YouTube Live Stream App – Top 12 Benefits of Mobile Live Streaming on YouTube

In the video below I discuss the Top 12 benefits of live streaming on YouTube using your YouTube App on your iPhone, iPad or Android device.

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1. Grow your channel
YouTube viewers tend to stay longer on live stream videos compared to regular videos which are often called videos-on-demand. Since watch time is one of the main ranking factors on youtube a livestream video will potentially outrank a regular video. This means that your live stream video will generate more views and subscribers to grow your channel.

2. Immediate engagement
Interacting live means you can engage with your viewers in real time. This gives you an opportunity to create a more intimate connection with your viewers because you can answer their questions live.

3. Fast rankings
Livestream videos often rank faster for a specific keyword phrase than regular videos because YouTube is currently promoting live streaming. This means you can target a specific keyword phrase and almost get your video ranked immediately.
More people will watch the replay when they search and find your video on Google and YouTube. This means that your live video will continue to attract views and subscribers on autopilot.

4. Not many YouTubers are able or willing to go live
Currently mobile live streaming is only available to YouTube channels that have 10,000 or more subscribers. YouTube is currently rolling it out to other channels who have less than 10000 subscribers so check your youtube app to see if it’s available. Even so many YouTubers will not jump in because they can’t let go of the fear of going live. This presents a great opportunity for YouTubers that can overcome their fears and go live now.

5. Saves time
A regular video takes a long time to prepare, because you have to write a script, record the video, edit the video and then upload it. You can substantially reduce this preparation by just going live. All you need to do is just tap “Go live” on your YouTube app and start recording. It’s fast and easy to do.

6. No equipment needed
All you need is a mobile phone. A good internet connection, and install the YouTube App. Just push the “Go Live” button on your youtube app, and then point and shoot with your mobile camera.

7. Stream anywhere
Since you can take your phone anywhere, you can stream live from any location. For example you could live stream a conference, an event, or even live stream what is happening right now.

8. Make money
Super Chat enables fans and subscribers to interact with you during your live stream. If they purchase a Super Chat, their comment will be highlighted in the live chat stream. For example a viewer can purchase a live Chat to get their channel reviewed live. They could also get their questions answered.

9. Immediately share on social media
The YouTube app allows you to share your live stream video on social media sites without closing the app. This means you can generate immediate traffic from your live stream.

10. Embed your live stream on your website or blog
Expand your audience by embedding your live stream on your website, blog, or facebook page. To embed a live stream video on your website, make sure that you have an AdSense approved account and it’s linked to your YouTube account.

11. Receive immediate notifications
YouTube has several ways to alert people once you’re ready to go live.
If subscribers have activated the bell notification on their YouTube account, they’ll receive an instant notification when you’re ready to go live. YouTube will also notify your subscribers via email. A red dot will appear next to their email message from YouTube saying something like ”iSiteBuild is live now.” Subscribers will also see the live stream appear in the What to Watch Next section on their youtube channel.

12. Instant analytics
The YouTube Live dashboard will give you instant analytics after your live stream has ended.
You’ll be able to view what traffic you’ve received and if you’ve gained any more subscribers.
When your live stream has ended, your video will be added to the regular videos that have been uploaded to your channel. It will then become available to all youtube viewers based upon your privacy settings.

Let me ask an important question…

Do you intend to go live if Live Stream is available to you on YouTube?
If not, what are your main fears?
Post your answer in the comments below. I’d love to read them.

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10 YouTube Life Hacks To Grow Your Channel

People ask me all the time, “how do I grow my YouTube channel?” Even though they may have purchased multiple video marketing courses they still wonder why their channel hasn’t grown fast enough.

Here are my top 10 YouTube life hacks that have contributed to the growth of my YouTube channel and how you can use the same hacks for the growth of your own channel.

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1. Purpose
When I started my youtube channel way back in 2006 I would just upload videos every now and then. This is because I didn’t clearly define the purpose of my channel. As a result my channel received little or no views and subscribers.t was only when I decided to use YouTube videos to generate leads to my web design business, that I received an uptick in traffic.

2. Passion
My passion for creating videos kicked into high gear when people started asking me how to use video marketing to promote their services and products. I get inspired and motivated when I can help people solve their problems. As a result I began uploading tutorials and creating online courses related to video marketing.

3. Belief
When I first began my YouTube Channel it was hard to believe that it would be successful, because I had no audience. One of the keys to success was to find keywords that people were searching on in Google and YouTube. I would then create videos based around those keywords.

