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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
YouTube Premieres are a great tool to help drive awareness to priority video releases, as well as engage with your fan base and viewers on YouTube. We recently got some more info from YouTube about Premieres and how to best use them. You can check out some best practices in this blog.
YouTube has recently announced some changes to their manual claim tool and how creators and partners can use this tool. The manual claim tool allows networks like Quarterlab to manually claim user-uploaded videos that use their content. Continue reading for more details on these updates.
YouTube has launched a new feature called YouTube Premieres. The feature lets channels debut a new video live to their fans and anyone on YouTube. Continue reading for the full details on this brand new feature, and also please check out our best practices for Premieres.
Beginning in June, YouTube will expand how Content ID works and begin scanning new content more thoroughly for use of third party content in your videos. This may result in more copyright claims being placed on your videos if you use other people’s copyrighted content in your videos. Continue reading for how this may effect your YouTube channel.