YouTube Channel

9 Things Every YouTube Business Channel Owner Should Know

Lets first understand what YouTube is:

According to Wikipedia YouTube, LLC is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. Three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—created the service in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion; YouTube now operates as one of Google’s subsidiaries. Wikipedia

You allows its users to upload videos, share and comment on other videos, subscribe to other users’ channels and make money by monetizing their videos

Here are some facts about YouTube published by YouTube themselves.


Now for those who already have a YouTube Channel but want an extra edge!

Continue Reading…




Here are the 6 Things Every YouTube Business Channel Owner Should Know


1. How To Use YouTube Thumbnail

YouTube Custom Thumbnail




To Add a Custom Thumbnail to your YouTube Video

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio beta.
  2. From the left menu, select Videos.
  3. Select a video by clicking on its title or thumbnail.
  4. Open the Thumbnail tab.
  5. Under “Custom thumbnail”, drag and drop an image file onto the grey area, or choose Select image file.
  6. Select Save.

Once you’ve added a custom thumbnail, you’ll also see Download  and Delete  options.



2. How To Get a YouTube Custom URL

custom URL for YouTube


  • YouTube Channel that is at least 30 days old and have:
  • 100 or more subscribers
  • an uploaded photo as channel icon
  • and an uploaded channel art

In general, a YouTube channel may only have one (1) custom URL and custom URLs cannot be transferred or assigned to anyone.

Before you start: Keep in mind that you can’t change a custom URL after creation.


To Claim Custom URL For your YouTube Channel

  1. Sign in to YouTube.
  2. Go to your advanced account settings by clicking your icon in the top right > Settings or . Then click Advanced under your account name.
  3. Under “Channel settings,” select the link next to You’re eligible for a custom URL. You’ll only see this link if your channel is eligible.
  4. In the “Get a custom URL” box, you’ll see the custom URL(s) you’ve been approved for. You can’t change the part in the gray box, but you may need to add a few letters or numbers to make the URL unique to you.
  5. Carefully read and understand the “Custom URL Terms of Use” and select the box to agree to them, then click Change URL.
  6. Once a custom URL has been approved, you can’t request to change it, so make sure this is the custom URL you want before clicking Confirm choice.

Once you have a custom URL, your audience can reach your channel by using that custom URL (e.g., youtube.com/yourcustomname, which will take viewers to your channel homepage).


 3. How to Add YouTube Header Links

YouTube Links


  • YouTube Channel that is at least 30 days old and have:
  • an uploaded photo as channel icon
  • and an uploaded channel art


To Add a Link To Your YouTube Header

4. Why YouTube sometimes Removes Views

  1. On a computer, go to your channel and click the About tab. If you’re in the new YouTube layout, click Customize channel.
  2. Hover over the “Links” section, then click edit .
  3. Click the +Add button.
  4. Enter the title and URL of the site you want to link to. …
  5. Click Done.
  6. All Done

4. Why YouTube sometimes Removes Views

YouTube Removing Views

In January 2018 YouTube updated their methods of validating views.

[sociallocker id=”1321″]

One of the most important things about YouTube is its views. Recently (2018) YouTube rolled out an update to improve system accuracy and validation of views across their platform. For now, the below is what we know about how it works:

  • All videos are audited –  This implies that the audits are not aimed at those who might be cheating, though it does catch those who are cheating.
  • Frozen View Count – While YouTube is auditing your video the views might “freeze” (not reflect what you expect),
  • Always Watchful – YouTube is always auditing/re-auditing videos
  • Lower View Count – “Low Quality Views” will be removed from your YouTube video

Low quality views include but are not limited to:

  • visitors who see your video or sections thereof for only a couple of seconds and then leave
  • a large number views coming from one source (IP) in a short period of time
  • any views that you yourself have incurred to watch your own video.

5. How To Join YouTube Partner Program (YPP)

YouTube Partner Program


To Apply to Join YPP

  1. Sign in to YouTube.
  2. In the top right, select your account icon > Creator Studio.
  3. In the left menu, select Channel > Status and features.
  4. Under “Monetization,” click Enable.
  5. Follow the on-screen steps to accept the YouTube Partner Program Terms.

 6. How to use YouTube End-Screen Cards/Annotations

YouTube End-Cards

End screens can be added to the last 5 to 20 seconds of a video. You can use them to promote other videos, encourage viewers to subscribe, and more.


  • YouTube Channel
  • Your video has to be at least 25 seconds long to have an end screen.


  • If your video has annotations, you’ll be prompted to unpublish them before adding an end screen.
  • Other interactive elements, like card teasers and branding watermarks, are suppressed during the end screen.

Elements are the pieces of content that you add to your end screen. Some elements can be expanded or hovered over to provide more information. You can add up to four elements in your end screen for videos with standard 16:9 aspect ratio. Other aspect ratios may have a lower limit.

Elements can feature different types of content:

  • Video or playlist:
    • Feature your most recently uploaded video
    • Allow YouTube to select a video from your channel to best suit the viewer
    • Pick any video or playlist from your channel, public, or unlisted content.
  • Subscribe: Encourage subscriptions to your channel.
  • Approved websites: This feature is only available to members of the YouTube Partner Program. Link to your associated website or to approved merchandise and crowdfunding websites. The end screen will show the website’s image by default, but you can provide a title and select a call-to-action.
  • Channel: Promote another channel and provide a custom message.



7.  How to use YouTube Branding Watermark

YouTube Branding Watermark


  • YouTube Channel
  • A  Logo with a transparent background

To add your Branding Watermark


1.Click your account icon > Creator Studio.

2.In the left menu, select Channel > Branding.

3. Click Add a watermark.

4. Follow the on-screen instructions to add a channel branding element that will appear in all your uploaded videos across devices.


Image guidelines

We recommend that you use a transparent background rather than a solid one and include just one color in the image. This will help the image be less distracting, especially on small screens.


8. How To add a YouTube Subscribe button to your website

Post Coming Soon


9.  How to use 

Post Coming Soon




Home | Shop | Facebook marketing | Free Ad Space|  Digital Presence 

Scroll to Top