YouTube Advice - Had an account closed..

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I was busily creating videos promoting a campaign and starting to get some good clicks moving into the network, then YouTube closes the account.

I'm trying to figure out where I went wrong before I setup a new account and get busy again.

Did they likely close the account because I was linking to a redirected domain going to the offer? I can easily switch it to a landing page on my site with either a 100% iFrame or a quick presale message.

Did they close it because I was using pictures of celebrities who were in Google Trends trying to catch some of their current notoriety?

Or would they have closed it because of the couple videos with sexy young ladies on their webcams? (content I have rights to with zero nudity)

I did not receive any email notification just discovered my clicks had stopped so went looking to see what happened.

The only video in the group I was not questioning was one filled with iPad pictures, explosions, and some hard hitting blues music. The title did say something about an explosive ipad, but can not imagine that would cause problems since the actual video talked about the explosive popularity of the iPad.

Or.....Am I just running into a problem I need to recognize as normal. That it can happen at any time and I just need to start a new account and move on.
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  • Profile picture of the author DPM70
    I think Youtube have started cracking down more recently. I've had a couple of my videos deleted recently. I think they were reported by competitors. I have to admit they were blatant promotion of my niche website and probably against the TOS.

    I need to be much more creative and offer more viewer value somehow, but there is some real dross out there that is allowed to exist, it seems unfair at times. In a highly competitive niche, I've learnt to expect this sort of thing. It's real dog-eat-dog and it sucks. Thousands upon thousands of crap, unreadable articles being put out there every day, it's getting difficult to keep my head above water.

    "Did they likely close the account because I was linking to a redirected domain going to the offer?" - More than likely! And I wouldn't put it past competitors to have reported you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Charleskidd
    You have to be careful of competitors trying to report fake stuff. Also I am not sure the reason why your channel got shut down. It could have been girls it could be something else. I think you should create dummy accounts with videos and see how that goes. I had my account shut down a while back because of some people hating on the channel and did not like the videos I was posting. They was leaving bad comments and then 2 days later I was shut down.
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  • Profile picture of the author Affiliit
    The biggest thing - make it look like your video is legit and not just to make money
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    • Profile picture of the author Kenster
      Originally Posted by KansasDragon View Post

      Thanks guys, I appreciate the responses. Luckily this was a dummy account. It was one I had setup just for the purpose of seeing how many clicks I can get out of YouTube before really getting busy on it.

      I'm going to agree it could easily be a competitor. I had several people who were promoting similar offers "friend" me on YouTube. So they were aware I was there, and what I was doing. It is actually very much my fault because I would have attracted the competitors with some of my keywords. I should have stayed focused on the attraction of the video instead of being promotional in my description and tags.

      Back to the testing board.....At least I learned, and will just setup a new account and try some new ideas.

      Hey I love your attitude. Too many people would just give up but persistence and unwillingness to quit goes a long way in any industry and a real long way in this one.

      Most things fail, its a matter of finding that one system that works and then just going to town with it! Keep searching for that system!


      Originally Posted by Affiliit View Post

      The biggest thing - make it look like your video is legit and not just to make money
      Absolutely, this is huge! Three thumbs up :confused:
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  • Profile picture of the author Barry Unruh
    Thanks guys, I appreciate the responses. Luckily this was a dummy account. It was one I had setup just for the purpose of seeing how many clicks I can get out of YouTube before really getting busy on it.

    I'm going to agree it could easily be a competitor. I had several people who were promoting similar offers "friend" me on YouTube. So they were aware I was there, and what I was doing. It is actually very much my fault because I would have attracted the competitors with some of my keywords. I should have stayed focused on the attraction of the video instead of being promotional in my description and tags.

    Back to the testing board.....At least I learned, and will just setup a new account and try some new ideas.
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  • Profile picture of the author mpbiz
    Youtube has been dropping the hammer lately
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  • It could be because you used pictures of celebrities also the music you use can also be a problem. A lot of the makeup videos if they have celebrities in them are banned. Stop using the pictures and you should be ok.
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    • Profile picture of the author Barry Unruh
      Originally Posted by myskinnyjeanschallenge View Post

      the music you use can also be a problem
      The music will not be a problem. I'm using Creative Commons licensed music.

      Thank you for the suggestions. I'm going to create a couple new accounts and try a few things to see what sticks and what causes problems. I'll probably start using celebrity pictures which are creative commons licensed, if I try to create any more videos based on Google Trends of celebs again.
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  • Profile picture of the author iamx
    Dude without a doubt it had to be the sexy girls clips you have. I've ran into that problem with Youtube before. Its not even worth it posting those type of videos. Youtube hates those type of videos.
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  • Profile picture of the author DPM70
    I love these threads, in a funny sort of way. My videos that went down were also on a dummy account but it hurts to see them go! Well, they took all of 20 minutes to make on WMM - it was my first dabble and brought me some good traffic. Far too blatant self-promotion!

    Now back to testing something a little more "above board" shall we say and something that just provides real, good, solid info without being overly promotional - linking back to my very nice site, of course.

    I've also noticed that they are very hot on cracking down on similar/almost exact copy videos. The idea of targetting different keywords by changing a few words on what was an almost identical video just doesn't hold water, if it's reported. It may last for a while if unnoticed by someone who wants to see it gone. I'd already read that fact here, but the proof is in the pudding - and my souffle just deflated!

    No - what's required on Youtube is like everything else - and it isn't SPAM. Lesson learned!
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