Blow up the Missiles: YouTube Easter Egg

Google keeps surprising it’s users with some cool Easter eggs now and then..

youtube missile command defend your video

Related: Play Snake Game On Any YouTube Video!

Blow up the Missiles ..
1. Go to any youtube video page. Example: Happy Dancing Child – My niece
2. Wait till the page loads completely.
3. Now press the numbers 1, 9, 8 and 0
4. Now your video must move down and create an area for the battle!

Now start blowing up the missiles and protect your video!

Note: If you press 1, 9, 8 and 0 after the video has completely played, nothing actually happens. In that case, pull back the video playback controller and while the video is still playing press these numbers in the same order 1, 9, 8 and 0. Defend the video from attach!

Also, it doesn’t show the “blow up missile” Easter egg while Instream video ad is playing.

Withdrawing From Partnership was founded in January 2011 by George Strompolos. Previously, George helped create and develop YouTube’s Partnership Program.


Fullscreen: Creators
Grow your YouTube audience with our tools and support
Increase earnings with premium ads and sponsorships
Connect & collaborate with our global community

Fullscreen: Brands
Supercharge your YouTube presence
Scale your message across thousands of creators
Optimize your YouTube media buys

There are many form posts and videos talking about shifting monetization of their YouTube videos to

My advice
If you’re already a YouTube partner, you could better stick with YouTube partnership for monetizing your videos.

Grant Permission: Authentication


FullScreen needs following permissions on your Google account.

Fullscreen, Inc. is requesting permission to:
Manage your YouTube account
View and manage your videos and playlists
View and manage your YouTube activity
View basic information about your account
View your name, public profile URL, and photo
View your gender and birthdate
View your country, language, and timezone
View your email address
View the email address associated with your account
View YouTube Analytics reports for your YouTube content
View YouTube Analytics reports for your YouTube channels and videos
Know who you are on Google
Associate you with your public Google profile
Manage your YouTube account
View and manage your videos and playlists
View and manage your YouTube activity
Perform these operations when I’m not using the application

Some people think that it’s impossible to come out of Fullscreen partnership once they’re in!
But there is a way.

Withdrawing procedure:


Log into your Google account.
Goto your account settings @
Goto the Dashboard @
Goto “Authorize Account Access” -> Login again
Now revoke access to FullScreen from your Google account.

Eligible for Additional Features On YouTube ?

If you are someone who loves YouTube, you can be eligible to get additional features, by simply verifying your YouTube account.

Phone Verification
With this simple phone verification you’ll be eligible to upload videos longer than 15 min!

What’s New?
A verified account with good standing will get more additional features than the normal user accounts. Also new features will be rolled out quickly to these verified accounts. If you’re a YouTube partner, make sure to get verified. This will also help to make your account secure with your phone number being associated with it.

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How To Verify?
Log into your YouTube account.
Goto Channel Settings.

Features -> Account Status

There is a Verify button. Click on it to provide with your phone number.
A verification code will be sent to your phone for the purpose of verification.

You can also get a voice call, if your provider does not support SMS facility or block Google SMS’es or SMS from short codes.

To enable additional features on your account, we require you to verify that your account is currently under your control by providing us your phone number. Please enter your phone number, and we’ll either call you or send you a text message containing a verification code from Google.

Note: If you were previously not able to apply for Content ID Appeals (Ability to appeal rejected Content ID disputes), you could finally do it, after your account verification.

Earnings Not Shown For Your Hosted AdSense for Content?

It was April 01 and Google announced that YouTube was just a contest and is closing down and will stop taking entries further!

Well, we all knew it was a April Fool Prank 🙂 and then, Hosted AdSense for Content’s earnings stopped showing inside Adsense account, making people think YouTube shutdown might be a real thing.

To clear everything: YouTube shutdown was just a April Fool Prank.

Hosted AdSense for Content
You’re able to see the impressions, clicks but no earnings. Why?
That is because, all these stats and your earning details along with many more stats are now available inside YouTube Analytics.


