Boost your channel’s recognition using new intro videos
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Everyone knows the power of a good introduction. Imagine watching
without its iconic opening sequence. Wouldn’t be the same, would it?
Many of you have asked us for a way to create a distinctive intro for your videos, so you can more easily build a consistent brand that your fans will recognise. Well, game on. Starting today you can automatically add an intro video up to three seconds to the start of every video on your channel.
It only takes three easy steps to set up:
Upload the three-second intro video that you’d like to use on your channel as an unlisted video.
On your channel's
InVideo Programming page
, click "Add a channel branding intro" and select the intro from a list of eligible videos.
Select the videos that you want the intro to appear on. You can choose whether to add it to all of your videos or just the ones that you’ve uploaded after a certain date. You can always remove or change the intro later.
Note that these intros may not be used as ads, sponsorships or product placements. We also don't recommend that this feature is used by channels using their videos as advertisements.
As always, we want to hear how things work out for you. Send us feedback from your
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New playlist reports in YouTube Analytics
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
we tweaked YouTube
to give playlists more love, with new features like the ability for viewers to collect their favourite playlists and access them straight from the Guide.
Whether you create videos with different themes or you curate videos from other creators, keeping your videos organised with playlists helps viewers easily find what they went to your channel for, and can also encourage them to watch more of your videos.
Today, we’re adding a number of reports to
so you can see how your playlists are contributing to your channel’s performance. You’ll be able to see the total number of video views from your playlists, how many times your viewers started watching a playlist, the average time they watched, and more.
You can access data starting from 1 February 2014. Check out channel and network-level stats by searching for a playlist directly or selecting the "Playlists" view.
Find out more in our
and explore the new data today. As always, you can leave feedback on this feature via the “Feedback” link in the left sidebar or drop us a comment in the
YouTube Analytics Google+ community
And if you want to learn more about getting the most from playlists,
take a look at these expert tips
host, Kevin Lieber.
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