For a few months now Google has been running a program called Google Contributor which allows you to pay the company to reduce a percentage of advertisements that you see on the web, the program can be configured to remove ads from particular websites so users can tailor this experience for websites they frequently visit. Before today Google Contributor was only available in beta but now it has been opened for all users based in the United States.
Users can choose from three tiers, paying $2 month ensures that they see 5 – 15 percent fewer banners and animated squares, this increases to 15 – 25 percent on the $5 per month tier and to 25 – 50 percent on the $10 per month tier.
Publishers make money off of advertisements and Google runs one of the biggest ad networks online so naturally it’s the first choice for many website owners. With the Contributor program Google allows users to provide an alternative funding source for their websites and in turn they see fewer advertisements.
Contributors are given the option to focus their monthly payment on websites they frequent which directly impacts the ads they see when that site is visited. This does mean that they will have to associate those websites with their Google accounts otherwise the program won’t be able to focus ad limiting efforts to those particular sites.
Those who are interested in joining the Google Contributor program can do so by heading over to google.com/contributor.
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