If you love surfing the internet, then you’ll probably be tired of seeing all the different ads popping up on web pages you visit.
Millions of other people around the world are in the same boat as you. Ads on every webpage are not only tiring to look at, but also slow down your browsing speed.
If you do not want to view ads anymore, then simply download and install the Adblock extension for Google Chrome.
What is the Adblock Extension?
The Adblock extension is the miracle we’ve all been waiting for. If there is one thing that web surfers could ask for from a genie, it would be to block all the ads on the internet. Fortunately, the genie has granted our wishes and has provided us with the Adblock extension for Google Chrome.
Adblock has been available for other web browsers, but it was only released recently for Google Chrome. With Adblock, you’ll never have to view another ad again, unless of course you want to.
Adblock will block all the ads on a website; banner ads, pop-ups, or even video ads. If it’s an ad, it’ll get blocked. Adblock lets you focus on the web content instead of wasting time downloading an ad that you don’t even want to see.
The best thing about Adblock is that it can actually speed-up your download speed. If you notice when you’re browsing a website, the ads actually come-up first before the actual content. Without the ads, the content is downloaded a lot faster.
Let’s say that you actually want to view ads on a particular domain. Not many people would like to do this, but let’s say that you have your reasons. If you’ve installed Adblock, you can customize it to allow ads for a domain.
Adblock has other features as well so let’s take a closer look on how to use it.
How to Use Adblock
First of all, Adblock does not have a Help file, but using it isn’t really that difficult. The program blocks ads automatically and all you really need to do is install it for it to work. You can configure Adblock, but let’s discuss the installation part first.
If you haven’t already, open the Chrome Web Store and search for Adblock Extension. Adblock will be the first on the list and you can either click on the “add to chrome” button to install it or click on the Adblock title to view more information.
If you clicked on the “add to chrome” button, the extension will be downloaded and installed on your Chrome browser. Before that actual download starts, a small warning pop-up will appear and all you’ll need to do is to click on the “add” button.
The file is about 457KB so depending on your download speed, it will be downloaded in a blink of an eye or you’ll be given some time to get a cup of coffee.
Once the extension completes downloading, you’ll see another pop-up that says that the Adblock extension was successfully installed. Another browser tab will open and it will show a brief explanation of the Adblock extension.
If you chose to just close the tabs and suddenly realized that you’ll need to customize Adblock a little after browsing through a few websites to test it, simply click on the settings icon on Chrome. Search for the “Extensions” link around the top left corner and you’ll see the extensions you have installed.
Under the Adblock extension you’ll see an “options” link. Click on that and the settings for Adblock will appear. You can customize Adblock from this screen, like adding filters or choosing domains that you want to see ads on.
Adblock is a very simple extension that has a wealth of advantages. Once you’ve used it a while, you’ll know why it is the most popular extension for Google Chrome.
Adblock is definitely recommended, but if you enjoy viewing ads on the websites you go to, you might get a little disappointed at not being able to view them anymore. In that case, simply configure Adblock and you can choose the pages you want to view ads on.