February 25, 2011

Does your Blog drive visitors away with Excessive Ads!

I don’t know about you but it seems whilst browsing the many blogs post of today, the first thing that you’re greeted with is the immense bombardment of advertisements directly in your face. Even before any sign of real content becomes visible, which in most cases you end up having to scroll down to view.

Excessive Ads

I’m not stating that this is a bad thing, but personally for me it is quite annoying. I can’t help being concerned that this excessive use of ads on a blog may well put off visitors and distract readers to such a degree.

Amongst the most annoying of them all are ads placed in the header, in-text advertisements and pop-up ads!

According to Wikipedia over 12 million users of Firefox currently use the AdBlock extension, and it became apparent that from December 2010 Chrome users also received access to AdBlock Plus.

AdBlock Plus is a content filtering extension that loads the content of a page without showing the ads.

What impact this has on revenue generated through private and third party ads for you? I’d love to know.

How do you feel about placing ads on your blog? Do you think your blog has excessive ad placements? Is it something that concerns you even? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

About Fabrizio Van Marciano

Fabrizio Van Marciano is a successful artist and blogger working from his home in North Cornwall, UK. His insight into online business marketing, web design and self-promotion has lead him to become one of the UK's biggest selling modern contemporary artists with over 3,000 original canvas paintings sold worldwide. Fabrizio now shares his tips, advice and tutorials on all aspects of internet business marketing, blogging tips, WordPress, internet tech reviews and much more. You can follow Fabrizio on Twitter & Facebook.


  1. i will add its on the every blog post.
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  2. I agree that websites filled with ads can be really annoying. That’s why I only have one ad inside each post ane leave the rest of the site ad-free. My goal is to have an email-list large enough so that I do not need to put ads on my website in the future since I personally thinks it makes the website look cheap. At most I will have 3 ads on a website if I’m in need of fast money, but otherwose I try to keep it clean. There are so many other ways to make money nowadays than just throwing in ad-blocks, peaople should take a look around the internet to find them.

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    • Fabrizio Van Marciano says:

      Hi Alexander, thanks for your input and you’ve addressed some great points. I made a few mistakes a few years back with placing ad block everywhere thinking the more then better, but it took me some time to learn that what I was actually doing was putting off potential visitors to my site. I certainly agree with you that there are further more effective avenues of making money online without the over kill of ads, thanks.

  3. Subtle ads on a blog isn’t too bad and does’t overkill the content I believe, everything is cool in moderation, but there are tones of blogs out there and I can even think of some of the top blogs though I won’t mention their names that bombard you with ads and flashing links which like Alexander mentioned makes a site look cheap, I don’t care how much traffic or money they’re making.

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