If you still want to look at the earnings from inside your adsense account:
Goto Performance Reports tab.
In the left side sidebar, click on the Products link.
Now click on Hosted AdSense for Content.
Look at the top right corner, change the date and fetch the Hosted AdSense for Content stats and earning details.

YouTube Analytics
For details like, video impressions, time of video being watched, drop rate, earnings, subscription, unsubscription rates etc, look at YouTube Analytics.

Earnings information in AdSense reports
You can find finalized earnings within your AdSense account. A link with specific earnings details will be posted to your Payment History page if your account has reached your payment threshold.

To see your YouTube payments:
Sign in to your AdSense account.
Select Payments on the left sidebar.
Look for “Earnings – YouTube” in each month to see your YouTube earnings for that month. This will include YouTube AdSense earnings (formerly listed as “AdSense for Content host”).
Other reports in AdSense, such as the performance reports, will not include your YouTube earnings. To view your detailed YouTube financial performance, including daily estimated earnings, please visit YouTube Analytics.

YouTube’s New Feature: InVideo Programming

YouTube has launched InVideo Programming, wherein you could select one of your / or any video and showcase it on ALL your videos. Cool thing is, you can change this any time and it’ll apply to all your videos. Also insert a water mark like image in any corner of all your videos and help boost your branding.

It helps Drive viewership to a specific video and reinforce channel branding using InVideo Programming across all your videos.


With InVideo Program, there are lot of possibilities:
We could promote one particular important video and get more eye balls to it.
We could include a special promo video, entertaining, educating as well as calling the user to take action and subscribe or do something.
We could agree to help in any good cause and all youtubers could include 1 video in all their videos, that would significantly spread the message, than simply changing the DP in social networking sites.

Activate InVideo Program Feature:
You’ll see it under the menu shortly, once it’s publicly available to all (YouTube Partners)

Until then, you can find it hidden inside settings.
So goto Settings: Under the “Channel settings” you’ll find “InVideo Programming”.

How To Double Your YouTube Partnership Earnings: Instantly

If you are a YouTube partner, you might have read a lot of advice articles in those early days of your vlogging(as it is called!) to increase your earnings. Some of them are:
1. Produce and upload videos consistently.
2. Get more subscribers.
3. Treat your YouTube page as landing page.
4. Get more and more traffic.
5. Have your own website.
6. Build your list etc etc..

and yes all these are still true. But how much time will it take to do all these things?

To Increase YouTube Partnership Earnings: just enable Instream ads on all your videos. After this, start with those website building, list building, body building etc!


Steps To Enable Instream Ads:
Step 1: Log into your YouTube account.
Step 2: Click on Videos under My Account.
Step 3: Now click on “Edit Info” under the video for which you want this Instream ads to be enabled.
Step 4: Under “Info and Settings” tab, broadcasting and sharing options -> Click on “Advertising Option”.
Now Enable:
Allow InVideo advertising for this video.
Allow AdSense overlay advertising for this video.
Allow Instream advertising for this video.
Instream Formats:
Enable Standard Instream for ads
Enable TrueView Instream for ads

Step 5: Now follow the same procedure for all the videos, individually.

For lengthy videos we can even enable: Pre-roll ads and Post-roll ads and can specify the time of appearance of these ads on our video. And this is treated as allocating the ad slot on our video time line.


Ad Slot:

Please enter the times at which natural breaks occur in the content of your video. Mid-roll ads will be shown at these times, subject to YouTube policy which limits their frequency. Ads must be spaced by at least 7 minutes, including the pre-roll.
Show pre-roll ads
Natural breaks in mm:ss OR hh:mm:ss (do NOT use mm:ss:ff):
Mid-roll ads will be shown at these breaks:
Show post-roll ads

CPC or CPM ads?
There are lot of confusion among YouTube partners about their earnings. I have seen people asking about the ad type and the match between their YouTube views and the number of impressions and earnings in their adsense account!

