How To End A YouTube Video – What To Say And How To Say It

Are you making these mistakes when you end your YouTube video, like telegraphing the ending?

“That’s all we have for you today.” Giving too many calls to action, like “Subscribe,” “Watch the next video,” “Download my free cheat sheet,” “Like this video,”

Acting weird at the end, “Oh my goodness, what am I going to say at the end?”

Watch the video below, because I’m going to show you how to correctly end a YouTube video by knowing what to say.

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Why should you have a good ending to your video?

  1. Watch time.
    Watch time is one of the top-ranking factors on YouTube. If you keep viewers longer on the YouTube platform, YouTube will promote your videos in YouTube search and suggested videos. The longer you keep them watching, the more watch time you’ll accumulate.

    Click here to watch my video on how to keep viewers engaged throughout your video.

    YouTube makes it really easy to end your video by adding the end screen. You have the option to subscribe, add a video, add a playlist, add a link, or add a channel.

    If you want to get maximum watch time, I highly recommend linking to a video or playlist. Typically, a link to a video within a playlist, so when they go to watch that video, they have the opportunity to watch all the other related videos. If they watch three related videos in a row, that sends a signal to the YouTube algorithm to suggest more of my videos on other people’s channels.

    Here are a few ideas on what to say to get viewers to watch your next video.

    To end this video, I could say something like, “Now that you know what to say at the end of your YouTube video, watch my next video to learn what to say at the beginning of a YouTube video.”

    Notice how I naturally invited the viewer to watch a related video.

    You can also end your video with a question like, “Have you ever struggled what to say at the beginning of a YouTube video so you can keep viewers watching? If that’s a yes, watch my next video on what to say at the beginning of a YouTube video.”

    Notice how I asked a question related to the video that they’ve just watched. It makes them curious to watch more videos.
  2. Download a free report.
    If you are a member of the YouTube Partner Program and have 4,000 watch hours and 1,000 subscribers in the past 12 months, you can link to a landing page in the card or end screen.

    When they click the graphic in your end screen, they can download their free report or e-book.

    Here’s what you can say, “If you really love the content in this video, then download my free report on how to write great video titles so you can get more views on your videos.”

    You can then just point to the graphic in the end screen.

    Let me ask you a question…
    What do you typically say at the end of your video? Post your answer in the comments below. I’d love to read them and I’m sure others would too.
  3. Subscribe.
    You can say something like, “If you enjoyed the content of this video, click the Subscribe button so you can receive more content like this every week.”

    You can then just point to the Subscribe button on the end screen. Telling your viewers what to do at the end of your video, how to do it, and why they should do, will get them to take action.

Here are some common mistakes that many YouTubers make when ending their videos.

  1. Too many calls to action.
    Subscribe,” “Watch the next video,” “Download my free report,” “Watch this playlist,” “Like this video.” Too many calls to action at the end of your video will only confuse viewers so they won’t take any action. Limit your end screen to one main call to action, so it’ll be easy for your viewers to take action right away.

    Think about the one goal that you wish to achieve at the end of your video, whether it’s to watch the next video, subscribe to your channel, or download your free cheat sheet, just make sure that it’s a natural transition and keep it conversational.

    I recommend selecting the “Best For viewer” option if you don’t have a related video that you want your viewers to watch. “Best For Viewer” means YouTube will select the best video for your viewer to watch based upon their browsing behavior.

    Even though YouTube systems may be really good at selecting the best video for the viewer, I prefer to send viewers to my own video. This keeps viewers on my own channel so they’ll binge-watch more of my videos.

    Let me know in the comments below if you prefer YouTube to select the best video for your viewers, or you prefer to send viewers to your own video.
  2. Telegraphing the end of your video.
    Well, that’s all we have for you today.” “Thanks for watching”.Let me summarize what I told you in the video.” When viewers know that you’re about to end the video, they’ll leave the video and stop watching. Ideally, you want to keep viewers watching to the very end so you don’t want to telegraph the ending of your video.
  3. Long ending.
    Unless you can entertain your viewers at the end of your video with a bunch of bloopers, keep your endings very short. I’ve seen some creators end their video abruptly by stopping in the middle of a sentence. This leaves a viewer wondering what’s coming next. You can also use a cliffhanger like they do in the movies. Keep watching as I show you what happened when I jumped off the cliff.

    Instead of showing some extra clips and playing nice music at the end of your video, keep your video ending short.

    Your goal should be to keep viewers watching to the end of the video and then watch more videos in succession. Therefore, I highly recommend telling viewers to watch the next video related to the video that they’ve just watched.

    Keep an eye on the end card section in YouTube Analytics to see what’s working and what isn’t, so you can make the necessary changes. For example, if you’re linking to a playlist and you’re not getting any clicks, you might want to switch to a single video to see if you get more clicks.

    Now that you know what to say at the end of your YouTube video, what do you say at the beginning of your YouTube video to keep viewers watching?

    Don’t worry, just watch my next video on what to say at the beginning of your YouTube video so you can hook your viewers in the first few seconds and keep them watching.

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What To Say At The Beginning Of A YouTube Video (KEEP VIEWERS WATCHING)

What should I say the beginning of a YouTube video to keep viewers
watching?

Do you want to keep people watching throughout your videos so that they
don’t miss your content? In this video.


I’m going to give you 4 tips on what to say at the beginning of your
video to keep viewers watching.

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The goal of a YouTube video is to hook your viewers in the first few seconds. If they’ve watched 15 to 30 seconds of your video they’ll more likely watch the rest of the video.

The first thing you should do is reinforce what you promised in the title and the thumbnail. Your viewers probably saw the thumbnail and read the title based on what they were searching in YouTube search, Google search or YouTube suggested videos. Therefore you want to repeat your title in the first few seconds of your video. You can say it exactly as it is in the title, or you can weave it into what you are going to be talking about.

Viewers want to know right away what your video is about and why they should keep watching to the end.

Here are 4 ideas on what to say at the beginning of your video to keep viewers watching.

  1. Ask a question.
    For example in this video I could have asked the question… “Are you struggling to keep your viewers engaged on YouTube?” When you ask a question at the beginning of your video it peaks the curiosity of the viewer to find out the answer. After you’ve asked the question, you can say something like “stay tuned to the end of the video to get the answers
  2. Show what they will receive later.
    You can do this by showing images at the beginning of the video. For example if your video is a tutorial, you can show screenshots at the beginning about what you are going to explain later.

    Teasing your viewers with images about what you are going to explain later, will keep them watching throughout your video.
  3. Tell a story.
    You know I’ve been running every day for several years but I still don’t seem to able to lose that belly fat. It seems that every time I go running, I get really hungry and eat more than I burn off…Recently I discovered the secret for losing belly fat. Keep watching throughout the video as I reveal the secret to you.”

