Ad Blocker

Popular gossip blogs such as Bossip are fighting back against ad blockers that deprive them of tens of thousands of dollars in ad revenue.

Readers who visit Bossip.com see a message informing them to disable their ad blocking software or they will be blocked from viewing the site.

The move by Bossip to protect dwindling blog revenue comes at a time when advertisers are increasingly scrutinizing publishers for advertising fraud.

Other news organizations have banded together to battle ad blocking software from their sites.

The New York Times blocks ad blockers but also offers readers an ad-free experience for a price.

40 percent of readers who participated in a New York Times study said they were willing to disable their ad blockers in order to view the website.

Most readers who use ad blockers say they simply want a hassle-free surfing experience. Blogs such as Bossip are loaded with ads, pop ups and overlays that obstruct the content or demand reader interaction such as clicking banners to view the content.

Other readers use the software to protect their devices from ads that inject malware and redirects to other websites.

It can be irritating trying to wade through the jungle of advertising on some news and gossip blogs.

Advertising giant Google routinely removes ad blockers from the Google Play Store.

Startups such as Secret Media, Oriel and othes offer WordPress bloggers tools to circumvent ad blockers.

Some readers find they cannot use ad blockers without also blocking content on smaller WordPress blogs.

An Oriel spokesperson said ad blockers don't differentiate between small blogs that depend on revenue to survive, such as Sandrarose.com and Rhymeswithsnitch.com, and big league blogs like Bossip that drain every nickel and dime from readership views.

  • Nonya Bizness

    "Readers who visit Bossip.com see a message informing them to disable their ad blocking software or they will be blocked from viewing the site." In my case I record the pop up, disabled my ad blocker, hit the button saying I'd disabled it and the pop up came back. Cleared my cache, tried again, still happened.Used a different Browser-still happened. Oh well.

  • Django the God

    Bossip loads slow AF.

    That's why I don't comment there. Actually I haven't commented on any other sites.

    Blind loyalty.

  • Django the God

    So is this why people have had issues viewing sandrarose.com lately?

  • Scromes1212

    This must speak to the problems some people are having with seeing new post. I haven't had any problems myself but I don't know how to disable ads so that could be why.

  • Scromes1212

    New post.

  • Evilpeoplearetheweakest

    SandraRose.com,

    How do you feel about the new privacy statue that's geared to hit Trump's desk soon?

  • Michelle

    This is why I rarely go on Bossip anymore. Very annoying.

  • Thismessismessy

    No. We can see just fine.

  • Tynamight

    I mean, I see where they are coming from b/c they are in the business to make money. I mean, ppl don't hafta go to Bossip...

  • hottlanta

    He signed it and they gonna be tracking what website we go to and sell that information to other people/companies. He just did it because President Obama made it against the law to do it. I guess if he found a bill where President Obama made all toilet paper 2 ply instead of 1 ply he gonna cut that out as well. I was ROTFLMAO when those people standing behind him was smiling when he signed the executive order for us to breathe bad air taking away clean air regulations. Another regulation signed by President Obama.

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    Well Bossip steals from fameolous and tmz and sandrarose and mto so if they block me I won't be sad. Their tea is warmed-up stolen tea.

  • Look@m3

    Whoa...been out the political loop in a min. Reason why my hatred for the internet grows stronger each day!

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    I just don't get why the ads have to be so obnoxious. Why would a blog agree to an ad that never goes away blocking their content? Why allow pop up ads that incapacitate people's computers and force them to leave the site? I can't even read Global Grind because the ads won't allow it so I had no choice but to stop trying. Where is the benefit in that for anyone involved?

  • lilli lilian

    I think Bossip is abusive with their ads. They have pop-up ads coupled with automatic play videos, not one video but 2, what's all that about!? Recently I discovered the second auto-play video is at the bottom of the page under the comments, why so sneaky?! Autoplay freezes my computer and why autoplay?! Do they get paid as long as the video is streamed regardless if anyone actually clicks on it? I don't visit madam noire much, but yesterday I did and they had a "turn off ad block" message. Nah, I'm keeping ad block on.

