Update on the YouTube monetization appeals process for videos with yellow $ icon

If you see a yellow $ icon in your video manager, that means your video is still eligible to earn money in YouTube Red, but will have limited or no ads because it has been classified as either not suitable for all advertisers, or has been fully demonetized because YouTube believes it doesn’t meet their advertising guidelines.

YouTube has posted more information about how such videos are reviewed, and the appeals process if you believe your video has been incorrectly categorized.

Read all the details here:
https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/youtube/G-hcnZ1x0RM

Here's an overview:

* you can appeal if your video has had at least 1000 views in the past 7 days

* if your channel has at least 10,000 subscribers, you can check the monetization status before making the video public by uploading it as unlisted. You can then appeal before making the video public. (If you don't have 10k subs, you can also upload as unlisted first, but you won't have the option to appeal)

* reviews are by humans who spend time watching the video and reviewing the video’s content, title and metadata against the advertiser-friendly content guidelines.

* you may see the yellow icon appear shortly after uploading your video or scheduling your live stream.

This is because in the first few hours of a video upload we use machine learning to determine if a video meets our advertiser-friendly guidelines. This also applies to scheduled live streams, where our systems look at the title, description, thumbnail and tags even before the stream goes live.

* If YouTube gets it wrong, appeal (if you have that option), and the decisions of human reviewers can help improve the automated system.

* Deleting and re-uploading your video won't fix the problem.

* If you think you’ve found any other technical issues related to this rollout, please report it to YouTube so they can investigate. You can let them know about a possible bug by posting a new topic in the forum (https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/youtube), tweeting @teamyoutube with the details, or submitting a feedback report directly from YouTube (https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/4347644) —whatever is easiest for you. This is not the way to request a review of your video.

* To find out your options for your videos, use the monetization troubleshooter:
https://support.google.com/youtube/troubleshooter/2990415

* Questions or comments? Check out the post in the YouTube Help Forum:
https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/youtube/G-hcnZ1x0RM

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