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.

How do you make YouTube videos more searchable so they appear at the top of the search results?
Watch this video on how to fix YouTube search results that are not showing. You’ll discover seven reasons why YouTube search results are not showing up.

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YouTube Chapters / Timestamps Not Working (HOW TO FIX)

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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YouTube Search Results Not Showing (How To Fix)

“My videos have fully optimized titles, descriptions, and tags. What don’t they rank higher?”
In the video below, you’ll discover why YouTube search results are not showing and how fix it.

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  1. Fewer people are interested in your videos topic.
    If you create a video on a topic that your audience is not interested in, they’re not going to watch your video, even if you’ve optimized the title, description, tags, and thumbnail.

    So, how do you choose a topic for your video that you know your audience will be interested in watching?
    One way to choose a topic that your audience will be interested in is looking at the search volume for keyword queries people are entering into the search engines.

    I use the Chrome extension Keywords Everywhere to get the search volume, cost per click, and competition for a specific keyword phrase. This tool makes it easy to find the exact keyword your audience is looking for. For example, if I enter YouTube search into the YouTube search bar, keywords discovery will give me the search volume, cost per click, and competition for these related keyword phrases. This saves me a ton of time analyzing the keyword phrases that my audience is looking for. I also use the Keyword Explorer tool in TubeBuddy to quickly find the keyword that isn’t too competitive, and has enough search volume to make it worth targeting.

    Click here to get the TubeBuddy Keyword Research Tool

    If I get an overall score of excellent or very good, then I’ll know that this keyword has a great chance of ranking in the search results. I’ll place a link to TubeBuddy in the description below this video.
  2. Videos on the same topic are more popular.
    If you target a very public keyword phrase, it’s going to be very difficult to rank your video at the top of YouTube search, especially if you’re a small channel. Instead, you should target less competitive keyword phrases because they’re easier to rank for. Another idea is to choose a different topic that has less competition.

    Over 500 hours of content are uploaded to YouTube every minute. So, they need some ranking system to make it easy for you to find those videos. YouTube does this by sorting through tons of videos to find the most relevant and useful results for your search query.

    Here’s what YouTube says about what’s most important when sorting through these search results.
    “At YouTube, we prioritize three main elements to provide the best search results, relevancy, engagement, and quality.”

    Let’s take a look at relevance….
    YouTube says, “To estimate relevance, we look into many factors such as how well the title, tags, description and video content match your search query.”

    When you optimize your video, make sure you include that keyword phrase in the title, description and tags of your video. Also, make sure that your thumbnail supports your title and video content.

    Rotorious asks, “If I have a lot of keyword phrases in my descriptions, will it become less likely for each one to show up in search?”
    If all your keyword phrases are relevant to the content in your video, it will help your video to rank in the search results. Keep in mind, there are other that contribute to ranking in the search results.

    Blackout Ultra Motions asks, “Is it worth using a tags generator? Do tags actually make a difference?”
    Adding tags to your video no longer helps your video get ranked on the search results, but it’s still a good idea to add them.

    More important is including your keyword phrase in the title and description, and creating a clickable thumbnail. The next fact that YouTube prioritizes for search is engagement.

    Let’s see what YouTube says. “Engagement signals are a valuable way to determine relevance. We incorporate aggregate engagement signals from users. For example, we might look at the watch time of a particular video for a particular query to determine if the video is considered relevant to the query by other users.”

    This means if viewers like your video and remain engaged throughout your video, it’s more likely that your video will appear in the search results. Excellent engagement starts with a topic that your viewers are interested in. To keep your viewers engaged, start your video with a strong hook, such as a question, or making a bold statement, or teasing what’s coming up next in the video. You can also reset the attention of your viewers throughout the video, by using B-roll, text overlays, transitions, graphics, et cetera.

    The other main element that YouTube prioritizes for best search results is quality.
    Here’s what YouTube says about quality. “Our systems are designed to identify signals that can help determine which channels demonstrate expertise, authoritativeness, and trustworthiness on a given topic.” This means that when you share your video content, all the points that you make should relate to each other to demonstrate your expertise on the subject. Therefore, it’s a good idea not to just create a solo video on a particular topic, but to create a series of videos on related topics.

    This will help the viewer take a deeper dive into your content and get to know, like, and trust the content that you’re making for your channel.

    Keep in mind that search results differ for each user because they are personalized to that user. For example, if I watch a lot of videos about electric bikes on YouTube, then YouTube is going to recommend more videos on electric bikes in the YouTube search results based upon my personal browsing behavior.

    Here’s what YouTube says, “In addition to those three main factors, we strive to make search results relevant for each user and we may also consider your search and watch history. That’s why your search results might differ from another user’s search results for the same query.”

    That means what I see in the search results for particular query is going to be different for another user using the same query because they have a different watch history.

    If you want to view the search results for a particular query that are not based upon your personal browsing behavior or watch history, then use incognito mode. You’ll then be able to see the same search results as what other users are seeing.
  3. You haven’t given YouTube enough time.
    Sometimes, a video takes weeks, months, or even years to rank on the first page of YouTube. You have to exert a bit of patience. For example, this video only got 290 views in the first 24 hours when it was first uploaded on February 22nd. Currently, the video has gotten 22,663 views since it was published between February 22nd and August 5th, 2021. It currently receives 329 views every 48 hours. You can see, it may take several months to accumulate views for your video from YouTube search.

