• YouTube Changes Partner Program Conditions (aka fucking over new channrld AGAIN)
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[quote]Back in April of 2017, we set a YPP eligibility requirement of 10,000 lifetime views. While that threshold provided more information to determine whether a channel followed our community guidelines and policies, it’s been clear over the last few months that we need a higher standard. Starting today we’re changing the eligibility requirement for monetization to 4,000 hours of watchtime within the past 12 months and 1,000 subscribers. We’ve arrived at these new thresholds after thorough analysis and conversations with creators like you. They will allow us to significantly improve our ability to identify creators who contribute positively to the community and help drive more ad revenue to them (and away from bad actors). These higher standards will also help us prevent potentially inappropriate videos from monetizing which can hurt revenue for everyone.[/quote] [url]https://youtube-creators.googleblog.com/2018/01/additional-changes-to-youtube-partner.html?m=1[/url] Straight from the horse's mouth. Got the email a few hours ago and am unbelievably pissed. This in combination with the recent study that proves that unmonetized videos get less priority in search and recommendations is just another nail in the coffin for startup channels.
So when's the class action happening against Youtube?
Yep, I just got this too. I'm not too terribly upset personally, as I've only made $58 after having my channel monetized for four years (with very little effort invested throughout that time). Still, it's yet another example of YouTube's complete incompetence and apparent dislike of smaller channels.
I also got the email. [img]https://i.imgur.com/Vmczum2.png[/img] I was one of those kids who got Partner way back in like 2011/12 when they were handing them out like hotcakes. check out my gainz bro [t]https://i.imgur.com/Z8k17DU.png[/t] Not a huge loss for me anyways since I really only consider my YouTube channel and video production as a hobby, but I can see it really hurting channels with genuinely good content that are only just starting out. I can see the appeal that many channels have of moving revenue sources straight to Patreon or external sponsorships.
[QUOTE]We’ve arrived at these new thresholds after thorough analysis and conversations with creators like you.[/QUOTE] This is googlese for "We pulled these numbers out of our ass, go fuck yourself."
I need 78 subscribers in order to keep the money I earned, Fuck off Youtube, this is not what I wanted to go to bed to
:snip: misunderstood.
Well this officially kills any desire I had to want to make videos, jeez.
[QUOTE=GoldenDargon;53058547]So when's the class action happening against Youtube?[/QUOTE] Class action how? You signed the TOS without reading it and you're not employed by youtube. On what planet would you have a case against youtube? Really this just goes to show how dumb it is to put all your eggs in one basket when it comes to internet income. Diversify your assets son
This would also affect me if I wasn't already adsense banned. :v: Rip any creative content creator that even if popular doesn't create huge watchtime. Small animators for example. If we were to pretend I would make more content I would probably struggle to reach that as well. [QUOTE=Mio Akiyama;53058565]I need 78 subscribers in order to keep the money I earned, Fuck off Youtube, this is not what I wanted to go to bed to[/QUOTE] Have a sub.
[QUOTE=TerrorShield;53058558]I also got the email. [img]https://i.imgur.com/Vmczum2.png[/img] I was one of those kids who got Partner way back in like 2011/12 when they were handing them out like hotcakes. check out my gainz bro [t]https://i.imgur.com/Z8k17DU.png[/t] Not a huge loss for me anyways since I really only consider my YouTube channel and video production as a hobby, but I can see it really hurting channels with genuinely good content that are only just starting out. I can see the appeal that many channels have of moving revenue sources straight to Patreon or external sponsorships.[/QUOTE] Mosr channels that already exist are already getting murdered by the demonitization algorithms. Youtube is making itself an impossible platform to make money on unless you have an AI that generates bizaare kids videos based off popular tags and phrases.
[QUOTE=Mio Akiyama;53058565]I need 78 subscribers in order to keep the money I earned, Fuck off Youtube, this is not what I wanted to go to bed to[/QUOTE] Subbed.
