How to fight frivolous YouTube flagging?

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My YouTube video has been flagged

and can't seem to get the gist of the reason.


Maybe competition.....


Has anyone experience flagging recently

and have any tips?
#fight #flagging #frivolous #youtube
  • Profile picture of the author yoangov
    What was your niche? Some of the really furious niches are just incredible. People flagging each others videos all the time.

    Creating a mass flag bot is relatively easy, and rather cheap. You can get that coded for like $100, get 30 accounts + 30 proxies and remove all your competitors... A shitty blackhat technique, yet many people are doing it.

    In order to protect your video, never link directly to a clickbank or CPA offer. Better redirect the traffic to your landing/squeeze page.

    Having an affiliate link + receiving JUST A FEW flags = your video deleted.

    There is nothing you can really do... I guess it was the niche in your case, as this seem to be always the case. Try moving to a less saturated niche.

    Good luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author beasty513
      Originally Posted by yoangov View Post

      What was your niche? Some of the really furious niches are just incredible. People flagging each others videos all the time.

      Creating a mass flag bot is relatively easy, and rather cheap. You can get that coded for like $100, get 30 accounts + 30 proxies and remove all your competitors... A shitty blackhat technique, yet many people are doing it.

      In order to protect your video, never link directly to a clickbank or CPA offer. Better redirect the traffic to your landing/squeeze page.

      Having an affiliate link + receiving JUST A FEW flags = your video deleted.

      There is nothing you can really do... I guess it was the niche in your case, as this seem to be always the case. Try moving to a less saturated niche.

      Good luck!

      My niches are Six Pack Abs (Diet/Fitness) and IM/MMO


      Both are affected as I have videos for both that were flagged.


      I'll be changing it to a squeeze page from here on out

      as I've been reading that is how you really get profits long-term.



      Thanks for your response.
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  • Profile picture of the author yoangov
    I believe you already know that, but weight lose and MMO are one of the hardest niches in IM.

    Also there are the sick minds who are flagging other people videos, as in these niches video SEO is having completely different rules.

    Squeeze page and capturing emails is the way to go
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  • Profile picture of the author NRE
    I get a lot of requests by people who want automatic flagging in my software. I won't release such a thing. It feels so wrong.
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    There is nothing you can do to stop competitors flagging your videos.
    Your niche is very competitive and competitors use all kinds of softwares to keep flagging other people videos. This is so sad but one cannot do anything.
    Sorry for what happened with your videos, forget about it and keep moving.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Burritt
    Has anyone been able to appeal to Youtube successfully to get the flag remove?

    I have a video that is probably flagged by a competitor or maybe a bot, but the point is the video is just me talking. There is nothing that violates terms or community guidelines. It's not an affiliate link or product. It just brands my own website.

    It's obvious that no real person (moderator) at Youtube even watched it.

    So what recourse is there? Or how can I get a real person at Youtube to review it.
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