Monetization icon guide
If you've enabled monetization for your YouTube channel, you may see one of the following monetization icons next to your video. Use this reference to understand what the issue might be.
We’ve updated our machine learning technology that determines whether a video has a yellow or green monetization icon. As a result, some additional icons may have changed to green or yellow. Ultimately, this update will reduce misclassifications for videos all across YouTube once it's completed its initial analysis.
If you think a yellow icon is a mistake, you can appeal. Videos that were previously appealed and have received a final appeal decision should not change.
Video is monetized
|Meaning||Video is monetized.||Video is monetized and sharing video revenue with another account.|
|What you can do||
Learn how to grow your subscribers.
If you're not seeing ads on the video, learn why.
|Learn more about revenue sharing.|
Video is not monetized
Description (hover text)
|Not monetized||Not eligible for monetization|
|Meaning||Video is not monetized because you haven't turned on monetization for the video or your channel.||Video is not currently available for monetization and not eligible to earn revenue from ads or YouTube Red because it's not advertiser friendly and the decision was upheld following further review.|
|What you can do||Complete these three steps to turn on monetization.||Learn what you can do to resolve the issue.|
Video is not monetized, but you may be able to appeal
|Description (hover text)||Not suitable for most advertisers - Limited or no ads|
|What you can do||Make sure that your content follows the advertiser-friendly guidelines and request an appeal.|