Tuesday, July 30, 2013

MathMeeting is “On The Rise” this month

Congratulations to Chris Seber of MathMeeting, our featured On The Rise partner this July. You’ll see his channel and videos in the spotlight on the On The Rise homepage and the YouTube home channel today.

School is out for many of us in July, but that doesn’t mean you can’t brush up on the basics! With just under 200 videos on his mathematics-focused channel, Chris just may be the man to help. He’s been running this YouTube channel since December 2010, posting tutorials to help mathematicians at every level expand their skill set. Whether you want a refresher on how to multiply fractions or factor trinomials, Chris has videos that can walk you through each step. He might even be able to help you solve that Rubik’s cube you’ve been working on! Math students and teachers alike will appreciate the clear visuals and steady pace that Chris has developed in these videos.



Here are a few words directly from Chris:
My passion is to help as many students AND teachers as possible in the subject of Mathematics. I do this by making free videos here on YouTube ranging from basic level math through upper level Calculus. I do not expect everybody to fall in love with mathematics, but I wholeheartedly believe that everybody enjoys learning when it is taught in a simple, easy-to-follow manner. My simple approach to teaching has received such positive, uplifting reactions from my audience. Your comments and votes have helped me become featured as a “On The Rise” featured partner for the month of July. This is such a humbling achievement that I am most proud of. I will continue making videos to assist you in your mathematical struggles for as long as possible. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

If you’ve enjoyed this monthly blog series and are interested in learning more or participating, we encourage you to visit our On The Rise homepage. You can check out all of our past featured partners on the Featured Partners tab, or nominate a YouTube partner to be considered for the program on the Nominate tab. Feel free to submit nominations for your own channel, or for channels you follow that you think deserve more attention or could be the next YouTube sensation. We’ll continue to feature promising partners who drive YouTube watch time, have fewer than 100,000 subscribers, and produce engaging content on a regular basis.

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Monday, July 29, 2013

YouTube Pro Series: Talent Management

Check out the latest YouTube Pro Series on finding and working with a talent manager, brought to you from YouTube Space London! 

Benjamin Cook leads a conversation  with Lisa Filipelli of Big Frame, Joe PennaTyler Oakley, and Dominic Smales of Gleam Digital about the ins and outs of working with an agency or talent manager. They’ll tell help you to understand what to expect from a talent manager or an agency, how to pick one, and how to work with them to manage your channel and your career.



What is YouTube Pro Series?

Every month, we’re bringing together top YouTube creators to answer your burning questions on everything from crowdfunding and working with advertisers to finding a manager and running your own web series.



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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Drive YouTube subscriptions from your web site

To build your YouTube audience from all of your web properties, you can now embed the YouTube subscribe button on your site. This lets your fans subscribe with a single click without leaving your site. Once fans subscribe, they can see your channel on their YouTube homepage, phone, tablet, Playstation 3, smart TVs and millions of other devices.

Here’s what the subscribe button looks like on Vice.com in the bottom-right corner of this screenshot:


To put the subscribe button on your site, just embed the code below like you’d embed a YouTube video.
<script src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script>
<div class="g-ytsubscribe" data-channel="Your Channel Name Here">
</div>

Check out this documentation if you want to customize the button or dive into the details.

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

See more video insights with YouTube Analytics

YouTube Analytics can teach you more about your audience and help you spot trends to improve your channel. As your channels and networks grow, one of the top requests you ask for is to see more of your videos at once in YouTube Analytics. Starting today, you can see your top 200 videos in your video reports, as well as new charts to visualize your channel’s activity. For networks, you can now see the same data for your top 200 channels.

The new multi-line graphs allow you to compare the performance of up to 25 videos, channels or geographies over time in a number of reports. This is great for comparing video views, comparing views in different geographies, where most of your subscribers come from, and more.


With the stacked area view you can see how the data of selected videos, channels or geographies relate to their totals.

