YouTube Poll Cards: Increase Fan Engagement On YouTube

If you are looking for more options to interact with viewers of your videos, YouTube has a unique feature called Poll Cards. Poll Cards allow the viewers to partake in multiple-choice polls incorporated right into a video. The card can display at any desired time in the video and results are shown in real time, so we encourage you to try Poll Cards as a great way to increase engagement on your videos.

Exclusive Look At YouTube’s New Creator Studio App Update

Find our first review of YouTube’s Creator Studio App here.

YouTube recently unveiled a new update to their Creator Studio app for smartphones, and they’ve included a ton of useful analytics in the latest version 1.5.12. In many ways, the analytics in the latest version of Creator Studio may be a more useful dashboard than the YouTube Analytics section found in your online dashboard. Let’s take a look at what’s been added:

How Monetization Works On YouTube (Part 2/2)

Read part 1 of this article here.

YouTube creators often wonder why two videos with the same amount of views can earn drastically different amounts of money. In addition to the ad serving process we outlined in part 1 of this article, there are a number of additional factors that affect your ability to earn advertising revenue from your YouTube videos – so we’ve outlined a few of them below.

Making The Most of YouTube Playlists

YouTube Playlists are an important tool because they allow you to organize your videos and, most importantly, turn one view into many views. Playlists help you take control of how your videos are displayed and discovered, letting you choose which content appears prominently alongside your video rather than leaving it up to YouTube. They also give you an easy way to surface and share the content that you want your viewers to check out, including your own videos and videos from other YouTube channels.

YouTube Creator Studio App For Smartphones

One of the coolest (but also most underutilized) tools YouTube provides for its creators is the YouTube Creator Studio smartphone app, available for both iOS and Android. Released just about a year ago, this is where YouTube debuted features like real-time analytics and is a very useful tool for managing videos on-the-fly and engaging in comments on your content.

Debunking Facebook Video Viewcounts

There has been a lot of press in the past few weeks about the prominence of video content on Facebook, and many video creators have been asking whether or not they should be uploading videos directly to Facebook. Many people are finding that their videos on Facebook get much higher view counts than the same video on YouTube when they upload it to both platforms. While Facebook is a very important platform, Facebook views and YouTube views are very different so let’s take a closer look at both.

New YouTube Feature: “Videos In Playlists”

YouTube recently announced a new feature in their analytics section called the “Videos in playlists” report. This report provides information on how many times your videos appear in other people’s playlists on YouTube, such as their “Watch later” list, their “Favorites” list, or a custom playlist they created themselves.

The Importance Of Watch Time & Subscribers

Watch time is one of the most important but misunderstood concepts that affect the health of your YouTube channel and videos. While many video creators focus exclusively on their view counts, YouTube prioritizes watch time (and not view counts) when it’s deciding how favorably to treat your video in search results and featured placements across the YouTube platform.

Views Stuck At 301+

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.

Real-Time Analytics On YouTube

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: