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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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How To Add Chapters To Your YouTube Video Automatically Or Manually

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The third section is removal options and agreements.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Watch this video to learn How To Get Discovered On YouTube 2021 via YouTube Search

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Best Time To Upload YouTube Videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best Day/Time To Upload YouTube Videos Using TubeBuddy

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

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

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

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

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

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

Watch this video on how to quickly upload YouTube videos
Watch this video on how to transcribe a YouTube video quickly

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How To Post Shorts On YouTube Quick and Easy On Your Phone With The YouTube App

YouTube Shorts is one of the fastest and easiest ways to grow a YouTube channel because they’re short and zero subscribers are needed.

In the video below, you’ll learn a quick and easy way to post Shorts on YouTube.

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This Shorts video has received 13,000 views since it was published, gained 42 subscribers, and earned $16.66. Every 48 hours, it receives 179 new views (watch above video). This Shorts video has received approximately 4,000 views since it was published, gained 12 subscribers, and earned $4.75, and still gets 21 views every 48 hours.

Here’s How To Record a Short On Your Phone.

Tap Create a Short, you have a choice of doing 15 seconds or 60 seconds. If I tap the 15 seconds, then I get 60 seconds, if I tap it again, I can do 15 seconds. If I tap the red button, then I’m now starting my YouTube Shorts. I tap it again, and it stops YouTube Shorts. If I want to restart, then I just tap this icon here to restart, and then I can tap the other icon if you want to go back to where it was before.

After you’ve recorded your Shorts video, you can add different things to it using the icons on the right side of the screen. I can flip it, I can speed it up, so I’ve got 0.3X 0.5X, 2X, and 3X times. I’m going to stick with 1X.

Set Timer
If I wanted to set a timer on how long I want the video to be recorded, instead of 15 seconds, I can move the slider on the timeline to like 8 seconds or whatever.

Countdown Timer
I can also do a countdown when the video actually starts. I can do 3 seconds, 10 seconds, 20 seconds, and I just tap start to start recording the video.

If I tap filters, then I can do normal, and I’ve got all these different filters I can use to change the appearance of my video. When you’re finished with the filter that you want to use, you just tap done. I can also do align, so if I tap align, then I just align it.

After you’re finished with your Shorts video, tap the check icon. Now, I can add music, so tap music, and I can browse all the different songs. I can choose my favorites. Also, I can search for a particular song. I get all these different genres, I’ve got hip hop, dance, electronic, pop, R&B & soul, indie & alternative, et cetera. These are all copyright-free songs. Just to look at me, I can also do tap adjust, then I can adjust the audio.

Just keep in mind, you can only use up to 15 seconds of the audio from the audio library on YouTube. I can just drag to where the music starts. I can also adjust the volume by moving the slider here.

I can also add text, so I tap text, then I can add some text to my video. I can also align the text, make it a heavy, marker, brush, typewriter, got all these different fonts.

If I tap timeline, then I can trim the timeline how I want my video to appear.

I can also do filters. I’ve got normal, and all these different filters here. After you’re finished, you can just tap done, and then you just tap next. It says by uploading, you agree to use the YouTube Music for this and all future uploads as for personal commercial use only.

Title and Visibility
Then I can add a title, I can choose unlisted, public, or private, so I’m going to leave it unlisted or I can schedule it as well so I got that visibility settings. You’ve got, no, it’s not made for kids or yes, it’s made for kids. Just tap upload to upload YouTube Shorts.

That’s all there is to it.

I’m going to add a title, call this test, and tap upload. It says uploading to your videos. See the video, it says uploading, processing 95%. Okay, it’s finished processing. Just tap on the video.

Now, I can see the video. I can like it, dislike it, check the comments, share it.

Where will YouTube Shorts appear?
They’ll appear on the Short Shelf when you scroll down on the YouTube app. They’ll also appear when you tap the Shorts icon at the bottom of the screen on the YouTube app. If you’ve added a Shorts section to your YouTube channel homepage, then they’ll show up on your channel page.