Drop us a comment here or in the YouTube Analytics Google+ community with more features you’d like to see.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

VidCon 2013: See You in Two Weeks!

One of our favorite times of the year is when we all get together at VidCon. It’s been so exciting to see VidCon expand to over 10,000 attendees in just three years, including thousands of creators from emerging talent to superstars, media companies to advertising agencies.

Oh, and as always, we’ll have a few tricks up our sleeve, so make sure to follow our @YTCreators and +YouTubeCreators social channels, where we’ll be broadcasting live from VidCon, and you can feel like part of the action even if you’re not there.


You can find out what we’re up to below. And, don’t forget! There are a few ways that you can take advantage of what we’ll be doing at VidCon now, so be sure to sign up as seats will go quickly.


  • YouTube Creator Optimization Sessions: Sign up to attend a YouTube optimization best practices session.  You'll hear directly from the YouTube team with tips on optimizing your channel and videos.  Space is limited, so sign up soon here!
  • Workshops & Panels: Join us for a variety of workshops where you can hear directly from the YouTube team on how to be a successful partner on the platform. Topics include:
    • Kissing Babies & Couch Potatoes: Lessons from Politicians and TV to Drive Your Watch Time (How long people stay with your video can carry more weight in your success on YouTube than the sheer volume of viewers. How can channels best optimize for watch time while still maintaining their authenticity and brand?)
    • Branded Content Part 2: Doin’ It Well (Learn from creators who've worked with advertisers, and talk to members of Google's Branded Content team about what to expect when creating branded content.)
    • Creating a Hit Show on YouTube: What’s Working and Why in 2013 (What are the best tips and examples for programming your content to keep your audience engaged and coming back for more?)
    • Get the Most Out of YouTube–for Creators (Learn how to get help with your questions at YouTube, how YouTube's sales team is working to increase the revenue on your channel, how to build your channel through creator development programs or working in the YouTube Space, and how to make the most of other Google products like Google+ and Google Play to bolster your career.)
    • How Much Am I Worth: Understanding YouTube Monetization and Determining Your Channel's Value (Find out how advertising and monetization really work on YouTube, what's coming soon, and how to valuate your channel to position yourself in the most effective way possible.)
    • Internet for the Mind: Educational Content on YouTube (Learn how you can you establish credibility as an educational resource in the expanding field of educational videos.)
Interested in attending YouTube panels and workshops? Check out the VidCon agenda for more info on each workshop, chances to meet your favorite creator, and get tickets for concerts and dance parties!

  • YouTube Fan Booth: Come visit our YouTube booth where we’ll be available to chat all things video, snap memories in our Geek Week photo booth, and have a chance to win some awesome YouTube swag!
  • Industry Day Keynote: We’re kicking off our presence with a keynote on Industry Day to celebrate the incredible things creators have done in the last year and reveal what’s upcoming.   

We’re looking forward to seeing you, hearing from you, learning with you (and of course having fun alongside you!) at VidCon this year. Anaheim, here we come!



The YouTube Team

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Creating your next channel just got a lot easier

Previously, every channel you created needed to have its own Google account login.  If you’re a creator that manages many channels, you might even have a spreadsheet to organize the various email addresses and passwords you use to log in to your channels. 

We made a significant improvement to the multiple channel management experience recently when we launched the option to connect your existing channels with a Google+ page.  Google+ page connected channels have enhanced channel management features that allow you to manage up to 50 channels with a single login, and multiple individuals can manage your channel with their own logins.

Now, when you sign up for a new channel you’ll have an option to create this new channel connected with a Google+ page.  This will allow you to create new channels using a Google account that you already use to manage your other channels and Google+ pages.  This is a significant simplification of the channel signup process, so we encourage you to take advantage of this when you’re creating new channels going forward.  

Create a new channel connected to a new Google+ page
1.Sign in to a Google account that you use individually - maybe it’s a Google account you already use to manage other channels and Google+ pages, or it’s the Google account you use in the YouTube Content Manager.

