Greeting all, I was thinking tonight and I think I might have thought of a (legitimate?) idea for YT video Ad clicks. Now, DO NOT rip me a new rear end and excuse me if this is something that won't work, or just can't be done, or shouldn't be done etc., etc. I don't claim to be a YouTube guru and never have. So again, this is just some random brainstorming. I've done a number of giveaways on my channel in the past .... Giving away items similar to that with which I deal with on my YT channel. Giveaways for when subscribers/viewers answer a question correctly, or some other action. What if a person were to make a graphic (photoshop) that simply states at the beginning of your video, "for a chance to win such-and-such, be sure to click the ad below," with an arrow pointing to where the ad will be. Just make sure it is legitimate. I am not sure on this (again I am not a Youtube or Adsense expert), but can't you set up your own ads which will appear in videos? IF that's the case, then you can monitor who is clicking ads, and the X-th person to click the ad (or whatever) wins some small prize. Viewers don't have to win your prize, they don't have to click your ad if they don't want to. No one is forcing them. It's an option for them, if they want to be eligible to win the prize. The point is to keep the entire thing completely legitimate. You do make good on your proposal and you do deliver the prize. Reputation is everything. Remembering that this was just a layman's idea, OK, now you all can tell me what I'm missing and where I'm going wrong.