I was beginning to get some pretty good daily traffic from YouTube by posting videos of safe for work girl pics. This morning, someone flagged one of my videos, the account went into review, and they shut the whole thing down. The crazy thing is, this was just days after my traffic started to really climb after doing this for weeks on end! The even crazier thing though is that just this morning before I logged on, I was realizing that I have to get these visitors to a site just in case YouTube shuts me down, seriously. Pretty messed up that it happened before I did anything. I had been using these videos to promote an affiliate product and got some click-throughs, but zero sales. I'm wondering then why so many people get away with having similar videos. I've seen some that have been around for years and they have hundreds of thousands of views. How come those aren't being flagged? I don't get it. Maybe there's something they're doing that I should have done. By the way, the first thing YouTube did before it said my account had been suspended, was that they said there was "suspicious activity" with my account, and had me verify my phone number. Pretty sneaky. First they ask for you're number and after they have it, they tell you your account has been suspended. Anyways, so now what I've done is created a new Google account. Though I know it will only be temporary, I want to use it to get as many people to my site and other social networks as I can. But also, I wonder if there's anything I can do to help decrease the chance of my videos being flagged. YouTube is free traffic on autopilot afterall. I'd love to do a softcore girls site instead, but I don't see any way I'd be able to promote that on social networks unless there's some way around it. I've also been playing with the idea of using an SFW site as sort of a gateway that leads to a softcore site. Anyone have any suggestions about this? I want to go into this with my eyes open. I want to find a niche too, so I can have a solid fanbase. I've had setbacks for several years trying different things and just want to finally make some sales. Sheesh.