Why Aren’t My YouTube Videos Earning Very Much Through Adsense Monetization?
One of the most common questions I get is “Why aren’t my YouTube videos earning very much?” or the similar “Why are you making that much on your videos when I am making much less?”.
To help everyone in one swift move I thought I would just make a simple guide that teaches you how to find out what your earning problem is for yourself. Teach a man to fish and such. Check out the video below for a run through of what you should be looking for.
The following are some of the main things that affect your YouTube Adsense earnings:
- Views - How many viewers are you actually getting per day, week, and month? A lot of people prefer to believe that their earning problem is elsewhere but simply not getting very many views is the main problem for most people. Check out my monthly YT earnings report for June for an example of how much you should be earning relative to the amount of views you are getting.
- Types of Ads Shown vs. Video Length - Videos under 1 minute long don’t earn very much at all. This is because the bulk of your earnings will actually come from pre-roll video ads, and these only appear on videos longer than one minute. Videos around 10 minutes or longer can have the option for a post-roll video ad too, and this can further increase your earnings. Even longer videos can have the option to display mid-roll ads.
- Sources of Your Views - Google is smart, they know where your viewers are coming from and they price them accordingly. Viewers that come from Google searches or YouTube searches are going to earn more than viewers from Twitter or Facebook.
- Possible Monetization Denials - Check that each of your videos has actually been approved for monetization, they might be stuck on pending or they might have been denied.
If you have any further questions or if you want me to take a look at one of your videos to see why they aren’t earning then leave a comment here or on the YouTube video. Alternatively, you can Tweet me @ZiggyDStarcraft.