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    Is it just me, or does anyone else think that the way they do the ads on youtube is a bit silly? I understand why they're put there, but there's never anything to capture your imagination in them in the 5 seconds opportunity they have before you click on skip ad. It all seems a bit pointless to me having them at all.
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     Remember, it's the people who upload the videos who choose whether or not to have ads (to "monetize" their video).

    They (the uploaders) get paid each time someone views their video - and therefore the ad. - so it's only likely that you will get ads on videos with a potentially large audience (like the Gangnam video) or those posted by idiots who think that allowing ads on their "This is me in Croatia on a donkey" will earn them a fortune.

    In brief - if the ads were much longer than 5 seconds you (the viewer) would close the page without seeing the video you originally wanted to see and people wouldn't upload any more when their viewing figures duly dropped.(If you upload a video to Youtube you can access reports on "engagment" - how long viewers watched for, so you would know if the ads were putting people off).

    Or they would stop choosing to have ads completely.

    It's the unskippable ads on ITVs Player that annoy me.

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    if the ads were much longer than 5 seconds

     

    They are longer than 5 seconds, that's my point. They don't try to engage you in the 5 second window of opportunity they have. It's a total waste of the advertisers' money if the viewer never sees the product they are trying to flog.

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    My guess is that youtube are trying to balance the desire to make money from adverts with the recognition that they are, first and foremost, a video sharing platform. If the ads took over then no-one would use it anymore.

    If you have ever tried to watch a video on yahoo you will realise how irritating it is to have to sit through a 30 second advert just to watch a short video clip.Most of the time, if an ad plays before the clip I want to watch, I watch neither the ad nor the video. I doubt I am alone in this and it would be a real turn off on youtube. If I'm honest, having to wait 5 seconds is an annoyance really, especially when the video has an advert banner at the bottom as well.

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     Remember, it's the people who upload the videos who choose whether or not to have ads (to "monetize" their video).
    Nope. Youtube forces the ads on you and they are at the behest of the advertisers. That is, if we mean the irritating SAME ads that I, for one. turn the sound off to, or switch over for a minute to avoid. The ads in descriptions are the affiliate links. I detest Youtube ads, especially the ones you have to watch for 30 seconds+!
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    Rip the videos and watch them from your hard/flash drive. The vids do not dowmload nor the banner ads.

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    Rip the videos and watch them from your hard/flash drive. The vids do not dowmload nor the banner ads.

    It depends how to rip them. Some software has far more malicious things in it than Richard Branston (yep, I know) Tivo ads!
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    They are longer than 5 seconds, that's my point. They don't try to engage you in the 5 second window of opportunity they have. It's a total waste of the advertisers' money if the viewer never sees the product they are trying to flog.

     

    Most of the ads are transfered over from TV and cinema. So they expect they get 20-30 secs to get their message across.

    I suspect in a few years the 5 second ad will have been perfected.

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    It like this: I just want to watch a video of two camels humping, but what do I have to endure first? The entire singing-heads Costa coffee advert. I hate Costa coffee now and would avoid it like the meercats!
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    lanokia

    modelmaker
    They are longer than 5 seconds, that's my point. They don't try to engage you in the 5 second window of opportunity they have. It's a total waste of the advertisers' money if the viewer never sees the product they are trying to flog.

     

    Most of the ads are transfered over from TV and cinema. So they expect they get 20-30 secs to get their message across.

    I suspect in a few years the 5 second ad will have been perfected.

    If you move your cursor over the 'Skip Ad' area, concentrate on it and press it as soon as you can, you can easily miss what the entire ad is about. I get some small satisfaction out of doing that and knowing that some ***, overpaid advertising bureau has charged a ***, over-wealthy company to get it completely wrong! And the company pays per ad! Losers! We want our camels, and by god we shall have our camels!
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    Vladimir
    It like this: I just want to watch a video of two camels humping, but what do I have to endure first?

    Shocking that youtube can't just provide stuff on-demand for nothing.

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    Vladimir
    It like this: I just want to watch a video of two camels humping, but what do I have to endure first?

    Shocking that youtube can't just provide stuff on-demand for nothing.
    Tell me about it!
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    I understand that youtube has to make money from somewhere but when the ads are too intrusive I just don't bother.

    Youtube has asked me about advertising on a couple of my videos that got lots of hits, I said no. It puts people off.

    Facebook is using more and more ads - they're more annoying on the phone than on the computer so I just don't use FB on the phone now which means I use it less overall.

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    Vladimir
    If you move your cursor over the 'Skip Ad' area, concentrate on it and press it as soon as you can, you can easily miss what the entire ad is about. I get some small satisfaction out of doing that and knowing that some ***, overpaid advertising bureau has charged a ***, over-wealthy company to get it completely wrong! And the company pays per ad! Losers! We want our camels, and by god we shall have our camels!

     

    I have firefox adblock so I miss that fun!

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    Vladimir
    If you move your cursor over the 'Skip Ad' area, concentrate on it and press it as soon as you can, you can easily miss what the entire ad is about. I get some small satisfaction out of doing that and knowing that some ***, overpaid advertising bureau has charged a ***, over-wealthy company to get it completely wrong! And the company pays per ad! Losers! We want our camels, and by god we shall have our camels!

     

    I have firefox adblock so I miss that fun!

    Lucky you! You get to the camel-porn faster!
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    You should have to put up with the BBC as an overseas viewer - a forced 30 second ad every time you open any BBC news link and what's worse, it is always the same damn ad. I complained, saying they can and should force people just to see one ad per session. Love the irony in it being the BBC I complain to about excessive advertising....
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