A lot of them don't. The core component in the decision is trust in the site itself. Though, for what it's worth, even that may not be enough.This argument relies on the assumption that all ads/advertisers have trustworthy ads regardless of their relevancy.
I wouldn't be surprised if most (if not all) of them did have one installedAs a side note on the op-ed piece, I was tempted to take a poll of the Tom's Hardware and Tom's Guide editorial teams to see who used ad blocking software at work - but I thought better of it.
I agree with your entire post, however this section particularly. I can't remember the last time I used Tom's when researching my next purchase. I won't name names, but usually my tech research ends up on a couple of the other big sites. The only reason I really come here is when I'm bored, and spend some time answering questions on the forum. I wouldn't be surprised if the forum is what keeps Tom's afloat these days.The worst part of this article is that Toms hardware has LONG ago changed from being a site that reviews and checks hardware to a site that promotes new products for various brands (for those who dont know, when tomshardware received a massive overhaul a few years back, that was when the site went from good to propaganda).
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