Hey All,I recently uploaded my WA Review on Youtube but they have taken it down and assigned a Community Guideline Strike??? Has anybody here at WA had something similar happen to them?I'm not sure what to do?Plus it was quite a good video ( 15 mins long giving viewers a look around WA and how it would benefit them when they join ). Jack

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bmark Premium
Yep happened to me the other day but the video was not a make money online product..
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JackMadden1 Premium
That's odd,how bizarre! Looking forward to getting to the bottom of this one ( judging by the comments below Youtube removing videos is not that uncommon but it's annoying when they don't explain the reason ).You should appeal bmark.I'm still waiting on their reply. . . .

Jack
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bmark Premium
I did appeal still waiting for their reply..
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DaveSw Premium
I had the same thing happen to me and the video was also a review of Wealthy Affiliate. This has been a couple years ago now, and after 6 months the strike was stuck (is that the right way to put this?)...

The video was never restored...I had a copy, but of course I was not going to post it again there...

Not sure if there is some lurkers who purposely complain or what because it is Wealthy Affiliate but it could be. I have seen thousands of reviews of other products that do not result in a strike...

My advice is to be careful (although I still do not know to this day the exact reason I was given a strike), look at the rules a few times, and to back up all your videos published on YouTube...

Consider using Vimeo, Amazon, or a similar hosting service to publish videos for your social sites and blog...This way you know you will not be taken down...

FYI, back then I also put in an appeal, but no action was taken on mine, I just had to wait the 6 months...I also could not use YT livestream during the strike period...

That forced me to look at other avenues to do live stuff with, so I went through Blab, Periscope, etc...I ended up learning some new stuff, but not exactly the way I wanted to do this...

Best of luck!

Dave : )
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JackMadden1 Premium
Thanks for your comments Dave, they are helpful and i really appreciate them. . .Have a good day!

Jack
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VitaliyG Premium
Youtube has been going through some pretty politically correct crap as of late and I have a feeling this community strike may just be someone who wasn't happy with your review complaining about it. Appealing is certainly the first thing I would do, keep us posted on what happens Jack!
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JackMadden1 Premium
Thanks Vitaliy.I'll keep in mind what you said and i'll keep you and the WA community in the picture.I believe another WA member ElaineLima ( see comments below ) had a similar experience only the other day and she is awaiting Youtube's response to her appeal too.
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VitaliyG Premium
It's really the only option available, we'll have to see how this plays out.
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JackMadden1 Premium
Hey Vitaliy, i checked this morning and my video is back up on Youtube ( without any response to my query as to why it was taken down in the first place ). I'm delighted, now i just have to figure out how attract thousands of views.
Have a good day Vitaliy!

Jack
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VitaliyG Premium
Target WA and MMO keywords as the tags and let it do the rest, many times with these YT videos, it's a hit or miss, so I'd leave it alone after that. Keep focusing on building your business either way. Glad to hear this issue is past!
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MarionBlack Premium
That sounds pretty serious. What reason did they give? https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2802032
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JackMadden1 Premium
Hey Marion,
They did'nt give any particular reason only that it violated there Community Guidelines??.All i did was take viewers on a virtual tour of WA pointing out the features and benefits of joining etc. . . .Disappointed to say the least. . ..

Jack
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ElianeLima Premium
Hey, Jack.

Something very similar happened to me the other day with a video I made showing some of WA features.

I appealed to them yesterday and am now waiting for their response.

Good luck,
Eliane
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JackMadden1 Premium
Thanks Eliane,
I appealed too so i guess i'll just have to wait and see what they say.Oh but the curiosity. . . .I'll let you know how i get on if they reply to me sooner than you ( would be great if you could let me know how you get on too as there seems to be similarity with your video and mine re:WA features etc. . . . ) Have a good day!

Jack
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ElianeLima Premium
Sure thing, Jack! I'll do so.

All the best.
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ElianeLima Premium
Hi, Jack!

Just wanted to let you know that my video is back on YouTube! :-)
They didn't say anything, though. No explanations were given.

Any luck on your side?
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JackMadden1 Premium
Hi Eliane,yes mine too! After reading your message i decided to check if my video was back up on Youtube and it was.I'm glad you let me know as i was about to edit the video and re-load it.Thanks you saved me some precious time.Also there were no explanations given to me either.
Anyway best of luck with your video and i hope it gets ton's of views! Have a great day!

Jack
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ElianeLima Premium
That’s great, Jack!

All the best.
Eliane
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MoritzS Premium
Hi,

I would contact Youtube (by appealing) and find out why you got that strike.

https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2802032

Moritz
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JackMadden1 Premium
Thanks Moritz,i have done just that and i am waiting to hear there response.Have a good day!

Jack
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