The YMAL has been our highest performing algorithmically-powered recirculation module since this blog post in 2015.
On October 9th, we changed the logic to show video permalinks only.
This led to a decrease in CTR across the network, which led to a decrease in recirculation.
We’ve therefore changed it back!
Note: we tested this change on Kotaku last night at 5:30pm ET. This changelog post is for the network-wide change