Do you also get these annoying ‘Promoted’ advertisement posts on your LinkedIn feed?
I managed to configure AdBlock Plus to kick out the ‘Promoted’ advertisements on LinkedIn… works on FireFox, Chrome, a bit slow on Edge, … (forget about IE…)
I know from the AdBlock forums, it’s not always easy to get it working. It might change with updates to the adblocker or the way the websites work, … so I hope it’s worth sharing it.
The filter configuration might have some duplicates, but at least it works.
Essentially, it’s hiding the ‘Promoted’ ads in your newsfeed and it’s hiding the “Promoted” right hand side of the LinkedIn page…
This is the filter to use in your AdBlock Plus.
How to configure?
First install AdBlock Plus
Install AdBlock Plus…. for Edge, Chrome, Firefox… (v3+)
Just FYI, the version for IE (1.6) is not supporting the advanced custom filters, AFAIK.
Configure AdBlock Plus
In the latest version (on Edge), you need to click the configuration button, on the upper right corner
Then click the ‘Advanced’ settings / Edit Filters, then paste the filter text mentioned above.
You leave the “allow acceptable ads” option unchecked, because this will override some of the promotion or marketing banners…
When you check this option, “less aggressive” banners will still show.
And typically these are the ads that are shown on LinkedIn, because they adhere to the content you view on LinkedIn… so it’s not considered ‘out-of-band” spam.
Works a treat, thanks a lot!