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 those same lines, in today's Creator's Tip video we wanted to show you a few different ways that you can grab and integrate a YouTube subscribe button or channel subscription widget on your website.
Currently, there are three main methods that we know of to put a YouTube channel subscription button, widget, or link on your website.
1) YouTube Subscribe Link URL
Basically this is just a URL that will link directly to your subscription page. The URL would be:
So, for ReelSEO, it would link here.
Related Reading - 6 'Secret' YouTube URLs To Help Boost Audience Interaction
2) Subscribe Button and Icons
This is the newest option provided by YouTube in the Creator's Corner, offers a ton of different icons or images you can use on your site to show a "subscribe to my YouTube channel" button.
What is important to remember with this option is you need to be sure you are logged into the channel you want this subscribe button to work for before you choose this option. Once you are, simply choose it, copy the code that is provided (using Control-C or Command-C) and paste it where you would like it to show up on your website.
3) Embed a YouTube Subscription Widget Box
The next option will provide you with a simple subscription box that you can add easily to your website which allows viewers to simply click the subscribe button and it automatically subscribes them. Here's an example of what that looks like for ReelSEO.com:
And, here's the code you'll need
<!-- Start of Youtube Subscription Box Embed Code --> <iframe frameborder="0" id="fr" scrolling="no" src="http://www.youtube.com/subscribe_widget?p=USERNAME" style="border: 0px; height: 100px; background:#FFF; overflow-x: hidden; overflow-y: hidden; width: 300px;"></iframe> <!-- End of Youtube Subscription Box Embed Code -->
QUESTION: Let us know what tips you have for driving website visitors to your YouTube channel!