How To Add A Custom Subscribe Button On YouTube

How To Add A Custom Subscribe Button On YouTube

How To Add A Custom Subscribe Button On YouTube

Today I would like to show you how to add a custom subscribe button on YouTube. I recently noticed in the last few weeks that many YouTube channels are now showing a subscribe icon down the right-hand side of the screen. To me, this is a great way to encourage viewers to subscribe to your channel.

How To Add A Custom Subscribe Button On YouTube

 

 

 

So first of all, make sure that you are logged into your YouTube channel. Then click on your channel icon in the top right-hand corner of the web page. You will then see a drop-down menu, go to the third setting down which says “YouTube studio (beta)”.

Now on the left-hand side of the page, you should be able to see your dashboard. If you look below the dashboard, you should be able to see “settings”. Click on “settings”, which will then open up a smaller window. And then go to the second option on the left-hand side which says “channel”. Click on the “channel button”, which will then open up more settings in the centre of the page.

You then need to click on “branding” you will then need to click on “upload an image” to this page.

Google Images

To find an image, I went to Google and searched for “subscribe button for YouTube”. You will have many options when you click on “images”. Once you have found the required image, right-click on the image. Then you can save the image to a folder where you can find the image easily. I then saved the image to my pictures and then created a folder within my pictures, called YouTube.

You can now upload your image to YouTube, don’t forget to click save.

Now you will also have the option to decide when you want to display your subscribe button. You will see the following options, at the start of the video, at the end of the video or all the way through. If you choose to add the subscribe button at a certain point, you can decide what time you want the subscribe button to appear.

I chose to have the subscribe button permanently displayed as I feel it’s a good opportunity for viewers to see the button and then subscribe to your channel. This is not the default setting, the default setting is for the end of the video. This may be just the way YouTube has the setting rather than meaning that it is better to have the subscribe button at the end of the video.

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My thoughts are if you leave the subscribe button for the end of the video, as viewers may not see all your videos all the way through. So it could be a lost opportunity.

Once you have carried out all these points, then find one of your videos from your channel and check to see that the subscribe button is showing. Don’t be surprised if the subscribe button is not showing as, it did take about five minutes for me before the subscribe button actually showed up. I don’t know if this is normally what happens but it happened to me.

 

Thank you for watching and if you liked my video, please feel free to subscribe and comment.

How To Comment On YouTube

How To Comment On YouTube

How To Comment On YouTube

I’ve just made a quick video for you, entitled, how to comment on YouTube. People often ask me about how to comment on YouTube, it is actually a very straightforward process indeed. First of all, what some people don’t realise is that you do have to have your own channel.

It’s very easy to set up a YouTube channel, just go to YouTube and then create a channel and you are basically set to go. If you already have a Gmail account it makes it even easier to set up a YouTube channel. As Google owns YouTube it makes it very simple and straightforward to add their products to your Google account.

Just one thing you will need to choose a username for your YouTube channel. If you’re planning to make videos, make sure that your channel represents your business, however, in some cases, you may just like to use your own name.

 

 

For example, I have a few YouTube channels, as you can see from this video that my channel name is The Christian Internet Marketer. It’s good to have something that refers to who you are, so in other words, I’m a Christian who has an online business!

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Another channel that I own is called Garden Equipment Review, this channel specialises in garden equipment and commercial landscaping machinery. I’m just making my point clear to make sure and choose a good name when you set up your YouTube channel.

You Don’t Need Any Content

All you need to comment on YouTube is a channel, you do not need any videos whatsoever. Just make sure you’re logged in before you make any comments.

 

How To Comment On YouTube

How To Comment On YouTube

Making A Comment

As you can see I am watching a leaf blower video. I’m actually subscribed to this channel as I want to see future videos from this particular channel. The particular video that we are looking at has 20 comments with a view replies. The default setting for this channel is sorted by most popular first. You can change this setting on the channel that you own, to the most recent if you prefer. The sort by setting is actually set up by the channel owner, you have a choice if you want to sort by most popular or most recent. The default setting is for most popular. Personally I prefer them to be shown by most recent comment.

