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.

Let me ask you a question…

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HOW TO MAKE A YOUTUBE END SCREEN TEMPLATE (customized for your video)

Are you tired of using the same old end screens that YouTube provides?

It’s time to up your game and make an end screen template that’s customized for your video. In this video, I’m going to show you how to make your own YouTube end screen template by customizing the YouTube outro templates provided by Canva, a free online graphics software.

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Instead of using this plain old template from YouTube, which doesn’t allow you to put text on it, you can create a customized end screen template using Canva and put your own text on it.

  • Go to canva.com.
  • Click create a design.
  • Click custom dimensions
  • Enter 1920 by 1080 pixels.
  • Click create a design.
  • In the search box, type YouTube outro. Now you can see all the end screen templates provided for you by YouTube.
  • I’m going to scroll down and choose a template, which is free
  • Click on the template.
  • Upload the end screen dimensions template posted below

Click Here To Download The YouTube End Screen Template

After you’ve downloaded template to your computer, just upload it by clicking the upload in image or video. I’ve already got it here so I’ve just got to click on that template. I’m going to expand this template, so it fits the same dimensions as the one I have here. Now, I’ve got my template uploaded with the same dimensions. As you can see, the end screen elements have to go inside this box. Anything outside it won’t be seen on the end screen.

Just click on transparency. If I slide to the left I can see my original template. I’m going to slide the transparency up a little bit, so as I edit the template, then I can stay within the dimensions. I can see the box that I have to stay inside as I move the transparency up a little bit. Now, I’m going to edit my end screen template so the elements remain within the box. Instead of, thank you for watching, I’m going to say, watch the next video.

As you can see, it’s slightly outside this box where the end screen elements must be but the text can be outside, so that’s fine. I’m going to move it over here. I’m going to leave the subscribe button as it is. I’m going to move these two boxes down to the bottom. I’m going to move it here and the other one over here. I want them evenly spaced so that the space here, here, and here that’s kind of even, and a space underneath these elements also.

I’m going to remove this, fresh episodes every Tuesday, and now I’ve got my template. Click on transparency and here’s my template. Click publish. Click download. Suggest as PNG, so I’m going to use PNG. Click download. Here’s the template on my computer. Now, I’m in my video editing software. I just got to add my template to the timeline. I click, finder, get my template, drag it down here. It’s going to be the last 20 seconds of my video.

I’m going to export it, so to go to file, export. I’m going to call this ENCARD8. Click export. While it’s exporting, I’m going to go to my YouTube channel. Now, I’m going to upload my video so just got to, click create, upload videos, select files, select ENCARD8, click open. Now, the video’s being processed and click next. No, it’s not made for kids. Click next. I can add an end screen here but the video hasn’t processed yet. It’s only 95% processed, so click next, click save, click close.

Here’s my video, it’s been processed. Click details. Click end screen and here’s my template. It says watch the next video. I’m going to choose one of these templates so I can overlay it on top of the custom end screen template I’ve created. This one looks a little bit similar, so I’m going to choose this one. Here’s my subscribe button so I’m going to put it over the top up here. This ones a playlist, so I’m going to move it over here. Here’s best for viewer, so I’m going to move this one over here.

Notice I got the grid on, so it shows where the elements must go, so I turned that off. Then I don’t know where to put the elements, so put that on, show grid. Notice that if I go over another element, then it shows the red there, so I don’t want to go over the elements. That’s about right. I want equal space between the elements. I’m going to change best for viewer to another video, so you can see the video on the element. It’s going to highlight that, trash it or choose a specific video.

Choose one of these. This one, I’ll choose a playlist. I don’t have a playlist for this channel, so I’m going to select the different element. Click delete element. I could use playlist, video, or channel, best for viewer here. Best for viewers won’t show up until the video is live. I can also space the elements out if I want to by moving them on the timeline. We want best for viewer to go first and the next video a little bit later.

Then the subscribe button can go a little bit later after that,` and click save. Let’s play the video and see how the end screen looks. I clicked my link, I’m going to go down where the end screen is. I’m going to play the video. My first one and then the second one. Here’s my subscribe button. Somebody hovers over the subscribe button, they can subscribe to my channel. They can watch this video or watch this video.

One’s best for viewer, and the other ones regular videos, so they have a choice. Best for viewer, is one that’s recommended by YouTube based upon the browsing behavior of the viewer. The second one is one that I’ve chosen which I highly recommend being a video in a playlist or a video similar to the one that they’ve just watched.

Let me ask you a question….

What end screen element or elements do you use the most when adding an end screen to YouTube videos?

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

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HOW TO ADD AN END SCREEN TO YOUTUBE VIDEOS (Double Your Views)

In the video below, I show how to import or add a YouTube end screen, the five types of elements you can add, and the best way, the time, and place your different end screen elements. Stay tuned to the end of the video below where I show you some of the best practices for adding end screens to YouTube videos.