Do your viewers get notified for every Shorts that you upload?
YouTube doesn’t notify viewers every time you upload a YouTube Shorts to your YouTube channel. If they clicked on the bell notification icon, they won’t necessarily receive a notification about YouTube Shorts.

Keep in mind that your Shorts notifications don’t count towards your daily bell notification limits.

What if you don’t have the Shorts creation tool when you open up the YouTube app?
This is probably because you’re in a country where Shorts haven’t been enabled on the YouTube app. You can still create a Shorts video using your phone or your computer, just make sure it’s in a vertical 9 by 16 format, and it’s under 60 seconds long.

You also want to add the hashtag Shorts in the title or description of your Shorts video.

Watch this video for step-by-step instructions on how to upload a YouTube Shorts video from your computer.

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How To Edit GoPro Videos On Quik App (FAST & EASY) No Computer Needed

If you’re traveling and just have a GoPro camera and a phone, you can make awesome little action videos and upload them directly to social media. No computer is needed.

In the video below, you’ll learn how to quickly and easily edit GoPro videos on the fly just using the GoPro Quik App on your phone. View the videos filmed with my GoPro Hero 9 camera and edited with the GoPro Quik app


Here are the requirements to use the GoPro Quik app to edit GoPro videos.

Go to the App Store or Google Play Store to download the GoPro Quik app. It says, “Get the most out of your photos and videos no matter what phone or camera you captured them with.” As you can see, I’ve installed the GoPro Quik app already. Immediately, you can see all the videos that I’ve already created using the GoPro Quik app. Make sure we pair the app with your GoPro camera. You can control the GoPro camera using the GoPro Quik app. Click Control Your GoPro. Now it’s connecting. It says, “GoPro wants to join the Wi-Fi network.” Tap Join, and now I can see a preview of myself on screen.

This means you can film yourself without holding the GoPro camera and operate the camera with a Quik app on your phone from far away. I tap View Media. I can see all the media that I’ve taken with my GoPro camera. I can also manage auto uploads. So I tap Manage Auto Upload. Auto upload is on. That means whenever I connect my GoPro to the Wi-Fi network, then all the video footage is automatically downloaded to the GoPro app.

If you get the yearly subscription from GoPro, you’ll be able to get unlimited cloud storage for all your files so you can back up from the app, the camera, or the web. You’ll also be able to unlock the premium editing tools from the Quik Pik app. Get up to 50% off mounts, mods, protection, backpacks, et cetera, and no-questions-asked camera replacement.


I tap the icon at the bottom right that I can see the videos that I’ve already uploaded to the Quik Pik app. You can see all the different dates of the different footage. I can also upload more video footage just from my phone. If I tap Phone, then I can select video footage from my phone. If I tap Edits, then I can edit the current videos that I’ve created using the GoPro Quik app. I’m going to tap on View Media.

Here’s all the video footage that I’ve taken with my GoPro video camera. If I want to download any of this video footage, I just select the icon on the top right, select the videos that I wish to download, do these three, then tap the arrow at the bottom. It says, “Some files have already been downloaded.” So I tap Continue. Tap Got It. Now my video is being downloaded to the QuikPick app that’s stored in the cloud so then I can create my video with these video clips.

While these clips are being downloaded, just keep in mind to make these video clips when you’re shooting the videos, very short so they’re easy and quick to download. The more clips that you shoot with your GoPro camera, it will take longer to download all those clips. I’ve downloaded all the clips, and I tap View Media. Here you can see the three clips that have been downloaded. In this app, you can see all the videos that have already downloaded.

I can also add more videos like from my phone if I tap the Phone. Then I can upload videos in my camera library. Now if I tap Edits, then I can edit the videos that I’ve already created. If I want to edit in these video clips before I create the actual video, I can just tap the video, tap the pencil icon, and I can clip the clip, I can frame it. I could do fit, horizon. I could rotate it. I could flip it, flip it the other way. I can do filters. I’ve got style. All the different filters I can add to the clip.

