YouTube Settings You Should Know About To Get More Views And Subscribers

Watch the video below to discover the 7 YouTube settings you should know about to get more views and subscribers, plus you’ll save a tone of time managing your channel.

  1. Upload defaults.
    Did you know that you can add a default description across all the videos on your channel? Once you’ve got it set up, you don’t have to add a new description every time you upload a new video. One of the things you can add to your description to get more subscribers is a subscribe link. If you want to know how to create a custom subscribe link, click the link in the card.

    To change your upload defaults, go to YouTube studio beta, click on settings, click upload defaults. Now you can add a description that will appear across all the videos on your channel. This will save you a ton of time because you don’t have to add this every time you upload a new video, all you have to do is just edit the part for that individual video.

    If you click extras, then you can add default tags.
    If you click advanced, you can change YouTube license, category, language and adjust your comment settings.
  2. Channel settings.
    Did you know you can add keyword optimized tags for your channel so it can also be discovered in the search engines? That’s right, you can not only rank your videos but you can also rank your channel.

    If you click on channel you can add the keywords for your channel. This will help your channel to get discovered in the search engines. Advanced allows your YouTube channel to link to your Google ads account. This allows you to run ads based on interactions with your channel’s videos.
  3. Branding watermark.
    The branding watermark allows you to add a subscribe watermark or a logo across all the videos on your channel. You just set it up once and then you don’t have to touch it. This will help you to gain more subscribers from your videos because the subscribe watermark appears at the bottom right hand corner of all the videos on your channel.

    If you click on branding, you can add a subscribe watermark, and place it at the end of your video, custom start time or the entire video. After you’ve checked the settings, click save.
  4. Block comments and chat messages
    These are comments and messages you don’t want showing up on your channel.

    Go to your community settings, click on automated filters and paste in the channel URL of a user whose comments you don’t want to appear on your videos. You can also block or blacklist certain words that show up in your comments. This will save you time dealing with unwanted comments that you don’t want to reply to.

    If you click the box that says “block links”, new comments that have unwanted hashtags and URLs in them will be held for review. Live chat messages with URLs will also be blocked. This will save you time when replying to comments on your videos.
  5. Channel recommendations.
    This will enable YouTube to recommend your videos on other people’s channels so you can get more views and subscribers.

    You can get there by clicking other settings or clicking advanced channel settings. Alternatively, just go to YouTube.com/advanced_settings. Under channel recommendations, check the box that says allow my channel to appear in other channels’ recommendations.
  6. Customized channel home page.
    Your channel homepage gives a first impression about your channel, it also allows viewers to dive more deeply into your content. When viewers watch more of your videos, you not only get more views on your videos but you attract more subscribers. On your channel home page, you can change your channel banner, the channel trailer and also add sections containing playlist.

    All you have to do is log into YouTube channel homepage, click customized channel to change your channel banner, hover over the banner, click the pencil icon, click edit channel ad.

    To change your channel icon hover over the icon, click the pencil icon, click edit channel icon.

    To change your channel trailer, click for new visitors, hover over the pencil icon, click the pencil, click change channel trailer, select the video from the grid.

    Keep in mind the channel trailer is only shown to new visitors, but once a person has subscribed they won’t see the channel trailer. If you click for returning subscribers, you can upload a featured video just for your subscribers.

    If you want to add sections to your channel homepage, scroll down to the bottom, click add section and then you can choose popular uploads, uploads, created playlists, single playlist.

    I suggest adding a single playlist. To do this click the dropdown that says find playlist and then you can select the playlist from your list of playlists. You can also change the layout of the playlists by selecting horizontal row or vertical list.

    As you can see, I’ve got a mixture of horizontal and vertical playlists on my channel homepage.

    Now when people visit my channel homepage, they can dive deeper into my content. This will encourage them to subscribe.
  7. Analytics.
    Identify the top videos on your channel that are getting the most traffic, then create more of those types of videos especially look on the real-time activity of the top videos that are getting traffic every 60 minutes and every 48 hours. Since these videos are constantly getting traffic every 60 minutes and every 48 hours, make more of those types of videos. If you do this, you’ll be riding the wave of success for your channel.

    BONUS TIP
    Here’s a bonus tip to get more views….click Reach Viewers in YouTube analytics and look at your click-through rate,

    Click-through rate (CTR) refers to the amount of people clicking on your thumbnail. The average click-through rate is between 2% and 4%. So if you increase that by 1%, 2% or 3%, so you get a 7% click-through rate then YouTube will surface more of your videos to other people’s channels. You can do this by improving and testing your thumbnails.

Do you have any other strategies to get more views and subscribers on YouTube?

I’m glad you asked, just watch my next video on the top 7 strategies to get more views and subscribers on YouTube.

Do you want a grow your YouTube Channel this year so you can attract more views and subscribers? If so, pick up a copy of my 100+ page YouTube Marketing Guide at TubeBootCamp.com

How To Make Playlists On YouTube – Tutorial

If you want YouTube to promote your videos for free so you can attract views and subscribers on autopilot, you need to learn how to make playlists on YouTube.

In the video below, you’ll discover the top 6 benefits of making playlists on YouTube, how to create them, and how to add them to your channel homepage.

