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Youtube’s new partner rules are an end of Long Tail

Youtube recently changed its Partner program guidelines under which you can only monetize your videos if you meet these two conditions

  1. You have 1000 subscribers
  2. You have at least 4000 hrs of viewing time in past 12 months

I find both these rules unfortunate and detrimental to a lot of creators (including myself) .

For larger channels it implies that they now have a bigger pie to share amongst themselves ,assuming the advertisers spend remains same.

For YouTube it implies more lock in on larger channels (their earnings may go up) and less number of channels breaking community guidelines since they have more to lose.

Unfortunately for creators who do not meet one of the above two guidelines , it is a goodbye .

If I were to use my own channel on poetry as an example, I at the moment meet both the guidelines. I have more than 4000 hrs of viewing time in past 12 months and about 7000 subscribers , but

  • I no longer actively create videos(at least  not at the level I used to)
  • Most of my traffic is organic, which is steady but low
  • Some of my older poetry videos get picked up once in a while and go semi viral , driving traffic beyond 4000 hours, but that is not very sustainable.
  • I record poetry , not the most popular genre.

Madhur Chadhas poetry channel stats

For a creator like me, YouTube may no longer be a viable option. How do I make sure I have 4000 hours of video plays every year? I need to keep producing videos if I want to keep earning. I cannot kick my feet up and have that passive earing (however low it may be, it feels good ).

I am pretty sure a lot of people will resort to questionable techniques

  • Employ third-party to play videos in some click farm.
  • Stuff their videos with empty spaces, instead of quality trying to make sure people stick around a little longer.
  • Buzzfeed kind of videos– “watch till the end to know ABC”.
  • Auto play of your videos.

YouTube probably found these numbers based on analysis of it’s whole universe. I would have loves to see category based limits.

Eg: For Vine stars it could be 1000 hrs , for poetry 2000 hrs…for News it can be 4000 hrs. Every Genre will have a different video length and watch percentage that is considered good.

Because not every video ,every  genre is equal. This broad brush stroke may be the end of road for many not so popular genres.

 

 

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Baat itni si thi –original duet song (full text)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kgx6D9F4Gtk]

 

kabhi kabhi kuch na hoker bhi, bahut kuch ho jata hai ….

dooriyaan itni bad jati hain ,pyaar na jane kahaan mar jata hai …

pyaar mein aisa bhi hota hai yaaron ….

ek to aage bad jata hai..doosra wahin peeche reh jata hai ….

 

Baaat itni si thi

koi baat hi na thi

Hum yun hi biathe rahe

tum aaoge khud se kehte rahe

Tum jo na aaye

kaise samjhayein

 

 

Teri aankhein ,wo teri baatein

wo pyaari  si …raatein

Kaise bholoonga tu bata de

mujhe aise na saza de

 

 

ek sapna meine dekha

Pyara sa ghar dekha

meri sanson mein bas tum ho

har hansi mein sirf tum ho

 

ke baat itni si thi

koi baat hi na thi

 

Aise bathi na raho,kuch to bolo

 

[Female]

baatttttttt……… itni si hai

koiiiiiiiiiiii……… baat hi nahi

tummmmm……. chahe baithe raho

chaheeeeeee……….. jo bhi kehte raho

mein……….  na aaon

.kaise tumkoooo…….. samjhaoon

 

pyaar meine….. bhi kiya tha

dil meine ……..bhi diya tha

par mein thi ……tum nahi the

sirf khaabon mein ….bas wahi the

 

kya karti …..teri yaaadein

bad chali mein …..raahon mein

mujheeeee……. kya pata tha

ki tu ab bhi….. wahaan tha

 

baatttttttt……… itni si hai

koiiiiiiiiiiii……… baat hi nahi

 

[F]Samjho meri baat ko,sab khatam ho chuka hai

[M]khatam par kaise

[F]Kya matlab kaise,tumne hi kiya bahut der kar di tumne aane mein

 

 

[M]

Mana mein der bahut ki

jana meine der nahut ki

par saason mein bas tum the

dil ki dhadkan mein bhi tum the

 

 

 

 

Pyaar karta hoon na bol paya

dooor tumse na ja paaya

aaj hoon  tere aage

tere dil mein bhi pyaar jaage

 

 

[F]Bahut mushkil se sambhala hai apne ko,fir se shuru mat karo

[M]fir se to tab shuru karoon jab khatam hua ho,pyaar karta tha karta hoon aur karta rahoonga

[F]

Jao tummm….. meri dil se

tuti hoonnn…… ab na aao

mein aage….. badna chahoon

mujhe na…… ab bulaoon

 

 

Sapne tune…. jo.dekhe  hai

wo sapne hi ab …..nahi hain

kaise tumko mein…… bataoon

aur kaise…… samjhaoon

 

[M](next 2 paras were chopped off the song )

sach bol kya kuch nahi hai

tere dil mein kya nahin hoon

manoon mein ye kaise

tu bol bholoon kaise

 

bas ek aur mauka dede

dil mein thodi panah dede

tera hoke hi rahoonga

zindagi bhar sang chaloonga

 

[M +F]

baatttttttt……… itni si hai

koiiiiiiiiiiii……… baat hi nahi

tummmmm……. chahe baithe raho

chaheeeeeee……….. jo bhi kehte raho

mein……….  na aaon

.kaise tumkoooo…….. samjhaoon

 

Female singer: Sona govind

Male singer : Madhur Chadha

Song composed by:  Madhur chadha

Music: Madhur chadha

Song title suggested by : Rushi Shah

 

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Weirdo

 

 

 

No Explanations..Just Watch with your headphones ON….

 

Weirdo .=Madhur Chadha

Music Arranged by Madhur Chadha

 

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Jamaica farewell

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4n7xOKgIhw&fs=1&hl=en_US]

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Hitting 5k Views :)

When i Saw you Standing there by  LOBO
When I Saw you Standing there by LOBO

Hit 5000 views for my first ever video on youtube …:D its not much but m Happy 🙂

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