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Partner Rejection: WHY

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by Zeized, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. Zeized

    Zeized Newbie

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    Hey guys.

    My account has nearly 11,000 subscribers and over 200,000 total views.
    I have about 50 uploaded videos that are %100 original content. I write and direct sketch comedies.
    I upload each week on a Monday without fail.
    My account is fully monetized. Each video I upload immediately has ads placed on them.
    I have tons of videos with over 10,000 views.
    I average about 2,000 views a day and about 40 subscriptions a day.
    My account is in good standing. I have never had any strikes against my account.

    The problem here is that I was recently denied for partnership. They told me it was because my viewership was too low. Clearly this is not the case. I am wondering what the "real" problem is.
    One option I have thought of is that maybe they look for a certain ratio between number of subs and number of total views. My ratio is 20:1. Maybe they want something more like 50:1 in which case I would need at least 500,000 total views since I have 10,000 subs.

    Also, I do have over 56,000 friends on YT thanks to [Tube][Tool][Box]. Would this look suspicious to YT?

    Some important things you should know:

    I have used other services such as u2bviews and vagex. These sites have helped me gain views/likes/favorites on a lot of my videos.
    I have never ever used an actual BOT of any sort. As far as I am concerned, I have never broken the YT TOS.

    I posted all of this information on the YT help forums and the only responses I got back were some people stating that I should have been approved as well as one person pointing out that it could have been the fact that some of my videos have hundreds of likes yet only a few comments. They claimed that this would look suspicious to YT. My thoughts on this are that if YT felt I had illegitimate views/likes/favorites etc. they would either state so in the rejection letter or simply ban the videos and/or my account. They have done nothing of the sort.

    I'd like some feedback from you guys telling me what you think really caused the REJECTION (or what collective things caused it) and what you think I can do to FIX the problem for when I reapply in two months.
     
  2. Cloaks

    Cloaks Regular Member

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    2k views per day isn't that much. If you want my honest opinion, the problem IS views.. But what you believe is up to you.
     
  3. Zeized

    Zeized Newbie

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    Your reply actually puts my mind at ease. I know 2k a day is not much in the big picture, but I believed it to be enough for partnership. Do more people here agree that it's not enough for partnership? I would honestly love to find out that that is the true cause of my rejecting. It would mean I have hope for the future instead of feeling like my channel has been blacklisted or something.
     
  4. the known

    the known Power Member Premium Member

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    Bullshit. I've seen people becomming partner who only got like 50 views per day.
     
  5. Zeized

    Zeized Newbie

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    Yeah see I've seen channels with like 800 subs and 50,000 views get partnered and their content is garbage. I want to say it's because of the many videos of mine that have hundreds of likes and only a few comments. Other than that... I'm at a loss.
     
  6. TermsB

    TermsB Senior Member

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    I also agree that the views is the main issue here. From their perspective they are looking for a strong demographics to which they can advertise to, that will in return bring them high ROI. You can't expect equality in the online world, some people with less views may get partnered before you. Just keep trying to improve your channel. Best of luck.
     
  7. swedishsteel

    swedishsteel BANNED BANNED

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    The problem is views, its not the amount of views its the ratio. They want to see a good ratio. Imagine if you had 200,000 from just 10 videos. They'd probably love that.
     
  8. Zeized

    Zeized Newbie

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    This is definitely making a lot of sense. When someone applies for partnership will youtube check sites like these to see if that person has any connections here?
     
  9. Zeized

    Zeized Newbie

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    Were you referring to why I got rejected?
     
  10. KillerHeck

    KillerHeck Regular Member

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    YouTube don't have fixed guidelines for accepting someone into their partnership. Like some of you already said, people get accepted with only a few views and garbage content. In my opinion it sound like you have enough views to get partnership! But they look at more then just views, like ammount of comments and the ammount of subscribers watching your vids. Also it depends the person who reviews your channel!

    My advice, keep working on your channel and try it again in 2 months or so. Big change are that someone else will review your channel and maybe you then get approve for partnership.
     
  11. littleg2008

    littleg2008 Senior Member

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    i know alot of people getting alot less than 2k views per day who were accepted and in fact most of them, Google / Youtube actually got in contact with them via an email and asked relating directly to their highest viewed video.
     
  12. SilverMovieDownloads

    SilverMovieDownloads Power Member

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    @snipeemflo

    i agree with snipeemflo, they pay so low.

    you said you do comedies, why don't you make a few original videos not available on youtube, put a content locker on those videos and then make a vid on youtube as normal but in the vid description put this

    "hey wanna watch some original never before seen vids by me.
    click here: (url to your vids that are content locked)"

    your bound to make more money with cpa then YT partnership.
     
  13. Baraba

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    2000 views per day for 50 uploaded videos is too small. I had 21 videos with 1500-2000 views per day when I was approved for full partner. So your videos/views ratio was too low i.e. you don't have enough viewership on each video. I applied 4 times before I got accepted. The viewership response you receive is automatic, i.e. no-one from YouTube has reviewed your account. You did not jump over the first criteria. If you apply and don't receive automatic answer in the first two days, about too low viewership, there is a good chance that you will get approved. The like/favourities/comments ratio is irrelevant. Some of my videos had many likes but no comments.
     
  14. Zeized

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    Great responses guys. Lots of good information. I will continue to work hard and grow my channel. Hopefully I can get the views up. The reason I want to become a YT partner is not solely for the money. I know they don't pay very well. I'm doing it for a lot of reasons. It's a lot of fun and I love the YT community.
     
  15. Vjo7a

    Vjo7a Registered Member

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    Just my experience...i just got a youtube/google invitation by email to monetize my videos. About my channel, just 6 videos, 0 comments and one suscriber. Three months old channel, two videos are in the range of 300-500 views ..the remaining 4 around 30-80 views :confused: maybe i was invited because of the topic/niche of my videos, strange.
    Well youtube along with my adsense account.... hope i can make enough for a soda :D
     
  16. Vjo7a

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    had to edit this because of double post...my connection has been a pain in the ass the whole day grrrr
     
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  17. rush7

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    Maybe it is views, though i doubt it, I've seen partners with less views than that. To be honest I think the 56k friends and traffic from view increases is what makes your account look sketchy to them. When I got partnership at less than 2k subs, but I did have close to a million views at the time. But I never used any bh tools on the account itself or videos, promoting videos through seo and on social bookmarking sites has been super helpful tho. But if your account is already fully monetized what's the big deal about partnership? Custom thumbnails and a header? You need a ton more views, real views if you actually hope to make money through adsense on youtube.