As more people discovered my videos based upon their searches in Google and YouTube my audience growth increased. People often give up when they don’t see immediate success. I discovered that YouTube channel growth is slow at the beginning, but speeds up as your videos gain traction in the search engines.

4. Fear
Fear leads to inaction. One of the scariest things I had to overcome was appearing in front of a camera. It initially made me very nervous as I stuttered to get my message out. When I focused more on sharing the message that I wanted to get across to my audience rather than worrying about what I look like or sound like, then my fears went away. It also helped that I could edit out my mistakes before my video went public.

5. Perfection
Striving for perfection doesn’t produce immediate results because you’re always analyzing. For example recently I spent 1 hour recording a video only to find out later, that I hadn’t plugged in the microphone. As a result the audio on the video sounded terrible but I uploaded it anyway. It’s better to take action and upload an imperfect video rather than not uploading a video at all.

6. Perseverance
Perseverance is not a long race. It’s the accumulation of many races one after the other. Success is the result of hard work, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, loving what you are doing or learning to do. You can’t learn all the steps that it takes to grow a YouTube channel in one hour. Channel growth is a process that requires a great investment of time and energy over a certain period of time.

7. Procrastination
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday. For example I sometimes get stuck for content ideas for future videos. If I put it off until the last minute it kills my creativity and causes anxiety and stress. I’ve now learned to keep an ongoing list of content ideas when I’m in a creative mindset.

8. Consistency
In my of my recent videos named “YouTube Channel Growth Rate Case Study” I showed how my channel growth rate was very slow at the beginning because I was only uploading videos every now and then. I’d only hear crickets. When I changed my upload frequency to twice a week, my growth rate increased dramatically.

9. Community
It’s easy lose to inspiration and motivation when you receive little results from all your efforts. You may get discouraged by reading negative comments or comparing your channel growth with others. Instead of going it a lone get support from other YouTubers by interacting with them in the comments, joining their facebook groups, newsletter, or forums. You’ll find that other YouTubers are experiencing the same problems as you.

10. Be yourself
It’s impossible to please everybody so instead of trying to impress people just be yourself. It’s better to be yourself than to try to be some version of what you think the other person wants you to be. Focus more on the tasks that you love to do that generate energy rather than activities that leave you drained. If you love what you are doing you will be successful.

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Youtube Channel Growth Rate Case Study – 7 Lessons Learned

When first starting out on YouTube your channel growth rate may be very slow. It’s easy to become discouraged when your videos receive little or no views. In the video below I share how my channel growth rate increased in recent years, the 7 lessons I learned and how you can apply it to the growth of your OWN channel.

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When I first started my channel in 2006 I was using a non-hd video camera. I had just started a marketing tips newsletter for my web design business. As you can see from the first video that I uploaded to YouTube in 2006 using a non-hd camera the presentation was little wobbly, the quality was poor, but hey I wasn’t aiming for perfection.

Here’s a quick look from my YouTube Channel Growth Statistics from 2007 to 2017 from the time of shooting this video. Unfortunately YouTube analytics would only show the statistics from 2007 until 2017.

4/11/07 – 4/1/08 0 subscribers
4/11/08 – 4/1/09 9 subscribers
4/11/09 – 4/1/10 10 subscribers
4/11/10 – 4/1/11 6 subscribers
4/11/11 – 4/1/12 68 subscribers
4/11/12 – 4/1/13 95 subscribers
4/11/13 – 4/1/14 357 subscribers
4/11/14 – 4/1/15 2620 subscribers
4/11/15 – 4/1/16 5591 subscribers
4/11/16 – 2/28/17 7241 subscribers

As you can see from 2007 to 2013 I hardly got any subscribers because I wasn’t focused video marketing and I wasn’t uploading many videos. In January 2013 I purchased a video traffic course called Video Traffic Academy which is currently unavailable.

After studying the course I started uploading videos every now and then. So I only got 357 subscribers from April 2013 to April 2014. Video marketing was still not much of my focus.

It was only after April 2014 that I began uploading videos twice a week. As a result I received 2620 subscribers in one year. This could be viewed as a very slow YouTube channel growth rate compared to other channels which are receiving 1000s of subscribers every month.

The following year I doubled my subscriber rate and got 5591 subscribers. From April 2016 to Feb 28 2017 I received over 7200 subscribers. Currently I’m on track to double my subscriber rate from last year.

Here are the 7 lessons I learned about the growth rate of my YouTube channel and how you can apply them to the growth of your own channel:

1. Channel growth rate is very slow at the beginning
Channel growth is like a seed. You won’t see it’s full potential until its reached maturity. If you nourish it with the right elements it will blossom into something beautiful channel that you will be proud of.

