Thumbnail App For YouTube (works on iPhone & Android devices)

Have you ever wanted to make a YouTube thumbnail on your iPhone or Android device so you don’t have to be tethered to your computer?

Watch the video below to discover how to create an attractive thumbnail using a thumbnail app for YouTube called Canva.

The beauty of using the free Canva app is that it’s available for both the iPhone and Android device. It also includes many professional templates that can easily be modified to your liking.

Download my Free YouTube Thumbnail Checklist at: http://www.drostdesigns.com/thumbnailchecklist/

Here are the steps to install the Canva app on your iPhone or Android device to create a clickable thumbnail.

  • Tap the App Store icon on your iPhone home screen,
  • Tap the search bar, enter Canva. It’s the Canva Graphic Design
  • Tap the download icon. While the app’s installing, I just want to remind you that there’s hundreds of templates within Canva that you can easily modify. This enables you to quickly create a professional thumbnail on the go.
  • Tap Open or go back to the home screen where you now see the Canva App installed.
  • Tap the app.
  • Sign up for an account if I don’t have one or log in. Since I already have an account on my desktop, I’m going to tap login. I can log in with Facebook or Google or just put in my credentials. I’m going to just put in my credentials.
  • Tap the icon at the bottom right to see all the designs already created on my desktop. You also have an option to start from scratch by using a blank template.
  • For the purpose of this video, I’m just going to select the template that I can easily modify.
  • Tap the search bar, enter “YouTube Thumbnail”, and you’ll get a whole bunch of templates that you can modify to your liking. They are all free.
  • Scroll down and look for a template.
  • Tap the picture (template). I can take a picture from my camera. You can also shoot a high-definition photo with your camera and access it from your camera roll. If you’re using your face in your thumbnail, make sure you take a high-quality picture and saturate the colors.
  • I can lso search for an image from millions of images from Canva.
  • Tap Colors, I can select colors. I can move the slider, to find different colors. I can also slide the other slider to change the hexagonal code or I can even enter the code in here to change the color.
  • I can also tap Filters and change the filters for my image.
  • Tap Advanced and I can move the slider to change the brightness, change the contrast, change the saturation, colorize, blur. If I move it to the right, it can blur, move it to the left to get a sharper image. Add a vignette, cancel that. I’m going back to Images. I’m going to select an image of a mountain. Some mountain images here, and select this one.
  • Tap Filters again, I’m going to select this filter. Tap Advanced and I’m going to saturate the color a little bit, slider up a bit, and move the slider to the left to sharpen a little bit.
  • Tap Done.
  • I’m going to change the text. When using text in your thumbnail, just use a few words and make sure it’s bold so it stands out at a small size. I don’t want to have the text so I just tap it and then tap the trash icon.
  • I’m going to move the word “visual” to the top so I just tap it, I can move it. If I put two fingers on it, I can extend it, I can also rotate it if I want.
  • Alternatively, I can tap the numbers and move the slider.

Let’s change the text.

  • Tap the X and type in thumbnail
  • Tap the numbers to reduce the size. I just made a mistake, so I’m going to tap the undo icon to revert back to the previous design. I tap the text again, tap the size, reduce the size so it fits in there, move it down a little bit.

Now I’m going to change the colors.
Here’s a tip, don’t use more than two different fonts for your thumbnails.

  • Tap the color
  • Tap the color wheel.
  • Move this slider to black. That looks good.
  • Tap done. Then, I’m going to tap on content and hit the trash icon to remove the text box. I’m going to use the same font as I have in the thumbnail.
  • Tap the duplicate icon at the top which clones the text. Now it’s copied so just move it down.
  • Tap on the text, X the text, change it to say “App”
  • Tap Done
  • Tap the font size to make it a little bigger than move it around. T
  • Tap Done. You can also use two fingers to extend it, to rotate it.
  • Tap Done.

Now I’m ready to download the thumbnail image to my camera roll.

  • Tap the download icon. It’s preparing to make the magic happen.
  • Saved to camera roll.

Let’s have a look at the camera roll. Go to Photos, and there is the Thumbnail App image.

Now, all I have to do is upload the custom thumbnail to my YouTube channel and assign it to the correct video.

Keep in mind, the thumbnails that you created can easily be accessed via your mobile or desktop devices because they are stored on Canva.

Let me ask you a question…what mobile app do you use to make YouTube thumbnails on your phone?