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There are three ways to add an end screen to YouTube video.
1. When you upload the video.
2. From the videos page and YouTube studio.
3. From the YouTube Video Editor.

I’ve already uploaded a new video, so I’m just going to show you how to add an end screen from the YouTube studio.

Click on videos in YouTube studio, select the video you wish to add an end screen to. I’m going to select this one. Click details. Click end screen. You can see I’ve got different templates here. I can import from my latest video. I can select this template, one video, one subscribe. I’ve got one playlist, one subscribe, two videos side by side. One video, one playlist, and one video, one playlist, and one subscribe. These would be overlaid on top of the video in the last 20 seconds. Just make sure when you create your video, that the last 20 seconds are for your end screen template.

Typically, I just import the end screen from my latest video, which is one video and a subscribe button, so I just choose this template. Let’s try this template of two videos. If I click on there, I can see that these two videos are overlaid on top of my video in the last 20 seconds. One is best for viewer, and one is the most recent uploaded. I can change these if I want to. Also, I can move these around. I can move it to the bottom, so it’s away from my face, and move this one maybe to the top, so it’s not on my face.

You also have the option to use the grid, which you see now. I’ve got show grid, snap to grid, snap to element. If I turn off show to grid, then I don’t see the grid anymore. I’m going to check that back on, and now you see the grid. I can also add new elements. If I want to change one of these elements, I just click on the element. Here, it says best for viewer, so I just click on that, then I can choose a specific video if I want. Currently, I’ve got the video of how to write a good script for YouTube video. I just click the pencil icon, then I can choose a different video. I can put my URL here on here or any video on YouTube. I can just select how to livestream on YouTube. Here’s my video, how to livestream On YouTube.

I can also add new end screen elements such as a subscribe button or an associated website. I’d click on element up here, or I’d click on element down here. I click on elements. I can add a video, playlist, subscribe button, channel, or an associated website link. Click subscribe, and here I’ve got my subscribe link. I’m going to remove best for viewers. I’ll highlight that, click trash.

Now, I’ve just got the subscribe link, and I’ve got my video. On the subscribe link, I can just move over here anywhere on the overlay. Perhaps, I want to use another element like a playlist. I’d just click on element, playlist, then I can choose from any of my playlists. I’m going to choose this playlist, how to get discovered on YouTube, and here’s my playlist.

If you want to promote another channel, just click on element, click channel. At the name of the channel, click search, and here I’ve got my channel. I click on that; I can move that around as I wish, and I can also enter a custom message in here.

Here’s how to link to a website associate with my YouTube account.

Click element, click link. I can only link to approved websites, and my link in here, it’s an approved site. Click apply. Here’s my approved website, which can move around wherever I like. Ideally, you want to add a custom image here, so just click on the pencil icon. The image should be at least 300 by 300 pixels. I’m going to select this image, click apply, and here’s the image. I can move it around anywhere within this grid. I can select my call to action, so I got to learn more. Click the dropdown. I can select visit, sign up, shop, download, support, order, and buy. I’m going to select download.

Up here it says at least one element must be a video or playlist, so I got to add a video, click element, click video. I can select my most recent upload. Best for viewer, which is, allow YouTube to select a video from your channel to best suit the viewer, or choose a specific video. I’m going to select this video, move it down the bottom here, then I can also adjust the timing here if I want, then click Save. Now we can preview the end screen. Just move the slider to the left, click play. Here’s my video that shows up first. Then after that, the link shows up to my website. If you’re happy with it, just click save. I can also change the element timing and placement.

Currently, I’ve got all these elements that are starting at the same time. If you want to change that, let’s get rid of this one, ‘how to livestream on YouTube.’ I’m just going to trash that. Then I want my playlist one to go first, then the subscribe button later. I want to change the timing of my playlist video right when the end screen template appears. It appears at 3:21:08. Then I want the subscribe button to appear over here where I’ve got that template. It’s At 3:27:05, I want the subscribe button to come in. Keep in mind, if you can move the elements around on the screen, so it doesn’t block your face. I’m going to move my playlist to the top. I’m going to position the subscribe button also between the two arrows. Play the video. Now the playlist appears first and then my subscribe button.

Now I’ve completely positioned my playlist video and my subscribe button exactly on the template where I want them. Here’s how to add end screen elements to your video with the YouTube Video Editor. If I click on an editor, this brings up the YouTube Video Editor, where I can add an end screen to my video. I’ve already added some elements, so we can remove these. I just click on these elements, click delete element; click on this element, delete element. Now I click the plus sign to add an element. Now I can also add a template from up here, or I can add individual elements, so I click add element. Now I can add a video, playlist, subscribe button, channel, or link just like I showed you before. After you’ve added all the elements, just click save or you can discard the changes.