    The Medical Information Channel asks, “I use similar relevant methods to add keywords on all my videos, but noticed that one particular video seems to show up most on search. So, I’m still wondering why that particular one?”

    Some of the factors that may have contributed to this video doing well on YouTube search is the topic, title, thumbnail, relevancy, engagement, and also the browsing behavior of your viewers.

    Click on the reach tab in YouTube Analytics for that specific video, then look at the keyword queries on the YouTube search and YouTube suggested videos. These keyword phrases are how viewers discovered your video.

    So, make more videos based upon those related keyword phrases.

    What if you have a small YouTube channel, can you rank for highly competitive keywords? Watch this video on how to rank for highly competitive keywords on YouTube even if you have a small channel.

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How To Get More Views From Search Results On YouTube (for small channels)

Tom wanted to find out how to upload YouTube Shorts from his PC because he doesn’t have the YouTube Shorts app on his phone. He types the exact keyword phrase “how to upload YouTube shorts from PC” into the YouTube search bar and looks at the top 5 videos. The first video grabs his attention because it has eye-catching thumbnail, and the title is the exact keyword phrase he wants information for.

This is the same result you want to achieve for your own video if you want to get more views from search results on YouTube.

In the video below, I’ll show you how to find the correct keywords so you can rank at the top search results on YouTube, the free and paid tools you can use to quickly find the best keywords, how to optimize your videos, so it gets found in YouTube search, and how to track your results in YouTube Analytics.

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Here’s how to find the best keyword phrase to rank in YouTube Search using free tools.
Keep in mind, YouTube strives to surface the most relevant results based upon keyword queries. Definitely, you want to find that exact keyword phrase or related keyword phrases and use it in your video. Less competitive keyword phrases help you identify those opportunities to serve an audience that is not already well served.

Open your Chrome browser and use Incognito mode. Incognito means you can browse privately without getting personalized search results. Go to youtube.com and enter your main keyword phrase in the YouTube search bar. In this case, I’m going to use “how to make a smoothie“. Instantly, YouTube will give you a bunch of related keyword phrases that are less competitive than how to make a smoothie.

Use Alphabeticals
You can also add alphabeticals at the beginning or end of your keyword phrase to get even more related keyword phrases. If I add the letter “a”, then I get “how to make a smoothie at home with a blender“. If I add the letter “b”, I get how to make a smoothie bowl with strawberries and blueberries. If I add the letter “c”, how to make a smoothie chocolate or how to make a smoothie creamy without banana. You can also use underscores. So if I put an underscore before smoothie (_ smoothie), I’ve got how to make a strawberry smoothie, how to make a banana smoothie, how to make a strawberry banana smoothie.

I can use that phrase, then place a W after it, so I could use how to make a strawberry banana smoothie without yogurt.

After you found the keyword phrase that you wish to rank for, you can look at the top 5 or 10 videos to see if they use that exact keyword phrase in their title. We can see that the top five videos don’t use the same keyword phrase, how to make a strawberry banana smoothie without yogurt.

I could probably use that keyword phrase to create a great video.

Another free way to find YouTube phrases that are easy to rank for is to look in YouTube Analytics.
If you click on the Reach tab at YouTube Analytics, then scroll down, you’d be able to see the suggested keyword phrases and also the search phrases that people are using to find the top videos on your channel.

You can also go to the Content tab in YouTube Analytics and choose a video that’s currently getting a lot of traffic. For example, this video is currently getting 22,000 views, so if I click on YouTube Analytics, I can make new videos from these search queries that people are entering into YouTube search to find this particular video. It’s already been proven that this video gets a lot of traffic, so if I make another video based upon a related keyword phrase, it’ll also get a lot of views and subscribers.

Another free tool you can use to find keyword phrases that are easy to rank for is Ubersuggest.
Go to Ubersuggest and click on the keyword analyzer tool and go to Keyword Ideas. If I enter the main keyword phrase, how to make a smoothie, I get a bunch of related keyword phrases.

Ubersuggest will show you the search volume, which is the number of searches per month for that particular keyword, cost per click, which is the average cost per click if you were to pay Google to see an ad for this particular keyword.

Paid difficulty, which is the estimated competition in paid search. The higher the number, the more competitive the keyword phrase.
SEO difficulty is the estimated competition in organic search. The higher, the number, the more competitive. Notice that the keyword phrase, how to make a smoothie strawberry and banana is less competitive than how to make a smoothie, which is the main keyword phrase.

The longer phrase still includes my main keyword phrase, how to make a smoothie.

Another great free tool you can use is Answer The Public, which helps you discover what people are asking about in the search engines. For example, if I enter how to make a smoothie, I get all these different ways you can ask different questions about this phrase. The suggestions for what include what do I need to make a smoothie with yogurt, what’s the best way to make a smoothie, et cetera.

The suggested questions for how include how to make a smoothie without milk, how to make a smoothie with milk, how to make a smoothie thicker, et cetera. The main benefit of using answerthepublic.com is that you get the most frequently asked questions about a specific topic.

