Friday, February 14, 2014

YouTube tests a new design for the info card on video player


NOW - TEST

Unfortunately the cookie value that I found doesn't work right now.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

YouTube tests show ads with the yellow 'Ad' label



Here's how you can enable the experiment:

  • Go to YouTube and load your browser's developer console:
    • Google Chrome: Tools, Developer Tools
    • Mozilla Firefox: Web Developer, Web Console
    • Internet Explorer: Developer Tools (F12), Console
  • Copy and paste the following code:
    document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=Wdu9-LTiSRs; path=/; domain=.youtube.com";window.location.reload();
  • Press Enter and you'll see the experiment.

If doesn't work, try this other method:

  • Open Chrome and install this extension.
  • Go to YouTube and select "Edit Cookies" option on the context menu:
  • Find a cookie named VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE and replace the value with this cookie value:
    Wdu9-LTiSRs
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

How to activate the new text ads design


NOW - TEST 1 - TEST 2

UPDATE: Google confirms the new text ads design. Here's how you can enable the new ads:

  • Open Chrome and install this extension.
  • Go to http://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/. You'll see an error 404, it's normal. Select "Edit Cookies" option on the context menu.
  • Find a cookie named "id" and replace the value with this cookie value:
    228df121d80100d5||t=1398955962|et=730|cs=002213fd48b2e7e8989e61732c
  • Click "Submit cookie changes". You'll see the new ads.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Google tests show a background image on text ads


First, sorry for the last post, I was wrong. Thanks Lee Jarratt for your comment.

And now, here's how you can enable the experiment:

  • Open Chrome and install this extension.
  • Go to http://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/. You'll see an error 404, it's normal. Select "Edit Cookies" option on the context menu.
  • Find a cookie named "id" and replace the value with this cookie value:
    22bf1b96c9010046||t=1391697712|et=730|cs=002213fd483a55eb62c73899df
  • Click "Submit cookie changes". You'll see the experiment (example).

Thursday, February 6, 2014

YouTube tests a new upload page


Here's how you can enable the experiment:

  • Go to YouTube and load your browser's developer console:
    • Google Chrome: Tools, Developer Tools
    • Mozilla Firefox: Web Developer, Web Console
    • Internet Explorer: Developer Tools (F12), Console
  • Copy and paste the following code:
    document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=2Wb668Kc4r0; path=/; domain=.youtube.com";window.location.reload();
  • Press Enter and you'll see the experiment.

If doesn't work, try this other method:

  • Open Chrome and install this extension.
  • Go to YouTube and select "Edit Cookies" option on the context menu:
  • Find a cookie named VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE and replace the value with this cookie value:
    2Wb668Kc4r0
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Google tests hide result stats


Here's how you can enable the experiment:

  • Go to Google.com and load your browser's developer console:
    • Google Chrome: Tools, Developer Tools
    • Mozilla Firefox: Web Developer, Web Console
    • Internet Explorer: Developer Tools (F12), Console
  • Copy and paste the following code:
    document.cookie="NID=67=eZrtQEK0zRkclTcIH16BX63NYskLMGPHGsyHKcFUrS1yu2GqOOd2mwiEQCFU3UawKzpAgMfGbD3LUIg4m5H5paD-_bH6SXS10CBwmMfBkQyL7I5XeUEHL6OMPI7wy0Le; path=/; domain=.google.com";window.location.reload();
  • Press Enter and you'll see the experiment.

If doesn't work, try this other method:

  • Open Chrome and install this extension.
  • Go to Google.com and select "Edit Cookies" option on the context menu:
  • Find a cookie named NID and replace the value with this cookie value:
    67=eZrtQEK0zRkclTcIH16BX63NYskLMGPHGsyHKcFUrS1yu2GqOOd2mwiEQCFU3UawKzpAgMfGbD3LUIg4m5H5paD-_bH6SXS10CBwmMfBkQyL7I5XeUEHL6OMPI7wy0Le
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

YouTube tests a different design for channel cards


Here's how you can enable the experiment:

  • Go to YouTube and load your browser's developer console:
    • Google Chrome: Tools, Developer Tools
    • Mozilla Firefox: Web Developer, Web Console
    • Internet Explorer: Developer Tools (F12), Console
  • Copy and paste the following code:
    document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=5tNlMizbsaw; path=/; domain=.youtube.com";window.location.reload();
  • Press Enter and you'll see the experiment.

If doesn't work, try this other method:

  • Open Chrome and install this extension.
  • Go to YouTube and select "Edit Cookies" option on the context menu:
  • Find a cookie named VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE and replace the value with this cookie value:
    5tNlMizbsaw
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Google Adwords tests show favicons again


Here's how you can enable the experiment:

  • Open Chrome and install this extension.
  • Go to http://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/. You'll see an error 404, it's normal. Select "Edit Cookies" option on the context menu.
  • Find a cookie named "id" and replace the value with this cookie value:
    220a0f75c70100e9||t=1390770222|et=730|cs=002213fd48d3ffe2429f884d63
  • Click "Submit cookie changes". You'll see ads with images (example).

Saturday, February 1, 2014

YouTube tests show bigger search results


Here's how you can enable the experiment:

  • Go to YouTube and load your browser's developer console:
    • Google Chrome: Tools, Developer Tools
    • Mozilla Firefox: Web Developer, Web Console
    • Internet Explorer: Developer Tools (F12), Console
  • Copy and paste the following code:
    document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=6BlcX5ernpk; path=/; domain=.youtube.com";window.location.reload();
  • Press Enter and you'll see the experiment.

If doesn't work, try this other method:

  • Open Chrome and install this extension.
  • Go to YouTube and select "Edit Cookies" option on the context menu:
  • Find a cookie named VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE and replace the value with this cookie value:
    6BlcX5ernpk
  • Click "Submit cookie changes" and refresh the page.

UPDATE: Here another versions of this experiment:


VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=gdSnWOTCGwI


VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=p7srxBujlwA


VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=BnN90lPyWRM


VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=fuLZkVuojkQ


VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=GPVhcEl_6ow