If I want to speed up the clip, I just tap Speed. Then it says, “Tap blue button to start,” and drag timeline to create a section. I can do one time, two times, four times, even six times. Tap the X. I tap Adjust. I can do auto. I can do exposure, contrast, vibrance, temperature, shadows, and highlights. You’ve got quite a few tools to edit a particular video clip. That’s the editing feature. If I go back, if I tap the Save Frame, I can save a frame. If I tap the next icon, then I can choose different transitions. I can choose different themes.

I can also choose different music. So I tap the music; summer, epic, night, all these different ones. Tap the next icon. Then I can choose different highlights and I play it. Then I can just tap the highlight and create highlights for that particular video. This will highlight different stages of the video. If I don’t want to use this video clip, I can just tap the trash icon.

If want to save this video to my photo library, just tap the icon on top here and tap Save to Photos, or I could share it with the media.

I can share it on Instagram. I can share it as a story or as a feed sharing to Facebook. You have to link that up to Facebook. I can do it to YouTube. If I tap the three dots, then I can airdrop it. I can share it via messages, mail, et cetera, or I can copy it and share it elsewhere.

Now I’m going to create a video out of these three video clips. Just tap the icon on the top right, then I can choose a date of all the video clips that I took. Tap the box, it automatically checks them. If I uncheck that, I can also just tap the different video clips one, two, three. Then I can go down to the bottom and tap the left icon here. Then tap Create new event, Adding to Mural, one to three items added. Give it a title. This will be Test. Save details. Here’s my video that’s created out of three clips so that can be really fast. If you have 40 video clips, you can just quickly download them on your phone to the cloud, and then quickly create that video within a few minutes.

If I tap the video, then I can do the same as before. I can edit it, add the clips, frame it, add filters, speed it up, slow down, adjust, and also add stickers. If I tap the three dots on the video, I can add the title and date, or I can delete the event. If I want to add more to it, I can just tap the icon at the bottom right. Then I can add more videos from my phone.

If I want to save the photos, just tap the arrow icon at the top, and I can save to my photos or share it on media, and also, I can create a share link.

If I want to edit the video clips on the timeline, tap this icon, and here are all the different video clips. It also has a GoPro logo on the last video clip. If you want to disable that, just tap the GoPro icon, tap Disable, and tap Done. After you’ve edited your video, you can just tap Save. Now it’s saving my video. Now it’s saved. Tap Got It. Here’s my edited video.

If I want to edit it, I can just tap the video, tap the pencil icon again, then I can edit it with clips, frames, filters, speed, adjust, and stickers. If I tap the next icon, I can save a frame.

If I tap the timeline icon, then I’ve got all the clips of the video there. I just select the clip, and I can trim the clip. I can highlight. So as the video plays, I can just tap the different highlights, or I want GoPro to highlight a particular scene in the video. When that’s done, just tap the check icon. I got frames so I can frame it. I got fit, horizon. I can rotate it, flip it, flip it a different way, then I can go reset.

Then I’ve got the different filters as I showed you previously. I can also adjust the speed. I can also adjust the volume. I can mute, mix, boost. Then I can also add text. Just tap Text, then add some text. I can also adjust it. Tap Adjust. I’ve got auto adjust, exposure, contrast, vibrance, temperature control, shadows, highlights. Once you check one of these, just tap the checkmark. Once you’ve done everything, just tap Done.

Once you’ve made your edits, you just want to tap Save to resave the video that you’ve altered. Tap Save. Now we’re resaving my video.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when editing your GoPro video clips using the Quik app.

  • Shoot short clips so they don’t take so long to download.
  • Shoot in high definition like 4K or 5K so the video footage looks really good when uploaded to YouTube or Instagram.
  • Choose music that fits the story of your video.

The Quik Pik app allows you to import photos and videos from your phone, GoPro, or any other camera, automatically highlight video clips in seconds, take control with powerful, simple editing tools such as auto-syncing edits to the music, choose from dozens of filters, trimming, color, crop, changing video speed with just a tap, use your phone as a remote control for your GoPro camera, plus transfer shots wirelessly to your phone for easy sharing.

