Monday, January 31, 2011

Gmail display ads

The New York Times reports that Gmail is now showing display ads alongside messages:

Display ads are a growing business for Google as it expands beyond the simple text ads that appear next to search results and on other Web sites.

The ads contain images and sometimes audio and video and often publicize a brand, like an airline, as opposed to suggesting a specific action, like booking a flight on the spot.
As of this morning, there’s no mention of this development on the Gmail blog.

[In Firefox, the answer is Adblock Plus.]

comments: 2

Koralatov said...

Another option for OS X users is GlimmerBlocker. In my experience, it’s less hassle than AdBlock Plus, and has the distinct advantage that it works system-wide, with any installed browser. It also seems to break fewer sites than ABP.

Michael Leddy said...

Thanks for the recommendation, Koralatov.