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Youtube Monetization Taking FOREVER! Can someone help?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by cl0zed, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. cl0zed

    cl0zed Registered Member

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    I have a legit youtube account, it's nicely aged 2008 I recently decided to make some new videos of my own and the first 6-7 videos got approved for monetization instantly. So I made more the next 3 are saying under review, and have been stuck on this for the last day. I didn't do anything different on the last 3. My questions are.

    1 - I am using a static IP is there some kind of limit on the amount of videos per IP hence why I'm getting this under review?

    2 - If you google this problem it seems like it's widespread does anyone know a work around to get the monetization approved quickly?

    3 - What do you guy's write when youtube asks you to explain yourself why this video should be monetized? Is there some kind of trick?

    This is really frustrating because I'm loosing money on legit video's if anyone can shed some light on this mystical delay I would be great full,

    Thanks
     
  2. cl0zed

    cl0zed Registered Member

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    I forgot to mention I had about 50 videos which have monetized in 2009, so just recently I began using this account. Like I said 7 videos which I was doing one after another got monetized, So another question I have is maybe I'm slamming the account with too many videos because I did on after the other and this has someone raised a flag to put my monetization under review?

    I have never had a single strike on this account keeping it fully legit also.
     
  3. astutenacute

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    This used to be a glitch that was a problem from November until about late January. Basically, every video would get stuck "under review" indefinitely.

    Things are different now. It's still a glitch I suppose, but not in the way you think. Basically, if your video is getting stuck under review, YouTube has rejected it. They won't send you an e-mail saying so. I'm guessing they don't have the manpower to answer every e-mail from people proving content rights and actively review videos (now that basically anyone can monetize videos).

    I have done extensive testing with this over the last several weeks. YouTube's content ID match system is quite sophisticated. If it finds one little thing in your video that matches something in their system, they'll keep you "under review". I've uploaded music that got stuck under review (even though I had permission to use it from the creator), but found that altering tempo and pitch will sometimes defeat the system and get auto-approved. Same thing happened with a video that had an image. After I uploaded a video with a black screen and just audio, the video got auto-approved.

    I've done dozens of experiments like this with consistent results. It sucks that I've had to do this, since I am not using any unauthorized copyrighted material whatsoever.

    Hope this helps.
     
  4. astutenacute

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    I forgot to mention a few things.

    1. If your video is clean, it should get approved for monetization within 60 seconds. Nobody is manually reviewing these things. Not initially, anyway.

    2. You can still run into problems with legit videos. If you use licensed material, royalty-free material, free-domain material, or material with permissions, YouTube doesn't care. Like I said, nobody is reviewing the videos or reading what you wrote about having permission/rights/whatever. If it matches something in their system, they'll just put you in review-lock. This doesn't happen every time, but it happens a lot.

    3. There are scumbag companies that abuse this system. Rumblefish is known for doing this. They'll submit things to YouTube's system like audio clips of birds chirping. So if you take your camera and go for a walk in the woods, it might get flagged as belonging to Rumblefish, and they'll try to profit from it. They do this with all kinds of sounds, like motorcycle noises. There are multiple companies doing this from what I hear.

    4. The rules might be different for Partners. Maybe their videos actually get reviewed, or they get an opportunity to prove that they have rights to material. I'm not a Partner, so I have no idea.
     
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  5. cl0zed

    cl0zed Registered Member

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    Thanks for your response! I've done some looking at google support docs and this is what I found relating to what I'm doing.

    if I am playing a video game or doing a video game walk through?

    "Without the appropriate license from the publisher, use of video game or software user interface must be minimal, or the associated commentary must provide instructional or educational value. Videos simply showing a user playing a video game or the use of software for extended periods of time will not be accepted for monetization.
    Go to the the claim description page and mark the checkbox ?Allow Ads.' Next, select answers to the following questions with respect to your content. Please go down to the text box and provide YouTube with:

    1. The name of the game or software in your video
    2. A link to any applicable license terms for that software
    If you have any additional agreements between you and the publisher, please include them in the claim description"



    Would putting a unique watermark in the video give me better odds of not going into the "under review" bug? I also provide unique commentary and lower the music level of the original video which I capture uniquely.

    Thanks again.
     
  6. astutenacute

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    Ah, you're in the video game niche.

    That's a tough one. From my (limited) understanding of the situation, YouTube is being pretty tough on that these days. Technically I don't think the video game publishers have to allow you to do it, but they mostly cut deals with YouTube networks like Machinima. And because of those networks (and the saturation of the niche), people often get rejected from the Partner program trying to enter it with video gameplay videos.

    I think your best bet is to try to become a child partner under one of the video game networks. I think the way it works is that you get accepted into the Partner program via the networks, and the networks get a cut.

    I seriously doubt watermarks will beat the detection system, unless you severely obscure the graphics (which kinda defeats the purpose). But most of my experiments with the ID filter deals with the audio side of things.
     
  7. vebxperts

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    My suggestion is that you don't upload videos that often. If you are using same YT account for uploading videos then your static IP won't create any trouble for you.

    Try to use more clean/unique titles for your videos and also try to make them in different sized (MBs) along with different video size/quality etc. I am quite sure you won't face any trouble by doing this.

    Hope it will help you!

    P.S there are many tools available in market for doing the above mentioned tasks.
     
  8. Marcon123

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    I've been a partner for some time on 2 accounts. On one of my accounts I have auto-ads so basically every time i submit for revenue sharing or monetization the ads come instantly. there never reviewed. On this channel i have millions of views so i assume they give an account auto ads once it gets many views. my other account usually take 3 hours to a whole day to get approved for monetization. This account has less views in total than the other. I do not think this is a coincidence.

    There probably just waiting to review your video, and theres most likely a long line