So I just found out about this new YouTube policy about monetizing your videos via CPM of views. I was looking through some MMORPG gameplays on YouTube when I stumbled on Swifty's video about YouTube monetization wherein he said that he isn't getting any more revenue from his uploads which have more or less a million views per popular videos. So basically, you get money per thousand views of your videos aside from the ads right. But he said that there is more to that. This is what I noticed a couple of weeks ago when I tried to "cheat the system" about the total views of one of my video (which by the way has 500+ views -_- ).
The thing this, YouTube now has a smart anti-spam/bot feature wherein all views from the same IP will be considered as 1 view. In case you are wondering, on the previous years, you can just spam refresh a video when it reaches to like 10 to 30 seconds and the number of views will also increase. So people took advantage of that and build bots to do those instead. And yes, they have headquarters paying people to do that. They probably have softwares that changes their IPs every minute so that YouTube will think that nothing fishy is going on.
Another thing, to all gamers out there who are uploading their gameplays on YouTube, all revenues that you earn on a certain video will automatically be -50%. It's one of YouTube's policy wherein racist, discrimination and other violent videos will be deducted drastically and the sad part is, video games are on that list. Also, any bad or curse words, there is a penalty for that as well.