If My YouTube Channel Gets Banned Will it Affect my Adsense Account?

If My YouTube Channel Gets Banned Will it Affect my Adsense Account?
If My YouTube Channel Gets Banned Will it Affect my Adsense Account?

These days YouTube is shutting more and more channels down each and every day for various reasons, but does your channel getting shut down mean the same fate for your Adsense account? The good news is no it doesn't, but there are other things to consider...

No, Your Adsense Account Will Be Fine

There will be people reading this breathing a large sigh of relief now. If your YouTube channel is shut down for whatever reason your Adsense account is fine because the chances are good it isn't an Adsense related thing. If there is a problem with things like invalid clicks or fake traffic your Adsense account would be closed down, but the chances are good that your YouTube channel will be fine! (minus a strike maybe). The reason for this is that the two are not the same company and worry about different things. So if you do have a blog/blogs linked to the same Adsense account your Youtube channel was you will still be able to earn from those blogs just not the channel that was shut down.

Some People Will Lose Both

I am willing to say that there are indeed circumstances where people have lost both their Youtube accounts and their Adsense accounts at the same time, but this is often for very controversial content or extreme rule breaking. Even then, people are informed that this is the case and they wouldn't be asking this question in the first place.

If This Happens What Can I do?

I have been through this myself more than once and I can tell you there really isn't a lot you can do. Once YouTube has made the decision to shut your channel down they very rarely go back on decision unless it was done by the algorithm in error. But like I said, this situation is rare and most people will never be able to get their channels back.

So the key thing to remember is not to panic. If you have blogs and sites still using that Adsense account they will be fine. But if your Adsense account is closed down rather than your YouTube channel you really are screwed. But then again, you wouldn't be asking this question and wouldn't learn this.

If you have any questions relating to this or any other Adsense related questions do fire them into the box below as I am always happy to help if I can.