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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 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:

http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=USERNAME

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.

youtube-subscribe-buttons

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!

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  • majestique

    I love you. :D

  • finkeland

    I'd like a subscribe button that also includes 3 featured videos - any way to do that?

  • http://suitcaseentrepreneur.com/ Natalie Sisson

    Hey great info. I went to creators corner and couldn't see these designs you have pasted here. What did I miss?

  • Ian Cockram

    How would I go about adding a one touch subscribe button to different persons youtube page. Such as yourself, on my webpage?

  • http://www.reelseo.com/ Mark Robertson

    Thanks. Fixed and working now. Appreciate you letting us know

  • http://www.facebook.com/cassandra.truax Cassandra Truax

    Where did you get your shirt? I want one.l

    • http://timschmoyer.com/ Tim Schmoyer

      I got it at Hot Topic. It's Charles Trippy's brand, CTFxC on YouTube.

  • Graham

    hi the links are broken - dont work...

  • http://www.ifcmarkets.com/en IFC Markets

    thanks for info