I always try and make comments positive as no one wants to hear too many negative comments. However, at the same time we need to be real. To be fair, the chances are if you’re commenting it is probably something that you like anyway.

How To Comment on YouTube

The video that I’m going to comment on has 20 comments, I always like to try and reply to comments if I can. I’m sure a few probably slip through the system. I do like to feel that if someone has taken the time to comment it’s nice to acknowledge their comment. I guess that some channels become so big they just can’t keep up with the number of comments that they are receiving.

So just for this video, I am keeping the comment short. As I mentioned you can always come back and edit the comment, although, I would suggest that you make your comment and then finish there and then. There is also the option to delete your comment if you ever feel there is a need to do this. As you can see it really is quick and easy to learn how to comment on YouTube.

Subscribing To A Channel

As you can see I am already subscribed to this channel, but for the sake of the video, I will unsubscribe myself. You can see that the subscribe button is glowing bright red and when I hit the subscribe button, I then have further options. You can hit the bell button which gives you the option to be alerted to every video from this channel. Or you have the option to personalise which videos you are alerted too.

 

 

Create Banter On YouTube

Create Banter On YouTube

Creating Banter On YouTube

On another channel of mine, you can see that I have commented on a friend of mines video. He produces a lot of videos. I don’t think that I see all of Roope’s videos, however, I see a good few and I like to try comment.

Roope is someone that I met through a great platform that I am part of and a platform that I can strongly recommend. I have personally been a member of this platform for almost 5 years now and I have seen many success stories. You can see a link through to this platform below, the Wealthy Affiliate Platform has approximately 1.9 million members at the moment! This certainly says something about this great platform. I appreciate that not all the 1.9 million members are active but certainly a good few are. If you would like to find out more about the Wealthy Affiliate platform, please click on the link.

By commenting on Roope’s videos we are creating trust and learning from each other. It also shows other people the channel is alive and that we are welcoming comments and people to our channel. Sometimes I just like to comment on a video because I genuinely like it. And then there are the other times I just want to encourage the video creator in what they are doing. Everyone starts a YouTube channel with zero views! The more we can post videos and the more we can comment on videos the quicker our channel will grow.

I hope you have learned something from this video and that you now know how to comment on YouTube.

Thanks for watching, please feel free to subscribe to our YouTube channel and to comment on our video.

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Hi there,

My name is Roy Bretton and I trade online as The Christian Internet Marketer, I am a bible believing Christian and my faith means a lot to me.

I have been successfully working and making money online since 2007. Since starting online I have successfully set up several different niche websites. I am passionate about making money online and love helping others! I understand the power of the internet and the huge opportunities that the internet has created, opportunities that only a few years ago we could not have even dreamed of!

The Christian Internet Marketer has a range of different subjects that is expanding all the time, ranging from how to make money online, WordPress, Christian devotionals and more! You can learn more about me here.

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My name is Roy Bretton and I trade online as The Christian Internet Marketer, I am a bible believing Christian and my faith means a lot to me.

I have been successfully working and making money online since 2007. Since starting online I have successfully set up several different niche websites. I am passionate about making money online and love helping others! I understand the power of the internet and the huge opportunities that the internet has created, opportunities that only a few years ago we could not have even dreamed of!

The Christian Internet Marketer has a range of different subjects that is expanding all the time, ranging from how to make money online, WordPress, Christian devotionals and more! You can learn more about me here.

Why I Don’t Waste My Time With Facebook Business Anymore!

Facebook For Business

Facebook For Business

I just felt compelled to write this blog post, as I believe that too many people are spending time on Facebook for no gain. The title of my message today is, “Why I don’t waste my time with Facebook business anymore”!

I think we all know that Facebook is huge and used to be very good for growing your brand. However, I hardly use Facebook at all now as it is too time-consuming and doesn’t work anymore for business. I know that over the last 18 months, Facebook has been saying that it will not be showing business pages like it used to.

Facebook Gurus

There are the Facebook gurus out there who don’t want to tell you that Facebook isn’t working any more. For some reason, they want you to carry on using Facebook and other social media platforms. A few weeks ago I saw a tweet from a highly successful Twitter speaker, and this is what he said;

“Social media for many businesses has made you lazy & stopped you doing what you needed to be doing”.