BENEFITS OF PLAYLISTS

  1. Get viewers to binge watch your videos in one visit
    Watch time is one of the main ranking factors on YouTube. That means, if you can keep people watching more than one video in a row, you keep them longer on YouTube. The longer your watch time, the higher probability your videos will appear in YouTube search and YouTube suggested videos.
  2. Get more views and subscribers
    Most viewers won’t subscribe to your channel from one video, but if you can keep them watching successive videos in a row, they’ll be more motivated to subscribe to your channel.
  3. Create official playlists
    An official playlist helps YouTube modify how your videos are discovered and presented. An official playlist is also called a series playlist because you’re adding a series of videos to a playlist, so when someone views a video on that playlist, YouTube will recommend another video from that playlist.
  4. Ability to rank a playlist in the search engines
    You probably already know that you can rank your YouTube videos on YouTube search, but did you know that you can also rank your playlist in YouTube search if they’re optimized correctly?
  5. Use playlists to grow a small channel
    If you’re a small channel, you probably haven’t published many videos, so your channel doesn’t have much authority to rank videos. If you add videos from other channels to your playlist similar to the one that they’ve just watched, then they’ll keep binge watching your videos. You simply position your video as the first video on that playlist, and if they keep watching several videos on that playlist, even though they belong to other people’s channels, your video gets credit for being watched. Wow, that’s a great strategy.
  6. Embedded playlists help visitors to stay longer on your website
    If you embed a playlist on your website, people will stay longer on your website because they’re watching multiple videos. This will help your web page to rank in the Google search engine. If you want to know how to rank your videos in Google search, click the link in the card.

Here are the steps to make playlists on YouTube.
(Watch the video above to view the steps)

* Login to your YouTube channel,
* Click playlists to see your saved playlists.
* To make a new playlist, click customize channel then click playlists
* Click new playlist (I named it “test”\ and you can
* Select public, unlisted, or private (I selected private for this demo).
* Click create.
* It says “no videos in this playlist yet”.
* Here’s the title. There’s no thumbnail or description at the moment
* Click edit. Now, we’re going to optimize a playlist and add some videos.
* Click add a description, how to get more subscribers.
* Click playlist settings. We have playlist privacy. We’ll set that to public.
* We can also set the order of playlists, so we’ve got date added newest, oldest, most popular, date published newest, date published oldest. We’re going to do manual. We can also add new videos to the top of the playlist.
* Set as official series for this playlist. Use this setting for sets of videos uploaded to your channel as part of an official series. A video can’t appear in more than one series playlist. YouTube may use this information to modify how the videos are presented or discovered. Definitely, we want to check that.
* We can also do auto add, and add rules to the playlist. We can define rules for videos to be automatically added to the playlist. New videos fitting any of these rules will automatically be added. You can add these rules, if your title contains, description contains, or a tag contains.
* Save the settings. Now, we’re going to add a video.
* Click add videos. We can do a video search, add a video URL, or I can select from the videos on my channel. I’m going to select the video how to get 40,000 subscribers on YouTube.
* Click add videos. You can see the playlist now has a thumbnail. Whatever videos at the top of the playlist, that thumbnail is going to show up for the particular playlist.

Always change the settings if you want, down here. We can set it to private, unlisted, or public. If you want to add another video, just click add videos. Let’s try URL this time and click search. Here it is. Highlight that. Click add videos. It’s already on another playlist, so we’re going to choose another one. We’ll click add videos, add the URL, click add videos. Here’s my second video. If we click on the more over here, we can move it to the top, to the bottom.

You can add notes to it in here. We add some notes, click save, then you’ll see these notes in the video right here. If we go to the left here and hover over these three dots, we can move these videos up or down in the playlist. You just drag and drop it. You can see that the thumbnail automatically changes. If you want to check how the playlist looks, click play all.

Here’s the first video on the playlist and over here are all the related videos on the playlist. That’s how you make a playlist. If you want to look at all your playlists, then click on playlists here.

Here’s how to add a playlist to your channel homepage.

When a viewer first visits your homepage and sees a series of videos there on a playlist, they’ll be more inclined to binge watch your videos. This will help them to take a deeper dive into your content and motivate them to subscribe to your channel. If you only had one or two videos displayed on your channel homepage, they’ll be less motivated to subscribe to your channel.

If you’ll organize a playlist on your channel homepage according to the hot topics that your viewers want to watch, it’ll influence their behavior. Login to your YouTube channel, click customize channel, scroll down to the bottom of the page, click add a section. Under content, click drop-down box, and we’ve got videos, playlists, channels, and other. We’re going to select a single playlist. Then under choose a playlist, click the drop-down box. You can enter a playlist URL or you can click the drop-down box on find a playlist.

Here’s all my playlists. I’m going to select best YouTube tools. Under layout, I can select horizontal row or vertical list. After you’ve done that, just click done. Here’s my playlist at the bottom of the page. Notice that the description of the playlist that I added in playlist settings appears above the playlist. That’s very powerful. I’m glad you mentioned that. If I want to change my playlist to a horizontal view, you can hover over the pencil, click horizontal row, click done.

Reorder sections of channel homepage

If I want to reorder the sections, I can just hover over this icon here, click on that, that’ll move it up. If I want to move it down, I can just click on this icon, then it’ll move it down. You can do the same for any of these sections on the page. I can move this one down. I recommend adding multiple sections to your channel homepage in a vertical and horizontal display. If I want to remove this section, I’ll just hover over at the pencil icon, click the trash icon.

How do you track the performance of your YouTube playlists?

The purpose of tracking YouTube playlist and YouTube analytics is to see which ones are getting the most traffic. Once you identify that playlist, move it to the top of your channel homepage because it’s already a proven winner. Go to YouTube studio dashboard, click on analytics, and click on reach viewers. Down the bottom here, you’ll see traffic source playlists watch time in the last 28 days. You can see the watch time of my top playlist is 20.9%.

I probably want to put that one at the top of my YouTube channel homepage. If I click on the playlist, then it’ll give me some deeper metrics. I can see impressions from playlists. That’s how many times the video thumbnails were shown to viewers. Impressions click-through rate, which is the views per impression shown. The total number of views that playlist got. The average view duration for that playlist, which is the estimated average minutes watched per view and the watch time, which is the estimated total minutes of viewing time of my content from my audience.

I’d want to move my top performing playlist to the top of my channel homepage because it’s currently performing the best.

Here are a few important things to keep in mind.

  1. Move your top performing videos to the top of your playlist.
  2. Move your top performing playlist to the top of your channel homepage.
  3. Share or promote your playlist on your social media sites and on your websites.
  4. Add new videos to a playlist on a regular basis.

