WARNING: Don’t put “duplicative” content on your YouTube channel

Wait, did I say there are DOs?

Sorry. No. There are no DOs. Just DON’Ts.

DON’T have duplicate content on your YouTube channel.

It could cost you.

What is duplicate or “duplicative” content?

It’s when two videos on YouTube are very similar or even identical.

You shouldn’t have duplicate videos on your own channel, and you shouldn’t post videos to your channel that closely match another channel’s content. The only exception here is if you’ve taken an existing video and provided new commentary, narrative, high-quality editing, or some other element that adds value and significance to the duplicate video.

What happens if your channel has duplicative content?

According to some updated YouTube Partner Program rules, creators are now in danger of losing their channels (or their channels’ ability to monetize through the Partner Program at the very least) if they violate “duplicative content” guidelines.

YouTube explains:

“The spirit of this YPP policy is to make sure we’re only allowing channels into the program when the content adds value, and is original and relevant.”

Read more details HERE.


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