Company Overview


PageFair provides two services to publishers:

PageFair Analytics

PageFair Analytics enables website owners to measure how many visitors are blocking ads. We track over one billion adblock hits across thousands of client websites every month.

PageFair Ads

PageFair’s technology enables publishers to display ads in a manner that is immune to adblock software.

Since 2011, PageFair has been working to mitigate adblock. The company has deeper experience than any competitor (most of whom appeared on the scene in 2015) and has partnered with media companies to restore advertising across billions of page views per month.

Press Resources


2017 PageFair Adblock Report – The state of the blocked web

2017 PageFair Adblock Report – The state of the blocked web

2016 PageFair Mobile Report – Adblocking Goes Mobile

2016 PageFair Mobile Report – Adblocking Goes Mobile

2015 PageFair / Adobe Report – The Cost of Adblocking

2015 PageFair / Adobe Report – The Cost of Adblocking

2014 PageFair / Adobe Report – Adblocking Goes Mainstream

2014 PageFair / Adobe Report – Adblocking Goes Mainstream

Speaking at AdWeek 2016

Sean Blanchfield debates against AdBlock Plus on stage at The Web Summit


Sean Blanchfield interview at Swipe Conference

Sky News interview with Dr Johnny Ryan


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Sean Blanchfield, PageFair CEO and Co-founder

Sean Blanchfield, PageFair CEO and Co-founder

Brian McDonnell, PageFair co-founder

Brian McDonnell, PageFair CTO and Co-founder

Dr. Neil O'Connor, PageFair COO and Co-founder

Dr. Neil O’Connor, PageFair COO and Co-founder


Johnny Ryan, Head of Ecosystem

Johnny Ryan, Head of Ecosystem

Jim Hirshfield, SVP of Sales & GM Americas

Jim Hirshfield, SVP of Sales & GM Americas


PageFair CEO Sean Blanchfield debates Eyeo GMBH, Gulltaggen 2015, Oslo. Photo credit: Benjamin A. Ward

PageFair CEO Sean Blanchfield debates Eyeo GMBH, Gulltaggen 2015, Oslo. Photo credit: Benjamin A. Ward

DR JOHNNY RYAN OF PAGEFAIR ON SKY NEWS

DR JOHNNY RYAN OF PAGEFAIR ON SKY NEWS

DR JOHNNY RYAN OF PAGEFAIR ON STAGE

DR JOHNNY RYAN OF PAGEFAIR ON STAGE


Press Releases

  • Anti-adblock company to use new findings when restoring ads to adblock users March 27, 2017Adblock solutions provider, PageFair, has endorsed new findings from the Coalition for Better Advertising about adblock and ad formats. In an open letter to the members of the Coalition, PageFair CEO, Sean Blanchfield, commended the work of the Coalition and committed to apply its new standard for better ads.“PageFair will align itself with your standard henceforth. I commit that PageFair shall serve only the most tolerable formats, per the Coalition rankings. It is my hope that we will together improve the quality of advertising on the web, and thereby sustain the medium and the publishers that give it substance,” said Blanchfield.The conclusions from the Coalition’s survey ...

  • Adblock usage on desktop and mobile up by 30% February 1, 2017Dublin — A new PageFair report estimates that 615 million devices are now blocking ads. This represents year-over-year global growth of 30%. Mobile adblock usage grew by 108 million, reaching a total of 380 million active devices. Despite ever smaller numbers of people using desktop and laptop computers, adblock usage on these platforms grew by 34 million to reach 236 million active devices.“The state of the blocked web” introduces new empirical global, regional, and national data on adblock usage and is the first unified data available for both mobile and desktop adblock usage. It reveals that the “blocked web”—the part of the web where users block ads—has grown to ...

  • May 30, 2016PageFair report finds that 16% of global smartphone users are blocking adsDownload Press Release (doc)  (pdf)Dublin, Ireland- A new PageFair report estimates that as of March 2016, 309 million people, or 16% of the world’s 1.9 billion smartphone users, are blocking ads on the mobile web. It was previously reported that mobile adblocking use was much lower.“Adblocking Goes Mobile” by PageFair, in partnership with app intelligence firm Priori Data, provides the first empirical research on mobile adblocking.The report defines the landscape of mobile adblocking, and reveals that in-app ads on platforms such as Spotify, Apple News, and CNN are vulnerable to adblocking. One of the report’s insights is that it is possible to block “suggested” content in Facebook and Instagram ...

  • PageFair is proud to announce and welcome Jim Hirshfield as the company’s Senior Vice President of Sales and General Manager of North America.

  • A new report by PageFair and Adobe estimates $21.8bn in advertising revenues will be lost in 2015 due to ad blocking.  In the United States, ad blocking cost an estimated $5.8bn in lost revenue in 2014 and is projected to reach $10.7bn in 2015 and $20.3bn in 2016.  The global cost of ad blocking is expected to reach $41.4bn by 2016.

  • The number of people with adblock software installed has increased 69% in the past 12 months to approximately 144 million active adblock users (4.9% of all internet users), reveals a new report published by PageFair, with the cooperation of Adobe.

  • peaking at the USML Digital Media Conference today, PageFair announced the launch of its new display advertising platform, PageFair Ads.

  • Today, PageFair, an online analytics and advertising solution that helps websites deal with adblocking, announced $400,000 in new financing from Tribal Ventures, Frontline Ventures, and Enterprise Ireland.

  • At PageFair we aim to help websites survive the explosive growth of adblocking. One of the first features we built was the ability to show an appeal to your adblockers, asking them to re-enable your ads or to make a small donation.