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.

Changes to YouTube’s Community Guidelines Strikes System

Today, YouTube announced some new updates to it’s Community Guidelines strikes system. Their goal is to make the system simpler and more transparent, as well as more consistent with strike penalties.

Autoplay On YouTube’s Mobile App

YouTube announced this week that videos will now autoplay for users on the home page of their mobile app. The videos will autoplay with no sound initially, and YouTube is hoping this will give users a better idea of what videos they want to watch when they first launch the app. Continue reading to find out more about this significant update.

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.

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.

YouTube Giving: Charitable Giving on YouTube

YouTube has announced YouTube Giving, a new suite of tools to encourage more charity on the platform. These new tools include Fundraisers (beta), Community fundraisers (beta), Campaign matching (beta), and Super Chat for Good. Continue reading to find out more about these new features.

New Features for YouTube Music

Google has recently given a preview of some new features coming to YouTube Music over the next several months. The platform has been receiving updates frequently and these new updates are in response to user feedback. Continue reading to find out more about these new features.

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.