YouTube monetization policy 2018 and Q&A on YouTubing – Episode 3

Before we begin today’s Q&A episode on YouTubing Tips, let us brief you on recent changes in video monetization criteria of YouTube (youtube monetization policy 2018) unless you’re already privy to that. From now onwards YouTubers got to have at least 4000 hours of watch time and 1000 subscribers before they can apply for monetization. And they will have to achieve this within the previous twelve months of YouTubing operations.

Also monetization approval procedure of YouTube has been made more strict than ever. Channels that have even a single copyright or community strike may not be considered for monetization. Previously channels with almost all content appropriate and only a few videos with inappropriate content might have been monetized. But this policy no longer applies which means if a single video is found with inappropriate content or misleading metadata, the channel will not be considered for monetization. So new YouTubers, you had better watch your every step. (This article is primarily on youtube monetization policy 2018)

Q. Today is the 23rd day of the month, I haven’t received my AdSense payment into my bank account yet. Why’s that?

A. Last month’s YouTube earnings show up on AdSense dashboard usually on the 12th of current month. Then the payment is automatically and electronically sent to your bank on the 21st of the month. It may take 3-5 business days for the bank to deposit the money into your account. The money usually reflects on YouTuber’s bank account on the 26th of the month. These timelines are approximate/estimated only and may differ a little bit from country to country. (This article is primarily on youtube monetization policy 2018)

If you don’t see the money to reflect on your bank account within 10 business days counting from the day (usually 21st) you were sent an email saying ‘the payment has been sent’, then you’ll need to see your bank officials to know what really happened. Although the chance of this thing to occur is quite very slim, provided that you have properly updated the banking information on your AdSense and selected that bank account as the primary method of payment. In case bank officials say they haven’t received the funds, you’ll need to contact your regional AdSense team and let them know about your issue (FYI, AdSense payments are sent to south Asian countries from Google’s Singapore office). Then they will surely find out where the money is stuck.

To know more about YouTube AdSense AKA ‘Hosted AdSense’, click on the following link and read the article:

YouTube AdSense: Things you should know about it as a youtuber

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Q. I copied no one’s video, then why did I get the following strikes?

youtube monetization policy 2018

A. These are not copyright strikes, they are community guidelines strikes. You received them because you violated one or more of YouTube’s community guidelines. For your information, it is always risky to work on Adobe tutorials. One of the most expert and experienced YouTubers from my country claimed that he once had received a copyright strike from Adobe for no apparent reason. (This article is primarily on youtube monetization policy 2018)

There are corporations/companies out there who allow you to copy or use their software/products for educational purposes only, you aren’t allowed to monetize videos created on these software. One such company is probably Microsoft. They allow you to create online tutorials (articles and videos) based on their content. But once you create these, you can use them only for educational purposes, you can’t monetize them, hence you can’t earn from such tutorials.

This is the reason you will most possibly NOT find too many MS Word tutorials on YouTube. There’s no denying that there are a lot of things to learn about MS Word and other MS office applications. And people all around the globe are using these apps extensively. So there might be a question as to why there are only a few online tutorials on these topics. Well, I guess you now can realize the reason behind this. (This article is primarily on youtube monetization policy 2018)

As the title of the video (the second one depicted in the above image) suggests it most probably describes how to crack the paid version of a software. By uploading this video, the creator has knowingly/unknowingly attempted to cause monetary damage to Adobe Inc. who just happens to be a much bigger client/creator of YouTube than the infringing uploader. Both are community members of YouTube, one was about to cause harm to another in illegal ways. Also the uploader was actually encouraging general community members to do illegitimate things that cracking a paid software is. That’s why he received a community strike for that.

Now that he has received two strikes on his channel, he won’t be able to upload any video the next three months. If he doesn’t receive another community strike in the meantime, one or both of the current strikes may be lifted/removed after three months. Then he’ll be able to upload more videos on his channel and continue his YouTubing operations as normal. God forbids, should he receive another community strike in the meantime, his channel will be terminated once and for all. (This article is primarily on youtube monetization policy 2018)

If you’re interested to know YouTube’s community guidelines in details, so that you accidentally don’t mess up anything, go ahead and read this nice article from our blog to the end. The link is given below:

YouTube account suspended for no reason? Well, not really.

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Let me remind you once again that YouTube is now more strict than ever. A single copyright or community strike can make your channel ineligible for video monetization. So just put yourself in a little bit of thought as to how you can save your dear channel. (This article is primarily on youtube monetization policy 2018)

Featuring a Reader’s YouTube Video on Hate Comments at his request

how to deal with hate comments by 2.ish method

Today I have been contacted by a reader of my blog who is known as Chris. He requested me to feature one of his YouTube videos on my blog. This video demonstrates how to fight hate comments, specially if they are troll comments and the commenter keeps posting this type of hate comments on various videos of the YouTube channel. Here I like to show the mail he sent me.

Featuring a Reader's YouTube Video on Hate Comments

So I watched his video a couple of times and found that this video might have some misleading content/idea. You’ll get to know what I’m talking about once you watch it to the end or go through this article. I hereby like to present his video describing a method which according to him is capable of fighting repeated hate or troll comments posted by the same individual back. Go ahead, watch the video and give your verdict in this article’s comment box or his video’s comment section.

Tricks suggested by Chris to dumbfound the hater

Well, in the video Chris advises you to go ahead and visit the hate commenter’s channel and gather some information about the guy. Then you’re supposed to select one special information out of all these which is capable to surprise the guy. And then you’re to contact him personally. In order to do this you have to visit his channel and look for any Facebook or gmail address he might have provided in the ‘About’ section. You can also look in his video description in search of that. Once you find that you may send him the surprise mail mentioning the information he thought he kept secret from general viewers.

