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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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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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.

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