Here are are some best practices for adding end screens.

  1. Make sure you leave the last 20 seconds of your video for your end screen. Remember to do this during your video editing process.
  2. Only add elements that are relevant to your video. Typically, I ask viewers to watch another video that’s related to the one that we just watched. I also include a subscribe button so it’d make it easier for new viewers to subscribe to my channel.
  3. Encourage viewers to stay to the end of the video. Tell viewers at the beginning of your video that they’ll receive some benefits by staying tuned to the end of the video. For example, in this video, I said stay tuned till the end of the video to receive my best practices.
  4. Stagger your different end screen elements at different times as you talked about them. For example, when you say watch the next video, you display the next video.
  5. Encourage viewers to click using calls to action. For example, in this video, I encouraged viewers to download my free quick start guide. Number six, use a custom image of 300 by 300 pixels if you’re linking to an associated website in your end screen. Keep in mind, you can only link an associate a website to your YouTube account if you are a member the YouTube Partner Program.
  6. Track end screen performance. Check your end screen metrics to see which end screen elements were clicked on the most. If you get a high click-through rate on your end screen elements, that means people are staying to the end of the video.

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How To Get 60,000 Subscribers On YouTube – My Top 12 Tips

I’m going to share with you 12 tips you probably never thought of to get 60,000 subscribers on YouTube.

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If you implement these 12 tips, you’ll see consistent growth on your YouTube channel resulting in more views and subscribers.

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  1. Think about the purpose of your video before you start creating it. Instead of just creating random content, think about the next video that your viewer may be interested in. Perhaps the purpose of our video is just to watch the next video in a series or build an email list. Maybe the purpose is to attract new subscribers. If you create a purpose-driven video, you’ll attract more traffic.
  2. Target the right audience.
    If you create videos that you just have an interest in, then you’ll lose your audience. Instead, try to tap into the mind of your audience and create videos that they wish to watch. One way to do this is to provide solutions to some of the burning questions that they ask about the topic. If you don’t know what kind of burning questions they’re asking, then you can survey them or look at the comments from other people’s channels, groups, forums or use something like AnswerThePublic.
  3. Research the correct keywords.
    Keyword research is a foundation for a winning video. If you spend time upfront finding the correct keywords, then you have a video that people want to watch. I highly recommend targeting low competition keywords that have a high search volume. One online tool that I use is TubeBuddy.

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    Another tool you can use to quickly find a search volume for a particular keyword phrase is Keywords Everywhere.

    The cost per click and the search volume appear in the browser when you enter the keyword phrase in the search bar. This saves a ton of time doing keyword research. If you want to learn more about how to do keyword research, I’ll place a link in the description.
  4. Create a video series.
    Instead of thinking about solo video, think about a series of videos around a particular topic or theme. When your viewers get to the end of the video link to a similar video on a topic that they’ve just watched. This will help them to stay long on the YouTube platform and binge watch more videos.
  5. Design better thumbnails.
    If you create eye-catching thumbnails, then that display ad will be seen clearly in the search engines. The goal of your thumbnail is to stand out from your competitors in the search engines. If nobody clicks on your thumbnail, nobody’s going to watch your video. If nobody watches your video, you’ll have wasted all that time creating the video.

    One of the main factors that YouTube measures is the click-through rate on your thumbnails. If a lot of people click on your thumbnail, then YouTube will service more of your videos on other people’s channels.

    Try to aim for a click-through rate between 2% and 10%. The higher the better.

    Click here to watch my video on how to create clickable thumbnails.
  6. Use the power of playlists.
    Playlists help extend the watch time of your YouTube videos. If people watch more than one video, they’ll stay longer on the YouTube platform.

    A high watch time means that YouTube will promote your video in suggested videos. This is a free promotion by YouTube. Also, use cards and end screens to link to a playlist instead of a solo video. This will help viewers to dive deeper into your content.
  7. Look for patterns.
    Go into YouTube analytics and look at the top 10 videos that are doing well on your channel. These are videos that are proven to attract traffic to your channel, so create more of those types of videos.

    Instead of doing one video on a particular topic, create a series of videos that goes more deeply into the topic so people get more of the content that they wish to watch.

    If you discover one video that gets a lot of traffic, quickly do a series of videos around a similar topic to capitalize on the traffic that it’s bringing in.
  8. Ride hot trends.
    If you capitalize on a trend, often that video will go viral and bring a ton of traffic to your channel. Use Google Trends to find trending topics in your niche. For example, some of the trending topics at this particular time is the coronavirus, online meetings, et cetera. Try to find a training topic that aligns with your niche so you can capitalize on the fast growth of that particular video.
  9. Go live.
    The beauty of live streaming on your channel is that you can connect more deeply with your audience. I typically go live once a week and often I get more views than my regular videos. It’s also a great way to get a lot of watch time. So if you’re trying to get 4,000 watch hours and 1000 subscribers, try going live on your channel.

