New Features for Official Artist Channels: Artist Center

If you have an Official Artist Channel on YouTube, there are some cool new features available in your Creator Studio. These features are part of a brand new section in your account called Artist Center and include the ability to submit press kit materials, monitor sales of concert ticket via links on YouTube, and more. Continue reading for more details.

NextUp 2018: Contest For YouTube Creators

YouTube is offering 5 new NextUp camps in 2018, which you can attend by applying and entering the NextUp contest to win. Continue reading for the full details on the camps and how to apply.

3 New Ways To Earn Money On YouTube

Last week, YouTube introduced three new ways creators can earn money and market themselves on the platform. These new monetization features are: Channel Memberships, Merchandise, and Premieres. Continue reading to find out more details on this major announcement from YouTube.

Featured Content Discontinued On YouTube

As of December 14, 2017, the ability to feature a video or playlist on all uploads of a YouTube channel has been disabled. Continue reading for the full details on this update to Featured Content.

How To Get YouTube To Promote Your Videos

One of the most effective ways to increase your video view count is to have YouTube recommend your videos and promote them on their platform. There are several places on YouTube where your video can be recommended to people that weren’t looking for it, but how does YouTube choose which videos to promote?

An Overview of YouTube Director

YouTube recently launched a suite of video products called YouTube Director. While it is directed towards small businesses, it offers a great tool to content creators to make your channel trailer and generally advertise your channel as a business. The suite includes three video ad creation products, all of which we will cover below.

An Introduction To Dailymotion

Today we are looking at one of the biggest video sharing platforms in the world, Dailymotion. With 3.5 billion monthly views (1.5B in EU/Middle East/Africa, 1.4B in Asia, 600MM in NA), it’s the 3rd largest video platform behind Google/YouTube and Facebook (above Hulu & Netflix). 15% of that audience being exclusive to Dailymotion (i.e. not on YouTube).

YouCollab: A New Platform For Video Collaboration

When trying to build your YouTube subscriber base, one of the most effective things you can do is collaborate with other YouTube channels. It’s a proven way to gain new followers and is a frequently recommended strategy by YouTube itself, yet YouTube has not provided any tools that are designed to help you find collaborators.

YouTube Creator Content Lab

How would you like to attend a free seminar at one of YouTube’s fancy Creator Spaces, which feature full production facilities and equipment? Now you have a chance to attend a half-day workshop at one of many locations across the world.

Best Times To Post On Social Media

Posting on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media site too frequently (or infrequently) can alienate your target audience, leaving your posts unseen or ignored by your followers.  To increase shares, clicks, and general engagement, it is important to understand when your audience is active on social media.  The simplest way to think about the best time to post is to analyze when people are bored or tired at work or school.