Therefore don’t get discouraged by the lack of views to your videos or the number of subscribers to your channel. Instead focus on uploading new videos every week even if you don’t feel like it and believe that your channel will be a success. Keep in mind that what you do every week matters more than what you do every once in a while.

2. Channel growth rate increases with upload frequency
The more videos you upload, the more traffic you will receive. As your channel grows more videos will appear in the suggested, recommended and related video sections.

3. Channel growth rate increases as video quality improves
Continually look for ways to improve the quality of your videos.

Here are some suggestions…

  • Grab the attention of your viewers at the beginning of your video
  • Make use of cards, end screens and annotations to encourage interactivity
  • Ask people to subscribe in the video
  • Improve the quality of your thumbnails so they are easy to view on mobile devices and in the search engine listings
  • Create video content that your target audience wants to watch
  • Experiment with creating different types of videos such as how-to, storyline, case studies
  • Compare making short videos with longer videos to see which one gains the most traction.

4. Promote your video within the first 48 hours
If your video gains a ton of traffic within the first 48 hours of you uploading it, it will often appear on the first page of Google or YouTube. After that your video rankings will dance around a bit before Google decides on a more stable position. This often called the Google dance.

5. Improve view duration
One of the main ranking factors of YouTube is watch time. For example if the average view duration is 60% then this video will rank higher than a similar video which has a view duration of only 20%…even if it gets more views. Therefore look for different ways to improve the retention rate of your videos.

6. Don’t compare your growth with the growth of other channels
Comparing your success with other’s success will only kill your inspiration and motivation. Every channel is completely different. No one has exactly the same content. We all have different personalities, equipment, and editing styles. Most importantly we all have different target audiences.
Trying to be like someone else is a waste of the person you are. Just give your best and forget the rest because there’s always someone else who is doing better than you.

7. Know your target audience
If you can tap into what your target audience wants, you’ll attract the right traffic. One way to do this is to type your seed keyword into Google or YouTube and look at the keywords and keyword phrases that are being suggested. Create video content based around these suggestions. Another method is to ask subscribers what kind of content they would like to see you cover.

Bonus Tip
Don’t get affected by negative comments

“You can’t change the forces of the wind but you can change the setting of your own sail.” This means if somebody doesn’t like your message, just let them be. Life isn’t about pleasing everybody. So just be yourself and enjoy your own journey.

Let me ask you an important question..
What lesson have you learned that has contributed to the growth of your YouTube channel? Post your answer in the comments below. I’d love to read them.

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YouTube Hacks To Grow Your Channel – Top 12

Are you tired of not seeing the growth that
you expected from your YouTube channel?

Perhaps you’re only getting a small number of views to your video but you expect more. My experience is that YouTube channel growth rate is slow at the beginning but speeds up as time passes.

Here are my Top 12 YouTube Hacks to grow your channel

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1. Organize your channel homepage
More people will subscribe to your channel if you’ve correctly optimized your channel home page. Make sure your channel banner, your channel icon your channel trailer and your about page clearly shows what your content is all about. Organize your playlists into sections so your visitors will want to watch related videos. YouTube rewards channels where people watch more of your videos in succession. This is called session time.

2. Create a series playlist
A series playlist allows you to mark your playlist as an official set of videos that should be watched together. Adding your video to a series playlist allows other videos in your playlist to be featured and recommended. YouTube will use this information to modify how videos will be presented and discovered.

Your video can only be added to one series playlist so make sure you don’t add to another playlist otherwise you won’t be able to save it.

3. Use end screens and annotations to increase engagement
Look at the retention rate of videos in YouTube analytics to see if people stop watching your videos after a certain period of time. If you notice that they are dropping off at the beginning of your video add a card, annotation or graphic to keep them engaged.

3. Remind viewers to subscribe
Ask viewers to subscribe at the beginning and/or end of your video. Also give them a reason to subscribe instead of just telling them to watch more of your videos. End screens will enable you to add your profile picture or logo at the end of your video so you get more people to subscribe.

4. Add a branding watermark
Did you know you can add a small branding icon at the bottom right of all the videos you’ve uploaded to your channel within a few seconds. When someone clicks on this watermark, a subscribe button will pop-up. You have the option to make the watermark appear throughout the video, at the beginning of the video, or even a custom start time. Click the card icon to watch my branding watermark tutorial.

5. Embed a subscribe link
If you add ?sub_confirmation=1 to the end of your channel URL, a subscribe button will pop-up. You can embed this special URL to your blog, to your video description, social media sites, and other properties on the net to get people to subscribe off YouTube.

