Google: No, We’re Not Involved in the AdBlock Plus Ad Network
Google is saying that despite statements to the contrary it is not involved in the AdBlock Plus Ad network. “This would have been a big deal because Adblock Plus parent company Eyeo’s business model is controversial, to say the least. The company charges large entities — including Google — to get their ads whitelisted. That means that as long as their ads meet the Adblock Plus “acceptable ads” standards, their ads will still be served to Adblock Plus users (except those with the most stringent settings). Adblock Plus charges companies a fee of 30% of the additional revenue they earned by having those ads unblocked.” This isn’t extortion because why?