5 Reasons Why We Think YouTube Is Getting Worse | #youtubescams | #lovescams | #datingscams

There’s a fair chance you’ve seen a bunch of articles and videos pop up in the last few years about YouTube alternatives. It seems there’s a collective agreement among viewers and creators that YouTube is becoming worse every year.

So, let’s go through five reasons why that’s the case.

1. There Are Too Many Ads

We know that YouTube is a business that needs to make money, which is perfectly fine. What’s not okay, though, is when you as a viewer have to sit through dual pre-roll ads, a mid-roll ad, and then another post-roll ad. That’s way too much interruption for 10 minutes of content.

Granted, it makes sense for a mid-roll ad if the video is long (about 30 minutes or more). That’s not the case for shorter videos.

One more thing that doesn’t make sense is ads before first-aid videos and those made for limiting danger, such as “How to stop gas leakage” or “How to do the Heimlich maneuver.” You can’t afford to watch an ad when every second is critical.

Related: How to Fast-Forward and Rewind More Than 10 Seconds in the YouTube App

2. The Hidden Dislike Count

YouTube hid the public dislike count from the entire platform in November 2021. It’s a move that the company claims to protect the well-being of small creators who were facing targeted bullying and limit harassment.

What this doesn’t account for is the viewer experience. A public dislike count is beneficial because it immediately hints at the potential quality and accuracy of the content.

Going back to the gas leak example, if you saw that the video you’re watching has 1K likes but 15K dislikes, you can confidently assume that the solution offered in the video doesn’t work. So, you can immediately close that video and move to a different one that might be actually useful—saving you precious time.

3. The Platform’s Disregard for Creators

YouTube has continually and persistently disregarded YouTubers in the last few years and instead focused on making YouTube appear as family-friendly as possible to appeal to advertisers.

Again, there’s nothing wrong with marketing; YouTube is a business, after all. But the problem arises when it disregards the people who helped build and popularize the platform.

YouTube Rewind is a prime example of this issue. We’ve seen YouTube continually exclude some of the most acclaimed creators and memorable moments of the platform simply because they were too controversial to show to advertisers. Instead, YouTube made what most people (including the creators themselves) called awkward, cringe, and unwatchable.

Related: Google Is Killing Off These Projects in 2022

4. Irrelevant Recommendations

YouTube’s algorithm is changing all the time, and lately, it seems the company is hellbent on increasing watch time. Many have complained about receiving irrelevant recommendations—sometimes inappropriate ones—in their YouTube feed.

This leads us to believe that YouTube doesn’t care what you watch as long as you watch it for as long as possible. In an attempt to maximize retention, the platform is making its algorithm more aggressive and predatory towards viewers.

5. Inconsistent Censorship Rules

It’s not just YouTube’s censorship rules themselves that invite trouble, but also their inconsistency. YouTube seems to be unsure about how it wants the platform to be. For instance, curse words are allowed one year, then not in the next year, and then allowed again the year after that.

Related: YouTube Relaxes Its Rules Demonetizing Videos Filled With Curse Words

This means you, as a creator, are constantly at risk of having your channel demonetized or your videos removed based on YouTube’s whim. And there’s nothing you can do about it except plead YouTube to reverse its actions—which rarely happens.

To be clear, it’s not that YouTube doesn’t want controversy; it feeds off of it, after all. It simply wants the kind of controversy that doesn’t make the platform look bad in front of advertisers.

YouTube Is Losing Its Charm

It’s doubtful that YouTube will lose its hold as the biggest video-sharing platform. But in recent years, many creators have started to post their content on other platforms alongside YouTube for safekeeping against the latter.

If YouTube doesn’t fix the above problems (and others) soon, it’ll continue to give its competitors more leverage over time.

Click Here For The Original Source.

. . . . . . .