Do You Need 1000 Subscribers On YouTube To Get Paid (QUIT YOUR JOB)

21 years ago, I started a professional web design business where I traded time for money, and often was unable to take a few weeks off to go hiking to New Zealand or spend time at the beach with my family.

Today, I have the flexibility to go on vacation, go hiking, trail riding, or attend a video conference, because I generate enough passive income from my YouTube channel.

In this video, you’ll learn the 5 ways to get paid by generating a passive income from your YouTube videos that doesn’t require 1,000 subscribers or becoming a YouTube partner.

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Promote Affiliate Products
Affiliate marketing is one of the easiest ways to get paid without having a 1,000 subscribers on YouTube, or being a member of the YouTube Partner Program. The beauty of promoting affiliate products is that you don’t have to do the work, such as coming up with a product and creating the marketing materials. All you have to do is talk about the product in your video, then add an affiliate link in the description below your video.

For example, this video talks about the top 4 TubeBuddy tools I use to grow and manage my YouTube channel.

I highly recommend promoting a product that you already use in your business. For example, I use the TubeBuddy keyword research tool multiple times a week to optimize my videos. I often place a link to TubeBuddy in the description below my video. If someone purchases TubeBuddy through my link, I get a 50% commission. As a result, I make thousands of dollars per year recommending TubeBuddy to my viewers.

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One of the easiest ways to promote affiliate products is to join the Amazon Associates Program. Amazon pretty much sells anything. After you’ve signed up for the Amazon Associates Program, go to the Product Linking page, and enter your product in the keyword box. I’ve entered GoPro 10, click Go. I’ve got the GoPro 10 Black at $449, and then just click the link. Click Text Only. Click Short Link. Here’s my Amazon affiliate link to promote the GoPro 10.

If a person continues to buy Amazon products within a 24-hour period, I also get a commission for those products.

Here’s a big tip for you when adding affiliate links in the description below your video.
Include a disclaimer at the bottom of your description. It can say something like, “Some of the links above may be affiliate links from which I earn a small commission when you purchase from them.”

Brand Deals and Sponsorships
A brand deal or sponsored video was when a company approaches you or you approach the company about making a video that exposes their product to your audience. They pay you to make the video, and you can often include an affiliate link in the description, so you get ongoing commissions as long as the video remains on your channel.

Here’s an email I received from a company to do a paid collaboration or brand deal.

“Hey Herman, the reason I’m writing to you today is that I closely follow your channel and believe that there’s a golden opportunity for us to work together. Hence, we would love to sponsor a video or a series of videos on your channel.”

I usually get paid $500 to $1,000 to make a 5 to 10 minute sponsored video. You can get paid for several brand deals per month and make thousands of dollars.

Here’s a sponsored video I created for how to edit videos on YouTube for beginners.

Another benefit of brand deals is that a company may send you a product for free in exchange for promoting their product on YouTube channel. For example, I recently made this video for the best wireless microphone for camera, laptop, or phone. They sent me 2 wireless mics in exchange for making the video. Now I use this mic almost every day when I’m out and about, because it’s so easy to use and it just clips onto my shirt.

Promote Your Own Online Course or Products
If you want to make a 100% commission, I highly recommend promoting your own courses and products. One of the easiest and fastest ways to make your own product is to create an e-book related to the content that you upload to YouTube. You can also use the e-book to generate leads by offering it as a free download in exchange for contact information.

For example, I have a YouTube traffic course called Tube Video Boot Camp that pays me 100% commissions every month as long as someone remains a member.

How To Make $100,00 / year
If you have 225 members paying $37 per month, you’ll have $100,000 income per year. It all starts with one new member per day.

If you’re an expert in your niche, I highly recommend offering coaching services. For example, I offer a one-hour personal coaching session for video creators that are stuck and want to grow their channels. It’s insanity to keep doing the same things on your channel and expect different results, so it’s better to get a YouTube expert to look at your channel and suggest different ways to grow your channel.

Click this link if you want to book a personal coaching session with me

If you don’t want to offer coaching, you can offer other services that you’re good at, such as video editing or graphic design. All of these services that you offer enable you to get paid without having 1,000 subscribers or becoming a member of the YouTube Partner Program.

Here’s a bonus tip….

Build an email list so you can recommend your products and services. Unlike the YouTube platform, which you’re renting from YouTube, your email list is something that you own, so if your YouTube channel gets terminated, you still have your email list.

To build your email list, offer a free download, such as a free cheat sheet, e-book, e-course in exchange for contact information. Place a link to your free download in the description below your video, and invite people in your video to click on the link. The beauty of having an email list is that you can promote your products and services any time outside of YouTube. The bigger your list gets, the more money you’ll make.

Here’s a hot tip for getting paid for making YouTube videos without 1,000 subscribers.
Bundle multiple streams of income together so you don’t rely on one income source. For example, you can promote affiliate programs, do brand deals, recommend your products and services while building an email list.

Let’s look at the numbers to build 100K per year business online.
If you build an email list of 2,500 email subscribers, and 10% of those paid subscribers spend $400 per year, you’ll have 100K per year business. Of course, those numbers are going to be fluid depending on your offer.

After your channel reaches a threshold of 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours in the past 12 months, you can become a YouTube partner. This means you can enable monetization for your channel and generate a passive income from displaying AdSense ads on your videos.

Watch this video to discover how to increase YouTube ad revenue and 6 ways to make more money.
View this video to learn how to get leads for free on YouTube

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How To Make Community Posts On YouTube (Desktop or Mobile)

Community posts are a great way to keep in touch with the audience,
using polls, videos, images, text, and GIFs.

In this video, you’ll learn how to make YouTube community posts on the desktop or mobile phone and discover how to use the community tab to interact with your viewers.

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Eligibility Requirements

You only need 500 subscribers to get access to the community tab. According to YouTube, it will take up to a week to see the community tab after passing 500 subscribers. If your channel is set as made for kids, the community tab is turned off, and you can’t create or view posts.

Here’s how to post a video, poll, or image from a community tab.

  • Click on community,
  • Click on video, you can do a video search, select a URL or select one of your YouTube videos.
  • I’m going to select your YouTube videos. I’m going to select this video, click select, add some text,
  • Just go to the top four TubeBuddyTools I used to grow and manage my YouTube Channel.
  • Choose visibility, public…anyone can see it, all channel members or BootCamp or higher, which is my membership.
  • Post it right away, or I can click on the drop-down and schedule the post.
  • I can choose the date and time to publish this post.

Later I’ll show you how to make a community post from your phone.

How to post a poll from your community tab.

  • Click on poll,
  • It says ask your community, so I can add an option.
  • I’m going to ask, do you have the community tab on your YouTube Channel?
  • Option one is yes, option two is no, click add another option, not yet even though I’m eligible.
  • Visibility setting, public, and post it right away or I can also schedule it.