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

If you want to know the best practices for creating an attractive thumbnail for your YouTube videos, click the link below to download my Free YouTube Thumbnail Checklist at: http://www.drostdesigns.com/thumbnailchecklist/
You’ll get 10 tips for creating professional thumbnails.

Thumbnail Maker For YouTube (includes split testing)

 Did you know that one billion hours of videos are watched every day on YouTube and 400 hours of videos are uploaded every minute?

70% of YouTube watch time is generated from mobile devices, so how on earth can you make your thumbnails stand out from your competitors?

In the video below, I show you how to quickly and easily create an attractive thumbnail for your videos using Thumbnail Blaster, a thumbnail maker for YouTube.

Let’s jump over the computer so I can give you a demo of Thumbnail Blaster from within the membership area.

  • I’ve got YouTube accounts that I can link to Thumbnail Blaster.
  • I’ve got the thumbnail creator to create my thumbnails.
  • AI Image Analyzer, which analyzes images so that it can be suitable for my thumbnails.
  • Split test, which means you can split test two different thumbnails.
  • Training videos, which gives you step by step training along the way.

Here’s how to make a YouTube Thumbnail with Thumbnail Blaster

  • Click add YouTube account, and I’ll select an account, choose your account, Thumbnail Blaster wants to access your Google account, click allow to select a YouTube Channel
  • Click thumbnail creator, and you select the video from this channel, from the YouTube link, we’ll start with no video.
  • Let’s start with no video. I can choose from all a variety of templates.
  • Let’s select this video marketing template, click use template, I can move around the text by just dragging and dropping, you can add shapes, you can upload an image, and change the background, and use solid, use gradient, and use patterns, and change the opacity. You can add a shadow, you can add a stroke, you can add layers, duplicate it if I want. You can bring the image forward, you can bring the image to the front, send it backward, send it to the back, flip horizontally, flip vertically, duplicate it, trash it, or lock.
  • I’ll change this to thumbnail maker, click change image. For the purpose of this video, I’m just going to select that image of myself. I might change this image later to find a better image.
  • I can save as a JPG or click save and continue. I can save it as a PNG file, JPG file, save it with a watermark, or publish on YouTube.
  • I’m just going to click publish. I can select the YouTube channel or select the YouTube video. I’m not going to publish on YouTube at this stage. For the purpose of this video, I’m going to select save as PNG. I’m going to call it new thumb, and now it’s saved.

Click here to get your own copy of Thumbnail Blaster

AI Image Analyzer, the artificial intelligence image analyzer will analyze any image to see if it’s suitable for your thumbnail.

  • Click on AI Image Analyzer, I can select the image link or YouTube video or upload local image.
  • Click upload local image, I’m going to select this hunter image
  • Click open
  • Click analyze image.

The software has analyzed the image under adult, medical, spoof, violence, and racy. It’s not adult, unlikely to be marked as medical content, unlikely to be marked as spoof content, very unlikely to be marked as violent content, and unlikely to be marked as racy content. You can check any of your images through this artificial intelligence. Recommendation is…your image is optimized for Google and YouTube search. You do not need to make any modifications to the image.

If you have any doubts of using an image for your thumbnail, run it through the AI Image Analyzer. It’s a fantastic tool that comes with the software. Split Testing, this way you can split test two different thumbnails for your video to see which one gets the most traffic. Instead of guessing which thumbnail will get the most traffic, running a split test will give you more definite data.

Split Testing

  • Click split test
  • Click new split test, and then select a YouTube account, YouTube video, or I can select my thumbnails.
  • For the purpose of this video, I’m just going to select the couple of different thumbnails that I’ve already created.
  • I can compare this thumbnail with another thumbnail as an example. It says split test will take around two hours. We will change the thumbnail once per hour and record the number of use each thumbnail gets. At the end, we’ll pick the winning thumbnail, the thumbnail that gets the most views. I can select 12 hours, split test run for one day and two hours, or I can go right to the end, split test run for 10 days.
  • Just click add split test.

If you ever get stuck creating a thumbnail while you’re in the software, the training videos will take you through it step by step.

If I click training videos, I get the full training video, select the YouTube video, loading templates using the editor, saving and publishing, split testing, AI Image Analysis.

Thumbnail Blaster is a great tool if you want to quickly and easily create an attractive thumbnail for your videos, even if you don’t have any design skills.

