YouTube Partners Program and Monetization FAQs: Read This First!
Feb 15, 2012 5:33 PM
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Q: What is the YouTube Partner Program?
A: As a member of theYouTube Partner Program, users are eligible to enable monetization for all their videos. Moreover, there are many perks and customization options that are also YouTube Partner Program.
If you are not a YouTube Partner yet, you might still be eligible to monetize videos on your channel. For more information, please check out our YouTube Partnerships FAQ: http://www.youtube.com/t/partnerships_faq
Q: When will video monetization be available in my country?
A: We are constantly working on launching this program in more countries. Please follow theYouTube blog andHelp Center for updates on new launches.
Q: Why do I see ads on my videos if I am not enabled for the monetization?
Q: How do I apply for monetization of my videos with AdSense?
YouTube users may be eligible to monetize their content by being accepted into theYouTube Partner Program. If you did not apply to the YouTube Partner Program and received an invitation to monetize your videos, you might be participating in our limited test of monetization for YouTube user accounts.
Q: I do not find the option to link my YouTube account to my AdSense account, and can’t start monetizing my videos.
A: Perhaps your YouTube account is not registered in the country where we offer the YouTube Partner Program. If you were accepted into the YouTube Partner program or account monetization, you will find this option atwww.youtube.com/account_monetization. Please note that you will not able to apply for an AdSense account from the standard AdSense sign up page using the URL of your YouTube channel as the system will not allow you to submit the application.
Q: How do I link my YouTube account to a different AdSense account?
A: It is possible to change the AdSense account associated with your YouTube account if you already have an active, approved AdSense account to switch to.
Q: I was invited to monetize my videos, but I was disapproved for being under 18. Why did I get an invitation and how can I apply for monetizing my videos?
The minimum age requirement to participate in AdSense is 18 years. If you have submitted an AdSense application through YouTube and were disapproved by our system for being an underage publisher, your YouTube account will still be linked to this disapproved AdSense application. You should follow the instructions in the disapproval e-mail you received to verify your age (if you are over 18) and resubmit the AdSense application.
In case you are under 18 years old, the only way to start monetizing your videos is to link the YouTube account to an approved AdSense account (of the parent or guardian who are over 18). The process of linking YouTube account to a different AdSense account is described above.
Q: What is the procedure to appeal an AdSense account termination?
A: If your AdSense account was disabled, please refer to the e-mail you received from AdSense. It contains all information about the reason for disabling and information on how to submit an appeal. For more information about how to appeal a termination, please read Help Center article: http://support.google.com/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=87047
Q: What are the specific requirements to monetize a video? Why can some videos be monetized, others not?
Q: Do I get paid when users click on the ads on my videos or when they watch the ads?
A: With AdSense for content, these ads you display on your site can be either cost-per-click (CPC) or cost-per-thousand-impression (CPM) ads. For CPC ads, you'll generate earnings when your users click on the ads. For CPM ads, you'll generate earnings every time the ad appears to a user viewing your site. You can also generate earnings while enabling your users to search your site and the web.
Q: Where can I view my YouTube earnings?
A: Once approved, ads may be served on your video, but not necessarily on each view. To check your earnings, please refer to your AdSense reports.
Q: Can I chose the ad formats and ad types that are shown in my videos and in my channel?