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dwthreinen
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Is anyone else completly fed up with the Guitar Tricks YouTube ad that plays EVERY time a click on a YouTube video? I like this site, and have been a full member for 2 years, but if I see that ad one more time I'm going to cancel my membership. It's so ANNOYING that I need to see an ad 1000 times for something I am already subscribed to. There is such a thing as negative effects to persitant advertising.


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john of MT
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Originally Posted by: dwthreinen

Is anyone else completly fed up with the Guitar Tricks YouTube ad that plays EVERY time a click on a YouTube video? I like this site, and have been a full member for 2 years, but if I see that ad one more time I'm going to cancel my membership. It's so ANNOYING...

I just did a YouTube search on "Guitar Tricks" and played the first four videos listed. No ads. Of course, that might be the result of my AdblockPlus being set 'on' for YouTube. In any case, I don't remember ever seeing a GT ad on YouTube until I intentionally looked for one this morning.

Try Adblock (it's free and effective) or try patience.

Good luck, have fun.


"It takes a lot of devotion and work, or maybe I should say play, because if you love it, that's what it amounts to. I haven't found any shortcuts, and I've been looking for a long time."
-- Chet Atkins
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ddiddler
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I see them. Usually with a 5 sec countdown to skip add.

These aren't on Guitar Tricks vids though.

So ads for GT help others get their videos on to YouTube.

How else do you think YouTube exists if it wasn't by adverts.

Ads for GT attract subscribers . The more the merrier to keep the cost of GT as low as possible. [br]Amazing what people can let upset them.

Dave


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DraconusJLM
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I have never seen an ad for Guitar Tricks on YouTube, although I do often see them for other "learn guitar" sites or software


I wish this forum had a "block user" feature. Possibly I'm not the only one......

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William MG
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No sense blaming GT. They don't place the ads, an algorithm does. Try the ad blocker like John points out.


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kaisilvada70
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YouTube advertising, done through Google Ads, is a way of advertising your video content on YouTube or in search results so you can maximize your user reach. This could be your video playing before a user views another's video or showing up in YouTube search results for people to watch in full.

MyBalanceNow


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jimk8882
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Another alternative is just don't use YouTube. Guaranteed that you won't see the GT ads.


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martin.bayly
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Yeh, like others have said, it's not GT doing this. It's YouTube's algorithm. I was also seeing the GT ad a lot. It knows you are a guitar player and so it's showing you ads that are relevant to guitar players.[br][br]I think there is a way to stop seeing repetitive ads assuming you are signed in to YouTube.[br]There is a little (i) icon in the bottom left that you can click on (at least on desktop YouTube)

When you click it shows a popup with a link to "Stop Seeing this Ad". You will of course continue to see other guitar related ads! :-)[br][br]


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michaelkaferle
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I see that ad ALL THE TIME myself! I wish the YOUTUBE algorithm could just know I have a membership and back off on the ad.


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biraboomm
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 I wish the YOUTUBE algorithm could just know I have a membership and back off on the ad.


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ddiddler
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same but different


Mike Olekshy friday night youtubes seem to be getting interupted with more ads.


Still worthwhile as great sessions


Worth the ads


Youtube may also be pushing ads because they are also pushing an ad free subscription at the same time


Dave


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chemical_fusion
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Just download an add blocker and enjoy advert free everything. 


 


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chemical_fusion
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Just download an add blocker and enjoy advert free everything. 


 


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