    Let me ask you a question…
    What types of videos have caused the most growth for your YouTube channel? Post your answer in the comments below. I’d love to read them and I’m sure others would too.
  10. Track the performance of your videos.
    The three main metrics you should be aware of is the click-through rate, average view duration, and average percentage viewed. If you get a high click-through rate, a high average view duration, and a high average percentage viewed, then YouTube will promote your video on other people’s channels.

    Try to improve one new thing for every video you publish and your channel will definitely grow. Some of the things you can improve on is a great camera, your audio, your backdrop, et cetera.
  11. Be consistent.
    I’ve been uploading two videos a week for several years and going live every Friday. You may not have a video that goes viral, but the more consistent you are with uploading videos on a regular basis, you’ll see channel growth. Especially at this uncertain time and a lot of people staying at home, I’ve seen twice the amount of growth in my views and subscribers.
  12. Build an email list.
    Your email list is something that you own so even if your YouTube channel is terminated, you still have your email list and be able to be in touch with your audience.

    Most of you probably want to generate revenue from YouTube videos but particularly if you’re a small channel, you need 4,000 watch hours and 1,000 subscribers in 12 months. It’s going to be hard to generate revenue. Also, you don’t own the YouTube platform, so you want to get people off YouTube and onto your email list.

    Another benefit of having your own email list is that you can recommend your products and services, and also alert people to new videos that you’re uploading.

    Here’s a bonus tip.

    Set up a Facebook group that’s associated with your channel so you can answer questions and people can talk with like-minded members. Click the link in the description to join my Facebook group. Also, make use of the community tab and YouTube stories so you can communicate in different ways with your audience.

If you want to start a YouTube channel or optimize the settings of your current channel so you can get more views and subscribers, download my free YouTube QuickStart Guide.

If you optimize your channel correctly, then your channel and videos will be discovered in the search engines.

How To Livestream On YouTube With An External Camera (Webcam or Canon)

If you want to improve the quality of your video on YouTube,
use an external camera.

In the video below, you’ll discover how to livestream on YouTube with an external camera such as the Logitech webcam or the Canon M50 with Ecamm Live software.

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Here’s how to go live using a 1080p Pro Stream webcam….No software or subscribers are needed.

  • All you have to do is plug the USB cord into the back of your computer
  • Mount the webcam on top of your computer like I show in the video.
  • Make sure your YouTube account has been verified and livestream has been enabled. You can check if the channel has been enabled for live streaming by going to youtube.com/features
  • Log into YouTube account,
  • Click the camera icon,
  • Click “Go live”,
  • Select webcam,
  • Add a title. I’m going to call this webcam test.
  • Select your privacy settings, public, unlisted or private and then select unlisted. You can also schedule for later if you move the slider to the right.
  • Select date and the time. I don’t want to do that, so I’ll just move the to the left.
  • Select if your video is made for kids or not made for kids. In this case, it’s not made for kids.
  • Select age restriction. I’m going to select “No, don’t restrict my video to viewers over 18 only“.
  • Click “More options”.
  • Add your description.
  • Select your category. I’ll select people and blogs.

Now you are going to select your camera.

  • I’ve got a FaceTime HD camera that is built-in, but it is not working, so I’m going to select my 1080p Pro Stream webcam.
  • Select my mic. I have an external microphone called the Blue Snowball
  • Click “Advanced settings”. You can to select “Allow chat”, “Not allow chat”. I’m going to allow chat.
  • This video contains paid promotions such as paid placement” I can just put that on. I’m going to switch that off for now.
  • Click the back arrow,
  • Click next, smile for a thumbnail,
  • Click “Go live” …Now I’m live.

View Live Stream Metrics

  • At the top of the screen, I’ve got live, how long the video has been going, number of people on it and number of likes.
  • We’ve got live chat here, so I’ve got participants, popout chats, toggle timestamp.
  • I’ve also got my chat stream on the right, so I can just put something in there like “hello”. When people add comments they’ll appear in the chat stream
  • If people are on the livestream, then they’ll appear on the right.
  • If I hover over the three dots, I can also remove that comment.
  • At the bottom of the screen, I’ve got the mic. I can put that on or off.
  • If I click on the arrow at bottom of screen, I can share the link on social media sites. I can also embed it. Just copy the embed code or copy the link.
  • Click “End stream” to finish live streaming…it will say.. “Are you sure you want to end your stream?”
  • Click end.

Results of Live Stream

  • I’ve got one playback, one peak concurrent, no new subscribers, duration, total watch time, average watch time.
  • I can also edit this in the studio.
  • In this case, I’m going to select dismiss.