But I find it quite simple. The number of views in your YouTube account and the number of impressions in your adsense account need not be same. As most of the text based ads which are shown on your videos are not counted towards impressions. So these numbers usually vary a lot.

Instream ads and pre-roll, post-roll ads are basically CPM ads and you can expect very good returns if you have viral video or valuable videos that people are already watching.

Ads or No Ads
It depends on what kind of stuffs you are sharing. If you are uploading shit load of crap, then ofcourse the viewers will get even more pissed off by these Standard Instream ads, TrueView Instream ads, Pre-roll ads, post-roll ads and whatever. But if you are providing valuable content for free, then your viewers would surely be happy for you, as you earn while they learn from you.

And these ads may not be suitable if you are producing short videos. Imagine how it feels to watch ads for 15 seconds for a video of 30 to 50 seconds. Doesn’t quite look good, right?

Listen too much or too little, you would fail. Do your research, apply your mind:
People who usually say NO ADS are the once who have full ad in their video i.e., they might have a product and the video may be a pitch to it. So these people usually get on to YouTube trying to sell their shit, so they resist other ads and advice others also stay away from those silly looking cheap ads.
Having our own product is nice for income. But I still find ads as a good source of income. And I love the idea of sponsorship, wherein we give everything for free, help people, and these sponsors or advertisers pay us for our hard work, our viewers get value, advertisers get exposure, we get to make some money for our effort: and it helps us keep the service free. Win-Win-Win.

Haven’t seen Instream ads ?
These Instream ads won’t run in all countries all the time. My guess is, it does run most of the times in United States, United Kingdom, Australia etc. But when there are high paying advertisers in any country these Instream ads start showing up(geo-targeting), hence your earnings go up.

For Example, in India, Bollywood is a big industry. When there is big banner movie coming up, they highly invest in YouTube ads and hence we see these Instream ads show up often. We just have to enable this and watch for the increase in revenue $$

Even before I got into YouTube partnership program, I use to really enjoy watching these instream video ads. They are so creative and high definition ads which will surly catch your viewers attention and try to entertain them.

Over To You:
To enable Instream ads or not is left to individual choice. I’m just informing: How you can Double or even Triple Your YouTube Partnership Earnings….instantly, without almost doing anything.

How to Edit Videos in YouTube

Now YouTube offers basic editing tools, to edit and add effects to the uploaded videos and you can retain the same content ID to it even after the edit and save.

Videos with over 1,000 views and videos with third-party content can only be saved as new videos once edited.

Trim: You can edit cut and remove the unwanted ends of the video.
Rotate: You can rotate the video.
Stabilize: Revoke Shaky Camera Motions.


I’m Feeling Lucky: One-click fix for lighting and color.


Fill Light: Values from 0 to 5.
Contrast: Values from 0 to 5.
Saturation: Values from 0 to 5.
Color Temperature: Values from 0 to 5.

There is a “Revert to Original” button, so that you can revert to the original, if you do some mistake while editing. So, fear not, give it a try!


Effects: To add effects to the video..chose the effects from the library. YouTube with collaboration of Picnik, has made this effects look effective with just click of a button.

Finally after all the edit, hit the “Save” button at the top right hand corner to save the changes or just click on “Cancel” to cancel the edit.

Audio tab: Swap out the audio soundtrack on your video with free tracks from the library.

So give it a try, and let us know what you feel..

How To Get Into YouTube Partnership Program ?

We all know how our attention span is getting shorter and shorter. We are no longer patient to read long text, we are no longer able to wait till the long introduction is finished to get the actual content.

If we can’t wait, we just Google and go to some other site which provides the meat directly. Keeping the fluff at bay!

With all these early evolution and internet still being in its infancy, Video content has gained a lot of credibility and viewership.

There are many people who are making their living by shooting videos. And no, these people are not Hollywood or Bollywood video makers! They are just like you and me. They are normal people like us. So I thought, if I’m normal too then why not try this!!