Oh, one other thing: you can send the message in the ‘Discussion’ tab if he allows it. There should even be an option to directly send a message to the channel owner once you visit the homepage. This option is supposed to be in the same section where you find the option to ‘flag’ the channel. Recently YouTube has brought about some changes in its overall design including ‘channel layout’ and thus complicated matters. That’s why I couldn’t find enough time to show you by presenting an image where to go to directly send a private message to the channel owner.

Now if you need an example as to what might be such a surprising mail, go ahead and watch the video because Chris has provided an example like that. Now the problem with this method is that haters usually use YouTube accounts that have no uploaded content or information to post hate comments. This is because they’re aware that too many hate comments can lead their YouTube account to termination.

Chris’ suggestion to sign the hater up for porn is not a good idea

When Chris suggests to surprise the hate commenter by an expected reply, I can accept it. This could really be a good technique if a certain guy has been cyberbullying you for a prolonged time period. But when Chris advises to sign the commenter up for something like ‘gay porn’, I can’t appreciate it. This is the part where the video might be termed ‘misleading’. I’m afraid that if this video is reported by a significant number of YouTube users, it could be removed and Chris’ channel might receive a community strike.

So Chris, beware. You have a nice presentation skill, just don’t be uploading misleading content. YouTube is now more strict then ever when it comes to misleading content and advice. Countless channels have been terminated lately because of these actions. If a guy harasses you by posting hate comments in your YouTube videos, you can send them ‘surprise mails’ in retaliation. But signing them up for porn is really too much. YouTubers, you mustn’t listen to Chris when he advises you to do that. Yet I featured his video on my blog because he as one of my readers had requested me to do so.

Also I thought it would be a good idea to bring up/feature his YouTube video to show you guys another example of misleading content. While people create videos for YouTube, some of them think they just can upload anything they feel like, which is NOT true. YouTube has specific guidelines; you must follow them to the point.

Remember that some people are going to bombard you with hate comments no matter what

This is a harsh reality that you’ll be trolled and harassed by some YouTube users no matter how nice your content is. They will be doing that just because they’re jealous of you, they can’t create quality content like you do. And unlike you they can’t earn handsome amount through YouTubing; some even can’t sustain their channels for long.

So as long as you’re a content creator on YouTube, you’re likely to be trolled, hated and made fun of by at least a few people. Now their number means nothing compared to your overall audience number. When 0.5% of your viewers are trolling you and the rest 99.5% aren’t, I guess you have nothing to worry about. You can even ban some users from commenting on your channel. Our following article here describes how to do that, just read it to the end and you’ll find the answer to your query.

How to Deal With Hate Comments & Dislikes on YouTube

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YouTube and Google don’t care who is misleading you to violate their guidelines

Frankly, YouTube and Google don’t care if you have been misled by someone to infringe certain guidelines of them. But when they find you doing so, they are likely to terminate your account or stop you from accessing a particular Google product such as YouTube or blogger. Here we present two examples of that.

YouTube and Google
YouTube might seem like an interesting place, but don’t forget about the complications that revolve around here
Many YouTube videos that pretend to be creative commons are actually not so

Yeah, it’s a fact that all the videos on YouTube that seem to be creative commons are actually NOT available as creative commons.

YouTube was first launched in 2006 and two or three years later it was owned by Google. Ever since Google has been modifying YouTube’s features, policies and structure. But guess what, this social networking platform is still far from being perfect. That’s why YouTube can not detect if somebody illegally passes a copyrighted content as creative commons. (This article is on YouTube and Google)

This is particularly true for videos which don’t have content id activated. Such videos are more prone to be stolen. Because once they’re uploaded on someone else’s channel, the original creator of the videos has no clue to that. This is the reason big creators like T-Series always have activated content id service for their YouTube videos.

Now just assume that you are a general YouTube user and have a YouTube channel. You have uploaded a couple of videos onto your channel and a few of them got viral. That’s when someone just comes along and steals a few of your videos and reuploads them onto their channel. Then s/he might choose to set ‘creative commons’ as user’s license for those videos. Which means anyone can reupload these videos partly or fully after editing and modification.

Now a third guy comes along and uploads your video onto his channel mistakenly assuming that it’s a creative commons content. If that’s so, you can impose copyright strike on this guy’s channel and take his video down because the video actually belongs to you. (This article is on YouTube and Google)

Many people lately have been victimized of this phenomenon described just above. To know more about creative commons crisis, you can read the following article:

Creative commons videos – Things you should know

Sub4sub, like4like activities are illegal on YouTube and google

Did you know that sub4sub and like4like activities are actually illegal on YouTube? If you’re caught doing this, your YouTube account/channel may be terminated just like that. Yet many people have been doing this in the hope that they won’t be caught. Some even don’t know that these activities are totally forbidden on YouTube and Google.

I was contacted by such an individual almost one month ago. He alleged that a certain YouTube video has encouraged him to do these activities. And this way he earned a lot of subscribers on his channel until it was finally terminated. Clearly the ‘sub4sub’ thing was the reason for termination in this case. It’s a matter of sorrow that the original video which promotes and encourages these activities was still online at the time I received the email from the above mentioned guy. May be it is still online and intact.

The reason for this is that YouTube depends on a report-based system to detect policy violations. If a certain percentage of viewers report a video, it is taken into account by YouTube’s AI and hence is likely to be removed as well. So based on this policy of YouTube, an infringing video can stay online and intact even for years if a significant number of a particular type of report has yet NOT been submitted against the video. To know more about this topic, you can read the following article:

Comment Spamming on YouTube can actually lead your channel to termination

If you’re interested to know YouTube’s actual policy regarding community guidelines, you should read the following article:

YouTube’s Community Guidelines Explained and Made Easy

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How to Appeal for and Setup AdSense on WordPress blog – Come to know the requirements and the actual facts

To get approved for AdSense on WordPress blog is every blogger’s dream, because AdSense offers you rates for ads that no other online based ad agency can offer. So if you have a blog that has enough content in a language supported by AdSense and follows AdSense policies to the point, then you too can apply for AdSense. Since this blog is mainly for YouTubers, I will describe the procedure assuming that You already have an AdSense hosted account for your YouTube channel.

