First, I am not a youtube newbie as I have over 100 vids I shot and produced for a channel and website and never had an issue.
in this instance, it was an experiment in trying to both give away a free report to build a list as well as, of course, having links in the report to my paid offering.
I created the report and the paid product myself and both were hosted on my site. the video was created by me of purchased royalty free stock photos and music with me doing voice over. The subject of vid was a list of 10 steps to selling ones own creative products (not neccessarily online but both real world as well as online) so the vid delilvered real value in ideas on how to make money with your creative talents. it was about 3 minutes long and directed viewers to click on link in the description...the link went to an optin page on my site...No keyword loading in title or description...or even tags. I wanted to pay for promotion...and the next day, vid down and account banned. Oh, and no off youtube seo links or any of that stuff...straight as it all could be, or so I thought!?! Any thoughts as to what might be the issue?