YouTube terms

AdSense Account

A Google AdSense account is required for monetizing your videos and receiving payment.

What is an AdSense account in YouTube?

An AdSense account in YouTube is a system that allows video creators to earn revenue from their content. This is done through the display of advertisements on their videos, which are served by Google AdSense. When a viewer clicks on an ad or watches it for a certain amount of time, the video creator earns a portion of the revenue from that ad.

To use AdSense, a YouTube channel must first be approved for monetization. This typically requires the channel to have at least 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours in the previous 12 months. Once approved, the creator can link their YouTube channel to their AdSense account and start earning revenue. The earnings are then paid out monthly, provided they meet the minimum threshold set by Google.

How to set up an AdSense account for YouTube?

Setting up an AdSense account for YouTube involves a few steps. First, you need to have a YouTube channel and it must meet the YouTube Partner Program requirements which include having more than 4,000 watch hours in the previous 12 months and more than 1,000 subscribers. Once your channel meets these requirements, you can apply for the YouTube Partner Program from your account in YouTube Studio.

After your application is approved, you can then set up an AdSense account. Go to the AdSense website and click on "Sign Up Now". You will need to provide your Google account, website (in this case, your YouTube channel URL), and your personal information. After you've filled out the necessary information, click on "Submit" and wait for Google's approval. Once approved, you can link your AdSense account to your YouTube channel and start earning from ads on your videos.

How much can you earn from an AdSense account on YouTube?

Earnings from an AdSense account on YouTube can vary greatly depending on several factors. These include the number of views your videos receive, the number of clicks on the ads, the type of ads, and the demographics of your viewers. Some YouTubers may earn a few dollars a month, while others with a large and engaged audience can earn thousands of dollars.

However, Google pays out 68% of their AdSense revenue, so for every $100 an advertiser pays, Google pays $68 to the publisher. The actual rates an advertiser pays varies, usually between $0.10 to $0.30 per view, but averages out at $0.18 per view. Therefore, if a video gets 1,000 views, the YouTuber would earn around $18. But remember, these earnings are not guaranteed and can fluctuate based on the factors mentioned above.

Why is my AdSense account not approved for YouTube?

There could be several reasons why your AdSense account is not approved for YouTube. One common reason is that your YouTube channel does not meet the YouTube Partner Program eligibility requirements. These requirements include having at least 1,000 subscribers, 4,000 watch hours in the past 12 months, and compliance with all of YouTube's policies and guidelines.

Another reason could be that your content is not advertiser-friendly. YouTube has strict policies regarding the type of content that can be monetized. This includes restrictions on violent or graphic content, harmful or dangerous acts, hateful content, inappropriate language, and more. If your content violates any of these policies, your AdSense account may not be approved. Lastly, if you've previously had an AdSense account that was terminated due to policy violations, you may not be able to create a new one.

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