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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.

Video is monetized

 
Description Monetized 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
Meaning
  • Video does not meet the criteria for advertiser-friendly content and is not eligible for advertising, or 
  • Video is not considered suitable for all advertisers. It will receive fewer ads but will still earn subscription revenue from YouTube Red.
What you can do Make sure that your content follows the advertiser-friendly guidelines and request an appeal
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