What are YouTube video settings?
Each video of YouTube is based on some settings, before and after publishing. These settings have to be specifically chosen to optimize the video itself. As a YouTuber you should know what various options you have when it comes to YouTube video settings. Here in this blog post we will discuss both advanced settings and upload defaults.
Actions on ‘Advanced settings’ before you publish any video
First of all you need to be on the video manager page of your channel. To the left of this page, you will see a few vertically aligned links/Tabs which would look like below.
Out of these tabs, click on the ‘CHANNEL’ tab, a few sub-Tabs will appear. Click on the last sub-Tab which would be ‘Advanced’. You’ll be directed to ‘Advanced_settings’ page whose upper portion will look somewhat like below:
Choose your country. If monetization is not available in your country, select another country where monetization is available. Then put a few keywords in the ‘Channel keywords’ section. These are the words which represent and help promoting your channel (if channel keywords are added, then it is more likely for the channel to appear in a particular search). For example, if your channel is all about international news, then your channel keywords may be global, news, international, latest, politics, viral, US, president etc. You should have at most 10 channel keywords. (This post is on YouTube video settings)
Now get to the lower portion of the ‘Advanced_settings’ page.
You can link your channel with your ‘AdWords’ account, if you have any. AdWords account helps you in doing proper SEO (search-engine optimization) and selecting optimized keywords and titles for your videos, which in turn will bring about more views for your videos.
Don’t display the number of people subscribed to your channel until….
Now choose one between the options ‘Allow my channel to appear in other channels’ recommendations’ and ‘Do not allow my channel to appear in other channels’ recommendations’. Most people choose the first one. Also choose one between the options ‘Display the number of people subscribed to my channel’ and ‘Do not display the number of people subscribed to my channel’. While your channel is still new, you should choose the second option. Once you have acquired at least 100 subscribers, you can choose the first one. (This post is on YouTube video settings)
At this point you should monetize your channel. You may read the following article to know how to do it properly.
Remember that in order to monetize your channel in this fashion, you gotta have your gmail id (associated with your channel) in the ‘Access and authorization’ list of an existing Adsense account, which may belong to you or someone you know. (This post is on YouTube video settings)
Setting ‘Upload defaults’ is mandatory for your channel
Anyways, we assume that you have successfully monetized your channel. Now you need to go to ‘Upload defaults’ section under ‘CHANNEL’ tab. Here you’ll set a few defaults for the uploads onto your channel. The values you’re going to set here depend entirely on your choice and personal preference. However a few preferable choices are as follows: privacy: private, category: People & blog, Entertainment, Howto & Style or News & Politics. The rest of the choices are shown below in a picture (I consider them as best).
Now a few words on default tags, description and title. If you think that each and every video on your channel are going to have a few common tags, then you can enlist them in the ‘Tags’ section. The same thing is applicable for description and title sections. Many people put these common texts in the description box of ‘Upload defaults’ section: ‘Thank you for watching. To watch more video: https:/goo.gl.***. Please like, comment, share and subscribe. Our website’s link:****, our FB page: *****, our twitter page: *****’. (This post is on youtube video settings)
Now about the default title, many people put ‘2017’ (the current year) in the default title section. They believe that this helps the viewers find new videos of 2017, hence tends to increase views of the videos of the channel. Your default title might be lengthier than just ‘2017’ for obvious reasons. (This post is on youtube video settings)
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