David Farrington asks the question, “Which Browser Ad Blocker Do You Use?”
Check out the Safari Extensions and search for ad blockers and you’ll find plenty from which to choose. Most are free. Others are available on the Mac App Store. Many others are available for Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, and other browsers. They do much the same thing. Block ads and block advertiser trackers and analytics trackers.
The impact an ad blocker can have on your browsing experience is remarkable. Dave uses what I use.
My recommendations for ad blockers starts with 1Blocker. This blocker has a nominal price tag and I prefer to support the Mac and iOS developer community. Yes, there’s an iOS version, too. What I like about 1Blocker are the controls which let you block ads, trackers, EU cookie notices, anti-ad blockers, Facebook cruft, comments, widgets, and more– and it has a whitelist so I can help websites which deserve some advertising exposure.
Performance metric website GTMetrix says the average website page takes 6.4-seconds to hit Fully Loaded Time, has a Total Page Size of 2.77MB, and makes 86 requests. Compare that to my site, PixoBebo, which takes 1-second, has a total page size of 162KB, and makes 8 requests. With a few ads.