I’m writing this article today because I have not found to this day any straight forward and detailing post that describes how to get approved for AdSense on WordPress blog and also how to implement the ad code correctly. Some of the existing articles on the web might be popular, but they are incomplete too. If you follow any of those as a blog owner you might be misguided like the way I once was. I was misguided in the sense that the article I followed didn’t completely narrate the procedure, so my ad implementation procedure was incomplete which is why I may have to suffer in the near future.

Things you need to do before applYing for AdSense

Firstly you have to choose an effective and unique niche for your blog. But don’t make it so unique that it might be difficult to get viewers for your blog. Then write a few articles, at least 10 to 15 and SEO them. Make sure every article is at least 300 words long. Since we’re talking about how to get approved for AdSense on WordPress blog, you can use Yoast plugin for SEO purpose. This is a nice plugin I have been using for a long time now. This has been so effective for my blog that I get almost 67% of my viewers from search results.

Yes, I confess that I have not been able to send good amount of traffic from my social networking pages and accounts. Also my site currently doesn’t have a huge number of traffic on overall basis. Despite all these a 67% search engines traffic sounds very promising. To be totally honest, earlier I wasn’t interested to SEO my blog and use any plugin like Yoast. This is because, luckily I started to have a good size of traffic for a beginner blog. There’s a saying ‘don’t fix it until it’s broken’, you know. But when I was interested to get approved for AdSense on WordPress blog, I made a few searches on the web regarding the requirements for it.

They say SEO is a must to get approved for AdSense on WordPress blog

So I started to SEO my articles, but I was not exactly happy about it. Because by making my posts search engines optimized I actually lowered down the size of traffic on my blog; at least the statistics said so. Well, nobody can say that I improperly SEO’d my articles. To prove it, I present the following link which describes how to SEO an article and also the description of a YouTube video.

SEO your YouTube videos – How to use AdWords Keyword Planner

Anyway, I’d suggest you to make further search on web to find out whether SEO is mandatory to get approved for AdSense on WordPress blog. In my opinion, it isn’t. If you have a good size of traffic on your blog without search engine optimization, you should naturally be considered for AdSense approval. I’m saying this because the purpose of SEO is to send sizeable traffic to your blog. Now if you’re able to do that through social media pages alone, you may not need to SEO your content. SEO is still preferred over social media pages because these pages may be unpublished any time by the concerned authorities, can’t they? God forbids, should something so unlucky happen, you might have a sharp decline in traffic size to your blog which would be really devastating.

Then again there is something called ‘luck’. If you’re lucky enough, search engines will keep sending traffic to your blog on their own; you don’t have to optimize your articles for that. This happens when your articles provide information people are looking for on the web. For example, when I published the article describing how to properly appeal the termination of YouTube account, I started to have a huge number of traffic on this post right from the very first day. This is because, in those days hundreds of thousands of YouTube accounts were being suspended every now and then.

Things to avoid if you must get the approval from AdSense

If you know how to, or can get it done by someone else, go ahead and SEO your articles. But while doing that you need to keep a few things in mind; you mustn’t be carried away while doing SEO. Keyword density is good, but too much density of that can actually get your blog in trouble. Because I came to know from a reliable source that sites/blogs that use too many keywords may NOT be considered for AdSense approval. Here ‘too many keywords’ means an excessive scale of keyword density and a high number of used tags.

Then again, I also came to know from another source that Google doesn’t like SEO. I partially believed that. This is because SEO is an artificial way to send traffic to a blog. Since ‘most searched keywords’ change every few months, your blog and articles can never be ‘SET forever’ with the aid of SEO. This means, you have to change the focus keywords and other parameters for your articles every few months. If you don’t do that, you can’t possibly consider your articles search engines optimized any longer.

Other tips to get approved for AdSense on WordPress blog

You need to make your blog user friendly and easy to navigate. If readers don’t find where your articles are located, your blog is in a ‘bad’ standing then; you certainly don’t want that. That’s why, my suggestion is that you make your latest posts as your blog’s homepage. In order to do that, while you’re on your site’s WordPress dashboard go to settings and then ‘Reading’. After selecting as following, be sure to hit the ‘Save’ button below.

AdSense on WordPress blog

You got to have a few effective plugins for your blog. The plugins that I’m currently using on this blog are Akismet Anti-Spam, Floating Social bar, Jetpack by WordPress, MaxButtons, Really Simple SSL, Securimage-WP, Simple Social Icons, Sucuri Security, UpdraftPlus, WP-Copyright-Protection, WP-PageNavi and Yoast SEO. You are advised to install and activate them all.

To get approved for AdSense on WordPress blog, you have to follow guidelines and policies provided by AdSense and Google. According to these policies, you’re NOT allowed to post something that describes how to do something unethical like cracking the paid version of a software, invade a Facebook account etc. If such contents are found on your blog, you may not be approved for AdSense, frankly.

Now you may think that once you get the approval, you’ll then start posting these contents. Well, you’re not thinking straight then. Because if any such content is found on your blog while AdSense ads are being displayed, it might be banned by AdSense once and for all. Such activities may even de-index your blog and its pages from search engines. So beware and always follow community guidelines – this practice will save your blog from all hazards.

Is AdSense approval process automatic?

No one knows for sure whether the process of approval for AdSense on WordPress blog is automatic or not. Recently, I have had conversations regarding this with a few experts from AdSense forum. They claim that the AdSense approval process is automatic. I’m neither supporting NOR against this.

Well, all I know is that Google mentions of a thing named ‘crawler’. I’m not sure what this is, because I’m not a big expert on this sort of technical things. This ‘crawler’ thing must be an automatic system or artificial intelligence created by Google that visits a site/blog and determines what the site is about. If this gets a good (passable) signal from the site, it may decide to approve AdSense on WordPress blog.

