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I like the recommended section, unlike some people. However, I don't like certain things about it, and was wondering if there was any way to fix them?

The first is the amount of videos it shows. Usually it's 20 videos, or something like that, but sometimes it only shows 10, and at times it has only show 2, or even 1 video. This in itself is annoying, as it's like it's saying "There is only 1 video on YouTube we think you would like"

The second is the amount of crap it recommends. I don't know how many times I have had to click "I am not interested" for videos that show up by certain YouTubers, a simple way to blacklist YouTube channels and/or keywords would be great. And maybe also a pseudo whitelist, i.e. if there are videos with certain keywords they would be more likely to be shown than a video which doesn't contain the keywords I choose; for example, let's say the only key word I have is "war", my watch history is full of war documentaries, the recommended videos will mainly be filled with war documentaries, but may occasionally show a different type of documentary.

And finally, the location of the recommended videos section. I like it being at the top of the page. When I first check YouTube after getting home from work, I'll check my subscriptions box, watch anything new that I may be interested in, and then go to the home page. Usually the recommended videos section is at the top, but sometimes it likes to move down the page, sometimes only showing after pressing the "load more" button.

For the first one, I know that when you delete your whole watch/search history the recommended videos will "reset" and when you start watching stuff again, you get the full amount, but I don't want to have to delete my watch history, and try and get it "tailored" to me, again.

  • This question is, arguably, several questions. You might get better responses if they were made separate. – mdwhatcott Oct 20 '15 at 5:03

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