Spam, scams, and other deceptive practices that mislead the YouTube community aren’t allowed on YouTube. We also don’t allow content where the main purpose is to trick people into leaving YouTube for another site or to boost your own engagement metrics (like gaining subscribers or watchtime). Check out our full guidelines here.
FAQ: What counts as spammy content?
Any content that is excessively posted, repetitive, or untargeted, or content that promises users they will see something but instead directs them off site would be considered spam.
- For example: A video title and description promising a full-length feature film, but when clicked only gives links off of YouTube to watch the film would be considered spam.
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- Spammy content includes what’s in the video as well as its metadata (titles, descriptions, tags, etc).
FAQ: Can comments be considered spam?
Yes! Anything you put on YouTube can be considered spam, including comments. If a comment contributes nothing to the conversation regarding a video, and it’s solely posted to gather personal information from others, that would be considered spam.
- For example: Commenting on another channel with a link that asks for people’s email addresses so you can send them marketing emails would not be allowed.
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- Unnecessarily repetitive comments designed to flood videos or other channels would also be considered spam.