allopass and Paysafecard.
You will also sometimes find pay-per-click banners that allow you to earn a few extra points or games for free while saving a little money at the site where you are registered.
However, most members will not buy codes as the site is supposed to be free.
Since advertising is their main source of revenue, it's possible that the free games site (eg : Junglokdo) where you register will block you while Adblock is not disabled.
Indeed, without the display of advertisements, the site will not be able to make you win gifts later.
Multi-pay sites (GPT) allow you to earn money by completing paid surveys, as well as free offers.
These free offers are provided by some offerwalls and the money are returned to you if the conditions have been met (eg : register on a partner site, completing a survey, ...).
In order for you to receive the money to which you are entitled by completing an offer, it's necessary that the GPT site and the offerwall can track your activity for this offer.
Without this tracking, the partner (eg Your-Surveys) will not know where you are coming from (eg an offerwall). And the offerwall will not know which GPT site you are coming from.
In the end, because of Adblock, you will never receive the money you should have earned by completing the offers.
It's therefore important to uninstall Adblock if you want to make money with GPTs.
As long as you answer the surveys created by the surveys site where you are registered, you may not have a problem.
But, if the site where you are registered sends you to a partner site, you may not receive your reward or encounter various problems. In particular, errors due to tracking that should have allowed you to access the survey of the partner site, but that will not work because of the blocking done by Adblock.
For more information about how surveys sites work, see our article : How survey sites work ?