[Updated: May 27] YouTube Analytics revenue delayed issue being looked into, says company

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on May 07, 2019) follows:

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).

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YouTube Partner Program

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.

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Analytics – estimated revenue delayed

Affected users have been routing to the company’s official help forum and other online discussion platforms to bring the matter to light saying:

@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

Similar reports can be seen posted across micro-blogging site Twitter. Here are a couple of recent tweets for you to take a quick look at:

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:

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Google’s post about AdSense outage

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.

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YouTube Help forum product expert’s response

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.

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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.

Update 1 (December 11)

12:30 (IST): TeamYouTube has confirmed the issue where users are facing delays in getting revenue data. As per the report, the data is delayed since December 06. The support says they are currently working on a fix.

Update 1 (December 14)

04:55 pm (IST): A community manager on the YouTube forum has confirmed that the issue with delayed revenue data is now fixed.

Update 2 (May 27)

05:40 pm (IST): Many YouTube users are once again facing an issue where the estimated revenue is delayed by a few days.

Dear @TeamYouTube, youtube revenue is 3 to 4 day’s latter update processing please fix this problem. (Source)

This is what I am seeing on my end Revenue itself is delayed by 3 days now while CPMs are up to date. (Source)

Luckily, YouTube support has confirmed that they are aware of the problem and are currently working on a fix for it.

We identified an issue with the ads revenue data in YT Analytics being delayed. We’re already working on a fix to update it, thx for your patience. (Source)

NOTE: For more YouTube-related news, bugs and issues head here.

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