6. Experiment with creating longer videos to increase watch time
Watch time is one of the main ranking factors on YouTube. So if somebody watches 50% of a 5 minute video it will potentially rank higher than if they just watched 20% of the same video. Therefore look for ways to maintain your viewers’ attention throughout the video to improve watch time.

7. Create a unique tag for your own channel
then use that tag for all the videos that you upload.

When someone watches one of your videos, suggested videos will appear on the right side of the page. This will encourage people to watch more of the videos on your channel which improves watch time.

8. Create your own custom thumbnails
Instead of using the auto-generated thumbnails that YouTube displays next to your videos, create a custom thumbnail that stands out in the search engines. One way to make your thumbnail unique is to include a picture of yourself. Also make sure that the text is large enough so people can easily read it on their mobile phones.

I use software called YouTube Thumbnail Creator
Watch my review of YouTube Thumbnail Creator below…

9. Interact with your audience
Reply to the comments of people who have watched your videos by answering their questions and thanking them. This will encourage them to comment on future videos you upload if you continue to provide valuable content.

10. Consistency
YouTube will send more traffic to your channel if you upload videos on a consistent basis. Try to upload at least one new video every week, the more the better.

11. Repurpose your video content
Besides promoting your videos to social media sites, expand the reach of your audience by converting your videos to other formats.

Here are some 7 examples of what you can do:
* Transcribe your video content and upload your transcript to your blog.
* Extract the audio from your video and convert it into a podcast and share it on podcast directories.
* Convert your content to a PDF file and share it on document sharing sites
* Include your channel URL in your email signature
*Use your content to do a live stream on YouTube or Facebook
* Convert your content into slides and do a powerpoint presentation for a webinar

12. Track the performance of your videos
Visit YouTube Analytics to monitor how the top 10 videos are performing. Specifically observe how long viewers are watching your video. If they are leaving after a few seconds, work on improving the retention rate.

That’s it!
Now you know my Top 12 YouTube Hacks To Grow Your Channel

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YouTube Growth Mindset Mistakes To Avoid & How To Solve Them

Growing a successful channel requires the right mindset otherwise you’ll fall prey to the common mistakes that cause YouTubers to lose motivation and give up.

Here are the 10 common YouTube Growth Mindset Mistakes to avoid
that will help with the growth of your channel.

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1. Inadequate vision
If you don’t have a clear vision for your channel it will be difficult to keep going when you encounter difficulties. Channel growth requires a lot of hard work and sometimes you don’t feel inspired to create new content. For example the reason that I upload new video content every week is to help as many people as possible. When more of my videos get discovered on Google and YouTube I reach more people. The accumulated revenue from my videos also increases.

2. Lack of specific goals
Goals provide a road map for success. Unless you know where you want to go and how to get there it will take a longer to get to your destination. For example one of my goals for this year is to attain 10,000 new subscribers. To make this happen I have to plan out my content ahead of time so I can upload new content on a regular basis.

3. Lack of belief
Faith is the things hoped for but not yet seen. When starting a YouTube channel it’s hard to imagine becoming successful..whatever success means to you. If you absolutely believe that your channel will be successful and maintain this mindset during the growth of your channel, you’ll make it happen.

4. Negative thoughts
Negative thoughts can easily destroy or limit your vision, motivation and passion. For example, if one of your videos received little or no views more dislikes than likes, it would be easy to just throw in the towel and give up thinking that this is just a “waste of my time.”

One of the ways to conquer these thoughts is to surround yourself with positive people who have gone through similar struggles and experiences. You’ll be able to get their positive support. One of the ways to do this is to start or join a Facebook group with people who share the same goals.

Another great way to stop the negative thoughts that occupy your mind is to go and help somebody. When you help someone solve one of their problems it stops you thinking about the negative thoughts that reside in your mind.

5. Lack of confidence
This is similar to having negative thoughts. For example you may not have the confidence to appear in front of a camera because you think you’re too ugly or don’t have a good enough voice. Then someone says “don’t worry about what you look or sound like because people are more interested in the message that you’re trying to convey.” So after going ahead and creating a few videos and getting positive feedback you’ve overcome your lack of confidence.

6. Indecision
Sometimes I wonder to myself if I should upload a video I just wrote a script for. If my indecision gets prolonged for few days it negatively affects my ability to get things done because it occupies space in my mind. I find it’s better to make a decision quickly so I don’t suffer “paralysis of analysis.”

7. Comparing yourself to others
The growth of your channel may be very slow compared to similar channels that offer the same content. They may be getting 1000s of views and subscribers. Instead of comparing your channel with theirs, just be yourself and enjoy your own journey.

