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Spiking YouTube Content with Google Trends [Creator's Tip #84]

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There's a secret weapon out there when it comes to deciding what kind of content you want to make. Google Trends can tell you what is popular and when it's popular so you can decide how best to take advantage of those trending topics.

7 Tips for Looking Good for Webcam/Google Hangouts [Creator's Tip #83]

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Webcams can be a little lacking in functionality, so it's important to be able to understand what you can do for a great presentation. Sound is important, too. These 7 simple tips are easy to implement, so there's no reason why your webcam session can't be a good one. So let's dive right in and see what we need to do to put our best foot forward.

How to Make a YouTube Header Image for the New Channel Design; Tips for an Engaging Trailer [Creator's Tip #82]

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YouTube's new channel design brought us a new subscribe trailer option and a possibly confusing way to do header images, especially since that image needs to look uniform across several devices, all with their own size requirements. We're here to help.

3 Ways to Disable Annotations and Turn Them Off for Good [Creator's Tip #81]

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Annotations can make videos more interactive, as we've discussed before.  But sometimes creators go a little overboard.  Sometimes there's so much on screen you can't see certain parts of the video, and that can be really annoying.  Luckily, there are ways to get rid of ...

How To Let Viewers Choose an Ending to Your Interactive Video [Creator's Tip #80]

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Here's how you can guide your viewers through a choose-your-own-adventure type of experience using interactive annotations that link to multiple videos. Just like stand-alone videos, however, your content must be compelling for it to work.

How to Increase Watch Time in YouTube with Skip Annotations & Chapter Markers [Creator's Tip #79]

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Chapter markers can enhance your video's engagement by giving the viewers choices to find the content they need without having to scrub through the whole video looking for it. This is especially useful when it comes to long-form content like a Google Hangout or a speech/lecture video. Learn how to create YouTube skip annotations that work as chapter markers so as to keep your viewers engaged and increase your videos' watch time.

Debunking YouTube Demographics Myths [Creator's Tip #78]

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There are some people who think that YouTube is just for the kids. But the stats don't lie. YouTube reaches 48% of all senior citizens on the web, and reaches over 50% of everyone else. Time to debunk the myth.

How to Create YouTube Thumbnails that Attract Viewers [Creator's Tip #77]

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When creating a video thumbnail, do you create something that you would actually click yourself? How do you create custom thumbnails that cut through the clutter and entice the viewer to want to see more? This week's Creator's tip tutorial will show you 5 tips for creating thumbnails that attract viewers.

How to Get YouTube Subscribe Buttons for Your Website [Creators Tip #76]

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In the past we've talked about the idea of having a separate video website for your YouTube content, benefits and drawbacks of having a video website on your own versus as a YouTube channel, and ways you can use the two to work together.  Along ...

HOW TO: Use Annotations to Increase YouTube Views, Rankings, and More [Creator's Tip #74]

On this week's Creator's Tip, we collaborated with Matt Ballek of VidiSEO to share with you some of the top reasons why you should be utilizing annotations regularly in your videos and to show you several tips and tricks to use YouTube's annotations effectively to increase video views, subscribers, and rankings.