How to Find Out Why Your Video was Removed from YouTube

(YouTube Article – by Joe Tracy, copyright 2009) It can be frustrating to finish a video you worked hard on only to have it deleted by YouTube after you’ve uploaded it. Whether the video was up for one hour or two years, you may not have a clue as to why the video was removed.

YouTube has strict Guidelines that provide reasons a video may be removed. You may have used copyright music, had too much violence in your movie, or any other number of reasons. If, after reading the guidelines, you still don’t have a clue as to why your video was deleted from YouTube, then here are the steps you can follow to find out why:

Step 1: Go to http://www.google.com/support/youtube/bin/answer.py?answer=136154

Step 2: Answer “Yes” to the question, “was your video removed?”

Step 3: Click “I don’t know” to the follow up question.

Step 4: Click “contact us”

Step 5: Fill out the form then click Continue. YouTube will send you a response (this will not be immediate) as to why your video was removed.

If you feel your video was removed unjustly and you wish to appeal then read our article, “How to Appeal Removal of a Video on YouTube“.

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