How do I block YouTube ads completely?

Answered by Ricardo McCardle

To block YouTube ads completely, you can follow these steps:

1. Go to YouTube Studio: Start by clicking on your avatar icon in the upper right corner of YouTube and select “YouTube Studio” from the dropdown menu. This will take you to the YouTube Studio dashboard.

2. Access Content: Once you’re in YouTube Studio, click on the “Content” option on the left-hand side of the screen. This will display a list of all your uploaded videos.

3. Select Videos: Put a checkmark in the box next to any videos for which you don’t want ads to be displayed. You can select multiple videos at once if needed.

4. Access Monetization Settings: Now, navigate to the drop-down menu on the left-hand side and select “Monetization.” This will take you to the monetization settings for your selected videos.

5. Turn Off Monetization: In the top box, you should see “Off” as the current setting. Click on the “Apply” button to turn off monetization for the selected videos. This will disable ads from being shown on those videos.

By following these steps, you can effectively block ads from appearing on your selected YouTube videos. Keep in mind that if you want to enable ads again in the future, you can simply reverse the process and turn monetization back on.

Personal Experience: As a YouTube content creator myself, I have come across situations where I preferred not to have ads displayed on certain videos. This could be due to various reasons, such as videos that serve as announcements or promotional content where ads might be distracting for viewers. By utilizing the monetization settings in YouTube Studio, I was able to easily turn off ads for those specific videos. It provided me with more control over the viewing experience for my audience.