Google Chrome has a new plan to fight shady ads

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Google says that Chrome 71 will remove all ads on the sites that consistently show abusive experiences. Google launched tools to deal with many of those issues in Chrome past year, however, the company says the tools didn't go far enough. This week, the company said that roughly half of these unwanted experiences include these abusive ads, justifying the crackdown.

Google recommends that you do not change this setting and allow Chrome to continue blocking ads on abusive sites in order to protect you from malware and other unwanted experiences.

The next version of Google's Chrome browser will attempt to stamp out misleading and invasive ads from a shady group of websites. Any website owners can easily visit a Google Search Console section called Abusive Experiences Report.

He cites two common examples of misleading, abusive ads in his post.

Google introduced this idea in 2017 with Chrome 64 as well but now the checks on persistent abusive behavior are stricter. Some users kill all ads via ad blockers anyway-which is why users need to be convinced that ads should just be annoying, rather than outright harmful. Google is taking a big step against websites that redirect users using pop-up ads.


Misleading Site Behavior Page features such as scroll bars, play buttons, "next" arrows, close buttons, or navigation links that lead to an ad or landing page when clicked.

While Chrome 71 won't actually be out for a few more weeks, you can download it from here as the Chrome beta release. This means that all the ads on such websites will be blocked, even if all of them are not abusive. Google will also give these site owners a period of 30 days to fix these flawed ads before they are removed.

This isn't the first time Google is going after abusive behaviour on Chrome. Automatic redirection is when a site automatically takes you to another page without user input.

Last year's Chrome update protected users from popups and redirects. But it's likely a prudent idea to check your site in the Abusive Experiences Tool to check if anything is flagged by Google as abusive.

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