Of Ad Annoyances

A lot of sites are going the Google Ads route. In some cases, they’ve been doing it for months. Some are newer. As more sites pick up on this, I get more annoyed. The ads are fairly conspicuous, despite claims to the contrary, and they are often poorly targeted, mostly showing the same dozen ads over and over again. I often don’t take such drastic measures, as I can’t be arsed, but I made an exception in this case.

Open your HOSTS file, and add the following: pagead2.googlesyndication.com pagead1.googlesyndication.com

I’m not sure how to remove *.googlesyndication.com altogether, but if they add new servers — like pagead3, pagead4 — then add those to the HOSTS file too. It should be clear enough.

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