Facebook's upcoming video ads may run advertisers $1 million daily

By Rick
Apr 16, 2013
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  1. In an effort to better capitalize on its billions of members, Facebook may be looking to roll out its own video-based ad service as soon as this summer, a report by Ad Age indicates. Placing a video ad on Facebook...

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  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,775   +1,429

    I'm glad I will not be seeing them. If TechSpot resorts to using video ads, I will resort to reading elsewhere. Not only do I not want to deal with such trash, I don't have the bandwidth for them.
    Julio Franco and TS-56336 like this.
  3. UnknownSky

    UnknownSky Newcomer, in training Posts: 40

    Wonder how it will fair against Adblock :)
    m4a4 and Burty117 like this.
  4. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,473   +301

    I was thinking the same thing, Adblock has done me no wrong, only site I allow through it is techspot cos I come here all the time :)
    Julio Franco likes this.
  5. davislane1

    davislane1 TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,194   +445

    And some people wondered why I would want to ditch Facebook when I did. Online video ads are the bastard spawn of Satan.
  6. Littleczr

    Littleczr TechSpot Booster Posts: 368   +68

    I don't mind ads at all as long as it is stuff im interested in. They have my info so it should not be a problem. I don't want to see laundry detergent ads, but I am interested in upcoming movies, video games, computer accesories etc.
  7. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,725   +874

    Video ads are what ruin YouTube. Good thing I have Adblock. I will probably deactivate my Facebook if these come to the mobile app.
  8. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    The great part for me is I will never see the ads!!! The bad part is that ppl on FB will. Its a sad state of affairs that the site you go to to connect with ppl you know is going to shove 3 ads a day down the consumers gullet. I have to agree with Littleczr on this one. Taylor the ads displayed to the individual customer. No guy wants to see a laundry detergent ad unless there is a hot chick in it. Not trying to be sexist, just acurate. Im 100% sure that no only do they know what you "like" but they use that information daily to streamline their own service. Advertisers need to understand that we are bombarded with ads EVERYWHERE!!! Yes it may get your product into the consumers view, but bad placement of such ads can and does have the reverse effect. Ppl would rather shove ground glass into their own eyes then ever buy the product on a badly placed ad. But since this is FaceBooks mistake, I will simply sit back and watch as FB becomes a sinking ship. Its going to be MySpace all over again. I wonder where ppl will flock once they abandon FB. Or will we see the begining of the death of social media????
  9. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TechSpot Booster Posts: 571   +98

    Ads that are intrusive are going to absolutely murder the facebook user experience.
  10. CommonSense

    CommonSense Newcomer, in training

    Wow I hear a lot of whining and complaining from people who use a service and have to pay absolutely nothing for it .... stop crying and if you don't like it stop using Facebook .... I mean seriously this is a website that hosts its services to billions of people .... think they should do it for free?! ... people whining about ads are ridiculous ... that's how they make their money you tards get used to it.
  11. fimbles

    fimbles TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,232   +119

    Happy to watch ads as long as the content after them is free.
     
  12. Ravik

    Ravik Newcomer, in training Posts: 44   +8

    "Free" is simply a business model. Websites that adopt the "free" model still need to cover their expenses somehow. Facebook does it by doing what it does best...by being Facebook (interpret that however you will). Wikipedia does it by asking for donations from users. IMDb.com does it by having ads and pro services on the side. eBay does it by taking a cut of the sales. Games do it by having in-game sales, paid DLC, and embedded advertising.

    So "free" doesn't necessarily mean that there won't be some form of revenue drivers embedded into the platform...it just means that it costs the consumer nothing up-front to begin using the service. The only type of organization that provides goods and services while operating on less money than it brings in...is a government! :)

    Cheers!
  13. This is so ridiculous, that I even have nothing to say...

    These guys explained how ridiculous it is pretty well though:
  14. Peter Lawson

    Peter Lawson Newcomer, in training

    Hi,
    the image you have used you do not have permission for, I designed this 7 months ago for the company I work for, in future please give credit or at least email asking for permission.
    Thank you
  15. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,775   +1,429

    What are you talking about? Are you talking about the image in the article that anyone could make?


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