More ads than content?

I’ve been meaning to write this up for a while, so here it is;

Web Advertising. You know the stuff, flash ads everywhere, pop-ups, floating windows and so on.

They really really annoy me. I mean, really. Especially if I’m viewing a site and it’s still loading because the ad server is busy and it can take ages, or the double underlined links that pop-up a flash window to advertise stuff …

My pet gripe are sites or pages that have more adverts than content [or larger side bars than content]

Here’s an example;

Pre Adblock page

Can anyone spot the beginning of the content? Yep, right at the bottom [click the pic for a larger version]

Since I use 1024x768 screen resolution, most of the page is taken up with ads, sidebars, title bars, menus … and not content.

Not to worry, a quick bit of wildcarding using Adblock Plugin will solve that;

Post Adblock page

Again, click the image for a larger version, but still, you can immediately see the content. This was done by stripping out most of the crap and ads around the page. Plus it loads faster too.