YouTube Settings You Should Know About

– I’m gonna tell you five 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, and we’re startin’ right now. ♪ That’s just how it is
ain’t gettin’ over me ♪ – What is goin’ on? My name is Nick from, welcome to another video. If this is your first time here, and you want to learn
how to grow your channel, make videos and all types of
other YouTube related stuff, start now by subscribing
and clicking the bell so you don’t miss anything. 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. So what I’m gonna do in this video is I’m gonna take you through
some of those settings, and I’m gonna show you some
things that are really important that you need to know about. The very first is the
YouTube advanced settings. To get to that, you just go to 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, but another thing that is
extremely important on this page is if you look where the
channel recommendations are, there’s a little radio button right there 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 gonna show your videos next to other videos on the platform, so it’s really important to make sure that you have this checked. I’ve reviewed tons of channels that didn’t have this checked. So make sure that yours is, and 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 additional information to what is going on on your channel. For example, it’s gonna show you the times that people are most
active on your channel. It’s gonna show you how long
you retain people over time, which is really cool. It’s gonna show you user flow and so on. As a matter of fact,
you know how I’m always encouraging people to make
sure that their channel page is optimized and that
it’s clear what’s goin’ on on their channel inside
their channel header and all that stuff? Well, if you look at what’s
up on the screen right now, you’ll see why on this list. The YouTube channel page
gets tons of activity in comparison to the other options that people have when they
land on your channel page. Anyway, a lot of really
cool stuff in there if you’re somebody that likes
to nerd out on that stuff. Next up on the list is
the upload defaults. 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. I’ll actually link to a
description template video that I made down in the description below so that you can check that out
once this video’s complete. But 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. Next up is the branding page. You see the little subscribe
button that’s down here, 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
that’s down here right now. If you want one of those, I
actually have them available on my website,
I’ll put a link to that in the description as well. You can get a pack of different
options for, I believe, $1.99 so that you can turn that spot into an additional place
that is a call to action for people to subscribe. The next setting is in
the community section. Now inside of the community
section, 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 ’em in a livestream,
YouTube is gonna hold those comments or the
livestream comments for review. Which basically means that
you’re only gonna see ’em 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 gonna show up for them. So if you have things that
you don’t want people to say in your comments section,
like let’s say that you have a bunch of bad words you
don’t want people to say or you have a specific thing
that people pick on you about or anything like that, 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. In addition to YouTube features
that you should know about, I also have a list of
tools that can help you with your channel and
help you with everything that you’re doing on YouTube
that you should know about as well, you’ll see it
right up here at the top of the screen, I recommend
that you click on that now. And to learn more about
growing your channel, making videos and all types of
other YouTube related stuff, start now by hitting
the round subscribe icon so you don’t miss anything. Thank you so much for watching,
I’ll see you next time.


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