YouTube Channel Settings You Need To Know
Today I’m going to share with you four YouTube settings that all YouTubers need to know about because they can affect the views that you’re getting, they can affect the engagement on your channel, they can even help with your workflow.
So inside of YouTube there’s a bunch of settings that a lot of people don’t take the time to explore that are really important to you as a content creator.
What I’m going to do in this post is take you through some of those settings and I’m going to show you some things that are really important that you need to know about.
YouTube Advanced Settings
To get to that, you just go to youtube.com/advanced_settings. This particular area is where you add your channel keywords which basically gives YouTube an overview of what your channel’s about. So, you definitely want to fill that in.
Another thing that is extremely important on this page is if you look where the channel recommendations are, there’s a little radio button that you want to make sure that’s checked that says allow my channel to appear in other channels’ recommendations.
The reason that this is important is because if you do not have this checked, then YouTube is not going to show your videos next to other videos on the platform, so it’s really important to make sure that you have this checked.
Another thing that’s really cool on this page if you scroll down is your Google Analytics ID. It’s where you actually put your ID to connect your YouTube channel to your Google Analytics.
The cool thing about that is it’ll give you some great information to what is going on on your channel. For example, it’s going to show you the times that people are most active on your channel, how long you retain people over time, user flow and so on, which is really cool.
This one is a humongous time saver. Basically with the upload defaults, it allows you to set all of your settings for every time that you upload a video so that you don’t have to fill in everything all the time.
So for this, you can actually put together a description template that you can add in there and then that way every single time that you upload a video to YouTube, you’ve got all of this stuff already in there.
You’ve got links to playlists, you’ve got your auto subscribe link, you’ve got your social media stuff so that you don’t have to keep it in a notepad and find that every time. It’s in there when you upload a video.
As a whole, this page just by itself can massively speed up your workflow if you use it properly. Another setting that’s really important is on that same upload defaults page, and on all of your video pages, you have a licensing option when you upload your videos.
Basically you have a standard option and you have a creative commons option. The difference between the two is this.
If you have the standard option selected, basically you’re just saying hey YouTube has the right to show this video to people on the platform, but you’re not allowing anybody else to use that video for other purposes.
However, if you have the creative commons option checked, then other people can reuse that video. You still own the rights to that video, but other people can use that video in their video as long as they follow the license terms.
So, unless you want other people to be able to use your stuff, don’t use that option because you can actually even search on YouTube by the licensing so that you can find other videos to use.
I can’t wait to see the comments on that one for anybody that didn’t know what that was and didn’t know that they were giving permission for other people to use their content.
You’ll see the little subscribe button that’s down there and that little subscribe button is added on the branding page. It allows you to add a branding watermark to your videos where you can add a logo or you can add something like the subscribe button.
You can turn that spot into an additional place that is a call to action for people to subscribe and I recommend you take advantage of this space.
Now inside of the community settings there’s actually a couple of things that I want to bring your attention to here. One of those being that you can add moderators, but you can also see all of the people that you’ve banned in this area as well.
So let’s say that during your livestream, you happened to ban somebody on accident. This is the area that you go to in order to un-ban that person.
On this page, you can also add to your blocked words list and what that is is basically a list of words to where if anybody says them in a comment or they say them in a livestream, YouTube is going to hold those comments or the livestream comments for review.
Which basically means that you’re only going to see them if you go try to see them and that the people that are watching your videos that are participating in the livestreams, they’re not even going to show up for them.
So if you have things that you don’t want people to say in your comments section then you can just simply add those words or phrases to your blocked words list, and then boom, YouTube is pretty good about filtering those out for you.
YouTube Channel Settings You Need To Know – Conclusion
I hope this post has given you some insight on the YouTube channel settings you need to know that will provide more data on your channel, make your channel more effective and save you time.
It can be overwhelming starting out on YouTube but getting started is the hardest part. Find out what you want your channel to be about and get started. Sure, you’re going to make mistakes along the way but that is part of the learning process that we all go thru.
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