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annoyed w/youtube commercials

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by tonlilaz, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. tonlilaz

    tonlilaz Executive VIP

    Feb 28, 2008
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    so today i was pulling up some kids videos on youtube for my son to watch earlier this morning and was surprised to see 10 second commercials before each video clip. I checked a few minutes ago, and the commercials seemed to have stopped....but is this a new direction youtube is going? first they started putting annoying ads over videos...and now it looks like they're gonna start adding annoying commercials before the videos?

    imo, the least google could do is start paying members who upload vids....the way they do w/adsense sites....cuz they're making money off of the video content of the community.
  2. SpazzyMcSpazz

    SpazzyMcSpazz Regular Member

    Apr 20, 2009
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    well they are, aren't they?
    i started seeing those a couple of months ago, lasted for about a day then it stopped, have no idea what that's all about...
    that's good news though, the more annoying youtube gets the quicker people will get pissed and just go to the sites you're promoting :)
  3. blazen

    blazen Regular Member

    Mar 8, 2008
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    Yeah they have been showing commercials for the last couple of weeks now, and still show ads over the videos.

    I guess though it was bound to happen. Youtube was (may be still is?) a money sinkhole and not profitable for Google. I guess they finally found a way to make some money from youtube, though it is annoying.
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2010
  4. MisterGemini

    MisterGemini Senior Member

    May 25, 2010
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    This is how MSN Video works, and it can get really annoying, esp when you watch multiple videos and the same commercial comes up over and over and over again. they don't just play a commercial, they also have this slide out banner come out of the player.

    It seems to be at some kind of timed interval for your session when these commercials will appear. Sitting there waiting 15 second to play a clip that is only a few minutes can be frustrating especially when you finally got to see it, it sucked.