First Off, YouTube ban is a real thing! so if you’re asking ‘can YouTube ban your Channel’ then the answer is Yes.
There are a couple of reasons why YouTube may ban your channel, in this article we’ll discuss them and hot to avoid them.
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Can YouTube ban your Channel?
YouTube ban can also be referred to Account Termination, it happens when a Channel violates YouTube’s terms of service a couple of times.
Once you violate YouTube’s policies, your account may be banned in other words, removed from YouTube, and that includes all your content and monetization revenue.
Reasons Why YouTube may Ban your Channel
As I said earlier, their are a couple of reasons why YouTube may ban your Channel, and from my research, here are some of it:
- Copyright Infringement
- Hate Speech, Bullying and Harassment
- Violent or Graphic Content
- Nudity or Sexual Content
- Fake Engagements
YouTube reserves the right to ban your Channel if you frequently use copyright protected material on your videos and that includes videos, Images, Songs etc.
Once your video receives a copyright claim, YouTube will immediately notify you and based on the claimer’s demand, your channel may receive a strike.
If you get three strikes in the span of 30 days, you YouTube account may be terminated.
To avoid copyright strikes, create your own content, use free songs from the YouTube Audio Library or the NCS website.
Hate Speech, Bullying and Harassment
Your YouTube Channel may be terminated if you create content that harasses a group of people.
Examples include: Channels that promote racism, channels that promote violence against the LGBTQ community and so on.
Violent or Graphic Content
If you own a YouTube Channel, do not upload videos that promote violence or may disgust viewers.
These types of videos may include: Video of a cult clash where there is bloodshed, or videos that teaches how to kill people with knives or Guns or even domestic violence.
Once YouTube founds your Channel guilty of promoting Violent or Graphic Content, your channel may be banned straight away because you pose a risk to their reputation.
Nudity or Sexual Content
Your YouTube account will be terminated if you consistently upload videos containing sexual content.
As you should know, YouTube is not a p*rn website, so, don’t just try because their algorithm will detect and terminate your Channel ASAP.
Once you try to copy another YouTube Channel’s name, about, videos and stuff, your Channel may be terminated due to impersonation.
As I have said earlier in the article, create your own videos, you may not get a lot of fans in the beginning but it’s worth the wait.
Do not copy anybody’s content or profile picture, banner, cover photo or description to avoid account termination.
This is a policy put in place by YouTube to punish those creators who pay for views, subscribers, comments and likes.
They use tools to alter these metrics in the bid to make more ad revenue and also deceive potential viewers.
The policy also acts against YouTube Creators who use their channel to promote the tools that artificially increase views and subscribers.
See YouTube’s fake engagement policy here – https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2802168
YouTube Suspension and How it Works
YouTube may suspend your account if you violate their community guidelines and policies.
Though I’ve listed virtually every policy that you need to know about in this article, I recommend you read this article from YouTube –https://www.youtube.com/creators/how-things-work/policies-guidelines/
How Long does YouTube Suspend your account?
There two known types of YouTube Suspension: Temporary and Permanent, if you’re permanently suspended, you may never use YouTube again.
But with Temporary suspension, your account may be suspended for at least 1 week and throughout the duration of the suspension, you may be stripped of the access to uploading new content.
In Addition, if you violate another YouTube policy with 90 days of Temporary Suspension, your account may now be permanently suspended.
How to Get Back a Terminated YouTube Account
The YouTube employees do not have time to watch every video uploaded on YouTube everyday, so robots and algorithms do it for them.
Therefore, your YouTube Channel may be Terminated for no reason, if that is the case, then you have to appeal to them.
Appealing for a terminated YouTube Account
Before getting on with the appeal process, it’s recommended that you read the YouTube Community Guidelines and see whether your Channel has ever been in violation of any of them.
Then Watch The video Below and see how TheStartupBros, recovered a Terminated YouTube account in 2 Weeks.
Conclusion on whether YouTube can ban your Account
With that, this article on can YouTube ban your channel comes to an end, I hope your channel will be reinstated after you read through this article.
Got Any Questions you want to Ask on YouTube ban, Termination or Suspension? ask me in the comments.