New Ads on Tumblr’s Dashboard Sidebar

Tumblr widened the right sidebar of the Desktop Dashboard. Three out of four of my primary blog accounts now show a new Sponsored section with ads in the wider sidebar. If you’re using an ad blocker extension on your web browser, you may not see it.

This sponsored banner rotates ads and scrolls with you on the Dashboard. Some ads are distractingly animated. Thumbs down, Tumblr.

To hide this ever-present banner ad, consider installing a free ad blocker such as Adblock Plus. However, Tumblr Help advises the following about “managing” your ad settings: “There are also browser extensions that you can look into, just know that some extensions negatively affect the way Tumblr works. So use them at your own risk.”