YouTube Search Results Not Showing (How To Fix)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Here are 5 ways to see YouTube shorts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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How To Add Chapters To Your YouTube Video Automatically Or Manually

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The third section is removal options and agreements.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Best Time To Upload YouTube Videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best Day/Time To Upload YouTube Videos Using TubeBuddy

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

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

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

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

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

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

Watch this video on how to quickly upload YouTube videos
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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.

Speed
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.

Filters
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.

Music
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.

Text
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.

Timeline
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

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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.

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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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