The notorious video that got my Youtube channel BANNED showing how to rank videos in Google

This is what all my videos looked like after my Youtube account got banned 🙁

Last Monday I did an interview with Cliff Carrigan about his Youtube video ranking course Project X Tube. Before doing the interview I personally tested out his method of ranking videos quickly and I’ve made $19.95 so far. It’s not a lot, but it’s another income stream that I won’t say no to. It’s an extra $80 per month or $960 per year that I can add to my business.

After doing the interview with Cliff, I made my own video explaining exactly how I’m creating these videos. I’ve blanked out the parts that infringe upon Cliff’s Project X Tube course to protect his product, but I’m willing to send the uncensored version to anyone who buys it through my affiliate link.

Anyway, on Wednesday I uploaded the video to my Youtube account in preparation for sharing it with you today. I woke up on Thursday and my Youtube channel was BANNED! That really was an inconvenience for me as I have over 100 interviews uploaded in that account with numerous views, links, likes, and comments. Of course I have these videos backed up on my harddrive, but now I have to upload them all over the next week again to another Youtube account.

Why was my Youtube account banned?

I’m not 100% sure why my Youtube account was banned, but most likely it’s because I shared the video below exposing how to rank videos easily in Google. They also banned the account that I used to rank the videos (I didn’t use the same Youtube account as I used to upload the explanatory video), so I’m guessing that someone watched it and banned them both. There are still tons of other videos using the same method on the first page of Google, and so many others have posted testimonials that they’ve had success with it.

Watch the video Google doesn’t want you to see showing how to rank videos in Google!

Do I suggest using the Project X Tube method?

Yes, but please be careful. I would definitely create a new Youtube account to post the videos on in case they decide to ban these kinds of videos. I asked Cliff about his accounts getting banned, and he’s never had a problem with it, but still be careful.

I’d like to also say that you shouldn’t expect to make a ton of money from this at first. It’s been a week and I’ve made $19.95 so far. I do think that there are a lot of possibilities for you to be creative with this method and use it to rank videos for other affiliate products online. You could also use it to rank videos for offline businesses and then offer to sell the videos to them or rent out the space for them to have a link there. The possibilities are endless.

If you do decide to check out Cliff’s course, if you buy through my affiliate link on this page, send me a message and I’ll email you a link to the uncensored video above showing EXACTLY how I got my videos to rank in Youtube.

Even if you don’t end up buying Cliff’s ranking method, be sure to take a lesson from this that there are still tons of ways to make money online if you’re willing to put in a little bit of work. Also, you should have everything you do backed-up (articles,websites,videos) just in case you get hacked or an account is banned.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post and be sure to check out my next interview on Monday.

  1. Once again, I’m reminded of just how problematic any business model is that relies upon Google for success. I’ve had some success with YouTube video reviews that point to product pages that expand the reviews, themselves embedded with affiliate links, but Google is just too schizophrenic in its approach to managing its empire for me to put too many Google eggs in my basket! As you suggest in your article, diversify or you’ll be in for some very sad days!

    1. Mike,

      You’re right that you should never fully rely on Google for all of your income, but I think it’s fine to have it be part of your portfolio. But yes, don’t put too many eggs in a Google basket.

  2. Mike, why haven’t you moved your whole channel to vimeo? Google cannot shut down “controversial” videos like this on Vimeo. I know Vimeo is not as popular as Youtube, but I assume most of your viewers come from this blog anyway so there shouldn’t be a big difference

    1. Giulio,

      I’ve considered using Vimeo, but I like being able to use Leadplayer for my videos, and that works with Youtube. If I have another problem again I will most likely transition to Wistia.

  3. Interesting video as usual.

    I would really love to watch a video with more information on how you set up trello and outsource.


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