Nifty YouTube Marketing Tip: Secret URL for Automatic Channel-Subscription

Nifty YouTube Marketing Tip: Secret URL for Automatic Channel Subscription

If there is one metric that indicates how well your channel is performing on YouTube, it's the growth of your subscriber numbers. An increase in subscribers shows that viewers find your content valuable, and engaging, and there's nothing that YouTube likes more than a happy user base. So, apart from creating amazing videos that people love, how else can you bump those numbers up?

Well......instead of linking to your YouTube channel and hoping people click "Subscribe" when they get there, or even making your channel link into a button that says 'Subscribe Please', you could use the following excellent little trick to speed up the process and allow for automated subscriptions.

Automatic YouTube Channel Subscription Link

Here is how it works - Use the following URL convention -

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

Just replace "nalts" with your own username and you're done.  For example, click here for ReelSEO's YouTube channel ;-)

Any users who are logged into YouTube already need only to click that link and then confirm the subscription and they'll be added.  Sweet!

YouTube Subscriber Metric More Important Than Ever

YouTube subscriptions are more important than ever now that the site has removed the Home Page Spotlight moderators and replaced them with an algorithm.  The algorithm measures how fast your subscriptions are rising, and if they're rising fast enough, you'll be considered for front-page feature status. And whenever you can remove extra clicks between your target audience and your eventual conversion action, you will almost always see conversions rise.  So everyone… get out there and start using this link… and then come back here and let us know how it impacted your subscription rate.

We'd like to thank our friend Nalts for finding this. I'm not sure if you have made WillVideoForFood a daily read yet or not, but if you haven't then you're missing out.  Amongst the great marketing and video creation advice and the fun viral clips Nalts posts are some really great tips and nuggets that you just don't find anywhere else. H/T to Nalts for this one - great find!

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Jeremy Scott is the founder of The Viral Orchard, an Internet marketing firm offering content writing and development services, viral marketing consulting, and SEO services. Jeremy writes constantly, loves online video, and enjoys helping small businesses succeed in any way he can. View All Posts By -

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  • http://www.learningdslrvideo.com/ Dugdale

    OK, that is pretty cool, I need to try that on my videos.

  • http://www.VideoLeadsOnline.com/ Ronnie Bincer

    I have found that adding the YouTube subscription widget to my site has really helped increase my subscription rate.

    It is a little piece of code you can add to your site so readers can sub to your channel without leaving your site. See it in action at www.usemydroid.com

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

      That is a great point and we should have mentioned it..... People can find do this with the following code:

  • http://twitter.com/nalts Kevin Nalts Nalty

    Yeyyyy Jeremy! Yeyyyy ReelSEO. Yeyyyy Mark.

  • iMPACT

    i dont get it

  • Jason Levin

    Thank you so much!

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/MassMostHaunted MassMostHaunted

    Yes, the link works, but it takes you to a confirmation page... I found a link once before that just automatically subscribes you without this confirmation page, but now I cannot find it... and it figures too since I just made Partner on YouTube for my paranormal channel and want to link the banners on my channel page... I guess this will have to do for now until I can find the other link....

    Mass Most Haunted
    YouTube Paranormal Partner
    http://www.youtube.com/MassMostHaunted