    Notice how I shared a personal story by drawing you into the video. You can do the same by starting off your video that way.
  4. Listicle
    This is where you tell people at the start of the video, the steps they need to take to get an answer to their problem. For example I started this video by saying “I’m going to give you 4 tips on what to say at the beginning of your video so you can keep viewers watching.

    You’ve just outlined the structure of your video and they’ll keep watching to get to the last step. You can even tease them to keep watching by saying something like “I’m going to reveal my best kept secret at the end so keep watching”

Here are 3 mistakes many YouTubers make at the beginning of their
video and how to avoid them.

  1. Playing an intro bumper at the start of the video.
    Nobody really cares about your intro bumper, no matter how fancy it is. Instead you want to tell your viewers what your video is about and why they should watch it.
  2. Don’t talk about yourself.
    Many YouTubers start talking about themselves at the beginning of the video For example..”Before I get into this video, I just want to tell you about this great movie that I watched the other day.

    See how I just delayed the start of my video by talking about myself. If you make this mistake, you’ll see a sudden drop off in the first few seconds on your audience retention graph in YouTube Analytics.

    By the way, if you want to know the tips and tricks I use to keep
    viewers watching throughout the video, watch this video
  3. Lack of Energy.
    For example I could say “In this video I’m going to share with you what to say at the beginning of your video so I can keep viewers watching.”

    Notice how boring that introduction is. Keep in mind that when you’re talking on camera it’s very different to talking in person. The camera tends to take away your energy so you’ve got to raise your level of energy to get your message across to your viewers.
  4. Don’t make it complicated
    Don’t overthink what to say at the beginning of your video, so keep it simple. Your introduction should promise what they saw in your thumbnail and read in your title.

Now that you know what to say at the beginning of your youtube video,
how do you keep viewers watching throughout your video?

No worries.

View this video on how to keep your audience engaged on YouTube.

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How Do You Comment On YouTube Videos (Double Your Views)

 “Oh, no, I got 500 comments to respond to.” “Wow, that comment was highly inappropriate. How can I block them?” “This comment makes me happy because it’s well thought out. I wonder if I can promote them.

In the video below, you’ll discover how to save time replying to comments, promote quality comments, add style to comments, how to handle hurtful or inappropriate comments, and get answers to your most frequently asked questions.

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Comments are a great place to make a deeper connection with your viewers. If you connect with them on a deeper level, they’ll return to consume more of your content. You can answer questions or even start conversations.

One of the best ways to promote quality comments is to like and heart a comment. When you heart a comment, viewers will see your channel icon with a small red heart. Viewers will also receive a notification that you love what they wrote. This is a quick and effective way to build loyalty and show appreciation to your viewers.

Another great way to promote a quality comment is to pin it to the top of your comments. When you pin a viewer’s comment to the top of your comments, other people that are commenting on your videos will see that comment first. You can pin your own comment or a fan’s comment.

I often pin a question to the top my comments so I can get specific feedback from viewers. This helps me to tap into the mind of my viewers and subscribers.

Another thing I do is pin a video or playlist to the top my comments. Some people go to comment on my videos, they’ll see the video or playlist. Typically, this is a video that’s related to the one that they’ve just watched.

Let me ask you a question.
How many comments do you typically get on your YouTube videos?
Post your answer in the comments below. I’d love to read them, and I’m sure others would too.

How To Add Style To Your YouTube Comments

Adding style to your comments is a great way to make them stand out from the other comments. For example, you can bold the text by adding asterisks on each side of the word or phrase. You can italicize the text by adding underscore on each side of the words or phrases. You can strike through the text by adding dashes on either side of the word or phrase.

If you have TubeBuddy installed, you won’t have to remember how to style your comments. You just use the icons under the comment.

How To Manage YouTube Comments

When you reply to comments, it’s a great way to start a conversation or answer questions. If you keep the conversation going, it’s a great way to get to know your audience better. When you know your audience better, it will be easier to create videos that they wish to watch.

Here’s how to manage individual comments.

If you click the three dots next to the comment, you can pin the comment to the top, you can remove the comment completely, you can flag or report the comment to YouTube. You can hide the user from the channel, you can always approve comments from this user. You can also add a user as a comment moderator to help you moderate the comments. This is really useful if you have thousands of comments which you can’t handle yourself.

Here’s how to manage comments on a channel level.

You simply go to YouTube Studio and click on “Comments.” At the top, you see “Published,” “Held for review,” and “Likely spam.” The published comments will appear below for you to respond to. The comments that are held for review are the ones that are automatically blocked by YouTube or blocked by yourself. You can review these comments and approve them, remove them, report them for spam or abuse, or hide the user from the channel.

When you hide the user from the channel, their comments will no longer appear on your videos. You can also create a blocked words list which we’ll talk about later.

As I mentioned before, if you click on the three dots next to a comment, you can remove the comment, report the comment, hide the user from the channel, always approve comments from that user, or make the user a comment moderator.

How To Filter YouTube Comments

This is a new tool that helps you to manage comments by searching for specific words. You can search for specific words, contains questions, reply to comments based upon public subscribers.

If you have the TubeBuddy extension installed, you can filter comments that you haven’t replied to, replies which need to be followed up on, that contain a question, that contain a question that I haven’t replied to, that contain the links that you hearted, comment from Patreon supporters, and comments that contain specific words.

If you select “Advanced,” you can filter comments by me, anyone else, et cetera. Comments you have replied to or no one’s replied to or need following up on, comments that have questions, profanity, positive sentiment, negative sentiment, hearted comments or particular words, and I can show from 5 to 100 comments at once.

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Another great benefit of TubeBuddy is that you can create canned responses when replying to comments. This will save you a ton of time. For example, I create a canned response for many questions that I get about growing your YouTube Channel.

With one click, which only takes a few seconds, I can respond to that comment by telling people to watch my series of videos in a playlist.

Other canned comments would save me a lot of time includes “Much appreciated,” “Thanks for your feedback,” “You’re welcome.”

If you want to be notified about comments from your channel or from other people’s videos, go to youtube.com/account_notifications. If you select “Activity on my comments,” you’ll be notified about activity on your comments or on other’s videos. If you select “Replies to my comments,” you’ll be notified about replies to your comments.

How the heck do you handle hurtful or inappropriate comments?

Here are 4 ways to handle it.