  • World’s Moistest Jheri Curl

    I do not mind the ads that much... porn sites have quite a few so I'm used to them but those videos that autoplay kill me

  • Quitedeliteful

    I use to love Bawsip but it's just too much going on with their page. I can't look discreetly at work so I'm not interested... LOLLOLLOL!!

  • lovelygamour

    My blackberry hasnt allowed bossip in atleast 6 months. I think their ads are so forceful that my browser sees them as a threat.

  • lovelygamour

    Kills my battery and data plan.

  • lovelygamour

    They dont like african american women either. Everyone gets a beauty edit but my people. Just because the site moved to hispanics doesnt mean AA cant get some love.

  • GuestSTAR

    Haven't been on Bossip in years. Whomever owns the site I suspect is of the Caucasian persuasion because the commenters are allowed to type anything, no matter how disgusting or offensive towards blacks and black women especially. Sometimes it would be the same commenters daily typing offensive sht about black women and I'm sure Bossip got complaints, but allowed it anyway and didn't give a sht. That's one of the reasons I like it here because the owner is hands on and doesn't allow the out of control madness and chaos you see on Bossip & MT.

  • MissyJ

    I just came on to ask if Sandra care and is going to look into it. Doesn't seem like it so I'll be off here pretty soon. My vacation gonna be a detox anyway

  • Django the God

    A vacation is good.

    I'm sure she cares, she seems pretty technical.

    She may just need additional support.

  • Real Name

    I went on yesterday and was unable to view the stories, I kindly left the site. I toggle between Sandra Rose and Bawsip.
    I am not disabling my pop up blocker, shucks my phone has enough issues and its already slow???

  • stav

    I have to agree ! That comment section is one of if not thee most racist comment sections I have ever been on. It is very obvious that the employees there are in the comment section and being the disgusting hatemongers that they are under a guise of course (we know they're cowards). There is no way that site is owned by Blacks, just because it's called Bawsip doesn't mean the owners are black, the owners obviously post what they thing blacks are interested in , which apparently they are clueless! Every post (almost) is always blacks vs whites, it goes to show the ignorance , and means to which they are willing to go for a few clicks , that site is deplorable.

  • GuestSTAR

    Exactly.

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    I never got into Bawsip, I juggled between Necole Bitchie and SR.... Auntie, are we ever gonna get that Necole Bitchie update?

  • http://thesinglewhitefemale.com Fefe

    I frequent Bossip and tell myself daily to stop visiting. Those dumb auto-play videos are SO annoying.

  • EMILY POST

    Bossip is a shadey site.....
    Censor comments...
    They are extremely misogyynoir but slick with how they go about it. Anti black woman black site for real.??

  • Tink Tink

    Thanks for the "New Post" post.....In order for me to see new posts, I have to go in and delete my cache/cookies for it to populate. It's getting annoying so I may have to find another source of gossip if it isn't corrected soon.

  • country57

    I did the same thing, never disabling my ad-blocker. I can survive without Bossip.

  • stanley

    I don't visit bossip anymore.. Their ads are so intrusive you can barely browse the website. They have like 3 or 4 video ads that play automatically and pop-ups that freezes your computer on older PC Models. You have to use a Ad blocker & Privacy Browser just to get through their site, it's too much work.

  • nick c

    The more bandwidth available the worst it gets I even notice some ad videos in HD GTFOH!

  • nick c

    Ads are so bad at first they wanted a one time fee to disable forever now they demand a "subscription" ain't fawking happening.

  • funcritter

    All you have to do is disable Java for that site and you are instantly viewing the site.

  • side_i

    I had to stop going on bossip because on top of all the ads freezing my phone, my phone would get so hot trying to navigate the site like it's going to blow up.