Avoid measuring their success against your success because you don’t know the circumstances that are behind their channel. For example I may have built a relationship with a popular person on the Net who has millions of followers. So avoid comparing yourself with others and trust in your own journey.

8. Absence of authenticity
If you try to be like somebody else you won’t be true to yourself. Every person is unique and has their own talents and abilities that can contribute to making the world a better place. People will connect with your uniqueness that they won’t find anywhere else. Don’t worry about the haters or the people that dislike you because you’re not going to please everyone.

9. Lack of consistency
YouTube rewards channels that upload videos on a consistent basis by giving them views and subscribers. Make a committment to upload at least one new video every week. Create an ongoing list of new video ideas so you can upload new videos ahead of schedule. If you commit to this plan you’ll always have a new video ready to upload even if you’re on holiday get sick or don’t feel creative.

10. Not having fun
You’ve probably heard of the proverb “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” If you’re not having fun creating new content on a consistent basis, you’ll soon lose motivation and inspiration and want to give up. Therefore make sure you create content that people want to watch.

For example I get inspired when someone tells me I’ve solved one of their problems that they have been struggling with for several days. One way to attract these types of people to your channel is to create videos based on the keywords that people are searching on in Google and YouTube.

Another method is to create videos that answer the questions that people leave in the comments, on forums and in groups.

That’s it!
Now you know the 10 YouTube Growth
Mindset Mistakes and how to solve them.

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How To Become Successful On YouTube

Let me ask you a question.. will you still be successful on YouTube
if you don’t have millions of views and subscribers?

Whether you’re just starting a YouTube channel or have been
building it for a while it still may not feel like it’s a success.

When I seriously started focusing on building my channel several years ago it was slow going because I wasn’t getting many viewers or subscribers. If I compared my channel with other channels that got millions of views and subscribers in the same period, I’d get depressed and lose motivation.

So what does success on YouTube look like?

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Long term success
Long term success depends on the purpose and goals of your channel. For instance the purpose of my channel is to help others grow their YouTube channels. If I can help one person solve a problem with their channel I claim that as a success.

One of the long term main goals for my YouTube channel is to build a traffic machine that continuously generates views, subscribers, leads and sales. The beauty of this machine is that it functions on autopilot. As my channel continues to grow my traffic stream gets wider and stronger. This means I don’t have to waste time and money running ads to promote my products or affiliate products.

Short Term Success
Short term successes come in many forms. Here are a few examples…

  • Helping someone solve one of their problems
  • Gaining new subscribers to my channel
  • Receiving views to my videos
  • Receiving feedback in the comments to one of my videos

Ongoing Success
This refers to the ongoing feedback I get by continually creating, uploading, optimizing and promoting my videos. Even though It involves a great investment of time and energy I get tremendous satisfaction after completing the process.

Here are some examples of ongoing successes
I receive on a daily basis:

  • Receiving a comment that says I helped someone
  • Figuring out a new factor that brings more engagement to my videos
  • Coming up with new channel content that speaks to my audience
  • Writing an email message to my subscribers that helps
    them grow their channel
  • Getting one new subscriber
  • Making new connections
  • Generating sales from my own products and
    affiliate products I recommend
  • Achieving higher conversions by tweaking my sales funnel

Here are my 10 tips to become successful on YouTube
1. Define the purpose of your channel
2. Define your target audience
3. Set weekly, monthly, and yearly goals
4. Organize your channel home page so new visitors will want to subscribe
and returning subscribers will want to get new content
5. Optimize your videos so they get discovered on Google and YouTube
6. Constantly look for new ways to improve the quality of your videos
7. Keep a constant upload schedule
8. Interact with your audience on youtube by replying to their comments
9. Promote your videos outside YouTube
10. Track the performance of your videos using YouTube analytics

Keep these 4 important things in mind
1. Believe you will be successful
2. Don’t compare your success with somebody elses success. Their definition of success may be different to .just be yourself & enjoy your own journey.
3. Celebrate your small successes because they’ll lead to your long term success
4. Success on YouTube is a marathon not a sprint. It may be slow going at the beginning but speeds up as time passes.

So be patient and don’t give up!

That’s it!
Now you know How To Become Successful On YouTube

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How To Get Your YouTube Videos Noticed – My Top 10 Tips

How the heck do you get your YouTube videos noticed when
YouTube receives over 30 million visitors per day?

It’s easy to get discouraged when your newly uploaded videos receive
little or no views and other channels receive thousands or millions of views.

Your video won’t get discovered on YouTube or Google if you haven’t
optimized it or promoted it correctly after it’s been uploaded.