Here are the results of my poll. 32% said, ” Yes,” 40%, “No,” and 28% said, “Not yet, even though I’m eligible.” I also received a bunch of comments.

Later I’ll talk about the best way to use community posts, so keep watching.

How to post an image from a community tab.

  • Click on image,
  • You can drag and drop up to five images of GIFs or select from your computer,
  • I’ll just drag this image from a desktop,
  • Click add a preview. Here’s an example of an image I posted a few days ago.
  • Go to YouTube home page at YouTube.com, scroll down and you’ll see latest YouTube posts.
  • You can like, dislike, share, comment, or you click on the three dots, you can report,
  • Click not interested, or don’t recommend posts from this channel.
  • You can also click on the community tab for any channel to view the latest posts.

You’ll also be able to view community posts from your phone using the YouTube app. They can appear on the homepage or your subscription’s feed.

Later I’ll show you how viewers get notified about your community posts.

How to create a community post directly from your phone using the YouTube app.

  • Tap the YouTube app,
  • Tap the plus icon at the bottom of the screen,
  • Tap create a post.
  • If I want to give a shoutout, I just type @ to mention a channel.
  • If you want to post an image, just tap the image icon, add a message with your photo,
  • Select visibility setting.
  • I can tap the drop-down, public, anyone can see this, all channel members, or just your channel members if you have a membership site.
  • You can also schedule your post by tapping on the clock icon, so I can schedule for today
  • If I tap the drop-down then I can select a different date,
  • Tap Ok.
  • I can select the time,
  • Tap drop-down,
  • Select the time,
  • Tap Ok.
  • You can also select time zone,
  • Tap the drop-down,
  • Tap New York
  • Tap done.
  • Tap schedule to schedule a post.

How to add a poll

  • Tap the poll icon, which says ‘ask your community’,
  • You can add an option, add an option, add another option,
  • Select your visibility setting and you can schedule it. The beauty of making a community post from your phone is that you can do it while you’re on the go.

How to share a video in a community post.

  • Tap the YouTube app,
  • Tap Library,
  • Tap your videos,
  • Select the video that you wish to share. I’m going to choose this one.
  • Under the video, tap share,
  • Tap create post.
  • Now you can add a message to your post. You can post it immediately, or you can schedule a post.

How to share a playlist in a post.

  • Tap the YouTube icon,
  • On the playlists, select the playlist,
  • Tap TubeBuddy tutorial,
  • Tap copy link,
  • Tap the plus icon to create a post,
  • Tap create a post.
  • Where it says share a sneak peek of your next video, tap on that,
  • Tap paste
  • Now I’ve got the URL of my playlist. Now I can post it or schedule it. Here’s my scheduled playlist containing a series of videos.

How to pin a comment on your post.

You can pin your own comment or a viewer’s comment to the top of your feed. This makes it more visible to your audience.

  • Go to your content tab in YouTube analytics.
  • Click on posts,
  • Hover over one of your posts
  • Click on comments.
  • Hover over the three dots that says action menu and you click on it,
  • Just click pin. It says pin this comment.
  • If you have already pinned the comment, this will replace it, and just click pin.

Keep in mind that you can unpin a comment at any time and the comment will move back to its original position.

Later on, I’ll show you which posts get the best reaction from my viewers. If viewers have selected to get notifications for channels they’ve subscribed to, they’ll occasionally receive community post notifications.

YouTube has also said that they’ll occasionally send post notifications to non-subscribers if they watch a lot of your videos. If you want to receive notifications for new community posts from my channel, make sure you check all notifications under bell settings.

When I asked a question in a community post, how do you get notified of new community posts?

  • 60% said, “YouTube home page,”
  • 20% said, “Subscriptions feed,” and 2
  • 0% said, “Home screen on the YouTube studio app.”
  • None of them go directly to the community tab.

When you create a post that shares a video from another creator that creator will receive a notification that you’ve post that video.

How to view the analytics for community posts.

  • Click on the content tab in YouTube studio and
  • Click posts.
  • You’ll be able to see the types of posts such as poll, video, or image, the visibility where it’s public or private, the date that you published the post, how many comments it received, how many likes it received, and how many votes it got.
  • If you click on the three dots next to your post, you can add the post or delete the post.
  • You also click on filter and select the type or the visibility.

You can also view some analytics from your community tab.

For example, this poll got 124 votes, 14 likes, and 13 comments.

How to see your post history

  • Click on history,
  • Check the button that says community.
  • Now you can see the history of your community posts.
  • If you hover over three dots, you can delete the community post.

What’s the best way to use community posts?

Community posts are a great way to interact with the viewers between video uploads. When you get viewers’ feedback from asking your questions, adding polls, sharing milestones, you get a better idea of what your audience is interested in. This helps you to create content for future videos.

Here’s how Dennis Wright, one of my subscribers uses his community post

  • On Monday, he posts a poll.
  • On Tuesday, he shares a little bit about himself.
  • On Wednesday, he promotes a YouTube channel.
  • On Thursday, he promotes an old YouTube video,
  • On Friday, he asks a question to get engagement. “What type of community posts do viewers like best?”
community post analytics

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View the image above of my community post analytics. As you can see, polls get the most votes compared to videos or images. This is probably because they don’t take much effort. You simply ask a question and they select the best option. The type of community post that receives the most comments are images. As you can see on this community post, I share milestones and ask questions.

Post on the community tab tells YouTube that you’re actively engaged on your channel, even though you may only be able to upload a video once a week. Subscribers and even non-subscribers are occasionally notified about new community posts. It’s a great way to get new subscribers to your channel.

How can you translate your comments into English when they’re posted in a different language?
Watch this video to learn how to easily translate YouTube comments to English on mobile.

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How To Make Chapters In YouTube Video (GET MORE VIEWS)

I recently went hiking the Catoctin Mountains of Maryland with my wife and daughter, and decided to check the stats for my latest video from my phone and discovered that most traffic was coming from video chapters in Google Search and YouTube Search.

Google shows a large thumbnail and snippet on the first page.

Video chapters also appear on your mobile phone using the YouTube app with a large thumbnail and a video carousel. If you tap on the chapters, it’ll take you directly to that particular segment of the video.

During this hike, I’m going to show you how to add chapters to your YouTube video, so you can rank on the first page of YouTube and Google.

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  • Scrub through your video and make a list of the time and title for each segment in your video.
  • Make sure the first timestamp starts with 0:00 and list the time stamps in chronological order.
  • Your video should have at least three timestamps and the minimum length for video chapters is 10 seconds.

Enable Automatic Chapters
If you don’t have time to add chapters manually because you’re too busy hiking, you can allow automatic chapters under your video.