Click here to get your own copy of Thumbnail Blaster

Top Benefits of Thumbnail Blaster

  • You don’t have to download any software, it only takes a few clicks.
  • You can triple the views of any old videos that need a new thumbnail
  • You can split test two different thumbnails
  • You’ve got hundreds of templates you can modify
  • You can use AI technology to analyze the images for your thumbnails
  • The software integrates with your YouTube channel so you save a ton of time.

If you want to download my 10-point checklist for creating an attractive thumbnail, click here. You’ll discover how to create a clickable thumbnail that stands out from your competitors.

How To Auto Translate YouTube Videos With Community Contributions

Did you know that some YouTube channels will allow you to contribute translated titles, descriptions, subtitles, and closed captions for their videos?

You can also get credit for the contributions for that video. They’ll be viewable on the YouTube watch page and by clicking the CC icon on the video player.

Here are the requirements to receive community contributions.

The channel owner must enable community contributions on their channel or on their video.

You can select content for the entire video or just add what you know. If you see existing content that’s already been added by the community, you can add the parts that are missing.

Here are the steps to submit community contributions.
Step 1.
Enable community contributions for your channel.
– Login to your YouTube channel.
– Click YouTube studio beta.
– Click transcriptions. At the top you’ll see all the transcriptions for your videos. Drafts are draft transcriptions and you have published transcriptions.

If I click on community, it says, “Get your videos translated easily and automatically.

If I click on this gear icon, it says, “Community contributions. Turn on or off community contributions for all of the videos you’ve uploaded. This may also turn on the feature by default for new videos. You can turn this feature on or off for an individual video at any time from its settings page.”

For example, if I click on CC, then I can see the transcription for this video. If I click on it again, it turns it off. If I hover over the settings icon, I can select subtitles CC and turn it on for English (United States). I’ve already uploaded a Hindi transcription, so you’ll see Hindi there also. I can just select any one of these. If I select Hindi, then I’ll see the Hindi captions here.

If the video content hasn’t been transcribed, you won’t see a CC icon below the video.

To use this feature, select the default language for your video uploads. What language is spoken most in your videos? I’ve got English (United States). You can turn on here or I can turn on here. I’m going to click turn it on. Now it says, “New languages will be added as soon as the community submits them. Let your fans and the rest of the YouTube community know how they can help with this link.” If I copy this link, paste it into the browser, anyone will be able to submit a translation of my video content for this video.

Step 2.
Select the video you wish to translate
.
If you’ve been given the contribution link by the creator, all you have to do is click contribute and contribute your translated version of the content. Alternatively, select the video, click the gear icon, click subtitles and CC, then you can see this video is already been translated into English, French, and Portuguese.

Step 3.
Add subtitles or CC. Click add subtitles CC.

Step 4.
Select the video language.

It says, “What language would you like to translate into?
– Click the dropdown.
– Select the language. I’ll put Spanish (United States).
– Click set language.

Step 4A
Translate the video subtitles.
Up here, it says title and description translate, subtitles and CC translate. If you want to translate title and description, just click on that. Put the translated title in there and the translated description in there.

For the translated subtitles and CC, just click on subtitles and CC. If I click the actions dropdown, I can upload a file or I can auto-translate. I can just click auto-translate. It translates the captions into Spanish. You can see the translated Spanish captions under the video. After you translated the video content into Spanish, just click submit contribution. For this video, I chose auto-translate from English to Hindi. Here’s the captions under the video.

Step five
Send to the community for initial review.

I just click submit contribution. It says, “Are the subtitles done? No, let others keep working on them. Yes, they’re ready to be reviewed. Note, these subtitles need to be reviewed by others before they’re published. You won’t see them on the video right away.

Because the translation has been machine-generated, I’m going to check no and just click submit.

How do you get credit for community contributions?

After submitting a contribution, you can choose if your name shows on the list of contributions. In order to get credit for your contributions, you must have a YouTube channel. Keep in mind that your contribution might be modified or improved by other contributors.

Here are three important things to keep in mind.
1. Remember to turn on community contributions for your channel.
Once an international audience find your channel, they want to keep coming back for more. Instead of just translating one video, it’ll be more beneficial to translate an entire video series.

2. Invite the community to translate your videos.
You can ask them in your video or invite them in the description of your video. You might also include instructions on how to translate your video.

3. Check YouTube analytics to see how well your channel is performing for foreign languages.
Compare the watch time from the original language of the video with all the other translated languages. Ultimately, expanding the reach of a global audience will result in more views, comments, and subscribers.

Let me ask you a question…What if you want to translate your own videos to other languages? No worries, just watch my next video on how to translate English subtitles or captions into other languages.

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 Translate YouTube Videos To English Subtitles Or Other Languages

Do you want to know how to translate the subtitles and captions of someone else’s YouTube videos as well as your own videos so you can reach a global audience?

If you translate your video into another language, then people who can’t understand the language that you speak can read the captions under your video. Adding text on the screen increases the watch to completion rates. It also opens your video to the search engines so you get more views, subscribers, and comments.

Here’s how to quickly translate someone else’s video to English subtitles or a different language.

  • Click on the CC icon at the bottom right of the video to see the subtitles and closed captions of the native language for that video. As you can see the closed captions appear in English on the video.

What if I want to translate these English subtitles and captions to a different language?

  • Hover over the settings icon. C
  • Click subtitles and CC, which is currently set to off.
  • Click English auto-generated. Now, you see the auto-generated captions on the video.
  • Click English auto-generated. Click auto-translate.
  • Select the language that you want to translate the video into. I’m going to select Spanish.
  • Now you’ve got the auto-generated subtitles and captions for that video.

As you can see, the subtitles are translated into Spanish.

If you want to select a different language…
– Click on the settings icon.
– Click auto-generated to Spanish.
– Click auto-translate. Select the different language. Let’s select Hindi.
– Play the video.

Now you can see that the video is translated into Hindi.

What’s the difference between captions and subtitles?

Captions assume that the viewer can’t hear anything because they may be hard of hearing, or have the sound turned off. Subtitles assume that the viewer speaks a different language.

Here’s how to translate the subtitles and captions of your own videos to other languages.

Step 1.
Check which countries are sending the most traffic to your YouTube channel.

  • Log in to your YouTube channel.
  • Click YouTube Studio Beta.
  • Click go to channel analytics.
  • Click build an audience.
  • Scroll down to top countries. I’ve got United States, India, United Kingdom, Philippines, Canada. I’m going to select India as my second top country for traffic where they speak Hindi.
  • Click on videos.

Step 2.
Select the video you wish to translate.

  • Select this video, click transcriptions, click add language.

What if you want to get somebody from the community to translate your video?

  • Click the dropdown that says community contributions.
  • Click “Turn On” for this video.

Now you can receive community contributions to translate your video to another language.

Step 3.
Edit video transcription.

  • I already have an English transcript for this video. I’m going to click on that. Here’s my video that’s translated into English.
  • If you want to edit this transcription to make sure it sounds right, click edit. You can then just edit the text for this video.
  • After you’ve done it just click publish edits.

Step 4.
Download the SRT captions file to your computer
.

  • Click actions and download SRT so click SRT.
  • I’m going to name this “translate captions.
  • Save it to a desktop.

Step 5.
Translate the video content.

For the purposes of this video, I’m going to use Google Translate to translate the video.

  • Go over to the Google Translate Toolkit and just google it.
  • Click Upload.
  • Click add content to translate.
  • Click upload file. I’m typing my language, Hindi.
  • Name the file
  • Click next.
  • Choose file. I’m going to select translate captions.srt.
  • Click open. I name it translatetohindi since the file is in Hindi language.
  • Click Next. It’s uploading. Now it says, “It’s translated.” I can pay $64.54 to get it translated by somebody else.
  • Click, no thanks. I’ll translate it myself or invite friends for help.
  • Click on translate to Hindi.
  • Click on the file. The original text in English is on the left here, and the computerized Hindi translation is on the right.

I don’t know how accurate the translation is because I don’t speak Hindi. I should get someone that speaks Hindi to check the translation.

Alternatively, you can use the human translation services from GoTranscript to transcribe your video.

Now that I’ve translated the English subtitles into Hindi I can download the SRT file.

Step 6.
Download the translated SRT file to your computer.

  • Click File.
  • Click download. I’m going to call the file translatetohindi3, and the format is going to be .SRT (translatetohindi3.srt
  • Click Save.

Step 7.
Add the transcription to your video.

  • Go back to your video.
  • Click transcriptions.
  • Click add language, and then select Hindi.
  • Click add subtitles.
  • Upload a file. Here’s my file. Highlight that.
  • Click open. It says, “This transcript may contain additional formatting that can get lost if overwritten.” Here’s the video that’s translated into Hindi subtitles.
  • Click publish.

