30 Second Tips - Block Ads On The Internet

This is the 18th post in a series called 30 Second Tips. My goal is to show you how to do some neat stuff in 30 seconds or less!

Take a look at the following before and after shots of a Google search for hotels in Minneapolis.

Google Search - Before.png
Google Search - After.png

If you are like me you probably prefer the after shot. It's easy to block ads in your web browser using an ad blocking extension. I will show how to do this in Safari, Chrome, and Firefox. If you are using Internet Explorer I would recommend that you switch to one of the above browsers.

Safari

Click on Safari >>> Preferences

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Click on Extensions and make sure that you Extensions are enabled.

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Click Get Extensions

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Scroll down the page and click on the Install Now button for AdBlock.

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AdBlock will install and you will be seeing a lot less ads online! If you want to temporarily turn ads back on you can click the little button that a stop sign and a hand on it to pause AdBlock or to turn on AdBlock on a particular domain.

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Chrome

To install AdBlock using Chrome visit the Chrome Web Store.

Click on Most Popular and hover your mouse over AdBlock.

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Click on Add To Chrome.

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Click Add.

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AdBlock will install and you will be seeing a lot less ads online! If you want to temporarily turn ads back on you can click the little button that a stop sign and a hand on it to pause AdBlock or to turn on AdBlock on a particular domain.

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Firefox Ad Block 1.png

Hover your mouse over AdBlock Plus and click on the green Add To Firefox button.

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Click the Install Button.

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Once AdBlock Plus is installed you will need to restart Firefox for it to work.

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