Hi fellow creators,
If you have applied for the YouTube Partner Programme before June 1st, there's some good news! YouTube finally cleared the backlog and you should hear back this week on the status of your application.
Was your application denied, then check out this topic by Leo:
Updates: All official updates by Jordan from YouTube
[July 2nd 2018 update]
Good news! For anyone who was eligible and applied for the YouTube Partner Program (YPP) before June 1st, your application has now been reviewed.
Email updates have started going out today and will continue over the next couple of days. You can also check out the Monetization Page in Creator Studio for more information once you receive the email update.
FAQS: Why wasn’t I approved for YPP at this time? If your channel doesn’t meet our Community Guidelines, AdSense Policies, and YouTube Partner Program policies, then we can’t approve your channel at this time. A few possible reasons why a channel isn’t approved: uploading duplicative content, channel impersonation, click fraud on ads, view count spam, misleading metadata.
Can I reapply for YPP? Yes! If you make updates to your content, you can reapply for YPP in 30 days. At that time, we will carefully review your application and channel. To prepare to reapply, the Monetization page in Creator Studio is the best place to visit; from there you'll see more details, help resources, and what you should do prior to submitting a new application.
Why is my application being held for an additional review? There are some channels that we’d like to look at more closely before approving or not approving for YPP and these channels are being held for an additional review. The best thing you can do is keep uploading original content as the more info/content for us to review, the better. We don't have an exact date or time frame about when these next reviews will take place (as it will vary for each channel), but you'll receive a second email update once it happens.
If I applied after June 1st or only became eligible recently, when should I expect to hear back? Now that the backlog is cleared, we’ll be reviewing applications much more quickly! So long as you meet the eligibility and program thresholds, you can expect to hear back in a month or so. Note: all applications are still manually reviewed, so it does take a bit of time!
Thanks again for everyone’s patience while we worked to clear the backlog of applications!
[June 29th 2018 update] Just wanted to let everyone know that if your channel applied for YPP and met the eligibility and program thresholds before June 1st, we’re on track to review your application and send you an email update by early next week.
We’ve already seen quite a few celebratory posts from creators here in the forum who are now approved!
If you weren’t approved at this time, please visit Creator Studio for more information, including help resources and what you should do before you reapply. If you make adjustments to your content, you can reapply in 30 days.
[April 19, 2018 update]
Thanks for your continued patience with YouTube Partner Program applications that are currently under review. We know many channels have been waiting to hear back and wanted to share an update on how we’re working to review our current backlog of applications
Why have reviews been taking so long? Last December we committed to doing more to protect the creator community from abuse. A central part of that work was spending more time carefully reviewing each channel and application for the YouTube Partner Program. We’re also training new members of the review team to ensure we’re applying our decisions consistently and giving the right channels the opportunity to monetize.
This process has taken longer than we initially anticipated and we apologize for the delays this has caused.
If you have a pending application, when should you expect to hear back?
We’ve now grown our review team and are currently moving through pending applications at a faster pace. We’re hoping to get caught up by the end of June and will let you know if anything changes.
When we review your application we look at your channel activity–things like uploaded videos, strikes, views, subs, and watch time–and you’ll be approved for YPP if everything meets our Community Guidelines and our YouTube Partner Program policies.
While you wait, please keep focusing on growing your audience! The best way to build a business and earn money on YouTube is to have an engaged audience. We have a number of resources to help you create great content, grow your audience, and get discovered.
POST EDIT 4/20 BASED ON TOP QUESTIONS & COMMENTS BELOW:
We're currently reviewing channels with the most views first, as the potential revenue is likely higher for those channels.
Note that our search & discovery systems do not take into account if a channel is monetizing, meaning monetization does not impact how videos are promoted, recommended and discovered on YouTube.
We know monetization is a really exciting and important opportunity, so thanks again for your patience as we carefully review new applications.