Most possibly that’s why Google always advises to keep your blog/site easy to navigate. This is because, no matter how much content your blog has, if it isn’t easy to navigate and contents are not where they’re supposed to be, ‘crawler’ might send a negative signal about the blog and hence it may be ‘NOT approved’ for AdSense. So from this point of view, AdSense approval process seems to be ‘automatic’.

Then again, there are numerous arguments against it as well. Recently, one of my friends ran a test on his blog which is mainly on contemporary affairs and his personal experiences. To gather some traffic, he posted a few stories which are not exactly ‘sex stories’, but contained sexually provocative (indicating/meaningful) language. He didn’t use any slang languages or words whatsoever. Then he applied for AdSense on WordPress blog of his. Well, the response was negative. The reason that was given from Google was ‘Adult content’.

Now the question is, how ‘automated system’ would find adult content, if no direct slang was used? This clearly seems to be a verification job by a human. Automatic or not, as an applicant for AdSense on WordPress blog, you really have nothing to do about it. Just make sure that your blog has enough content, it is user friendly and follows Google’s community guidelines and policies. That way you’re basically paving the way for your blog to be approved for AdSense.

The things to do on your hosted AdSense account

We told you earlier we would be assuming that you have an AdSense account to use on a YouTube channel (hosted AdSense). This is because this blog is mainly for YouTubers, so chances are that you too are a YouTuber. Also, I have the experience of upgrading a hosted AdSense account in order to use it on a non-hosted blog. I have not had the experience of creating a new AdSense account to use on a non hosted blog yet. If I ever happen to experience that, I’ll certainly share it with you guys whom I consider my friends. (This post is on how to appeal for and setup AdSense on WordPress blog)

While you’re on your AdSense dashboard, click on ‘My ads’, then click on ‘Other products’. You will see the following page.

AdSense on WordPress blog

Here in the blank box, you need to put the url of your blog and then hit the ‘Submit’ button. After that you’ll be asked to connect your site to AdSense. Basically you’ll be told to copy a few lines of code and paste it at a certain place (between the <head> and </head> tags of the html) of your blog. Simply copy the code by clicking on the ‘Copy code’ button, check the box below and hit the ‘Done’ button. You’ll be shown the following message.

AdSense on WordPress blog

Don’t be assured to see this statement. If your site is going to be rejected for AdSense on WordPress blog, you’ll receive an email within just a week or so stating why it has been rejected (the reason). But if your site is going to be approved, then it will take around two months of time. This is particularly true if you’re in a developing country like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh etc. Now if you’re from a first-world country like USA, UK or Canada, it might be a whole different scenario. In that case you might get the confirmation (congratulations) email just within a week after submission. But most people say it takes several weeks to get approved for AdSense on WordPress blog.

How to implement the code into your WordPress blog

Log into your WordPress blog, be on dashboard. Place your mouse cursor on ‘Appearance’ tab, a menu will emerge where you’ll be clicking on ‘Editor’. You’ll be now on ‘Edit Themes’ page. To the right of the page you’ll see the vertical list of ‘Theme Files’. Just scroll down a little bit and click on ‘Theme Header’ when you see it.

You’re basically about to change the html coding of your site. You need to worry about nothing if you’re a conscious person. But in case you often mix things together up, then you had better ‘backup’ your entire site right this moment. You can use the ‘Updraftplus’ plugin to do that. I, for one, saved the previous html coding of the header file in a word document. Now remember the code you copied from AdSense? You need to paste it now after the opening <head> tag. Before pasting it should look like below:

AdSense on WordPress blog

As you can see from the above image that there is nothing between <head> and <meta charset> tags at the moment. Now you may go ahead and paste the code right between these two things (I do so all the time – it is the best practice indeed). After pasting it should look like following:

AdSense on WordPress blog

Now you need to hit the blue ‘Update File’ button below and get out of there before you mess something up. After this pasting procedure you may visit your site by typing the url of your blog into the address bar of a browser and then hitting ‘Enter’ button on your keyboard. If it shows the homepage correctly, then you can assume that you messed up ‘nothing’ during the editing of the html file. Now it’s time for you to await any responses from The Google AdSense team. (This post is on how to appeal for and setup AdSense on WordPress blog)

What to do if you receive ‘Negative’ response

In case you got negative response from the AdSense team, they will show a reason why they rejected your application. This email usually arrives within one week after appeal. Now after being rejected you need to work on your particular issue. If they say ‘insufficient’ content, then you’ll have to add more articles to your blog. But make sure that each of them are at least 300 words long. The lengthier, the better; provided that they contain useful information or interesting content, NOT unnecessary garbage.

If you have sufficient content on your site, but still they say ‘insufficient content’, then you have to assume that the navigation system on your blog is not user friendly. That’s why they don’t find the content. In that case you should set ‘recent posts’ as the homepage of your blog, also use ‘WP-PageNavi’ plugin.

There might be other reasons as well to reject your appeal for AdSense on WordPress blog. For example, they might say ‘Unsupported language’. In that case, you have to add at least 15 to 20 articles written/composed in a supported language (by AdSense) and then apply again. If you’re confident that you deserve to be included in the AdSense program, then it shouldn’t take more than two or three appeals to get finally approved.

However, remember that when you’re going to be approved for AdSense on WordPress blog, it’s likely to take a lot of time like two months on an average. (This post is on how to appeal for and setup AdSense on WordPress blog)

The first ‘congratulations’ mail from AdSense team

If AdSense team thinks that your site/blog is eligible for their program, they will send a preliminary ‘congratulations’ mail. If you receive this mail, then you just crossed the first level of AdSense approval (according to AdSense forum experts). My first congratulations mail looked like following:

How to Appeal for and Setup AdSense on WordPress blog

The second stage of AdSense approval might take another two months. Recently I got my second congratulations mail as well. In the meantime I contacted the experts on AdSense forum. But their behavior and suggestions were not appropriate. If you’re interested to know what really happened there you may choose to read the following article. You can also click on the link that follows; this one shows the conversation I had with a few forum people in the first week of this month.