Here’s how to find the best keyword phrase that is easy to rank for using TubeBuddy.
If I open up keyword explorer in TubeBuddy and enter the main keyword phrase, how to make a smoothie, I get a bunch of related suggestions. If I click Explore, you can see that the overall score is very good, but also got suggested keyword phrases on the right here. Even though it’s very good, the number of videos in search results is 7.29 million, which seems like a lot, and monthly searches is 523,000.

It seems very competitive, so let us check the search results. If we look at the top search results, we can see that this video here has got 1.92 million views. This one’s 1.8 million views. This one’s almost half a million views. This looked like a very competitive keyword phrase, so it might be very difficult to rank for it. Instead of using this keyword phrase, you want to choose a less competitive keyword phrase.

If I add space underscore and then space before smoothie, I get a bunch of new suggestions. For instance, how to make a strawberry banana smoothie, now I get a keyword score of good. Let’s go even a little bit further and add a different one, how to make a strawberry banana smoothie without yogurt. Now, I’ve got very good and I’ve got less competition. I’ve got number of videos and search results, 1 million, and number of monthly searches is still good, 3.90 thousand.

This keyword phrase still contains my main keyword phrase, how to make a smoothie, but it’s easier to rank for. If I click results, then I can look at the competition. The top results only got 970 views, strawberry smoothie without yogurt, 106,000 views, but it’s not exactly the same keyword phrase. The only video that comes close to the exact keyword phrase is this one, strawberry banana smoothie, how to make a strawberry smoothie without yogurt, but it only has 267 views.

This would be a great keyword phrase that would be easy to rank for.

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How does YouTube rank videos in the search results?
Like Google search engine, search on YouTube strives to surface the most relevant results for particular keyword queries.

Videos are ranked based on a variety of factors, including how well a title, description, and video content matched the viewer’s query. Beyond that, YouTube looks at which videos have drawn the most engagement for that query. Search results are not based on the most viewed videos for a particular query. Place your main keyword phrase at the beginning of your title, then add something compelling for the viewer to click on your video.

Ideally, you want a high click-through rate, which means you want to create a clickable thumbnail, a compelling title, and a compelling description because these three are what people see in the search results.

According to YouTube, most videos get a click-through rate right between 2% and 10%. Try to aim for a click-through rate that’s above 2%.

The other big factor for ranking videos in the YouTube search is audience retention.
This refers to how long viewers remain engaged throughout your video. Try to aim for a 50% retention rate, which means 50% of your viewers are still watching your video at the end.

Some things you can do to increase engagement on your videos is
– use a strong hook at the beginning,
– use B-roll, graphics, text overlays,
– change camera angles, and even locations.

At the end of your video, link to your next best video or playlist so people will continue to binge-watch your videos. This will not only help your video to rank in the search results but also get into suggested videos.

Here’s how to track your traffic in YouTube Analytics.
The purpose of monitoring your traffic is to see where most of your traffic is coming from and what search queries people are entering into the search engines to find your video.

If you click on the Reach tab in YouTube Analytics, you can find the search queries for that specific video. This will help you to make more videos using the related keyword phrases that you found in YouTube Analytics. If you can click on the Engagement tab, you’ll see the key moments for audience reaction, which includes how many people are dropping off in the introduction, the depths, and the spikes in your audience retention graph.

When you make your next video, try to improve your audience retention and click-through rate for that video so you can increase the probability of your video being found in search and also in suggested videos.

Now that you know how to get more views from search results on YouTube, watch this video on how to rank for highly competitive keywords on YouTube even if you’re a small channel.

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How To See YouTube Shorts & Reach New Audiences (Top 5 Ways)

YouTube shorts is a great way to reach new audiences on YouTube who haven’t seen your content before.
In the video below, you’ll learn how to see YouTube shorts and interact with them.

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Here are 5 ways to see YouTube shorts

YouTube Home Screen
– Tap the homescreen (bottom left of YouTube App)
– In the YouTube app, scroll down under the title of shorts beta. You can see all the shorts videos and you can just scroll through them.

Shorts Icon
The second way you can view YouTube shorts is tap the shorts icon at the bottom of the screen.
– If you tap the three dots, there you can see the description if you tap on description.
– If you tap report, you can report the video for sexual content, violent or repulsive content et cetera.
– If you tap send feedback, they can send feedback to YouTube, and you can cancel.
– You can also like the video, dislike the video, and if you tap share, you can share it on social media sites.
– If you can tap the icon at the bottom right, they can see all the other shorts that are using the sound.
– If you want to use the sound, you can tap “use this sound”. Now I can just use a sound for my next short video.
– If you want to subscribe to this channel, just tap subscribe.

Subscription Feed
The third way you can see YouTube shorts is from the subscription feed on the YouTube app. You can recognize a short video because it has a short icon on it.

YouTube Channel Home Page
The fourth way you can see YouTube short videos is from a YouTube channel homepage. When you scroll down you’ll see all your shorts videos displayed on the short shelf.

Here’s how to add a shorts section to your YouTube channel homepage.
– Click customization on YouTube studio,
– click Add section.
– Click short videos.
– Now you can see the short section has been added to my channel homepage. I
– f I want to remove it, just click the three dots and select remove.

