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How big of an issue is flagging if doing original material of value?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by punkinhead, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. punkinhead

    punkinhead Regular Member

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    I keep reading on here over and over people saying you can count on getting banned shortly after going live from flipping your channel from unlisted to public, etc.... but I'm not very clear on exactly why that is.

    Is that just because people are posting spammy content, stolen content, or content that violates YT TOS?

    I'm asking because I'm only doing music videos. They are 100% original, and well produced. There's nothing spammy about them other than a bit of a squeeze at the end to sign up for mailing list, etc.

    Is flagging an issue at all for this sort of material? Can I just ignore all those comments and assume I'll be ok after running up some views and flipping to public?
     
  2. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Soon as you open the channel up you get scrutinized by your competitors, by YT staff and so on. That's why there are so many penalties right at the launch of a new public channel.
     
  3. punkinhead

    punkinhead Regular Member

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    I get that, if there's nothing about the video itself that's an issue, is flagging still an issue?

    I'm bot views could be, but that's not flagging. My question is... is flagging an issue in general for any video shooting up suddenly, or is it an issue BECAUSE people are violating the TOS with what they are posting?
     
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    If you are in a high competition niche, which seems unlikely if you are doing completely original audio and video productions - you may have a lot of flaggers. Additionally, if you are gaming youtube views, subs, likes, etc..., and you are not clever about it you could trigger all kinds of security filters. Be sure to read a bit before diving in.
     
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    kuticon Junior Member

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    If it's 100% your original work so why don't you join content id protection? And don't b worry about flaggers if it's your original content and you can prove it. :)
     
  6. punkinhead

    punkinhead Regular Member

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    OK, thx. Then content id thing is a hornets nest. Looking into it, but between unscrupulous companies making bulk claims and aggregators trying to claim revenue from artists' own pages, it has some issues. Most of all, though, I want to do everything possible to ENCOURAGE fans to make fan videos... obviously that doesn't include stupid teenagers reposting the official vids or iTunes tracks on their channels, but one issue at a time.

    Frankly, I don't think I want monitization enabled at all for the first year or so. I'm much more concerned with getting as many people as possible to watch vs trying to squeeze anything out of them. Seems like a better phase 1 strategy. Worry about cpc when the numbers are there.

    And yes, I'm aware there are other bannable issues (especially to do with bot views, etc). Most issues seem to be with adsense, but again, not an issue for now if not monitizing. Main q for here was just trying to make sure the flaggers people keep talking about were more of a specific problem to spammy type content in high competition niches... which it would seem they are.
     
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    SlipAnc Regular Member

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    I belive there is no risk if you are not going against a YT's TOS.