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dnm2112

9:16 pm on Feb 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Here's a question... One of my sites is a video site I set up, early on to show niche videos, that I do (fishing)

Soon after that it became evident that using youtube to host my videos was alot cheaper and more reliable than doing it myslef. so I uploaded to you-tube, embedded my own videos in my site and let the google ads run. I do alright with Google ads on this particular site. but is all my own content.

My question if I see another good video on Youtube, embed it on a page in my site, and add google ads to that page, am i doing anything wrong? I know YouTube doesnt care but would the adsense side care?

It seems to me that I would be making $$ off of someone elses work? Is that kosher? Or by using youtube, is the user opening himself up to this kind of traffic. I do know theres an option to not allow embedding...

Ive seen videos embeeded in other sites, and i know ive had mine embeeded in other peoples sites..

I had a look through googles policies, but cant find anything thats spells it out for me.. just wondering what other peoples thoughts are.

Ive also done a search on this site, but didnt come up with anything that answered my question..

bgd2006

1:54 am on Feb 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I would think the first thing you'd want to do is enable AdSense for use with your YouTube account. This way hopefully your videos will get to the point where they have ads embedded in them. I'm not sure what triggers that on YouTube as it's not automatic process. I'm guessing a certain number of views in a certain amount of time?

jetteroheller

2:55 pm on Feb 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

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enable AdSense for use with your YouTube account


How does this work?

I did not find it out until now

YouTube is so confusing.

bgd2006

4:59 pm on Feb 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I thought they had changed the program but apparently it is still invite only?

[google.com...]

dnm2112

8:54 pm on Feb 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I have a couple of my videos that got invited.. I think they have to have over 50,000 views.. that was what mine were at...

gohome

12:45 pm on Feb 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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My question if I see another good video on Youtube, embed it on a page in my site, and add google ads to that page, am i doing anything wrong?


I have a very large content site and when I add a new article I'll always try to hunt down a related video on Youtube to embed into the article.

Now if you were embedding a video into a page with nothing but Adsense then that could be seen as a MFA.

This is something you may want to pass onto the Google Adsense team for confirmation, build a sample page and send them the link.

bgd2006

1:44 pm on Feb 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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"Now if you were embedding a video into a page with nothing but Adsense then that could be seen as a MFA."

If this were the case then 99% of YouTube pages themselves would be considered MFA. Of course since Google owns YouTube I guess they could look past that.

I personally wouldn't send an example page to Google because if you force the issue you could get a technical answer that isn't in your favor.

Lame_Wolf

6:08 pm on Feb 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I personally wouldn't send an example page to Google because if you force the issue you could get a technical answer that isn't in your favor.


Oh, and finding out later that they've banned you is better ?

I would send them an example. It will either be a yes or no.
If yes, then great.
If no, oh well, move on. At least your account is safe.

StoutFiles

6:14 pm on Feb 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Or with Google's customer service, it could be never.

Lame_Wolf

6:38 pm on Feb 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Or with Google's customer service, it could be never.

They will, but knowing what poor service they provide, they will probably receive an automated email informing that you visit their spammy google groups.

Then, a few days later, you'll receive a "how well did we do" email.

Pathetic.

Lame_Wolf

6:39 pm on Feb 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Failing everything else, you could ask the poster of the material if it okay to put on xyz site. [and keep any emails as proof.]

dnm2112

7:00 pm on Feb 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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"you could ask the poster of the material if it okay to put on xyz site. [and keep any emails as proof.] "

Hmm... I never thought of that!

JS_Harris

2:25 pm on Mar 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

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or... you could just copy and paste the embed code youtube provides and not worry about it. The person sharing the video on youtube can set the video sharing to private or "on youtube only" if they wish.