Keep in mind that you can overwrite automatic chapters anytime by creating your own chapters in the video description. After you’ve finished adding all the timestamps in your video description, click on a timestamp to make sure it takes you to that particular segment of your video.

Congratulations for making timestamps for YouTube video. Now you’ll be able to sit back and enjoy the view from the top. You’ve increased the probability of your video ranking on the first page of Google and YouTube.

Best Practices For Adding YouTube Chapters

  • Format your timestamp in this format, [hour]:[minute]:[second]. If there’s no hour, you don’t need to include it.
  • Place each timestamp on a new line in the video description.
  • Specify the title of the timestamp on the same line as the timestamp.
  • Link the timestamp to the specified point in the video.
  • Make sure each title contains at least one word.
  • List of time stamps in chronological order.
  • Keep in mind your video chapters or timestamps may take several weeks to appear in Google and YouTube so just sit back and relax.

What if your YouTube chapters or timestamps are not working…how do you fix them?

Watch this video to learn why your video chapters are not working or not showing up and how to fix them.
View this video to learn How To Add Chapters To Your YouTube Video Automatically Or Manually
Watch this video to learn HOW YOUTUBE CHAPTERS IN VIDEO BOOST ENGAGEMENT

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How To Rank #1 On Google Using Featured Snippets

My YouTube named “YouTube chapters not working” currently ranks #1 on Google out of 400 million results. As a result, 69.2% of my views are external, which is Google Search, and 27.9% is YouTube search. Every 48 hours, the video accumulates another 172 views, so it’s growing rapidly.

In the video below, you’ll learn how to rank #1 on Google for YouTube video so you get a ton of traffic from the Google snippets feature.

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How are featured snippets chosen?
According to Google, featured snippets come from web search listings. Google’s automated systems determine whether a page would make a good featured snippet to highlight for a specific search request. Here’s a featured that Google chose for my video, as well as showing a large thumbnail at the top of the page.

Here are the steps to rank number one on Google using featured snippets.

  1. Choose a searchable topic.
    When I entered YouTube chapters in YouTube search bar, the first keyword phrase that came up was YouTube chapters not working.

    Open up the keyword explorer tool from TubeBuddy and enter YouTube chapters.

    Click here to download the TubeBuddy Keyword Research Tool

    When I entered YouTube chapters in the keyword would explorer tool and click explore, then I got a poor score. Under related searches, it shows YouTube chapters not working, YouTube chapters tutorial, etcetera. I chose YouTube chapters not working and immediately I’ve got a very good score. Ideally, I want to get a very good or excellent score using TubeBuddy.

    The search volume is good, competition is good, optimization strength is good, the number of videos and search results, 6.81 million, which seems a lot, but it may not be that competitive. If I click on Google, then I can see it. Also, YouTube chapter is not working 2021, 2020, et cetera is also coming up for related searches. If I click on video topics, then it suggests YouTube chapters not working, YouTube chapters not working 2021, YouTube chapters not showing up, how to use YouTube chapters. If I click on common tags, then it’ll show you the tags that I can use for my video. If I click on results, then I can see the current videos that are ranking in YouTube search.

    Here’s my current video, YouTube Chapters: Timestamps Not Working (How to Fix). It currently ranks number two in YouTube search. If I enter the keyword phrase “YouTube chapters not working” to Google, I can get a large thumbnail at the top of the page or I can get a video carousel. Both are a result of the Google snippets feature. You always want to check your keyword phrase in Google to see if there’s actual videos on the page. If not, then you’re probably not going to get your video ranked on Google. Keep in mind the phrases that people enter into Google or YouTube is based upon the intent of the searcher.

    If I enter how to ride a bicycle in Google, then a large thumbnail will appear at the top of the page showing a snippet that Google’s using for that video. If I Google how to ride a horse, I also get a large thumbnail and snippet at the top of the page.
  2. Create a compelling thumbnail.
    If Google selects a featured snippet from your video, a large thumbnail will appear at the top of Google Search. Make sure it’s a clickable thumbnail that inspires viewers to want to click on the thumbnail to watch a video. Use contrasting colors, bold text, show some emotion if you include your face, and make sure it’s easily visible when viewed on a small screen like a mobile phone.
  3. Create a searchable title.
    Based upon the keyword research that you did in step one, you now should have a searchable keyword phrase. In my case, I chose YouTube chapters not working. Place your main keyword phrase at the beginning of your title, then add an emotional trigger at the end of the keyword phrase so it motivates your viewers to click and watch your video. If you don’t create a compelling thumbnail and title for your video, then nobody’s going to click and watch your video, and if nobody watches your video, you’ll have wasted all that time creating the video.
  4. Create an engaging video that supports your title and thumbnail.
    Your video content should answer the question that the viewer has on their mind. Start with a strong hook to capture the attention of your viewer in the first 30 seconds of your video. This can be a question, a bold statement, or even tease what’s coming up later in the video.

    You also want to say your keyword phrase in your video so to be picked up by Google. After that, go straight into the meat of the content which provides solutions to the burning question on your viewer’s mind. End your video with a strong call to action, such as watch the next video in your video series.
  5. Create a compelling description of your video content.
    Keep in mind that Google can read the text contained in your description. The first three lines of your video description is what viewers can read as they’re watching the video, so make sure it summarizes your video content. Try to weave your title and main keyword phrase in the first sentence of your description.

    If you want your viewers to watch the next video in your video series so they stay longer on YouTube platform, enter that URL in the first three lines of your description. You can also pin that URL to the top of your comments.
  6. Add video chapters or timestamps in your description.
    When you add timestamps in your video description, it improves a probability of Google showing a snippet of your video at the top of Google Search. For example, here’s a featured snippet that Google chose from my video to display at the top of Google Search. They even highlighted how featured snippets are chosen in my YouTube analytics for that video. They underlined make a good featured snippet to highlight for a specific search request.

    A huge benefit of your video being displayed as a featured snippet on Google is that it steals traffic from the first result. It appears as a featured snippet, even if you would normally rank in the second or third position. It’s a great way to jump ahead of your competitors.

Here are some best practices when creating video chapters.

  • Add list of timestamps and titles in the description. Make sure the first timestamp in the list starts with 00:00, which denotes hours, minutes and seconds. This will be a clickable link that takes viewers directly to that particular segment of a video.
  • Make sure you create compelling video chapter titles that include your main keyword. For example, you could ask a question that motivates a viewer to click on the title.
  • You must have at least three timestamps in ascending order and each timestamp must be at least 10 seconds long. Keep in mind, Google may automatically select key moments in your video to display on Google Search. Make sure you place each timestamp on a new line in the video description. Link each timestamp to a specific point in the video. Also make sure that you list the timestamps in chronological order. View the results in the “people also ask” box.

