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Why am I getting $1 for 10,000 views?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by Ladder, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. Ladder

    Ladder Registered Member

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    I uploaded a video earlier this month and so far it has gotten over 40,000 views. However, I only generated $4 with the video! What the hell is going on? Has YouTube really sunken this low? I remember getting about $1 for every 1,000-3,000 views last year and prior.

    The vast majority of my traffic is coming from the US and other 1st world countries. I'm not under a MCN. The average video watch time is 3:30. Although I connected my channel to Vydia once, it has been since disconnected and my MCN is "none" according to SocialBlade and extension plugins like VidIQ. It's also not connected to my Google account and on the Vydia site, my account shows up as "not connected."

    Is anyone also getting low YouTube payout rates?
     
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  2. Defeatenonce

    Defeatenonce Junior Member

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    Why do you think patreon is such a hype now? Youtube ctr and cpm rate has fallen sinds like last year.
     
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  3. Nut-Nights

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    OP i think your niche sucks. You are not getting high paying ads. Try changing keywords or something.
     
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  4. Ladder

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    I've seen some pretty big and growing channels promoting their Patreons, but they barely get money from that either from what I've seen.

    My video is in the music niche and one of the keywords/title words for the video is "Gay" since it talks about an openly gay artist. The music niche I'm in includes the "Before [musician] Was Famous" type videos, interviews, music news, music videos, albums, and songs.
     
  5. Ladder

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    Wait a minute, I just found there are some people who are making $200 for every 10,000 views. Tell me how this is possible?!

    BTW, these results are from a video that was promoting a stock trading app.
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  6. PowerPath

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    Stock trading is quite a good niche in terms of the cash advertisers pay
     
  7. Ladder

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    Are there other good niches like that?
     
  8. Ladder

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    Am I really this only one having this problem?
     
  9. aShikha619

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    Youtube disappoints these days. Hsppening with me too...dont know what is going on with them.
     
  10. EagerToEarn

    EagerToEarn Regular Member

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    Lack of advertiser basically means no advertisement or very few. Less earning.
     
  11. Nic00B

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    Research your keywords.
     
  12. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Why? Because you're monetizing your work using Google's video service and Google ads, basically you don't own anything.
     
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  13. Ladder

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    But I always used AdSense and never noticed any problems until now.
     
  14. NONGL

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    Things change. It's still very possible to make good money with adsense, but you have to find a niche that's profitable and ad friendly. Use websites and tools to check estimated revenue for channels in your niche. Study what they're doing, then find your own lane. Or just copy what they're doing and adjust. If you get big, it's always better to be in an MCN that will offer a higher CPM.
     
  15. ninjagaidan

    ninjagaidan Registered Member

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    Ever since the youtube ad problems, things were never to be the same.
     
  16. ConcordSoda

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    I heard youtube reduced the payouts
     
  17. soniarunin

    soniarunin Newbie

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    I heared YouTube Updated it self ... Roll Out happens last week
     
  18. NONGL

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    Might be true. Last week certain days weren't showing me estimated earnings, a few days later they popped up.
     
  19. George_91

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    Change your niche. Research and find a niche that is profitable.
     
  20. Ladder

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    I just checked my video and it's nearly frozen at 40,000 views. YouTube was obviously promoting the video within the first few days via the "Suggested videos" feature and then suddenly stopped. Now I'm barely getting any views. The audience retention for the video is between 35% and 50%. Awful shit that I rarely experienced in the past with other promising, trending videos. It used to take a few weeks or months before a successful video's popularity began to fade.