Not suitable for most advertisers Review requested

Google's Not suitable for most advertisers Review requested When I went to my YouTube dashboard to see how my videos are doing I say the dollar sign next to the image went from green to amber with "Not suitable for most advertisers Review requested" written just underneath it. I thought to myself WTF. Clicking on the dollar sign took me to the monetization page which gave me the following explanation. "Limited or no ads due to content identified as not suitable for most advertisers. Review requested.   Right now we are only able to review videos with at least 1,000 views in the past 7 days.   We'll review your video once it reaches that threshold." For a average guy who hasn't a huge following that is a pretty hard ask. The reason for this post is twofold, the first being to stir up some interest on that video to try and get the views up. The second is to get your honest opinion on the content of the video. Do you find the video offensive in any way? Do you think advertisers would find it offensive. If you like the video please give it the thumbs up and share it with your friends If you have anything at all to say just leave a comment below. Once again, here is a link to that video. What is really weird is that all those images were found using a Google search, If they really have an issue  with them maybe they shouldn't make them so readily…

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Are People Reading Your Posts

Are people reading my posts is a question that I have asked myself on a fair few occasions. It’s also a very important question because as bloggers the reason we do what we do is so people can stop by and read what we have to say. But how do you know if people are reading your posts? Is the fact that they’re leaving a comment enough proof of them reading them? If only that was a true indication!

You know as well as I do that the majority of comments left these days are by people who are only interested in getting a link back to their site. They don’t care in the slightest what you have to say and more often than not formulate their comment from your title or from quickly scanning some of your content. Sometimes their comment is so bad you know they’re full of shit and so you can spam their comment but a lot of the time their comments are so vague you’re just not sure.

Are People Reading Your Posts? How Do You Know?

The best way is to ask them a question in your post that requires a specific answer in your comments. The problem is you can’t do this in all your posts as it will get pretty tedious for your commentators commenters. Thanks Mitch:tongue_laugh_ee:

One way I’ve been doing is by asking them to do something to earn the right to leave a comment. I use this in my Friday Funnies post where I require them to LIKE my Best Gifts Idea blog. lately I’ve been promoting my YouTube videos and asking them to click on a  LINK, leaving a comment there and then LIKING the video

This may seem unusual to many who know me as I have always told everyone how they should make it as easy as possible for people to leave comments and not make them jump through hoops to do so. So, why the sudden change? There are actually two reasons. The first being because of the nature of the posts most of the comments were of the “Great Post”, “Love the jokes” and the like. They left no real substance and I just got tired of the anal commentary. (more…)

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Spam Alert! How Many Emails Does It Take?

The other day I happened upon an interesting post written by Dan Sumner titled 8 Product Promotion Tips You Won't Want To Miss. As I am want to do with interesting posts I left a comment, one that disagreed with one of the points that Dan made in his post. I got to give it to Dan, unlike some other posts where I disagreed with the blogger, Dan was most professional and we had pleasant discussion about it and by the end of it we both gave in a little saying that we were both partly right. The discussion was about the the following point in Dan's post. Importance of the product – As I mentioned above. Your subscribers need to know how important this product is to them. One email just isn’t going to cut it. You need to email every day to get the message across. Drill it into your subscribers that they need this product. Many people need convincing that they need something that works! How Many Emails Before The Spam Alarm Sounds? In my comment I said to Dan that I thought an email a day promoting the same product was a bit over the top. Perhaps it would work with some people but if anyone was to do that to me I would jump ship and ditch that sucker. According to Dan, "I have read a lot of research in one of the mastermind groups I am in and the numbers point to more sales after at least…

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