YouTube is working on adding a new update for creators that will bring more clarity to the monetization status of their videos and appeal processes. As you know, the default method for earning money on YouTube and having your content monetized through advertisements is Google AdSense; a program in which Google serves ads from its advertising clients on your YouTube videos.
That being said, at times creators can find that their videos aren’t fully monetized, or completely demonetized due to a variety of potential reasons including copyright strikes, content id claims, or community guideline strikes. These “strikes” are normally placed on your video(s) if YouTube is alerted of your content being in violation with any of its policies or guidelines.
Even though these strikes are reviewed by YouTube before being made official, creators are able to appeal the strike if they disagree with the decision, whenever eligible. However, it’s an area of YouTube’s landscape for creators that could always use much more clarity and improvement in terms of communication, which is now being addressed!
In the coming weeks, YouTube is adding new “monetization icons” to your channel’s account. These icons will show next to your videos and show their current monetization status. From what we understand, these icons will provide a better clarification for when:
- You haven’t monetized your video, or applied the correct settings.
- The video is successfully monetized and eligible for earning money from a broad range of advertisements, along with YouTube Red.
- The video will show limited ads (or none) because the content is unsuitable for all advertisers or doesn’t meet advertising guidelines.
- The video is ineligible for earning money due to a copyright strike, content id claim, or a violation of community guidelines.
- The video is sharing earnings with another YouTube account. (Example YouTube gives is cover songs)
- If you don’t see an icon, then the video isn’t currently available for monetization.
Again, when creators don’t agree with the icon or monetization status being displayed next to their video(s), they may have the ability to appeal the decision. If so, your video manager will show a “request review” option next to the video in question that you can select if you don’t agree with the monetization classification, or if you’ve made changes to the video that may remove its limitations.
Once you’ve selected that option, you’ll be given instructions on how to best move forward accordingly. After submitting, the appeal’s status will be displayed beside the video. To learn more about the different icons and their respective processes for appeal, check out this page.
This new feature won’t be directly affecting your YouTube channel’s earnings, but will instead provide a better understanding on your videos’ revenue performance, as well as simplifying the process of resolving any limitations or actions affecting your earning potential. When YouTube officially releases this update, they’ll send a notification at your channel’s Creator Studio.
For more details, check out this post.
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