Click here to learn how to improve the quality of your livestream using the Canon M50 and Ecamm Live software.

Here’s how to go live with the Canon M50 and Ecamm Live software.

  • You need a Canon M50 camera, other modern Canon cameras work just as well, a micro USB cord, Ecamm Live software, external mic like the Blue Snowball and a Mac computer.
  • Take the micro USB cord, and plug the small end into the slot on the side of your camera.
  • Take the other end and plug it into the back of your computer.
  • Do the same with the USB connection of your external microphone. Make sure you’ve got a fully charged battery installed in the camera, before turning the camera on.
  • After you’ve installed the Ecamm Live software on your Mac computer, you got to switch cameras from the Logitech webcam to your Canon M50. Currently, you’re viewing the picture on the webcam.
  • I’m going to change to a Canon M50. I go to camera, select Canon E0S M50.
  • You can also select your external mic. Just go to mic and click on Blue Snowball or whatever external mic you have plugged into your computer.

How to schedule a live stream on YouTube

  • Click the drop-down arrow,
  • Click new scheduled live,
  • Select your privacy settings. It would be public, unlisted, private.
  • Add your title, add your description, schedule your start time and select a thumbnail image.
  • After you’ve done all that, then just click schedule and you’re ready to go.

Click here to watch my demonstration of Ecamm Live software for live streaming.

Pros and Cons of using the Logitech WebCam

  • Using an external webcam like the Logitech webcam is the easiest and cheapest way to go. No software or battery is needed. You just plug the USB cord into the back of your computer. You can also go live for as long as you like, as long as you have an internet connection.
  • You also get a better quality picture than using your built-in webcam. The cons are that your picture quality is not going to be as good as the Canon M50 camera. You also won’t be able to bring in guests, videos, images, scenes, text, et cetera, like you could do with the Ecamm Live software.

What are the pros and cons of using the Canon M50 with Ecamm Live software?

  • You get a better quality picture than you can do with a built-in webcam or an external Logitech webcam.
  • It also works with most other Canon cameras.
  • You can bring in guests, video clips, audio clips, comments, images, sounds, scenes et cetera.
  • A recording of your livestream is saved automatically on your computer.
  • You can also use the camera as a virtual cam for Zoom calls.

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How To Find A YouTube Video Without Knowing The Name

Have you ever tried to find a video you’ve forgot the name of?

I’m going to show you how to find a video you can’t remember, whether it’s on somebody else’s channel or your own channel. You’ll learn how to find it using YouTube search, Google search, and the filters option.

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If you want to find a specific video on your channel using YouTube search, just enter your channel name plus keywords in the search box. For instance, I my channel name is Drost Video, and then I add the keywords rank on YouTube, and then click search. This results in all my videos being listed about how to rank on YouTube.

If I want to find all my videos about how to get discovered on YouTube, I just enter the keywords, get discovered on YouTube in YouTube Search, click search. Now my videos and playlists are listed about how to get discovered on YouTube.

You can do the same for other channels.

For instance, if I enter “Crowley crew canon m50,” in YouTube Search and click search, I can view all the M50 tutorials on this person’s channel.

Use YouTube Search Filter

If I click filter, then I can show the videos for this week, this month, this year. I can also click on video, channel. or playlists. Here is my playlist on how to get discovered on YouTube. I can select duration less than four minutes; long, greater than 20 minutes. These are all my live streams.

Use Google search

I’m going to enter my channel name in Google Search, Drost Video, and then my keywords, rank on YouTube then Click search. Now I can see all my videos in Google search related to how to rank on YouTube.

Let’s try to find videos on using the keyword phrase..get discovered on YouTube. If I click search I can see my videos about how to get discovered on YouTube. You can do the same for any channel if you know the name of. You can also select videos to give you more specific videos, and you can also select images. It will show you the thumbnail images.

Let’s check somebody else’s channel.

Enter “Crowley crew canon m50.” Crowley crew is the channel name, and canon M50 are the keywords. Click Google search. In the video carousel, you can see all the videos related to M50 for this channel. It also shows the channel name at the top of the search results. Click on videos. Then it shows all his videos. Click on images. Then it’ll show me the thumbnails from his channel.

Here’s how to find a video in YouTube search using the exact title.

If you know the exact title of a YouTube video, just enter intitle: then the title of the video. Click search. Here’s my video with a title “How To Livestream on YouTube Mobile.”

You can also use the same method to see if others are using the same title as you have chosen for your video. If no one is using the same title, you have a great opportunity to rank for that particular keyword phrase.

How do you find a YouTube channel you can’t remember the name of?

Enter your keyword, for example drost, channel. Click search, and here’s my channel.

How do I quickly find a video from my channel from this year that is longer than 20 minutes?

