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Weekly Update - July 10, 2021: YouTube, AdSense, Meet

Another hot weekend here on the west coast of the US has me daydreaming about ice cream and swimming pools. This was also a short holiday week and there are only a few updates for creators. Even so, there is news from YouTube, AdSense, Meet, and more. Plus new features for "hybrid" work meetings.


  • YouTube Partners: you may have noticed your finalized earnings appeared earlier than usual in your AdSense account. YouTube estimated revenue is now finalized between the 7th and 10th of the following month, rather than between the 10th and 14th.
  • Also note that this is the first month that Google will withhold taxes on YouTube earnings from US viewers. This only affects YouTube Partners outside the United States. If you have not yet submitted US tax information in your AdSense account, do it now.
  • YouTube is introducing “New to You”, to help viewers explore new content and escape “stale” feeds on the YouTube Home page. YouTube says that may help viewers find your channel. While Explore helps viewers discover content in specific categories like gaming or beauty, “New to You” will offer personalized suggestions.

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Image: Swimming pool water by Charles Rondeau from Pixabay