YouTube Comments Survey: Google+ System Not Well Received

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Posted Nov 13, 2013
Anne Pilon

YouTube recently did away with its traditional commenting system, and many users are upset by the change. The Google owned video site now requires that commenters sign in under their Google+ profile, rather than their old YouTube account. How many users has this change affected? And how do they feel about the new system?

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YouTube Comments

In Ask Your Target Market’s latest survey, 8% of respondents said that they leave comments on YouTube videos often. 22% said they sometimes comment on YouTube videos. 25% rarely leave comments on YouTube. And 46% said they never do.

Comment Systems

59% of those who leave comments on YouTube videos said they prefer the old commenting systems where they could just sign in under their YouTube account. Just 7% said they prefer the new system that requires users to sign in under Google+. 22% said they have no preference between the two systems. And 13% said they haven’t noticed a change or haven’t left a comment yet under the new system.

Google+ Profiles

In general, just 11% of respondents said they have a Google+ profile that they use regularly. Another 44% have an account. Of those who do not already have a Google+ account, just 2% said they would definitely create one in order to leave comments on YouTube videos. 9% said they would probably create an account for this purpose. 30% said they probably would not. And 59% said they definitely wouldn’t create a Google+ account just to leave comments on YouTube.You can view the complete survey results in the widget below and be sure to click “Open Full Report” to take advantage of all the chart and filter options.Photo Credit: Super rated comment on youtube from FlickrWhat do you want to know? If you need some consumer insights on a particular topic, let us know in the comments below and we’ll consider it for an upcoming survey post.

Results were collected on November 12 via AYTM’s online survey panel.

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