@masonwheeler said in Normally I bitch at YouTube from a creator perspective, here's a consumer perspective:
@Weng said in Normally I bitch at YouTube from a creator perspective, here's a consumer perspective:
Nobody's getting digital herpes from any of the mainstream ad providers (bar once in a blue moon attacks that survive on the network for all of 16 seconds). They're getting it from these:
Yeah, except no. They're still all over mainstream ad networks running on reputable sites, because apparently neither the sites nor the ad networks CBA to properly vet the advertisements they display. (See my link, above, about Forbes serving up malvertising.)
This is because Forbes has a shitty analytics provider who also runs their ads:
Seriously. ORACLE is buying them. There is literally no way you can consider that reputable.
Incidentally, the ad I pulled that info out of was an ad for an ETF I already hold. I... Didn't know you could run ads for individual securities, but okay. And now I'm considering getting the fuck out of it because jesus christ why would you advertise with these scumbags?
Elgoog is the 9 trillion pound gorilla in advertising because they DO do the legwork cleaning up trash, DO restrict what advertisers can do (which drives advertisers up the fucking wall, but is great for consumers) and STILL make life easy for content providers and pay decent rates.
The problem isn't ads. The problem is shitty ads run by shitty companies.
Yes, by all means. Adblock sites that use trash. But we need ads. Ads that aren't fucked.