Let me ask you a question. Do you want to know how to rank your videos on the first page of YouTube search results? If that’s a yes, watch my next video. You’ll learn how to rank your videos so it’ll attract traffic 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year after year on autopilot.

Do you want a grow your YouTube Channel this year so you can attract more views and subscribers? If so, pick up a copy of my 100+ page YouTube Marketing Guide at TubeBootCamp.com

How To Remove Recommended Videos On YouTube Homepage

How do you get rid of recommended videos that you don’t want to see on the YouTube home screen?

Thousands of videos are uploaded to YouTube every day that appear in the recommended section on the YouTube home page at youtube.com.

Watch the video below to discover how to remove recommended videos from the YouTube home screen so that YouTube will only recommend videos that are more relevant to your interests.

Here’s how to remove arecommended video you no longer want to see in the recommended section on the YouTube home screen.

  • Go to the recommended section on your YouTube homepage
  • Click the three dots, next t a video
  • Click not interested. It says, “Video removed.” You can undo it or you can tell us why.
  • If I refresh the page you can see that the video is now gone.
  • If I remove two videos from the same channel, that channel will no longer be recommended to me.

    What if I see a section of videos from the whole channel?
  • Click the X which says not interested YouTube says, “Got it we’ll tune your recommendations.” Now, I no longer see those recommended videos.

Another way to remove the recommended videos is to clear your search and watch history.

  • Click the history tab when you’re signed in to youtube.com.
  • Make sure you check the icon next to watch history.
  • Click clear all watch history. This will clear watch history and your YouTube watch history will be cleared from all YouTube apps on all devices.

    Your video recommendations will be reset but may still be influenced by activity on other Google products.
  • Click clear watch history. Now, it says, “This list has no videos.”
  • To clear search, history. Click the icon next to the search history.
  • Click clear all search history says, “Your YouTube search history will be cleared from all YouTube apps on all devices.

    Your video recommendations will reset but will still be influence on activity on other Google products
  • Click clear search history. Now it says, “Your search history is empty.”

    I can also pause search history.
    It says, “Pausing YouTube search history means that future searches will not appear in your search history and will not be used to provide improved recommendations. Remember pausing the setting doesn’t delete any previous activity, but you can view edit and delete your private YouTube search history data anytime.”
  • Click pause. Now it says, “This list has no videos.”

    Let’s go back to youtube.com. Now, you can see that the recommended section on my home screen has been removed.

    If you still got some recommended videos and recommended channels on the home screen click the X, which is not interested. YouTube says, “They’ll tune your recommendations.”

Now, I won’t see any more recommended videos based upon the ones I’ve just removed.

Just keep in mind that once you remove the recommended videos there’s no way to undo the changes.

Here’s how to remove a recommended video from your watch history on an iPhone or iPad.

  • Tap the YouTube app go to the home screen of the YouTube app.
  • Tap library.
  • Tap history.
  • To remove an individual video. Tap the three dots.
  • Tap remove from watch history.
  • To clear a pause, your watch history. Tap the three dots at the top of the menu.
  • Tap history controls.
  • Tap clear watch history then tap clear watch history again.

If you want to clear search history. Tap clear search history then tap clear search history.

Here are some important things to keep in mind when removing recommended videos from your home screen.

  1. YouTube will recommend videos based upon your new browsing history after you’ve removed your recommended videos they’ll take some time for YouTube to recommend new videos based upon your browsing history.
  2. If you share a YouTube account with someone else you’ll see recommendations based upon both of your interests.
  3. If you’ve been offline or lost your internet connection after pausing your watch history YouTube recommends checking your watch so your history appears as you expect. As I showed you before you can delete any videos that appear in your history.
  4. If you signed out of YouTube you’ll see videos based upon the popularity in your country. As you watch more videos you’ll see more personalized suggestions.

    Now that you know how to remove recommended videos from YouTube home screen, how do you stop the recommendations at the end of YouTube embed?

    No worries. Just watch my next video on how to stop unrelated videos from appearing at the end of YouTube embed so only videos from your old channel appear.

    Do you want a grow your YouTube Channel this year so you can attract more views and subscribers? If so, pick up a copy of my 100+ page YouTube Marketing Guide at TubeBootCamp.com

How To STOP Recommendations At End Of YouTube Playlist Embed

Did you know that when you embed a YouTube playlist on your website, YouTube recommends its own videos at the end of the playlist instead of videos from your own channel?

Watch the video below to discover how to stop YouTube recommendations playing at the end of YouTube embedded playlists.

After I changed the embed code for the video above, only videos from my own channel appeared at the end of the embedded video. That’s exactly what I want.

Then image below shows what videos appear before and after changing the playlist embed code.

Here are the steps to hide or disable YouTube recommendations at the end of YouTube Playlist Embed, so only videos from your channel appear.

1. Go to your home screen, click on Playlists. 
2. Click the drop-down then click on created playlists

You’ll see a grid of all the playlists on your channel

3. Select a playlist

4. Click on the title of your playlist

5. Click edit

6. Click share

7. Click Embed and copy the embed code

8. Add &rel=0 to the end of the YouTube URL in the playlist embed code

9. Login to your WordPress website to embed the YouTube playlist then go to dashboard – posts – Add new

10. Click the 3 dots to open the code editor

11. Click code editor

12. Copy and paste the iframe code (from Step 8) into WordPress, then click Preview

Now, you’ve got the playlist embedded in your WordPress website so it only shows the videos from your own channel at the end.

If I click on the icon at the top left of the playlist, I can see all the videos that are in my playlist.

If I go to the end of the last video in the playlist, only videos related to my channel appear at the end of the YouTube playlist

Is there a faster way to get the YouTube embed code?

If you install the TubeBuddy Chrome extension, you can get the advanced embed code for your playlist quickly and easily.  

Click here to install TubeBuddy or visit http://www.tubebuddy.com/isitebuild

Just click on “Advanced Embed”, check Hide Suggested Videos, then click Copy. The playlist embed code is exactly the same as what I used above.

