Do you want to get rid of those “Sponsored Links” on the right side of every email in Gmail? Well, now you can, without using any kind of ad-blocker thingy. Just add a few words to your email, and you’ll never see those ads again.
In his personal blog, Joe McKay shares his experience in blocking Gmail’s sponsored ads using words referencing tragic or catastrophic events as well as words from George Carlin‘s infamous list of seven words you can’t say on TV. Since Google bans those words from its ads, if there are enough of them in the email, no ads will be displayed (Joe found that there needs to be a ratio of one ad-blocking word for every 167 normal words).
But you can’t just litter every email with those kinds of words, can you? That’s where they smart guys at Lifehacker come in. They devised a signature that, while not offensive, effectively gets rid of the ads. And it’s also quite funny:
I enjoy the massacre of ads. This sentence will slaughter ads without a messy bloodbath.