YouTube’s new monetization-related update is aimed at bringing down number of misclassified videos [Updated]
Update (October 31):
Google has dispensed more information regarding YouTube’s new monetization related update. Here are the key points:
- Without requesting a manual review, one can convince the system to take another look at the videos (within next 24 hours), by tweaking the title, description/ thumbnail of the video in question.
- Users need 10k subs not to appeal, but to request a manual review of the unlisted/ private videos, irrespective of view count. Also, users can appeal a given video only once.
Head here for detailed information.
Original story below:
Ever since YouTube’s new monetization icons came into picture, number of ads and revenue generated from them have been dwindling for many YouTube channel owners. Well, that may no longer be the case.
YouTube is pushing a new update today that’s aimed at addressing this problem. In a post titled Improving the technology behind our monetization icons, YouTube revealed that the update targets to reduce the number of misclassified videos by 30%.
Here’s what Google employee Jordan said in the post:
We’re releasing an important update that will result in fewer misclassifications overall. As a result, there will be a 30 percent reduction in the number of videos receiving limited ads as they move to being fully monetized. In other words, millions more videos will become fully monetized.
So, in layman’s terms, you may see yellow icons associated with your videos (videos with limited ads) turn green (fully monetized). However, the company says that the update may also result in green icons turn yellow, as their technology still isn’t perfect.
The update procedure will be initiated today afternoon at 2:30 pm PT, and will continue for 12 hours until 2:30 am PT, i.e. tomorrow morning.
In case you feel your videos have been wrongly marked with yellow icons, you can always file an appeal. Oh, and yes, the videos that have already been reviewed manually prior to this update will be excluded from these new changes.