If you want to learn how to embed a single YouTube video on your website without showing unrelated videos at the end of the video, click here. You’ll learn how to modify the embed code so only your videos show up at the end of the video.

What are the benefits of embedding a YouTube playlist on your website?

  1. Visitors will stay longer on your website.
    Instead of watching one video, they can go deeper into content by watching successive videos from your channel.
  2. Rank in Google search.
    When you embed a YouTube video or a YouTube playlist on your website, it increases the chance for that video or that playlist to rank in Google Search. As you know, Google is the number one search engine on the net, so you can get a ton more traffic from Google.
  3. Rank in YouTube search.
    When you embed a YouTube video or a YouTube playlist on your website, it increases a chance for that video or that playlist to appear on YouTube search. This results in more traffic, views, and subscribers.

    Now you know how to generate more traffic from the two largest search engines on the net. If you want to learn more about how to use the power of playlists to generate more views and subscribers to your channel, watch my next video.

    Do you want a grow your YouTube Channel this year so you can attract more views and subscribers? If so, pick up a copy of my 100+ page YouTube Marketing Guide at TubeBootCamp.com

How to Disable Ads On YouTube Videos

Do you often get distracted by ads that play before a YouTube video?

In the video below, you’ll discover how to disable ads, so they won’t appear on YouTube videos and annoy your viewers. You’ll also learn how to block ads on other people’s videos from your desktop or mobile phone.

Here’s how to disable or turn off ads on a YouTube channel or on individual videos from your desktop computer.

  1. Sign in to your channel,
  2. Click on the profile icon
  3. Click on YouTube Studio Beta or go to studio.youtube.com.
  4. Select individual videos where you want to turn off monetization.
    For example, you can see the green dollar sign next to a video, it means monetization has been turned on. If I click the drop-down, I can select off and then click save. If you want to turn it on, just click the drop-down again, select on, then click save. You can turn off monetization for any individual video and ads won’t appear on that video.

    Why would you want to disable YouTube ads?
    1. You don’t want to annoy your viewers.
    Especially when you’ve got a small channel, you want to concentrate on getting more viewers and subscribers in a short time. You don’t want to turn off first-time viewers.

    2. You’re not going to make much money with AdSense ads when you’ve got a small channel.
    Keep in mind, you can only monetize YouTube videos when you meet the requirements of the YouTube Partner Program of 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours in the past 12 months.

    3. You might want to disable ads on business videos.
    These are videos where you might sell something or you want to generate leads. Instead of distracting potential buyers, you can disable ads for that particular video.

What if I want to turn off monetization for my whole channel?
– Click monetization.
– Under video advertising, click see more. As you can see, I’ve got monetization enabled for my channel. If I want to disable that, under review or change, click on “monetization for future videos. “
– Uncheck the box that says “monetize with ads” and click save.

Now future videos won’t have ads displayed on them because you’ve turned off monetization.

Let me ask you a question, does watching an ad before the video starts playing distract you from the content?

Post your answer in the comments below. I’d love to read them and I’m sure others would, too.

What if you want to disable ads of all videos on the page?
– Check the box next to actions
– Click the actions drop-down box
– Click more actions, click monetization
– Check the box that says “do not monetize,”
– Click submit.
Now all 30 videos on that page will have ads disabled.

Here’s how to disable or turn off ads on the YouTube Studio App.
– Install the YouTube Studio app from the App Store.
– After it’s installed, tap the YouTube Studio app. Now you’re at the dashboard showing your most recent videos.
– Tap the icon at the top-left.
– Tap videos.
– Tap the video that you want to disable ads on.
– Tap the pencil icon
– Tap the dollar icon.
– Next to monetize with ads, move the slider to the left by tapping on it. Now you can see that the slider has moved to the left.
– Tap save…saving changes. Edits have been saved.
– Check the video.

Now you can see that the ads have been disabled for that video because the dollar sign has faded out, whereas, the other videos have the green dollar sign, which means that they’re still monetized(show ads).

How do you disable, turn off, or block the ads that appear on other people’s videos?

Adblock is a free chrome extension that blocks YouTube video ads and ads on websites. You can get it by going to getadblock.com. It’s the number one most downloaded extension for Google Chrome and Safari, and it works automatically in the background. All you do is click get adblock now. This will take you to the Chrome Webstore and you just click add to Chrome. It’ll be added to your extensions on Chrome. It’s also available for iPhone, Safari, and Opera so you can install it on your iPhone.

YouTube premium is a monthly subscription service offered by YouTube that allows you to watch other people’s videos ad-free. You can enjoy watching ad-free videos on YouTube whenever you sign in, on your mobile device, desktop, or enabled TV. You can even save YouTube videos for when you’re low on data or can’t get online such as when you’re on the airplane. Your video can play uninterrupted in the background even when you open another app. You can get a one-month free trial for $11.99 per month or save money with a family or student plan.

Here’s some important things to keep in mind.

  1. Ads support creators.
    When you disable or block ads on other people’s channels, that means that creator can’t generate revenue from their channel. If you want to support other creators, you might consider not disabling or blocking other people’s ads. It’s also easy to just skip the ad before a video starts playing.
  2. Subscribe to YouTube premium.
    If you’re subscribed to YouTube premium, then you won’t see any ads being on other people’s videos.
  3. Share revenue. Sometimes even if you disable the ads on YouTube video, the ads still appear.

Why is this?
Perhaps you’re using some copyright music from that artist in your video, so you’re sharing the revenue with them. In this case, the generating revenue from some of the ads that are appearing on the video.

The BIG question that might be on your mind is, how can I generate revenue without Adsense ads?

No worries, just watch my next video on 7 ways to make money from YouTube videos without Adsense ads.

Do you want a grow your YouTube Channel this year so you can attract more views and subscribers? If so, pick up a copy of my 100+ page YouTube Marketing Guide at TubeBootCamp.com

How To Use CREATIVE COMMONS MUSIC on YouTube (without copyright strike)

Have you ever wanted to add a music clip to YouTube video, but were afraid that you’d get a copyright strike?

