Spiegel Online (spiegel.de)

“Spiegel Online (SPON) is one of the most widely read German-language news Websites.” – Source

Ethical design violations

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After Better

Summary of site performance statistics (before & after Better)

BeforeAfterImprovement
Requests: 405 requests 141 requests 2.9×
Weight: 3.97 MB 2.39 MB 40%
Speed: 2.09 minutes 15.82 seconds 7.9×

Statistics by Better Inspector based on the page as on Saturday, November 10th 2018

Block rules

Block Parsely script

- trigger:
  - url-filter: d1z2jf7jlzjs58.cloudfront.net/p.js
  - load-type: third-party
  - if-domain: spiegel.de, www.spiegel.de
- action:
  - type: block

Remove empty space left by removed clickbait

- trigger:
  - url-filter: spiegel.de
  - load-type: first-party
- action:
  - selector: .spRecommendations, #spRecommendations
  - type: css-display-none

Block Netmind pixel tracking script

- trigger:
  - url-filter: www.spiegel.de/layout/js/http/netmind-
  - load-type: first-party
  - if-domain: spiegel.de, www.spiegel.de
- action:
  - type: block

Block tracking pixel

- trigger:
  - url-filter: www.spiegel.de/static/sys/pixel.gif
  - load-type: first-party
  - if-domain: spiegel.de, www.spiegel.de
- action:
  - type: block

Block Dianomi adtech

Spiegel.de loads their adtech along with the core functionality of the site, so we have to hide the adtech images.

- trigger:
  - url-filter: cdn2.spiegel.de/images/image-[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]-thumbbiga
  - load-type: third-party
  - if-domain: spiegel.de, www.spiegel.de
- action:
  - type: block
- trigger:
  - url-filter: www.spiegel.de
  - load-type: first-party
- action:
  - selector: div#wrapper > div:first-of-type > img[src*="cdn2"], div[data-sponlytics-area="col-right"] > div:nth-of-type(1) img, div#content-main > div:first-of-type > div:first-of-type > img[src*="cdn2"], div#content-main.spSmallScreen > div:first-of-type div > img[src*="cdn2"], div#content-main > div:first-of-type > div:first-of-type > img[src*="cdn1"], div#wrapper > div:first-of-type > img[src*="cdn1"], div.function-box + div img[src*="cdn1"], .article-section > div > div > img
  - type: css-display-none
- trigger:
  - url-filter: spiegel.de
  - load-type: first-party
- action:
  - selector: div#wrapper > div:first-of-type > img[src*="cdn2"], div[data-sponlytics-area="col-right"] > div:nth-of-type(1) img, div#content-main > div:first-of-type > div:first-of-type > img[src*="cdn2"], div#content-main.spSmallScreen > div:first-of-type div > img[src*="cdn2"], div#content-main > div:first-of-type > div:first-of-type > img[src*="cdn1"], div#wrapper > div:first-of-type > img[src*="cdn1"], div.function-box + div img[src*="cdn1"], .article-section > div > div > img
  - type: css-display-none

Avoid blocker blocker on spiegel.de

(Issue #628)

- trigger:
  - url-filter: spiegel-de.spiegel.de
  - load-type: third-party
  - if-domain: spiegel.de, www.spiegel.de
- action:
  - type: block

Block pixel trackers

- trigger:
  - url-filter: /static/sys/pixel.gif
  - load-type: first-party
  - if-domain: spiegel.de, www.spiegel.de
- action:
  - type: block
- trigger:
  - url-filter: spiegel.met.vgwort.de/na/
  - load-type: first-party
  - if-domain: spiegel.de, www.spiegel.de
- action:
  - type: block
- trigger:
  - url-filter: c.spiegel.de/nm_trck.gif
  - load-type: third-party
  - if-domain: spiegel.de, www.spiegel.de
- action:
  - type: block
- trigger:
  - url-filter: d2tycn7nnoiglw.cloudfront.net/ads/img/x.gif
  - load-type: third-party
  - if-domain: spiegel.de, www.spiegel.de
- action:
  - type: block

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