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Pop-up ads are annoying, this is how to block them

by Samuel OnyikeJanuary 7, 2018
Pop-up ads are annoying, this is how to block them

Advertisement is a useful tool to grow a business or brand, that is why marketers rely on it for a boost and it has never failed. One of the most effective ways to make money online, if you own a website is to join and an advertisement network, tons of them at your disposal.

“Ads” is “Advertisement” for short.

One thing an Ad publisher should bear in mind is the placements of the ads, if they are intrusive, auto-played video or pop-ups. Survey reveals that a huge number of Internet users hate ads and these gave rise to the use of Ad-blocks. Well according to my recent research, of all type of ads which Internet user hate the most, pop-up ads is the most hated.
Pop-up ads are those ads that intrusively take over the screen either by an overlay or a new tab just to display some product which you may or may not find interesting. The reason why there are still Ads network which render pop-up ads is because of how effective they are. Pop-up ads generate much revenue for publishers but hurts user experience.  It is triggered once the user takes an action on the site unlike other advertisement type.
 
How to Stop Pop-up Ads
Pop-up ads can be stopped, all you have to do is to use your browser’s latest version. Ad networks that serve pop-up ads always come with Anti-adblock codes that circumvents pop-ads block, but that should not scare you. Browser developers are also updating their softwares to combat the Anti-adblock.
The method of stopping pop-up ads differ by browsers but it all boils down to navigating the menu option, down to “Settings” and pushing the disable button. I’ll guide you on how to disable pop-up ads in Opera browser, chrome browser and Mozilla Firefox browser.
How to disable pop-up ads in Opera browser
Normally opera browsers have this turned on by default. it is usually better to double-check.
For mobile users.
Tap on menu, the three bars at the bottom.
Go to settings – the gear on the bottom center.
Scroll down to “Block Pop-ups” and toggle on.
For PC users.
Go to settings, which is the Opera at the top left.
Find settings on the slide-out.
Click on “Websites” on the options placed at the left.
Scroll down to “Pop-ups” and check “Do not allow any site to show pop-ups (recommended)”
How to disable pop-up ads in Chrome browsers
Chrome is a browser from Google and it’s more effective when it comes to web page handling, but fails to block ads or pop-up ads on default. This doesn’t mean you cannot disable pop-up ads on chrome.
For mobile users
Tap on menu which is the three vertically placed top-right of the browser.
Tap “Site settings”
Turn pop-up off to block pop-up ads.
For PC users
Click More – the three vertical dots positioned top right.
Click on “Settings”.
Move to “Advanced”.
Under “Privacy and security,” click Content settings.
Click “Pop-ups”.
In the “Pop-ups” section, select “Allow all sites to show pop-ups.”
How to disable pop-up ads in Mozilla browser
Mozilla browsers are use friendly but pop-ups ruin it. This makes disabling pop-ups a must-do to keep the browse neat.
For mobile users
Tap on Menu
Select preferences
Select Privacy & Security
Go to the permission section
Check “Block pop-up windows”
For PC users
Click on the menu on the top left corner of the firefox browser.
Select “Options.”.
Click on the “Content”.
Check the “Block pop-up windows”.
Click the “ok” button.
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About The Author
Samuel Onyike
Epigrammatic tech-savvy writer. He loves to write on the ever changing technology topics and sees the human mind as the first virtual reality. Samuel doesn't need a manual to use a device even for the first time. He'll beat you in football games.

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