If channels don't satisfy the criteria, they will be removed from the YouTube Partner Program (YPP).
What do you think about YouTube's new policy?
The new criteria for partnership and monetization require channels to have at least 1,000 subscribers and a total of 4,000 hours of watch time during the past 12 months. And that's on top of the 10,000 lifetime views requirement that was established a few months ago.
The company added that it expects to complete manual reviews of those channels and videos by mid-February in the US. YouTube said a "significant" number of channels would be affected but declined to provide more details. Being that my original message to them was limited to 1,000 words I chose to reply to that email and add some additional thoughts. One of the creators I closely follow has already said that his second channel won't be monetized anymore because of this (granted, he doesn't use it that often).
YouTube has updated its eligibility requirement for monetisation.
"We are passionate about protecting our users, advertisers and creators and making sure YouTube is not a place that can be co-opted by bad actors", Muret said. Obviously, these new guidelines aren't going to have any effect on large creators such as Logan Paul.
The only thing I see this change really fixing is that of the videos which were exploiting children.
In some ways, though, the move makes some sense. It appears now that YouTube is trying to effectively communicate its plan before it takes action.
Those companies often outsource that work to contractors, who typically review thousands of posts a day, many of them disturbing.
The changes have garnered a mixed reaction among current YouTube creators.
Making a new YouTube channel isn't easy when you're trying to make original content, and I'm speaking from experience here.
YouTube has made a decision to tighten its rules making it harder for YouTube channels to make money through advertisements.
Even so, Google makes it clear that smaller channels simply aren't worth the time for the tech giant, as the post goes on to say that the YouTube channels left standing in the wake of the changes "represent more than 95% of YouTube's reach for advertisers". However, now that I'm no longer pursuing KYA, I've been working on creating more content for BestTechie, including video content and growing my YouTube channel again.
The point is, none of these generate anything in terms of revenue right away.
While the responses were appreciated by industry sources, most pointed out that the new rules announced would play no part in preventing future instances of similar non-advertiser friendly content profiting from the YouTube Partner Program.