urn:uuid:0343d86c-1091-5ecf-bb85-97416d98e059 Topic: Advertisement Technology – Ctrl blog Daniel Aleksandersen https://www.daniel.priv.no/ Copyright © 2022 Daniel Aleksandersen. https://www.ctrl.blog/assets/logo/logo-square.svg 2022-05-14T01:19:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:69da5b31-500a-4db1-b5cd-c003cb4ad92e 2022-02-22T13:07:00Z 2022-02-22T13:07:00Z The web is overrun by pop-ups and blockers haven’t worked in years You can now expect every website to inundate you with pop-ups for email lists, promotions, and privacy theater. (No, the GDPR isn’t to blame.) Enough is enough. <p>Virtually all web browsers have a built-in feature to suppress an annoyance from the early days of the web: pop-ups. However, the pop-up blockers of yesteryear no longer work on today’s web. There are pop-ups everywhere gating our entry into virtually all websites. What happened to the pop-up blocker?</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/pop-up-blocker.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:3ba088a3-4504-4b9b-a6b9-2cf1a785af95 2020-01-08T21:21:00Z 2022-05-14T01:19:00Z Make AdSense faster with preconnect Make AdSense faster with <code translate="no">preconnect</code> Reduce Google AdSense’s impact on page-load time using <link rel="preconnect">. Optimization only used on 350 out of 12M AdSense partner websites. <p>I’ve previously discussed when to use <code>&lt;link rel="preconnect"&gt;</code> and how it’s often used incorrectly. I thought I’d give a more concrete example with Google AdSense.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/adsense-performance-preconnect.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:3698ea5d-2b92-4805-9b19-73cd82fa2d6d 2019-08-13T12:40:00Z 2019-08-13T12:40:00Z How to block programmatic podcast ads Here is how you can block most programmatically inserted ads, or “dynamic ads”, in your favorite podcasts. No special software required. <p>Here is how you can block programmatically inserted advertisements, or “dynamic ads”, in most podcasts. This method works for podcast delivered through the leading programmatic podcast ad brokers.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/podcast-programmatic-adblock.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:71780cc5-d92f-4350-998a-0f3ed2f70e83 2019-06-06T07:55:00Z 2019-06-06T07:55:00Z My thoughts on Firefox blocking tracking/ad cookies by default A small Google AdSense publishers’ perspective on Firefox’s new cookie-blocking policy change. It can be good for the open web ecosystem in the long run. <p>Firefox 67 was released earlier this week and it came with an invisible but significant change. Firefox users, or 10 % of the worldwide desktop web market share, just had their default browser settings changed to block cross-site tracking cookies by default.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/firefox-blocks-tracking-ads.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:05c1ed60-f559-4b1a-b63e-3c9fae6abe56 2018-05-07T10:39:00Z 2018-05-07T10:39:00Z New AdSense APIs for gathering user-consent A look at the new Google AdSense APIs for obtaining GDPR and ePrivacy consent with custom-built data-sharing consent-screens. <p>Google has published some developer documentation on how AdSense publishers can opt for non-personalized ads and comply with European consent laws. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is just around the corner, so I thought I’d have a look at what Google is providing to publishers.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/adsense-gdpr-consent.html">Read more …</a></p>