My YouTube Channel Has Been Demonetised – Part 3

Continuing the saga of YouTube demonetisation, which has affected my channel since August last year, it’s become reminiscent of DCTs ban at Facebook — no specific answers are forthcoming. This is very frustrating because even though I’ve given my channel a complete overhaul and deleted numerous videos which could have been seen as duplicates, there isn’t really much else I can do to meet the spurious claims of re-used content. I know for a fact that a large percentage of channels that are given this reason for demonetisation DO NOT re-use other people’s content, so I’m not the only one, for sure.

Submit Video Appeal

I have now reapplied four times and been rejected four times, so this whole business is now becoming a real challenge. Previously, the video appeal was in BETA, but now it appears to be mainstream, so I’ve submitted a short video explaining why and how I make my videos. This is a slight improvement over having to wait four weeks until the next slot in which one can resubmit because it was only last week when I was rejected the last time.

One can only hope that a human being sees the video and at only 3 minutes and 30 seconds long, I’m sure it won’t bore them to death. Whilst I found the process rather tedious in the sense that I felt I was having to justify the reason my channel exists in the first place, I did learn a few tricks along the way. It often helps to take at least a few grains of comfort from adversity, don’t you think?

I’m informed that a decision will be forthcoming in 14 days and whilst I’m not holding my breath, it goes without saying that if my channel content can provide me with an income of a couple of hundred dollars a month, then I’m not going to sniff at that. After all, millions of other YouTubers make a tidy living from their channels and I don’t intend to be excluded.

I will of course update this post once I’ve been informed of the result of my appeal.


My video appeal was rejected by YouTube in what is now becoming a predictable outcome. Furthermore, I am informed that:

I stuck to the following guidelines and therefore find the reasoning very hard to fathom:

What to include

We want to understand how you create your content, and get a behind-the-scenes view of your process. Your video should:

  • Include the URL of your channel
  • Refer to the AdSense content guidelines. Make sure you address specific parts of the policies and give examples of how your channel follows our guidelines
  • Focus on the channel as a whole, not just individual videos that meet our guidelines
  • Provide visual examples of how you create your content. Where possible, try to make a connection between what you show in your video appeal and what’s on your channel. You can:
    • Show yourself in the video, or provide a voiceover
    • Show how you film your content
    • Show how you edit your content

Yet again, YouTube is not pinning down the actual reason for rejecting my channel for monetisation, but simply giving arbitrary and standard responses which are very frustrating, to say the least.

Will I be re-submitting my channel? You bet!

7 thoughts on “My YouTube Channel Has Been Demonetised – Part 3”

    1. Kathleen, can you provide a link to the home page of Rumble, please?
      When I google it all I get are links to the movie or some boxing or gym connection. cheers

  1. Gee whiz how frustrating. ou are a better man than me!
    You certainly have the stamina and I do hope you succeed for many reasons.
    I didn’t have the energy or the time to fight them.
    If they (or their computer) were not able to see that after 6 quiet laps of the 25m wide training pen, my horse showed better understanding of what I was asking him to achieve, then I was not going to give youtube’s computer (or their human rep) a free 10yr course on higher-level horse training! 8-[
    And with every video looking almost identical to the untrained eye, I stood no chance.
    I haven’t uploaded any new content now for I think 5yrs. It’s just too hard.
    It’s not entertainment I was offering, it was very serious, methodical and advanced horse training.
    Obviously far too technical for a place like youtube!
    Perhaps that’s where they are at with yours? Maybe your videos are too technical for their understanding? 😛

    1. Mr Peter Thompson

      It’s weird considering there are reaction videos, with people reacting to other peoples/companies etc. Content. I know sometimes these have issues, but surely if you are making your own content there should be no issue

  2. All sounds weird! I thought you made/created your own videos not simply redoing other folks stuff?
    This appears to be the jist of the matter. The reusing and publishing other folks “hard work” seems to me to be that which Youtube is most concerned.
    Make sure you tell them that these videos are your own work and best of luck with that!

  3. Telling it Likeitis

    With all due respect, you are wasting your time. Resubmitting the channel is useless. The very same people who demonetized you are the ones who must decide whether they change their minds and, out of the kindness of their heart, will let you back in. makes it easy to migrate all your YouTube videos to their channel. And they don’t censor what you post. That is what many others have done, and what you should do.

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