    For example, if I look under the Google featured snippet for my video, I see a box that says “people also ask”; “how do I see chapters on YouTube”, “how do I add chapters on YouTube 2021”, “why timestamps are not working on YouTube”, “how do you split a YouTube chapter.” Include these questions in your video chapter titles.
  • Keep your video chapter titles short. As you can see in the “people also ask” box, the questions only contain a few word, so keep your title short.

    How to enable automatic video chapters?
    – Click on the content tab in YouTube studio, then click on the video that you wish to edit
    – Click “show more”, then under “automatic chapters”,
    – Select “allow automatic chapters“.
    This box will be checked by default for all new uploads.

    Keep in mind when you add video chapters manually, it’ll override the automatic chapters, which I highly recommend.

    How do you opt-out of automatic video chapters?
    – Click on the settings tab in YouTube studio,
    – Click “upload defaults”,
    – Click the “advanced settings” tab under advanced settings
    – Check “allow automatic chapters” when available and eligible.
    Now automatic chapters will not automatically be displayed for your future videos.

    Keep in mind that if you don’t uncheck this feature, you can still override automatic chapters for individual videos by adding video chapters manually in the description.

7. Add a video transcript.
When you upload a transcript of your video content, it will enable viewers that can’t hear or understand what you’re saying to read the closed captions under your video. It will also enable Google and YouTube to index the textual content of your transcript.

Click here to watch my video on how to transcribe your YouTube videos.

If you implement these 7 strategies, you’ll increase the probability of your YouTube video ranking number one in Google by Google selecting a featured snippet from your video content.

Let me ask you a question, are you frustrated with a lack of views you’re getting from YouTube search?
Watch this video to learn why YouTube search is not working and how to fix it.

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How To EASILY Translate YouTube Comments To English On Mobile

Do you get frustrated with viewers leaving comments on your videos in a different language to English, so you can’t understand what they’re saying?

In the video below, I’ll show you how to easily translate YouTube comments to English using the YouTube mobile app on your iPhone or Android device.

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  1. Download and install the YouTube app on your iPhone or Android device.
    If you have an iOS device like an iPhone or iPad, go to the App Store and download the YouTube app. If you have an Android device, go to the Google Play Store. I have an iPhone, so I’m going to tap on the App Store, tap search at the bottom right, enter YouTube app, tap search. Now, I can see the YouTube app, which I already have installed on my iPhone. I just need to open it. In your case, if you don’t have it on your phone, you just need to install the app.
  2. Select the video that you wish to translate the comments for.
    Tap the YouTube app, tap the library icon at the bottom right, tap your videos. I’m going to select this video, YouTube Channel Not Showing in Search.
  3. Select the comment that you wish to translate.
    I’m going to tap on comments, scroll down till you find the comment that you wish to translate.

    Here’s a comment from Network Gamer that is in a completely different language than English, so I have no idea what he’s saying. To translate the comment, I just tap “Translate to English”. It says, “Thank you, and greetings to all foreigners.”

    Now, I understand exactly what he’s saying, and I can easily reply. If I tap set original, then it goes back to the original language that the viewer commented with.

Now, you can do the same to translate any foreign comments into English, so you can engage with the viewers in the comments.

This feature allows you to communicate with multiple communities on YouTube with one simple click. It currently supports a hundred languages, such as Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, German, et cetera, and soon, it will come to a desktop computer.

What if you want to translate the comments from somebody else’s video into English?
Here’s a channel about learning French. Tap on the videos. I’m going to tap on this video…Can’t Afford to Take a French Class. Tap on the video, tap the comments.

Here’s a comment that I can’t understand, and I want to translate it into English. Tap translate into English, and now you have the English translation. If I tap see original, then it goes back to the original language.

Here’s what YouTube says about how they translate YouTube comments….

“Translated comments are returned in the language that’s automatically detected based on various signals, such as your language, location, and recently watched videos. These signals show comments in the language that’s the best match for you. This language may be different from your main language setting.”

Keep in mind that this feature needs to be enabled every time you translate a comment and won’t translate comments automatically to a different language.

What if you want to translate a YouTube video to English or a different language on your phone while you’re on the go?

Watch this video on how to translate YouTube videos on your iPhone or Android device. You’ll also learn how to quickly translate a sign or conversation just using your phone.

Watch this video How To Translate YouTube Videos To English Or Another Language

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How to EASILY SEE WHO SUBSCRIBED To You On YouTube (Desktop or Mobile)

Steve is a recent subscriber and manages a channel called Steve the Bartender that currently has 583,000 subscribers.

Steve the Bartender: Hi, welcome to the cocktail vlog. I’m Steve the Bartender and today I’m going to show you how to make 10 easy cocktails.

In the video below, you’ll learn how to easily see who subscribed to your YouTube channel whether you’re on a desktop computer or on a mobile phone. You’ll also hear testimonies from a few of my subscribers, why they subscribe to my YouTube channel.

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YouTube says that the algorithm follows the audience, so the more you know about your audience, the easier it’ll be to create the right content for them.

Here’s how to see your recent subscribers in YouTube Analytics.
– Click on Dashboard in YouTube Analytics.
– Under Recent subscribers, you’ll see your subscribers in the last 90 days.
– Click See All. Now, I can see the first 50 people that subscribed to my channel in the last 90 days.

Bakkerfeeling Adventures. Hi, I’m Bastiaan from Bakkerfeeling Adventures. I subscribed to Drost Video because all the videos I watched were able to help me understand and learn how YouTube and the algorithm works in an uncomplicated way that’s easy to understand. If you want to improve your YouTube channel, make sure to subscribe to Drost Video.

If I want to see more subscribers, I just scroll down. Here it says 1 to 50 of many. I can just click on the arrow, Next page. Now, I get the next 50. I can go to the next page and I get the next 50. Now, I’m up to 101 to 150 of many. It shows me the date that they subscribed and also the subscriber count. For instance, Steve the Bartender has 583,000 subscribers, but I can change the subscriber count. I’ll get the first 50 that have 0 subscribers. Later on, I’ll show you how to get even deeper insights about your subscribers so you can create the right content for them.

Allen De Leon: Hi, Allen De Leon here from the Philippines. I subscribed to Drost Video because it is my go-to channel with regards to YouTube updates and tutorials. It has tremendously helped my own channel grow from 1,000 subscribers now 20,000 plus subscribers and counting with 1,000,000 plus views. Thank you, Drost Video. If you haven’t subscribed to Drost Video yet, then you should. Definitely worth subscribing.

I can also change the subscriber period by clicking on the drop-down. I can go from the Last 90 days, Last 7 days, Last 28 days, Last 365 days, or Lifetime.

Which subscribers are shown?
You’ll only see the people that have chosen to make their subscriptions public.

