Monetization Policy

If you’re monetizing on The Millennial Bridge, it’s important that your news follows The Millennial Bridge monetization policies, which include The Millennial Bridge’s Community Guidelines, Copyright, and Program policies. These policies apply to anyone in, or looking to apply to, the The Millennial Bridge Partner Program.

If you want to monetize content with ads, they must also meet our Advertiser-friendly content guidelines.

Here’s a quick overview of each major policy. Make sure you read each policy thoroughly, as these policies are used to check if a news is suitable to monetize. Our reviewers regularly check to see if monetizing news follows these policies.

What we check when we review your news

Our reviewers check content that best represents your news against our policies. Since our reviewers can’t check every post, they may focus on your news’s:

  • Main theme
  • Most viewed content
  • Newest content
  • Biggest proportion of watch time
  • post metadata (including titles, thumbnails, and descriptions)

The above are just examples of content our reviewers may assess. Note that our reviewers can, and may check other parts of your news to see if it fully meets our policies. 

These guidelines help keep The Millennial Bridge a great community for viewers, creators, and advertisers. Content that violates The Millennial Bridge’s Community Guidelines is not eligible for monetization and will be removed from The Millennial Bridge.

Anyone on The Millennial Bridge needs to follow our Community Guidelines. Monetizing creators should know that our guidelines don’t just apply to individual content, but to your news overall. Below are the Community Guidelines that are most relevant to news that can already, or want to monetize: 

Keep in mind that any content you post must follow all our Community Guidelines.

Program Policies

Program policies allow The Millennial Bridge partners to get paid for monetizing their content. Make sure to follow the Program policies. 

Repetitious content Program Policies

Repetitious content refers to news where the content is so similar, viewers may have trouble spotting the difference between content on the same news.

This policy applies to your news as a whole. In other words, if you have many content that violate our guidelines, monetization may be removed from your entire news.

What is allowed to monetize

This policy makes sure monetized content offers viewers something appealing and interesting to watch. In other words, if the average viewer can clearly tell that content on your news differs from post to post, that’s generally OK to monetize. We know many newss create content that follows a similar pattern. What’s important is that the substance of each post should be relatively varied.

Examples of what is allowed to monetize (including but not limited to): 

  • Same intro and outro for your content, but the bulk of your content is different
  • Similar content, where each post talks specifically about the qualities of the subject you’re featuring
  • Short media of similar objects edited together where you explain how they’re connected

Content that violates this guideline

When a news’s content consists of very similar content, that can frustrate viewers who come to The Millennial Bridge for appealing and interesting content. That means newss where content is only slightly different from post to post are not allowed to monetize. In other words, your news shouldn’t consist of content that’s automatically created or produced using a basic template. 

Examples of what’s not allowed to monetize (this list is not exhaustive): 

  • Content that exclusively features readings of other materials you did not originally create, like text from websites or news feeds
  • Songs modified to change the pitch or speed, but are otherwise identical to the original
  • Similar repetitive content, or mindless content with low educational value, commentary, or narrative
  • Templated, mass-produced, or programmatically generated content
  • Image slideshows or scrolling text with minimal or no narrative, commentary, or educational value

Reused content

Reused content refers to newss that repurpose someone else’s content without adding significant original commentary or educational value.

This policy applies to your news as a whole. In other words, if you have many content that violate our guidelines, monetization may be removed from your entire news.

What is allowed to monetize

The spirit of this policy is to make sure we’re monetizing original content that adds value to viewers. If you put a funny or thoughtful spin on content you didn’t originally create, you’ve transformed the content in some way. It’s generally OK to have this type of content on your news, but individual content may be subject to other policies like copyright. In other words, we allow reused content if viewers can tell that there’s a meaningful difference between the original post and your post.

Note: While these examples do not violate the reused content monetization policy, other policies, such as copyright, still apply. 

Examples of what’s allowed to monetize (including but not limited to): 

  • Using media for a critical review
  • A scene from a movie where you’ve rewritten the dialog and changed the voiceover
  • Replays of a sports tournament where you explain the special moves a competitor did to succeed (or fail)
  • Reaction content where you comment on the original post
  • Edited footage from other creators where you add a storyline or commentary

Content that violates this guideline

Taking someone else’s content, making minimal changes, and calling it your own original work would be a violation of this guideline. This policy applies even if you have permission from the original creator. Reused content is separate from The Millennial Bridge’s Copyright enforcement, which means it’s not based on copyright, permission, or fair use. This guideline means sometimes, you may not get claims against your content, but your news may still violate our reused content guidelines.

More examples of what’s not allowed to monetize (this list is not exhaustive):

  • media of moments from your favorite show edited together with little or no narrative
  • Short content you compiled from other social media websites
  • Collections of songs from different artists (even if you have their permission)
  • Content uploaded many times by other creators
  • Promotion of other people’s content (even if you have permission)

The success of your news and the The Millennial Bridge Partner Program is dependent upon the willingness of advertisers to associate their brands with The Millennial Bridge content, and the earnings of all The Millennial Bridge creators are negatively impacted when advertisers lose trust. 

We don’t allow egregious behavior that has a large negative impact on the community. This policy means you should be respectful of your viewers, your fellow creators, and our advertisers — both on and off The Millennial Bridge.

If you violate this policy, we may take action ranging from temporarily turning off your monetization to terminating your accounts.