If you thought Youtubes ad issues started just recently, think again as this video was originally released over six years ago. The last Mortal Kombat skit we posted on here called "Scorpion Makes a Snack" believe it or not had its ads removed about 7 years ago by Youtube because they thought it was not advertiser friendly at the time, simply because there was a comedic blood effect at the end for Scorpions silly finger flick attack. A year or two later they changed their mind, and a flagging system went into place which resulted in our video once again having ads.
Back then, Youtube would give you no way to appeal, and it was decided based on unclear rules and the reviewers own personal beliefs on how violent is too violent for who should and shouldn't have ads. At this same time, Shane Dawson and others had no problem making tons of ad revenue with overly gory skits where peoples heads were being cut off. This video is to show some of you newer disgruntled Youtubers that the atmosphere has been like this since the beginning, it's just that Youtube eased up for a while on their policies and has once again decided to crack down.
Because of the violent nature of our content, we've lost 85% of our revenue in the past few months, But advertisers mostly only care about the coveted 18-49 years demographic slot, which is the age range for over 80% of our audience. So why do our viewers need to be so advertiser friendly when most advertisers want to appeal to the age group that matches our demographics? Couldn't Youtube get better at tailoring ads to content so we see more appropriate ads instead of them deciding arbitrarily who is and isn't advertiser friendly?
Please support your local Youtube/Vidme creators during these tough times! Hollywood is trying to jump in now that TV's dying and attempting to take over the internet, but Hollywood was never the reason for Youtubes success and nor will it be for Vidme. So let's all stick together and keep pushing to foster a community here like the one that used to be on Youtube years ago. I'd love to hear your thoughts, experiences, etc in the comments down below! Thanks for watching, and also for reading my long rant! :)
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