I just enter the keyword from a channel, video, rank on YouTube with the keywords for my video, long, means it’s longer than 20 minutes, so it’d be a live stream, this year. Click search. Now I see all the live streams on my channel about how to rank on YouTube. As you notice, they’re all longer than 20 minutes.

Here’s how to quickly find a YouTube video within my own channel without knowing the name.

  • Log into YouTube channel,
  • Click on YouTube studio,
  • Click videos.
    Now you’ll see a list of your recently uploaded videos.
  • If you click on live, you’ll see a list of your recently published live streams.
  • If you click on stories, you’ll see a list of your recently published stories if you have stories enabled.

    You can also use the filter option.
  • Click on filter
    You can filter by copyright, claims, description, monetization, title, views, and visibility.
  • I’m going to click on title.
    I’m just going to enter the keyword rank on YouTube,
  • Click apply,
    I see all my videos about how to rank on YouTube.
  • I can do the same for my live stream videos
    I can filter by description, monetization, monetized, not monetized, limited; views, greater than or less than; and visibility, public, private, unlisted, scheduled or draft.

Now you know how to quickly find a YouTube video or YouTube channel without knowing its name.

Here are 3 tips for your channel and videos to be discovered in the search results.

  1. Include general keywords and your channel settings.
    – Just go to YouTube studio,
    – Click on settings,
    – Select channel.
    – Enter keywords that represent your channel.
  2. Include your main keywords and your title description tags before you upload a new video.
  3. Make it magnetic thumbnail so your video stands out in the search results.

Let me ask you a question….
Do you want to know how to get your videos discovered in YouTube search, YouTube suggested videos, and Google search?

If that’s yes, watch my next video on how to get discovered on YouTube and Google.

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How To Rank YouTube Videos On The First Page Of Google And YouTube

Imagine if you can rank your video on the first page of YouTube and the first page of Google, you would get double the amount of search traffic.

In the video below, I show you how to rank a YouTube video on the first page of Google and on the first page of YouTube. You’ll also learn the different ranking factors between Google and YouTube. You’ll discover the tools I use to find keyword phrases that rank both on YouTube and Google so you can get more traffic. You’ll also learn where to find the top videos that currently rank in Google, something that YouTube analytics doesn’t show.

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How do I find keyword phrases for videos that will rank on page 1 of Google and YouTube.

  • First, I want to make sure that I have a keyword phrase that people are typing into YouTube search. When I type how to get 4,000 watch hours into YouTube search, I get a bunch of related keyword phrases. The keyword phrases at the top of the list get more search volume than the ones lower on the list, so these would be great keyword phrases to go after.
  • When I type how to get 4,000 watch hours into Google search, I immediately see a huge thumbnail at the top of the page. I also see related keywords as well as keywords and the people also search for.
  • If I scroll further down the page, I see a video carousel of video thumbnails. This confirms that videos will actually show on Google search.
  • I use a tool called TubeBuddy to find keyword phrases that I can rank for on YouTube and Google. If I enter how to get 4,000 hours on YouTube and the keyword Explorer on TubeBuddy, I get a keyword score of 48 out of 100. It also gives me related keyword phrases that I can use such as how to get 4,000 watch hours on YouTube fast. If I check web searches, then it also gives me a great keyword score of 70 out of 100 which is very good.
  • Now I know that the keyword phrase how to get 4,000 watch hours on YouTube fast, is a keyword phrase that will rank on YouTube and Google.

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  • Let’s check another keyword research tool called Morningfame. If I select how to get 4,000 hours on YouTube fast, it will give me the letter grades and also a double green check which means that it occurs in both YouTube and Google. If I click on further analysis, I can see the search results on YouTube and Google. Here are the current search results for Google which shows my huge thumbnail and related keyword phrases.
  • Here are the current video results on the first page of YouTube where my video currently ranks number six.
  • Now that I’ve selected my keyword phrase to rank on page one of Google and YouTube, I want to also optimize the metadata. I enter the title how to get 4,000 hours on YouTube fast, which is 40% achieved. I’m also going to add it to the description. I can also check highlight tags which highlights the tags that I’d need to use in my description
  • Now I want to add relevant tags to my video. Make sure you add the keyword phrases that have the green checks or the double green checks next to them. The double green checks means that the keyword phrases occur on YouTube and Google.
  • The thumbnail comparison tool on Morningfame allows you to compare your thumbnail with your competitors’ thumbnails. Ideally, you want to make the thumbnail stand out from your competitors so people will click on your thumbnail instead of your competitors. Morningfame also displays different thumbnail sizes for different devices. It shows your thumbnail size for your desktop, tablet, and even your phone. It also shows you a different thumbnail size for dark mode.

How can you view your video rankings in Google search?

  • Go to the analytics tab of Morningfame
  • Click on Algorithm.
  • Under Google search, click on Top Videos. You can fill the top videos over the last 28 days or the last seven days. This is very helpful because you can make more videos based upon the top performing videos in Google search.