In the video below, you’ll discover how to use Creative Commons and Royalty – Free music on YouTube videos so you won’t have to worry about getting a copyright claim.


Adding some background music to YouTube videos helps viewers to more easily consume your content. The music can even alter the mood of your viewers by uplifting and inspiring them.

What is Creative Commons music?
Creative Commons is a system that allows you to legally use the music, images, and movies all for free. Creative Commons offers free copyright licenses that anyone can use to mark their creative work with the freedoms they wish to carry.

Many musicians choose to release their songs on the Creative Commons license. This gives you the legal right to use their music in your YouTube videos.

But I want to give you a word of warning. I once received a copyright strike on a video that contained two seconds of music that was copyrighted. The video was 4 years old and had 40,000 views. I appealed the strike from YouTube, but it failed. As a result, I couldn’t live stream for three months.

Here are 4 places to find free Creative Commons music to use in your YouTube videos.

  1. YouTube Audio Library.
    Log in to YouTube channel and go to your Audio Library at YouTube.com/audiolibrary/music. You’ll be able to get free music and sound effects. Under free music, you’ve got the tracks, you can sort by genre, mood, instrument, duration, attribution, whether attribution is not required or required, or you can search for any particular type of music.

    Okay, let’s search for country & folk. Mood, bright. Instrument, acoustic guitar. Duration, two minutes. Attribution, not required. Let’s try Picnic on the Roof.

    After you’ve selected your song, just click on the download button. Then you just add the audio to the timeline in your video editing software.

  2. SoundCloud.
    SoundCloud has an awesome selection of background music for YouTube videos. Most of the music on SoundCloud is licensed under Creative Commons, which means that you’re free to use the tracks as long as you follow the guidelines established by the artist.
  3. BenSound.
    BenSound is home to hundreds of fantastic tracks created and uploaded by the artist Benjamin Tissot. BenSound’s music is freely available under the Creative Commons license as long as you credit BenSound.com.

    What I like about BenSound is it’s super easy to use the search function.

  4. Free Music Archive.
    If you use the free-play music for personal use only on YouTube, you’ll be able to access nearly all the tracks for free. Just keep in mind, it’s for the use of one track in one video that appears strictly in a non-revenue generating personal video. The video can’t be used to promote a business. If it’s for business use, then you’ve got to pay to use the music in your video.

    Royalty-Free Music
    Another alternative for using Creative Commons videos is Royalty Free Music. This gives users the right to use copyrighted music without paying royalties for recurring content. In other words, the buyer only has to pay once to use Royalty Free Music and you can use it for as long as you like.

    Here are 7 places where you can get Royalty Free Music.
    1. Epidemic Sound.
    You can find high-quality background music for your videos, and it has an easy search functionality. If you have a paid subscription to TubeBuddy, you can get 25% off. You can also get 250,000 free premium royalty-free music tracks and sound effects from AudioHero.

    2. AudioJungle.
    AudioJungle offers royalty-free music and audio tracks starting from $1 and has over 869,000 tracks.

    3. AudioBlocks.
    With an AudioBlocks subscription, you get access to unlimited downloads or hundreds of thousands of tracks, loops, sound effects, and collections. It has a great search bar and you can download previews of the music.

    4. Jamendo.
    Jamendo has an awesome music collection that allows marketers to pick and choose the music based on what they might be using it for.

    5. Incompetech.
    Incompetech is an artist-run website with free music in just about every genre you can think of. If you give proper attribution, users can download and use the music completely free.

    6. Amazon Music.
    Did you know that Amazon has more than 56,000 free tunes and sound effects that you can easily add in your video backgrounds? You can get free or premium tracks that start at 99¢. Just make sure that you only use the music for personal and non-commercial purposes.

    7. Pond5.
    Pond5 gives you video footage, music, after effects, and more. You’ll find royalty-free stock and production music tracks for any creative project. The search bar makes it very easy to find the music that you want for your projects.

Here are some important things to keep in mind when using Creative Commons music in your videos.

  1. Check the license.
    Just make sure that the music clip that you’re using comes under Creative Commons.
  2. Give attribution.
    Give attribution to the original author in the description of your video. If you want to use copyrighted music in your videos, then make sure you get permission from the original owner. Sometimes the original owner just wants to share the revenue with you, which means you can’t monetize your video.
  3. Warning
    A word of warning about using copyrighted protected music is that sometimes the original author or artist can change their policies. This means the original music which you originally got permission to use can no longer be used. As a result, you might get a copyright strike.

Let me ask you a question…have you ever used Creative Commons or copyrighted music in your videos? Post your answer in the comments below. I’d love to read them and I’m sure others would too.

Another related question you might have on your mind is how can I use Creative Commons videos in my own videos? No worries, just watch the next video on how to find and use Creative Commons videos in your own videos without getting a copyright strike.

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Fair Use For YouTube Videos (How To Avoid Fair Use Copyright On YouTube)

Have you ever got a copyright strike for using a video or audio clip in your own video?

In the video below, you’ll learn what fair use for YouTube videos means and how to avoid fair use copyright on YouTube.

What does fair use for YouTube videos mean?

According to YouTube, “fair use is legal doctrine that says you can reuse copyright protected material under certain circumstances without getting permission from the copyright owner. “

Here’s an example of a short video clip I got from somebody else’s video that I used on my own video and added commentary.

There’s no silver bullet that says you’re protected by fair use when you use copyrighted material that you don’t own.

Here are 5 tips for minimizing the risk of copyright liability when using fair use material.

