How to Fix : “This account has been terminated due to multiple or severe violations of YouTube’s policy…”
YouTube is undoubtedly the best money making platform for video creators as it doesn’t ask for any kinds of initial investment. If you are creative, you can easily make thousands if not millions(Many are making millions as well). This is probably the reason why People have started showing a lot of interest in creating YouTube channels.
It’s perfectly ok if you create original and quality content and then upload it to your YouTube channel. However, not everyone does that. If you use YouTube (of course you use. Right?), you must have observed that many channels upload either copyrighted contents or contents that violate the guidelines of YouTube. To clean YouTube from these kinds of channels, YouTube keeps terminating suspicious channels.Although YouTube tries its best to penalize only useless channels, many a time, it erroneously ceases genuine channels as well.
Since you are reading this blog post, I assume that YouTube has terminated your Channel and you are looking for a way to reinstate it. If you believe that you have not violated any YouTube Guidelines and YouTube has terminated your channel by mistake, go on and read this whole article. If that’s not the case, Forget about reinstating your channel.
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How to know whether your YouTube Channel has been Terminated or not?
To know whether your YouTube channel is still active or has been terminated by YouTube, just visit your Channel. If it opens normally, there is no issue with your channel. However, if you see any termination message on your channel, it’s terminated. In a case of termination, you will see below-given screen.
How to Reinstate Your Suspended Youtube Channel?
For this, You need to file a Reconsideration request by filling this form. While filing this form, make sure that you use the Email address which is associated with your Google+ Profile linked to your YouTube channel in “Email address you use to sign in to your YouTube channel *” field. If you are using any other Email address, you are likely to receive below attached Email from firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to find the Email Address Associated with your Channel’s Google+ Profile?
- Go to this Page – https://myaccount.google.com/brandaccounts . In this page, you will see the list of all Google+ pages you have created. Choose the one which is associated with your Suspended YouTube Channel.
- Click on “View General Account Info”. See below-given screenshot for the guidance.
- Click on “Personal Info and Privacy”
- Scroll down to the Email section on the right-hand side and click on that. This should show you the email address associated with the Google Plus Page. The email address is usually in the format of channel…@pages.
- Just copy this Email Address. You need to use it while filling the Reconsideration Request.
How to file the Reconsideration Request?
- Visit this link – File a Reconsideration request.
- Fill the form that you see.
- In the first field, enter your Full Name.
- In the second field, enter the Google+ Email Address that you just obtained in above step.
- In the third field, enter your Email address.Please Note that it’s the email address in which you will receive the reply from YouTube team.
- In the fourth field, enter the URL of your Suspended YouTube Channel.
- In the fifth field, try to explain that your channel doesn’t violate any guidelines and it’s just the mistake of YouTube due to which it has been terminated. Make sure you don’t use any harsh language. Try to be polite.
- Once done, click on the “Submit” button and wait for their reply.
Normally, they reply within a week. However, there is no any such rule and they can take even few months as well. If their reply mentions any reason, you won’t be able to reinstate your YouTube channel. If that’s not the case, you would be able to reuse your YouTube channel.
Reinstate Email Screenshot from YouTube – How does it look like?
You will receive two Email from YouTube. Here are the screenshot of those Emails.
Email – 1
How to Save your YouTube Channel from getting Terminated?
If you want to save your YouTube Channel from getting Terminated, you need to follow below mentioned tips:
Respect copyright. Only upload videos that you made or that you’re authorized to use. It means don’t upload videos that someone else owns the copyright to, such as music tracks, snippets of copyrighted programs, or videos made by other users, without necessary authorizations. There are plenty of websites to get Copyright free contents. Use them.
Use of Copyright contents is one of the major reasons of channel/account termination. So, Avoid it.
Spam, misleading metadata, and scams
It’s the second most popular reason of YouTube Channel termination. People often wonder why YouTube terminates various channels that use Copyright free contents. The reason is, they use misleading Tags, Description or Thumbnail. Let me tell you, it’s not allowed. You shouldn’t use Tags in the description just for the purpose of ranking your video. In the same way, you are not allowed to use misleading tags.
Only use Tags, description, and Thumbnail that represents your video and nothing else.
Don’t Buy fake YouTube Views, Subscribers, Likes & Dislikes
These days, it’s pretty easy to find people who are selling YouTube views, Subscribers, Likes & Dislikes. New YouTube users invest a lot of money on buying such stuff with a view to popularizing their video and channel quickly. Always remember, Shortcuts always comes with a risk. So, If you are buying such stuff, there are high chances of termination of your account/channel because it’s illegal in the eyes of YouTube.
Don’t create more than 10 channels from the same Account
Although you can create up to 50 Channels from one YouTube account, you are advised not to create more than 10 accounts. It has been seen that people who create more than 10 channels are likely to face termination issue.
YouTube allows you to express your feelings. But they don’t support content that promotes or condones violence against individuals or groups based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, nationality, veteran status, or sexual orientation/gender identity, or whose primary purpose is inciting hatred on the basis of these core characteristics. So, if you are uploading videos just to abuse anyone or any group, you are asking for the trouble.
Nudity and sexual content
If a video is intended to be sexually provocative, it is less likely to be acceptable for YouTube.A video that contains nudity or other sexual content may be allowed if the primary purpose is educational, documentary, scientific, or artistic, and it isn’t gratuitously graphic. For example, a documentary on breast cancer would be appropriate, but posting clips out of context from the same documentary might not be. Remember that providing context in the title and description will help YouTube and your viewers determine the primary purpose of the video.
Violent or graphic content
It’s not okay to post violent or gory content that’s primarily intended to be shocking, sensational, or disrespectful.If the violence shown in your video is particularly graphic, please make sure to post as much information as possible in the title and metadata to help viewers understand what they are seeing.
So, stay away from posting any Video that shows violence. Don’t even use any sensational or shocking or disrespectful graphic.
Harmful or dangerous content
Don’t post videos that encourage others to do things that might cause them to get badly hurt, especially kids. These are the kinds of videos that people flag.
Remember that, if people will flag your videos, there is maximum chances that YouTube will terminate your channel/account.
Your Turn Now
I have tried my best to cover everything that can be useful for you. If you still feel I have missed something that I should have covered in this blog post, feel free to inform me.
If you have any query, you can ask the same via comment. I will try to answer all of your questions.