Ali Nowak: Hi, my name’s Ali Nowak. I subscribed to Herman’s channel because his videos are very helpful and easy to follow. He explains everything step-by-step and very accurately.

Which subscribers are not shown?
Subscribers may not show on your subscriber’s list if they’ve chosen to make their subscriptions private. Another reason why their subscriptions may not appear is because their account has been suspended or they’re being reported for spam.

How to see your recent subscribers on your mobile phone.
Unfortunately, the YouTube app or the YouTube Studio app doesn’t show the list of subscribers on your channel, so you have to use a desktop version of YouTube.

  • If you’re using the Safari browser, tap the Safari browser icon.
  • Enter the name of your YouTube channel in the search bar. I entered youtube.com/drostvideo as my channel name.
  • Tap go. Now, you’ll see the desktop version of your YouTube channel.
  • If you want to access YouTube Studio, type studio before YouTube. I’ve got studio.youtube.com.
  • Tap go. Now, I’m at my YouTube channel dashboard.
  • I just need to scroll down and now I can see my recent subscribers in the last 90 days.
  • If I tap See All, I can see the first 50 most recent subscribers.

The TheBigDaddyDReviews1: I subscribed to Drost Video because I was looking to get advice and tips on how to promote and expand the reach of my channel. My channel had been stagnating for quite a while. It had grown to a certain point and it didn’t look like it was going to grow any further. Thanks to some of these hints and tips that Herman has taught me through his video tutorials, I’ve noticed a steady increase in the amount of views and subscribers that my channel gets.

I now currently have 4,000 subscribers. Although that might seem like small fry compared to your PewDiePies and your Jacksepticeyes, it is nevertheless a number that I’m very pleased with. From a personal level, Herman has helped me out with creating better thumbnails for my videos, how to insert chapters into my videos, how to insert end screens, the best time to upload videos, and generally helping me to make sense of the changes that YouTube made to its algorithms and to its YouTube Studio. For that, thank you very much, Herman.

If you want to change the time period, just tap on Last 90 days. I can select Last 7 days, Last 28 days, Last 365 days, or Lifetime. I’m going to tap Last 7 days and now I can see the number of subscribers in the last 7 days. Now you can check who subscribed to your channel from your phone while you’re out and about.

Debbie Esplin: Hi, my name is Debbie Esplin and I have a channel about food. I subscribed to Herman Drost because when I started YouTube, I knew nothing. I subscribed to Herman Drost because he provides information on how to have a YouTube channel, how to create engaging videos, what equipment you need, how to get your videos to rank in search, and how to grow your channel by giving you researched, analyzed, factual and useful information to help you with all of that. Everything you need to have a YouTube channel, Herman provides good solid information, well-researched information on it.

How can you find out more about your subscribers?
Let’s find out more about Steve. I can visit his YouTube channel and watch some of his videos to see what kind of content he is creating.

  • If I click on his Videos page and sort by the most popular, I can watch the most popular videos on his channel.
  • I can also visit his social media sites to see what kind of content he is posting.
  • For example, if I click the links on his banner, I can go to the Instagram page, his blog, and also his store.
  • If I look under the description under his video and click on See more, I can go to his Patreon page, join his newsletter and look at his most popular videos.
  • If I click on his About page, I can see that he’s been working as a bartender for close to 20 years and for the last 6 years has been operating a mobile cocktail bar for events.
  • If I click on the Community tab, then I can see the kind of polls that he asks in his community.

    All this information can give me insights into the character of Steve and help me to create the right content for him and other people like him.

Invite subscribers to join your Facebook group.
I currently manage a Facebook group called Tube Video Boot Camp that has over 1,200 members. Members can get answers to their most burning questions and interact with like-minded people. I also share tips and tricks that often don’t make it into my YouTube videos.

Click here to join my Facebook Group..TubeVideoBootCamp

Here are 4 main benefits why you should get to know your subscribers on a deeper level.

  1. You see them as a real human being who has interests, desires, and emotions instead of just being a number.
  2. Collaborations. If they’re in the same niche as yourself, you might want to create a video together on a topic that serves both your audience and his audience.
  3. Get to know his interests and his audience interests by watching his videos, reading his social media posts, and reading his community posts.
  4. Know their language. If they come from a different country that doesn’t speak English, you may consider translating your videos into a different language or languages so you can reach a wider audience.

How can you know the age, gender, and country of your viewers?
Watch this video to discover who watches your YouTube videos, when they’re on YouTube, other channels they watch, and other videos they’ve watched.

Watch this video to SEE WHO VIEWED Your YouTube Video (Desktop or Mobile)

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Stop Making Boring YouTube Videos (DO THIS INSTEAD)

Are your videos so boring that you put your audience to sleep? If you don’t keep your audience engaged throughout your video by telling a story, your channel won’t grow. For example, recently, I traveled to California to attend the VidSummit conference, where I met new friends and learned insider secrets from awesome presenters.

After the conference, I took a break by biking from El Segundo Beach to Manhattan Beach, surfing the waves in the early morning, soaking up the sunshine, enjoying delicious food, and shooting B-roll to spice up my future videos.

In the video below, you’ll learn 5 ways to make your YouTube videos more interesting, so you can keep your viewers engaged and grow your channel fast.

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  1. Choose a topic that your audience is interested in.
    If you choose the right topic, your viewers will be motivated to click and watch your video. One of the best ways to come up with a good video topic is to look at the top 10 videos that are driving the most traffic to your channel then double down on that particular video. Instead of making the same video, approach the topic from a different angle with a different thumbnail and title.

    If you want 10 ways to easily come up with YouTube video ideas and topics, click the link in the description below this video. Number two, tell an engaging story. Start off your story by presenting a problem that your ideal viewer wants to solve. For example, I started off this video by asking the question, “Are your videos so boring that it puts your audience to sleep?” This immediately conveys to your viewer that you’re going to present the solutions to their problem.
  2. Agitate the problem.
    This will help emphasize the problem that your viewer is having and make them more curious to want to get the solution. For example, in the second sentence of this video, I said, “If you don’t keep your audience engaged throughout the video by telling a story, your channel will stop growing.” In the third part of your story, you want to present the solutions to their problem, which is actually the meat of your video.

    For example, at the beginning of this video, I said, “In this video, you’ll learn five ways to make your YouTube videos more interesting, so you can keep your audience engaged and grow your channel fast.” End your story by giving a strong call to action. Typically, I tell my viewers to watch the next video that’s related to the one that they’ve just watched. If you maintain this kind of structure in your video, it’s more likely that your viewers will remain engaged throughout your video.
  3. Include your hobbies, personality, and passions in your videos.
    Instead of just showing your viewers how to do something, weave a little bit of your own personality, passions, and hobbies into your video. For example, I love to go hiking in the forest, riding local trails on my bike, swimming and surfing the beaches, like I did in California recently, and skiing in the winter.

