Dealing with Ad Blocker Detection

Many sites overload their sites with ads to drive more revenue, which has unfortunately led many of us to use plugins like Ad Block Plus.

But sites have gotten more clever! Thousands of major sites now detect when you’re blocking their ads – but you can make yourself undetectable to Ad Blockers!!

Stop Ad Blocker Detection by Disabling JavaScript

You can allow or block permissions for a specific site.

To easily bypass ad block detection on a specific website, you can disable your browser from running JavaScript on that site.

  1. In Chrome, go to the website that’s blocking you.
  2. Click the icon to the left of the web address (which either shows a lock, an info “i”, or a danger triangle).
  3. Click Site settings.
  4. Find the JavaScript permission setting, and choose disable.

The downside to this method is that other JavaScript functionality will be disabled. This shouldn’t be an issue if you’re just reading an article, but you may miss functionality like the comment section.

Optional: If you want to keep JavaScript enabled

If shutting down JavaScript is really ruining your experience, you can use some advanced tactics like installing the “Anti-Adblock Killer” script which helps you keep your Ad-Blocker active even when you visit a website and that asks you to disable it.

You can also try other browser extensions such as installing Greasemonkey on Firefox or Tampermonkey on Chrome. These extensions let you specify how JavaScript is run on sites, letting you shut down scripts detecting your ad-blocking software.

These are a few ways to block your ads in peace. Of course, as an online content creator, I encourage you to whitelist sites that you enjoy because ad revenue helps content creators make a living and keep these sites free. 

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