Here’s a short section that’s been added to my YouTube channel homepage. If I want to move the sections around on my YouTube channel homepage, I can just click on the icon at the left and you just drag it to the top or to the bottom.

Top Traffic Sources
The fifth way you can see YouTube shorts is in your top traffic sources such as browse features, YouTube shorts, your shorts feed, suggested videos, and external which could be Google search. This means your short videos will contribute to the growth of your channel.

The beauty of YouTube shorts is that viewers can watch your short videos while they’re out and about just using their phones. It can be a separate viewing experience or watching regular videos.

Here’s an important thing to keep in mind.
YouTube only sends notifications to viewers that are regularly watching short videos, so make sure you hit the subscribe button and click the bell notification icon to get notifications from my channel for new shorts and regular videos.

What if you don’t want to see shorts on your phone because they’re distracting or annoying?

Here’s how to disable YouTube shorts on the YouTube app.
– Go to the short section on the YouTube app.
– Tap the three dots on the video.
– Tap on not interested.
– Repeat the process for all the short videos that are on the shorts section.
– After you’ve removed all short videos, you’ll no longer see the shorts section on the YouTube app.

If you want to know a quick and easy way to post shorts on YouTube channel just using your phone, watch this video on the screen right now. You’ll learn how to create a YouTube short on the YouTube app whether you have an iPhone or Android device.

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Private vs Unlisted YouTube Videos – Are They The Same & How Do You Find Them?

Is there a difference between private and unlisted videos, or are they the same?

In this video, you’ll learn how to find private, unlisted or public videos on your YouTube channel, the different ways they can be shared or viewed, and why you should upload a new video as unlisted before it gets published. You’ll also learn about the security update for all the unlisted videos and what to do about it.

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Private versus unlisted videos. What’s the difference?
Private videos can only be seen by you and whomever you choose. You can share private videos with up to 50 email addresses, but they must have a Google account in order to receive the video. Select the private option in the visibility box of the video you wish to make private, then click Share privately. Add the email addresses of the invitees you want to share your video with.

Keep in mind that invitees must sign in to the Google account to view the private video. The good thing about private videos is that they don’t show up in the search results, but YouTube systems can still review them for Ad-Suitability and Copyright claims. Keep in mind that comments are not available on private videos, so you’d have to set the private video to unlisted to receive the comments.

What Are Unlisted Videos?
Unlisted videos are different from private videos because you can share the link publicly and they don’t have to have a Google account. Anyone you share the link with can also reshare the video. Unlisted videos just like private videos won’t appear in the YouTube search results unless someone shares the unlisted video in a public playlist. Unlisted videos also won’t appear in the videos tab on your channel homepage.

Security update for older unlisted videos
Unlisted videos that were uploaded to your channel before January 1st, 2017 will be changed to private videos starting July 23rd, 2021. Unlisted videos uploaded after January 1st, 2017 won’t be affected. If you want to opt-out of this change and keep your current unlisted video in its unlisted state, fill out this form.

This will enable anyone that you’ve shared the link with to continue seeing the video. If you don’t do anything with the unlisted video, YouTube will switch it to private. Keep in mind that private videos are only seen by you and the viewers that you choose.

What are public videos and do they appear?
Public videos can be seen by anyone after you’ve uploaded them to your channel and made them public. They’ll also appear in the YouTube search results, Google search results, suggested videos, and anywhere on YouTube. They’ll also appear on YouTube channel homepage. Keep in mind you can always change the visibility setting from public to unlisted or private.

Here’s a chart (see video above) showing where private, unlisted, and public videos appear. Private videos have the most restrictions, whereas public videos have the least restrictions.

Here’s how to find your private or unlisted videos in YouTube Studio
– Click on the Content tab in YouTube Studio to see your list of videos.
– Click Filter.
– Click Visibility.
– Select Private if you want to see all the private videos on your channel.
– Select Unlisted if you want to see all the unlisted videos on your channel.

Now, I can see the visibility listing, monetization, the restrictions, the date that it was uploaded, and how many views that video received, and the date. You can sort by upload date.

Why should you upload a new video as unlisted before it gets published?
YouTube recommends selecting setting your video to unlisted and wait a couple of hours to see if any monetization or visibility issues are found, then publish the video.

How to correctly upload your YouTube video.
– Click Create.
– Click Upload Videos.
– Select your video or drag and drop the file to upload it. I’m going to select this one.
– At the top of the page, it shows you the steps to upload your video. You’ve got details, monetization, video elements, checks, and visibility.
– Under details, fill out your title, description, tags, et cetera.
– Go to Monetization. Click Done. Click Ad-Suitability. Go through the list. Check none of the above. Click Submit Rating.
– On the Video Elements. add your subtitles and screening cards.
– Under Checks, you’ll see if there’s any copyright issues or Ad-Suitability issues.
– Click Visibility.
– Select Unlisted before you make the video public or schedule it to go public at a later time. This will help you to see if YouTube found any monetization or visibility issues with your video.
– After you’ve completed the uploading process, click Save.
– Your unlisted video will appear at the top of your videos list.
– When you’re ready to publish your video, just change the visibility setting from unlisted to public.
– Then click Publish.

