How To Block Content On YouTube (unwanted videos, channels, inappropriate comments, bad words, URLS)

Are you tired of YouTube recommending content in your subscription feed that you don’t want to watch? Now you can do something about it by permanently blocking videos and channels on the YouTube homepage.

View the image below from the YouTube app which says I can block the channel and YouTube won’t recommend this channel again. If you make a mistake, you can just tap undo.

Here’s how to block videos and channels that are being recommended to you on the YouTube app.

  • Tap the YouTube app.
  • Select the video and channel that you don’t want to see recommended anymore on the home screen.
  • Tap the three dots.
  • Tap don’t recommend channel, so YT won’t recommend videos from this channel to you again.

    If you just want to remove the video…
  • tap the three dots
  • tap not interested. It says, “Video removed. Tell us why.”
  • Tap tell us why, I’ve already watched the video, I don’t like the video.
  • Tap I don’t like the video, and the video is gone.

    If you want to block the whole channel that’s being recommended to you by YouTube…
  • just tap the three dots,
  • tap don’t recommend channel. It says, “We won’t recommend videos from this channel to you again.”
  • If you made a mistake, just tap undo. That’s it.

Here’s how to block videos and channels that are being recommended to you from your desktop.

  • If you want to move recommended videos from your home screen that you no longer want to watch, just click the three dots
  • Click not interested. It says, “Video removed. Undo. Tell us why.”
  • Click tell us why, so I’ve already watched the video, I don’t like the video, I’m not interested in this channel.
  • If you just want to remove the video, you can say, “I don’t like the video”.
  • If you want to remove the whole channel, you can choose I’m not interested in this channel.
  • If you want to remove the recommended videos from a whole topic, just tap the X, it says, “Not interested,” and it will say, “Got it. We’ll tune your recommendations.

If you want to remove a recommended channel…

– Tap the X, it says, “Not interested.” It says, “Got it. We’ll tune your recommendations.”

What if you want to see the videos that you’ve watched in the past or the videos that you may want to watch in the future?

The history link will show you the videos that you’ve watched in the past. You may want to clear all your watch history.

  • Click history.
  • Click clear all watch history. It says, “YouTube watch will be cleared from all YouTube apps on all devices. Your video recommendations will be reset.”

You can also pause watch history.

This will make it harder to find videos you’ve watched, and you may see fewer recommendations for new videos across Google. If you check search history, and clear all search history. It means all YouTube search 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 our Google products.

You can also pause search history.

This means that future searches will not appear in your search history and will not be used to provide improved recommendations. Just keep in mind that pausing the setting doesn’t delete any previous activity.

How do you hide videos that may contain inappropriate content?

For example, if your kids are using your computer to do their homework, you may want to hide inappropriate content.

  • Login to your YouTube channel.
  • Click customize channel.
  • Scroll down to the bottom.
  • Click restrictive mode off. It says, “Restricted mode hides videos that may contain inappropriate content flagged by users and other signals. No filter is 100% accurate, but it should help you avoid most inappropriate content. Your Restricted mode setting will apply to this browser only.” It says, “Lock Restricted mode on this browser. Restricted mode lock prevents others from changing restrictive mode settings from this browser.”

Let’s talk about managing the comments on your channel.

Perhaps you want to disable all comments on your channel. Perhaps you want to hold potentially inappropriate comments. Perhaps you want to hold all comments for review.

  • Login to your YouTube channel.
  • Click YouTube studio beta.
  • Click settings.
  • Click community.
  • Click defaults.
  • If you want to disable all comments, just check the box, click save.
  • If you want to hold potentially inappropriate comments for review, just check that box, click save.

If you want to block users comments and live chat messages…

– Click automated filters.
– Scroll down to hidden users.
Comments and live chat messages from these users won’t show up. It may take several days to remove existing comments and live chat messages. I can just paste the channel URL of a user to add as a hidden user.

I can also block or blacklist certain words.
Comments closely matching these words will be held for review. Live chats matching these words will be blocked. I can also block links. This means new comments with hashtags and URLs will be held for review. Live chat messages and URLs will be blocked. This setting doesn’t apply to you, moderators, or approved users. After you’ve made the changes, just click save.

Now you know all the ways that you can block content on YouTube in 2019, 2020, and beyond.

Let me ask you a question…

Do you want to get more subscribers to your YouTube videos? If that’s a yes, watch the next video on 10 strategies on how to get more subscribers from YouTube videos.

Do you want to learn nine more strategies to get more subscribers to your YouTube videos? If that’s a yes, watch my next video.

How To Add A Subscribe Button / Watermark To All Videos On Your YouTube Channel

If you want to get more subscribers on YouTube in less than three minutes, watch the video below on how to add a subscribe button or watermark to all videos on your YouTube channel.

