Understand the YouTube Self Certification Program for Monetizing Creators

YouTube Self-Certification is a pilot accessing tool, which will check if a video is going to have a limited ad slots or a complete ad slot and makes equal monetization much easier. Self certification will make the monetization process much smoother with fewer false positive demonetizations. 

YouTube relies on machine learning and human input to decide what contents complies with there advertiser friendly guidelines. In other words what content can get you a yellow dollar($) which is limited ads or a green dollar($) which is fully monetizable. The inputs you make are used to decide what ads will run your video. Check the category below to know the inputs.


YouTube Self-Certification Categories?

1. Inappropriate language:

\tWords like (\"hell\", \"damn\"), censored profinity in the title or thumbnail, strong \tprofinity like (f-word) or strong          profinity in the music video.

1. Drug Related Contents:

\tIllegal, recreational, or regulated substances.

2. Hateful Content:

\tContents that are likely to offend a marginalized individual or group

3. Firearms Related Contents:

\tShow real guns or fake guns

4. Sensitive Issues:

\tIssues dealing to war, death or tragedy

If your content is advertiser friendly the only process is to turn on the Monetization and select none of the above checkbox.



How to request for a manual YouTube Self-Certification Review?

If you are not sure on how to rate your video using the YouTube Self-Certification, Under the inappropriate content, select the second option and request for a manual human review. When a human review is done, They will leave some notes as to why you are giving a limited ad slot or not.

Note: If you fail to review your content perfectly, YouTube automatically defaults back to using automated systems. However repeatedly mis-representing you content can lead to YouTube YPP. Which means your channel will be reviewed again for YouTube partner program. But if you rate your contents accurately, YouTube is going to trust your future ratings instead of the automated systems. 


Why Self-Certification?

1. \tYour input can help YouTube make monetization decisions faster and more \taccurately. With Self-Certification:

2. \tYou can tell YouTube what’s in your video.

3. \tYouTube automated systems will then make a decision. 

4.\tIf you disagree with You tube's automated systems, you have the option to request a \thuman \treview. 

5. \tThe reviewer will check out your video, and provide feedback. You’ll be able to see \twhere \tyou and the reviewer disagree (for example, “inappropriate language” or \t“sensitive \tissues”) on content within that video. 

How to read your accuracy rating?

To read your accuracy rating, go to your channel rating using this link. https://studio.youtube.com/channel/UC/videos/contentratings

If you consistently and accurately rate your videos, we’ll rely on your input over our automated systems. Your input will also be used to improve our systems for the entire community of monetizing creators.