    This will not only help keep your viewers engaged by making your content more interesting, but they’ll get to know, like, and trust you and keep coming back for more of your content. For example, I drive I’m home the point that I wish to make by including a clip from one of my interests.

    One of the biggest mistakes YouTube creators make, especially beginners, is not fully understanding who they’re creating the content for, and this is a recipe for disaster.

    It’s like trying to surf a wave without fully understanding how waves work or how to ride a surfboard. When you do catch your wave because your body, mind, and spirit is in sync with a wave, it can be truly satisfying. Just make sure that your interests and hobbies align with the content of your video.

    Click here to watch the full video on why your channel is not growing.

    Include B-roll.
    Your A-roll is your main content and B-roll are video clips that support that main content. The main benefit of including B-roll clips throughout your video content is to reset the attention of your viewers, so they remain engaged throughout your video. Your B-roll clip should be related to the content that you’re trying to get across to your viewers. For example, at the beginning of this video, I showed a video clip when asking the question, “Are your videos so boring that you put your audience to sleep?”

    The video clip of me sleeping at my desk helps illustrate the point that I wish to make to my viewers.
  4. Cut the fluff.
    Instead of trying to make your videos as long as possible to generate more ad revenue for your channel, try to eliminate those sections of your content that won’t hold the viewer’s attention.

    For example, if you’re repeating the same content in your video, try to eliminate that second part, so you can hold your viewer’s attention much better.

    Study your audience retention graph and YouTube analytics to see where your viewers are dropping off in your video content. If you look on the key moments for audience retention and click on Top moment, it’ll say, “Nice work! This video has a part that kept your viewers watching for longer than usual.”

    If you go down to the graph and hover over the i icon, you can actually play the clip where viewers watched for longer than usual. The shaded area represents a typical retention of my videos, and the red line is the retention of this video, so you can see it’s done much better than my typical videos.

    When you make your next video, try to improve your audience retention by 1%. If you keep improving the audience retention for every new video that you make, there’s a higher probability that your videos will be recommended by YouTube.
  5. Tell viewers to watch your next best video.
    You can do this by linking to a video or playlist similar to the content that they’ve just watched. I recommend linking to related playlists, instead of a solo video, so your viewers will watch multiple videos in a row and motivate them to subscribe to your channel.

    Here’s what YouTube says about the benefits of increasing the watch time for your videos.
    “You can increase the chance of YouTube suggesting your content by increasing your click-through rate and your video watch-time.”

    If you focus on these two metrics, more of your videos will be suggested to other viewers on YouTube.

Now you know 5 ways to make your YouTube videos less boring and more interesting.

What’s the one most important thing that’ll stop your YouTube channel from growing?
Watch the video to discover how to fix a YouTube channel that’s not growing. If you focus on this one thing, you’ll experience exponential growth on your channel.

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YouTube Channel Not Growing (FOCUS ON THIS ONE THING)

Do you often check your YouTube channel stats from your phone while you’re out and about, and see a similar message to this, looking good your channel got about the same number of views as usual. This means your channel has plateaued and is no longer growing, it’s like trying to surf a wave but all you get is a flat sea.

In the video below, I’ll show you the one thing that you need to focus on to get your channel growing again so you can get more views and subscribers.

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The secret weapon for growing your YouTube channel is knowing your target audience. Putting your audience first is the most effective growth strategy you can implement for your channel. If you put your audience first, there’s a greater probability that your videos will be recommended by YouTube which is what you want.

75% of all traffic from YouTube is recommended traffic, which is traffic from browse features and suggested traffic. Browse traffic comes from the home page, home screen, subscription feed, and other browsing features.

Home is what viewers see first when they open the YouTube app or go to YouTube.com. These are personalized recommendations based upon a viewer’s browsing behavior.

Suggested traffic are views from suggested videos that appear alongside other videos or videos that play after the video you’ve just watched. These are videos that are recommended to viewers based upon their personal browser behavior and their personal browsing history, so if you make videos that keep viewers watching, they’ll more likely be recommended to your viewers.

YouTube search is typically only a small fraction of all your traffic sources.

Here’s what YouTube says about getting recommended traffic,
“YouTube’s recommendation system, finds videos for viewers rather than viewers for videos.”

This means you’ve got to put your audience first so YouTube will recommend your videos to the right viewers.

One of the biggest mistakes YouTube creators make especially beginners, is not fully understanding who they’re creating the content for and this is a recipe for disaster. It’s like trying to surf a wave without fully understanding how waves work or how to ride a surfboard. You first have to study how waves work before you can catch and ride the waves. When you do catch a wave because your body, mind, and spirit are

in sync with the wave, it can be truly satisfying. It’s also personally satisfying when you see a growth spurt happening on your channel as a result of making one change.

So how can you identify your target audience?
You’ve got to create an avatar of your dream viewer, the definition of an avatar is an icon or figure representing a particular person in this case your dream viewer. You’ve got to get to know this person as well as you can which is really tricky when you’re first starting your YouTube channel.

Here’s a slide Derral Eves recently presented at the VidSummit conference, showing the persona breakdown of your dream viewer. He splits the persona breakdown into the four different quadrants, demographics, psychographics, online behavior, and offline behavior.

Click here to get Daryl’s book “The YouTube Formula

Demographics includes age, gender, income range, education, location, relationship status, and children’s status of your viewers. If you click on the audience tab in YouTube analytics, you’ll discover the top geographies, age, and gender of your channel’s audience.

Demographics refers to the external traits of a person, whereas psychographics refer to the internal traits.

Here’s another slide from Derral showing the breakdown of psychographics. It includes the motivators beliefs, values, attitude, lifestyle, fears, vulnerabilities, goals, and aspirations of your audience. These are things that drive your audience and what they’re most passionate about. You can get some of the psychographic information by studying the comments under your videos or sending the comments on the competitor’s videos. For example, here’s a video comment from one of my subscribers that gives valuable insight into why my viewer appreciates my tutorials.

Hikaro says,
“I love how informative he is, it’s almost like I went to ask my teacher/mentor a question, and he spent time with me personally to explain over a cup of coffee or something.

Another thing you can do to know your target audience is to conduct polls on YouTube. You can add a poll to to your community posts on YouTube. If you have a Facebook group, you can conduct a poll in your group.

For example here’s a poll question that I asked my Facebook group,
Do you work your hobbies and personality passions into your YouTube videos? Overwhelmingly they answered yes.

Click here if you want to become a member of my Facebook group, Tube Video Boot Camp. You’ll be able to interact with over a thousand like-minded creators as well as get tips and tricks on how to grow a YouTube channel.

If you have an email list survey your list, keep in mind the information that you gather for your avatar is an ongoing process. The more information you gather about your dream viewer, the easier it will be to create the content for the right viewer.

