A shift in the way google approves advertisers on Youtube has come into force last week. No longer is it possible to start a channel or launch a youtube video and begin to make revenue via Adsense. Now all publishers must be approved and have more than 10,000 views on youtube to carry adverts.
The shift in policy is to ensure that google ads are more tailored and appropriate for users as many large companies have begun to pull ads from their videos as spammers and irrelevant content was being displayed. Marks and Spencers as well as other large publishers began to pull ads from youtube is they were being displayed on Islamic State Promotional videos and the likes.
Indexing video content is a tough job for google and sites like daily motion and as such manual review appears to be the way google is heading with this channel as a means of ensuring large advertisers that their platform is safe and secure and more importantly relevant to user input of search.