  1. Remove the comment and all of its replies.
    Simply click the three dots next to the comment and select “Remove.”
  2. Flag the comment to YouTube.
    If the comment violates YouTube’s Community Guidelines, it’ll be removed.
  3. Hide the user.
    This blocks user from commenting on any of your videos, and they won’t even know that you’ve blocked them. They can keep commenting on your videos, but the comments won’t appear on your videos.
  4. Set upload defaults.
    If you go to your “Settings” tab, then select “Community,” then “Defaults,” you can have default settings set up for your comments. These will apply to community posts, new videos, but won’t affect existing videos. You can allow all comments, hold potentially inappropriate comments for review, hold all comments for review, or disable comments which I don’t recommend.

Set Automated Filters

If you select “Automated Filters,” you can add a comment moderator. Comments from approved users will automatically publish and won’t be filtered. Hidden users refers to the comments and live chat messages that have been blocked by yourself, the moderator, or YouTube.

The blocked words list includes comments that closely matches the words that you’ve added to the list. These are usually inappropriate words that you don’t want to see in your public comments.

Click here to learn more about how to create a blocked words list

If you select “Block links,” then hashtags and URLs that appear in the comments will be held for review. Live chat messages with URLs will also be blocked, but doesn’t apply to moderators or approved users.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are viewers told when you heart, like, dislike, pin or reply to a comment?

The commenter will get a notification based upon their notification settings. Likes and dislikes are anonymous. If you like a comment, the commenter will get a notification that you like their comment. Viewers won’t get a notification if you dislike the comment.

What happens when you mark a comment as spam?

The comment will be permanently hidden from your channel. YouTube may also review the comment and the commenter’s behavior for spam.

What happens when you block someone?

All previous comments from your videos from their channel will be hidden within 48 hours.

If you block someone, do they get a notification?

No, YouTube doesn’t send a notification if you block that person.

What happens if you unblock someone?

All future comments from the channel will appear as comments under your video. Previous comments from that channel on your videos will still be hidden.

What’s the difference between blocking and hiding someone?

Actually, there’s no difference because creators use both terms, and they both have the same meaning.

How do I block someone from spamming my comments?

Simply go to the specific comment from that viewer, click on the three dots next to the comment, click “Hide user from channel.” This will remove the comment and all its replies.

What if you’re not getting many comments or views on your videos?
No worries, just watch my next video on how to target the right audience on YouTube.

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How To KEEP YOUR AUDIENCE ENGAGED On YouTube (BECOME YOUR BIGGEST FANS)

One of the biggest problems YouTubers have is keeping their audience engaged throughout the video. If the audience leaves within the first few seconds of the video, it sends a signal to the YouTube algorithm that your audience is not interested in watching it.

In the video below, you’ll learn 10 ways to keep your audience engaged on YouTube so they become your biggest fans.

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  1. Make a video on a topic your audience is passionate about.
    In my last video, I showed you how to find your target audience on YouTube. Click here to watch that video. If you always create videos that your audience loves to watch, they’ll keep coming back for more of your content. Remember, your goal is to keep the viewers engaged throughout your video.
  2. Create a strong hook at the beginning of your video.
    If your viewers keep watching your video for at least 30 seconds, it’s more likely they’ll watch the rest of the video. In order to do that, you need to create a strong hook to keep their attention.

    Some of the ways you can do this is ask a question at the beginning, or show them what’s about to come up in the video. An example of a opening question would be, “Have you ever struggled to keep your viewers engaged on your YouTube videos? I’ve struggled with this also but today, I’m going to give you 10 tips on how to keep your viewers engaged on YouTube.

    Another way is to tease them at the beginning about what you’re going to deliver at the end of the video. Avoid creating a long introduction that’ll only distract your viewers and cause them to leave your video. One of the ways to check this is to look at your audience retention graph and see where people are dropping off in your video. If they’re dropping off at the beginning, you probably need to get rid of the intro or use a stronger hook.
  3. Make a short intro.
    This is where you can show your video bumper and tell people why they should subscribe to your channel. If you discover that viewers are leaving during your introduction by studying the audience retention graph, you might want to get rid of the introduction and go straight into the main content.
  4. Main content.
    This is where you take a deeper dive and deliver the content that you promised in the thumbnail, title, and introduction. One way to keep people engaged in your main content is to do listicles. This is where you might show how to do something in a series of steps.

    Another way to keep people engaged is to tell a story. If you can tell a moving story that evokes emotion, then the viewer is going to keep watching your video. How you deliver your content also determine if your viewers remain engaged. Try to be relaxed as you’re delivering your content, like you’re speaking to a friend over a cup of coffee.
  5. Reset the attention of your viewers.
    Most viewers have a very short attention span, so you want to reset the attention every few seconds throughout your video. You can do this by zooming and panning or changing positions like moving to one side, or moving to the other side or you can do different camera angles.

    You can also add transitions, graphics, overlay text, and ask people to like and comment on your video. I often ask a question halfway through the video like, “What do you do to keep your viewers engaged throughout your videos?” Post your answer in the comments below. I’d love to read them and I’m sure others would too.”
  6. Add a strong call-to-action.
    Instead of viewers just watching one of your videos, you want them to check out a related video. You can do this by telling viewers to check out your next video in the end screen. Avoid giving too many actions in your end screen otherwise, your viewers won’t take any action at all.

    Instead of linking to a single video in your end screen, link to a video in a playlist so people binge-watch more of your videos. When you link to a video within the playlist, they’ll automatically see all the other related videos in that playlist.
  7. Add a link to your next video in the description.
    If you put a link in the first three lines of your video description, viewers can see the link while they’re watching the video. While they’re watching the video, they might want to check out the next video that they see in the description.

    You can also pin the next video that you want them to watch to the top of your comments so when people get a comment on your video, they’ll be reminded to watch the next video in the series.
  8. Reply to every comment.
    If you want to make a deeper connection with your audience and keep them coming back for more of your content, reply to every comment on the video.

    If you want to know how to create quality comments so you can connect more deeply with your viewers, click here to watch this video. Make sure you also like and heart every comment, because they will receive a notification when you heart the comments. This will also add more views to your video because they’ll be returning to answer your comments.

    A great way to keep the conversation going in your comments is by asking questions. You can also pin a great comment from your viewer to the top of your comments.
  9. Check your audience retention graph.
    Go to YouTube Analytics and check the audience retention graph for a specific video. If people are dropping off at the beginning of your video, you might want to eliminate the introduction.

    If they are dropping off halfway through the video, you might want to add a card before that drop off point.

    In the next video, try to improve your audience retention by 1%. If you get over 40%, you’re doing well. If you get 50, 60 or 70% audience retention, then YouTube will definitely be promoting your video.
  10. Add your video to an official playlist.
    If you add your videos to an official playlist, YouTube will use this information to modify how the videos are discovered or presented. Just keep in mind that the same video cannot appear in more than one series playlist.