The subscribe watermark appears at the bottom right of all your videos. When viewers hover over the watermark, a subscribe button appears. When they click the red subscribe button, they’ll be directly subscribed your channel.

Here are steps to add a subscribe watermark across all the videos on your channel in less than three minutes.

– Login to your YouTube channel.
– Click studio beta.
– Click settings.
– Click channel. Click branding. I already have a subscribe watermark on all my videos.
– Click remove. It says watermark will overlay your video in the bottom right-hand corner of the video player.

Adding a video watermark to your content is a great way to improve brand awareness and channel recognition. You have to use a PNG or GIF format, 150×150 pixels, one megabyte or less. Images with one or two colors and a transparent background work best.

– Click choose image.
– Click open. It appears bottom right of my video, I can put it at the end of the video, custom start time, or entire video.I recommend custom start time, 10 seconds.
– Click save.

Let’s check the video….

Now you can see that subscribe watermark appears at the bottom right of my YouTube videos, and I did it in less than three minutes. When viewers hover over the watermark, a subscribe button appears. When they click the red subscribe button, they’ll be directly subscribed to your channel.

What if you don’t have a subscribe watermark image?
You have two choices.
1. You can download it from the net.
2. You can create it yourself.

Let me show you where you can download an image from the net.

Go to Google and enter YouTube subscribe button. Click Google search. Click images. Scroll down until you find a large YouTube subscribe image. Select a large image. Right click. Click save images. Then save it to your desktop.

Here’s how to create a custom subscribe watermark using canva.com.

– Go to canva.com.
– Click create a design.
– Click custom dimensions. We’re going to choose the dimensions, 800×800. – Click create new design. Let’s select the background color. We’ll select red for YouTube colors.
– Click the plus sign. Let’s make it a little redder. Select the white square and move it up a little bit. We’re going to add subscribe text at the bottom. – Click T to add text. We can select text from any of these down here. We’ll select title. We’ll get rid of this subheading. Click the trash icon. Click delete element. Move this down here. We’ll select the white color. We’ll change it to subscribe in capital letters.

Now we’re going to add a triangular subscribe button.

– Click elements.
– Click this triangle. We’ll change the color to match what we have.
– Move it up a little bit
– Rotate it.
– Shrink it a little bit and how you’re finished creating a subscribe button.
– Download the image to your desktop
– Upload it as a brand watermark.
– Click publish.
– Select PNG to download
– Click download.
– Rename the image file to “subscribe new”.

Now, you just follow the steps that I showed you at the beginning of this tutorial to add your subscribe watermark.

Let me ask you a question….

Do you want to learn nine more strategies to get more subscribers to your YouTube videos? If that’s a yes, watch my next video.

My YouTube Subscribers Are Not Increasing And How To Fix It

Are you struggling to grow your YouTube channel? My YouTube subscribers’ not increasing…it seems like people have stopped subscribing.

What am I doing wrong?

These are just some of the questions that YouTube creators are struggling with when it comes to growing their channel.

In the video below , you’ll discover 10 ways to attract more subscribers from your channel and videos.

  1. Target the right audience.
    If you create content for the wrong audience, they’re not going to watch your videos. One of the best ways to identify a target audience is to find the keywords that people are searching on in the search engines.

    To do this, just enter your main keyword in the YouTube search box, and YouTube will give you a bunch of suggestions. These are all keyword phrases that people are entering under the search engines.

    If you want to speed up this process, I highly recommend getting the free Chrome extension, TubeBuddy.
  2. Create content that people want to watch.
    If you offer solutions to people’s problems, they’ll be more likely to subscribe to your channel. If you answer their burning questions, then they’ll also be more likely to subscribe to your channel. If you want to see the most popular questions that people are asking in your niche, go to answerthepublic.com. You just enter your main keyword, and it’ll spit out a bunch of questions. You can then create a bunch of videos that answer each of these questions.
  3. Create an engaging video.
    The goal of your video is to keep people engaged all the way through your video. To do this, create a hook at the beginning like a question, followed by your main points, and ending with a strong call to action.

    Your call to action could be to get them to watch another video that’s similar to the one they’ve just watched. You can also link to a playlist on the card or the end screen so they can binge watch successful videos in a row.

    When you create your video, make sure you ask people to subscribe in the video and give them a strong reason to subscribe. Also, tell them to turn on the bell notifications, so they’d be notified whenever you upload a new video. You can also add subscribe graphics in the lower two-thirds of your video. As they’re watching the video, a subscribe graphic will pop up.
  4. Make your video searchable.
    You want your video to be discovered in the search engines, don’t you? This all starts off with an attractive thumbnail so people can click on that thumbnail when they see it on the search engines. Make sure you create a professional thumbnail and a well-optimized title. When people see a great thumbnail and a title that aligns itself with the thumbnail, they’ll be more inclined to watch your video.

