Ok, so hopefully you’ve gone thru the exercise of changing your “Default YouTube Channel Name” already. However, there is still work to be done to get your YouTube channel further customized. In this exercise, I will be changing our “YouTube Channel Display Name“.
1- Go to your new YouTube channel at https://www.YouTube.com/
To change this you’ll have to disconnect your Youtube channel “from” your Google+ account first!
2- Click your NAME in the upper right hand corner (see screen shot) and the following menus will pop down Continue reading How to Change Your Default YouTube Channel Display Name? →
As YouTube evolves its interface and makes changes to the structure, I have found that a few of the more apparent aspects are not always “that” clear to new users (or existing users for that matter).
When you sign up for a Google account you are automatically given the option to have your own YouTube channel.
The first thing I usually change is the “YouTube Channel Name” to something more appropriate for display. This is that long random string of numbers and letters that comes after the URL: (per example) Continue reading How to Change Your Default YouTube Channel Name? →
Welcome back, I’ve got a few tips on how the big boys make the best of their Youtube videos by providing plenty of SEO opportunities to each video. While the YouTube front is always changing, there are some basic areas that you can provide a pretty good round of SEO to each video to provide avenues for more traffic to your hub site.
Youtube has been listed as the second largest search engine. Which means you can potentially get more traffic from Youtube than Bing / Yahoo!
To start off, there is no better way to drive this idea home than YouTube’s own advice!
Check out the image from Youtube’s suggestion. If this isn’t a hint, I don’t know what is!
A great followup piece of advice also comes form Youtube’s advice on thumbnails! Continue reading SEO your YouTube! 2013 – The Complete Guide →
This latest tip is actually a cool “little known” SEO tip for getting the maximum value out of your Youtube clips. The “Captions” feature was added in 2009 to allow for captions to be added or translated to other languages. Though what you probably didn’t know is that this feature has also been updated to use its captions as part of Google’s and YouTube’s indexing! Now I’m sure you realize the advantage to that, however there is a process you need to spend a little bit of time to get this squared away. The takeaway is that all your audio words “could” help your indexing and SEO value. This might not be good for all, however it is especially good for marketing videos or tutorial clips.
First off you need to let the video create “Captions” on its own.
1- Click the Captions button located on the bottom of your clip, make sure that is says “Captions are on” Continue reading Youtube: SEO Tip – Using Captions to Gain Indexing! →
There are few tutorials on the web, that give more detailed info on using software to prep HD video.
If you know how to use a video program such as “Premiere“, “AfterEffects” or “Final Cut Pro“, your really going to need the proper settings that are recognized by the social media sites.
In simple form, the output video should be:
– 1920 x 1080
– H.264 (codec compression)
– Audio 44 (AAC)
– size kept under 1 GB
Once you have this file formatted in this output, as you upload to YouTube of Face book, the site uploader will recognize your file as HD.
Usually this is also indicated by the pull downs on the video that show different sizes to play it by.
In YouTube….the 4 arrow icon should now default to HD on play (full screen)
In Face book…it has a similar operation but in essence it will automatically add that little [HD] symbol Continue reading Prepping HD Video (High Definition) for Facebook and Youtube: →