If you want to check if someone’s Youtube video and channel are monetized, you’re at the right place. In this post, I will share how you can check if a Youtube channel is monetized or not.
Youtube is a popular video streaming platform. Billions of users visit Youtube daily to watch different types of content in video form. According to Statista, Youtube is the second most used social media platform after Facebook with monthly active users of 2562 million.
Youtube content creators want to monetize their content on youtube in the best possible way.
Through Youtube Partner Program (YPP), Youtube allows the creators to monetize their videos and channels to monetize after fulfilling certain conditions.
You can’t be sure if someone’s Youtube video or youtube channel is monetized or not without using API Key. The reason is Youtube shows ads on even non-monetized videos and channels.
You can use Youtube studio to set and track the monetization status of your Youtube channel.
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How to Check if a YouTube Channel Is Monetized?
The main question is how we can check if a Youtube channel is monetized or not?
There is no method to check if a Youtube channel is monetized or not because now Youtube plays ads on every video irrespective of the channel’s monetization status.
Earlier it was easy to know if a Youtube channel is monetized or not because Youtube played ads only on monetized channels.
You can always find whether the Youtube channel is monetized or not by looking at their channel. If a Youtube channel has over 1000 subscribers and thousands or lakhs of views, that channel is certainly monetized.
Apart from the common observation, you can individually check whether a youtube video is monetized or not by using API tools.
How to Check if a YouTube Video Is Monetized?
Earlier it was easy to tell if a Youtube video is monetized or not because if the video has ads running on it, it is monetized, if it has no ads on it, it is not monetized. But as now Youtube runs ads on every video, irrespective of its monetization status, it is quite difficult to tell if a video itself is monetized or not.
You can know if a Youtube video is monetized by seeing the green monetization icon next to the video in Youtube Studio. Monetized videos have monetization icons on them. If the icon is green, it means your video is fully monetized, if the icon is yellow, it means it has restricted ads. Non-monetized videos have no icons or crossed icons on them.
Youtube reviews every video before monetizing it to determine whether the video is advertisement friendly or not.
As you know the monetization status can only be seen in Youtube videos, so you can’t tell looking at anyone’s video if it’s monetized or not.
How to Check if Another YouTube Channel Is Monetized?
There is no way to find if another Youtube channel is monetized because now Youtube shows ads on every channel regardless it is monetized or not.
But you can use common sense to have an idea if another Youtube channel is monetized by looking at their number of followers and views count.
As you know, you can check if a Youtube video is monetized or not only in the Youtube studio, so there is no way to tell or guess if someone else’s video is monetized. If you have any questions regarding it, let me know in the comment section.