Entertain your fans for longer on the YouTube apps for Android and iOS
Friday, August 30, 2013
Now it’s easier for your fans to explore your channel on the latest
YouTube apps for Android
When fans get to your channel, you can keep them around longer. With the swipe of a finger, they can keep watching your video at the bottom of the screen while exploring the rest of your channel at the same time.
Your playlists, now available on mobile!
In addition to watching your videos and checking out your channel, fans can also now search for playlists on their phones, giving more life to the investment you made in programming them. With the new “Play All” button, your fans can sit back and watch all of your Season 2, making it easier to watch more wherever they happen to be.
Your videos directly to your fans’ personal YouTube jumbotron
The Cast button on YouTube already lets your fans send YouTube videos from the phone or tablet to a connected TV, like on
and other TVs. To make it easier to choose what to watch next, they’ll see a preview screen when their devices are connected and they select a video, with options to play the video or queue it to watch next.
Remember when you updated your channel to the new
format? Well, here’s where it starts to get cool. This new design puts more focus on your beautiful videos with a cleaner, simpler look and makes it easier for viewers to find more to watch on your channel.
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Level up your skills with the Creator Hub
Thursday, August 15, 2013
In the fast-paced world of YouTube, it can be challenging to keep up with all of the latest creator resources available to you. To make life a bit easier, we just redesigned the
to help you find the resources you need to help create better content, build bigger fan bases, and turn your creativity into a career.
We’ve also launched our newest version of the
as part of the redesigned Creator Hub. Here are a few highlights from the new Playbook:
: Want to host a Live event but not sure about the best way to do it? In this new section, you can find tips and strategies to implement before, during and after a Live event.
: Ever wondered how you can use YouTube Analytics to build a large and loyal audience? Or, maybe you'd like to understand how you can use the data to increase audience engagement? We’ve given the
section a facelift to make data a little bit less intimidating for you.
: Extend your channel’s reach and engage with your audience in new ways on Google+. Learn about the benefits of linking your channel to Google+, and take advantage of new features.
: In this section, you can find tips and strategies to pay to promote your videos and channel using AdWords for video.
Build Your Community
: The most successful YouTube creators, without a doubt, spend a lot of time fostering and interacting with their community. How do
build a community from the ground up? Learn about some of the key principles of community-building.
Check out the
and the new
and let us know what you think!
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Summer in the City 2013: See You Soon!
Monday, August 12, 2013
In a short while we’ll be joining thousands of fans to celebrate the YouTube Creator Community at
Summer in the City 2013
held in London on the 17th & 18th August. We’ve had the pleasure of seeing this gathering grow from just 600 in 2011 to more than 7000 tickets already sold for this year.
This year the event is held at
with performances, panels, workshops, Q&A Sessions from so many
. Be sure to visit the YouTube Booth Area where you can meet your favorite star, have a photo clicked with your friends or just relax and enjoy free smoothies!
Don’t forget to check out the YouTube presence there. Here’s what we’re up to.
Join us on Saturday at 6 p.m. to celebrate the incredible things creators have done in the last year and we’ll also talk about what’s upcoming
YouTube Fan Booth:
Come visit our YouTube Space where you can relax or chat with the YouTube Team. You can also snap memories in our amazing photo booth, and take home some awesome YouTube swag!
“6 things you never knew about YouTube” Workshops
: Join us for a variety of workshops where you can hear directly from the YouTube team. Here is a sneak peak:
You Chose! What Makes a Hit Series on YouTube OR The Best Videos You've Never Seen
Designing for What the World is Watching
Every meme starts with a first video
Getting closer to YouTube with Google+
The coolest feature on YouTube that no one knows about
We’re looking forward to seeing you, hearing from you, learning with you (and of course having fun alongside you!) at SITC this year. London, here we come!
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Investing in you: more tools to build your channels
Friday, August 9, 2013
If you’re with us and the thousands of video fans at
, you’ll hear about more ways we’re investing in you on YouTube. We’re here to help you: from promotion to channel management to content optimisation, we have the resources and programs to support you. That’s why more of you with accounts in good standing will be able to use the new features you’ve been asking for: live streaming, custom thumbnails, external annotations and series playlists.
Start live streaming if you have 100+ subscribers:
All channels in good standing with at least a hundred subscribers will be able to
, within the next few weeks. Check your
page for an “Enable” button, and click it if you're interested.
Choose your best thumbnail:
Help your video stand out by using a
. Make sure you only upload images that are representative of what viewers will see, like prominent stills from the video.
Drive traffic to your merch:
Want viewers to buy that new t-shirt you’re wearing in your video? You can now use
to link externally to various online stores and your associated websites.
Programme-related videos for viewers:
Help viewers watch more of your videos by placing them in a series playlist. When you group videos that belong together, we’ll show viewers of your videos the next episode from the series and a link to the whole playlist. Just mark your playlist as a “series” in the playlist settings.
If you want tips on the best ways to use any of these features, learn more from the
YouTube Creator Playbook
The YouTube Team
See more video insights with YouTube Analytics
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
can teach you more about your audience and help you spot trends to improve your channel. As your channels and networks grow, one of the top requests you ask for is to see more of your videos at once in YouTube Analytics. Starting today, you can see your top 200 videos in your video reports, as well as new charts to visualise your channel’s activity. For networks, you can now see the same data for your top 200 channels.
The new multi-line graphs allow you to compare the performance of up to 25 videos, channels or geographies over time in a number of reports. This is great for comparing video views, comparing views in different geographies, where most of your subscribers come from, and more.
With the stacked area view you can see how the data of selected videos, channels or geographies relate to their totals.
Drop us a comment here or in the
YouTube Analytics Google+ community
with more features you’d like to see.
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