You’re cruising around my site and suddenly notice that you’re not seeing images where you’re pretty sure there should be images, like here.
But you do see some images. So what gives?
You probably have an ad blocker extension installed, and it blocks images it perceives to be advertisements. How did I figure this out? I couldn’t see some of the images on my own site! I use Adblock Plus and because it is so unobtrusive I forget that it’s on.
I’m not anti-website ads. Advertisements help support lots of blogs I like, and when carefully curated often introduce me to things I may want to buy. But I was getting really creeped out by those ads that seemed to follow me all over the Interwebz. And the blinking, horrible ones that tell me I must never eat these 5 foods again. Ugh.
Unfortunately, ad blocking software sometimes blocks things I DO want to see, like relevant ads and images that are also affiliate links.
I totally want to support responsible ads! Please show me how!
It’s easy to fix. When you’re on a site that you know doesn’t have obnoxious pop-ups or blinking ads (like mine!), you can just tell your ad blocking software not to block for that domain! The extension will continue to work on other sites.
It’s super easy to do. Click on your ad blocking extension symbol. This is what it looks like in Chrome for Adblock Plus (my favorite ad blocker)(not an affiliate link):
When you click on the icon you’ll see whether Adblock Plus is enabled for the site you’re on.
Just click on the check mark to disable.
The process is the same with other ad blocking programs
In AdBlock (which is a totally different program than Adblock Plus, and one that I don’t like as well) The symbol looks like this:
Click on it and choose “Don’t run on pages on this domain”. That’s it!