Now you can see that the video content has been translated to English..United States, and Hindi. Now if I play the video, you can see the subtitles have been translated into Hindi.

If you want to get a more accurate translation that is not machine generated but done by actual humans, click here

What other language do you want to translate your videos to?

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

What if you also want to translate the titles, descriptions, and tags of your own videos to other languages?

No worries, just watch my next video on how to translate YouTube videos to other languages.

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 Translate YouTube Videos To Another Language (Get More Views)

Do you want to get more views to YouTube videos?

Increasing the accessibility of your videos will increase watch time, reach and engagement. Watch the video below to discover how to translate your videos into another language, so you can reach a global audience.

On average, two-thirds of your channel views come from outside your home country. Therefore, it makes sense to translate your videos into another language other than your own.

This will generate more views or more subscribers to YouTube channel.

Here are the steps to translate your videos to another language.

  1. Check your demographics.
    The purpose of checking the demographics of your channel is to see what other language you should translate your videos into?
    – Log to YouTube channel, click on YouTube Studio Beta, click Analytics, click Build an audience, scroll down to where it says top countries.

    The top countries where I get most of my traffic in the last 28 days is United States, India, United Kingdom, Philippines and Canada. If I change the time period from 28 days to 365 days the top countries still are United States and the United Kingdom, Philippines and Canada.

    If I click “see more” I can see the percentage of views or where my traffic is coming from. I can also see the other countries where traffic is coming from. The top countries in the last 365 days is United States at 29.8%, and India at 19.4%.

    I probably want to translate my top videos in the top language that’s spoken in India.
  2. Identify the top videos on your channel you want to translate into a different language.
    – Go to YouTube Studio Beta, click on Analytics, click Overview.
    – Select the top video that gets the most traffic
    – Click transcriptions,
    – Click on “Build an audience”. You can see that top countries are India, United States, United Kingdom, Philippines and Australia.

    I definitely want to translate my video into Hindi, so I can reach a large audience.
  3. Translate your video into another language.
    – Click transcriptions,
    – Click add language, scroll down to Hindi. I can add the Hindi title and Hindi description. For the purposes of this video, I’m just going to use Google Translate which is probably not a perfect translation.

    ‘ll talk about better translation tools you can use later in the video. Just go to Google and enter Google Translate. I copy my title. I’m going to select English, put my title in there. Then I’m going to select Hindi and hover over this icon says copy translation. Copy that, the translation copied. I go back to my video and I just paste it in there.

    Now my title has been translated. I’m also going to add it to the top of my description. Then I’m just going to copy this paragraph from my description. Go back to Google Translate, paste it in there.

    Now it’s translated that into the Hindi language. Copy translation. It says translation copied. Go back to my video and add it to the description. Now viewers can watch and understand my video, whether they speak English or Hindi.

    If you want to add another language, you can just click add language. If somebody’s watching my video that only speaks Hindi, they’ll be able to read the title and description, that’s all in Hindi.

Here’s how to quickly translate your tags to another language.

  • Download the free Chrome extension TubeBuddy. Then you see these tag tools when you edit your video.
  • Click on translate. Here you can see that the top five languages spoken by my channels audience is English, Hindi, Arabic, Filipino and Punjabi. I want to translate these tags into Hindi.
  • All I have to do is click the drop-down, select Hindi.
  • Now I’ve got my tags translated into Hindi
  • Click the add icon. Click the add icon for this one. The add icon for this one and this one
  • Click close. Now you can see that I’ve added the translated in Hindi tags. Now I’ve got my tags translated to Hindi.

You can do this quickly for any of the videos on your channel.

Here are three YouTube tools to translate your content

  1. Add your own translations.
    You can add translated titles, descriptions and tags using Google Translate and TubeBuddy, as I’ve shown you in the video above.
  2. Get community contributions.
    Here’s where you can get the fans from that country to translate your titles, descriptions and tags. Just make sure that you enable community contributions for that video. Do this…
    – Click on transcriptions for your video.
    – On the community contributions, click the drop down box.
    – Click on for this video. That’s all there is to it.
  3. Use GoTranscript.
    GoTranscript offers translation services that are a 100% done by humans.

If you want to attract even more viewers to YouTube videos, upload a transcript of your video content. Just watch the next video on five ways to transcribe your video content.

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 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