As a YouTuber, you must have known that your YouTube channel can be suspended if you go against the YouTube policies. But do you know what are those specific things that can trigger the suspension of your YouTube channel? If your answer is ‘no,’ this article may prove useful for you.
In this article, we have compiled a few specific things that YouTube doesn’t allow to the YouTubers. Let’s check out those things below:
According to YouTube community guidelines, inappropriate content refers to:
Sensitive Content- According to YouTube community guidelines, sensitive content is anything that:
- Endangers the child safety and attack physical and emotional well-being of minors (younger than18 years old)
- Promotes and involves nudity and sexual content
- Promotes and involves self-harm and suicide
- Involves misleading custom thumbnails
- Uses vulgar language
Violent and Dangerous Content- According to YouTube community guidelines, violent and dangerous content is anything that:
- Involves hate speech against anyone
- Threatens individual (especially harassment and cyberbullying)
- Promotes dangerous activities and practices that can lead to serious injuries and death
- Praises and promotes criminal organizations
- Involves blood and violence
- Spreads wrong information related to COVID-19
Promotional Content for Illegal Products- According to YouTube community guidelines, promotional content for illegal products is anything that:
- Intends to buy and sell firearms or feature firearms
- Praises and features illegally regulated products
If your YouTube videos involve any of the above-mentioned inappropriate content, your channel is at higher risk of getting suspended. You should immediately stop featuring inappropriate content on your channel and make necessary changes.
Spammy and Deceptive Practices
Many creators on YouTube do some spammy and deceptive practices to increase YouTube views and subscribers, while it is completely against the YouTube community guidelines. Some of the spammy and deceptive practices (as explained in the YouTube community guidelines) are as follows:
Fake Viewers and Subscribers- YouTube doesn’t allow fake engagement, whether it is about buying and selling fake viewers and subscribers or increasing other metrics using spammy methods.
Impersonation- YouTube doesn’t allow any content that tends to impersonate a person or a channel.
Putting Links in Content- YouTube doesn’t allow creators to put links within their content that redirect to particular websites featuring inappropriate content.
Spams, Scams, and Other Deceptive Practices- YouTube doesn’t allow anything that tends to take advantage of the YouTube community in a wrongful way.
These are some of the spammy and deceptive practices that can trigger permanent termination of your YouTube channel. If your channel involves any of the above-mentioned spammy and deceptive practices, your channel may be suspended soon. To avoid termination of your channel, you should immediately stop practicing spammy activities and make all the necessary changes to your videos and channel.
Apart from these guidelines, YouTube has many different policies for creators, including terms of service, copyright, Google AdSense program policy, advertisers-friendly guidelines, channel monetization policies, etc. You can learn about these policies and guidelines from Google support.
Every creator must follow all these YouTube policies and guidelines as a violation of these policies often trigger the channel’s termination.