YouTube recently started allowing channel owners to pin comments to the top of their YouTube video comments. Being able to determine the first comment your viewers see is a great way to prompt viewers to check out related videos on your channel, visit your website, let viewers know their thoughts on the video they just watched, subscribe to your channel and more. Continue reading for instructions on pinning comments and their benefits.
Last week, YouTube announced new improvements to YouTube Live on both mobile and desktop. They’ve added real-time interaction, new tools for live chat moderation, and improved the ability to stream live directly from apps on the iPhone and iPad. Continue reading for the full details on these updates.
You may have recently noticed a few changes to the way YouTube looks and feels. This week, YouTube has introduced a new design and new features for their mobile app, as well as a new desktop design. Continue reading for the full detail on YouTube’s updates.
Back in March a large number of advertisers withdrew their advertising budgets away from YouTube, causing a major decline in revenue for YouTube channels. In response, YouTube published new content guidelines as well as additional criteria for advertiser-friendly content to help video creators understand which videos will not be fully monetized on YouTube. As a result, many channels have continued to earn drastically lower payouts due to their videos being classified as not suitable for advertisers. To make matters worse, in most cases channels were not notified that their videos were no longer deemed safe for advertising so there was no way of knowing exactly what caused this loss in revenue. Finally YouTube is working on a solution for the effected channels. Continue reading for the full details on YouTube’s upcoming plan.
Converting your followers from Facebook to subscribers on YouTube is key in growing your audience on YouTube. Installing a YouTube tab on your Facebook page will expose your Facebook fans to the content on your YouTube channel and give them the opportunity to subscribe to your channel right from Facebook. Read below for more info on the YouTube tab for Facebook, and how to install it on your page.
YouTube has recently updated their advertiser-friendly guidelines in response to the advertiser issues we first reported back in March. These updates provide more detail and clarity on what specific content advertisers will want to run ads against, and what content is too offensive. Continue reading for the full details.
YouTube has a feature called Restricted Mode, which allows people to view YouTube with a restricted filter that blocks access to more mature content. This filter is mostly used by schools and libraries, but anyone can access this feature so it’s important for creators to understand what types of content gets filtered out of restricted mode. It’s also very possible that these guidelines will impact how YouTube decides how advertiser-safe your video content is, so we encourage you to take note of the criteria YouTube uses to filter videos. Continue reading to see the full guidelines of Restricted Mode.
We recently attended an online course with YouTube that covered best practices for mobile live streaming via the YouTube mobile app. We also got some insight into exactly how top creators are using mobile live streaming on YouTube and some of the results those creators are seeing. Continue reading to get the full breakdown of this course.
On Wednesday April 19th, Quarterlab will be participating in a panel discussion at Canadian Music Week (CMW). The topic of the panel focuses on creating an online video presence, and it includes some very talented speakers. Read below for the full details, and let us know if you will be attending CMW.
Major companies like AT&T, Verizon, and Johnson & Johnson have halted ad spending on YouTube in response to a growing concern that ads are being placed on videos with offensive content. This is putting extra pressure on YouTube/Google to make changes to the way ads are delivered on the platform. Read more below to find out what this means for you and your videos on YouTube.