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Alternative revenue generation for content producers

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Ben Gillespie

13 Jul, 2015 02:55 PM

I love adblock and think it's super important - I'd hate to browse the internet without it. However, while I no longer have to put up with ads, I still encounter a barrage of poor content when I'm searching for something. With ad supported content, there is some requirement to produce quality content, but I wonder if it would be possible to use AdBlock to help us support quality content. I'd happily pay a sum (say £10) a month to browse a curated version of the web. My idea is still poorly defined but I'm thinking that perhaps that subscription is paid to popular websites, based on three things - number of visits, dwell time, and user reviews. The first two can be collected automatically, but encourage "time wasting" websites and clickbait (almost as annoying as ads). The third would be critical, and I guess I'm envisioning a system where users are prompted to provide a star rating for one website visit in 10 (or a number of their choosing), on leaving the site.

I'd love to hear your thoughts, if you have any.


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Rhana on 13 Jul, 2015 08:12 PM

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    Hi Ben,

    This is a cool idea! It's not something we at AdBlock would have much, if any, control over, however. I'm not sure anyone anywhere would, given the nature of the Web. :) But it's still an intriguing idea, and we wish you the best of luck!

    AdBlock Community Manager

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