Here are my top 10 tips to get your youtube videos noticed:

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1. Rename your video file
When you first create your video file, it will be named something like ‘untitled.” The best practice is to rename your video file the same as you title your video . Make sure it includes some of your main keywords.

2. Optimize video file properties

  • Before you upload your video file, include the
    appropriate info in your file properties
  • On the MAC just right click the video file,
    click get info and fill out the video properties
  • On a PC just right click to view the video file properties,
    add a title, subtitle, tags and add a comment.


3. Optimize your title
Create a short catchy title that includes your main keyword or keyword phrase that you wish to target. For example if you’ve created a video for beginner dog trainers your title could be “dog training for beginners” Notice how I included dog training at the beginning of my title. Keep your titles within 70 characters, including spaces. Although YouTube has a 100-character limit for its titles, anything longer than 70 characters will be chopped off in the search results.

4. Write a clear description
This is where you describe the content of your video and include social media links and links to related videos. Keep in mind that only the first few lines of your description will appear under your video unless they click “show more” to view the rest of the description. Therefore make sure you describe your video in the first 2 lines and include a full video link to your landing page.
Include the rest of the space in the box to expand on your description, include links to your social media sites, a subscribe link, any related video URLs and a strong call to action. One thing I often do to fill out the description is to just include a transcript of your video content.

5. Select the right category
Select the category relevant to the video content that you’re uploading. If you’re consistently uploading content based on a specific theme, always select the same category. Currently you can select from 15 different categories. Simply select one of the categories for all your future uploads so you can forget about it.

6. Include relevant tags
Tags help your videos get discovered in the search engines so include relevant tags that relate to your video content. Usually I just include my video title in the first tag followed by related keyword phrases for the other tags. Use compound keywords in the first set of tags followed by singular keywords in the other tags. A great way to get your video seen in suggested videos is to include your channel username in one of your tags.

7. Transcribe your video content
When you add a transcript of your video content, YouTube will add captions at the bottom of your video. This helps people who can’t hear or understand what you’re saying to understand the message that you’re trying to convey in your video. This is because Google and YouTube can read the text file.

8. Add your video to a relevant playlist
If you sort your videos into relevant playlists, most of your videos will get seen because they relate to the same topic. It also encourages people to watch multiple videos. For example, I have a series of videos that show how to grow your youtube channel. Each time I create a video related to that topic I add it to the playlist.

Make sure you optimize your playlist by adding your title, description and appropriate thumbnail. If you create an official playlist it will get more traffic than a regular playlist.

9. Create an attractive thumbnail
YouTube automatically generates thumbnails for your videos. People scanning the listings on Google will be more inclined to click on an image than to click on a text listing. This is like having a free ad for your video. If you want your thumbnail to stand out in the search engines then create an attractive thumbnail that is unique to your channel.

10. Promote your videos
Sharing your videos outside of YouTube will expand your audience. Make sure you share your video on your social media sites and embed it on your own website or blog. Include your YouTube channel link in your email signature a well as highlighting it on your business cards.

The more your video link gets discussed and shared by yourself, your friends and contacts, the wider its reach and impact will be.

Bonus Tip
Track video performance

Monitoring the performance of your current videos will show you which areas you need to improve. Visit YouTube analytics in your channel dashboard to view the behavior of people watching your videos. For example, if you notice that people are dropping off at the beginning of your video, try asking a question to grab their attention followed by the meat of your content.

Make use of graphics, cards, end screens and annotations to keep your viewers engaged throughout your video. Most of all, your content should be high quality so people will want to subscribe to your channel and receive notifications of new material every week.

Now you know how to get your YouTube videos seen or noticed on youtube so you can get more views and subscribers on autopilot.

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How To Make Your Own YouTube Channel Art In 60 Seconds

Do you keep putting off making a banner for your YouTube channel because you don’t want to spend hours looking for a designer? Perhaps you can’t afford it or don’t want to wait days get the design back?

