2019 Guide To YouTube Thumbnail Optimization & Best Practices

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.

Best Practices For YouTube Premieres

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.

Changes To How Videos Are Blocked On YouTube

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 Premieres – Debut New Videos Live

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.

Update To YouTube’s Content ID System

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.

More Tips On Appealing Limited Monetization On YouTube

Some channels on YouTube may have videos that get consistently flagged for limited monetization as soon as they are uploaded. If this is happening to you, and your videos adhere to YouTube’s advertiser friendly guidelines and content guidelines, then there are certain steps you can take to appeal these classifications. Continue reading to find out what these steps are and how to take action.

YouTube Announces New Requirements for Monetized Channels

2018 has begun with some big YouTube monetization updates, with changes to its eligibility criteria and ad revenue platform. After numerous monetization issues for creators in 2017, YouTube is focused on creating a more stable and transparent ecosystem in the new year. These new updates center around changes to the YouTube Partner Program (YPP) and changes to Google Preferred. Continue reading for the full details.

Update On YouTube’s Limited Monetization Issues

As many of our readers know, YouTube monetization has been in a difficult state over the past several months. While YouTube has made efforts to restore earnings since the Adpocalypse situation this past March, some channels have continued to see slow growth in their earnings. We’ve been continuing to keep you posted on this issue as YouTube has worked to resolve it, and we now have some more good news. Continue reading for the full details on the update.

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?

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.