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

If you are willing to join a promising and reliable MCN, then MediaCube.Network may be the solution for you. You can even follow my referral link to join it:

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?

If you’re unable to change your country back to India, then you have only one option left for you – to join a reliable and promising multi channel network like MediaCube.Network. Well, you can follow my referral link here to join it:

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.

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