What are the different ranking factors between YouTube and Google?

YouTube Ranking Factors

  • The top ranking factors for YouTube include the click-through rate, audience retention, and watch time.
  • The impressions click-through rate means how many people have clicked on the thumbnail after seeing it in YouTube search.
  • Audience retention refers to how many people stay engaged throughout your video. Ideally, you want 50% of your viewers watching your video all the way through.
  • Watch time refers to how many minutes people are watching your video or successive videos on a row, so if users watch more than one video, they’re staying longer on the YouTube platform, which Google loves. If your videos don’t get a high click-through rate, audience retention or watch time, they won’t do well in YouTube search.

Google Ranking Factors

  • Ranking on Google is based upon search intent, so Google wants to show the best information on the first page based upon what a viewer is typing into the search engines.
  • In my case, I chose the title how to get 4,000 watch hours on YouTube fast. YouTube decided that my YouTube video was the best information to display to viewers, so the players suggest a clip of the best information for 101 seconds.
  • As I showed you earlier in the video, you might see a huge thumbnail as a result of ranking your video on Google search. Your video will also appear in the video carousel on Google search. If Google shows a large thumbnail, they’ll often play a snippet from that video.
  • Rankings on YouTube often happen immediately, whereas on Google they take a longer time.
  • Sometimes your videos can take weeks, months or even years to rank on Google. This is especially true if you want to see large thumbnails displayed on the first page of Google.
  • Another great thing about Google is that your web pages or posts can also appear in search engine rankings. These often take longer to appear.

What are some of the best practices to rank your YouTube videos on the first page of Google and YouTube?

  1. Target keywords that rank both on Google and YouTube.
  2. Check if your videos appear in Google search. If no videos appear on Google search, there’s no point on trying to rank your videos on Google search.
  3. Create an awesome thumbnail. As I showed you previously, you might get a huge thumbnail that will display at the top page of Google search.

    Click here if you want to know how to create an awesome thumbnail
  4. Transcribe the video content. You can edit the auto-generated transcript from YouTube, or you can get it done for you by a service like GoTranscript.

    Click here for more info on GoTranscript
  5. Add the transcript to your blog or website. As I’ve showed you earlier, your blog post or your website can also rank in the search engines. I typically take the transcript and post it on my blog.
  6. Embed your video on the blog post. When you embed a video on your blog post or website, it’ll cause visitors to stay longer on that web page. This is also one of the contributing factors to rank in your blog post in Google search. Just make sure you optimize the title, description and tags similar to what you do for YouTube videos.
  7. Link to related videos and posts within your blog posts. Internal linking between blog posts will help your videos and posts rank in Google search.
  8. Add timestamps in your video description. Did you know that you can add live links in the description to different parts of your video? If I publish a long video like a live stream, then I typically add timestamps to the video in the description. This also helps your viewers to navigate to that particular section of your video.
  9. Monitor your traffic sources.
    – Go to YouTube studio,
    – Click on analytics,
    – Click the Reach tab.
    Immediately you’ll see different traffic source types for your channel. For example on my channel, the top traffic sources are external and YouTube search.
    – Click on See More,
    – Click External,
    I can see where the external traffic sources are coming from. 60% of my channel’s traffic comes from Google search, so I know that that is a great source of traffic for my channel. As you can see, suggested videos is only 2.9%.

How can you get more traffic from suggested videos on YouTube?

Watch the next video on how to get discovered on YouTube via Suggested Videos. You’ll get free promotion by YouTube.

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How To Livestream On YouTube Without 1000 Subscribers (no software needed)

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deeper connection with your target audience?

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Check that your channel is enabled for livestreaming

  • Log in to YouTube channel,
  • Click on settings,
  • Click on channel status and features. As you can see here, livestreaming has been enabled for this channel.
  • If your channel hasn’t been enabled for livestreaming, it means that you haven’t verified your YouTube account.
  • You’ll be asked to enter a phone number then YouTube will send you a verification code by text or voice mail to that number.
  • After your channel has been verified, you’ll be able to go live within 24 hours.
  • Just click on the camera icon at the top of the page where it says create a video post.
  • Click, go live,
  • Enter a title for your video,
  • Select your privacy settings. You can select public, unlisted or private. If you select unlisted, anyone with a link can view it.
  • You can also schedule the livestream by checking the box.
  • Choose your day, month and the time,
  • Check if your video is made for kids or not made for kids. This is required. In this case, it’s not made for kids so I’m going to check that.

