We are a small business with product videos on our YouTube channel. After a year of no issues, third-party ads suddenly started appearing. I don’t want my customers seeing ads from others when they watch my product videos. It’s unprofessional and distracting. Q1: Why did ads suddenly start appearing after months of no ads? Is it volume based?Q2: How can I turn off third-party ads so my customers don’t see them?Google support pages say I have to go to monetization to turn off ads. But the monetization feature says our video/subscriber volume isn’t higher enough to active monetization (and it won’t be there for a long time – even longer if they have to watch these stupid ads). Is there really no way around this? I’m forced to make my customers watch third-party ads on my videos and have no way to turn off ads? I would be willing pay to turn off ads on my own videos if I had to, but I can’t figure out how to do this.
You also; my day is nearly over; as it’s after 10 PM here.@Hypno-Systems UK, I believe @Wes Wasson is asking about the recent YouTube Terms of Service Update.Wes – In November 2020, YouTube updated their Terms of Service: “ads can now appear on videos from channels not in the YouTube Partner Program (YPP), and we will begin gradually placing ads on brand safe videos. This is part of our ongoing investments in new solutions, like Home Feed ads, that help advertisers responsibly tap into the full scale of YouTube to connect with their audiences and grow their businesses.”If you are not part of the YPP, YouTube’s basic response to your issue is: YouTube is a free service, and you accept the Terms and Conditions to use the service. If you want to completely avoid having ads run on your videos [and are not part of the YPP], you are welcome to utilize another video platform.If my reply answered the question, please click ‘yes’, ‘correct’, or ‘recommend’.