YouTube rolled out its Stories feature just over a year ago, and since then has been expanding the feature and introducing a number of new updates. This is a critical feature that is often overlooked, but has massive potential to help you grow your presence on YouTube. The company recently announced that channels can grow up to 8.5% faster simply by using Stories on a regular basis, and YouTube is now providing new interactive ways to help you showcase your most impactful videos through Stories. Below we’ll give you a basic overview of YouTube Stories along with some important new updates, as well as general best practices on using the feature to reach a wider audience.
YouTube has announced a new requirement to designate each video uploaded to YouTube as “Made for Kids” or “Not Made for Kids”. This is an important update that will impact every YouTube channel. Continue reading for the full details.
YouTube recently announced a partnership with Merchbar, which will make it easier for artists to sell merchandise directly to fans on YouTube. This integration will allow artists with an Official Artist Channel to sell their official merchandise and vinyl alongside their YouTube videos. Read more for the full details.
In an effort to continue improving its music discovery, YouTube is rolling out three new playlists on their YouTube Music app. These playlists are focused on personalized mixes of new music based on machine learning and user listening history. The new playlists are: Discover Mix, New Release Mix and Your Mix. Continue reading for more details.
Facebook recently announced a handful of new video tools and updates, focused on live streaming, Facebook’s Watch Party and Creator Studio, as well as an option to schedule content on Instagram and IGTV. Continue reading for the full details.
Many video creators have experienced the frustration that results from having your videos disabled for monetization, and it can be difficult to determine exactly what caused your video to lose money. Now YouTube is providing more specific information on what can prevent your videos from earning as much revenue as possible.
If you need to make any last minute edits to your YouTube video, YouTube has a video editor feature that allows you to make some basic edits to your videos after it is already uploaded. Continue reading for more details.
Receiving a copyright strike on your YouTube channel can be a scary occurrence, and depending on your previous activity it may result in you losing access to critical features on your channel. However, if you do receive a copyright strike there are a few measures you can take to try and remove the strike from your channel. Continue reading our blog for the full details.
Getting the word out about your new content has become increasingly challenging in this digital age. While the proliferation of social media has made it easier to blast your message out into the world, cutting through the noise can be extremely difficult in an era where everyone has something to promote and attention spans keep getting shorter. To that end, Quarterlab is excited to offer multi-platform marketing and advertising services to help you stand out from the crowd and reach new fans on leading platforms like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Google Search, and Google Display Network.
Having captivating thumbnails is one of the most critical elements to your YouTube videos, but the custom thumbnail uploader is one of the most overlooked and underused features on YouTube. Think of custom thumbnails as the official movie posters for your videos. We’ve put together some best practices to help you create compelling thumbnails that will entice viewers to watch your content.