2.Go to www.youtube.com/channel_switcher and click Create a new channel.



3.Provide a name for your new channel and Google+ page, and click Done to complete the signup process.  Remember, channels connected with Google+ pages can have names that include spaces and punctuation if that’s what you want.

Create a new channel connected to an existing Google+ page
1.Sign in to a Google account that is the manager or owner of the Google+ page with which you want your new channel to be connected.

2.Go to www.youtube.com/channel_switcher and click the name and avatar of the Google+ page for which you want to create a new channel.


3.You’ll be asked to confirm you want to create a new channel for this page, so click OK to complete the signup process.

Additional tips for your new channel

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Here are your On The Rise nominees for July

In our monthly On The Rise program, we identify four partners whose channels drive significant YouTube watch time but haven’t yet reached the 100,000 subscriber mark. This month, with your help, we’re introducing four partners on their way to surpassing that milestone. Our July nominees create content that runs the gamut. If you’re interested in seeing new places, learning new math skills, seeing two dogs enjoy life, or starting a home improvement project, you might want to watch some of the videos below.

What’s in it for you? Aside from learning more about some of our talented partners, you can help jumpstart their audience development and channel growth. Review their videos below, vote for your favorite here, and one of these candidates will have the opportunity to be featured across YouTube later this month. In addition to your votes, each channel will be evaluated on criteria such as viewer engagement and channel optimization techniques to decide which partner we’ll feature.

Past On The Rise featured partners - such as starofmay and hauntedsunshinegirl - have seen increases in subscribers and watch time thanks to your support. Get to the poll before July 14, 5pm PT when voting closes, and don’t forget to come back to see which channel will be featured on July 28.

hoosiertim
You might think you like traveling, but would you call it an obsession? Tim does, and he’s successfully visited 30% of the countries in the world across all seven continents! Check out his channel for videos that document his travels and introduce you to places you may never have been to.



mathmeeting
Having trouble with your calculus homework? Chris is a civil engineering graduate and is pursuing his passion of teaching math on his YouTube channel. Check out his videos on calculus, algebra, and basic math concepts like fractions and decimals. He also has some videos on tips and tricks for solving a rubix cube!



BlackLabLover9
Jen’s channel name hints at one of her passions - her two fun-loving labradors. Her channel contains an eclectic mix of videos that cover beauty tutorials, decorating tips, and of course, the dogs’ antics!



HouseImprovements
Looking to do some home renovations or just interested in home improvement projects? Shannon’s channel has a ton of videos to help you give your house a little makeover. He has instructional videos on insulating windows, removing and installing interior doors, and building a shed - just to name a few.



If you’re interested in participating or have suggestions for partners you think should be featured, you we encourage you to visit our On The Rise homepage. You can check out all of our past featured partners on the Featured Partners tab, or nominate a YouTube partner to be considered for the program on the Nominate tab. Feel free to submit nominations for your own channel, or for channels you follow that you think deserve more attention or could be the next YouTube sensation. We’ll continue to feature promising partners who drive YouTube watch time, have fewer than 100,000 subscribers, and produce engaging content on a regular basis.

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Announcing YouTube Pro Series!



How do you turn your YouTube channel into a full-time gig? Starting this week, get the answers from our new video series, YouTube Pro. We’ve bringing together top YouTube creators to answer your burning questions on everything from crowdfunding and working with advertisers to finding a manager and running your own web series.



The last week of every month we’ll bring you a new video series touching these topics.

The first topic we’ll cover is “Working with Advertisers”. In these four videos, learn from Dane Boedigheimer, Spencer Griffin of College Humor, Kurt Hugo Schneider and Elle Walker about all aspects of effectively pitching and executing branded content deals. They give advice on pitching an idea, what to include in a contract, how to price a deal, as well as to stay true to your audience through the process.



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