Google has just launched a beta program called "Contributor" that allows the user who is browsing the web to avoid advertisements if they contribute.
It is stated that this is an experiment.
What brought me to this subject was the fact when I am out on YouTube, I am "harassed", yes that is a strong word but that is how I feel - every video I open has an advertisement. Yes, I can skip it over the advertisement AFTER 3 seconds but I am wasting my time loading that advertisement not to mention the minutes and hours of my life of waiting for the 3 seconds to past.
I know many people have a higher tolerance of "the wasting of their time" than I do. To perhaps many, if not most people, the 3 second delay is seen as miniscule especially in our global world but this is my world and the 3 seconds counts to me!
Who and where would I pay not to be interrupted out on the web? YouTube is the first place that comes to mind - what site would you pay in order to browse advertisement free?
I really don't understand how this "Contributor" can work. They say it's $1 to $3 a month, but that only covers a handful (ten?) of sites. How much would it cost to avoid ALL Google ads? Surely Google knows what we are worth to them as individuals, but I wonder how much that would be.
As a wild guess, say I visit 200 pages a day. If every page was worth 1/10 of a cent, that would be $2 per day - no way would I pay that. I wouldn't even pay a tenth of that.
And on the publishing side, why would I participate? If my content were actually that compelling, why let Google take its cut - I'd offer an ad free subscription myself.
I just don't see this.
Very well stated.
You feel the same way that I do - but to take this theory a little further I was wondering but what if...
...what if we paid per ad blocked (the reverse of a click) or per site visit and only on certain sites that you picked. For instance, I would opt to pay for not viewing ads on YouTube or Wikipedia as an example.
would this be of interest to you then? If so, for what web sites?
by thisisoli7 years ago
For a while now I have seen an increase in certain kinds of advertisements on Adsense which have literally made me want to move to a different publishing platform.What are these advertisements? The ads which are...
by Julie McFarland4 years ago
I'd like to consider myself an asset to the hubpages community. Although I began relatively recently, I have over a dozen published hubs, and I even won the rising star award for one of them. I have applied...
by WeddingConsultant8 years ago
I find them to be quite annoying.They are randomly found on hubber's profile pages, or hubs themselves, but they scare me each time they come on...
by IFLS8 years ago
The truth is, (on average) the day you send out your online advertisements, there is a window of 30 days for a response. It also means that the day you neglect to send your advertisements you should expect no responses...
by Jason Menayan4 years ago
Hello everyone,Major announcement - HubPages Video is now live!You can upload Videos - which will be similar to popular YouTube and Vimeo videos in that they autoplay and can be embedded on other sites. HubPages Video...
by Aficionada5 months ago
There seem to be many choices of free software that can be downloaded for the purpose of downloading videos from the web - such as YouTube, Google videos, etc. One that I looked at turned out to be just a sample -...
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.