Here’s a couple of bonus tips to get more engagement

  • Add video chapters in the description below your video.
    This helps viewers to skip to that specific part of the video that they wish to watch. I do this all the time for my live streams so viewers can skip to that section that they wish to watch and save a ton of time. If you want to know how to do this, click here to watch the video
  • Another bonus tip is to do regular uploads.
    If you publish videos on a regular timetable, your viewers will know when to expect new content from your channel. If you publish on the same day, every week, they’ll know when to check in on your channel.

    The most important thing for engagement is to create helpful, insightful, and interesting content for your viewers. If you do that, they’ll keep coming back for more of your content.

One of the biggest questions YouTubers ask, is how to find your target audience on YouTube?

No worries, just watch my next video on how to find the right audience on YouTube.

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HOW TO TRANSLATE YOUTUBE VIDEOS ON YOUR PHONE (iPhone or Android)

 Have you ever wanted to translate a YouTube video, a YouTube comment, a sign or a conversation just using your phone?

In the video below, you’ll learn how to translate YouTube videos into English or another language using iPhone or Android device.

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Here’s how to turn on the English auto-generated captions using the YouTube app.

  • Tap the YouTube app,
  • Tap three dots on the video,
  • Tap captions off,
  • Tap English auto-generated.
    Now you see the auto-generated captions under the video. Keep in mind the channel owner must have enabled captions for the video.

Here’s how to translate a YouTube video using a Google Translate app.

Step 1. Install the Google Translate app on your phone.

  • Go to the App Store on your iPhone, or Google Play on your Android device.
  • Tap App Store,
  • Tap search,
  • Enter Google Translate.
    The Google Translate app translates 108 languages. I’ve already installed it.
  • Tap the Translate app after you’ve installed it on your phone.
  • I can translate from English to Spanish if I tap the arrows and translate from Spanish to English.
  • If I tap Spanish, I can choose from any of these 108 languages. I’m going to leave it Spanish for now. I can use my camera, handwriting, conversation, and my voice. I can also just enter text in here, and I’ll translate it into Spanish or any other language.

Now I’m going to translate my YouTube video into Spanish using voice.

Step 2, Translate YouTube video by pointing your phone at the YouTube video and playing it.

  • I’ve got my Google Translate screen open on my iPhone,
  • Now I’m going to record the video on my iMac computer by just tapping Google Translate.
  • I’m going to turn it around. Now I’m going to play the video.
  • I’m going to tap voice on my phone to translate the video on my computer. “If you want to drastically reduce the learning curve to be successful on YouTube, you got to stop making these big mistakes that new YouTubers make.

    The translation reads, “if you want to be successful on YouTube you got to stop making these big mistakes that new YouTubers make.

    I’m really surprised how accurate the translation is.

Step 3, Share your translation.

  • Tap the share icon. I can transfer it to iMac. I can message it, mail it, send it to Gmail, add to my notes, Twitter, Messenger, and more, or I can copy it.
  • I’ll tap add to notes. The Spanish translation has been added to my notes.

You can also translate text on your computer or on a sign while you’re out and about by just using the camera.

  • Tap the camera.
  • I aim the phone camera at the text on my screen, and immediately it translates the English text into Spanish. You can do the same for any sign while you’re out and about.

You can also translate a YouTube title, description or comment by just copying and paste it into the Google Translator.

  • Tap handwriting.
  • Add some text.
  • It translates it into Spanish.

Let’s do conversation.
What if you’re at a restaurant and you want to order something in a different language?

Here’s what you have to do using the Google Translate app on your phone.

  • Tap conversation. How are you?
  • You can see that immediately it translates it into Spanish.

My wife who’s from Austria is going to speak German into the phone, and you can see how good the translation is.

All I have to do is push conversation.
Now, as you can see it’s translated from German to English.

The Translate app is like having a personal interpreter in your pocket. It can help you with videos, texts, difficult pronunciations, conversations, and even uploaded documents.

What if you have no internet?
No problem. With offline mode, your phone doesn’t even need to be connected.

Let me ask you a question…
Do you want to translate the captions and subtitles into different languages while you’re watching the YouTube videos from your computer?

If that’s yes, watch this video on how to auto-translate other people’s YouTube videos from your computer.

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How To Transcribe A YouTube Video Quickly

Imagine if viewers can’t understand your content because of your accent or you have the sound turned off, you’d probably lose them.

In the video below, I show you 5 ways to quickly transcribe a YouTube video so viewers can read the captions while watching your video.

I’ll also show you how to quickly edit the auto-generated captions from YouTube, add your own subtitles, upload a professional transcript, or use free software to generate subtitles in different languages.

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1. Here’s how to edit the auto-generated captions from YouTube

  • Log into to YouTube channel,
  • Click on the Profile icon,
  • Click YouTube Studio,
  • Click the Videos tab,
  • Select the video that you wish to transcribe,
  • Click on the pencil icon that says, “Details,”
  • Click Subtitles. As you can see YouTube has automatically created the subtitles for the video when it was published.

Let’s go back to the video to see the auto-generated captions from YouTube.

  • Click on CC,
  • Play the video.
    Now we can see the auto-generated captions that are created from YouTube. Automatic captions are available in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. YouTube encourages creators to edit the automatic captions because they’re not entirely accurate.

How To Edit The Autogenerated Captions On YouTube

  • Hover over the three dots,
  • I can edit on Classic Studio or I can download the file, and edit it that way.
  • I’m going to edit on Classic Studio,
  • If I click on Actions, I can download the file.
  • If I play the video, I can see the different captions under the video right here.
  • Click Edit, it’ll take a few minutes to edit the auto-generated captions to make sure it’s accurate.
  • You can also use keyboard shortcuts. As the captions appear on the video, you’ll see them under the video.
  • When you’re finished correcting the auto-generated transcript from YouTube, click Publish edits.
  • Now you’ll see two files. You’ve got the automatic captions right here and you’ve got the edited captions right here.
  • Now just click to update. Now I’ve got two files. I’ve got the auto-generated ones, which I’ll show you how to remove later, and I’ve got the corrected ones right.
  • After editing the document, I can just upload the file to YouTube.

Let me ask you a question…
How do you currently transcribe your YouTube videos?
Post your answer on the comments below. I’d love to read them and I’m sure others would too.

2. Another way to edit the auto-generated captions is to download the file and edit it that way.

  • Hover over these three dots,
  • Click Download
  • Right-click on the file
  • Open the file with TextEdit. Now I can just go through the document and just make all the corrections as I need. After I’ve finished editing the document, I can just upload the file.