    Make sure you also optimize your description and your tags so your video will be discoverable in the search engines.

    If your video gets ranked on the first page of YouTube and or Google, then you’ll get a lot more subscribers. Click here to watch my video series on how you can rank your videos on the search engines.
  5. Provide viewers multiple opportunities to subscribe.
    As mentioned previously, you can ask viewers to subscribe in the actual video, and give them a strong reason to subscribe.

    Make sure you also add the, “Subscribe” element in your end screen so the subscribe button pops up at a new video. Create a custom subscribe link and add it in the description of your video. Click here to watch my video on how you can create a custom subscribe link.

    Another thing you can do is put a comment at the top of your comments that ask people to subscribe. You can also add your custom subscribe link in this place. Now when people go to comment on your video, they’ll see that subscribe link at the top of the comments.

    Alternatively, you can just link to another video or playlist that gets your viewers to dive deeper into your content so they’ll be more inclined to subscribe.

    Add a subscribe watermark to your bottom right of all the videos across your channel. Click here to watch the video on how to create a subscribe watermark.

    The “About” page is another great way to get people to subscribe. A lot of people visit the “About” page of a channel to find out what the channel is all about. Why not give them an opportunity to subscribe to your channel, after they’re finished reading your description. You can also add a subscribe link to your channel banner so when people visit your channel homepage and see your channel banner, they’ll have an opportunity to subscribe.
  6. Correctly structure your channel homepage.
    Your channel homepage is like the front page of a website. When people first visit your channel homepage, you want to give them a good experience. Therefore, make sure you give them a good experience by creating a professional channel banner, a channel trailer, and add sections containing playlists to the rest of your channel homepage.

    Keep your channel trailer short, and be sure to mention all the benefits of subscribing to your channel. When the channel trailer finishes, a button will pop up asking people to subscribe.

    When you add a playlist to your channel homepage, it gives the first-time viewers an opportunity to dive deeper into your content, and they’ll be more inclined to subscribe to your channel. Just make sure that you optimize your title and description of each playlist because it will appear on the channel homepage. The more value you give to first time viewers when they visit your channel homepage, the more likely they’ll subscribe to your channel.
  7. Create a video series instead of a single video.
    When you’re planning out your content, think about a series of videos based upon a topic or a particular theme. Since watch time is one of the main ranking factors on YouTube, your video will be promoted in the search engines. When you create your first video in the series, make sure you place all the other videos in a playlist, and then link to them in the cards and the end screens. When you do this, people will binge watch your videos, which means they’ll stay longer on the YouTube platform, and then YouTube will promote your video in the search engines.
  8. Engage with the viewers on the comments.
    Since YouTube is a social media platform, make sure you’re social by replying to the comments. If you don’t reply to the comments, then your viewers will less incline to subscribe to your channel. The more viewers you engage with in the comments, the more likely they will subscribe to your channel. Instead of just giving a brief reply like, “Thank you”, you can engage in a full conversation, which will motivate the viewer to subscribe.
  9. Identify the videos which are getting the most subscribers.
    When you know which videos attracted the most subscribers, create more of those types of videos.
  10. Increase upload frequency.
    The more videos you upload, the more opportunities you have for people to subscribe. Perhaps you’re only publishing one video a week. If you’re only uploading once a week, try uploading twice a week. If you don’t have the time to film and edit a regular video, add a live stream. It will give you a chance to engage with your viewers and give you a ton of watch time on your channel.

    BONUS TIP
    Absolutely don’t ask sub for sub. I get so many people on the comments asking to subscribe to their channel because they’re subscribed to my channel. However, it’s against YouTube’s Terms of Service, and will only negatively affect your channel.

Let me ask you a question….

What traffic source attracts the most subscribers on your channel? Post your answer in the comments below. I’d love to read them, and others would too.

How do you get more views to YouTube videos?

I’m glad you asked. Just watch my next video on my top 7 strategies to get more views on YouTube 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 YouTube To Get Leads And Grow Your Email List On Autopilot

Are you a business or product owner that’s struggling to generate leads for your business or product?

Do you want to create an automated lead generation machine?

Watch the video below to learn how to use YouTube to get leads 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year after year, on autopilot.

Why use YouTube?
1. It’s the second largest search engine on the net after Google.
Five billion videos are watched every day on YouTube. 400 hours of video are uploaded every minute. 500 million views come from mobile devices.

2. Your videos can be discovered in YouTube search, YouTube suggested and even Google search.
This means you get traffic from three different sources.

3. Video creates more engagement than plain text.
The fact that you can use motion, sound and showing your face creates far better engagement than just plain text. It’s also a much better way to create a rapport with your audience.