Another way to understand their psychographics is to look at their online behavior. You can read the conversations and comments they leave on their social media sites.

Here’s another slide from Derral that breaks down the offline behavior, such as what does a day look like, what do they do, and the challenges they face.

What if you are your own target audience?
If you are your own target audience like myself, it will be easier and faster to come up with an avatar. For example, I have a family that includes a wife and three kids, I love to explore new trails with my bike or go hiking in the forest, I also enjoy surfing when I’m at the beach or skiing in the winter. I manage this YouTube channel called Drost Video, and one of my biggest challenges is to reach new audiences with my content.

I regularly check my channel stats first thing in the morning over a cup of coffee or while I’m on the go such as riding my bike. One of the main motivations for creating my YouTube channel was to help others generate traffic leads and sales with YouTube videos so they can share their talents, passion, and personality with others.

Let me know in the comments below why you started your YouTube channel.

Another way to know your target audience is to attend a video conference in your niche. I recently attended the VidSummit conference in California, and ran into some of the fans that watch my videos.

For example, I met a new friend during registration called Justin. What was interesting is that I kept on running into him several times throughout the conference even though thousands of people were there and there was a slim chance of running into somebody a second time or even a third time. As a result, we became great buddies and took a picture together the last time we met.

After you’ve created your avatar based upon all the research you’ve done, give your avatar a name, for example, I could call my avatar Justin so every time I create a new video I can picture Justin in my mind and create video content for that particular person.

Another thing you can do to know your target audience is to make a list of the top 20 channels in your niche that you’re interested in. Go to the channel’s videos page and sort the videos by the most popular, watch the videos that were the most popular in the last year. For instance, the ones that got the most views and subscribers.

Pay attention to which videos are recommended next after you’re finished watching the video. Particularly look at the suggested videos which appear on the right side of the watch page. Move to the next channel after you’ve finished watching the videos from the previous channel, look for similar patterns that appear across all the channels and videos.

Observe the structure of each video and how engaged the viewers are on each video and channel. You want to gather similar data to the type of content that you wish to create.

If you group similar channels together you’ll be able to see the patterns. Also make notes on the titles, thumbnails, views, likes, dislikes, and view duration. See what kind of hooks are being used by the creator to pull viewers into the content.

Also, look at how they end the video such as telling them to watch another video in the series. Keep in mind that this deep research takes a lot of time, so spread it out over several days or even several weeks. The information that you gather will be a gold mine to understand your target audience.

Here are some important things to keep in mind when putting your audience first:

  • Have a clear value proposition for your channel.
    Rarely do your interests and your audience interests align perfectly? Be clear about what your channel is all about. Putting your audience first doesn’t mean that your needs aren’t met, ideally, you want to satisfy your viewers as well as yourself.
  • After you’ve created the avatar of your dream viewer, you need to create engaging videos that keep your viewers coming back to watch more of your content. The longer you keep your viewers on the YouTube platform by creating videos that keep the viewers engaged and watching other related videos, the higher the probability of your videos being surfaced to other people’s watch pages.

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YouTube Channel Not Showing Up In Search (HOW TO FIX)

Google is the top search engine on the net, and YouTube is the second largest search engine, which is also owned by Google. You want your YouTube channel to be found in both these search engines when a viewer searches your channel name. For example, if you type drostvideo, no spaces, in the YouTube search engine, my channel is the number one result. If I type drost video, using two separate words I get the same result. If I type drost video into Google search, my channel is the number one result out of 574,000 results.

In the video below, you’ll discover why a YouTube channel is not showing up in search and how to fix it.

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  1. Choose a unique channel name.
    When starting a YouTube channel, think about a unique channel name that’s different to all the other channel names on YouTube. You can choose a business name or even choose your own name if nobody else is called by that name. You could also use a combination of your own name and a business name, like I have for my channel, Drost Video. This makes the channel name unique and clearly shows what the channel content is all about. You also want to keep your channel name short, so it’s easy to remember and easy to spell when a viewer types it into the search engines.

    Avoid adding special characters, numbers, letters and symbols to your channel name because it’ll only make it harder to remember. If your channel name is already taken, avoid using the same channel name, even though YouTube allows you to use the same name as other channels. You can make your channel name unique by adding something at the beginning, middle or end of your channel name. As I mentioned before, if your own name is unique and not used by anyone else, use that name because it helps with your personal branding.

    A few months ago, I changed my channel name from Drost Designs to Drost video to more clearly reflect the content on my channel.

    Here’s how to change your channel name.
    – Log in to YouTube channel,
    – click on customize channel,
    – click on basic info,
    – hover over the pencil icon that says, “Edit channel name,” change your channel name here
    – click publish.

    Another reason I changed my channel name is that I wanted to synchronize it across all my social media sites and website. For example, my website name is drostvideo.com and my Instagram account is instagram.com/drostvideo.

    Later on I’ll show you how to customize your YouTube channel by adding live social media links to YouTube channel banner, so stay tuned.

    Using the same name for YouTube channel as well as all your social media sites makes it easy for viewers to remember and find you on the net.
  2. Set up a custom URL for your channel.
    A custom URL is an easy to remember channel URL that you can share with your audience. They’re based on your channel name. The URL for my channel is youtube.com/drostvideo or youtube.com/c/drostvideo.

    Keep in mind, you can remove or set up a new URL for your channel up to three times per year. You also have to have 100 or more subscribers. Your channel has to be at least 30 days old. Have an uploaded picture profile and an uploaded banner image.

    Here’s how you set up your custom URL.
    – Click on the customization link in YouTube Studio.
    – Click on basic info, set the custom URL for your channel,
    – Click publish. Then click confirm.
    If you already have a custom URL and you want to change it, just click delete and choose another custom URL. Now you can share that custom channel URL anywhere on the net.
  3. Add a channel description.
    Your channel description should summarize the content of your channel, so if anybody goes to your about page, they can immediately see what your channel is all about. An important thing to know about the about page on YouTube is that the first 48 characters show up in the YouTube search results. Therefore, make sure you fill out the section so viewers can understand who you are and YouTube can serve the best snippet for your content.

    Include keywords that describe what your channel content is all about as well as your channel name.

    Here’s how to add or change your channel description.
    – Click on the customization link in YouTube Studio.
    – Click basic info,
    – Add your description,
    – Click publish.
  4. Translate your channel name and description.
    Translating your channel name and description into another language besides English allows viewers from other countries to find your channel. Not sure what keywords to include in your description? No worries, use the keyword research tool TubeBuddy to find low competition keywords that have a high search volume.

