::::: UPDATED with response from Wilson Cleveland of CJP Digital Media
Hi Guys. We challenged the suspension and have been trying to get a response from YouTube since it happened on the 17th (which is why the views dropped to zero that day), so you know as much as I do at this point. Believe me, I've been all over this for 3 weeks now. There were multiple agencies involved in marketing the show and there were definitely legit YT 'Promoted Video' runs but I assure you there was no spamming, scamming or 'commercially deceptive content,' nor was there any actual notification/explanation from YT about the suspension.
It would be great if you could give us the benefit of the doubt until either the account is re-instated or we have some kind of explanation from YT. I have every reason to believe this will get cleared up soon and I'll let you know when that happens. Thanks.
"This account has been suspended due to multiple or severe violations of YouTube's policy against spam, scams and commercially deceptive content."
Note: There were always some questions about the view count for Leap Year. The first week of the show seemed to have relatively few (lets say in the order of 2000 views) yet after each of the videos had been released for a week or more, they would receive a sharp spike in view count. The most likely explanation of this is that after the video was buried in the Youtube stream they received views either originating from an ad or from paid views. Whether or not this has contributed to the suspension of the account is hard to say at this point. All we know for sure is that the account and the videos are for now gone.
Previous posts on Web Series Today
Insurance, Entertainment for Startups and Entrepreneurs