Why are adverts not appearing on my YouTube video?

We’re not mathematicians but we sure know how to ad 🧠

YouTube uses ads across videos for monetisation purposes. These are run automatically by YouTube, so ads might appear on your uploaded videos even if you haven’t monetized the videos yourself. The ads should be relevant to the viewer, but you can amend your preferences as a user to ensure you’re seeing the types of ads which fit your lifestyle.

If you wanted to monetise your channel, you will need to apply for the YouTube Partner Programme. For information on eligibility, click here. Please consider that YouTube may place ads on videos in channels not in the YouTube Partner Program.

For further information on monetising with YouTube through RouteNote, click here.

If you’ve submitted your video for monetisation but ads are not appearing on your YouTube video, this could be for numerous reasons. The first thing would be to ensure that your channel is eligible to monetise.

There are a few types of videos that are not eligible to monetise with ads:

Please also make sure:

  • That your video has the right settings; Ad formats are turned on your video.
  • That your video meets the guidelines; Content in the video is advertiser-friendly (check the self-certification guidelines and examples on that page)

If you’re still having issues, please visit YouTube’s Help Centre for further information on ad issues.

If you have any further queries, feel free to get in touch with us!

See also:
When will I see my YouTube statistics?
Why is my release on a Various Artists channel on YouTube?
How do I add my YouTube channel to the allow list to avoid content ID claims?

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