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Manual review for videos marked "not advertiser-friendly"

If the content of a video you uploaded is considered inappropriate for advertising ("not advertiser-friendly"), you'll be alerted in one of the following ways:

  • Video Manager: You'll see an alert in Video Manager or see a yellow dollar sign  next to the video.
  • Email: You'll get an email to the email address associated with your YouTube account.

Advertiser-friendly content is content that's appropriate for all audiences. Learn more about what content is considered advertiser friendly.

Request manual review

If you believe that your video is eligible for monetization, you can request a manual review. Click on the yellow dollar sign  and follow the on-screen instructions to submit it for review.

Review time depends on a variety of factors, such as video and channel performance, the history of videos you've submitted for monetization, and the eligibility of your content.

Keep in mind that we receive many requests to monetize videos every day and review these submissions as quickly as possible. We may not be able to process every submission, but we continually monitor these factors and prioritize accordingly.


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