Delay The Ads From Start Of Stream
Stream Display ads should not be the first thing you see when entering a stream. It discourages watchers to stay and see what is going on when they are forced to watch 2-5 mins of ad content before they even get to see or hear the streamer. Please set a delay on ads when a new user joins a stream. A user should not see an ad until at least 5-10 mins of stream content has been veiwed... then if you want to bombade the veiwer with ads AFTER they get a chance to watch some of the stream, go on ahead... just don't make ads a priority over the beginning of a stream because it makes Twitch look very greedy, take an example from youtube. I just watched a youtube video and it took 6 mins and 8 seconds before an ad was shown. Guess how long that ad was? 10 seconds.
AGREE!!! everyone AGREES! do it already! the reason twitch isnt as popular as facebook or youtube is because of this small stuff that means SO MUCH.
I'm just browsing the channels. But when I come across a 30-second ad, I turn off Twitch. Advertising is not when we first start watching a channel. It should come after a while. By the way, **** your ads. I hate it.
I cam here to say exactly this. When I open a new streamer I haven't seen before and an ad is the first thing I see, I immediately close the window. Set a delay for first time viewers and you'll see your retention rates raise.
I've worked in targeted advertising for a global satellite TV provider. I've worked with Christine and the Painter brothers when I was there. I have patents for the work I developed there. Trust me when I tell you, this is a huge no-no and is actually costing you money.