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Youtube Kills Small and New Channels With 1000 Subs, 4k Watch Time Monetization New Rules

Companies / Google Jan 17, 2018 - 02:50 PM GMT

By: N_Walayat

Companies

Youtubers of small and new channels will have woken up today to find a message in their in box informing them that their dreams of making any money from Youtube are about to come to an abrupt end as Youtube has decided that most small and new channels are no longer eligible for monetization.


Up until April 2017, any youtube channel that produces original content could apply to become a youtube partner. Then in April Youtube announced that only channels with more than 10,000 lifetime views would be eligible for monetization, which mainly hit new channels during the first few month or year of operation. So in reality did not have much impact on you tubers.

However today Youtube has gone much further, which effectively kills the monetization for millions of channels as the new rules are

1. That the channel must have at least 1000 subscribers.

2. That Youtube channel must have at least 4000 hours of watch time during the preceding 12 months, which converts into about 80,000 views.

https://www.youtube.com/c/HowtoGuidesandReviews

Which basically means all small and new channels will no longer be monetized from the 20th of February. So any pittance of revenue they may have been receiving will end for Youtube had already taken a sledge hammer to the earnings of Youtubers with their 'unsuitable for most advertisers default setting for many if not most uploaded videos, requiring the channel owner to confirm suitability for adverts and then waiting for days or even weeks for the video to be monetized.

So now there is ZERO incentive for small youtubers to create and upload content, and ZERO incentive to start a new youtube channel, if your intentions ever were to make any money from youtube.

Furthermore this is definitely part of a schedule, so all those channels that today escaped Youtube's cull need to beware that it maybe their turn next time as Youtube once more moves the monetization goal posts to perhaps 10,000 subscribers and 1 million views.

By Nadeem Walayat

http://www.marketoracle.co.uk

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Nadeem Walayat has over 30 years experience of trading derivatives, portfolio management and analysing the financial markets, including one of few who both anticipated and Beat the 1987 Crash. Nadeem's forward looking analysis focuses on UK inflation, economy, interest rates and housing market. He is the author of five ebook's in the The Inflation Mega-Trend and Stocks Stealth Bull Market series that can be downloaded for Free.

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Nadeem is the Editor of The Market Oracle, a FREE Daily Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting online publication that presents in-depth analysis from over 1000 experienced analysts on a range of views of the probable direction of the financial markets, thus enabling our readers to arrive at an informed opinion on future market direction. http://www.marketoracle.co.uk

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