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Discover How To Use GoPro Mounts To Film Awesome Action Shots, view this video

How To Use GoPro Mounts To Film Awesome Action Shots With Your GoPro Camera

I’m going to show you how to use five different GoPro mounts so you can film super steady action footage while you’re biking, hiking, running, or skiing.

Waterproof Action Camera with Front LCD and Touch Rear Screens, 5K Ultra HD Video, 20MP Photos, 1080p Live Streaming, Webcam, Awesome Stabilization

Magnetic Swivel Clip

The beauty of the GoPro Hero 9 Action Camera is its small form, ruggedness, and ability to mount almost anywhere. You can take it with you anywhere because it fits right in your pocket, and you can edit the footage with the GoPro quick app on your phone. I attach the magnetic swivel clip to my backpack strap to shoot footage while I’m biking.

It films great footage of the scenery that’s right in front of you while you got your hands on the handlebars.

I sometimes attach it to my handlebars, so I get a different view of what’s in front of me, instead of clipping it to my backpack strap. It also has a built-in magnet so you can stick it to metal objects, such as poles, appliances, gym equipment, et cetera. You can also clip it to a tree branch to shoot steady video footage. The 360 swivel allows you to turn the camera around to get the perfect shot. When I skied this past winter, I attached the clip to a ski pole and got some great shots skiing down the mountain.

I also tried attaching the clip to my ski boot so I got some great shots closer to the snow.

The clip also makes a great kickstand for selfies, group photos, and time-lapse creations. It’s a great replacement for a small tripod if you don’t have one handy.

Alternatively, if you have a tripod like this switch pod, you can get an attachment like this, and screw it to the top of the switch pod, like so. Then you take your GoPro camera and attach it to that attachment, take the screw, and then put it through the hole, like so. Screw it in like that. Now you have the GoPro attached to the switch pod.

Head Strap

When the GoPro is attached to a head strap, it gives you a bird’s eye view of the road ahead of you. I often strapped it to my head, and place my cap on top of my head. You also have the ability to capture scenery on the left and the right, just by turning your head. If you want to quickly capture that stream or river that you’re passing by on your left or your right, you can simply turn your head and shoot the footage while you’re biking. The head strap fits all different head sizes. You can strap it directly to your head, or even extend it and strap it to your helmet.

Chesty (chest mount)

The chest mount or Chesty allows you to capture hands-free shots from your chest. The beauty of the Chesty is that you can adjust it to fit all different body types and even place it over heavy winter jackets. You simply strap it over your chest, clip it in place, like so, and then attach your GoPro. You can also change the angles, like front and back. You can also swivel it, like so.

I use it a lot when I shoot GoPro footage film for my bike. I don’t want to wear a sweaty head strap. Here’s some video footage film from my bike while I was using the Chesty.

The Handler (Floating Hand Grip)

The handler is great for vlogging. You can just hold that out in front of you, and tip the camera forward towards you at an angle. You’ve also got the wrist strap so you won’t lose it. I use it a lot because it has a comfortable, non-slip handle for a secure grip. If you want to, you can even hold the grip in your mouth if you want to free your hands, like so. For example, you might want to use both hands to pedal out to catch a wave when you’re surfing.

If you drop it on the water, then the orange top stays up on top of the water so it’s easy to see. Here’s some footage I filmed while I was swimming with my waterproof GoPro. You also have a quick release base so it’s easy to switch between mounts.

Extension Pole (Selfie Stick)

If you want to take your GoPro to new heights, get a three-foot extension pole that brings you closer to the action. I often use it when I’m running or hiking so you get a larger view of a scenery that surrounds me.

If I fully extend the pole, I can get a shot of the tree line as if I was using a drone for filming.

I also use it for filming myself while skiing so I get more of myself in the shot.

