A few years ago, YouTube opened the doors of its partnership program to everyone, which allowed any content creator on the platform to monetize their videos.
In an effort to combat skulduggery on its platform, YouTube announced plans today to institute new restrictions on which YouTubers can earn money from the ads shown on their videos. The company announced last month a handful of changes to its advertising systems created to give brands more control over where their ads appear.
Post the policy revision, YouTube creators will have to reach 10,000 lifetime views in order to be eligible to apply for the YouTube Partner Program.
Further, YouTube's Creator Academy helps new creators with tips on making original content and growing their audience to get to 10,000 views and beyond.
YouTube parent company Alphabet said yesterday that it would place ads on channels only if they reached 10,000 views, as it tried to keep out people who made money on the site by plagiarising content from other sources. This new threshold gives us enough information to determine the validity of a channel.
Youtube has stopped placing ads on channels that have fewers than 10,000 views.
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Google said early this week that it was using new artificial intelligence systems to enforce YouTube video policies and help weed out content objectionable to advertisers.
When you gain the followers needed, you can apply for the partner program to start earning all the advertising dollars from YouTube.
The company will also add a review process for new video creators who wish to join the YouTube Partner Program.
"If everything looks good, we'll bring this channel into YPP [YouTube Partner Program] and begin serving ads against their content".
YouTube has attracted widespread criticism over recent weeks, after it emerged that ads from major brands were appearing alongside YouTube videos promoting extremist views, and generating revenue for the creators.