[Ads-l] Word: demonetize - block advertising revenue

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Sep 5 20:19:51 EDT 2016

The way it happened, it sounds like some occult force put the (invisible) demon in demonetize.

> On Sep 5, 2016, at 4:16 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> The word "demonetize" has been assigned a new meaning in the world of
> YouTube videos. If Google decides that a video is not "advertiser
> friendly" then the video is "demonetized".  The creator of a video
> that has been demonetized receives no additional advertising revenue
> from Google for the designated video. Here is an instance (in the
> subject line and body). Spelling errors are in the original text.
> Date: 9/15/14
> Subject: My videos are beeing systematically demonetized
> Poster: 4 Clever Apes
> Forum: productforums.google.com
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__productforums.google.com_forum_-23-21topic_monetization-2Don-2Dyoutube_2FWM5bnzWxc&d=CwIFaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=9yH61qSRNOyBclWM1PbYhKyPLKNldruDg2-LAF6she0&s=rXngHLFKKTh4EkkVHIJsLP3mdFhuVD_GnWZZCr5Crcc&e= 
> [Begin excerpt]
> Hello, I have huge problem. This was the problem in at least 10 other
> threads just last week, so it´s pretty big issue not just for me, but
> for many people, and as such, I think it should be of utmost
> importance to repair this issue.
> Problem: I upload my gameplay videos (devs and publishers have no
> problem with it) and I monetize them. After one-two days they start to
> demonetize just like that. It´s simply not monetized again, and I
> can´t enable monetization on them again. When I try to monetize them
> again, it says, this video can´t be monetized (which of corse is not
> true, because developer has no problem with it, and there is no claim
> on this content).
> [End excerpt]
> Garson
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