5 Common YouTube Questions and their Answers
Hello YouTubers! Are you frustrated with trying to share your videos? Do you need help with all the technical stuff? Are you overwhelmed by the dozens of buttons you see on your page? Well you are in luck! Here are some of the most common questions about the video giant that we’ll compiled for your convenience.
Should I use YouTube or Vimeo
Good question! Both sites are popular for hosting video, but the platforms have a very different purpose. Vimeo is a hosting site that allows you to upload higher quality video, make it private or password protected, and even download videos from your channel. It is great for sharing videos within your company, proposals or works-in-progress. YouTube, in contrast, it meant to be a community platform . Is it built so strangers can watch, share, and comment on your videos. If you are looking for marketing, not just sharing an occasional project, then this is probably the platform for you.
How Do I upload a Video
Uploading a video is easy! If you’re logged into your YouTube channel, you simply find the button at that says ‘Upload’. Then, you simply drag the video you want to use onto the screen and Voilà! You can also use the following screen to add descriptions, tags and links to our video, or add your video to a playlist.
How Do I Customize my Channel
‘Everyone else has channel trailers and cool stuff. Why doesn’t mine?!’ Don’t worry, new YouTuber! Customizing your channel is easy. First, go to the top right and click on the dropdown menu. Then select ‘My Channel”. This is the page where you can make all those changes. Simply fill in any of the blanks on the page, or go to the ‘Channel Tips’ box on the right hand-side to get a walkthrough of suggested changes.
How often should I post videos?
Experts often disagree about this number, citing the exact frequency, times, etc. ideal for posting new videos. Chances are, though, that you aren’t a famous vlogger with a million subscribers. Stick to once a week and you’ll be fine. The BIG key here is consistency. Set a schedule and stick to it.
Why does my YouTube channel keep talking about Google+?
This confuses a LOT of first-time YouTubers. I try to change my name, my picture, but it keeps asking me about Google?! Well, YouTube was bought out by Google in 2006 and since then the two sites have been linked closer and closer together. The reason you keep getting asked is because your info is linked to your google account and vice-versa and the info on one will have to be changed for both. But don’t fret! Having a Google + account is never a bad thing.