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How you can support and help KitGuru

I frequently get sent emails and private messages from members of the public asking how they can support KitGuru and help fund our content – which is incidentally still completely free to everyone. We really don’t accept donations from readers via paypal or bank transfer, but there is one thing you can do which would genuinely help us.

If you use an ad blocker, whitelist us. It really is as simple as that.

KitGuru doesn’t host any ads that aren’t hosted on our server system. This means we have complete control over all the advertisements you see – you won’t be bombarded with adverts containing rogue code tracking your every movement. We don’t run ads with audio, we don’t host pop up ads, pop under ads, or advertisements for a casino or gambling site. I get offered a lot of money to do so, but I always turn them down. When I created KitGuru years ago, it was always key to me that the readers have to come first. All those things that annoy you, have annoyed me too.

KitGuru is still the site I wanted to build and its held true to what I wanted – all the years I have been running it. Have you ever read a review or news story on a website to see parts of the text in the article highlighted and underlined? If your mouse pointer hits this text you get a giant popup with links to external sources? That really grates with me. Again, I have turned all those companies down, and they email me almost every week asking if I will trust their external system. No, thanks.

All our ads are directly offered by key partners in the technology industry – companies such as (but not limited to) Seasonic, Corsair, Fractal, Razer, MSI, ASUS, Asrock, Netgear, Kingston, SK hynix, Aquatuning, Gigabyte, AMD and INTEL. If you visit KitGuru then it goes without saying that all these partners are directly relevant to you and your daily tech life. You won’t see an advert for a growth pill, dating advice, or how to win big on Chubby’s Casino. I am here for the new technology and we know you are too.

If you have anything you want to say about anything related to KitGuru or have any feedback to offer, just email me at allan(at)kitguru.net. I will do my best to reply to everyone.

Yours,

Allan ‘Zardon’ Campbell
KitGuru Limited Editor In Chief/Managing Director

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  • Brigham Green

    For those who don’t know, for EDGE users to add to allow list, load control panels > Click on Internet Properties, Privacy, Click on Settings button under for Pop-up Blocker, type in Kitguru.net in the address line, click on Add.

  • wihann

    So can I ask you to supply me with faster internet than. As here in my country the fastest I can get is 128KBS. Also 15GB of data is 182 dollars. I would love to white-list you guys. But im trying to save as much data as possible where ever I can. My pc has not been updated in a year.

  • Nikolas Karampelas

    You are probably one of the very few sites I have disabled ABP and related options in my browser.
    I don’t mind ads, I want to see ads so I can inform myself about things I probably want to buy, but ads around the net are out of control lately…
    Heavy, intrusive, annoying… I tried to disable ABP and the likes a few month ago completely and the browser instantly crashed under the load of ads.

  • Jad

    I just disabled the ad blocker… but I really hate animated ads like the “Chillblast” one or the MSI one. That’s the reason I use an ad blocker…

  • Lucas

    Animated ads are one of Satan’s worst (or greatest) inventions. Still, the eternal problem of deciding whether we want ‘free’ content; we all know what happens when a paywall is installed.

    Lots of consumers nowadays just think that because information should be free, the people who work to provide that information do not have to be compensated for their work. If a product is not scarce in the classical economical sense, you have a right to take it free of charge.

  • Jad

    I would be fine with an adblocker that just blocks everything animated. That would be an incentive for webpages to kill that crap, too.

  • Allan

    Thank you Nikolas. I appreciate your support with this.

  • Lucas

    You’d think so. But I think it would just mean they are going to try to circumvent the blockers.

  • I used to work in advertising: Adwords / Adroll / Facebook / Twitter but I also used to enable ad blocker on my private accounts.

    Kitguru is a fairly unique case and deserves all the support in the world. People these days want free to mean free without any thought for how a business can survive… I actually quite like your ads, just like your articles. Keep up the great work and I sincerely hope 2017 and beyond sees you go from strength to strength Allan.

    – Ben. The dude who won the big prize but would be here regardless.

  • Aaron Young

    This is the first site I have ever whitelisted (using uBlock Origin).

    For those with it:
    1. Right click ublock icon
    2. Click options
    3. Select whitelist tab
    4. Copy/paste http://www.kitguru.net/ to the bottom of the text
    5. Click apply changes
    6. Done

  • mazty

    Funnily enough, I find the ads on Kitguru to be actually pretty damn good, and has helped me discover a few new components!

  • chris

    I think its a bit more theb lately add have been terrible for the last 10 years shame this is one of the few good sites in regards to adds

  • Xerial

    Is this a copy and paste of the last time you said this stuff?
    Either way Kitguru has long time been on my adblocker whitelist.

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  • fore1gn

    I whitelist all websites I frequent that don’t use obnoxious pop-up, autoplay or otherwise intrusive ads. KitGuru has been on my list for quite some time. Thank you.

  • John

    Yeah good idea actually

  • John

    lol. Email them and say ‘I will not remove the ad blocker until you post this 5 times, with completely different text in it, every time. Ha!

  • Steven Morrison

    Whitelisted long ago. I watch your ads and nothing bad has ever happened. I block all external code ads, and your ads all show. Never got a pop up, pop under, sound ad, audio ad or stupid google tracking ad which recommends shit I surf for.

    Keep up the good work, love the site. I actually bought a mouse from a roccat ad you ran and a laptop from MSI. I jest you not.

  • Jeffrey Miles

    I never whitelist sites after I got fucking burned on Tweaktown. but Ive watched this site for a while now and set ad blocker up to whitelist Kitguru.

    Its a bit heavy on flash ads which I dont like, but I can safely say (until now) that there have been no tracking ads, or bullshit pop ups here. I have found the ads actually very useful as they are all companies I buy from – bought a Seasonic power supply from here and a new Corsair Spec 04 after seeing the ads here. Its a very well run site and a lot of tech sites should use it as a guideline on how to get people to whitelist.

    I offered to send you some money, especially if you had premium content for subscribers. but ill happiy run with the ads on to help support your team.

  • Varinder

    Absolutly love your site for my dialy does of PC harware news and reviews..never had a problem with your adverts as they are relevant to me.. Keep up the great work.

  • Mihails Solovjovs

    Whitelisted forever! Kitguru is one of the best in tech news. Idea with T-shirt is awesome.