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Started by BenSawbridg on Jan 5, 2019 9:30:15 AM
The decline of the YouTube

I was just trying to find a particular news clip on the app on my phone. I dont use it that often. It seems that Google have started slipping unrelated advertising videos in between the search results, and every second search result is some sort of automated voice recording with a clickbaity title obviously designed to harvest views.

Is this what it's always like? Google serving up a sort of Taboola feed of shit until eventually only little kids use it? Maybe that's their business model, I don't know.

Stellata - 05 Jan 2019 09:38:42 (#1 of 37)

YT has been playing ads before videos for years now. I never use it because it’s such a frustrating experience.

Hilary - 05 Jan 2019 10:25:45 (#2 of 37)

I believe it happens only if the owner of the channel wants to monetise that way. There are some youtube channels which never have ads at all. Perhaps unsurprisingly, these are generally the ones more worth watching.

bossab2 - 05 Jan 2019 10:27:35 (#3 of 37)

I can tollerate the 3 second wait before you can click on 'Skip ad'

Online advertising is so bloody pointless, as its either for something I've already bought, or for something I'm never going to buy.

TinyMcOtter - 05 Jan 2019 10:54:23 (#4 of 37)

Adblockers make ads go away.

BenSawbridg - 05 Jan 2019 11:11:01 (#5 of 37)

YT has been playing ads before videos for years now. I never use it because it’s such a frustrating experience.

It's not so much that as the fact that the content is so polluted with click harvesters.

Winner - 05 Jan 2019 11:14:21 (#6 of 37)

A lot of the fail videos show a still frame of a woman with big tits to try to lure you in, but if I want to watch a woman with big tits that's what I'll search for. If I'm searching for boat fails I want to see a still of some dick getting smacked on the head by the boom because he doesn't know how to jibe.

BenSawbridg - 05 Jan 2019 11:16:04 (#7 of 37)

Quality 40kplusbennage, there.

I wonder if it actually is benners?

HoHoHoff - 05 Jan 2019 11:52:51 (#8 of 37)

Dunno, Sheik.

BenSawbridg - 05 Jan 2019 11:58:26 (#9 of 37)


TheExcession - 05 Jan 2019 13:24:16 (#10 of 37)

Adblockers don't work on youtube ads, from my experience. If you block the ad, the video following never starts.

HoHoHoff - 05 Jan 2019 13:32:11 (#11 of 37)


thisonehasalittlehat - 05 Jan 2019 13:35:42 (#12 of 37)

My advice is this: if you don't like YouTube don't use it. If you do like it use it. Either way I don't care.

Bonusy - 05 Jan 2019 14:12:04 (#13 of 37)

You posted to show how much you don't care?

BenSawbridg - 05 Jan 2019 14:17:25 (#14 of 37)

It does make me laugh, the way we've all got our little schticks, like a bunch of bickering pensioners in a home. That's one of hatters'. Not his best, IMO, but what can you do.

HerrWalrus - 05 Jan 2019 14:33:20 (#15 of 37)


lammaMia - 05 Jan 2019 14:34:13 (#16 of 37)

Is there a paid version of youtube without ads?

HoHoHoff - 05 Jan 2019 14:37:05 (#17 of 37)

I'm subscribed to a few channels and never get ads. Maybe if I subscribed to pewdiepie or whatever I'd get them.

lammaMia - 05 Jan 2019 15:21:33 (#18 of 37)

I get ads when I click on music video links.

thisonehasalittlehat - 05 Jan 2019 15:24:09 (#19 of 37)

Stop taking about this now please. It's of no interest to me.

Bonusy - 05 Jan 2019 15:29:04 (#20 of 37)

Is there a paid version of youtube without ads?

Yeah, £12 a month though, not worth that to me. Does include Google Music though, so if you a) subscribe to a streaming music service and b) want YT ad-free, it is prolly worth it

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