If you want to know the secrets of how I got over 100,000 views on a YouTube video, watch this video. It’s currently attracting over 1,600 views every 48 hours which helps grow my channel.

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How To Add Chapters To Your YouTube Video Automatically Or Manually

You can now add video chapters or timestamps manually or automatically throughout your video, so people can skip to that section or rewatch that particular section.

In this video, I’ll show you how to add your own video chapters manually or automatically, how to opt out of automatic video chapters, and how to use them to get more engagement and views.

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How do video chapters work?
When someone watches your video, they can just hover over these sections of your video and watch that particular section. Alternatively, they can click on any of the video chapter links in the description. If I click on 1:27, for instance, it’ll take me straight to that particular segment of the video.

Here’s how to add automatic video chapters.
– Click the Content tab in YouTube Studio to see the list of videos on your channel.
– Hover over the video that you wish to edit.
– Click the details icon.
– Scroll down.
– Click Show More.
– Under Automatic chapters, check the box that says allow automatic chapters where available and eligible.

If you add your own timestamps manually as shown in this image (view video above), it’ll overwrite the automatic timestamps. Keep in mind that not all videos on YouTube channel are eligible for auto-generated video chapters. Also, not all eligible videos will have auto-generated video chapters.

For example, if your channel has any active strikes or the content is inappropriate to some viewers, then auto-generated chapters are not going to be present.

How to disable automatic video chapters
If you want to opt out of automatic chapters for a specific video, then just uncheck the box that says allow automatic chapters when available and eligible.

Here’s how to disable automatic chapters for all the videos on the YouTube channel.
– Click on Settings in YouTube Studio.
– Click on Upload defaults,
– click Advanced Settings.
– Under Automatic chapters, uncheck the box that says allow automatic chapters when available and eligible.
Now, whenever you upload a new video, automatic chapters will not be enabled for that specific video. Keep in mind, when you add your own video chapters or timestamps, that will override the automatic chapters.

Another great benefit of adding these chapters to your video description is that it helps get your video found in Google Search. Here’s an example of a video appearing in Google Search that shows the 8 key moments for the video. If you click on that section, it will just show that particular section of the video.

Here’s how to add chapters to your own videos manually.
– Click on the Content tab in YouTube Studio.
– Hover over the video that you wish to edit.
– Click the pencil icon that says details.
– In the description, you want to add your timestamps.
– Make sure the first timestamp in your list starts with 0:00.
– Your video should have at least three timestamps in ascending order.
– The minimum length for each video chapter is 10 seconds.
– As you watch your video, create a video chapter for each section of the content.
– Add keywords in the title of each video chapter. This will help your video to appear on Google and YouTube Search.
– After you’re finished adding your video chapters, click Save.

If your video chapters get picked up by Google, you’ll get a ton more views for your video, both from YouTube Search and Google Search. For example, if someone searching for that exact keyword phrase that you added to your video chapter, they’ll be taken right to that particular section of the video. This will result in more opportunities for your video to be found in YouTube Search and Google Search.

HOT TIP
If you’ve already added chapters to your uploaded videos, you might want to rewrite the titles for the particular chapters.

If you want to know how to get more views on videos that are currently not getting views on your channel, watch this video. I’ll show you 10 ways that you can revive your old videos.

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How To Report A YouTube Channel For Impersonation (STOP STEALING YOUR VIDEOS)

Wow, I discovered someone’s impersonating my channel. They’re stealing my views and revenue. Here’s the Official Drost Video Channel (see video below). Here is someone impersonating my channel. They’re using the same channel name, same channel banner, same picture, same thumbnails, same titles.

In this video, you’ll learn what to do if someone is impersonating you on YouTube, stealing your videos, thumbnails, and titles, and how to report their channel to YouTube for impersonation so it gets taken down by YouTube. Later on, I’ll share the results of what happened to the impersonating channel.

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Here is YouTube’s impersonation policy…
Content intended to impersonate a person or channel is not allowed on YouTube. Don’t post content on YouTube if it’s a channel that copies another channel’s profile, background, or overall look and feel in such a way that makes it look like someone else’s channel. The channel does not have to be 100% identical, as long as the intent is clear to copy the other channel.

Here’s how to report a YouTube channel for impersonation.
Go to the YouTube channel. In this case, it’s slackercowgirl. Click on the About page, hover over the flag icon that says, “Report user.” You’ll see block user, report channel art, report profile picture, report user. This impersonator is using my channel art, profile picture, so I’m going to choose report user. Click Report user. I’ve got some options here, harassment and bullying, privacy, impersonation, violent threats, child endangerment, hate speech against a protected group, spam and scams, none of these are my issue.

I’m going to check impersonation. It says, “Impersonating another user by copying their channel layout, using a similar username, or posing as them in comments, emails or videos.” Click the dropdown. It says, “Choose one. This channel is impersonating me. This channel is impersonating someone else.” I’m going to use, “This channel is impersonating me.” Click Next.

