Wednesday, February 21, 2018

YouTube cuts out valuable assets - channels without many viewers

"As you probably heard, we recently announced updates to the YouTube Partner Program (YPP). We made these changes to address a spike in abuse on YouTube by bad actors like spammers, impersonators, and re-uploaders. Our goal is to ensure a healthy ecosystem where original creators can grow and thrive."  -  

In other words, 'your screwed if you're a small time video producer, we just want the big fish..

Youtube is getting to be a behemoth, a monster that is bent on gobbling up everything in site, and leaving the little guy to muse on his or her own, about what to do next.

Brin and Company, recent decisions have been not like ones of the past favoring independent producers...

Specifically, Youtube has cut out smaller audience broadcasters and Youtube channels from collecting revenue from it's Adsense for Video platform. The recent advent of Youtube Red, which is a pay service probably is the reason for this 'cost cutting move'. But what expense will it mean to Youtube? A lot of 'smaller' broadcasters who earned meager amounts from putting content up on Youtube will no longer earn even that.. so what's the point of still uploading to Youtube?

For many, Youtube is another repository for their online creations, not necessarily a way to make money. It was very cool while it lasted for the 'smaller audience' makers. These people are almost the way I like to look at podcasting. A lot of podcasters list their shows on Apple iTunes, but Apple has never shared revenue with the podcasting community, be it a bigger show or smaller.

So it goes.. another move by a web giant that could care less, you don't have 1,000 Followers? Well too bad.. Don't have over 4,000 hours of videos viewed? If this means you, now you won't be getting any more adsense revenue for your video channel.  

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