The YouTube restricted mode can hide some content from some people. If this
affecting you or do you just want to check to see if maybe your content has
been restricted / age restricted by everybody else and that you might need to dial it back.
today I'm going to teach you how to turn on and off the YouTube restricted mode
and show you why that's important, here we go. Hello and welcome back to another
video. I'm Alan Spicer, your YouTube certified expert and if you're looking
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Subscribe, start creating! YouTube has implemented in the last two three years
very strict practices to hide adult content, hide inappropriate information,
hide some things that just aren't advertiser friendly, and in some cases it
can be a little bit strict dirty humor, profanity, or even games that include
violence, shooting or just general gameplay. In fact in some cases it's even
deemed wrestling content to be non advertiser friendly and placed it behind
some restricted filters. Okay so let's start on PewDiePie's channel right now. I
have the restricted mode activated now. what does this mean? well if you scroll
through his last videos you'll notice that although he posts daily, you can see
videos from two days ago, five days ago, three weeks ago, three weeks ago, one
month then a couple of months. Now that seems normal right? well if I turn off
restricted mode, you will see that there's a few videos that have now
reappeared. So the Jake Paul scam, and if you are this you'll notice these
now posting daily again. 22 hours, 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, 4 days, 5 days....
What restricted mode does is hide videos that YouTube have deemed a bit dodgy. A
bit risky. Maybe their demonetized, maybe they're not, or they just happen to
have some keywords they're a bit sensitive wiith. So why would you do this?
Well if your kids are in control of your computer, maybe I want to turn on
restricted mode or you might want to check your old videos to see which video
being hidden behind restrictions and then maybe tweak those videos to make
them more user friendly in future. Now there's two ways of turning on
restrictive mode. First of all you in this case you go to the top avatar here
and in the bottom right hand corner your see restricted mode off. Click on there
gives you the option to toggle it on and it will now reload the page for you. Once
again we're now on this page you'll see that the scam videos disappeared again
and the thanos video has disappeared again and a few of his video so that's
the restricted mode on. If you go back up here and you click restricted mode on
you'll also have the option to lock it on this browser. What this means is that
if you are a parent and you want it completely locked on this a no matter
what right only 100% stuff like is family friendly won't be seen and then
you can lock it on the browser. Now, for some of you that may be still stuck in
the YouTube classic mode all you have to do is go to the dashboard and scroll
down to the bottom and the options are down here. Language United Kingdom,
restricted mode on, history, help. To get to age restricted mode you get the same
kind of option you can even lock it directly or click off click Save and you
are done. Use this tool to your advantage. If you're a parent use it to hide any
content that you just don't want them to stumble across just yet. Or as a creator
hit restricted, check out your videos, maybe dial back on the profanity, maybe
dial back on the sensitive topics, maybe go back on a specific graphic gameplay.
If it's behind the restricted filter it might affect your CPM so you might lose
money or you might get less cost per click, per thousand views. These are
things that you need to consider if you're building a business going forward
or are you willing to take that hit if it's something that's personal to you.
You've now got a way to check filter and understand if you are being affected but
if you are advertiser friendly and you want to get more views, than a playlist
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