Top Ten Annoying Things About YouTube Ads


The Top Ten

1 Unskippable ads

They are annoying especially the 30 seconds one - jbella9000

Most of the ads that I see are unskippable, which is complete obnoxious and annoying to me. I always see unskippable ones, but the only one I saw that you can skip is that stupid Garnier one with a stupid lady turning from bad to beautiful by just switching sides from behind, which doesn't make any sense AT ALL. - Jliby30

Some are just a trailer to a movie - jbella9000

The anti smoking ads and the horror movie trailers are unskippable. And they're repetitive. Did I mention the 6 second ads that Google made? - PhoebeThunderman

2 They're inappropriate

I watched a kid friendly video and it had an ad with a movie trailer and they said the f word in the trailer. - DrayTopTens

I keep seeing ads starring that road safety guy in a tutu whilst watching memes

I keep seeing condom ads and they really shouldn't be allowed on social media or on YouTube in general. It pisses me off that they do it anyway. They need to fix this bs

I got an ad about condoms once - scarmark

3 We are trying to watch the video not annoying ads.

Yeah I agree I trying to watch a video not some facebook ad - trains45

I will be half way through a video and then it stops to show me an ad - Jonerman

I agree with this. I'm here to watch my favorite things, not crap that I hate. - Jliby30

I tried to watch a basketball video but an ad kept buffering. I tried again. Same thing. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

4 The same ads appear 50 times.

I currently having this problem with a facebook ad since like aug 20, it driving me nuts, it comes on almost every video, I hate when youtube does the same ad for days it super annoying - trains45

A few years ago I was watching many videos on my tablet on a airplane and a Ford car ad featuring Sailor Moon kept appearing. Annoying as heck - HelloThere902

One playing before you hit the road this spring, it's the 3rd day of summer, why didn't they play this in march or april, why wait to play it in june like 50 times, I may have ocd and it bothers me it saying this spring when it summer, also last year during the final long weekend of summer this joe fresh ad played over and over again, it drove me nuts every time - trains45

2 words: Liberty Mutual

5 There are app store links on the bottom of the video

I scroll down to find more videos, and lo and behold, a banner ad to download some strategy game or shopping app. - PhoebeThunderman

6 It's inappropriate for the age group.

Insidious. That is all.

Children go on YouTube nowadays - what if they end up getting suggestive ads? - Entranced98

Watching Jimmy Fallon clips, and before every single one is an ad for either Henry Danger or The Loud House. And of course, scary and R-rated movie trailers on stuff like Sesame Street. - PhoebeThunderman

I once got an ad for kids nursery rhymes on a Game Grumps video, and I keep getting UNSKIPPABLE scary movie ads on non-scary videos. - PhoebeThunderman

7 They appear a lot on video games.


8 When you're listening to a song to sleep and then ads wake you up.

Yes! I hate it when I put on a Three Days Grace playlist, and they play an advertisement before every single song! It's so annoying! No, I do not want to be woken up by some lady and listen to her talk about how good Pampers diapers are, I wanna listen to music. So that's why I use the music app now!

9 We still don't buy their stuff.

Yep. I'm not buying anything that I see, especially Culturelle Kids probiotics which to me is only for kids and not teens because I'm a teenager and not a kid. - Jliby30

10 YouTube does nothing about it.

An ad popped up under this...

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11 Waste of time watching ads.

Especially the unstoppable ones

12 Appears a lot on websites.

Just above this was an ad when I added this - trains45

13 YouTube Red
14 They still show ads on demonetized videos
15 YouTube already has an event revolving around ads
16 YouTube actually promote ads.

That's why those stupid good-for-nothing gaming youtubers are getting income! - MChkflaguard_Yt

17 The ads are louder than the videos

It's true try it out

PS I didn't add this

Except for Ear Rape - Maddox121

18 Some of them are in Spanish.

Recently YouTube decided to play the Joker Movie Trailer in Spanish and also a Boost Mobile Ad in Spanish along with a bunch of other advertisements in Spanish. Which pisses me off! I want to find the person who decided to do that and ram those ads up where the sun don't shine! Because it's really starting to piss me off!

I've gotten an Axe Cologne and Body Wash ad in Spanish, and I use Axe mind you, I don't know why they would play an ad in Spanish, it's annoying

I had a french ad before it was stupid - trains45

Luckily I've never got one of those. - Entranced98

19 Ads with swear words in it.

I seen some with swears before - trains45

Some ads with swearing:
Movie trailers
The Game of War app ad
The opera soup for men app
I can go on lol - HelloThere902

20 They're Irrelevant to the Actual Video

In other words, they're completely off-topic to video they're showing. For example, when the video is an episode of a children's cartoon, the ad they show is a trailer to an R-rated movie. - anonygirl

I hate that the Nickelodeon ads are on EVERY VIDEO, including videos that are strictly for adults/older audiences.

And unskippable scary movie trailers on stuff like Sesame Street and school related videos. - PhoebeThunderman

21 The same ad appears on every video you click

Right now with this facebook ad since aug 20 or something, it super annoying, it hard to watch youtube when this ad keeps on coming, I ready go crazy it won't stop! It super annoying and hard to watch youtube - trains45

Yeah one ad did, last summer on labor day weekend a back to school joe fresh ad kept playing every video almost it drove me nuts, I rarely saw others ads except that one during that weekend - trains45

22 Skippable ads when it’s 5 seconds long

Yeah this is pointless to have a skippable ad that is 5 seconds long - trains45

Some 5 second ads are UNSKIPPABLE

23 Ads mid-video are rude and unnecessary
24 The ad buffers
25 We Could Always Spend Money to Watch Popular YouTube Videos

This would be a billion times worse than ads for viewers, YouTubers and even the site itself. With nearly every YouTube video being free to watch for such a long time, viewers would obviously be feeling a bit ripped off and some wouldn't watch the videos you need to pay for. Less clicks = less money for YouTubers and massive losses for Google! - Entranced98

Even if we didn't want to. - anonygirl

26 I am not Interested in the Type of Ad They're Showing

I not interested to facebook! This ad of facebook keeps playing - trains45

Who is? - 906389

27 Strategy games are everywhere

I am tired of all the Clash of War Kings games and their ads! They are everywhere! - PhoebeThunderman

28 The Android Pay one has a crying baby
29 The ads get worse every time you see them

Sometimes it leads to NURSERY RHYMES! UGH!

30 The ads are sometimes inappropriate Youtube Kids Cartoons.

That's not good if that happens when a kid is watching - trains45

Why... just why

31 There may be multiple ads before a single video

I gets those two, there not very long, maybe 10 seconds not too bad, but it be bad with 2 ads and 1 min long and not skippable, sometimes you can skip both ads - trains45

Today I just saw a Youtube video with not one, but TWO ads. TWO ADS! And one fo them was unskippable!

Why, YouTube, WHY? >:(

32 Tik Tok ads
33 It happens during videos

Yeah, but worse when it a good part in the middle of the person talking - trains45

34 Ads that start in the middle of the person conversation

This is super annoying - trains45

35 Ads that are in a different language

I hate it when I get a french or spanish or another language it drives me nuts because I can't understand it - trains45

36 Ads for Tickle Me Elmo

Oh heck no

37 Ads for Dora
38 Ad skipping option won't let you skip it sometimes

There is a symbol on the bottom left of the ad that looks like the letter I with a circle around it, and when you click on it, it lets you skip ads. While it's nice to have, sometimes IT WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TO SKIP THE AD.

39 Adds have nothing to do with any videos I watch
40 They can be illegal (and can steal other properties)

Most Notably Pokémon and Nickelodeon. - Rainbowkid38

41 Can kill one's interest in the actual video

Got a "Frozen II" trailer; immediately no longer cared to watch the video I'd come for. In fact, was so mad I played Fatal Fury 3 on my Nintendo Switch for a while.

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