YouTube Analytics revenue delayed issue being looked into, says company
Google’s video-sharing website YouTube gives channel holders an opportunity to earn from their videos by monetizing the content they create through ads placed on their channels. That’s how creators get to be part of YouTube’s revenue generation scheme, YouTube Partner Program (YPP).
As the company puts it, Analytics are the pulse of YouTube channels. Analytics provides an insight of what’s working and what’s not. It helps channel owners to understand their audiences, what they like and what kind of content should one create for enhancing revenue.
With Analytics, one can monitor their channel’s performance with up-to-date metrics about watch time, traffic source and demographic reports. In addition, YouTube Analytics Revenue report pictures channel’s estimated earnings as well as their sources.
But for past few days, creators on YouTube have been chiming of Analytics in Dashboard throwing a notification about delay in estimated revenue, as can be seen in the following user shared image.
@TeamYouTube hello team youtube I am faceing problem on my channel our estimated revenue delayed 5 days why this is happening
now is the 7th of the month and still last Revenue update 30Apr
Same problem with me …YouTube has not updated revenue status since 1st May 2019…Please get it rectify ASAP
For those of you unaware, closure of April struck Google AdSense with a worldwide outage that affected estimated earnings, page views and other metrics. Meaning, publishers’ account metrics for impressions, click, earning and page views were not updated in the AdSense Dashboard.
Soon after the problem was highlighted by main stream media, Google acknowledged the issue saying:
On May 1, at approximately 5pm PST, a bug caused Google Ads reporting for April 30 and May 1 (Pacific Time) to be incorrect. This bug impacts reports in all Google Ads interfaces, including any report data downloaded via the AdWords API, Google Ads API and Google Ads Scripts.
We are actively working on fixing the bug and correcting the data over the next two days.
Here’s their complete post about the issue:
The AdSense glitch could possibly have affected YouTube Analytics’ Revenue section and instigated the delay issue that creators on YouTube are currently encountering.
What’s appeasing is that YouTube has officially acknowledged the revenue delay issue while reverting back to some of the affected users through their official channels across Twitter as well as the company’s official help forum.
Here’s what one of the product experts at YouTube Help forum said while reverting back to a complainant a few hours back:
There’s a delay across the board right now in estimated earnings displaying in Analytics – I don’t think I have anything for all of May yet, and if you look around the forum it’s a common complaint. So while there can be a delay in ad serving going back to normal, I think it’s more likely you’re just affected by the analytics delay right now.
Similarly, @TeamYouTube has been confirming the problem to complainants on Twitter saying:
We’re aware of an ongoing issue with the delay in revenue on YT Studio Analytics. We’re working to fix this.
While the problem is already being worked on, we hope Google delivers a fix for the same soon as it’s already been a week since the issue first showed up. Rest assured, we are keeping a tab and will let you know as and when that happens.
Also some of you who are confused about whether you are going to lose revenue for the concerned days, a few users have shared that such issues have struck earlier also and earnings were not affected. So don’t bother. It’s a temporary glitch that will hopefully be fixed soon.
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