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Allow specific ads or ad types

Heather's Avatar


29 Dec, 2014 02:50 PM

Sometimes I just want to block obnoxious ads. Can I allow the text-based Google ads (not just the ones in search results) without allowing all ads on a domain? I'd like to block ads with movement and sound.

  1. 1 Posted by James Edward Le... on 30 Jan, 2015 08:03 AM

    James Edward Lewis II's Avatar

    A fairly comprehensive way to allow ads like this is to add ABP's Acceptable Ads whitelist as a subscription (although I don't think AdBlock supports sitekey, so certain whitelist rules won't work):

    As I look through that text file, I suspect that the way to enable all text-based Google ads is to add the following exception filters as custom filters:

    • @@||^$script

    • @@||*/search.js

    • @@||^$subdocument,document

    • @@||^$subdocument

    • @@||

    • @@||$script,subdocument,document

    • @@||$script

    • @@||

    • @@||

    • @@||$script

    • @@||^$script

    • @@||$subdocument

    • #@##google_ads

    • #@##GoogleRelatedAds

    • #@##narrow_ad_unit

    • #@##wide_ad_unit

    • #@#.wide_ads

    • #@#a[href^=""]

    There might be some more well-targeted whitelists for allowing all Google text-based ads; the ones I posted above are based on the Acceptable Ads whitelist but more general, rather than being targeted at particular whitelisted sites.

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