Tuesday, August 27, 2013

WTH is up with YouTube and ads!?! (or lack thereof)

Hey, what's up GTCN!  It's Rex chiming in...

Most of you should know me by now and if you don't, I'm the Network Crew Chief here at GT Channel.  I'm the one to talk to about programming, promotions, collaborations, etc.  Now that we have the preliminaries out of the way, let's get this car moving.

This marks my first official post on the blog and it's regarding an issue that a few of you have been inquiring about: the advertising, or lack thereof, on YouTube.  I'm just letting you know that we've noticed it on multiple channels; with some going for days without any ads.  There's usually an explanation about that whether YouTube/Google are experimenting with metrics, or there could be a shortage of ads for this season (summer can be pretty slow), or any myriad of things.  I was cruising YouTube to investigate other channels when I came upon this video from Video Creators/ReelSEO:
According to the video, and the update contained in the annotation, YouTube was experimenting with removing ads and have since ceased.  Or still experimenting...  Who knows.  Only they do.  It can be very frustrating, especially when you're trying to earn some cash.

I just want to let you guys know that we're always looking out for our community here.  So please, please let me know if you notice something odd happening and I'll do what I can to either research it, get an answer from YouTube specifically, or something.  We'll get to the bottom of it.

Keep rollin'!