Daniel M. Keem, better known online as DramaAlert (aka KEEMSTAR, formerly XDJKEEMSTAR), is an American YouTuber and online news reporter best known for his DramaAlert channel.
He is also known as one of the founding members and hosts of the Baited Podcast. He is the founder of Minecraft Monday, a popular Minecraft competition comprising of many large creators. Keemstar also created Friday Fortnite, which is a popular Fortnite competition consisting of large Fortnite content creators. Friday Fortnite was introduced in May 2018 but was shut down quickly. The tournament did come back in 2019, but for only a brief period.
DramaAlert was created in 2012 when Daniel saw YouTubers fighting on Twitter. He noticed the ridiculous popularity of videos discussing such topics. Daniel decided to feature the issue on his XDJKeemstar at first, then later to many channels after each termination.
He would “Shoutcast“ it with the hashtag #DramaAlert, which people seemed to enjoy. One day he made a video about drama, which made the idea take off. Daniel created the first DramaAlert channel, DramaAlertNation, which was falsely terminated on January 11, 2013.
Later in 2013, he created a separate YouTube news channel, TheDramaAlert which also got falsely terminated in early 2014. Daniel then created his fifth YouTube channel, FreeDramaAlert, which got falsely terminated sometime in June 2014, leading to the creation of the NewDramaAlert channel later that month which was owned and operated solely by Dan’s manager, Ryan Thomson.
On July 2, 2016, the ratings on DramaAlert were disabled but are now enabled once again. Because of his history of posting controversial content, including trolling videos, Daniel, despite being the creator and host of DramaAlert, did not have access to the YouTube channel and was permanently banned from operating a YouTube account until August 2016.
How Much Will The Drama Alert Be Worth In 2021
DramaAlert has over 5.5 million subscribers with over 1.3 billion views since it was started in June 2014. In a day the videos in the channel get an average of 600,000 views. This should in turn generate an estimated revenue of around $4,000 per day ($1.5 million a year) from ads that appear on the videos.
YouTubers get paid between $2 – $7 per 1000 monetized views after YouTube takes its cut. Monetized views range from 40% – 80% of the total views. All these are influenced by several factors like the device played on, the location of the viewer, ad inventory, how many ads there are on a video, how many people skip the ads, type of advertisement, ad engagement, type of content, etc. The cost of an ad view is based on an auction between advertisers based on views. Advertisers have to bid a minimum of $0.01 per view.
There is also a program known as Google Preferred where deep-pocketed companies can target ads on the top 5% most popular content. The ad rates here are higher than normal. Apart from ads, YouTubers also generate extra from YouTube Red viewers who pay a monthly fee to view premium content on YouTube plus watch videos without ads. Here they get paid based on watch time on their videos. The longer the viewers watch their videos, the more money they earn.
Keemstar gets extra income through sponsorship deals from companies like G-Fuel.
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