If you’re like me then you get surprised with commercials online, probably a little more than you’re comfortable with. Well, that’s why we built SkipIt. SkipIt lets you decide when you want to skip commercials online wherever you see the SkipIt invitation. Plain and simple.
Skipping commercials online is surprisingly simple and I wanted to take you through the process. I love old school games that have withstood the test of time and have been updated over the years. A great example of this is Tetris. I play Tetris all of the time on Tetris Friends BUT it has commercials. Sometimes I’m so focused on the game that I just can’t wait to play the next level but they’re playing a commercial. Here’s how SkipIt allows you to Skip past commercials:
1. Go to www.tetrisfriends.com
2. Click on the Marathon Tetris game
3. Before the game even begins you’ll be presented with a commercial. Check out the orange highlight below where is says “Want To Skip This Ad?”. This is what the commercial looks like and what the SkipIt invitation looks like.
4. All you have to do is click the question or the SkipIt logo with your mouse to skip the ad.
a. If you have a SkipIt account and you’re logged in, you’ll skip the commercial right away. Otherwise you’ll have to log in and then the commercial will be skipped
b. If you don’t have a SkipIt account you can easily create one with a Facebook, Google+ or Twitter account
How easy is that? Pretty simple, huh?
If you ever have questions about SkipIt you can always send us a help request by going to http://help.skipit.com
Last week our team had the pleasure of presenting at the New Tech Denver Meetup alongside several other local startup tech companies. The New Tech Denver and Boulder meetups always draw a crowd, and this one had more than 100 techies in attendance to hear the “what’s what” from emerging technologies along the Front Range.
The SkipIt team donned our comfy SkipIt t-shirts and mingled, sipped our share of beer and then settled in to listen and learn. When it was our turn, the talented Mr. Kevin Hunt (@showtunes), joined by one of our lead engineers, Andrew Kuttig, had 5 minutes to tell the crowd all about the benefits of skipping video ads to get to their online content, how users can pay to skip or earn lots of free skips, about all the main technologies behind running SkipIt and how we’ve signed up tens of thousands of users since we launched in April 2012.
Couldn’t make it that night? If not, check out the video:
Thanks very much to our MapQuest hosts for the use of their cool office space, and to New Tech for allowing us to present with fellow startups like Flowth, Reflections, and Ibotta and listen to an informative Q&A session with Peter Adams from Rockies Venture Club.
We might love to skip video ads, but we won’t skip New Tech meet ups – see you all there.
Isn’t it cool when you click the Facebook Like button and Facebook already knows who you are? Ever wonder how Facebook knows that? Well, chances are you clicked a little box when you signed into Facebook that says “Keep Me Logged In”. That means even though you might shut down your web browser from time to time, the next time you go to Facebook or click the like button you don’t have to sign into Facebook again. Well, SkipIt has a “Keep Me Signed In” feature, just like Facebook. Sweet!
What’s the advantage to staying signed in to SkipIt?
Staying signed in allows you to skip ads with one click of the mouse. Because when you’re already signed into SkipIt, we already know who you are. Plus when you go to your SkipIt My Account page you’ll already be logged in and have quick access to your SkipIt My Account Dashboard.
Here’s what the “Keep Me Signed” in option looks like:
When you go to the www.SkipIt.com Login Page:
When you’re viewing the SkipIt invitation:
What happens if you don’t stay signed in?
So, being signed in all of the time doesn’t work well for you? No problem. There are a couple of differences to consider:
- The first difference is that when you see the SkipIt invitation and click it to skip ads you’ll have to log in to let us know who you are.
- The second difference is that when you browse to your SkipIt My Account Page you’ll have to login to view your My Account Dashboard
These differences may not be a big deal to you but you should think about it. Not being signed in is like having to log into Facebook every time you Like something. You might find that to be very inconvenient.
Find out more about staying signed in and other cool features by checking out our SkipIt Help Center