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Old 02-17-2021, 08:34 AM   #1
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YouTube ads in Spanish


I enjoy YouTube every day. Videos provide information, education, and entertainment. Selected videos are preceded by brief advertising messages. That's understood, ads are necessary to pay the bills.

Many of the ads are in Spanish, and I don't understand that language. Those advertisers are wasting their money and wasting my time. How may I get that message to YouTube? Send your ads in English, please!

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Old 02-17-2021, 08:51 AM   #2
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Same on paid for HULU, especially if you've ever needed subtitles in a non-English video.

Are they still making the (nearing end of when we learn best) kids take one-half a year (in twelve(!)) other language? ON EARTH!

Ad: https://support.google.com/youtube/a...DDesktop&hl=en

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Old 02-17-2021, 09:29 AM   #3
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From a comment in their Help Center:
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It decides the language based on your IP address.
 
Old 02-17-2021, 09:47 AM   #4
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From a comment in their Help Center:
When I lived near Canadian border I didn't get French.
Now I live near the Mexican border, I get both!


Maybe go to about:config in Firefox and turn off geo, if tracing IP address to geographic location is the case.


GIS in the hands of greedy capitalists!



I heard from a helpdesk person that leaving one's smartphone on during a conversation can lead to targeted advertising, as well.
 
Old 02-19-2021, 11:36 AM   #5
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Old 02-19-2021, 11:37 AM   #6
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I heard from a helpdesk person that leaving one's smartphone on during a conversation can lead to targeted advertising, as well.
Yes, they do that.
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I enjoy YouTube every day. Videos provide information, education, and entertainment. Selected videos are preceded by brief advertising messages. That's understood, ads are necessary to pay the bills.

Many of the ads are in Spanish, and I don't understand that language. Those advertisers are wasting their money and wasting my time. How may I get that message to YouTube? Send your ads in English, please!
You live in the US of NA? It has a large percentage of Spanish speakers. Concentration is probably higher in some areas, possibly up to the extent that it's the dominant language.
Makes sense to advertise in Spanish, too. Why is that a problem for you?
Rhetorical question, food for thought: of the English ads, how many are actually not a waste of time for you personally?
 
Old 02-20-2021, 09:59 AM   #7
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You live in the US of NA? It has a large percentage of Spanish speakers.
We live in an era of targeted advertising. Advertisers know my location and know that the Spanish-speaking population hereabouts is small.
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Makes sense to advertise in Spanish, too. Why is that a problem for you?
Targeting advertising directs specific messages to me because my recent searches indicate an interest in the product. Hence I see ads for men's clothing but not women's apparel; ads for hand tools but not fishing rods; ads for Toyota but not Mercedes.

I am interested in the advertising content and frustrated by wrong language. It would be the same if the language were Chinese or Swahili.

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Old 02-20-2021, 10:09 AM   #8
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"I am interested in the advertising content and frustrated by wrong language. It would be the same if the language were Chinese or Swahili."

"How may I get that message to YouTube? Send your ads in English, please!"

I did not realize, at first, that you WANTED advertising! To each his own. I apologise for the misinterpretation of original.

Good luck with the latter -- I don't think YouTube cares.
 
Old 02-20-2021, 10:10 AM   #9
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Just because a population is small, doesn't necessarily mean that someone doesn't prefer them over you.
 
Old 02-27-2021, 09:08 AM   #10
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Just because a population is small, doesn't necessarily mean that someone doesn't prefer them over you.
You are correct!
 
Old 02-27-2021, 09:26 AM   #11
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Looks like you are not alone.
https://support.google.com/youtube/thread/4467124?hl=en
https://support.google.com/youtube/thread/9809191?hl=en
https://support.google.com/adsense/thread/4072071?hl=en
https://support.google.com/youtube/t...27519351?hl=en
https://www.reddit.com/r/PPC/comment...ge_placements/

Looks like google is doing what it wants to do. Surprise.

I haven't watched youtube adds in years, I never visit youtube with javascript on. Never knew about this until I read this post.
 
Old 02-27-2021, 10:58 AM   #12
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I haven't watched youtube adds in years, I never visit youtube with javascript on. Never knew about this until I read this post.
same here, i were like like "what adds?".
 
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Old 02-27-2021, 11:04 AM   #14
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No intiendo ? Yo viven en Costa Rica y todo los promocionales para mi es en Ingles.
Bienvenidos a nuevo mundo amigito.
Tranquilo...todo es Pura Vida ! Otro dia,gracias a Dios .

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Old 02-27-2021, 01:34 PM   #15
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nunca veo anuncios en español
 
  


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