Now you can make some additional notes. I’m going to add, “This person is impersonating my channel art, profile picture, thumbnail images, videos content, and video titles.” Click Submit. It says, “Thanks. We’ve received your report. If we find this content to be in violation of our Community Guidelines, we will remove it.” Just keep in mind, I reported this channel for impersonation several months ago and it wasn’t taken down. I’ll share with you later what else you can do.

Recently, I asked other creators in a Facebook group about what they did when someone was impersonating their channel.

Leroy Dickson said, “Keep reporting the videos for copyright. I’ve had to have about 10 channels taken down to date. I’ve reported 110 videos.

Dee Nimmin says, “Herman, file takedown notices (strikes, not claims) strategically. If they get three within a 90-day period, YouTube will terminate their channel. Send one notice every other day, one video at a time. Make sure to choose to remove immediately and give them a strike. A claim won’t resolve it.

Here’s how to file a copyright takedown request for someone that’s stealing your videos or content.
If the channel owner gets three takedown notices within a 90-day period, YouTube will terminate their channel. Here’s a word of warning. Don’t make false claims by misusing the takedown web form. If you submit false information, it may result in the suspension of your YouTube account. So be careful.

  • Click on the Copyright tab in YouTube Studio.
  • At the top, you’ll see matches, removal requests, messages, and archive.
  • Click on Filter, then you get the videos with total views.
  • Just put a value in there, or you could do a value of subscribers. Just put the number of subscribers in there. I can see that this matching video has got 2,400 views and it matches 100% of my video.
  • Obviously, the video that’s being stolen from my own channel and uploaded to their channel is stealing views from my own channel. It needs to be taken down.
  • If I hover over the video, then I’ve got, move to archive, request video removal, or I can contact the channel.
  • If I want to remove that, I just click the Request video removal.
  • At the top, you just got videos requested for removal.
  • Remember that not all copyrighted content is eligible for removal. Some videos are protected by fair use and similar laws. If that video had just got a small snippet of your video, it could be qualified for fair use. Then, just fill out your contact details on the copyright owner.

    The third section is removal options and agreements.

    You have two options for removal timing.
  • Number one is scheduled, where you send a seven-day notice. Once the request is validated, YouTube gives the uploader seven days to remove the video and avoid a copyright strike. If they don’t, the video is removed in seven days.
  • The second option is standard removal, which means request removal now. This removal leads to a copyright strike, and YouTube processes the video removal after validating the request. Select Standard: Request removal now.

Prevent copies of your videos from appearing on YouTube going forward
YouTube says they’re also going to add another section to this form called prevent copies of these videos from appearing on YouTube going forward. It says, “If your takedown request is valid, YouTube will make its best effort to prevent new uploads from appearing on the platform.”

After you’ve filled out the form, just click Submit.

If you don’t see the copyright match tool link in your YouTube Studio, then click this link to get the takedown web form. I recommend submitting multiple takedown requests if the impersonating channel has stolen multiple videos.

Here are my results after submitting the takedown web form for someone impersonating my channel and stealing my videos.

It says, “This video is no longer available because the YouTube account associated with this video has been terminated.” If you’ve submitted a copyright takedown request because someone has stolen your videos or is impersonating your channel, just be patient because the videos or channel may not be removed immediately.

Here’s how to check your copyright matches using the copyright match tool in YouTube Studio.
– Click on Copyright,
– click on Matches.
– Under matching videos, it shows the names of all the videos that have used your content.
– The second line shows which video of yours the content came from.
– Under total views, it shows how many times real viewers have watched the matching video. That means a person who is impersonating your channel could be stealing your views and also stealing your revenue.

The date shows when the matching video was published or uploaded. Under channel, it shows the name of the channel that uploaded the matching video and how many YouTube subscribers that channel has. Under frames, it shows the thumbnails for the matching video.

Here’s something to keep in mind….
Sometimes people make false copyright claims on YouTube content. Watch this video on how to remove copyright claims on YouTube. You’ll learn about the new tools you can use within YouTube to remove copyright claims.

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How To Get More Views On YouTube Videos That Are No Longer Getting Views

Do you have videos on your channel that are no longer getting views like the one displayed in the video below? In the example, the video has gotten 1,131 views since it was published, but in the last 48 hours, it’s got zero views.

In the video below, you’ll discover 10 ways to get more views on your old videos, so you can revive them and grow your YouTube channel.

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  1. Identify the videos that have little or no views in the last 48 hours.
    Click on the Content tab in YouTube Studio to see the list of videos on your channel, click on filter, click views, click the dropdown, select less than, and you put your value in there. It could be 100, 200, 300, et cetera. I’m going to put in 300, click Apply. This will show all the videos that have less than 300 views on my channel. Hover over the video that you wish to select, click on the Analytics icon. Look at the real-time stats for that video, if it says zero views in the last 48 hours or just a few views in the last 48 hours, then target that video to promote.
  2. Change the title and thumbnail.
    Perhaps your title and thumbnail are a little outdated since you created the video so redo the title and redesign the thumbnail that’s better than the one you currently have. It’ll take some time for YouTube to reindex your video, but it’ll expose your video to new viewers.

    You can change your title by just clicking on Details, then rewrite your title.