To me, this is so true; it is so easy to spend time on Facebook or Twitter or another social media platform. It almost feels like you’re working, but in fact, you are doing absolutely nothing!

My Webmaster Was Right!

My Webmaster, who is also a successful Internet marketer, has always told me to focus on website content rather than social media. My Webmasters reason for this was that Facebook or any other social media channel could shut you down at any time. Whereas, if you have your own website, no one can shut that down in regular terms! Even when everything was Facebook this and Facebook that, my Webmaster just totally ignored it and said focus on your website content. It seemed hard at the time, but how right his words have been!

I have seen so many people focus far to much time on Facebook and other social media platforms. They are missing out on populating their website with content, which will still be there in five years. With Facebook or Twitter, it appears that you publish your post and then it seems like your post has disappeared!

Did you know that you can post your website content to your Facebook page, to all your many followers and yet Facebook will not show your posts to many of your followers? So there you are thinking that you are sharing your blog post with all your followers and yet very few people will see it!

You Can Lose All Your Facebook Followers!

I have heard of people who have had a significant following on Facebook and all of a sudden; the Facebook page has gone just because of something that Facebook doesn’t like. So all of a sudden, all that work that you have carried out, creating Facebook posts and replying and reading comments can potentially all be in vain.

25 % Of My Working Time Was Wasted On Facebook!

I heard another successful Internet marketer saying that he spent 25% of his time on Facebook and the other 75% of his time spent on his website. He had well over 650,000 followers on his Facebook business page, and he was trying his hardest to reply to the comments. In case you haven’t used a Facebook page, it takes a lot of work to keep the page up-to-date and to respond to people’s comments.

This particular Internet marketer thought he would go and look at is analytics and see how much traffic he was getting from Facebook. When he checked his Google analytics and had the shock of his life, from all those 650,000+ Facebook likes, Facebook had sent less than 1% of his traffic. This was an absolutely massive shock to him, especially as he had spent so much time communicating on Facebook.

So from that day, he decided to stop communicating on Facebook, he would still share his website posts on Facebook, but he didn’t waste time replying and networking on Facebook any more.

After a couple of months had gone by he checked his analytics, and he had lost no traffic or sales whatsoever from not using Facebook. The plus point was from this experiment was that 25% more time on his website, which in the long term, will be much more beneficial than spending valuable time on Facebook.

Facebook Posts Disappear

The problem is with Facebook, and other social media platforms like twitter are that you might see a post that you want to read and yet when you try and look for the material it has totally disappeared, and it is impossible to find again! For example, I have seen something that catches my attention, but then I scroll down to see another Facebook post before I read the article that caught my attention and it has just disappeared, I can’t find it anywhere! Now if this was on the website, the content would be in an organised fashion and will be able to find the post much more accessible.

I know that when I use Twitter, I can like someone’s tweet and retweet it, only to return to their profile a few hours later to find that my retweets have been undone and my like has disappeared! I have no idea why Twitter does this! It is rather frustrating because once again it defeats the concept of retweeting a tweet or liking it, I do feel that Twitter sometimes is in a world of its own and they only show what they want to as does Facebook.

Having said all of this I have to say that I much prefer Twitter to market my brand as it is far quicker and far less cumbersome and if I want to tweet from my phone, for some reason it seems much more manageable! Just my humble opinion!

I remember a few years ago when Facebook Pages started getting popular, they were excellent for promoting your brand, especially if you had an obvious brand name that describes your niche. It could be extremely powerful indeed, and you could quickly grow your following free of charge, the only thing that was required was time, and Facebook can be extremely time-consuming!

How Much Time Are You Spending on Facebook?

The social media platforms can easily become what we call social media treadmills or to me very unsocial media! How many times have you gone to Facebook just look up something, and you are immediately sidetracked to something totally different from what you originally planned to do? It’s so easy to waste time with these social media treadmills. We could be putting our time to much better use, for example, like writing content on our website.