3. Here’s how to add your own subtitles and closed captions.

  • Click Add Language.
  • Click English, United States,
  • Under Subtitles, click Add. Or I can upload a text transcript, I can transcribe and auto-sync, or I type or paste in a full transcript of the video, and subtitle timings will be set automatically. You also create new subtitles or CC.

Here’s how I can create subtitles and closed captions by typing them in as I watch the video.

  • Click Create new subtitles or CC,
  • As I play the video, I can just enter the text to the left. I can also use the keyboard shortcuts.
  • After I’ve finished adding all my captions, just click Publish.

4. Now I’m going to transcribe and auto-sync from a file that I’ve got transcribed.

  • Click on Transcribe and auto-sync.
  • I’m going to select a file that I got transcribed by GoTranscript.
  • Here’s how to add the transcribed text.
  • Select all the text, copy it, and paste it into the box, Command+V.
  • Click Set Timings. I’ve got the auto-generated transcript here and I’ve got the professional generated transcript here.
  • I’m going to wait a few minutes to set timings.
  • I’m going to click Set Timings, it says, “Subtitle timings being set. Check back soon.
  • I’m going to click Setting timings again and the video has now been transcribed by professional third-party services.
  • Click Publish. Now I can see that my video has been transcribed into English, United States.

Here’s how to remove the auto-generated transcript.

  • Select the auto generated transcript
  • Click Delete Draft
  • Now if I click CC, play the video, I can see my captions displayed accurately on the video.

5. Here’s how to generate subtitles and captions for your videos with a free online editor.

  • Go to kapwing.com,
  • Click on Tools,
  • Scroll down,
  • Click Subtitler,
  • Upload your YouTube file, or paste a link in the box. I’ll paste my YouTube link in the box.
  • It says Fetching Content. I can add more in subtitles or to generate the subtitles or upload an SRT file.
  • Click Auto-generate. If you haven’t signed in, you can continue with Google. It says “Using this tool, you can add subtitle automatically, powered by artificial intelligence. Note that this feature is still in BETA and the process is not 100% accurate”.
  • After adding the subtitles, you can then edit the text in the editor.”
  • Select your video language.
  • Select English, United States, or if you want to translate in a different language, you can select from all the languages.
  • Click Auto-generate. Now, Kapwing has auto-generated all the subtitles for the video.
  • Now, I can just play the video and edit the subtitles line by line. You also have the ability to format the text, change the text position, change the background, and download the SRT file.
  • When you download the SRT file, it contains all the texts and timings of your video.
  • You can then upload the SRT directly to YouTube to display the subtitles on your video.
  • I’m going to click create, Kapwing is now creating the edited transcript for my video.
  • Here’s my video that’s been transcribed by Kapwing.
  • If I play the video, I can see the accuracy of the captions. I can download the video, edit the video, make a copy, share the video, or embed the video.
  • If I click Edit, then I can download the SRT file and upload it to YouTube.

So should you transcribe your YouTube videos?

Absolutely.
Here are 4 reasons why you should transcribe your videos.

1. People who can’t hear the video can read the captions under the video.

2. You want to appeal to an international audience.
Some of those people who can’t speak English can’t understand what you’re saying in the video, so they can read the captions under the video.

3. Viewers often pay better attention to your video if they can read along while watching it.
This can improve the engagement and watch time for your video.

4. Repurpose your transcript into a blog post, or share it on your website to reach a larger audience.

Do you want to reach a global audience by translating your videos into different languages?

If that’s a yes, click here to watch my next video on how to translate videos into any other language.

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TOP 40 MISTAKES NEW YOUTUBERS MAKE (that you probably never heard of)

If you want to drastically reduce the learning curve to be successful on YouTube, you got to stop making these big mistakes that new YouTubers make.

In the video below, you’ll discover the top YouTube mistakes that you’ve probably never even heard of. I’m going to share the most common mindset mistakes, the most common content mistakes, the most common channel mistakes, the most common filming mistakes, the most common editing mistakes, the most common optimization mistakes, the most common video promotion mistakes, and the most common monetization mistakes.

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Here are the most common mindset mistakes.

Unclear purpose.
If you’re not clear about what your channel should be about, you’ll have a hard time keeping going when the going gets tough.

Not narrowing your niche.
If you try to be all things to all people, you’re probably not going to reach many people. For example, if your niche was dog training, it’s best to niche it down to a specific breed of dog. No clear goals. You got to have specific goals each month to make progress on your channel. This could be monetary goals, subscriber goals, or generating leads.

Don’t compare your channel with other channels that are doing better.
It’s easy to get caught up in the comparison game when you’re just starting off, but you don’t want to compare the beginning of your channel with a channel that’s been going on for a number of years. It takes a lot of practice and improvement to get really good at YouTube.

Lack of consistency.
You’ve got to at least upload once a week to be consistent. If you don’t upload on a regular basis, your viewers think you’re not serious and won’t keep on coming back for more content.

Not being authentic.
If you try to copy somebody else, you’ll soon lose interest because you’re not being yourself. Instead, try to be the best version of yourself and keep on improving as you go forward. Theodore Roosevelt said, “No one cares about how much you know until they know how much you care.”

Impatience.
YouTube is a long game, so don’t expect your first few videos to go viral. Instead of focusing on how many views and subscribers you’re getting, focus on improving each video you upload. The views and the subscribers will later.

Here are the most Common Content mistakes.

Not creating a content calendar.
If you don’t plan out your content ahead of time, you’ll be stuck looking at a blank computer screen. Research a list of 10 to 20 topics you can create videos about so you won’t get stuck going forward.

Not creating a video series.
Instead of just thinking about one video, think about a video series because people want to binge-watch your videos if they think the topics really great to watch.

Not creating content your audience wants to watch.
One of the big ranking factors of YouTube is watch time. If you can keep people engaged throughout your video, and watching successive videos, you’ll do well on YouTube. In fact, YouTube will freely promote you in suggested videos, which are the ones that appear on the right side of the watch page and appear under the videos on the YouTube app.

Targeting the wrong keywords.
YouTube is a search engine. You want your videos to be found weeks, months, or even years later in the search engines. If you target the right keywords, your videos we found in the search engines and it would generate traffic leads in sales on autopilot over and over.

Not writing a script.
I found that if I don’t write a script, it’s easy to ramble on your videos and lose touch with the subject. Try to at least write down a few bullet points so you can stay on track.

Here are the most Common Channel mistakes.

No clear channel branding.
If you want to make your channel stand out from your competitors, you got to have your own unique channel branding.

For example, you’ve got to have a channel banner that uniquely states what your channel is all about.

You got to have a channel trailer that clearly explains why people should subscribe to your channel.

You’ve got to create an optimized description on your about page that outlines all the benefits of subscribing to your channel.

