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11/3/17
Original Poster
Jordan - YouTube

Improving the technology behind our monetization icons

Hi everyone,


In August, we launched the new monetization icons and appeals process so that you would have more transparency into how each and every video on your channel is monetizing. This system uses machine learning to apply a green icon (fully monetized) or a yellow icon (limited or no ads) to your videos and offers you the ability to appeal if you think a video is misclassified. Appeals receive a human review and those decisions help the system get smarter over time.


Since August, over a million human reviews have helped train and improve this technology and today, we’re releasing an important update that will result in fewer misclassifications overall. As a result, there will be a 30 percent reduction in the number of videos receiving limited ads as they move to being fully monetized. In other words, millions more videos will become fully monetized.


We will begin this update today at 2:30pm PT, and it will be complete by 2:30am PT tomorrow. For your channel, you may see icons that were previously yellow turn to green. You may also see icons that were previously green turn to yellow–this updated system is an improvement, but it’s not perfect. We know there’s much more work to do, so if you feel the yellow icon is a mistake, please continue to appeal.

Please note, the status of videos already manually reviewed prior to this update will not change.


Today’s performance improvement update was only possible because of the feedback you gave to the system through the appeals process. As we continue to make improvements, we’ll keep you updated on changes. The creator community is incredibly important to YouTube and we’re grateful for your patience as we’ve worked to make our systems better, bring advertisers back to the platform and push updates that help protect your revenue.


- Jordan (YouTube)



Below are resources to help make sure your videos are correctly monetizing:

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All Replies (998)
Facundo Hernandez Edgar
10/27/17
Facundo Hernandez Edgar
Perfect
Tuvi
10/27/17
Tuvi
Communication :)
Cristian Untaru
10/27/17
Cristian Untaru
Will the appeal system be updated so it doesn't discriminate against smaller channels? 
LgacyX6
10/27/17
LgacyX6
Thank you. :) This makes me happy but I hope that this will help keep improving.
Merasmus' Minions
10/27/17
Merasmus' Minions
Will you finally eliminate the appeal restrictions to allow smaller channels to appeal as well? This is YOUR broken flagging system. At least give us the ability to properly file reports in cases where it appears that the machine is once again running rampant.
Wilhelma Watson
10/27/17
Wilhelma Watson
Maybe you should actually stop giving larger youtubers free passes and stops discriminating against smaller youtubers before trying to bandaid a broken system that you guys use as an excuse to do this in the first place.
V. J. Smith
10/27/17
V. J. Smith
This is good and all, but really, Youtube, when are you going to wake up and realise what a truly horrible paltform you are for small channels like mine?

Also, get rid of that 'we'll review your video after it;s got 1,000 views' stipulation. One of my videos got demonetized a couple of weeks ago, and it's one that has been up for months, amassing just 500 views. I have to wait god only knows how long now before you guys review it to decide whether I can have it remonetized. And as far as I can tell, it's only been tagged because it has the word 'dirty' in the title. Because your automatic demonetization bot is as broken.
 
It's a matter of time before somebody attempts to sue you guys for loss of earnings due to a situation like this. Get your shit together before we all jump ship to vid.me.
Lokim23
10/27/17
Lokim23
So let me get this straight. With the new changes, according to the new appeal process, people need 10k subs to appeal now? Are you flipping serious? Did you want to kill any and all channels trying to grow? I just hit the 5k landmark, make a couple hundred subs a month. And you now do this? REALLY!? 
crschmidt
10/27/17
crschmidt
Lokim, the 10k subs review is only for review while the video is not yet published; it's been in place for most of the duration of the appeals process. You can still review if your video has > 1000 views in the last 7 days as well.
Google user
10/27/17
Google user
Hola !!!!  Jordan E !!!!!.

Una gran duda: porque los ingresos en mi caso particular han bajado de forma acelerada (Critica)  y las visualizaciones en general de los canales de Youtobe es demasiado
 escasa, es decir demasiado baja 
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heyitsnaomsh
11/13/17
heyitsnaomsh
but why is youtube keeping on demonetizing my videos?
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