  • cheechee1x1

    I can't do Bossip. There is too much going on the screen at once. Clearly there is nobody acting as moderator on that site. I disabled my adblock for this site. I remember when MTO was a virus a minute.

  • Krorey

    Oh, well. No love lost. Bossip is just a huge ad with a few stories strewn about here and there. No thank you. I look for most of these sites to start charging people to view them, including YouTube. Pop up blockers are not going away. People are tired of being guerrilla marketed to just to read some silly story they have a passing interest in, at best. And they will run ads from ANYBODY. Many of the ads are ladened with malware and if you complain to the site operator about it they do nothing about it. Not only that, if you click on one of those ads they will follow you all over the Internet unless you know how to force them to stop tracking you. It's all just too much to mange for a few seconds of "tea" that you can see anywhere. Bossip's message to people using ad blocking software is that they will compromise with you and show fewer ads if you'll agree to remove your pop up blocker. No, that's okay. The uninspired garbage on Bossip's site can be found anywhere.

  • Gamer?? Chick

    Soooo annoying it is.

  • Krorey

    They claim she's doing competitive body building now. Don't know if it's true. Here new site is still kicking though.

  • leapyearpisces

    Bossip sucks with that, but the WORST site for that is Diary of a Hollywood Street King. I don't even visit there anymore because them Ads will lock your phone up and give your phone the software version of an STD for real! That site will actually sometimes automatically redirect your phone to a virus site, and besides that, that site has been really strange for about 3/4 years now. It's clear Jackie doesn't run it anymore, I wonder what REALLY happened to him when he got missing for about 3 weeks. I never use ad blocks because whenever I try, the ones I see always require that you do something called "rooting" your phone, and I heard that novices should not "root" their phone.

  • Christian Aleks

    She is she posted pictures of her coming in second place on her twitter

  • Godzilla Jr.

    Fvck Bossip

  • Erica

    OMG yes HSK is the worse I had to stop with that one too!! and Bossip is going to be next on my skip list all those stupid pop ups and stuff just starts playing while your trying to look at stuff,, annoying!!

  • Real Name

    I am with you, I with just go to the industry on blast the shade room & famelous I like reading the comments

  • country57

    Exactly!!! :)

  • CopperCutie

    I won't be back to that garbage site then. You spend more time trying to get through the ads to get to the stories...not worth the hassle or malware.

  • Allihave2say

    Bye BS!

  • Allihave2say

    Sadly it is owned by a black man.

  • Nita

    It's annoying as fawk...I hate when I'm trying to read something and I get redirected or the ad is covering most of the page tf. I understand pages do it for revenue but those ads alone could run readers away

  • Shanese

    Sometimes those ads come with viruses. Hell no

  • Tea??

    It'll never work as long as people can visit blogs on social media and get the tea ad free

  • 4RGSpot

    Whatever on you Bossip. Bye, you're not the only one that reports celebrity gossip......????

  • TooMunch

    Exactly why I haven't visited that site in years. I hope it starves to death. I guess those racists in the comment section aren't supporting THEIR site.

  • EMILY POST

    Yes they do not support anything positive.

  • ODB63

    Good bye Bossip. I did because of the super annoying pop ups and ads. I tried going on the site without pop ups and it is super PoPed Up. Good Bye Bossip and good riddance,.

  • Lena Justin

    I viewed bossip out of a daily habit. I'm not disabling my ABP so bad happen instantly broken.

  • http://www.teesandcases.com/ Rick [Tees and Cases]

    I am all for disabling my adblocker on certain sites in order to view content, but come on! Bossip runs auto start video's, Taboola ads, pop ups, side feed videos, click bait ads, remarketing ads, google banner ads, Adword campaigns, all at one time. Horrible! I used to look at my ABP go up to over 100 blocks PER PAGE. Ridiculous!

  • YES I SAID IT…

    I got this same message the other day and I was like ok then I guess I won't be visiting Bossip anymore until they fix it