A Quantitative Analysis of Effectiveness of Two Ad Blocking Engines

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  • In the past, the target audience of traditional advertising (such as newspapers, magazines, and billboards) has not incurred costs associated with the ads. This is not necessarily the case when it comes to online advertising. Presumably, online ads increase the total size of webpages that are downloaded - the extra throughput due to the embedded images and other content inherent in advertising. Online ads also represent a potential increase in the time required to load web pages. For companies who pay for Internet usage, increases in page size caused by advertising could have financial consequences. With some configuration, ad blocking engines can reduce total web page size by approximately 10%. With poor configuration, it is possible to see an increase in total page size due to filtering.

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