Add sections to your channel homepage containing playlists, so when people first visit your homepage, they can take a deeper dive into your content. There’s also a higher probability that they’ll subscribe to your channel.

No subscribe watermark.
Did you know you can add a subscribe watermark across all the videos on your channel and the bottom right-hand corner of the video? If you do that, there’s more chances that your viewers will subscribe or watching your video.

No channel keywords.
If you want your channel to be found in the search engines, then you’ve got to optimize your channel description with the right keywords.

Not claiming a custom URL for your channel.
If you claim a custom URL for your channel that is easy to remember, you can share it on social media sites on your website, and with your friends and family.

Wrong channel name.
You want to have a channel name that encapsulates the content that you’re producing in your videos. You want to make it easy to spell and easy to remember.

Here are the most Common Filming mistakes.

You don’t need the latest gear to get started.
Just use what you got and do the best you can. For example, in the first few years of growing my channel, I just used my iPhone. If you monetize your channel, which we’ll talk about later, then you can buy more expensive gear.

Inadequate sound.
It’s best to use an external mic than the mic that’s built into the camera. I used a very cheap mic for a few years and thought the sound was good until I upgraded and then realized that the sound was much better.

When you’re filming outside, make sure there’s no planes flying overhead because the noise will be in the video.

Inadequate lighting.
If you don’t have adequate light in your video, it’ll be very hard for people to see you. Right now, I’m just using natural daylight from outside, but if you want to control the lighting, you can just get some cheap softboxes and set it up inside your house.

Cluttered or tacky backdrop.
Make sure when you’re filming your video clean up the mess behind you. Otherwise, it’ll appear in the video. Instead of using a blank wall, you can paint the wall or use a dedicated wall hanging as the backdrop. The more interesting it is, the better.

Too much space above your head.
For example, if I shrink down like this, you can see there’s too much space above my head. It’s better to have a little bit of space just above your head instead of a lot of space. You can also use the rule of thirds, a little bit to the left a little bit to the right of the camera. If you do this, you can add text or graphics to the video screen and not block your face.

Not looking at the camera lens.
If you look off to the side like on the flip-out screen, then it’ll appear like I’m not addressing you. Make sure you look directly into the camera lens so you can connect with your audience on the other side of the lens.

Lack of confidence on camera.
Especially when you’re just starting out, you might say a lot of uhms and uhs and keep repeating yourself or rambling. The beauty of the editing process is that you can edit out all these mistakes as we’ll talk about later. The best idea is to project confidence even though you may not be confident, but you’ll get more confident with practice.

I just mentioned rambling. Remember how I told you to write a video script so you stay on track throughout your video. Remember to cut out the bits where you’re rambling in the editing process.

By the way, make sure the camera is turned on. There’s been many times I have been filming for an hour, but I forgot to turn the camera on or plug the mic in. Especially if you’re filming outside, make sure you have a battery backup and an extra card.

Here are the most Common Editing mistakes.

The biggest editing mistake is having a long intro.
Viewers are very impatient these days, so try to keep the intro short and get straight into the meat of the content. Another mistake is not resetting the attention of the viewers as they watch the video. You can reset the attention by zooming and panning, adding jump cuts, graphics, transitions, et cetera. This will help keep the viewer engaged throughout your video.

Another editing mistake is using the wrong music or too much music.
Even though music can help viewers consume your content, make sure the music fits with the content.

Another big mistake is not removing dead space.
Dead space may be where you’re rambling on a video or going off-topic. If you want to keep viewers engaged throughout your video, you’ve got to keep your editing tight. This means keeping your viewer quickly moving throughout your videos so you don’t lose them.

Another mistake is using repetitive content.
If you keep repeating the same points throughout the video, you’ll lose your viewers.

Another big mistake is not adding a call-to-action.
This can be watching the next video, getting a free download, or subscribing to your channel. Typically, I try to get viewers to watch the next video so they can binge-watch more videos from my channel.

Another thing you want to avoid is trying to make the video too long.
Some people say, make your videos 10 minutes long. If it’s too long for your viewer and you’ll lose their patience, they’ll never come back to watch more of the content. Make your videos as long as they need to be to cover your content.

Not reverse editing
This is a big mistake that I made for a long time where I waste a lot of time editing my videos. . This means I started editing the video from the beginning instead of starting from the end and working backwards. When you reverse edit, you’ll know where your last take was. This will save you a ton of time during the editing process.

Here are the most Common Optimization mistakes.

One of the biggest optimization mistakes new YouTubers make is not optimizing the title, description, tags, and thumbnail of the video.
The title, description, and thumbnail are the three most important factors for people discovering your video.

Place your most important keyword at the beginning of your title, then have a compelling phrase for your viewers at the end of the title. You want to satisfy the search engines and your viewers.

Make sure the first three lines of your description encapsulates the content of your video and also includes the keywords that you’re trying to optimize for. The rest of your description should include related videos or playlists, as well as your social media sites.

When you add tags to a video, make sure they’re relevant to the content of your video. Try to add all the relevant keyword phrases that people would search for to find your video.

Another thing I see a lot of people not doing is pinning a comment to the top of the comments.
You can add a video, playlist, or even ask a question.

Another mistake is not creating an eye-catching thumbnail.
Your thumbnail is the first thing that people see in the search engines. If people don’t click on the thumbnail, they’re not gonna watch your video and you’ve wasted all that time creating a video. Avoid repeating the title of the thumbnail, but you can use two or three words that make it curious for people to click on the thumbnail.

Another mistake is relying on search.
Most YouTube traffic comes from suggested. These are the videos that appear on the right side of the watch page and under the video on the YouTube app. If you want to get suggested traffic, which is a free promotion by YouTube, you want to make sure that your videos are engaging so people stay all the way through to watch it, and also get them to watch more videos. If you are really focusing on your target audience, they’ll keep coming back to watch more of your videos.

Another mistake is not adding cards and end screens where you’re suggesting more videos for your audience to watch.
When it comes to the end screen, link to a video or playlist that’s relevant to the video that they’ve just watched. This will increase your watch time which means more of your videos will appear in suggested videos.

Another big mistake new YouTubers make is not tracking the performance of their videos in YouTube Analytics.
Tracking click-through-rate determines how many people are clicking on your thumbnail to watch your video. Audience retention refers to how many people are actually watching your video all the way through. If you get 50% or more people watching your video all the way through, then YouTube will promote your video in the search engines.

Here are the most Common Video Promotion Mistakes.

The biggest video promotion mistakes new YouTubers make is asking sub for sub.
This is where they subscribe to your channel expecting a subscribe back to their channel. Obviously, they’re not really interested in your content and it’s against YouTube’s policies.

