52% of Americans Report Seeing More Ads on Facebook

Digital ads are the main source of income for most tech platforms, and users have been reporting seeing an increase in the number of ads that they are exposed to. 52% of Facebook users stated that they are seeing more ads than they used to, and that number is around 47% for YouTube. In spite of the fact that this is the case, most other platforms have a majority of users stating that the number of ads they are seeing has stayed more or less the same.

Facebook and YouTube are unique in that they are the only platforms that have more users reported a higher number of ads than those that say they are the same number. 39% of Facebook users and 45% of YouTube users said that the number of ads has stayed consistent, although there is clearly a far larger disparity when it comes to Facebook with all things having been considered and taken into account.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that LinkedIn is satisfying its users the most in this regard, Only 20% reported an increase in the number of ads, with 64% saying that they are seeing the same number as before. Reddit, Pinterest, Twitter and Snapchat are also doing fairly well here with 54%, 55%, 53% and 48% of users respectively reporting the same ad volume. The percentage of users reporting higher ad volume for these platforms are 27% for Reddit, 29% for Pinterest, 35% for Snapchat and 37% for Twitter.

Things are a bit more dire in the world of TikTok and Instagram. TikTok performs marginally better, with 46% of users reporting the same ad volume compared to 41% reporting an increase. Instagram users are split right down the middle, with 44% saying they are noticing more ads and a further 44% reporting the same numbers as before.

Facebook’s recommendation algorithm is notorious for its low accuracy and success rate. That means that users are seeing more ads but there is only a 71% chance that the ad would be relevant.

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