Google AdSense forum: How effective and helpful is it? – Here’s my experiences regarding it.!msg/adsense/KAxfgNB2Cl8/jPkq_hzkDgAJ

In the last few days I have received the second congratulations mail four times; on the 8th, the 10th, the 12th and the 14th of January, 2018. Well, each time this mail looked like following:

How to Appeal for and Setup AdSense on WordPress blog

How to implement ad code on your WordPress site

Every congratulations mail will prompt you to implement ad code on your site. When you first applied for AdSense on WordPress blog, you put some code in the header html of your site, remember? After putting the code it looked like following (although this image is already given above, still for your convenience we provide the picture here again):

How to Appeal for and Setup AdSense on WordPress blog

By putting this code you basically took necessary actions to activate page level ads. You did your part, the rest is on AdSense team.

Now you will learn to implement ad code in other parts of your site like sidebar, footer etc. You have to first login your AdSense for this purpose. While you’re on your AdSense dashboard, you will have to click on ‘My ads’ on the menu to your left. Now you have to click on the ‘+New Ad Unit’ button. You can now select ‘Text & display ads’ and proceed. You have to give the ad unit a name. I always name ad units according to the date I create them on, because I never create more than 1 ad unit a day. Then you can scroll down by keeping all the defaults and hit the blue ‘Save and get code’ button.

This time you have to copy the ad code and get out of there by hitting the ‘close’ button and logging out of your AdSense account. (This post is on how to appeal for and setup AdSense on WordPress blog)

Putting the ad code in your site’s sidebar

While you have the ad code copied to clipboard, you have to log into your WordPress dashboard. Hover your mouse cursor over the ‘Appearance’ section and then select ‘Widgets’. You’ll probably see the ‘Text’ portion already added to your site’s sidebar, as shown in the following figure:

How to Appeal for and Setup AdSense on WordPress blog

If ‘Text’ portion is not added yet, you have to add it now. Just scroll down while you’re on Widgets page until you find the ‘Text’ thing. Click on it and select ‘Blog sidebar’ and then hit the ‘Add Widget’ button. Now scroll up and go to the ‘Blog Sidebar’ portion, the thing shown in the above figure. You can drag the text segment to the top if you would like ads to show up at the top of sidebar. Now click on the ‘Text’ section.

You may enter a value (some text) in the title field, I prefer to leave it empty. Then between ‘Visual’ and ‘Text’ tabs click on the ‘Text’ tab and paste the ad code in the big rectangular shaped gap/box provided below. Then it should look somewhat like below:

How to Appeal for and Setup AdSense on WordPress blog

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How to Take your Face and Presence off YouTube

In this tutorial, you will know how to take your face and presence off YouTube. You might require to do this in case somebody uploaded a video on YouTube that shows your face and/or presence explicitly. If you go through all the steps of the following procedure correctly, you may be able to take down such an infringing video.

Recently I have been contacted by a lady named Karla on this particular issue. She sent me the following mail:

‘I created A YouTube account back in 2013 and posted some really stupid stuff. At this point I cannot remember the password to it and I want It deleted, I don’t care much about recovering it I would Just like it gone. I haven’t had any luck trying to claim the account and don’t know if there’s anything I can Do to prove to YouTube and google that the account is mine, I am Clearly in the videos. Please let me know if you can help me in any way !!!’

Well Karla, it seems like you didn’t leave any option to recover your account and you’re not interested to recover that either. In that case, to take your face and presence off YouTube you can still do certain things. First of all, you have to log yourself into a brand new YouTube/Gmail account. Then you have to visit the following link/page:

Info you need to provide on the page

Once you’re on this page, you have to fill in a couple of information about yourself, such as your legal first and last names. Then you have to provide the url of the channel which is revealing your personal information, face or presence. In your particular case, Karla, it’s your own channel that you no longer have access to. Still it doesn’t matter whoever this channel might belong to; you can go ahead and report it anyway. (This post is on how to take your face and presence off youtube)

After providing the url of the channel, you have to provide the urls of the videos where your face and/or presence are shown. The urls of the videos have to be separate by spaces.

check boxes and radio buttons to Take your Face and Presence off YouTube

Now you have to indicate the information you wish to report. Select all that apply here. These check boxes are not mutually exclusive, so you can select more than one. Karla, in your case, you might want to select the first three boxes. Because I believe not only your image and voice, but your full legal name is somehow revealed in those videos as well. (This post is on how to take your face and presence off youtube)

time stamps and radio buttons

You also need to identify where the questionable content appears within the video(s). In Karla’s case, I believe it’s ‘within the video’. I think she didn’t provide personal information in the title or video description. Now Karla, You also have to indicate where in the video the questionable content appears. That means you have to mention time stamps, like 2:14 or 3:00-3:10.

If you have provided urls of multiple videos, you have to click “Add additional” to identify where you are located within each URL. So as you can see, this is pretty neat and precise. (This post is on how to take your face and presence off youtube)

Now between the two radio buttons provided in the section ‘has this content been copied from your own channel or video’, you should select ‘No’. This is because, you’re reporting your own channel, Karla!

Do NOT check the box that says ‘I am the legal guardian of a child or dependent in the video’, because you’re representing none other than yourself. (This post is on how to take your face and presence off youtube)

Additional info you have to provide

Now you have to provide additional information regarding your appearance or actions in the videos. You should be using the following language:

“The videos and channel I’m reporting actually belong to me. I just lost access to this particular Google account and don’t have an option to recover it either. Now I don’t want the videos to be online anymore; this would be an invasion to my privacy. That’s why I like to have this channel down (terminated) as a whole. I can submit proof of my claim if it’s needed.”

