Kompas Cyber Media: Let's give those ads some information

Willy Sudiarto Raharjo wrote:

I was wondering whether Kompas should change their text into “Kompas: Cyber Banner” (original: Kompas: Cyber Media) and “KCM – Hanya Berisi Banner” (original: KCM – Bukan Sekadar Berita) because it’s full of Banners, not information. Read more »

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I do not visit Kompas website regularly, I mean everyday. And I can’t agrre more with what Willy wrote above. And, let’s try to find out what makes the site slow to load.
Here, we are talking about advertisement (static image and also flash ads). Are they annoying? I think so. This advertisements can be a great method for Kompas to make profit. I am not sure how much those advertisers should pay for their advertisements. But the point is: the ads are there, and we (as a user) can not do much about it. It’s is Kompas decision.

Wait. Save your time, your money, and browse happily!
Here are few things you can use or should now if you want to surf happily.

User Firefox and Install Adblock Plus extension

  1. Get Firefox. If you’re still using Internet Explorer, take your time to load those pages with ads.
  2. Install Adblock Plus extension.

Time to wipe those ads

  • The first thing is that go directly to the main content frame. If you open http://kompas.com/, you need to load the top and bottom frame.
  • To block all flash ads, simply add a filter. If you installed AdBlock Plus, just click on the “Adblock” button under/above the ads. I simply add http://apps.kompas.com/* in my AdBlock Plus filter rule. I assume that those ads reside in under http://apps.kompas.com/ directory.
  • (Optional, personal preference) I also block all images.
Baca juga:  Jon Hicks and Opera

Some other notes


You can add your own filter, and block unwanted contents. When I block those flash ads, I found something not working properly. You will find that the rollover navigation will not work nicely. There is a huge whitespace between the main menu and the sub-menu. But, you can always use the bottom navigation.
If you only need to read the text, you can disable the stylesheet. Yes, all contents are still readable, about the structure… well, you’re the judge.
Now, if you find some other sites with too many ads, you can simply block them. Yeah, Kompas is not the only sites having crazy ads placement. “It is not a news site with ads, it’s ads with a news content.”.

9 replies on “Kompas Cyber Media: Let's give those ads some information”

  1. Silly. If you don’t like the site, then don’t visit it. Simple enough? Or read the offline version :P
    Advertisers still believe Kompas has the largest userbase, they will pay a lot of money to have an ad place, profit for Kompas.
    Well, you can start campaign to boycott Kompas :)

  2. Hi, again. I do want to visit. I am fine with the ads. And I do not care about how many advertisements displayed there (and how big profit Kompas will get). I just want to be able to browse the site wihout seeing the ads. That’s all.
    Boycott Kompas? What for? :)

  3. The printed edition of (almost) all media in Indonesia is much much better than their online version. Beside various ads and flicker blocks, their typography, semantics, illustrations, and the layout itself are very poor — make our eyes rolling! Sure, it is not easy thing to capture all media. All I can do is spending about a half hour or less sitting in my office’s living room reading quickly. The interesting stuffs are sometimes to be reminded for searching their online version. Perhaps I need those online articles for referencing some days later…

  4. yes yes yes I agree with Mr. Numero Uno Obyektif . Ads is profit for sites like Kompas or Detik.
    If you want to see the ads , dont visit the site, just buy the origional version, and its called “news papper

  5. Kus, I agree with you (and Obyektif) there. Ads will bring profit.
    What I write here is how I (as a reader) take advantages from Adblock Plus Mozilla Extension. My post wants to respond what Willy Sudiarto Raharjo wrote about his comment when accessing Kompas site.
    The site full of ads, it’s fine. But, if I want to hide those ads, I can. This is the point.
    Do I still read Kompas (and other news sites havin many ads)? Yes I do.

  6. Everyone can read online version of Kompas without annoying banner using sweet Lynx browser :D
    * Lately, I found that many newspapers are poor in typos. *

  7. nanti kalo gak ada iklannya, malah yang baca harus login, kalo login harus punya account, kalo mau punya account mesti bayar! ;) happy new year.

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