Being a blogger and running a blog that is fully user-supported via ad revenue, I have to say that I completely support ads on websites and apps. As long as they are non-intrusive and clearly placed without any confusion to the user, it is all good. After all, for many people like me, it is the primary source of income.
The user can always block ads using an AdBlock extension if they like to. But there are some websites, that spoil the whole user experience by annoying the user with too many ads. And there are some websites that even go a step further and detect any ad blockers and then deny the content to the users who use such ad blockers. This is where things get bad.
That is the reason why I decided to write this article today that will help the users to bypass adblock check imposed by some websites. While we are on that topic, we shall also see how we can ‘whitelist’ websites that place the minimal ads neatly.
Bypass Adblock Detection Using Browser Settings
The simplest and easiest way to bypass ad block detection is to make use of the settings we have in the Google Chrome browser itself. Simply click on the padlock icon next to the site URL and then click on ‘Site settings‘.
Tweaking this setting will enable the user to bypass adblock detection on that particular website. After this step, simply refresh the page and see if you are still seeing ads on the site.
Things to keep in mind!
Bypass Adblock Detection Using an Extension or Addon
The above method will work just fine if you just want to block ads on one or two websites. But anything more than that, the above method is time-consuming and not recommended. That is where extensions and addons come in to play. We are going to make use of user scripts and addons such as Greasemonkey on Firefox or Tampermonkey for Chrome or Opera. Below are the steps to use Tampermonkey on Chrome. For other browsers, it should be similar.
Download and install the Tampermonkey for Chrome Extension on your Chrome web browser.
Installing the above extension alone will not help us in any way. Next, we are going to install a user script that will help us detect and block Adblock detection on websites. You can click below to install a script to block ad-blockers:
Clicking on the above link will take you to a web page as seen below. In this screen, click on ‘Install this script‘.
Now, we are just one more step away from completing the process. The script will now be automatically added to the Tampermonkey extension and you will be taken to the extension page. Here, simply click on ‘Install’ to install and activate the script.
Done. Now you have successfully installed and activated a user script on Tampermonkey. The extension is now all set to block ad-block detection on websites that annoy you with ads. You can verify if the extension is working by simply visiting any site. If it works, it should look something like below:
Whitelist Websites on AdBlocker
If you enjoy the content on a particular website or if a site is showing non-intrusive and clean ads that do not disturb your work, then it always a good idea to whitelist them on Adblock extensions and add-ons. To do this, you can simply click on the Adblock extension icon in the Chrome toolbar next to the address bar and then click on the ‘Don’t run on pages on this site‘ and you are done.
Internet and Ads
The word internet has not become synonymous with the word ads. With the rise of digital content, more and more people consume news, arts, entertainment, and other forms of content through the internet. And hence the internet has become a great place to reach the target audience of any nature. You can use the above methods to block ads on almost any browser other – Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Safari. And there is no shortage for adblockers as well – Adblock, Adblock Plus, uBlock – to name a few. Try out all the methods in the above guide and do let us know which one worked out well for you.