How to Monetize Your YouTube Channel (2019 Update)
Frequently Asked Questions About Monetizing a Business YouTube Channel
Marketing teams and firms do ask recurring questions about monetizing a brand or business channel. Here are the most ideal answers to some of those questions:
“I’ve got YouTube Videos embedded on my site. Will Ads show up on those too?”
Once you’ve monetized a video, it can and will show Ads any time and wherever it’s found. If that’s a predicament, you may prefer not to monetize those you embedded on your blog or elsewhere. As earlier explained, only videos you’ve chosen or specified to display advertisement will show Ads.
“Is there going to be an advertisement before or during my video always?”
That may not be necessary. The YouTube algorithm that dictates what advertisements to run and when to run them has a sequence of yardsticks. I may not talk about all of these but will state a couple of them here:
- Forbearance of the video to display advertisements
- Relevancy of Ad to the video content
- Frequency of time since the last view
- Forbearance of viewers to watch an Ad without leaving the platform
- Length of the advertisement
“How do I prevent rivals from advertising on my video content?”
While in the process of getting Google AdSense account approval, which is a requirement to monetize your YouTube channel, you’re permitted to select which content type you want to display on your videos. This includes the ability to disallow irrelevant or graphic categories.
You can as well block particular URLs specifically, like those of your rivals. With this, you almost have full grips over the content of the advertisements that are displayed.
“Won’t YouTube remove my videos or de-monetize them if they’re in violation of the advertiser policies or community guidelines?”
Yes, certain policies are enforced by YouTube on monetized video content. If found in violation or not in compliance of those policies, videos can be de-monetized, content can be removed, or/and your Google account can be terminated.
Here’s a summary of the guidelines:
- Do not be caught infringing copyrights
- Do not publish videos that contain filthy or violent content
- Neither use deceptive Metadata nor post spam content
“Will Ads turn away viewers from my content?”
Pre-roll or mid-roll advertisements are Ad spots that are skippable – meaning that within the first 5 seconds, a viewer can skip the advertisement, and then proceed to watching the video. We know it’s far from consummate, but continued exposure should, and most probably will, exceed the impacts of this 5-second obtrusion.