Good morning all!
As I mentioned previously, I had a YouTube channel terminated without any warning. I appealed but to no avail.
Many other channels have been terminated or demonetized (for some reason I always misread that as demonized! ) - some for obvious reasons, others like mine where the reason hasn’t been so clear, but ‘ToS’ are always mentioned.
When discussing YT terminations in a very respectable FB group, one poster said this:
I think sometimes, when it comes to manual reviews, you get one person who reviews it and thinks it’s all fine. You get another who doesn’t like it.
A very understandable response.
My confidence with using video on YT as a marketing tool has taken a battering and it got me thinking. If it’s so easy to lose a 3rd party marketing channel, should I still continue to think that offering services dependent on any 3rd party channel is a good idea?
Not just YT - I’ve seen a friend lose a Twitter channel, again ToS cited.
Is using 3rd party websites as part of a marketing strategy worth doing at all when they can be deleted on a whim?
Should I still be offering video services to clients, when I know they could also have their channels closed? I understand that all activities in life carry an element of risk, but I’d hate to pass that risk onto paying clients.
Should I still be posting articles on my blog etc. that video and social media marketing are the greatest things since sliced bread, but fail to mention that it can all go horribly wrong?