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[–] escapefromredditbay 1 points 42 points (+43|-1) ago 

how to lose website visitors: 101

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[–] Demonic_Mime 1 points 26 points (+27|-1) ago 

You got this from Forbes just now too, huh?

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[–] xeemee 1 points 20 points (+21|-1) ago  (edited ago)

3 words...

uBlock Origin

uMatrix

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[–] twentyfive 2 points 26 points (+28|-2) ago  (edited ago)

thats all? i have no script, flash blocker, privacy badger. i think a few more

you gotta put a condom on your browser nowadays to browse shit.

I really wish websites would just do away with stupid ads, even my 77 year old dad hates them. and should put up a ole fashion DONATE button. cause im the kinda guy that will donate to a website that i use, and have.

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[–] Lemongarb 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Plus it makes them terribly clunky. It irritates me that with the fast internet speeds we have today, I feel like I'm browsing in 1999 again.

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[–] 123_456 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I have noscript and adblocker. I always make a habit of unblocking sites that are safe, offer good content, and don't have extremely obtrusive adverts. I realize that websites need advert money to keep running, so I don't want to be totally selfish. I mainly have adblock on to make my computer run faster, save time, and be safe. Some ads give you viruses.

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[–] xeemee 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

thats all? i have no script, flash blocker ...

with uBlock/uMatrix you don't really need NS, plus you have more granular control over scripts (and all 1st and 3rd party content) - same for privacy

flash? not installed, and i can watch all YT and most other videos from most any video site, as well as most embed videos - i use the EmbedUpdater plug for FF, but you can do with scripts too (Grease Monkey)

see also my Firefox Configuration Guide for Privacy Freaks and Performance Buffs - it covers Firefox and other Mozilla browsers and, to some extent, Chrome and privacy in general

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[–] ginx2666 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

should put up a ole fashion DONATE button

The thing is, ads give them much, much more revenue (and influence - like for example an agreement where two sites host each other's tracking cookies and .js malware) than donations.

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[–] ThisIsntMe123 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

But not together. I think they overlap quite a bit. Beginners, or people who don't want to tweak too much would be fine with uBlock Origin. If you want to tweak more, get uMatrix.

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[–] toobaditworks 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

You can also go further and add Random Agent Spoofer, Ghostery and BluHell Firewall.

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[–] xeemee 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

they work perfectly fine together when configured properly - see my Firefox Configuration Guide for Privacy Freaks and Performance Buffs

as you say, there is some overlapping functionality and i would be much happier if both projects were combined, which they once were, but, for what ever reason, the developer split them into 2 separate projects

i use uBlock in it's simple mode (default) and then enable all the block lists i want to run - uMatrix is for controlling content - images, CSS, JS, XHR, frames, etc. - so basically i pretty much never touch uBlock unless i want to block some annoying object, like a survey overlay that covers the whole page or something

uMatix is set to allow all CSS and images by default, including 3rd party, then i allow other content on a site-by-site basis (JS, etc.)

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[–] BiscuitFever 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

What is uMatrix used for?

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[–] xeemee 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

it's a content blocker - essentially it can take the place of NoScript, flash blockers, cookie blockers, image blockers and probably most privacy extensions such as Ghostery, etc.

it can also ...

Delete blocked cookies.

Delete non-blocked session cookies minutes after the last time they have been used.

Delete local storage content set by blocked hostnames

Clear browser cache every minutes.

Spoof HTTP referrer string of third-party requests.

Strict HTTPS: forbid mixed content.

Block all hyperlink auditing attempts.

Spoof User-Agent string

more here

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[–] TheOneLiberator 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Upvoat for Ublock. What makes it even better is that it only takes a few seconds to block those banners with it, plus anything else that isn't counted as an add but might be annoying. I switched from Adblock a month ago and haven't looked back.

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[–] WhiteRonin 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

We pay more than you think!

US mobile plans are paying these people!

These ads slow our connections.

The sites that do this normally don't have enough content to even make the wait for ads to fill worth while.

I block on my PC and whitelist sites that I feel deserve paying for.

I also hate the ads that YouTube and daily motion inject. Fuck you! Your ads are at times longer than the content! Fuck off!

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[–] WhiteRonin 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I try to bring this up as much as possible not to kill ad review but to bring attention to fact that we are paying twice.

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[–] WhiteRonin 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Isn't Ghostery a browser on iOS?

Ah! The benefits of owning a company :-) do you also have an accountant? Just wondering since people think that they only use profit instead of generating profit.

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[–] toobaditworks 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

You have to go back in time to the days of the BBS.

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[–] netengdj 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

there is a way to completely blacklist a domain using your hosts file. This site is all about windows but the hosts file they provide works on any system that uses it. This won't stop the domains showing up in search results but will stop you from getting to the links.

http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm

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[–] frankenmine 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

There's an easy way to do so on the browser side.

There may be others that do similar things, but these are the best known.

What you do is redirect domains you don't want to see to an error message or symbol of some kind.

This will work. Find more options here.

As for the search engine side, Google used to have a feature that allowed you to blacklist domains for your account, but they've since removed it or put it somewhere so obscure that I can no longer find it.

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[–] Futt 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Anti-Adblock Killer does a decent job of getting rid of that shit. But yeah it's pretty pathetic.

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[–] Stavon 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Also check out FuckFuckAdblock.

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[–] VoatingFromWork 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You had me at, "fuck you'"

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[–] warpdesign 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Personally I draw the line when my browser crashes. I understand the implied agreement, I really do. You create compelling content, I have to see ads so you make your nut. I'm OK with that, if your content is good. But once the ads cross the line that I can't even get to your content, because it locks up my browser trying to show some stupid, animated dancing bullshit, you're cut off. Fuck you. I view the content and block your ads. You get one strike.

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