Updated monetisation upload flow

We want to know what you think. Send us your thoughts using the Get Feedback button, and write "monetisation upload flow" at the top of your feedback form. Although you won't receive a response to your submission, we will review the feedback that you submit and take it into account as we finalise the new monetisation upload flow.

We're experimenting with a new monetisation upload flow with a small group of creators. This update asks you to manually monetise each video and confirm that you believe that the video meets our advertiser-friendly guidelines. This updated flow is only available in Creator Studio Classic. 

While creators typically upload many videos that are suitable for a broad set of advertisers, there may be some videos that aren't appropriate. By reviewing your video against the guidelines each time you upload, you'll help to ensure a healthy monetisation ecosystem and give advertisers the confidence to invest in our amazing community of creators.

Monetise your videos

Turn ads on or off for new videos
  1. Follow the steps to upload a video. When your video is uploading, click the Monetisation tab on the upload page.
  2. Check to see if your content meets our advertiser-friendly guidelines.
    • If your content meets the guidelines, select Monetise with ads, then select what ad formats you want to turn on for the video. 
    • If your content doesn't meet the guidelines, select Do not Monetise.
  3. Click Save changes.  

Turn ads on or off for videos that you've already uploaded

  1. Go to your Video Manager.
  2. Next to the video for which you want to enable ads, click Edit or the monetisation icon .
  3. Select the Monetisation tab.
  4. Select Monetise with ads.
  5. Check to see if your content meets our advertiser-friendly guidelines.
    • If your content meets the guidelines, select Monetise with ads, then select what ad formats you want to turn on for the video. 
    • If your content doesn't meet the guidelines, select Do not monetise.
  6. Click Save changes.
Turn ads on or off for multiple videos
  1. Go to Video Manager and select the videos that you want to monetise. 
  2. At the top of the page click the Actions drop-down menu. 
  3. Select Monetise.
  4. Check to see if your content meets our advertiser-friendly guidelines.
    • If your content meets the guidelines, select Monetise with ads, then select what ad formats you want to turn on for the video. 
    • If your content doesn't meet the guidelines, select Do not monetise
  5. Click Monetise

FAQ 

Are there any changes to the advertiser-friendly guidelines? 

No, there are no changes to the advertiser-friendly content guidelines.

Will my video still go through monetisation review? 

Yes, all videos that creators choose to monetise will still go through monetisation review. Confirming that you believe your video complies with our advertiser-friendly guidelines doesn't mean that your video will automatically be monetised. If the content of a video that you uploaded is identified as not suitable for all advertisers, you'll see a yellow dollar sign next to the video. Just like before, videos that receive a yellow icon  will have limited or no ads.
If you believe that your video is suitable for all brands, you can appeal the decision.

Will monetisation be disabled for my channel if I monetise a video and then get a ?

No. However, all channels must comply with the YouTube Partner Programme policies and Community Guidelines in order to monetise on YouTube.

Do I need to update monetisation options for my old videos?

No. Previously uploaded monetising videos will stay monetised.

Can I bulk-monetise videos?

Will my new uploads be monetised if I have my Monetisation upload default ticked?

No. Creators must manually monetise each video and confirm that they believe it complies with the advertiser-friendly guidelines for all new uploads.
While creators typically upload many videos that are suitable for a broad set of advertisers, there may be some videos that aren't appropriate. By reviewing your video against the guidelines each time you upload, you'll help to ensure a healthy monetisation ecosystem and give advertisers the confidence to invest in our amazing community of creators.

When will my video be reviewed for monetisation?

Your videos will only be eligible for monetisation after you turn on ads, confirm that you believe your video is advertiser-friendly and save changes. Our automated ads systems will then review your video to determine if it is suitable for advertisers.
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