Yes, Karla, you must be ready to provide proof as to you’re that particular lady (seen in the video). Now it all depends on your location and country. In my case, a national ID card would do the job. If you’re in USA, then social security number may do the job. Frankly, I’m not a big expert on this. So you have to figure that out for yourself: which document you should submit to Google in order to support your claim. (This post is on how to take your face and presence off youtube)

Now that’s How to Take your Face and Presence off YouTube

If you’re successful in completing the procedure, those videos and channel of yours will certainly be removed from YouTube. Hope you got satisfactory answer to your concern, Karla. (This post is on how to take your face and presence off youtube)

With that said, I’d like to add that this particular procedure could be used by anyone who thinks their privacy is infringed on YouTube. Because YouTube is growing in size every single day, someone might just upload a content on this social networking platform that reveals your identity and information to mass people. In that case, you can not only take actions through YouTube (in the above procedure), but can bring the culprits to justice also if they’re within your reach.

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Questions & Answers on YouTubing – Episode 2

Q. If I put voice in a movie clip and then upload on my YouTube channel, will it be a problem?

A. It might be, unless the clip is a creative commons content. The thing is that you got to have explicit permission from the clip creator to use it. Also be careful while working with creative commons videos. Lately many people have been alleging that they used creative commons clips, yet received copyright strikes. This happened because those clips are NOT actually creative commons videos, they were just falsely labeled so.

It’s like someone just stole your video and passed it as ‘creative commons’ after uploading. If a third person/party uses this clip, they might get a copyright strike from you (the original creator of the clip). To know more about this, you can read the following article:

Creative Commons Videos – Things you should know

Q. Which one is better when it comes to AdSense account – personal or business?

A. As far as we’re concerned, it is always better to use a personal AdSense account than a business one. If you are to use a business AdSense account, you might have to go through many hazards which we can not discuss all in this short scope. Just to give you an example, even the mail containing the business AdSense account PIN may be much delayed to arrive at the destination compared to a personal AdSense account.

Our suggestion is NOT to use a business AdSense account if a personal account may be sufficient. You have to keep these points in mind while creating an AdSense account. For your information in case you were wondering , a personal AdSense can handle payments up to even $10,000 per month. We just don’t know the upper limit yet.

Q. Is it okay if I join a MCN after applying for an AdSense account?

A. It is always okay to join a MCN no matter what. To know more about multi channel network, click on the following link and read the article:

Multi channel network (MCN): Pros and Cons

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Q. How to record Android phone screen with voice to create a YouTube video?

A. You can use DU Recorder for this purpose; I have created many videos using it. My only YouTube channel at this moment has most of its videos created by this particular recorder. The above YouTube video from my channel ‘YouTubing Tips’ is also created using DU Recorder.

Q. What is the meaning of the following mail?

A. Lately this mail has been sent to many people. The mail tells the receiver that s/he has been selected as a moderator for a certain YouTube channel and prompts them to click on the given links. Well, this one is supposed to be a spam mail, so never to click on its links. The sender pretends to be YouTube itself; you always have to be aware of this sort of mail. Just use common sense – if someone would make you a moderator on their channel, they would first take permission from you, right?

Q. I want to add another gmail id to handle my YouTubing activities on a certain channel, it is possible?

A. It surely is. We actually have a nice article detailing this procedure, the link is here:

Use another gmail to manage y0utube brand channel

Q. I can’t upload custom thumbnails on my videos, what to do?

A. We guess you need to verify your channel using a phone number. Once you do that, you’ll be able to use custom thumbnails. The following article details everything on this issue:

How to get verified on YouTube and the advantages

Then again, sometimes this can happen if the channel has received community or copyright strikes or both. In that case, the channel may be disabled for custom thumbnails as a punishment. As such, there is nothing to do about it except to wait for the strikes to lift off when the time is right.

Q. If I upload the same video twice on my channel, will it be a problem?

A. It might be. Channels who upload the same video/content over and over are considered to spread spam, hence they run the risk of termination.

First of all, you can not upload the same video (same length and content) on your channel for a second time. If you do, YouTube’s automated system will be able to detect it. It will then reject the upload by marking it as duplicate content and show you the link to the original video. But it is possible to upload almost the same content again by modifying the original video a little bit. If you continue this practice on your channel for many videos, you’ll be caught sooner or later, then your channel might be suspended.

Q. I mistakenly provided a US physical address on my AdSense account, although I’m from India. Now I’ve requested for PIN three times, but didn’t receive any PIN mail yet. What to do?

A. Our advice is, you need to change your physical address first. If you had provided a US address while applying for AdSense account, you may not be able to change the country, hence the physical address as well. But if you firstly provided the correct address, then mistakenly changed it to a US address, then you may be able to back to Indian address. Actually the whole thing sounds fishy to us, because you’re never supposed to be allowed to change country in the first place.

Anyway, if you’re somehow able to change the physical address on AdSense to your current address in India, you need to upload an official document containing your address on your AdSense account. Example of such document is bank statement, utility bill etc. Once you’re able to upload such a document, your AdSense account should be instantly verified. We guess you should read the following article from our blog in this regard:

Riddles new YouTubers face – Did you too go through these situations?

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Q. What is the function of AdMob?

A. AdMob is basically a special feature or part of AdSense. It is used to serve ads on Android apps whereas AdSense ads are served on YouTube videos and websites. If you create an app and then upload it on Google Play Store, you can use AdMob to monetize your app. That way you may be able to earn handsome amount depending on the effectiveness and popularity of your app.

If you know good level of coding, you can create your own app. Then again, there are websites and web services out there who help to create Android apps just like that, without any coding experience. For example, if you have an website, you can create its app version using those services.

Q. I have earned 10k views on my channel. Most of my videos are in Bangla. Should I change the titles of the videos before applying for AdSense?

A. Well, Google recently approved Bangla contents on websites to be monetized with AdSense. We don’t know yet what they’re going to deceide about YouTube videos. But we guess that Bangla will be included as a supported language in AdSense for YouTube videos too.

