Keeping google ad injections blocked but allow google shopping search results?



  • Hi,

    I'm using the DNSBL feature of pfBockerNG to realize a kind of a "Pihole" functionality in my network to block ads and tracking. This usually works pretty well, but my family members are complaining about one thing which is blocked as well:

    As a part of Stevens's Blacklist the "googleadservices" domain is blocked. First of a good reason: They inject ads into many pages which I don't want to load. But this has a negative side-effect: If someone searches for some goods, Google lists the article in a number of onlineshops as a search result. Unfortulately the link to these results points also to "googleadservices" and if someone intentionally clicks on such a search result, he gets the usual error message "This connection is not private ..." caused by pfBlockerNG.

    Is there ANY way to allow clicking on these search results but leaving the google advertise injections blocked? Something like "whitelist googleadservices if the host website is google.com"?


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    @jacotec said in Keeping google ad injections blocked but allow google shopping search results?:

    Is there ANY way to allow clicking on these search results but leaving the google advertise injections blocked? Something like "whitelist googleadservices if the host website is google.com"?

    No its one way or the other unfortunately... Just need to tell people to not click on the Google search results that have "AD" in the Title.