We’re all aware of the annoying and disturbing advertisements
which randomly pop-up when we are surfing on the internet on our browser
screen, begging us to interact with them to be able to navigate to the content
we want to access. This unfavorable user experience could lead users to adopt
the ad blocking route to get some relief in their browsing experience.
This action will make suffer both content creators and
advertisers at their expense. Therefore, this problem is now being looked into
by Google, who plans to streamline the advert categories while baking an
ad-blocker into Chrome by early next year. There were rumors about this
development that the search giant was planning to debut a built-in ad blocker
with an upcoming Chrome update.
Google has today announced that it has joined the
Coalition for Better Ads, an industry group dedicated to improving online ads.
It will apply adverts it will pass or block based on the standard guidelines defined
by this organization. That depicts that the search giant is looking to
eliminate pop-ups, auto-playing videos with sound, and other large persistent
banners from Chrome.
Sridhar Ramaswamy, Senior VP, Ads and Commerce at Google
told, speaking about improved ad support in Chrome that Chrome has always
focused on giving you the best possible experience in browsing the web. For
example, it prevents pop-ups in new tabs based as they are annoying for the
user. In communicating with the Coalition and other industry groups, we plan to
have Chrome stop showing ads which will also include those ads that are owned
or served by Google itself, on websites that are not compliant with the Better
Ads Standards starting in early 2018.
Google isn’t making a plan to fully remove ads from being
accessible on its widely popular browser offering, as reported by the Wall
Street Journal. The report further mentions that Chrome will introduce built-in
advertising filters to better the overall browsing experience for its users. It
may be probable that Google will expand on its existing toolset to prevent
excessive pop-ups from surfacing on-screen while also warning users if they’re
exposed to any harmful content.
Moreover, it has been suggested that Google has already
started reaching out to publishers to make them aware of the changes which are
in store, so they do not get sudden surprises when their payouts or ads get
blocked. There is currently no information on what guideline updates the search
giant is planning to introduce.
Reports, however, suggest that it will offer content
creators a new tool to flag ads that may run afoul to its ad filters — coming
early in 2018. Google has announced its recent collaboration with the Coalition
for Better Ads. It will be interesting to see Google’s own approach to
ad-blocking, especially when it is also the search giant’s primary revenue