Google Launches Tool To Remove Ads From Your Favourite Sites
I haven’t come across too many people who love to see too many ads on a web page they love to visit often. Be that as it may, publisher have got bills to pay, and one of the ways to do that is to publish a couple of ads on their sites.
Google has launched a new tool that will enable publishers do away with Google source ads, while not forcing users to pay before they can access content; sounds interesting don’t you think so?
Google calls the system Contributor, which will see those who use it make donations of between $1 and $3 a month. This will see Contributor partner websites without advertising. Though, it is not clear if Google will have a cut, but the money is expected to go to participating sites. It has also not being stated if you will need to donate that much for every website you visit or not.
The company has listed a handful of partners that include; Mashable, The Onion, Science Daily, Imgur, WikiHow, and Urban Dictionary. These are just a few of the partners Google hopes to work with as no words have been given by the company on who else is taking part. However, those who are interested in joining with Contributor can sign up to join the waiting lists. As soon as your sign up is completed, thank you messages or pixel patterns will be sent in place of ads.
“When you visit a participating website, part of your contribution goes to the creators of that site. As a reminder of your support, you’ll see a thank you message – often accompanied by a pixel pattern – where you might normally see an ad,” Google explained on its site.
How it works
Like we explained earlier, you will be able to choose donations between $1 and $3 a month. “From $1-3, you set your monthly amount. The more you contribute, the more you support the websites you visit.”
It is rather too early to gauge the success or impact of Google’s new approach; but this is a clear departure from the company’s past dispositions as regard ads. Google is known to place special interest in ads, and we may just have to wait to see how this turns out.
Google is also known for breaking new grounds, and trying its hands in ideas that have never been tried before.