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    Just going through my log files and I've found a heap hits with "referrer blocked by AdSubtract"
    Checked out AdSubtract.com and it not only blocks pop-ups but advertisements, banner ads
    heaps of other things, but as I don't have the program, does this mean, dynamic driven ads ie Tiger and Overstock and product links don't get shown?

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    Bump...anyone familiar with this program..?
    0.40% off my users have it as compared to 0.98% have Netscape 5!

    I'll download it later if no-one has it installed.
    It's a bit of a worry<IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon36.gif>

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    I don't have that brand of ad blocker. NIS does default block LS image links.

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    I've just installed it and it blocks product links :eek: along with banners!

    Double checked my site and a few of your sites I know and reporting.net productlinks don't show and to make it worse there aren't any hyperlinks, they disappear too!

    With TigerDirect, copy appears, no images
    no hyperlinks.

    With cj, no product links show and no product links you generate yourself show!
    Strangly enough some performics product links show?

    To make it worse you know how the public is about leaving default settings, the filter is set to block ads and not popups!
    Forgot to add: The same with LS ads and product links, nothing, not even a hyperlink.

    [ 06-27-2002: Message edited by: mousejockey ]

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    People that use popups and popunders are to blame IMO. I dont think people install it because they dont like banner adds or for the sake of it.

    As a publisher I am strongly opposed to adsubtract but every time I surf the web I get so tired of all the popups (especially the scary popunder that tries to install gator) that I feel like installing adsubtract myself.

    Webmasters seem to think that putting one little popup on their site does no harm but it doesnt work like that. Its even worse when you have dsl and you surf the web because you can surf that much faster. The intention may be to visit the first ten sites in googles search results but you actually end up with about 30 windows on your taskbar. Its not a pleasant experience.

    Adsubtract used to have an affiliate program. If I wasnt oppposed to it I know it could be my best performer.

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    I don't know how long it's been around, as I've only quoted stats from the past week.

    As it's a free download, like adaware and ZoneAlarm it may present a problem in the future, especially the default setting of filters.
    An interesting aspect is, all product links and hyperlinks from BF, LS, and CJ don't show but Performics do?

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