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Bristol Palin Lawsuit Win Helps YouTube Partners

Bristol Palin, the daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and a reality TV show star, just won a defamation lawsuit filed against her. The win, reported by TMZ.com, may open the door for a clarification of the rights of YouTube Partners. I saw that because of the reasons stated for why the lawsuit was […]

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Shiva Rajaraman Of YouTube Reports On The State Of YouTube

Shiva Rajaraman, Director, Product Management at Google YouTube starts Play 2012. Shiva’s talking to the Play 2012 Conference audience and asked “How many people have used YouTube in the last week?” About 90 percent of the audience raised their hands. But when he asked how many people went on YouTube yesterday, only a handful of […]

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YouTube’s Robert Kyncl Keynote At MIPCON 2012

Robert Kyncl, YouTube Global Head of Content, gave a great speech at MIPCON 2012 that’s very much like the one he gave at CES 2012 Las Vegas. The overall focus was that content is king and the cost barrier to entry for a content creator is lower than ever. In other words, you can produce […]

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YouTube Adds “Estimated Minutes Watched” To YT Partner Analytics

YouTube consistently makes it easier to determine how a YouTube Partner’s video sharing business is performing. When this vlogger became a YouTube Partner in 2008, and thus able to earn money from video traffic via Google AdSense, YouTube’s online ad placement system, there was no built-in system of data collection so I could fine-tune my […]

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Is YouTube Killing Viral Videos?

Is the viral video dead? In installing an algorithm to favor “engagement” over clicks, and seemingly in response to the “Reply Girls” controversy, where two women specialized in making videos that were responses to the most popular videos on YouTube. The problem is that, in making this change, YouTube has damaged the dollar earning of […]

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YouTube / Google AdSense December Algorithm Change Harms Partners

A number of YouTube Partners, including this video blogger, have complained of a sudden and dramatic decrease in revenue starting in late December (though Zennie62’s decrease has not been as great as most). The place for the complaints, the YouTube Partner Forum, is packed with complaints like this one: Hello I am not a youtube […]