Similar to this is spamming groups and forums. If you join a group or forum, make sure you participate in the group and those people that are interested in your content will subscribe to your channel.

Post a link on Facebook.
If you post a YouTube link on Facebook, it’s not going to get you any traffic to YouTube. Instead, you want to post a 30-second clip of your video on Facebook and then put your link in the comments.

Not replying to comments.
YouTube is a social media platform so you want to engage with your audience in the comments. Getting likes and comments for your videos shows YouTube that there’s a lot of activity taking place on your channel.

Not repurposing your content.
Once you publish a video, your work has just begun. You want to submit your video to social media sites, embed it on your blog or website.

Not doubling down on high-performing videos.
If you find a video is getting lots of views and subscribers, you want to create more of those types of videos but approaching it from a different angle. If you do this, you can capitalize on the traffic that you initially got from that video.

Not transcribing your videos.
If you want to get more views and subscribers, you want to appeal to the hard of hearing and the people that have their sound turned off. When you transcribe your videos, captions will appear under the video. This helps people that can’t understand your accent or what you’re trying to say be able to read the captions under the video. This will help them to consume your content.

Not collaborating with like-minded creators.
If you want to expose your content to different audiences, I recommend collaborating with like-minded creators. Instead of just asking for a collaboration, make sure you offer a ton of value to that particular collaborator.

Not going live on your channel.
Going live helps you to connect with your audience, increases watch time, views, and subscribers. If you want to quickly get 4,000 watch hours, I recommend going live.

Not adding your video to a playlist.
A playlist can also rank in the search engines and they appear on your channel homepage. Add 5 or 6 videos to your playlist so people can binge-watch your videos. It’ll help them to stay longer on the YouTube platform and therefore YouTube will promote your videos. When first-time visitors see your channel homepage that contains playlists, they can take a deeper dive into your content and then they’ll be more likely to subscribe to your channel.

Here are the most Common Monetization Mistakes.

Many new YouTubers make the mistake of not generating revenue from their channel.
Maybe you want to upgrade your audio or your camera or your backdrop. That takes a bit of money. Therefore, don’t make the mistake of not monetizing your channel from the beginning. You may not be able to join the YouTube Partner Program which requires 4,000 watch hours and 1,000 subscribers, but you can definitely start promoting affiliate programs. If you have some expertise, then you can even sell your own product.

Another big mistake is reviewing products that your audience doesn’t want.
It may be great to have a new camera or a new mic, but what if your audience doesn’t like it? You don’t want to turn off your audience.

Not building an email list.
You don’t own the YouTube platform, so if something happens to your YouTube channel, you could lose all your subscribers. Therefore, it makes sense to build an email list just in case your channel gets terminated or you get three strikes and your channel’s finished. If you build an email list, then you own the email list and you can recommend your products and services plus alert your subscribers to new videos you put out.

Another big monetization mistake is trying to make money from reused content.
Some people try to bundle Creative Commons videos and try to make money from it, but YouTube usually flags reused content. If you’re going to use Creative Commons videos, try to make it unique by adding some commentary or some unique angle of your own.

Do you want your videos to be discovered so you can grow your channel fast and get more views and subscribers?

If that’s a yes, click here to watch the next video so you can learn how to get your videos discovered in YouTube search, YouTube suggested, and Google search.

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HOW TO TRANSLATE OTHER PEOPLES YOUTUBE VIDEOS (translate subtitles as a viewer)

Have you ever watched a YouTube video but didn’t understand the content because it was on a different language than your own?

In the video below, I show you how to translate other people’s videos into your own language within a few seconds.

For example, I translated a video with English subtitles to Arabic subtitles within a few seconds.

I also show you how to enable community contributions, so you can get other people to translate the subtitles into different languages.

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How To Translate English Subtitles To Another Language

  • Select the video that you wish to translate,
  • Click the cog icon that says settings,
  • Click Subtitles/CC,
  • Click English (auto-generated). Currently, I have the English auto-generated subtitles underneath my video.
  • Click English (auto-generated),
  • Click Auto-translate,
  • Select the language that you wish to translate your video into, in this case, I’m going to choose Arabic.
    Now the English subtitles have been translated into Arabic. As I continue playing the video, you can see all my subtitles are now in Arabic.

Let me ask you a question….
What are the two most popular languages of people watching your videos? Put your answer in the comments below. I’d love to read them, and I’m sure others would too.

Here’s how to submit community contributions for videos you want to translate.

  • Select the video you wish to contribute a language to,
  • Click the three dots under the video,
  • Click Add translations.
  • At the top where it says Subtitles/CC Transcribe, here are the auto-generated English subtitles from YouTube so I can edit them line by line.
  • Alternatively, I can click the Actions drop-down box and Upload a file.
  • I can also switch the language from English. I can search 195 languages. I’m going to put in German, select Germany, Set language. I can now put the German subtitles in the boxes as I go through the video.
  • I can also use Keyboard shortcuts to go back, forward, pause or play, add a new line, edit next subtitle, edit previous subtitle, add the subtitle.
  • Alternatively, I can click on the Actions drop-down box and upload a file in the German language.
  • I can also get credit for my contributions.
    If I click on the question mark, it says, “Want credit for your contributions? Your YouTube profile name may be posted on the public video.” So that we go in the description under the video.
  • After you finish translating the video, click Submit contribution. It says, “Are the subtitles done? No- Let others keep working on them. Yes- They’re ready to be reviewed.
  • You just click Submit. It says, “Thanks for your contribution. Subtitles/CC has been submitted.” I can also translate the title and description or contribute to other videos.
  • If I click on your contributions, I can see the contributions that have been submitted. After you’ve submitted your content, it goes through a review process where YouTube checks for inappropriate content or spam. If enough people have already contributed translations for our video, you’ll be asked to help review the content instead of adding to it.

Here’s how to enable community contributions for all future videos.

  • Click the profile icon,
  • Click YouTube Studio,
  • Click Videos,
  • Click Subtitles,
  • Click the cog icon,
  • Click Turn On.
  • To turn it off, just click the cog icon again and click Turn Off.

Here’s how to enable community contributions for individual videos.

  • Go to YouTube Studio,
  • Click on Videos,
  • Select the video or videos you wish to enable community contributions for,
  • Click the drop-down box next to Edit,
  • Click Community contributions,
  • Select On,
  • Click Update Videos. It says, “Are you sure? You’re about to update the selected videos. Updating your videos is permanent and can’t be undone.
  • Click I understand the implications of this section,
  • Click Update Videos. It says one video was successfully updated.

Here’s how to find the special link to give to others to contribute translated subtitles to your video.

