YouTube has just announced a new important feature that will help you promote your videos, merchandise, product sales, fundraising projects, and more. The feature is called YouTube cards, and they function similar to annotations. However, the most important difference between cards and annotations is that annotations do not appear on mobile devices.
If you are attending SXSW this year, make sure to go check out the panel on YouTube strategy on Wednesday, March 18th at the Austin Convention Center. Quarterlab’s Gray Gannaway will be joining official representatives from YouTube, The Orchard, and Relapse Records to discuss tips and tactics for maximizing video revenue and marketing efforts on YouTube.
Almost anytime you post a very popular video, you may notice that the view count gets stuck at “301” or “301+” shortly after you release the video. The view count may continue to display that for hours or even a couple of days, which can leave you wondering what’s going on and how many views you’re actually getting.
You may have already noticed that YouTube recently started revealing “real-time” analytics for your newest videos, but if not just log into your YT account and click the below link to see real-time data on your view counts:
If you’re a musician, you should be releasing your new (and older) music on your YouTube channel. We work with several of our channels to help them figure out the best way to use their older music to keep fans interested while they’re working on their next big project. We can also help you use your channel’s older and more popular videos to bring more promotion to anything you’re working on over the next few months.