  1. Make sure it’s transformative.
    This is where you’re adding new expression or meaning to the original works instead of just copying it. Commercial works are less likely to be fair use. You must use the work in such a way that it’s clear the purpose is commentary, news reporting or criticism. Try to add something new or beneficial to improve it rather than just copying it.
  2. Use only small portions of the original work rather than large portions.
    In my example, I only used a few seconds of somebody else’s video.
  3. Use material for factual works rather than purely using material from fictional works.
    If your source is factual or non-fiction, limit your copying to the facts and the data. Number four, use Creative Commons or freely licensed material. Creative Commons videos or music allows you to reuse or edit material for your own use. When an author assigns a Creative Commons license to their own material, it’s free to use for the public.

    All you have to do is to give attribution to the original author in the description below your video.

    If you want to learn more about how to find and use Creative Commons videos in your own videos, click here.

    Here are four fair use myths.

    1. What if I give credit to the original copyright owner, is that fair use?
    Just giving credit to the original copyright owner doesn’t make it transformative. As I mentioned previously, you got to transform the original content instead of just copying it outright.

    One way to avoid that is to secure all the unlicensed elements in your video before you upload it to YouTube.

    2. What if I post a disclaimer on my video, is that fair use?
    There are no magic words to avoid fair use copyright. Even if I say all rights go to the owner or I don’t own, it doesn’t automatically give you permission to use that copyright material.

    3. What if I use the material for entertainment or non-profit purposes?
    Courts will carefully evaluate whether your material is fair use. Just declaring your material is for entertainment purposes only will not pass the fair balance test. Even if your material is non-profit, which favors fair use, it’s not a defense in itself.

    4. What if I added my original work that I created to somebody else’s copyrighted material, is that fair use?
    Even if you add a small portion of your own original content to somebody else’s copyrighted content, it may not come under fair use if you don’t add some new meaning, message or expression to the content. Ultimately, the courts will consider the four factors of the fair use test including how much of the original content you’re using.

    I’ll place links to resources about fair use in links section below this video.

    5. What if you recorded some music that was playing in the background while you were out filming on location, would that be considered fair use?
    Unfortunately not, unless you got permission from the person playing the music. The bottom line for using fair use material in your own videos and avoid copyright is to transform the original content, use a small portion of it like just a few seconds or use Creative Commons videos or music because it’s freely licensed work.

    For example, you can freely use the music from YouTube’s audio library in your own videos without worrying about getting any copyright strike.

    If you’re not sure about using somebody else’s material in your own video and it constitutes fair use, contact a YouTube lawyer.

    If you want to learn more about how to find and use Creative Commons videos in your own videos without getting a copyright strike, watch my next video. You’ll also learn how to make money with Creative Commons videos.

    Do you want a grow your YouTube Channel this year so you can attract more views and subscribers? If so, pick up a copy of my 100+ page YouTube Marketing Guide at TubeBootCamp.com

How To GET MORE TRAFFIC On YouTube Videos

Are you unhappy with the amount of views you’re currently getting from your YouTube videos?

In the video below you’ll discover 7 ways to get more traffic from your existing YouTube videos.

  1. Identify the best performing videos on your channel.
    Go to YouTube Studio beta, click on Analytics. Click “view more” to see the comparison chart and which videos on your channel are getting the highest CTR or click-through rate.

    You can also look at the top videos on your channel that are getting the highest average view duration and the highest watch time. Once you’ve identified these statistics, just create more of those types of videos. You can simply use the different research tools such as the YouTube search bar, or TubeBuddy.

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  2. Change the thumbnails.
    If you’re not getting a good click-through rate on your YouTube thumbnails, consider changing the design. If nobody’s clicking on your thumbnails, then nobody’s going to watch your video. As a result, you won’t get more views and subscribers.

    If you can improve the click-through rate of your thumbnails by improving its design, then more people will watch your videos.

    One of the best ways to test different thumbnails is to split test your thumbnails. You can do this if you upgrade to the Legend option of TubeBuddy.

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  3. Add a transcript of your video content.
    This means people who cannot hear your video or have the sound turned off can read the captions beneath your video.
  4. Pin a comment to the top of your comments.
    If you put a question to the top of your comments that’s related to your video content, you’ll get more engagement to your video. When people go to comment, they’ll see your question at the top of the comments and want to answer that question with their own comment. This will encourage further engagement from existing videos.
  5. Link to a related playlist.
    Instead of saying goodbye at the end of your video, link to a playlist so you get people to watch more of your videos. If people binge watch your videos, then YouTube will reward you for it by giving you more watch time.

    If you get more watch time from people watching successive videos, then YouTube will rank your video in the search engines. It may also appear in suggestive videos, which are the videos on the right side of the watch page.

    You might also want to do this in your cards. Instead of linking to a single video, link to a playlist so people watch video after video in succession. This will extend the viewing session of your visitor.
  6. Embed the video on your blog.
    One of the highest traffic sources on my channel is external. When I look more deeply into external traffic sources, I find that comes from Google search. This is because I embed the videos on my blog together with a transcript.

    Keep in mind that your video is not going to show up in Google search right away. Sometimes it takes weeks, months or even years. However, it’s a great long-term strategy because often you get more traffic from Google than you do from YouTube. Sometimes the video only appears in Google search, but it doesn’t appear on YouTube search or YouTube suggested videos.
  7. Create a similar video.
    If you see that existing video is getting a lot of traffic, create a similar one with a different title and different video content. One way to do this is approach the topic from a different angle. You can then link from your existing video to your new video, using cards and in screens. This will extend the watch time of your existing video and improve your rankings and traffic.

    What if you just want to grow your channel fast?
    No worries, just watch my next video on how to get 1000 subscribers fast in 2019.

    Do you want a grow your YouTube Channel this year so you can attract more views and subscribers? If so, pick up a copy of my 100+ page YouTube Marketing Guide at TubeBootCamp.com

How To Use Creative Commons Videos On YouTube To Make Money

Did you know that you can use other people’s videos to make money on YouTube?

In the video below, you’ll learn 5 ways to use free Creative Commons license videos to make money on YouTube.

According to YouTube..”by making your original video with a Creative Commons license, you’re granting the entire YouTube community the right to use and edit that video.”