Since you already have earned 10k (a significant number of) views with Bangla titles, you should not change your video titles and tags on a massive scale. Because if you do that, your channel may get community strikes based on multiple server violation. So we suggest that you go ahead and apply for AdSense with your videos titled in Bangla. The same is applicable for other unsupported languages in YouTube videos.

Well, for your information, previously YouTube always approved AdSense for channels in any languages whatsoever. But recently, YouTube/Google have been more strict(?) than ever. That’s why it may be tough to get approved for AdSense while majority of your YouTube videos are in Bangla. If your channel is not approved for AdSense after repeated appeals, then you can join a MCN like MediaCube.Network. Go ahead and follow my referral link to join it. The link is given above, in a previous Q&A.

How to report a YouTube channel – When someone has really crossed the line

If you think a certain YouTube channel has really crossed the line, it’s okay to report that channel. Just don’t misuse this procedure to cause harm to someone who is innocent in YouTubing activities – even if they might be your deadly enemy. So here we come up with an ultimate post – How to report a YouTube channel.

When you visit a channel’s homepage, you have an option to report/flag that channel. This option is supposed to be in the upper right corner. But now a days YouTubers are very smart, some are even cunning. These people may improvise their channel homepage in such a way that you may not find a direct way to report that channel. In that case, you should attempt to report any video on that channel. When you’re about to choose an option to report the video, you’ll get to see the little blue link saying ‘Report a channel’, you need to click on it then. You’ll now be directed to a page where you’ll get to see the following reporting options.

How to report a YouTube channel

Harassment and cyberbullying

If you think a certain channel/YouTube account is harassing you in a way, you can take actions against it. May be they have uploaded one or more videos with a view to harass you. May be they are harassing you in some other way, like mentioning you or your channel in various YouTube videos’ comment sections. Whatever it is, if you think they’re doing it illegally and you don’t deserve it, then you have to choose this option ‘Harassment and Cyberbullying’ while reporting that YouTube account/channel.

At this stage you may be asking as to what is cyberbullying. To put in simple terms, Cyberbullying is the practice of violating online rules, regulations and protocols. Or in other words, being inappropriate and indecent in language or actions or both towards someone in the virtual (internet-based) world is called cyberbullying. When someone uses the internet and/or any social media platform like Facebook, YouTube to harass you or let you down, this activity is actually cyberbullying. (This article is on How to report a YouTube channel)

To know more about ‘harassment and cyberbullying’ click on the following link. This one is provided by YouTube itself.


New YouTubers often try to make their channel look like an established/famous channel. That way they expect to draw more attention and viewers towards their YouTube channel. They often use confusing names for their channels, so general viewers get mixed up and end up being on their creepy channel/videos and have bad user experience. (This article is on How to report a YouTube channel)

Some people even use someone else’s logo and channel art, so that their channel looks like another’s. This practice is known as impersonation. If someone impersonates your channel or simply your YouTube account, then you can report them. When ‘impersonation’ is found by YouTube officials, they instantly terminate those channels.

Violent threats

I guess you all know what violent threats are, so no further explaining that, just an example may suffice here. A few days ago, I saw a Facebook video where a Bangladeshi expatriate was threatening the prime minister of the country, Sheikh Hasina with a sharp instrument in his hand. Now this is surely a perfect example of violent threats. I think nobody would do such thing on YouTube. But if someone even gets close doing that, their YouTube channel will certainly be terminated right after reporting. (This article is on How to report a YouTube channel)

Child Endangerment

I don’t want to give another example of child endangerment on this blog, as I already mentioned this in a previous article. You may go ahead and read that, link is given below. The ‘child abuse’ section describes the example I’m talking about.

How to report a YouTube video: In case you found infringing videos on YouTube

Hate speech against a protected group

Here ‘protected group’ means people who are already revered and respected by most. I can give you an example here, it’s about a publications company I worked for a couple of years. (This article is on How to report a YouTube channel)

Now if I mention that company’s name and describe how rudely they behaved with me, it might be considered a ‘hate speech’ against that company; because to most people of my country that company still has clean image. Here it really doesn’t matter whether I’m speaking truth or not, because YouTube is not a place for judgement or putting your personal opinion that might hurt at least a few people. YouTube is supposed to be a place for entertainment and education.

So the bottom line is that nobody is allowed to offer a hate speech here against anybody else. If ‘hate speech’es are found and reported, the channel is bound to be terminated. (This article is on How to report a YouTube channel)

Spam and scams: how to report a youtube channel

In August 2016, I uploaded a few videos on a newly created YouTube channel. Those videos were basically clips that showed what my nephew and niece did in a shopping mall and a park. As far as I’m concerned, YouTube is NOT a place for personal videos. If you upload just one or two personal videos on your YouTube account/channel, it might be okay. But when you upload a lot of personal videos on your YouTube account, it may be an issue. This is specially true if (somehow) many people find your videos useless and non-entertaining. If they choose to report your videos/channel as spam, it could be terminated overnight.

Now let me give an example of ‘scams’. I told you in a previous article that my first ever YouTube channel was suspended due to comment spamming. Well, I might be wrong about that. May be it was terminated because some people thought I showed ‘predatory behavior’. Then again, may be it was because a few people thought I adopted means of ‘scams’. Actually there was a ground for such assumption, I can’t exactly blame them for it. I hope you’re familiar with my comment on my YouTube videos that got my channel suspended.

The comment and the ‘scam’

‘Dear viewers, recently some people have been illegally uploading my videos on their channels. If you happen to find such a channel, be sure to report them. Such thieves and bandits should be banned from YouTube anyway.’

This was my common comment in the last few videos of my first ever YouTube channel. No sooner had I posted this comment in three or four of my videos than my channel got terminated. I guess people might have reported my channel for adopting unfair means aka scams. They thought I wanted to eliminate my competitors, that’s why I was urging them to report their channels, which was not the case actually. Still just think about it – I didn’t provide any proof that I had not sold my contents to other people.

