YouTube kills off annoying in-video popup links that spam users

It is safe to say that it is in YouTubeís best interest to keep you on its website as long as possible. Presumably as you stay to watch videos, more ads can be played, and more money can be made, which is why YouTube tends of make suggestions on videos that you might be interested in.YouTube has also given creators the ability to suggest videos mid-stream, which we suppose has potential to be useful, but unfortunately it didnít really come off that way. So much so that according to a report from Engadget, YouTube is now removing the ability for creators to promote videos, playlists, or live streams through in-video notifications after finding out that a very, very small percentage actually clicked on them.According to YouTube, only 1 in 20 people actually clicked on these suggestions, meaning that 95% of those watching YouTube did not. The company claims that users have given them feedback on the feature and have said that it felt a lot like spam. YouTube doesnít think that removing the feature will cause ma

YouTube kills off annoying in-video popup links that spam users

Though they serve a purpose for video creators, they can be very distracting for viewers

Tue 14 Nov 17 from The Independent

YouTube removes annoying pop-up recommendations from all videos

YouTube will no longer support those in-video notifications that usually link to other videos, playlists or live streams. As of today, creators will no longer be able to add these spam-like ...

Tue 14 Nov 17 from Techspot

YouTube creators are frustrated that a bot keeps demonetizing their videos

One night at the beginning of November, tech reviewer Ben Schmanke published a YouTube video comparing the cameras on the iPhone X, the Samsung S8, and the LG V30. YouTube initially ...

Tue 14 Nov 17 from The Verge

YouTube will stop showing the suggested video links you didn't click

Have you ever clicked a YouTube creator's suggested video link when it pops up mid-clip? No? You're far from alone. YouTube has revealed that it's removing the ability ...

Mon 13 Nov 17 from Engadget

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