That’s great news for video creators like you and I because it means we can use Creative Commons videos in our own videos without getting a copyright strike. We just need to add our own commentary to make the video unique.

YouTube also says...”if you’ve marked your video with a CC by license, you retain your copyright and other users get to use your work subject to the terms of the license.”

If you want to learn more about how to find and use Creative Commons videos in your own videos, click here.

Here are 5 ways to make money on YouTube using Creative Commons videos.

  1. AdSense ads.
    These are ads that are displayed within the first five seconds of playing your video. Advertisers pay for these ads to be displayed on your channel, and you get a cut of the revenue.

    Just keep in mind that your channel needs to be enabled for monetization. In order to do that, you must be a member of the YouTube Partner Program and have 4,000 watch hours and 1,000 subscribers in the past 12 months.

    To make money from displaying AdSense ads on your videos, you can find a free Creative Commons videos on a popular topic that gets a lot of views, you can then can add your own commentary to it to make it unique . This will prevent your video from being flagged by YouTube for duplicate content.
  2. Affiliate marketing.
    The great benefit of affiliate marketing is that you don’t have to create the product or the marketing materials for the product. All you have to do is to sign up for the affiliate program and promote the product, and then you receive 50% or so in commissions. You can use Creative Commons videos to create a review video of the product.

    For example, if your video is about training puppies, you can find Creative Commons videos about training puppies. Just enter training puppies in the YouTube search bar, click filter, click Creative Commons, scroll down, then select and click on a how to train puppies video. Click show more in the description below the video, the license says “Creative Commons Attribution license reuse allowed,” That means I can use this one for my affiliate marketing video without getting any copyright claims.
  3. YouTube video ad campaign.
    Perhaps you want to test a video ad campaign, but you don’t want to waste time creating your own video. Instead, you can find a Creative Commons video to test your video ads campaign.

    Here’s a video ad I tested for a local plumber using a Creative Commons video. The only thing I did to it was add a call to action at the end of the video.
  4. Generate leads.
    Generating leads from your YouTube videos to build an email list is a great way to follow up on your customers. You grab a Creative Commons video on a specific topic, then add your own introduction and call to action at the end. Your call to action could be to download a free cheat sheet or ebook in exchange for the contact information.
  5. Sell your own products.
    Perhaps you have your own product that you wish to promote on YouTube. You can find a Creative Commons video or videos that illustrate your product.

    For example, if you are promoting a dating service, you can find Creative Commons videos on dating. Just enter “Dating, Creative Commons” in YouTube search bar and click search. All the videos that are displayed are Creative Commons.

    If you want to check the license, just click on the video, click show more in the description. On the license it says, “Creative Commons Attribution license reuse allowed.” This means you can use this Creative Commons video in your own video.

Here are 3 important things to keep in mind when using Creative Commons videos in your own videos.

  1. Make sure it’s a Creative Commons video and that reuse is allowed. This will enable you to reuse or edit the video without getting a copyright strike.
  2. Make sure you give attribution to the original creator in the description of your video. Whenever you use a Creative Commons video as your own video, you must give attribution to the original creator.

    Here’s an example of an ideal attribution.

    Creative Commons 10th Birthday Celebration San Francisco” by tvol is licensed under CC BY 2.0

    Because:
    Title? “Creative Commons 10th Birthday Celebration San Francisco”Author?
    tvol” – linked to his profile pageSource? “
    Creative Commons 10th Birthday Celebration San Francisco” – linked to original Flickr pageLicense?
    CC BY 2.0” – linked to license deed
  3. Make sure your video is unique. YouTube says, “Make sure your content adds value, is unique, and relevant.” You can do this by adding commentary instead of just uploading the whole video.

    Let me ask you a question. Do you want to grow your channel fast in 2019? If that’s a yes, watch my next video on how to grow your channel fast in 2019.

    Do you want a grow your YouTube Channel this year so you can attract more views and subscribers? If so, pick up a copy of my 100+ page YouTube Marketing Guide at TubeBootCamp.com

YouTube Video Ideas Generator (5 HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TOOLS for ENDLESS VIDEO IDEAS)

How do you come up with good video ideas for YouTube that get lots of views?

In the video below, I show you 5 highly effective tools that will enable you to generate ideas for your YouTube videos, so you’ll never have to stare at a blank screen again. Every one of these tools is a YouTube video ideas generator.

The biggest challenge for generating new video ideas is to come up with topics that your audience is interested in. If they’re not interested in your topic, they’re not going to watch your video.

One of the best ways to do this is to find out what your audience is searching for. You can achieve this for free in online tools that show you what people are typing into the search engines, what questions they’re asking, and getting the search volume for those terms in questions.

Here are 5 highly effective tools for generating new YouTube video ideas.
1. Keywords Everywhere.
This is a free Chrome extension that allows you to see the search volume, the cost per click, and the competition for 16 different websites. When you type in your keywords, you’ll automatically get the search volume per month for that keyword. This means that people are actively searching for that particular keyword in the search engines. If there’s no monthly searches for that particular keyword phrase, you’ll waste a lot of time creating videos that don’t rank in the search engines and don’t get any traffic. Therefore, you want to choose topics that guarantee views.

2. YouTube Search Bar.
All you have to do is to enter your main keyword in the YouTube search bar, and you’ll get a bunch of suggestions.

For example, if I enter “train puppies” in the YouTube search bar, I get a bunch of suggestions for train puppies, train puppies not the bite, train puppies to walk on a leash, et cetera. Keywords Everywhere gives me the search volume for these keyword phrases. If I enter “_ train puppies,” I get all the how-to terms for that particular keyword phrase.
I got how to train puppies,
– how to train puppies not to bite,
– how to train puppies in Hindi.
– How do you train puppies, 590 searches per month.

If I enter space, underscore at the end, I get longer keyword phrases such as train puppies not to bite, train puppies to walk on a leash, train puppies to sleep through the night, Bbig train puppies, train chihuahua puppies, et cetera.