Please don’t get me wrong, I still have Facebook pages, and I still post my website content to these pages. However I don’t spend time replying to comments and commenting on other people’s pages like are used to, it is just too time-consuming and appears to have almost no benefit whatsoever.

I think the best way that Facebook can be beneficial to your business is by using Facebook ads. However, I believe that this works for some businesses better than others depending what the nature of your business is. I know that different things work for different types of businesses, and I know many people that have used Facebook ads highly successfully.

So What Is The Answer?

I believe that YouTube is a much better option to promote your website to and to share ideas and tips on this great platform. I don’t actually have a television and probably haven’t had a TV for 15+ years and I don’t miss it one bit! However, I do watch and listen to a lot of YouTube videos, especially when I’m driving the car, I appreciate that there are some YouTube videos that you can’t watch when you’re driving, that you can definitely listen to many of them and learn something valuable.

To Conclude

Stop spending too much time on social media and then use that time to add content to your website; it’s definitely worth it!

I actually believe that one of the best or even the best social networking platform is Linkedin, you can see a few of my thoughts on Linkedin here.

One of the best things to do is to start your own YouTube channel, you can see my YouTube channel here.

Please feel free to comment on this blog post below.

Thank you for reading.

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Hi there,

My name is Roy Bretton and I trade online as The Christian Internet Marketer, I am a bible believing Christian and my faith means a lot to me.

I have been successfully working and making money online since 2007. Since starting online I have successfully set up several different niche websites. I am passionate about making money online and love helping others! I understand the power of the internet and the huge opportunities that the internet has created, opportunities that only a few years ago we could not have even dreamed of!

The Christian Internet Marketer has a range of different subjects that is expanding all the time, ranging from how to make money online, WordPress, Christian devotionals and more! You can learn more about me here.

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Hi there,

My name is Roy Bretton and I trade online as The Christian Internet Marketer, I am a bible believing Christian and my faith means a lot to me.

I have been successfully working and making money online since 2007. Since starting online I have successfully set up several different niche websites. I am passionate about making money online and love helping others! I understand the power of the internet and the huge opportunities that the internet has created, opportunities that only a few years ago we could not have even dreamed of!

The Christian Internet Marketer has a range of different subjects that is expanding all the time, ranging from how to make money online, WordPress, Christian devotionals and more! You can learn more about me here.

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Some interesting facts about YouTube and the effects it can have in growing your business. #YouTube…

Hi there,

My name is Roy Bretton and I trade online as The Christian Internet Marketer, I am a bible believing Christian and my faith means a lot to me.

I have been successfully working and making money online since 2007. Since starting online I have successfully set up several different niche websites. I am passionate about making money online and love helping others! I understand the power of the internet and the huge opportunities that the internet has created, opportunities that only a few years ago we could not have even dreamed of!

The Christian Internet Marketer has a range of different subjects that is expanding all the time, ranging from how to make money online, WordPress, Christian devotionals and more! You can learn more about me here.

@InfiniteGrace7 Thank you for the follow Emma, I am now following you. It’s great to see that you are a child of the living God, I am too! I look forward to connecting with you and reading your tweets. Enjoy your Sunday….

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@InfiniteGrace7 Thank you for the follow Emma, I am now following you. It’s great to see that you are a child of the living God, I am too! I look forward to connecting with you and reading your tweets. Enjoy your Sunday.

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@InfiniteGrace7 Thank you for the follow Emma, I am now following you. It’s great to see that you are a child of the living God, I am too! I look forward to connecting with you and reading your tweets. Enjoy your Sunday….

Hi there,

My name is Roy Bretton and I trade online as The Christian Internet Marketer, I am a bible believing Christian and my faith means a lot to me.

I have been successfully working and making money online since 2007. Since starting online I have successfully set up several different niche websites. I am passionate about making money online and love helping others! I understand the power of the internet and the huge opportunities that the internet has created, opportunities that only a few years ago we could not have even dreamed of!

The Christian Internet Marketer has a range of different subjects that is expanding all the time, ranging from how to make money online, WordPress, Christian devotionals and more! You can learn more about me here.