I use adblocker, but I've whitelisted [H] and I also support via patreon.
The old tv model wasn't broken, it's the people who are wrong.
Aren't creators paid by views / subscriber numbers? If a video has an unskippable ad at the beginning, I'm not watching it period. No matter the content. That's the power of choice.
What about the pop-up ads, that don't interrupt the video? That's about the only thing I find tolerable. But I can't filter ads separately either all or nothing. So I choose nothing. If ads weren't intrusive I'd not even started using adblockers.No. They are paid by viewers watching ads. Content creators have no choice in what kind of ads are served. They click the option to monetize the video, select where ads appear (pre-roll, mid-roll, end of video) and Google automatically serves up the ads, creators have no power to choose which ads and whether or not they're skippable.
Number of subs, average views per video, viewer retention (how long viewers watch your vids), comments, likes/dislikes, favorites, etc all those count at engagement and change how far up or down your videos and channel end up on searches or recommendations.