I can also go through the alphabet such as, A, how to train puppies at home. B, how to train puppies basic commands. C, how to train puppies commands, how to train cavachon puppies, 30 searches per month. D, how to train dachshund puppies, 210 searches per month, and so on.

By doing this exercise, you’ll find a whole bunch of new video ideas.

I can do the same for Google. If I enter “train puppies” in the Google search bar, then I get a bunch of keyword phrases with the search volume beside them. How to train a puppy to sit, 2,400 searches per month. Puppy training guide, 1,900 searches per month, et cetera.

If I scroll down, I can find related keywords with the volume, cost per click, and the competition. You can also find what people search for with the volume, cost per click, and competition. If I scroll down to the bottom, you can find searches related to train puppies.

I can also see that YouTube videos appear as a carousel in Google search as shown here.

train puppies

If you find a keyword phrase that has a good search volume both in Google search and YouTube search, then you could rank for that phrase both in Google and YouTube. You’ll then be able to get double amount of traffic, than if you just appeared in one type of search.

3. AnswerThePublic.com
This is a free video ideas generator that gives you the most frequently asked questions in your niche. If I enter the keyword phrase, “train puppies” in the search bar, click Get Questions, we’ll get questions in a few seconds. I’ve got an image at the top here with 47 questions. If I hover over the questions, I can get the search volume. If I scroll down, I get 292 alphabeticals, and I can also get the search volume.

For instance here, I got trained puppies for sale set around 20 searches per month. $1.45 cost per click. Under I, potty train puppies in apartment, 2,400 searches per month, and 90¢ cost per click. Kennel train puppies, 2,400 searches per month, $1.23 per click.

Just by entering train puppies in the search bar, I’ve got 292 suggestions for future YouTube video ideas.

How can you quickly sort the search volume for these particular keyword phrases?
Scroll down to the bottom, click Add All Keywords, and go to Keywords Everywhere, refresh the page. Now I’ve got the keyword, the search volume, the cost per click, and competition for all these keyword phrases. If I click the drop down, show 500, and I click search volume, then you can see the search volume in descending order. Of course, these first ones don’t make any sense, but if I scroll down, I can see toilet train puppies has 9,900 searches per month, how to train puppies for toilet, 6,600 searches per month.

I can quickly come up with video ideas for YouTube videos with this video ideas generator, AnswerThePublic.

4. TubeBuddy.
http://www.tubebuddy.com/isitebuild
This is a free Chrome extension that gives you the keyword score for the topics that you choose. It will suggest topics that are easy to rank for based upon the keyword score. I highly recommend upgrading to the Star option, so you get access to many more keywords, and you’ll save a lot of time.

After you’ve installed the TubeBuddy Chrome extension, you see the TV icon at the top of the page. Click on the icon, click Launch Keyword Explorer Now. I’m going to enter the keyword phrase, “Hawaii vacations.” You can see automatically, it provides suggestions from the YouTube search bar. Click explore, you see that the way the keyword score specific to my channel is very poor. It’s based upon how many views my videos tend to get and my chance of ranking in these search results. The unweighted keyword score is how this keyword is searched very often, but it’s bad to target because it’s extremely competitive and hard to rank. Therefore, I should choose a longer keyword phrase.

I’m going to select “Hawaii vacations best time to go.” You can also see these score analysis down the bottom here. Search volume is excellent, competition is very poor, optimization strength is excellent, number of videos and search results, 6.32 million, number searches per month, 350,000. Let’s look at a longer keyword phrase, “Hawaii vacations best time to go.” Now I see that my weighted keyword score is very good, 71 out of 100. Search volume is fair, competition is excellent, optimization strength is excellent, number of videos and search results is 14 million. Searches per month, 80 per month, then the unweighted keyword score is also very good, 70 out of 100.

That would be a great video idea for future videos. It would be easy to rank and be able to get a lot of traffic. You can check for “Hawaii vacations” again and look at these other opportunities like “Hawaii vacations 2020.” Very good weighted score, and a good unweighted score.

With the TubeBuddy tool, I can quickly and easily find video content ideas for future videos. I know that these videos are going to get views and subscribers because they have a great search volume.

If you want to get access to even more keywords, I highly recommend upgrading to the star or legend options of TubeBuddy at http://www.tubebuddy.com/isitebuild. You can get 20% off if you use HERMANSBUDDY at checkout.

5. MorningFame.
https://morningfa.me/invite/isitebuild
This is a paid online tool that shows you which videos you should create more of based upon the best performing videos on your YouTube channel. You’ll also be able to get ideas from channels that are close to yours. Go to the keyword research section of MorningFame and click on the Topic tab. Scroll down, it says Create More of These. These are videos that have performed well on my channel. I would create more of these types of videos based on similar topics.

I can also get new video ideas from channels that are close to mine such as Galaga, creative fundamentals, Brian Johnson TV, Vanessa Lau, vidIQ, Creator Insider, Nick Nimmin, Video Creators, Video Influencers, Derral Eves, Roberto Blake. If I have a particular video topic in mind, we can enter it into the search bar here. If I put “video ideas 2019,” then immediately I’ll get a bunch of suggestions based upon YouTube search. If I click Choose 1st Result, then I get a lot of common keywords and uncommon keywords, so I can use these for future video ideas.

Click here..if you want to get access to MorningFame to generate new video ideas based upon your own channel to see if your own channel is trending upwards and to see how much each video contributed to the growth of your channel.

MorningFame added an algorithm tab that shows how YouTube algorithms are promoting your channel in Google search, YouTube search, and suggestive videos.

Let me ask you a question…
Where do you get most of your ideas for your future YouTube videos? Post your answer in the comments below. I’d love to read them, and I’m sure others would too.

Now that you’ve generated a bunch of new video ideas, you’ve got to plan out your content.

How do you do that?

No worries. Just watch the next video on how I plan out my own content, so it’ll be easier to plan out your own. Thanks for watching and we’ll see you in the next video.

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