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Script to add YouTube Ads DNS to Pi-hole black list

You can add this link to your gravity list by going to

http://piholeIPAddress/admin/groups-adlists.php and the list added by the crowed Keep in mind the crowd list it is all DNS gathered by the crowd WITHOUT filtering the block DNS

Also, add script to update the gravity list containing these lines : pihole -g sudo pihole restartdns if you experience youtube loops or blocking to the actual video while using the gravity Please clear the gravity domain list as it sometimes keep the ignore list :

/usr/bin/sqlite3 /etc/pihole/gravity.db "delete from gravity where domain like '' "
pihole -g

How the script works

  • It will get the black.list from my github which is updated daily or every two days
  • It will update both the black.list and blacklist.txt files where the blocking of pihole happens
  • It will remove any dupiclates

it will be more effective if you add it the crontab

Steps: 1- Download the script from github using this command :

git clone
cd youTube_ads_4_pi-hole

2- Change where the repo directory in


3- Make the script executable

sudo chmod a+x

4- Create a scheduled task to run the script:

sudo crontab -e 

5-Add this line to make it runs every 1 hour, but you can change it to whatever you like

0 */1 * * * sudo /home/pi/youTube_ads_4_pi-hole/ >/dev/null 

Where the script location is /home/pi/youTube_ads_4_pi-hole/ more information about crontab

if you want to delete all blacklist from your database in case of issues

/usr/bin/sqlite3 /etc/pihole/gravity.db "delete from domainlist where domain like '' "

NOTE : if you are using the default pihole gravity make sure to whitelit which blocks the videos

this default list has it :

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