It’s comparatively easy to get YouTube Partnership these days. Earlier there were lot of restrictions like country, daily impressions etc. But now, as far I know original useful content is all it needs for one to get into YouTube’s Partnership program.

YouTube fire light On Time YouTube Partner Payment

Below are some guidelines:
(youtube partnership requirements)
1. Open a YouTube a/c. Make sure you do not upload any copyright protected videos. It shouldn’t even contain copyright protected music or art work display. Everything you upload must be owned by you.

2. Upload some unique video content.

3. Make sure they are safe even for children to watch.

4. Leave it for some days or even months, so that it generates some views. This is to make sure, what you have uploaded is valuable and people are looking for it. Meanwhile keep producing and uploading useful video content to your YouTube account.

5. Go to and apply for the partners program.

6. While applying, make sure to fill appropriate data.

7. Keep creating and uploading quality videos.

I applied for YouTube partnership program on 07 Feb 2011 and got approved on 04 May 2011.

After Applying for YouTube Partner Program:

I got this message:

Thank you for your interest in the YouTube Partner Program. Applications are reviewed for a variety of criteria, including but not limited to the size of your audience, country of residence, quality of content, and consistency with our Community Guidelines and Terms of Use. Please note: if your application is not approved, you will not be able to apply to the program again for 2 months.

The YouTube Partner Program is intended for users who want to generate revenue from their existing audience. If you are more interested in increasing your audience, you may want to start with the YouTube Promoted Videos.

Emails I got from YouTube, after I was approved for YouTube Partnership Program:

Dear Satish,

Thank you for your interest in the YouTube Partner Program!

The information you provided in the online sign-up form has been reviewed and approved for partnership. Please proceed and review the tutorial and accept the contract. Once you accept the contract you will need to associate a Google AdSense account to activate your partnership.

Step 1:Online Sign-Up Form Approval
Step 2: Tutorial Completion and Contract
Step 3:Associating your Google AdSense account
You will be required to agree to and comply with the terms of the contract as a condition of your continued participation in the program.

The YouTube Team

Dear Satish,

Thanks again for your interest in the YouTube Partner Program. Your application has been reviewed and approved for the first stage of the application process. We wanted to check in, as you have not yet completed Step 2, creating and linking your Google AdSense and YouTube accounts. All partners need an approved AdSense account in order to receive payment and be accepted in the program. Please sign in to your YouTube account and proceed to Step 2 by clicking on the link below. Thank you!

Step 1:Online Sign-Up Form Approval
Step 2: Google AdSense Approval and Linkage
Step 3:Tutorial Completion and Contract
If you experience any problems with the link, try signing in to your YouTube account and copying directly into your browser. If you have any other questions about the application process, please reply to this email.

If you are no longer interested in the YouTube Partner Program, we’d like to hear your feedback. Feel free to reply to this email with any concerns.

The YouTube Team

Dear Satish,

You’re one step away from becoming a YouTube Partner and earning revenues from your videos. Please proceed to Step 3, to enable your account for revenue sharing.

Step 1:Online Sign-Up Form Approval
Step 2:Tutorial Completion and Contract
Step 3: Associate your Google AdSense account
The YouTube Team

Dear Satish,

Congratulations! Now that you’re a YouTube partner, you’re on your way to sharing revenue from your YouTube videos and increasing your audience through syndication.

Here’s some important reference material. Please sign in to your YouTube account in order to access this information.

Getting Started Guide – See how to use YouTube partner features.
Partner Tutorial – Review the Partner Tutorial.
Partner Agreement – Detailed partner agreement.
Community Guidelines – Understand your responsibilities in ensuring a positive experience for our users.
Partner Account Settings – Update your Google AdSense information.
Looking for even more YouTube partner information? Visit our comprehensive Partner Help Center or catch the latest news in our blog.

The YouTube Team

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