[QUOTE]4,000 hours of watchtime[/QUOTE] for a 10 minute video, needs to be watched 6 times to equal 1 hour this means the lifetime views count has an extra 14k views slapped onto it to get monetized, aside from needing 1000 subs
[QUOTE=Cyke Lon bee;53058589]Class action how? You signed the TOS without reading it and you're not employed by youtube. On what planet would you have a case against youtube? Really this just goes to show how dumb it is to put all your eggs in one basket when it comes to internet income. Diversify your assets son[/QUOTE] The TOS is non-binding, and considering the bullshit Youtube's been pulling lately like shafting smaller channels, demonetizing videos, shutting down channels for the smallest infractions while letting bigger channels like Logan Paul get off scott free for worse shit, of course people have a fucking case against them.
Welp, there goes 8 months of effort I put into my shops youtube channel. Glad I spent all that time trying to prove it to my boss, use my time and money to fund the videos to help prove them as something useful with the potential to pay for itself. Thanks a lot youtube for shafting the content creators yet again.
Got one too. I have the subs just not the will.
It's been clear for a long while now that Youtube [I]only[/I] wants people to gravitate toward the big channels that bring in the money. It's especially obvious with related videos, these days they're almost exclusively new and popular videos by big-name channels that may or may not actually be related to the video or topic that you're watching. I guess it makes sense from a business perspective but it's really annoying and it really makes Youtube look a lot less like the kind of website it used to be, namely a place where anyone could upload videos and get noticed.
[QUOTE=Mio Akiyama;53058565]I need 78 subscribers in order to keep the money I earned, Fuck off Youtube, this is not what I wanted to go to bed to[/QUOTE] Have 2 subs my guy <3
Well guess I'll be losing my partner status as I only have 500 ish subs and only 400 hours of watch time. Also just realized the email account associated with my youtube channel must of been shut down by microsoft ages ago as it no longer exists when I tried to log in...
[QUOTE=Mio Akiyama;53058565]I need 78 subscribers in order to keep the money I earned, Fuck off Youtube, this is not what I wanted to go to bed to[/QUOTE] Just gave you another sub.
Thinking about it a bit more, I think whats the real kicker is that this change of partner requirements is affecting current partners. Make it only affect new partners and probably nobody would have really said anything, just a higher barrier of entry. They just gonna throw out hundreds of thousands of partners like this, even year long partners.
While we're at it everyone please sub to my autogenerated Nightcore channel More content to come soon just need to rewrite the script that runs the channel that I accidentally deleted. [url]https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9xmnWmC88tBFnYPVdHg2EQ[/url]
Ouch. This is really harsh, with the way things are going the last thing I need is to be told the one thing that I have put my passion into over the last little while is going to be taken from me with no way to do a thing about it. Luckily, I THINK I barely qualify to keep my monetization, but I really feel for the people that are going to step into this. If I hadn't gotten lucky with a few higher view videos, the whole thing would be going down and that just doesn't seem right to me at all, not after 3 years of work and learning. Like 3 videos out of ~256 of them saved me, that doesn't sound like a healthy system.
Well that sucks. Got the email a couple of hours ago too. Personally not affected cause I never tried growing my channel anyway (don't even know why I'm partnered lol), but RIP small channels. [QUOTE=Mio Akiyama;53058565]I need 78 subscribers in order to keep the money I earned, Fuck off Youtube, this is not what I wanted to go to bed to[/QUOTE] Subbed :happy:
[QUOTE=Mio Akiyama;53058565]I need 78 subscribers in order to keep the money I earned, Fuck off Youtube, this is not what I wanted to go to bed to[/QUOTE] take my sub, you need it more than i do
yeah fuck me, i'll lose my 3 years of collecting $26 because i have like a 2000 hours of watch time every year and goddamn 157 subscribers. oh well, nobody watches my shit anyways
suck my fucking dick, youtube, this doesn't affect me but i can still tell this is absolute bullshit. google fucking sucks
Will YouTube still put ads on our videos even if we aren't getting a cut?
1000 subs is hard to get unless you luck out and the algorithm gods start suggesting your vids. 4000 hours of view time isn't as hard but still tough for newer channels. Even halfing it to 500 subs and 2000 hours would be a lot for fairer imo. I'm super lucky because my channel started getting popular right after all these restrictions came out.
[QUOTE=ThePanther;53058703]Will YouTube still put ads on our videos even if we aren't getting a cut?[/QUOTE] Of course. They're still hosting your video files and offering free playback, the money for that has to come from somewhere.
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