Ad Blocker? Please Consider Whitelisting MajorGeeks
Posted by: Timothy Tibbetts on 09/14/2020 08:34 AM
If you use an ad blocker, you're not alone. Even I finally had to cave in due to some web sites ruining my experiences. But I do whitelist my favorite sites and hope you will consider whitelisting MajorGeeks.
Most programs, like AdBlock, have an extension in your browser that you can click and look for "Don't run on pages on this domain." They all might be a little different, but not by much as seen here:
You might not be aware that MajorGeeks is not big business, even though our name is pretty well known. Jim runs the business end; I run the content end, and Jon came on a few years ago to help add content. That's it. We all work from home.
Why Whitelist MajorGeeks?
The iPhone was introduced in 2007. Since then, many people now use a smartphone or tablet as their primary device. Maybe even you? Most of the remaining PC users now use their computers less. Us included. MajorGeeks readers are savvier than the typical website and because of this 70% are blocking ads. 70%.
To make a comparison, when you use ad blockers on MajorGeeks it would be the same as you going to work today and being told you're taking at least a 70% pay cut and you'll need to work more hours for the same money. That's our struggle, and we hope as fans you consider whitelisting MajorGeeks.
We're real people, just trying to make a living, much like you. We don't have shareholders, fancy offices, and we rarely see the sun. We are up as early as 5:00 AM EST and often work on and off all day until 10 or 11 at night. Seven days a week including holidays and no days off. OK, we might take a day or 2. Literally.
Ad blocking companies are now making deals to allow ads through, and they take a cut. That's right. They want to charge us to allow ads they're supposed to be blocking by taking a piece. We haven't even been able to get accepted into their scam because these "good guys" suddenly want money and they want it off the backs of people doing the real work - providing content. So, they need to take the biggest websites first. You've noticed you always see Google ads, right? This alone is a huge reason to whitelist any of your favorite websites.
We try to monitor our ads for safety, and we don't use popups, popunders, and other sleazy tricks. All advertisements say Advertisement nearby. We're not perfect because we're constantly trying news ad companies, but we try hard to be as unobtrusive as possible.
Other Ways to Support MajorGeeks
If you still want to block ads, there are other ways you can help.
PayPal dropped MajorGeeks because we host emulators. Eventually, they admitted to being wrong, but won't re-enable our account. Currently, you can donate at GoFundMe. Some ads pay as little as $1 - $5 a thousand so by donating $5 you'd have to look at 5,000 pages for us to make that $5. That's pretty cheap and we hope you agree.
If you purchase any of these programs, we make a commission and it's better than ads. We know most of you own at least one of these so either download it from us and purchase in the program or look for the Buy Now on any of these programs:
Consider following us on some of the social media. By sharing, retweeting or liking some of our posts, this allows you to tell your friends about us and help us grow. You can follow us around on YouTube, Facebook or Twitter.
Thanks for reading, considering and for all your support over the years.