New Monetization Classifier & Profanity Guidelines On YouTube

YouTube recently announced some updates to its monetization classifiers and profanity guidelines, which ultimately determine whether or not your video is fully monetized and considered “advertiser-friendly”. Most importantly, the company is rolling out a new monetization “Checking” icon which will indicate whether or not your video is still being evaluated to determine if it’s approved for all advertisements. This is important for all channels on YouTube and can have a significant impact on your earnings, so please continue reading for more details on how to make the most of this new “Checking” icon.

YouTube’s Self-Certification Process

YouTube has been working on providing more tools and insights into their limited monetization review process, and recently introduced “Self-Certification” to a limited number of creators. This lets you rate your videos against YouTube’s advertiser-friendly guidelines, with the goal of reducing the amount of times you see that yellow dollar sign icon on videos that are actually suitable for all advertisers. YouTube is currently rolling this feature out in stages to all creators, and when your channel gets access you’ll see a message in YouTube Studio. Continue reading for more details.

An Overview Of YouTube Stories

YouTube rolled out its Stories feature just over a year ago, and since then has been expanding the feature and introducing a number of new updates. This is a critical feature that is often overlooked, but has massive potential to help you grow your presence on YouTube. The company recently announced that channels can grow up to 8.5% faster simply by using Stories on a regular basis, and YouTube is now providing new interactive ways to help you showcase your most impactful videos through Stories. Below we’ll give you a basic overview of YouTube Stories along with some important new updates, as well as general best practices on using the feature to reach a wider audience.

Important Update To Children’s Content On YouTube

YouTube has announced a new requirement to designate each video uploaded to YouTube as “Made for Kids” or “Not Made for Kids”. This is an important update that will impact every YouTube channel. Continue reading for the full details.

Personalized Playlists On YouTube Music

In an effort to continue improving its music discovery, YouTube is rolling out three new playlists on their YouTube Music app. These playlists are focused on personalized mixes of new music based on machine learning and user listening history. The new playlists are: Discover Mix, New Release Mix and Your Mix. Continue reading for more details.

YouTube’s Updated Advertiser-Friendly Guidelines

Many video creators have experienced the frustration that results from having your videos disabled for monetization, and it can be difficult to determine exactly what caused your video to lose money. Now YouTube is providing more specific information on what can prevent your videos from earning as much revenue as possible.

How To Resolve Copyright Strikes On YouTube

Receiving a copyright strike on your YouTube channel can be a scary occurrence, and depending on your previous activity it may result in you losing access to critical features on your channel. However, if you do receive a copyright strike there are a few measures you can take to try and remove the strike from your channel. Continue reading our blog for the full details.

2019 Guide To YouTube Thumbnail Optimization & Best Practices

Having captivating thumbnails is one of the most critical elements to your YouTube videos, but the custom thumbnail uploader is one of the most overlooked and underused features on YouTube. Think of custom thumbnails as the official movie posters for your videos. We’ve put together some best practices to help you create compelling thumbnails that will entice viewers to watch your content.

Best Practices For YouTube Premieres

YouTube Premieres are a great tool to help drive awareness to priority video releases, as well as engage with your fan base and viewers on YouTube. We recently got some more info from YouTube about Premieres and how to best use them. You can check out some best practices in this blog.

Changes To How Videos Are Blocked On YouTube

YouTube has recently announced some changes to their manual claim tool and how creators and partners can use this tool. The manual claim tool allows networks like Quarterlab to manually claim user-uploaded videos that use their content. Continue reading for more details on these updates.