    Click here to install TubeBuddy

    For example, if you enter your main keyword in the keyword explorer of TubeBuddy, you’ll get a bunch of suggestions. If you click explore, it’ll show you the keyword score, the search volume, the competition, number of videos in search results and the number of monthly searches. If I add the word, “Why,” in front of the main keyword phrase, then I get a different bunch of keyword phrases. If I click on this first one, “Why YouTube channel’s not showing?” Then I get an excellent keyword score and it also shows a number of videos in search results. I can also use any of these related searches to add to my channel description.

    If you want to see which countries generate the most traffic to YouTube channel,
    – click on analytics in YouTube Studio.
    – Click on the audience tab.
    – Scroll down and look on the top geographies. For example, if one of the top countries is France, then you want to translate your channel name and description into French.

    Here’s how to translate your channel name and description into French.
    – Click on customization in YouTube Studio,
    – Click on basic info.
    – On the translation for channel name and description, click “add language”.
    – On the translation language, select French.

    If you want to translate your channel description from English into French, use Google Translate. Enter the English words you want to translate into French and it will automatically translate your words into French. It’s not going to be a perfect translation, but the people from that country will understand what your channel’s all about.

    After you’ve completed the translation, just click done. As you can see, I’ve already translated my channel name and description into Arabic.
  5. Customize YouTube channel layout and branding.
    After viewers have discovered your YouTube channel in the search engines, you want to motivate them to subscribe and become a fan of your content.

    More subscribers means more viewers are watching your videos.

    Add a channel trailer.
    Your channel trailer should summarize the content on your channel and motivate viewers to subscribe to your channel. Alternatively, choose a popular video from your video content that has been proven to get a ton of traffic.

    Here’s how to add or change your channel trailer.
    – Click on the layout tab under channel customization.
    – Under video spotlight you can change or remove the channel trailer.
    – Add a featured video for returning subscribers. This is a video that only your subscribers will see when they visit your channel.

    Non-subscribers will only see your channel trailer, but not the featured video.
  6. Change or remove the featured video for returning subscribers
    – Hover over the options icon, then click change or remove video.
    – Add featured sections containing the playlist to your channel homepage. When viewers visit your channel homepage, you want them to take a deeper dive into your content so they’ll subscribe to your channel.
  7. Customize the layout of your channel homepage
    – Go to the featured sections in the layout tab in customization.
    – Click on add section, then select a single playlist.

    You can add up to 12 sections on your YouTube channel homepage.
  8. Channel branding.
    Here you can add a profile picture of yourself that’ll appear next to your videos and your comments. It will also be displayed in the YouTube search results when somebody finds your channel. Here’s how to change or remove your profile picture.
    – Click on branding under channel customization,
    – Click change or remove profile picture. You can also add, change or remove the banner image that appears at the top of your channel homepage.
  9. Add a subscribe watermark across all the videos on your channel.
    The watermark will appear at the bottom right hand side of all the videos across your channel. Under video watermark, you can choose when your watermark will be displayed on your videos. It can be on your entire video, at the end of the video, or you can even choose a custom start time.
  10. Share your channel and videos on social media sites.
    If you want to expose your content outside YouTube so you can grow your channel faster, share your channel and videos on social media sites. These sites will appear as clickable links on your channel banner.

    Here’s how to add links to sites you want to share with your viewers.
    – Click on the basic info tab on the channel customization.
    – Under links, you can add up to five links that’ll appear on your channel banner.
    – To add a link, click add link, add a title. I’m going to add subscribe, then add your URL, then click publish.

    Now that you know how to make a YouTube channel more searchable.

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YouTube has started to make the search page more visual by adding video chapters so viewers can get a better glimpse of what’s inside the video. In the video below, you’ll learn where video chapters or timestamps appear on YouTube and Google Search why your video chapters are not working or not showing, and how to fix them.

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Here’s how my video appears in the search results when viewed via the YouTube app after I’ve added YouTube video chapters. Under the video, it says, 16 chapters. If I tap 16 chapters then I can see all the chapters that I’ve added to my video. If a viewer wants to watch a specific segment of that video they can just tap on that segment. If I tap 7 reasons why, then YouTube starts playing that particular segment on the YouTube app. So I can just scroll through the different segments and then choose which segment I wish to watch. So I tap on “Why search results, then it shows that particular segment that I wish to watch.

YouTube chapters also appear in the Google Search results as you can see here. Here’s the title of the video, “YouTube Search Results Not Showing (How To Fix)“. It shows 16 key moments in this video, and these are all my video chapters. If someone clicks on one of those chapters, like I click on this 0.00 chapter, it takes them directly to that particular segment. Sometimes Google will display a large thumbnail in the Google Search results and select the best segment for your viewers to watch.

As you can see, Google has selected this small segment from 2 minutes and 11 seconds for the viewer to watch. Google calls these featured snippets. According to Google, featured snippets come from web search listings. Google’s automated systems determine whether a page would make a good featured snippet to highlight for a specific search request.

How To Add Timestamps (Video Chapters)
Here’s how to correctly add timestamps to YouTube videos, and some of the reasons they may not be working or showing up in the search results.

  1. Timestamps must be added in the description of the video. If you don’t add them correctly in the description they won’t show up.
  2. The first timestamp must be marked as 0:00. In other words, minutes and seconds. If you have a long video, like a live stream, you might add a timestamp like 32 minutes and 54 seconds.
  3. Use a colon between the minutes and seconds so it becomes a live link. If you use a semicolon or don’t add a colon then it won’t become a live link.
  4. The timestamp and the title must be on the same line. As you can see here, I’ve added the timestamps on the left and the video chapters on the right with a space in between. After you’ve created your list of video chapters, check to make sure that they all have live links. The live timestamp links will appear in blue beside the video titles.
  5. Each chapter must be at least 10 seconds long. When you’re scrolling through your video to create your video chapter titles make sure they’re at least 10 seconds apart.

Another reason why your video chapters are not showing up under your videos is that you might have a channel strike. YouTube says that if your channel has any active strikes your video may not be eligible for auto-generated video chapters. Automatic chapters are automatically enabled in the video details under your video. Keep in mind that when you add video chapters in the description below your video it will override any of the automatic video chapters that YouTube provides.

YouTube is also starting to show search results from other languages with automatically translated captions, titles, and descriptions. This will only happen when relevant content in the local language is not available. This means viewers from Brazil can explore the Grand Canyon with captions in their local language.

Another reason your video chapters may not be working is that your video content is not appropriate for some viewers. When you create your video chapters, make sure they follow the YouTube Community Guidelines and policies. Here’s my recommendation when creating video chapters for your own videos. Create video chapter titles that appeal both to your viewers and to the search engines. This means you want to create a title that describes the content in your video and includes the keywords that people are searching on. This will help your video get discovered in YouTube search and Google Search.

If you want to learn more about how to enable automatic video chapters, watch this video on the screen right now. You’ll learn why you should use them and how you can opt out of automatic video chapters.

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