PageFair — Using And Ad Blocker? How About  A Donation Then?So I stumbled upon PageFair entirely a…

Page­Fair — Using And Ad Blocker? How About  A Dona­tion Then?

So I stum­bled upon Page­Fair entirely acci­den­tally. AdBlockers are very common these days. I use one. I’m willing to bet the majority of people who read this use one.

The reasons for using them vary, some people just hate adver­tising on prin­ciple. Some are okay with ads but find that on many sites it’s over­whelming and intru­sive (I’m thinking of those bloody flash adverts that float in front of things and play video!).

But there’s a catch. A signif­i­cant number of websites rely on adver­tising in order to pay the bills. So if you actu­ally like what you’re getting for a site, shouldn’t you support it.  There are after all costs to every­thing in life.

What Page­Fair claims to do is first iden­tify how percentage of a site’s traffic is using ad blockers and then allow the site owner to craft an appeal to those people asking them either to remove the ad blocker or to donate some money as alternative.

Which seems like a pretty fair exchange to me. What do you think?



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