Here’s how to make your own YouTube Channel Banner
in 60 secs using Social Studio FX

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  • Log in to social studio fx
  • You can select a black background or a white background
  • You don’t have to choose a can actually start from scratch if you wish
  • I’ve got all the social categories such as facebook, linkedin, twitter, google plus, youtube, instagram, pinterest and other web banners
  • I’m going to select youtube
  • I’m going to select this channel template
  • I can select a theme from 23 different niches that have 200 templates altogether
  • I can search for a specific theme, so I want a video theme
  • I click enter and here are all my video marketing themes
  • I don’t like any of the themes displayed so I select the ebusiness and marketing theme
  • I select a template
  • I’m going to zoom out so I can see the whole template
  • On the right here I can add more text
  • I can select from all the different shapes..I’ve got 3d graphics, arrows, boxes, covers, different shapes, icons
  • I can also select different images such as my own images, system images, system stock images
  • If I want a mountain for instance, I just search for mountains then click search
  • I can also select from stock accounts like pixabay, shutterstock, gettyimages, iconfinder
  • I’m just going to select a template
  • Instead of the text “build an audience” I’m going to change it to video consulting
  • Click reply
  • I can move the text around if I wish
  • I can also expand the box if I want to
  • Let’s change this the text from “don’t build links, build relationships” to get traffic, leads and sales
  • Click reply
  • I’m going to put the whole text box in the middle
  • I can preview it by clicking the eye icon
  • I can view it full screen, make a watermark on it or get the sharing URL
  •  I can save it as a jpg, png, pdf or I’m going to save it as a jpg..
  • I download it as a jpg
  • I’m going to go to my channel now
  • Hover over the channel art
  • Click “Edit channel art”
  • Select the photo from your computer and click choose
  • And now you can see it on your desktop, tv and on a mobile
  • Click select..close
  • Now you can add a channel description and then you’re all done

Here are some of the features of Social Studio FX

  • It’s Cloud Based Software With NOTHING to Download
  • No Technical, Coding or Design Skills Required.
  • Got 200 Done-For-You Templates – Created By Graphic Experts
  • Zero Monthly Fees with this Launch Period
  • Offers 13,200 Unique Graphic Combinations, 180+ Web Fonts,
    8000+ Stock Images, 200 Award Winning Templates
  • It’s Versatile and Easy to Use
  • Unlimited Personal Use so you can Create as many
    Social Media Graphics as you want

Here’s some frequently asked questions
Do I Need To Install It On My Computer?
It’s Cloud Based so you don’t need to do that

Does It Work On Windows And Mac?
YES! it works on any device that can access the web!

Can You Upload Your Own Images?
Absolutely. We allow you to upload up to 100 MBs of your own images that are stored on our servers!

I’m Not Sure Where To Get Images. Do You Include Any Stock Images Or Fonts?
Yes! We’re including 8,000 stock images which are all royalty free

Is Any Of The Work “Done For You?
Yep! You’ll get instant access to 200 pre-made template designs across 23 different niches

Is It A One Time Fee Or Monthly Membership?
Everything is ONE-TIME-ONLY with your Social Studio FX membership!
No hidden monthly fees or charges

How Do I Get Support?
Our team is standing by and we have support available to help you almost 24 hours a day.

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How To Rename Your YouTube Channel Without Affecting Any Videos Or Channel Features

Did you know that you can rename your YouTube channel
without affecting video URLS or any channel features?

Everything on your channel will remain the same except your displayed channel name, and the name of any connected Google+ page.

I’m going to show how to change the channel name from your
desktop or mobile phone (iPhone or Android)

Here are the 7 steps to change your YouTube channel name from your desktop:

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Step 1 log into your youtube channel
Step 2 click on your profile icon
Step 3 click on the youtube settings icon
Step 4 click edit on google
Step 5 change your name..I’m just going to call it localvideoconsultantonline
Step 6 Click ok. It says “change your name…changing your name here applies it in all google services. These changes take some time to take effect.
Step 7 Click “change name”…now it displays “localvideoconsultantonline”. After waiting less than 24 hours my new channel name appeared.

Here are the steps to change your Channel name on YouTube
using the youtube app on your iPhone, iPad or Android device

  • Download the youtube app from the app store
  • Tap the youtube app
  • Tap your profile icon at the top right
  • You can switch an account or go to my channel..let’s go with my channel
  • Tap the cog icon
  • Tap the pencil icon next to your channel name
  • I’m going to change it from drostvideoconsulting to drostvideoconsultingonline
  • Tap the arrow…Now it says drostvideoconsultingonline
  • I can change the name 3 times within a 90 day period
  • So I’m going to change it back to drostvideoconsulting
  • Tap the pencil icon
  • Tap the arrow

Now it’s back to drostvideoconsulting

Here are a few important things to keep in mind:
1. You can’t change your youtube channel name more than 3 times in 90 days
2. You can use a different name for your youTube account than your Google account
3. You don’t need a Google+ page to use YouTube
4. If your channel is eligible, you can claim
a custom url for your youtube channel
5. After you’ve created your custom url it can’t be changed
That’s it!

Now you know how to change your Channel name on youtube
from your desktop or from your mobile phone

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How To Come Up With A YouTube Channel Name Or Get A Custom Channel URL

What the heck should you call your YouTube Channel
and should you rename your current channel name?