  • Go to the video you want to contribute to. Replace “watch” in the video URL with “timedtext_video“,
  • Contribute your language. You can search from 195 other languages besides English.

Do you want to know how to add closed captions or subtitles to your own videos so you can reach a global audience?
If that’s a yes, watch my next video on how to easily caption your videos.

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How To Turn On/Off Captions On YouTube

Have you ever tried to watch a YouTube video on your phone but couldn’t understand what they’re saying because of their accent or they weren’t speaking clearly?

In this video, you’ll learn how to turn on or off captions for any YouTube video using a YouTube app whether you’re using an iPhone or Android device.

The captions will appear under your video as you’re watching it. I’ll also show you how to change the size and style of the captions so you can read them more easily on your phone.

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How To Enable Captions On YouTube App

  • Tap the YouTube app.
  • Select the video that you want to enable captions for.
  • Tap the video.
  • Tap the video again.
  • Tap the three dots.
  • Tap captions off.
  • Select English United States.
    Now, you can see I’ve got captions under my video. You can do the same for any videos on YouTube as long as the captions are available.

Here’s how to turn captions off on the YouTube app

  • Tap the YouTube app.
  • Select a video where you wish to turn the captions off.
  • Tap the video.
  • Tap the video again.
  • Tap the three dots.
  • Tap captions English. Tap off.
    Now, you can see there’s no captions under the video. If the video doesn’t offer captions, CC might show, but you can’t select it. If CC doesn’t show, that means captions aren’t available for that video.

Let me ask you a question.
Do you normally turn captions on when watching a YouTube video? Post your answer on the comments below. I’d love to read them and I’m sure others would too.

Here’s how to change the font size and style of captions when using an iOS device.

  • If using an iPhone, tap settings.
  • Tap general.
  • Tap accessibility.
  • Scroll down to media.
  • Tap subtitles and captioning.
  • It says closed captions and SDH.
  • Tap on. It says, when available, prefer closed captioning and subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
  • Tap style. You can select transparent background, large text, classic, outline text, style 1 or change new style. In the new style, you can change your font, font size, color, background color.
  • Under advanced, you can change the text opacity from opaque, semi-transparent, transparent.
  • Change the text edge style, none, drop shadow, raised, depressed, uniform.
  • Tap text highlight. You can select black, blue, red, green, et cetera. It’ll show you how subtitles look.
    Now, you can select style 1 or you can select style 2. That’s how the captions will appear on your video.

What if you want to transcribe your own YouTube videos so captions and subtitles automatically appear under the video as the viewer is watching it?

Click here to watch my next video for 5 ways to quickly transcribe a YouTube video.

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YOUTUBE BRAND ACCOUNT vs REGULAR (PERSONAL) – Which Is Best?

Should you create a brand account or a regular personal account when starting a YouTube channel?

In the video below, you’ll learn the pros and cons of starting a brand account versus a regular account, how to check if you have a brand account, how to create a brand account, or how to move your personal account to a business account.


Pros and Cons of Brand Account vs Regular Account

  1. Multiple people can manage a YouTube account from the Google account.
    You don’t need to create a separate username and password, and also, you don’t have to give them login access to your Google account. Once you’ve given them permission as a manager, they can just log in to YouTube account.
  2. Use a different name on YouTube than your Google account.
    The name that you have for your Google account doesn’t have to be the same as your YouTube account. Your YouTube channel can have a different name and different photo to your Google account.
  3. Use one or two words for your channel name.
    For the personal account, you’re going to use two words but if you have a brand account, you can use multiple words like three or four words in your channel name.
  4. Recover a deleted account.
    If you accidentally deleted your brand account, you can recover it.

How To Check If You Have A Brand Account Or A Regular Account

  • Go to youtube.com/account_advanced
  • Click on Advanced settings. If you see Move channel to a brand account, it means you just have a personal account. If you just started YouTube channel, you won’t be eligible for a custom URL until you have a hundred subscribers.

    If I have a brand account, I’ll see Move channel to your Google account or to a different brand account. If I click on Account and click on Add or manage your channel, and here’s all my channels under my brand account.

    If I click on Create a new channel, the brand account can have a different name than your personal account. For example a business name or another name that you choose. So I can put my business name in here and then click Create.

    If I go to myaccount.google.com/brandaccounts I can see all my brand accounts listed. If I click on one of my brand accounts, the you can see my brand account details. I can edit my account info; change roles, invite, and remove users.

    If I click on Manage permissions, I’ve got myself as a primary owner. If I click on Invite new users, then I can add others to help manage my business info, customer reviews, and YouTube videos. All I have to do is add names or email addresses in here, and then I just choose a role like owner, manager, or communications manager.

    If I choose Manager, then that name or that email address will allow them to log in my account and manage my YouTube account. I don’t have to give them my Gmail login access.

Here’s how to move your personal account to a brand account without deleting it.

  • I’m first going to create a personal YouTube account that’s connected to my Gmail account.
  • Log to Gmail account
  • Click Create a channel,
  • Click Get started. It says use your name or use a customer name. In this case, I’m just going to use my name
  • Click Select. Now, I can upload a profile picture,
  • Go to youtube.com/account_advanced, and here it says move channel to brand account. This account that I have is a personal account, but I have to first create a brand account. Here’s the brand account that I just made. Here’s another brand account that I created before.
  • Here’s my personal account called Herman Drost, and I want to transfer that to a brand account. I got to select one of these brand accounts below. It says My Brand Account is already connected to another YouTube channel. If you move your channel to Brand Account,
  • My Brand Account, the currently connected channel will be deleted. The brand account that I just created will be deleted, and then the Herman Drost will become the new brand account.
  • So I’ll click Delete channel. Here’s a connected account Herman Drost, and the channel after the move means Herman Drost become My Brand Account.
  • Click Move channel. So Herman Drost is the currently connected account, and it’s going to become My Brand Account.
  • Click Move channel. It says it may take up to 10 minutes for updates to your account to be completed. Herman Drost has now become My Brand Account. I can change the name by just clicking on Edit on Google, pick Add or manage your channel. I’ve got all the channels listed here.
  • I’ll click View advanced settings and get a custom URL after I’ve got 100 subscribers. I can also move my channel to a Google account or a different brand account. I can also delete my channel. I’ll move my personal account, Herman Drost, to a branded account called Brand Account.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when you move your personal account to a brand account

  • ,Your comments will be lost during a transfer.
  • You also lose your custom URL, but you can claim a new one when you’ve created the account.
  • If you accidentally delete the account, you can restore the branded account. If you’re going to claim a custom URL, you have to have at least 100 subscribers.

Click here to watch my video on how to claim a custom URL.

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