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Youtube will KILL ANNOTATIONS on 2nd of May 2017 ! Sign petition now!

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  1. csebastian

    csebastian Regular Member

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    Keep fans engaged with Cards & End Screens as we say goodbye to Annotations Editor
    Thursday, March 16, 2017

    We’re committed to helping you reach more fans and keep them engaged. That’s why we built products like Cards and End Screens, which are mobile-friendly tools that let you poll your audience, link to merchandise, recommend videos, and more.

    Based on your feedback, we’ve made Cards and End Screens even better over time. You told us you wanted Cards to link to videos within a playlist. So we made it happen. For End Screens, you asked for the ability to import End Screens from other videos and use smart elements. So we incorporated it. We’ll continue to listen to your inputs, as always.

    As adoption of End Screens and Cards has grown, the use of annotations has decreased by over 70 percent. For this reason, the time has come to discontinue Annotations Editor. Effective starting May 2, you’ll no longer be able to add new or edit existing annotations, only delete them. Existing annotations will continue to show when using a desktop computer. We wanted to give you advanced notice so you can adjust. So why now?

    • End Screens and Cards work on mobile: Annotations Editor launched in 2008, before the world went mobile. With 60 percent of YouTube’s watchtime now on mobile, why go through the work of creating annotations that won’t even reach the majority of your audience? End Screens and Cards work on mobile and desktop, giving you more bang for your buck.
    • End Screens and Cards are more engaging for your viewers: End Screens and Cards generate seven times more clicks across YouTube than annotations. In fact, viewers generally don’t love annotations, and on average they close 12 annotations before they click on one of them. And more and more viewers turn off annotations altogether.
    • End Screens are easier to create: You told us that adding annotations at the end of your videos is hard. With End Screens that process is now much quicker and easier -- in fact, up to ten times quicker. You can now import End Screens from other videos or use dynamic overlays to save yourself even more time.

    If you haven’t already, join the many creators who are using End Screens or Cards. As always, thank you for helping build a better YouTube.

    Source https://youtube-creators.googleblog.com/2017/03/keep-fans-engaged-with-cards-end.html

    Sign the petition here to STOP THIS !
    https://www.change.org/p/susan-wojc...utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink
     
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  2. littlewebdragon

    littlewebdragon Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Google is public company I really have doubt that any petition would even make a slightest change if decision have been made already.

    Edit: I've said "private" company instead of public first.
     
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  3. csebastian

    csebastian Regular Member

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    They brag that listen, lets try ! Its our duty to try and try !
     
  4. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    It is a public company but I agree that a change.org petition is not going to influence them.
     
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    Private company? But their stocks are public? What type of "private" company are you referring to? Just curious.
     
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  6. csebastian

    csebastian Regular Member

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    even with 1 mil voters? Lets at least share for the news to see and we go viral ! Man power ...i dont have a big twitter account but maybe someone does !
     
  7. littlewebdragon

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    My bad on this guys. Thank you for correcting me. I just wanted to say that if decision has been made that there is no chance that anything will change that.
     
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    completely agree with that, if their made that decision, anything will change that
     
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    They aren't gonna change it. There is nothing worse to a user than annoying annotations that pop up and cover up a video. It was basically straight spam on some videos. As a watcher of YT vids, I HATED annotations.
     
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    No change will come. When Google makes a corporate decision, it's based off of BILLIONS of hits & research numbers be aggregated.
     
  11. benq20

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    Im actually happy they disappear. They are completely annoying when watching a video.
     
  12. xcorelli

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    Hell, no.
     
  13. TrafficPop22

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    who cares, just use the Cards, add watermarks or a line text banner, intro or outro banner.....so many work arounds
     
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    It's proven in past that they won't change anything despite millions of complaints for example while back when they changed whole site layout i remember people hated it. But now you don't hear anything about it anymore.
     
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    Good riddens to bad rubbish!
     
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    Well good luck with that, never seen any huge tech company like Google bow down to petitions. If ever, they are consistently screwing up YT over time.
    Along the lines of M.Bison: May 2, 2017 is a day YouTubers dread but to Google it's just another Tuesday.
     
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    No big deal. Just find another to abuse the system of youtube and game it.