I highly recommend getting the Smatree telescopic selfie stick with tripod stand. It allows you to make quick length adjustments from 11 inches to 36 inches, so you can extend the pole and use the tripod to take selfies while you’re out and about. It’s not only compatible for the GoPro Action Camera, but also for the DJI Osmo Action Camera, compact cameras, and cell phones.

It enables you to get a 360 view of what’s going on around you. I’ll place a link to it in the description below this video. The beauty of using these mounts with your GoPro is that you can shoot video footage anywhere, any time, in any conditions.

If you want to learn how to shoot cinematic video footage using your GoPro Hero 9 Action Camera, watch this video You’ll discover 7 ways to shoot cinematic video footage with your GoPro camera.

GOPRO MOUNTS Magnetic Swivel Clip
The Handler (Floating Hand Grip)
GoPro Head Strap with QuickClip
Chesty (Chest Mount) 4 Smatree
SmatreeTelescoping Selfie Stick with Tripod Stand (extendible from 11.8 to 36.6 inches)
MAX Grip + Tripod (Extendable from 9 to 22in)
Switchpod DSLR/Smartphone Handheld Stabilized Tripod Aluminum Ball Head
GoPro Suction Cup Mount (Attach GoPro to cars, boats, motorcycles and more)

How To Shoot Cinematic Video With GoPro Hero 9 While Traveling (no computer needed)

Imagine travelling over 3,000 miles in two weeks while on vacation using a GoPro Hero 9 video camera to shoot a cinematic video footage.

Wouldn’t that be sweet?

In the video below, you’ll learn the 5 ways I filmed cinematic action footage while hiking the Smoky Mountains and other parks just using my GoPro Hero 9 Camera.

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7 Ways To Film Cinematic Action Footage With The GoPro Hero 9

  1. Pan forward.
    I simply hold the camera like this, push the button on top, and move forward towards the object that I’m filming.
  2. Pan backwards.
    I simply hold the camera like this, push the button, and then move backwards.
  3. Spin shot.
    I simply hold the camera like this, then spin the camera around as I’m filming the canopy of trees above me.
  4. Crane shot.
    I simply hold the camera like this, push the button, and then film going up the tree, and then down the tree.
    You can also incorporate an angle shot while you’re filming. You’re holding the camera like this, and as you’re going down the tree, you can move it backwards and around like so.

    If you’re filming something far away, it’s good to have something in the foreground so you can get that cinematic motion effect. For example, here, I am filming a log with my GoPro.
  5. TimeWarp
    You can also use the TimeWarp feature to speed up your filming. Just setup the TimeWarp and then press the button on top.

    If you want to slow down your TimeWarp to slow motion, just push the side button. Now, you can see it’s at half-speed, and so everything that you film will be in slow motion. When you want to change it back to high speed, just push the side button again. To stop, just push the button on top. The TimeWap feature comes in really handy if you’re hiking a trail or biking along a bike path. Just hit the side button if you want to slow it down into half speed.
  6. Film Underwater
    The GoPro enables you to film cinematic footage while underwater or just above the water.

    Here are the settings for filming my 4K video. It’s 4K at 24 frames per second. The lens is wide. I use the boost mode and the HyperSmooth to get smooth footage.
  7. Edit Video Footage With GoPro App
    Another great benefit of the GoPro Hero 9 is that you can use the GoPro Quik app on your phone to edit the video footage. All you have to do is download and install the GoPro Quik app from the Apple Store or Google Play Store and then you can control your video camera.

    You can also use the GoPro Quik app to edit your video footage, and quickly and easily make a video slideshow. This saves you a ton of time because you don’t have to be at your computer and you don’t have to lug around a big camera.

All you need to record cinematic video footage while you’re traveling,
is your GoPro Hero 9 and your phone.

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How To Protect Your YouTube Channel From Hackers

Imagine a hacker stealing your videos, impersonating your channel, or holding you hostage because you downloaded some ransomware.

Wait, is this really a problem that I might have to deal with?