    You can change your thumbnail by scrolling down where it says Thumbnail, hover over the thumbnail, click on the three dots that says Options, and then click Change. Now you can upload your new thumbnail.

    Keep in mind that the average click-through rate for YouTube videos is between 2 and 10%. If your click-through rate for the video is below 2%, then it’s definitely worth changing the thumbnail.
  3. Add your video to a popular playlist.
    Do you know that playlists can also be indexed by the search engines? If you have a very popular video that’s getting a ton of views every day, place that video at the beginning of your playlist, then place your video that’s not getting many views as a second video in the playlist. Make sure that that playlist is a prominent playlist on your channel homepage so first-time viewers can dig deeply into your content.

    For example, I have a popular playlist on my channel homepage called Best of Drost Video, where the first video has got over a million views. If I add my video to that playlist, it’ll start generating views from people checking out the playlist.

    Here’s how to add a video to your current playlist.
    – Click on Playlists in YouTube Studio,
    – select the playlist that you want to add the video to or you can create a new playlist up here.
    – I’m going to select Best of Drost Video,
    – click the pencil icon,
    – click the three dots,
    – click Add Videos,
    – select Your YouTube Videos,
    – select the video that you want to add to the playlist,
    – click add videos.
    – You can also reorder the videos in the playlist by just clicking on the icon on the left and then just dragging it up to the top or wherever you want the video.
  4. Make your video a channel trailer.
    Your channel trailer is the first video that viewers see when they visit your channel homepage. Usually, it’s a video that summarizes the content of your channel and ask people to subscribe to your channel. Alternatively, it can be a popular video or a video you want to attract more views for. Here’s how to change your channel trailer. Click on the customization link in YouTube studio, hover over the three dots that says Options, click Change Video, and select the video from your channel, then click Publish.
  5. Make your video a feature video.
    A feature video is what people see if they’re already subscribed to your channel, they won’t see the trailer video. Your channel trailer is what non-subscribers see, but they won’t see your feature video. To change or add a feature video for returning subscribers, click on the customization tab in YouTube Studio, hover over the three dots that says Options, click on three dots, click Change Video, or Remove Video. In this case, I’m going to change video, so click change video. Select your video, then click Publish.
  6. Create a community post or YouTube story.
    Community posts and stories get indexed by the search engines. If you regularly create a community post or upload a new story, they’ll be seen by your viewers. In order to drive more views to your old video, talk about the topic in your community post, and then link to the video in the post.

    Keep in mind you need over 1,000 subscribers to get access to community posts and it’ll take up to one week to see the community posts after you’ve reached the 1,000 subscribers.

    To create a community post, click on Community, then click “Post an update to your fans,” add some text, click Video, click Your YouTube Videos, select the video, click select, click Post.

    If you want to create a 15-second story that describes the content of your video, then tap the plus sign at the bottom of the screen in the YouTube app then tap Add to your story. Your stories will get displayed on the home screen of the YouTube app.
  7. Create a similar video and link to the old video.
    If your old video contains outdated content, create a new video with the updated content and link the old video to the new video. You can link to the updated video in the card, end screen, description, or pin it to the top of your comments. When viewers read the description or leave a comment, they’ll see the updated video.

    You can also create a Shorts video which is a vertical video that’s only 15 to 60 seconds long, then link it to the old video. Shorts videos get exposed to mobile viewers that are browsing the Shorts shelf on their mobile phones. This will help your content get exposed to a new bunch of viewers.

    To make a YouTube Short on your phone, tap the plus sign at the bottom of the screen on the YouTube app. Tap create a Short. For step-by-step instructions to create a YouTube Short on your phone, click the link in the description below this video.
  8. Transcribe your content, then post it on your blog or website.
    I regularly post my transcribed content on my website at drostvideo.com. I also make sure that I embed the YouTube video within the content. The result is that the Google search engine picks up my content and ranks it on the Google search pages.

    For example, I posted this video content on my blog and embedded the video within the content. As a result, the article appears at the top of YouTube search for the term, “How the YouTube algorithm works.” It also appears as the first video under videos on Google search.

    YouTube adds featured snippets throughout the video. As you can see, it says 6 key moments in this video, and then shows the timestamps for each particular snippet. If I click on the timestamp, it’ll take me directly to that snippet in the video. If I check the analytics for that video, 44.8% is external and then the second top traffic source is YouTube search. It’s definitely worthwhile to optimize your videos correctly, get them transcribed, and make a blog post out of the content.
  9. Promote your video on social media.
    You should be exposing your content beyond YouTube by promoting it on social media sites. These can include Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogger, et cetera. I primarily use Instagram because it’s going to rescale my video as a square video, then post it on Instagram. I can also extract the 15-second snippet from a YouTube video and post it as an Instagram story. You can also create Instagram Reels or post your full video on IGTV. Typically, I’ll create an Instagram post or Instagram story, then tell viewers to click the link in the bio to watch the full video on YouTube.
  10. Some videos don’t take off until weeks, months, or even years later.
    This can be due to your post appearing in Google search, which typically takes a few weeks or a few months. It can also get a lot of views if it becomes a trending topic or a lot of people are searching on that particular topic.

    My recommendation is not to spend all your energy reviving old videos to get more views but upload new videos that get found in search and suggested.

