[Added] Taboola ads

Inclusion proposals for "acceptable ads" list are discussed here. New topics cannot be created, constructive comments are welcome, flaming will be removed.

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ManuelC

[Added] Taboola ads

Post by ManuelC »

Proposed filters:

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latimes.com,chicagotribune.com#@#a[href^="http://bs.serving-sys.com/"]
latimes.com,chicagotribune.com#@#.trc_rbox_div .syndicatedItem
latimes.com,chicagotribune.com#@#.trc-content-sponsored
latimes.com,chicagotribune.com#@#.trc_rbox_div .syndicatedItemUB
latimes.com,chicagotribune.com#@#.trb_taboola
Link to a test page:
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-m ... story.html
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertain ... story.html

Adverstising type:
Sponsored content listings below the article "FROM AROUND THE WEB... Sponsored Links by Taboola"

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None

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None
Pendarric

Re: Taboola ads

Post by Pendarric »

this is a joke right?

taboola should be scorched from the internet for all time...
ManuelC

Re: [added] Taboola ads

Post by ManuelC »

Added.
shabie
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Re: [added] Taboola ads

Post by shabie »

Whitelisted Ads as of January 2015.

Adverstising type:
Sponsored content listings below the article "FROM AROUND THE WEB... Sponsored Links by Taboola"
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mattolejack

Re: [added] Taboola ads

Post by mattolejack »

Taboola is on the default WHITELIST for adblock now? This is literally insane. I now understand why I kept seeing this garbage again. Am turning off all whitelisted ads now and advising friends to do so as well. This is like some kind of sick joke by adblock.
Guest

Re: [added] Taboola ads

Post by Guest »

Hope you got paid a lot for this, because it just cost you a lot of credibility, and I've turned "Allow some non-intrusive advertising" to NO.
rinsa

Re: [added] Taboola ads

Post by rinsa »

Taboola got only whitelisted in the international easy list
Guest

Re: [added] Taboola ads

Post by Guest »

This is lousy and now I'm fully opting out of the "acceptable ads" list. It's a shame that Adblock Plus is becoming a shill for newest worst offenders. Like the Church of Scientology buying the "Cult Awareness Network."
MonztA
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Re: [added] Taboola ads

Post by MonztA »

rinsa wrote:Taboola got only whitelisted in the international easy list
Acceptable Ads have nothing to do with any EasyList.

Anyways it would be great if you could provide some contructive feedback. See this announcement: forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=9281
Matchstick

Re: [added] Taboola ads

Post by Matchstick »

The whitelist is supposed to be for non-intrusive ads and a massive block of basically fake related links slapped at bottom of every article is AFAIC the very definition of intrusive.
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greiner
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Re: [added] Taboola ads

Post by greiner »

Matchstick wrote:The whitelist is supposed to be for non-intrusive ads and a massive block of basically fake related links slapped at bottom of every article is AFAIC the very definition of intrusive.
Please always refer to the part of the criteria which you think they're violating. However, if you think that the criteria should be changed or something should be added there then please create a new topic in the Accceptable Ads discussion forum.
Matchstick

Re: [added] Taboola ads

Post by Matchstick »

I'd suggest they absolutely fail
"Preferably text only, no attention-grabbing images"
JackM

Re: [added] Taboola ads

Post by JackM »

You really sold out here... Read an article on arstechnica which mentioned this and I honestly thought it was a mistake. Taboola ads are the opposite of acceptable in my eyes. Allow non-intrusive advertising is permanently turned off while the likes of taboola are whitelisted.
ManuelC

Re: [added] Taboola ads

Post by ManuelC »

So far Taboola has proven to be very cooperative to immensely change the positioning of their ads, their labeling, their separation from the content, their sizes and their grouping in order to qualify for Acceptable Ads. If you turn on and of ABP you will see the improvement of their ads.
JackM

Re: [added] Taboola ads

Post by JackM »

I'll stick with disallowing non-intrusive advertising. Regardless of its placement it's junk content and imagery, gutter ads, just cheap distracting click-bait usually unrelated to the content of the website you're browsing. I dislike Taboola's style to the point that I set up a DNS adblocker to remove it from mobile devices at home... I don't intend to start allowing it through on my main PC.
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