There are more than 23,000 ransomware incidents in the US last year. 7,000 involved home users, and 16,000 involved private sector companies and public organizations.

For example, the Colonial Oil Pipeline recently paid $5 million to a group of hackers that shut down the pipeline. As a result, long lines of cars were hoarding gas at gas stations because 80% of the gas stations were closed down. The pipeline carries 45% of the nation’s oil on the East Coast of the United States.

Will private citizens be next?

In the video below, you’ll learn how to protect your YouTube channel from hackers, so you won’t lose your channel, subscribers, and revenue.

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How do hackers fool you?

Phishing is when someone disguises themselves as a trustworthy person and takes your personal information. This could be a financial data, social security number, or credit card numbers. The hacker may pretend to be institutions, family members, colleagues, by using emails, text messages, or web pages. Keep in mind that YouTube will never ask for your password, email address or other account information.

Don’t be fooled if someone contacts you pretending to be from YouTube.

Here’s how to protect yourself from suspicious messages and content.

  • Don’t reply to suspicious emails, texts, instant messages, web pages, phone calls that ask for personal information. Avoid clicking on the links that appear in emails, messages, web pages that come from untrustworthy website. YouTube emails only come from or addresses.
  • Avoid suspicious web pages.
    Google Chrome and Google Search show this warning sign on suspicious web pages, “Deceptive site ahead“. Attackers on may trick you into doing something dangerous, like installing software or revealing your personal information.”
  • Report spam or phishing attempts.
    To protect yourself against phishing or ransomware attacks, never enter your password on any page except If you find any videos on YouTube that might be spam or phishing, flag them for review by the YouTube team.

Here are some things you can do to secure your YouTube account.

  • Use a unique password for your YouTube account, and don’t use the same password for any other sites that you log into.
  • Avoid using personal information or common words or letters like 1, 2, 3, your birthday, or your home address.
  • Avoid using a password manager that comes with your browser. Instead, use a password manager like LastPass to store all your unique passwords for different websites on the net.
  • Never give out your passwords. YouTube will never ask for a password in an email, message, or phone call. They also will never send a form that asks you for personal information.
  • Don’t use the same email address for business inquiries on your About page as the one that you sign up for your Google account. Instead, use a different email address for business inquiries than the one that you sign up for your Google account.
  • Do a regular security checkup. When you make your Google and YouTube account secure, it’ll block anyone from using your account without your permission. You also get an alert when there’s suspicious activity on your account. You’ll also be able to recover your account if you ever get locked out.
  • Turn on two-step verification. Enabling two-step verification for your account prevents hackers from getting into your account, even if they steal your password. When you enable two-step verification, you’ll need a password and verification code every time you sign into your Google account. The password and verification code will be sent to your phone, which adds another layer of security. Even if someone guesses your password, it won’t be enough to sign into your account. Just go to this page to set up two-step verification for your Google account.

  • Update your software and backup your account. If your browser, operating system, or apps are out of date, it might be open to hackers. Therefore, make sure your software is updated, and back up your account regularly. For example, I keep backup copies of all my most recent videos on the external hard drive. I highly recommend you do the same.
  • Set and check permissions on your channel. If you set up a brand account for YouTube channel and get someone else to manage your account without giving them access to your Google account, you can assign them to be a manager, an editor or just a viewer.
  • Report YouTube impersonators. As you can see from this image, someone is impersonating my channel. They’ve used the same channel name and same title and thumbnails as my videos. This is strictly against YouTube’s policies, and you need to report it right away. If you feel that your channel or another channel is being impersonated, you can report the channel.
  • Remove or report spam comments. Have you ever experienced someone spamming your comments or putting a link in the comments to their website or their YouTube channel? If you have, you can remove or report spam comments by clicking on the three dots next to the comment. You can remove the comment, report the comment, or hide the user from the channel.

Another big problem that can reduce the revenue you make from YouTube channel, is demonetization of YouTube videos. Watch this video to learn, “How to avoid demonetization of YouTube videos“, so you can keep more of your ad revenue.

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