4. Video builds trust and credibility.
It enables you to almost have a one-on-one conversation with your audience, so they know, like and trust you. This helps boost your conversion rates. Number five, make money on autopilot. Once you’ve created this evergreen money-making machine, you can make money over and over again. If you follow up with the leads that you get from YouTube videos, you can recommend your products and services to your audience.

Here are the 5 requirements to capture leads from YouTube.

  1. Lead magnet.
    This can be a free report, e-book, cheat sheet or even short video course. One of the easiest ways to create a free report or a free cheat sheet, is to use the free online graphics software canva.com. It contains a ton of free templates that you can easily modify to your liking.

    I use software called Designrr to quickly and easily create an e-book online in just a few minutes. Click here to watch how I use Designrr to create an e-book online in 30 seconds
  2. Landing page or website.
    When you offer a free lead magnet such as a free report or a free cheat sheet, you also got to create a landing page to hold that free report. A fast and easy way to create a landing page is to use the Thrive Architect plugin for WordPress. I’ll place a link in the description to a demo on how to use Thrive Architect. Alternatively, you can pay for a monthly subscription to Click Funnels which will give you lots of templates for your landing pages. Now that you created your lead magnet to put on your landing page, you need a home for your landing page.
  3. Domain name and web hosting.
    A domain name is a website address that is short and easy to remember. For example, the domain name of my blog is drostdesigns.com A quick and easy way to register a domain name and to get web hosting is to go to GoDaddy. You can find and register a domain name for about 20 bucks.

    Web hosting for your landing page or website will cost you an extra few dollars per month.

    If you don’t want to register a domain name or pay for web hosting, you can use something like AWeber to build a landing page, you just won’t have an easy-to-remember website address. An alternative to WordPress for your landing page is to use a paid subscription service like Click Funnels.

    Now that you have your lead magnet, landing page, domain name and web hosting all sorted out, it’s time to create engaging videos.
  4. Create an engaging video.
    There’s three parts to creating an engaging video. The first part is to create a hook. This can be a question or a teaser about what’s coming up at the end of the video. For example, a question could be, “Do you want to know how to use YouTube to get more leads?

    An example of a teaser could be, “Stay tuned to the end of the video, to download for free my video evaluation cheat sheet.” After you’ve created your hook, dive into the meat of your content. This can include several bullet points that answers the most burning questions of your audience.

    The last part should be a strong call-to-action that tells people to download your free cheat sheet or free report. You can link to the free download in a card, in-screen or place a link in the description below your video.

    If you want to link to a landing page or website from a card or in-screen you need to associate your website with YouTube account. To do this, you must meet the requirements of the YouTube partner program of 4,000 hours and 1,000 subscribers in the past twelve months. Now that you’ve created an engaging video and a strong call-to-action, it’s time to capture those leads with an email autoresponder, so you can build an email list.
  5. Email autoresponder or email list provider.
    The purpose of the email list provider or the email autoresponder is to capture those leads and build an email list. One of the best and most reliable e-mail autoresponders is AWeber, which I’ve been using for years. It has one of the highest delivery rates and you can easily set up an email capture form on your website or landing page. You can also schedule your e-mails to go out any day you like. I’ll place a link in the description to my blog post review of AWeber.

After viewers submit their contact information, in exchange for the free download, you can start building your email list on autopilot. Every time someone watches your video and grabs a free download, you’ll be adding people to your email list.

Now you’ve set up an evergreen lead generation machine. As you build up your email list by redirecting viewers from your videos to your landing page, you will be able to recommend your products and services to them. Just make sure that your products and services are in alignment with the content of your videos.

Here are 5 important things to keep in mind.

1. Create a lead magnet that’s related to the content of your video.
If it’s clear that your lead magnet solves your viewers’ problems, they’ll be motivated to download it.

2. Create a series of follow-up emails.
Your new subscribers are not going to purchase your products and services right away, you need to build up relationships with them first so they know, like and trust you before you recommend your products and your services. You can do this by scheduling a series of follow-up emails that dives deeper into your content.

3. You don’t need thousands subscribers on your channel to generate leads.
You can even create a lead generation machine from a small channel.

4. You do the work once and reap the benefits over and over.
Once you set up your lead generation machine, it can be working for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year after year on autopilot. That’s a beautiful thing indeed. You can create more of these little funnels with different types of lead magnets.

5. Get your videos ranked on the first page of YouTube and Google.
The key to building a big email list from YouTube videos is to get your videos ranked in the search engines.

Click here to watch my series of videos on how to rank your videos in YouTube search, YouTube suggested and Google search.

Let me ask you a question…

Do you want to know the specific areas on your channel and videos that you should improve so you can get more views and subscribers?

If that’s a yes, download my video evaluation cheat sheet. You’ll discover the key areas you need to improve to grow your YouTube channel.

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.

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