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Note-to-self: Blocking ‘Promoted’ feed from your LinkedIn page (with Adblock Plus for Edge, Firefox, Chrome… not IE)

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.

linkedin.com#?#.feed-shared-update:-abp-contains(Promoted)
linkedin.com##.ad-banner
linkedin.com#?#.feed-shared-update-v2:-abp-contains(Promoted)
linkedin.com##iframe[src=”about:blank”]

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

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Then click the ‘Advanced’ settings / Edit Filters, then paste the filter text mentioned above.

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Done.

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