If you are looking for the best Ad blockers for Google Chrome, I think this article might be helpful to you. I’ve actually written an in-depth article about the best ad blockers for both Mobile and Desktop.
This article specifically talks about the best Ads blockers for Chrome
1. AdBlock Plus (ABP)
The number one on the list is Adblock Plus, which is the most popular ad blocker with millions of users using it on a daily basis. Adblock Plus is available as a browser extension for every popular browser and is also available for mobile devices.
It is probably the best Ads blocker for Chrome.
Adblock Plus also allows some non-intrusive ads, which can allow publishers to show minimalistic ads without hampering the User Experience.
With 100 million installs on Google Chrome, it is easily the best ad blocker for Chrome.
The fact that ABP has been installed by so many people, would guarantee the further development of this extension and the ability to fix bugs in the extension quickly.
Adblock is an ad blocker, from a different company than Adblock Plus. With over 14 million users on Chrome, it is the second most used ad blocker for Chrome.
The extension is free to use and the developers accept donations, which is the only way that supports the further development of this extension.
This extension blocks ads from all the social networks and websites you browse in Google Chrome, and it is also available for different browsers like Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, and Firefox.
The AdBlock extension not having a ‘Plus’ in its name doesn’t mean it is less powerful than the Ad Block Plus
The Ads are blocked on all the websites automatically by default, which can be changed by whitelisting a website in just two clicks.
Native Ad Blocker in Google Chrome
For the majority of people, their primary browser is Google Chrome, and 2018 will be the year when ad blocking feature would natively be available in Google Chrome.
Google has been working to make the web faster by bringing technologies like AMP and Progressive web apps for mobile phones.
It also knows (by looking at the number of people installing the ad blocking extensions) that the majority of people are already using ad blocking applications, so why not bring it to their browser natively.
Google’s majority of revenue comes from Advertisement, so it is likely they will allow the minimal ads and only block annoying ads that pop up in the face of users.
The ad blocker in Google Chrome will be debuted in the first quarter of 2018 as reported by The Verge
3. Fair Ad Blocker
Offered by Stand App, this ad blocker, as the name suggests, aims to make your browsing experience clean and fast by blocking annoying popups and malware.
It still lets you support web publishers who serve users the number of ads they choose to accept.
You have the choice to unblock ads for few websites so that they can keep receiving advertising revenue to keep providing awesome content for free.
This ad blocker has been installed more than 4 million times on Google Chrome alone. It’s available for all the major browsers.
4. AdGuard AdBlocker
Even though it’s an ad blocker extension for browsers, its parent company, AdGuad offers more than just ad blocking. AdGuard app is available for Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android.
When used with the ad blocker browser extension, it not only prevents users from seeing annoying ads but also saves them from phishing and fraud.
The AdGuard app is paid but the browser extension is free to use on all popular browsers.
The extension gives an easy interface to turn off the ad blocker for a particular site. It also gives out information regarding how many ads have been blocked on a particular site.
Having such information makes it easy for a user to whitelist certain sites that are not displaying too many ads so that the ads can still support the publishers by generating revenue.
The market for ad blockers is already crowded, but only a handful of ad blockers actually give you the transparency that they are not letting any ad bypass the ad blockers and uBlock is one of them.
It is a lightweight and memory efficient blocker that’s absolutely free.
The developers ask for a donation, and that’s the only medium for this app for further development and updates.
uBlock is available for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox, you can install it as an extension for any of these browsers and enjoy the content, clutter-free.
6. Adblocker Ultimate
The AdBlocker Ultimate is quite harsh on the publishers, it doesn’t even have the option of whitelisting websites. It simply blocks ads on all websites.
No option of having a whitelisted website means it is a no-brainer ad blocker, the user would just need to install the ad blocker and does not have to worry about configuring it further, whitelisting or blacklisting websites.
In other words, it’s an ultimate ad blocker extension for someone who is annoyed by the ads everywhere and doesn’t want to see them at all.
YouTube Ad Blocker for Chrome
7. Adblock for Youtube
Since YouTube is the second largest search engine on the internet, the majority of people spend most of their time on YouTube when it comes to internet browsing.
Using an ad blocker for YouTube, users can not only save bandwidth but also save their precious time by also skipping the unskippable ads.
YouTube has come up with a subscription-based model where they provide an ads-free experience of watching videos and using this ad blocker would mean you are also saving some money you would otherwise have to spend on the subscription.
Use The Adblock for Chrome to Block YouTube Ads
On Chrome, this extension has got over 5 million users, and on Firefox it has got 16000 users.
The most popular ad blocker for YouTube for Firefox browser is AdBlocker for YouTube by AdBlockLite, which has got over 300,000 users.
8. YouTube AdBlock
YouTube AdBlock is a lightweight extension for blocking ads on YouTube. You can install this YouTube ad blocker for Chrome.
Google Chrome is already loaded with dozens of extensions since more extensions can slow down the browser performance.
The size of this extension is just 37kb. Which means, its claim to be one of the lightweight Ad block extensions for YouTube is true.
The extension is quite straightforward and does not give you any options to whitelist, it simply does one job, and that is, block all video and banner ads on YouTube.
So if you are annoyed by the Ads on YouTube and do not want to watch a 30-second ad before watching the actual video, you can install this extension.
So, these were some of the best ad block extensions for Chrome. We included all the popular ones from ABP Ad Blocker to Adblock Plus for Google Chrome, to Ad Block for YouTube.
Mobile Chrome Adblock
If you are looking for Ad Blockers for Mobile, you can check out our other article, where we have listed the best ad blockers for both PC and Mobile.
At the end of this article, I would like to add that, we are also a web publisher, and our blog is able to write useful articles and guides because of the Ads we run.
If you ever decide to use an ad blocker, I would request you who to put our blog (in all your favourite blogs) in whitelist so that we continue doing good work for our readers by having a constant flow of income via ads.