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How to add BIG Banner ad to youtube account?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by hollinger, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. hollinger

    hollinger Junior Member

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    Hi


    I discovered interesting banner "ad" on youtube today and thought I would put an ad like this to all of my accounts to get more traffic. But I couldn't find any place where to submit it.

    Example is here - Youtube user: YTRickRollsYou


    This big April's fool day banner. Where to add this to account?



    Thanks
     
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  2. Nathan B

    Nathan B Regular Member

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    You can't. You have to be a Partner. In order to be a partner you have to have about 500+ subscribers, get a lot of views, all original content, meaning no songs copyrighted or anything of that, then go to http://www.youtube.com/partners enter all your information, and wait to be accepted.

    EDIT: By the way, YTRickRollsYou is a YouTube account MADE by YouTube.
     
  3. hollinger

    hollinger Junior Member

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    Ok. Understood. Thanks.
     
  4. Paul_X

    Paul_X Newbie

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    Actually, having talked to someone at YouTube, in the last few days, the subscribers thing is a bit of an urban legend.

    Somewhere in the mists of time someone started a rumor (possibly someone at YouTube) that if you got 1,000 subscribers you'd automagically get offered a partnership, and so the sub'ing/sub4sub culture was born, which increased internal activity (which is why the rumor may have been started by a YouTube employee).

    It's actually possible to have 0 subscribers and be a partner (you can check all the partners, to verify this is a fact), or 999,999,999,999 subscribers, and still be rejected.

    For the purposes of the partner program friends count doesn't matter, subscriber count doesn't matter, even view count doesn't matter, all YouTube wants are as many accounts as possibly, in sypmathetic countries (countries with easy laws for them to work within), that have original material (to avoid copyright claims), that can be monetarized.

    If you're uploading 50, half interesting, or half amusing, or half tuneful, videos a week, to a clean account, then you need nothing else, they'd add you to the partner program, they can take care of the rest, even listing your videos, or featuring them, to drive traffic to them, and help turn them viral.

    The partner program is about making money, and avoiding legal challenges, and nothing else, they don't care about your subscriber count, friend count, or any of the other things that people are chasing around trying to achieve.

    Boosting subscribers/friends/views etc., is only useful for rising your videos in the rankings/search results, to lure in new traffic to convert for off-site revenues, it's of little use in securing a place in the partnership program.
     
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  5. dropsveter

    dropsveter Registered Member

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    LOL Paul_X ,you sounds like an employee of YouTube.