A certain #onlineVideos site has gotten aggressive and prolific with its video pre-rolls. And my DNS adblock presently fails blocking those.
https://Invidio.us/ skips that shit, however.
I checked how long it took me to realise that the vid was starting with an ad and pause it: 1.15 seconds.
Dear Advertisers: that's all the time you're gonna get.
I foresee #blipverts.
I'm not yet defaulting to searching #Invidious as perceived results relevance is slightly less. But it's damned close.
Also: I really dislike advertising.
I REALLY dislike advertising.
The tools I have say this (if they allow me to let them). I block the motherlovin hell out of them. I have rejected entire classes of media (e.g., commercial TV & radio) largely on account of these. Hell, I barely tolerate public media sponsorship spots.
If you advertise, it's virtually always an *anti*-quality signal. If you stalk me, all the worse.
Your metrics may say otherwise, but I suspect bias at play.
Continuing to pursue me after all this is a Really Bad Idea.
(The times my opinion of a brand has changed, for the negative, after exposure to or awareness of ads, is ... large.)
Yes, there's a place for informational content. Let me come to it, rather than cramming down my throat, eyeballs, ears, nose, navel, rectum, and urethra. Really.
@dredmorbius I know for myself, ads are less likely to make me want to buy a product. Not sure if this is the same for anyone else.
Generalistic and moderated instance.