    Do you want to restrict this video to an adult audience?
  • I’m going to select, “No, don’t restrict my video to viewers over 18 only.” I can also select more options. I can also add a description.
  • I can select my category. In this case, I’m going to do “people and blogs” and select my camera. It’s my webcam.
  • Select my mic which in this case is the blue snowball or I can select an internal microphone.
  • If I click advanced settings, I can allow chat or not allow chat and I can select this video contains paid promotions such as paid product placement, sponsorships or endorsements, but it doesn’t so I’m going to leave that off.
  • Click next. I’m going to smile for a thumbnail.
  • Edit the stream metadata so I can edit the description, the title, privacy settings et cetera.
  • Click go live, it says going live. On top here, we’ve got live. I’ve got the timer. I’ve got number of people that are on the livestream and then I’ve got also the number of likes.
  • If somebody is on the livestream then the comments will appear here on the live chat.
  • If I add a comment, how are you doing? As you can see, the comments appear here on the right.
  • I can also filter the comments. I can remove it and
  • Down the bottom I’ve got the microphone. I can mute the microphone.
  • I can also share my livestream with other people on social media. You’ve got Facebook Twitter, Blogger, Pinterest, Linkedin et cetera.
  • After you’ve finished a livestream, just click “end stream”. It says..”Are you sure you want to end your stream?
  • Click end. It says the stream is finished, has number of playbacks, has a duration, peak concurrence, total watch time. If any new subscribers have joined and the average watch time.
  • It also has the option to edit it in the studio.

    Let’s check where the stream appears.
  • Log into the dashboard
  • Go to videos,
  • Click on live and you’ll see the livestream

Here some things you need to do before you go live.

  1. Prepare your topic and content.
    I simply create a series of bullet points in a Google Doc on a topic that my audience is interested in. I’ll then prepare a series of slides and graphics and keynotes so I can stay on track during my presentation.
  2. Set up your livestreaming watch page.
    Your livestream watch page if organized correctly will appear as a recommended video on the home screen of your subscribers’ feed. Make sure you optimize the title description tags for your livestream watch page. Make sure you also upload an eye-catching thumbnail so it can clearly be seen in the search engines. It’ll appear on the home screen for people that have subscribed to your channel, suggested videos and even on YouTube search.
  3. Share your streaming link at least 48 hours before you go live.
    You can send an e-mail notification or post it on your social media sites.

Here’s what to do during a livestream.

  1. Start with a great hook instead of greeting your viewers at the beginning of your livestream.
    You have to keep in mind people watching the replay so they’ll want to get the content right away. Your hook could be a question or introducing the content about what they’re going to receive.
  2. Introduce yourself and your channel.
    Let people know who you are, what your channel is about and why they should subscribe because many people on the livestream are probably new.
  3. Greet your viewers.
    People like to be acknowledged when they spent time on your livestream, make sure you greet them at the beginning of your presentation.
  4. Tell viewers to ask their questions at the end of your presentation.
    Sometimes I invite viewers to ask their questions during the presentation if they’re related to the content that I’m sharing. This also encourages viewers to interact with your content while they’re watching live.
  5. Present your content.
    While I’m presenting content, I try to move between the slides and myself talking to mix up the content of the video
  6. Remind people to like/comment on the livestream
    Get some interaction on your livestream by asking viewers to like and comment on the video. The activity will help the video to appear on YouTube search results.
  7. Call to action.
    After presenting your content, give a call to action such as recommending your products and services, liking your livestream, leaving a comment or even asking suggestions for your next live.

Here’s what to do after you’ve gone live so you can get the maximum return on your investment.

  • Trim your video.
    You can use the YouTube video editor to trim the beginning and middle sections of your livestream.

    Click here to watch my video on how to trim an existing video on YouTube using the new YouTube video editor. You might want to trim out sections that may not be of interest to your viewers when they watch in replay.
  • Add cards and end screens.
    If there’s a particular topic where you wanted to go deeper, but you didn’t have time during a presentation you can add a card or in screen to the livestream. You can add an end screen to your live using the YouTube video editor.
  • Promote on social media.
    After you finish your love, promote it on social media sites like Twitter Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn et cetera.
  • Add your livestream video to a playlist.
    For example, I created a playlist that contains all my livestreams then added it to the bottom of my YouTube channel homepage.
  • Add timestamps.
    Adding timestamps to the description below your video allow viewers to quickly skip to that particular section of your livestream. When someone clicks on the timestamp in the description, they immediately get taken to that particular section of your livestream.
  • Repurpose your livestreaming content.
    Extract snippets from your video content to use on your social media sites. I sometimes create a shorter regular video that summarizes the content of my livestream then link to my livestream video. You can also use the content from your livestream to create a video course. Instead of having one long video, you can chop up your content into different segments.

    You can also transcribe your video content and post it on your blog.

How do you go live from your mobile phone?
I’m glad you asked, just watch my next video on how to go live from your iPhone or Android device. Keep in mind you’ll need 1,000 subscribers to go live from your mobile phone.

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