I have read a few comments regarding a decrease in income from affiliate marketing.
Most have dealt with Adsense.
And one of the common consensus is the supply and demand theory.
Supply of Adwords purchases may be down because of alternative advertising such as Twitter and Facebook.
Supply of available Adsense clicks may be down because of the vast amount of websites and blogs utilizing the program.
However, there is one reason that has been more or less ignored.
One that I came upon by accident as I was trying to view the placement of the ads on my very own blog.
AdBlocker Plus does exactly what its title says, it blocks ads.
And it does it very, very well.
There were absolutely no ads on any of my blogs.
Nor on any of your blogs either if I so happen to visit.
Ad Blocker Plus was developed by our friends at Mozilla but is not available on Chrome.
However, this program is no friend to bloggers as we more or less depend on advertisement revenue for our income. And the number of users of this add on increases by the day.
The good news is that your blog readers can add your blog to the white list. But the reality is, how many are really going to do that?
Has your stats been effected by AdBlocker Plus?
Have you found a way to block AdBlocker Plus?