Someone may argue that I previously had sold those videos to other people, or had granted permission to upload them. Now I had troubles with these people, so I decided to get their channels terminated one way or the other. Well, if I really had this sort of evil motive, I would be said to have adopted unfair means or scams. If you ever think a certain channel has adopted such scams, don’t feel hesitated to report it. (This article is on How to report a YouTube channel)

I could have gone through sub-sections as well, but that would make this post a 4000 words article. That’s why, I’d like to put an end to today’s post right here.

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Happy New Year 2018 – A different type of post at the beginning of the new year

happy new year 2018

Thank you all my readers and followers! Happy new year 2018 to you all. Thank you for staying and sticking with me. May the new year bless you with whatever you want! This is basically a welcome post on the occasion of the new year.

In this post I’m going to tell you something different – something I never told you before. Up until now you have seen only the technical side of me. But today I’m going to introduce you to my romantic side as well. Actually I’m willing to share something about my personal life and past experience with you guys. Hope you will be along!

And for the tech lovers, don’t worry, I’m going to teach you something new even on this very post. Okay, let me start now. It’s about love life, it’s about romanticism! Did you ever fall in love? If you did, how many times? Were you able to pass some quality time with your loved ones? Do you have loving memories with them? I, for one, do. So here it goes!

The first girl I’m going to talk about was my student a few years ago. Surely the relationship between us was more than just a teacher-student relation (if you know what I mean). We had a good time together for almost one year and a half. Later we had a little bit of misunderstanding between us and eventually we broke up. Since then I have been following her on Facebook, either from my own id or someone else’s id. (This is a Happy new year 2018 post)

Hide your Facebook profile: Get rid of spys and strangers

Happy new year 2018 Jenny

She never showed her full face until recently. Yes, yesterday she just uploaded a wonderful image of hers as Facebook account’s profile pic. I got mesmerized to see that. But within a short I noticed that she was basically trying to show her engagement ring in her ‘ring finger’. I had nothing to say, but just to be happy for her.

Yes, no matter what, I’m happy that she’s engaged and going to be married soon. Knowing that I will never avail her, what other choice do I have? Well, want to know something that I’ve been doing secretly? I have been collecting her images from her Facebook profile. It wasn’t easy, she kept all the images sort of private, still I was able to do that. Now I’m going to let you know how. That’s the technical part of this post. (This is a Happy new year 2018 post)

DU Recorder is the name of the magic that helped me do it

I did this with the help of an Android app in my mobile phone. The name of the Android app is DU Recorder, you’ll find that in Google Play Store. I hope it is also available in Apple Store. Once you’ve installed the app in your phone, you need to run the app and go to its settings. Then slide the ‘Screenshot’ option from null to orange. Thus you’ll be able to take screenshots now.

Now visit any person’s Facebook profile and click on any image, even the profile pic. If you’re unable to directly save it into your device, then take a screenshot using DU Recorder. Once the shot is taken, you’ll have option to edit it by selecting the ‘pencil’ icon. If you click on that icon, you’ll see a few sub-options below. Choose the ‘crop’ option; an elliptical frame will show up. Resize it as per your choice by tapping, holding down and dragging on the screen. Then hit the ‘Save’ button. (This is a Happy new year 2018 post)

If you use your full attention, you’ll be able to make it look like it was never collected from Facebook and edited. However, be sure to NOT use these images for ugly purposes. Take me for example; although I uploaded the pics here, but I never revealed their identity. That way their privacy is not invaded. Because many beautiful girls look almost the same. Now, speaking of beautiful girls, how about the one in the following image?

Happy new year 2018 Farhanah

I know what you’re going to say: she’s not that cute like the first girl. Yeah, I confess that. But this girl is a highly educated one (still doesn’t compare to me!). Actually, she is from the same University and department I’m from, only a couple of years junior to me by age. I knew she always had a soft corner for me. I’m not sure whether it was because I was her departmental elder brother or something else. But I have to confess, I had soft corner for her too. I graduated from University with her and her batch mates.

Later I happened to meet her on an interview, for a job as a Writer/Editor at a publications company. Although she could easily avail a much better job, I just never figured out why she had gone there. However, interestingly enough, she just copied my answer scripts and availed the job for herself whereas I was kind of thrown out. I never thought this could happen while I was allowing her to copy my scripts. (This is a Happy new year 2018 post)

Anyway, I badly needed that job, but it was snitched away by her. So I started working as a freelancer for that company at the same department (Physics). She was then the second in charge of the department. I confess that I couldn’t always behave appropriately thinking the deception I just had to go through. She also treated me rudely on a couple of occasions. Later she left that job to pursue a technical career which she deserved, I just remained stuck with that publications company. Indeed, I finally had success as a writer and editor in that department once she was gone.

No matter what, I still had soft corner for her. I even sent her a friend request on Facebook, but she declined that. I guess she was a proud girl. Also she may not have forgotten the misunderstanding that we had between us on a couple of occasions. Nevertheless she had me on her gmail contact list and intentionally/unintentionally kept sending me inviting links to join different social media networks like Instagram, LinkedIn etc. I was pissed off at this and rudely told her to take me off her gmail contact list. She must have been hurt, but trust me, I had no other option for this play minded girl. (This is a Happy new year 2018 post)

Well, a few months ago I found that she didn’t quit on me yet. She contacted me on Facebook for some casual conversation. I cordially welcomed her as I had already forgotten the previous incidents. But she didn’t forget any of them; her activities and behavior clearly indicated that. Finding no other way, I just had to start a long term ‘mind game’ with her! As a part of that game, recently I messaged her that I was willing to see her. She then uploaded the above image as her profile pic, but made it undownloadable. Still I collected it, didn’t I?

I have some plans for her which I’m not going to share with everybody. Do you have any idea why that is? If you do, let me know in the comment box.

Happy new year 2018 once again

By the way, happy YouTubing to all YouTubers in 2018. Just know that your YouTubing experience will be smoother if you join a dependable and promising MCN like MediaCube.Network. Anyone like to join it may follow my referral link: