Top Ten Annoying Things About YouTube Ads


The Top Ten

1 Unskippable ads

I just recently got a 5 MINUTE LONG unskippable ad! >:(

One time there was this 1 minute long pill ad that I couldn't skip. I don't NEED ANY PILLS. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

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

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

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

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

Again with the "everything should be free" meme. Grow up. How do you think stuff gets paid for? Should someone supply you with entertainment totally gratis?

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3 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 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

I got the grossest surgery ad once. - TheGoldenRifle

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4 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

5 They appear a lot on video games.


6 The same ads appear 50 times.

2 words: Liberty Mutual

Every time when I click on a video it always shows me this ad and its really annoying - jbella9000

That happened to me once while watching Buzzfeed stuff and Rough Night kept coming up every 67394 times. ANNOYING!

There are two ads that appear SO FLIPPIN MUCH! I hate it. - 906389

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7 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!

8 It's inappropriate for the age group.

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

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

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

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...

The Newcomers

? It happens during videos

The Contenders

11 Waste of time watching ads.

Especially the unstoppable ones

12 Appears a lot on websites.
13 YouTube actually promote ads.

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

14 The ads are louder than the videos

It's true try it out

PS I didn't add this

Except for Ear Rape - Maddox121

15 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

16 The same ad appears on every video you click

ya - ShopkinsLover

17 The ad buffers
18 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

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

Who is? - 906389

20 Strategy games are everywhere

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

21 Some of them are in Spanish.

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

I got an ad for Moana in Spanish. - PhoebeThunderman

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

Sometimes it leads to NURSERY RHYMES! UGH!

24 The ads are sometimes inappropriate Youtube Kids Cartoons.

Why... just why

25 There may be multiple ads before a single video

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

Why, YouTube, WHY? >:(

26 Ads with swear words in it.
27 Tik Tok ads
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Top Remixes

1. There are app store links on the bottom of the video
2. They're inappropriate
3. Unskippable ads
1. We are trying to watch the video not annoying ads.
2. Unskippable ads
3. We still don't buy their stuff.


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