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YouTube Video Flagged and Taken Down For No Reason! What Can I do?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by socialmediapro, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. socialmediapro

    socialmediapro Jr. VIP Jr. VIP UnGagged Attendee

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    Hello,

    I had a youtube video about getting more instagram followers (there are thousands of them on yt) and it was ranked pretty high (3 result on the first page for some keywords)

    But yesterday I received a notification from youtube saying that it was flagged as inappropriate and they had to take it down. This video had around 180k views and 600 likes and it was a great traffic generator.

    I think maybe a competitor got a lot of his fake accounts to flag my video. I can't think of another reason for that!

    do you think there is any way to get it back? I tried to contact youtube directly but all I can find is their stupid "help forum" which won't help me at all. Is their even a way to send an email to their staff or something?

    What would you do in this situation?

    Thanks for the answers,
    socialmediapro
     
  2. Beven

    Beven Elite Member

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    Contacting YT won't help at all, trust me they are useless. Once they make the decision to take your video down that's it really.

    As for what to do now unfortunately there's not much you can do. Sounds like a competitor flagging your videos. You can really only choose to stay in the same niche and try rank another video, or move on to another niche. I'd probably go for the latter.
     
  3. AquaticGamer

    AquaticGamer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    There's no way to get your video back up. There're probably tens of thousands of people sending youtube emails why would they even bother taking a look at yours? Re-uploading it is the only way to get that video back up but they might take it back down again.
     
  4. Krypt

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    Upload again and rank... YT marketing is all about that
     
  5. SocialMediaManager

    SocialMediaManager Elite Member

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    there is no way you are getting that video up again its better to move on
     
  6. TheUnborn

    TheUnborn Elite Member

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    Edit the video(make it a bit longer), create a new account and upload the video again,thats the only thing you can do,Youtube will not restore it in any way.Good luck
     
  7. miedy

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    that's the cycle of youtube marketing if you are doing blackhat with it... upload>rank>make some money or flagged>and flagged
     
  8. richworld

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    Create video and upload it again.Do not reveal your niche.