How can they demonetize certain videos? Don't they get paid based on views?!?
Behind the scenes, on VG's Youtube account, he will see a dollar sign icon that is grayed(demonetized) out or green(monetized). YT just demonetizes videos. You can contest it, then a human will yay or nay it, possibly
overruling the algorithm.,,but the employees that "yay or nay" have rules to follow and many times the algorithm is "correct".
Yes, you get paid for views but it's really watch time. However, if there are no ads you don't get paid. What I mean by watch time is you may get more minutes watched(which means more revenue) on a video that only has 500,000 views if people watch more of it(say 5 minutes of the video is watched on average), that's more $ than a video with 2,000,000 views that people turn off after 5 seconds(5 seconds watch time on average).