Coming up with a unique username for your channel is not an easy task especially when most of them are taken. In this article and video (see below) I want to give you 10 tips for how to come up with a good username for your youtube channel, how to change your current channel name and if you’re eligible for a custom channel url.

Here are the 10 tips to come up with a youtube channel name

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Tip 1
Decide on the purpose of your channel

Base your channel name on your passion. This could be a hobby, interest, or topic that will have an impact on the world. For example if your channel is about dog training think about including something to do with dogs in your channel name. It could be something like, or caninefriends. You can even get more specific and use the breed of the dog in your name. Another idea is to just use your own name for your channel name if it’s not already taken. This may make it easier to stand out from the crowd especially if your name is unique.

Tip 2
Appeal to you target audience

Think about who will get excited about your video content then choose a name that fits the content. Your video content should relate to the channel name that you have chosen. For example if your channel name then your video content should be all about dogs.

Tip 3
Make it memorable

Use a dictionary or thesaurus or to come up with words that you might have overlooked. Try entering your chosen name into YouTube to see if it’s already taken. If it is, try these different word techniques to make your name easy to remember.

Rhyming – Enter a word in to find words or phrases that rhyme with it. For example if I enter “dog” a rhyming word could be dogleg.

Alliteration – these are words that start with the same letter. You’ve probably heard of these common alliterations such as, PayPal, Coco-cola, Best Buy

Suffixes – use suffixes like .tv, -cast, -vision. This will help people to know it’s an educational channel.

Use the online YouTube name generator to generate thousands of combinations of words and suffixes.

Tip 4
Keep it short and sweet

A short name makes it easy to remember and therefore easy to type. Avoid using numbers or letters in a name that is already taken. If you add numbers to the beginning or end of the name people will only be confused because they won’t know if they should spell out the number or not.

Tip 5.
Read out loud to others

It’s easy to fall in love with a name you’ve chosen for you youtube channel but it may not appeal to others when you read it out loud to them. Run it by friends and family members so you get an objective viewpoint instead of your own subjective view.

Tip 6
Create a list of multiple names

Create a list of multiple names for your channel then think about which one will work best for your niche. If you find it difficult to choose, just ask your friends and family for feedback.

Tip 7
Check if the your name is available across multiple platforms.

Large companies will spend millions of dollars to build a brand name so it becomes a household word. For example most people understand that the brand name APPLE is associated with high quality computers.

Check if the name you have chosen for your youtube channel name is also available across multiple social media sites. These may include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.

Also check if a there is a domain name that corresponds to the name of your channel so you can redirect visitors to a website. You can go to a domain registration website like to search for the perfect domain name. For example instead of (which is proabaly taken) go for something like which is still available last time I checked.

Tip 8.
Change your current YouTube channel name or not?

Perhaps you started a youtube channel many years ago and now it has a lot of authority but it doesn’t entirely reflect your video content that you’re putting out now. In this case I would stick with your current channel name because viewers are more interested in your content than they are in the name of your channel. For instance when I first started my youtube channel isitebuild I mostly uploaded web design tutorials. When I transitioned to YouTube tutorials I just kept the same channel name because I had already established authority on youtube.

Tip 9
YouTube channel Name can be different
to your Google account name

You can use a name or photo on YouTube that is different to your Google Account name. You simply connect your youtube channel to your brand account. This helps support your business or brand identity on YouTube without showing a connection to your personal Google Account.

Tip 10
Claim a custom URL for your YouTube Channel Name

Getting a custom youtube channel name makes it easy to spell and easy to remember.

You can claim your custom URL if you meet these eligibility requirements…

  • Have 100 or more subscribers
  • Your channel must be at least 30 days old
  • You’ve uploaded photo as your channel icon
  • You’ve uploaded channel art

  • Keep these important things in mind

    • You can only have one custom URL.
    • Custom URLs can’t be assigned or transferred to anyone.
    • You can’t change your custom URL after you’ve created it.

    Your audience can now access your your custom URL by typing in or This will take viewers to your channel homepage.

    Here’s a Bonus Tip
    The Google+ page is no longer needed

    YouTube used to automatically associate a Google+ page when you created a new YOUTUBE CHANNEL. If you changed your YouTube name, it would change the name of all your Google services. Fortunately this no longer applies.

    If you currently have a Google+ page associated with your YouTube account, you can delete your Google+ profile without worrying about losing the features or the content.

    That’s it!
    Now you know how to come up with a YouTube Channel name, whether you should change it or not and if you’re eligible to create a custom URL.

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