Do preroll ads really have to be watched 100% for you to get paid? I just had a 3 min ad for some movie before an old 4min vlogbrothers video. I actually wandered off to make tea while letting it run, but I can see myself skipping plenty of prerolls if they're going to be almost as long as the video itself, and I don't want to be skipping them if it takes away your profit.
Asked by swedish-mathematician
Do not watch a 3 minute ad for us! We’ll get like 0.2 cents. That’s like being paid four cents per hour for your time. I think if you skip like 10 seconds in we still get some revenue from it.
Those 3+ minute adds are bizarre to me. I know there must be some evidence of their effectiveness, but I don’t really understand it. I always skip long ads and many of them don’t even identify what they’re selling up front so I’m skipping the ads before I’m even exposed to the product name. Just don’t understand how that’s smart. Short attention grabbing ads seem a much better bang for your buck if you’re an advertiser.