Why YOUR Videos Get Demonetized on YouTube!

Let’s discuss common reasons why videos get demonetized on YouTube. It could be due to copyright for music, or video subject matter. Videos can get demonetized when they don’t meet either advertiser guidelines or community guidelines. Want to know the difference between the two? Let’s chat.

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0:00 Intro
0:25 Why video get demonetized on YouTube?
0:40 YouTube Monetization Icons
1:13 I’m not monetized why am I getting ads?
1:38 How YouTube makes money
1:53 How advertisers work with YouTube
2:25 Community guidelines vs Advertiser Guidelines
3:08 How to quickly check for demonetized videos using TubeBuddy
3:43 Where to read more information about guidelines for advertisers
3:51 Comment of the video
4:00 Do monetized videos get pushed more than demonetized videos?
4:25 Self Certification guidelines when uploading videos
4:54 What is a trust factor on YouTube for monetization?
5:15 What happens if you have a low trust factor on YouTube?
5:30 Copyright issues and demonetization
5:56 How to use music that won’t get your videos demonetized
6:13 Does YouTube look at Metadata for monetization?
7:00 How to make more money on YouTube

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— For many content creators,

making YouTube videos is one way

that they’re bringing
in revenue every month.

But what happens when you
work so hard on a video

and then you get hit with
that whammy of demonetization.

And is it gonna affect your future videos

and search results?

Well, let’s go ahead and talk
about it starting right now.

(gentle music)

Hi Tube Buddies, in today’s video,

we’re gonna be tackling
a very important topic

and that is why videos are
getting demonetized on YouTube.

And if there’s anything
you can do to help avoid it

and what it means for your
channel going forward.

So, we have to establish
a few things first.

There are a couple of
levels of demonetization

that you could see.

You could see a little
red icon that will show

that you’re not eligible for monetization,

for certain reasons.

There’s also a yellow
icon that may indicate

that your video may
not be suitable for ads

from all of the different
advertisers, so it may be limited.

And of course,

there’s the green icon that shows

that your video is fully
monetized and eligible for ads.

Then there’s also a gray icon,

that means that you’re
probably not eligible

for monetization.

Now, keep in mind that
YouTube has recently said

that they can run ads on any video,

regardless of monetization
status of the channel or video.

So, you may be seeing
advertisements on your own videos,

but unlike the ads that
are showing on videos

that are part of the program,

you would not be receiving
any ad revenue from it.

Okay, now that we have the legend of icons

already sorted out, we have to sort out

a few other things as well.

Number one, realize that
YouTube is a free platform

and the way that they make their money

is by keeping people on the platform,

for as long as possible watching videos

and serving them ads.

Now, advertisers have
their own set of rules,

when it comes to YouTube videos,

they may have certain types of content

or certain types of content,

they don’t want to place their ads on.

And so that will be one thing
to keep in mind as well.

The other things that they
can factor in are the category

or genre or type of video that it is

and how popular the channel is as well.

So, there are definitely multiple factors

when it comes to advertisers

and how they decide how to
place ads on your videos,

because advertisers get to
choose what kinds of videos

or genres that they want
their ads to appear on.

There’s actually two sets of guidelines.

The first is gonna be more
broad and generalized,

and these are gonna be
community upload guidelines.

This is gonna tell you
what kinds of topics

or what kinds of videos
you might be able to put

on the platform that won’t
violate any community guidelines.

And then the second

is gonna be advertiser
friendly guidelines.

Sometimes these two can mix,

but sometimes they’re also
going to be very, very far apart

and separate.

So, just because you can
technically upload a video

that is going to meet
the community guidelines,

it could very well be the
case that it won’t meet

most advertiser friendly
type of guidelines.

And you may have limited
or no ads on that video.

Now, the more videos that you do have,

sometimes it starts to
fall through the cracks.

If any of your videos
are actually demonetized

or running limited ads.

So, one thing that you can definitely use

is gonna be the Tube Buddy tool,

which is gonna be your
demonetization double-check,

and we can quickly scan
through all of your videos

and let you know if any
videos are showing up

as not suitable for ads or not monetize.

So one nice thing is you can go ahead

and quickly use the Tube Buddy tool

to scan through your videos
and then submit an appeal,

if that’s the course of
action that you want to take,

right from that video.

Now, because there’s a lot of nuance

when it comes to advertiser
and community guidelines,

I’m gonna put a link in
the description below,

so that you can actually
read up on it as well.

I wanna take a second to
put on screen the comment

of the video.

Thank you so much for interacting
with our latest video.

And if you want your
comment to be featured

in an upcoming video, make
sure you comment on this video.

To answer the question,

if monetized videos show
up more in search or not,

the answer is no,

the two departments are actually
separate from one another.

One is the monetization and the other

is search and discovery.

Now, the search and discovery team

is separate from the monetization team.

So, it’s very possible that
you can still see a video

being pushed, even if it’s not monetized.

Now, there are a few best practices

when it comes to uploading
content to YouTube,

and the first is gonna
be correctly identifying

the types of content that
your video may be about

and marking them appropriately
at time of upload.

Now, one of the reasons you
wanna be extremely careful

about marking the items that
could potentially be against

community or advertiser
friendly guidelines,

when you’re uploading is because
you’re actually going to be

assigned a score based
on your channel history

and video history of a trust factor,

when you submit your
videos for monetization.

So you’ll notice that when
you’re actually uploading a video

and you hit, yes, it’s
suitable for all guidelines,

you’re actually going to see
your own trust factor there.

And you wanna increase that
in being a high trust factor

so that YouTube knows that
based on your history,

that you have a tendency to be accurate

with your own rating, if you
see a low trust factor there,

it could affect when you’re
doing your video uploads,

how often you’re monetized or demonetized,

or how well it goes with your appeal,

when you actually file
an appeal on a video

that could have been demonetized.

Another common thing that can
get your videos demonetized

can limit the reach in some countries

or possibly get you a claim or
a strike against your channel

is going to be copyright issues.

A lot of that time is
gonna be from using music

that you’re not licensed or
able to use in your videos,

or perhaps even TV, film, or video clips

that don’t belong to you,
that you put into videos.

YouTube itself does have a music library

where you can go and
search royalty-free tracks

that can be put into your music.

If you’re a Tube Buddy member,

we also have inside of
our member perks section,

music selection that you
can also use and download

and put into your videos,
as well as discounts

to certain music sites
for also putting music

into your videos as well.

Another thing that can
actually get you in trouble

when it comes to YouTube is
not just the video itself,

but all of the related information.

So, all of the metadata that is associated

with your video is also
subject to the same

content advertiser friendly guidelines.

And that includes your title,
your description, your tags,

everything that is included
in your video upload,

including your thumbnail
and what is in it,

can all be used as
information for if your video

is going to stay monetized
or perhaps get demonetized

and YouTube themselves are
the ones who are saying

that all of this information,

they all need to meet,
not only the community,

but the advertiser friendly guidelines,

for you to make sure
that you stay monetized.

Now, of course, today’s video is all about

how not to get demonetized on YouTube,

with the adsense program.

But if you’re looking for
more ways to make money

on YouTube with, or without adsense,

make sure you check out
this video over here.

Thank you so much for hanging
out with us Tube Buddies.

I’ll see you in the next one, bye.