    Watch this video on the screen right now to learn how to get discovered on YouTube via suggested videos. You’ll discover how to get your videos freely promoted by YouTube.

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Best Time To Upload YouTube Videos

Is the best time to upload YouTube videos early in the morning, late at night, midday, during the week, or weekends?

Ideally, you want to get a high view velocity on your videos when you first upload them, which means you want to get a ton of views right out of the gate.

In the video below, you’ll discover the best day and the best time to upload YouTube videos in 2021 and beyond, so you can get more views.

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When are most of your viewers on YouTube?
Click on the Audience tab in YouTube Analytics, and look at the purple graph. The light purple lines refer to some of your viewers being on YouTube, the darker purple lines refers to many of your viewers are on YouTube, the even darker purple lines say that very many of your viewers are on YouTube.

Let’s first look at the weekdays.
On Monday, the darkest purple line starts right on ten o’clock through to one o’clock. Tuesday, it’s 9:00 to 12:00. Wednesday, from 10:00 to 12:00. Thursday, from 9:00 to 12:00. Friday, from 9:00 to 12:00. During the week, the best times for me to upload my videos is between 9:00 and 12:00.

Let’s take a look at the weekend.
On Saturday, it’s ten o’clock to twelve o’clock. On Sunday, it’s eleven o’clock, a little bit later than Saturday, to twelve o’clock. On the weekends, the best time to upload my videos is between 10:00 and 12:00 on Saturdays, and between 11:00 and 12:00 on Sundays. Let me ask you a question, what time have you found is the best time to upload your video? Post your answer to the comments below, I’d love to read them and I’m sure others would too.

Which countries are most of your audience watching from?
If you scroll down to top geographies, you can see that most of my audience comes from the United States. Then it’s from India, United Kingdom, Philippines, and Canada. If I click, see more, I’ll get even more details. Most of my views come from United States, the highest average view duration from United States, and the highest number of what time hours is from United States. Second is India.

If want to get a more detailed view of which states within the United States have the highest number of viewers, then click on United States. The states where I have the highest number of viewers include California, Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois, Georgia, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. According to the purple graph, the best time to upload my videos during the week is around ten o’clock Eastern Standard Time.

Since most viewers are watching my videos on California time, I probably want to upload my videos three hours before Eastern Daylight Time, because I’m situated on the East Coast.

Ideally, you want to upload your videos one to two hours before the peak times to allow YouTube to give time to send out notifications to your viewers. If you live in the United Kingdom, but most of your viewers come from the United States, make sure you choose the best time to upload your videos.

Best Day/Time To Upload YouTube Videos Using TubeBuddy

Tube Buddy is another great tool to get the best recommendations for upload times for your regular videos and live stream videos. If you click on the Tube Buddy icon at the top here, click, best time to publish, under the purple graph says Tube Buddy recommendations, upload time, and live stream time. The upload time, if I click on weekly, it says, based on our analysis, if you were to upload for live streams once per week, this would be the ideal time in order to maximize exposure to your audience.

That would be ten o’clock, Eastern Daylight Time. If I click on daily, it says, based on our analysis, the following hours would be the ideal time to post for each day of the week in order to maximize exposure to your audience. Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, ten o’clock is the best time, Wednesday and Thursday nine o’clock is the best time, Friday, ten o’clock is the best time, then Saturday nine o’clock.

The first hour that your video is live is most critical. The next critical hour is your next hour. If I click on live stream time, then Friday ten o’clock, Eastern Daylight Time is the best. That’s as far as uploading only once per week. For daily have got Sunday eleven o’clock, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, ten o’clock and Saturday at eleven o’clock. I’ll place a link to Tube Buddy in the description below this video.

Consistency
Ultimately, consistency is more important than anything. If you stick to a regular upload schedule like once or twice a week, then your viewers will know when you have new content that’s uploaded to your channel.

Look at these 4 other factors to help you understand your audience.

  • Returning viewers and New viewers
    Returning viewers are viewers who have already watched your channel previously, and return to watch in the selected time period. New viewers are viewers that have discovered your channel for the first time in the selected period. As you can see, my channel is attracting many more new viewers than returning viewers, so I probably want to create more content for my returning viewers.
  • Other channels your audience watches.
    If there’s content from these channels that your audience is watching, that is getting a lot of views and a lot of subscribers, you might want to do the same for your channel. If you get stuck for ideas, it’s always good to look at your competitor’s channels where your audience is hanging out to see which videos are taking off. Perhaps you can approach the topic from a different angle and put your own unique slant to it.
  • Other videos that your audience watched.
    If there’s videos on other people’s channels that are getting a lot of traffic that your audience is watching also, then you might want to make similar videos on that content.
  • Age and gender.
    The more you know about your target audience, the easier it’ll be to create the right content for them.
  • How often you upload a new video.
    Try to upload at least one new video a week, the more the better. When you first upload your video, set the visibility setting to unlisted so you can check for ad suitability and copyright claims.
  • Upload a transcript.
    You should also upload a transcript so hard of hearing or people who had sound turned off can read the captions below your video. After you’ve finished optimizing your video, you can schedule it for the day and time that you wish to publish it.

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