Are Linkvertise links allowed on YouTube?

New users on often ask themselves this question if they want to use our service on YouTube. Our answer to this question is a clear


The Linkvertise Link Shortener is one of the only providers that complies with the YouTube guidelines. Here are some reasons which YouTube requires for external links:

The user guide:

The Linkvertise intermediate page is clear and understandable. The user sees at first glance what awaits him and what is the target. This is ensured, for example, by the individual button labeling. With Linkvertise you can design the button text itself, so that you give the user an even better idea of where this website takes him. For example, with “Continue to download” or “Continue to my Twitter profile” we guarantee a good user experience. Linkvertise is not misleading like many other link shorteners or confuses users with hidden buttons, new tabs or iframes.

The content:

Linkvertise has a special website filter that makes it possible to not link any dubious websites.

The advertising:

The Linkvertise intermediate page has simple, easy-to-use, and recognizable advertising that complies with the YouTube Advertising Policies. No PopUps or Layer ads will be played that would affect YouTube’s compliance.

Which YouTube policies affect our service?

The following quote is from the YouTube guidelines:

“…links in your content
All content shared on YouTube must comply with our Community Guidelines. This also applies to links. As a creator, you are responsible for ensuring that the links in your content comply with our policies. Links to external websites containing malware or pornographic or other content that violates our Community Guidelines are not allowed on YouTube. If you share such a link, it may be removed.

…best practices for links
All the websites you link to in your content and on your channels must comply with our Community Guidelines. It’s also helpful if a website can be crawled, as we can learn more about it. …”

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The following quote is from the YouTube guidelines:

“… You may be able to provide product placements, product recommendations, and other content that requires users to flag, in which case YouTube must be notified by clicking the box labeled  “Contains Paid Promotion” under Advanced Settings. …Paid Promotion may not violate our advertising policies, and creators and companies are responsible for familiarizing themselves with and complying with their legal obligations to label paid promotions. …”

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The following quote is from the YouTube guidelines:

“… YouTube creators may not place any advertising, sponsorship content, or other advertisements for third-party sponsors or advertisers in their videos if YouTube offers a comparable ad format, including video advertising such as pre-rolls, mid-rolls, and Post-Rolls, as well as Image Overlays and Video Bumpers, is a breach of Section 6E of our Terms of Use and, in the event of any such violation, YouTube reserves the right to disable monetization and / or remove videos that are prohibited Include third-party advertising. YouTube creators may only use paid product placements or referrals in their videos if they comply with our advertising policies and do not violate applicable laws or regulations. …”

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These guidelines show that complies with the policy. Our service can easily be inplemented into YouTube videos or the video description. Already thousands of creators trust us to monetize their links. Now you too can use Linkvertise as a creator to monetize your links.

The real risk of strikes on YouTube videos related to links

If a YouTube video or a channel is blocked with Linkvertise links, the service is not the cause but the content of the creator.

Most reasons why a user who uses our links are restricted are:

A user uploads a lot of similar or even identical content to YouTube and is then restricted because of video spam.

Videos with words in the title or description such as “Hack”, “Generator”, “Crack” risk being rejected for hacking and cracking or dangerous content, because the automatic filter from YouTube is not perfect.

For example, even though the word “hack” in the title of a YouTube video is merely symbolic, the video may attract attention in the system and receive a strike.

If YouTube videos were only produced to send users from the platform to other websites, the video may also be striked. Typical are videos that are ~10 seconds long and the message is only to click on the link in the video description.

If a copyright infringes, YouTube responds very quickly and restricts the affected channel. Typical are “Free Album Download” channels that distribute copyrighted content.

If you have any further questions regarding Linkvertise or our service, please write us an E-Mail to [email protected] or contact us on Twitter.