A peek at what’s next for Creators in our June Creator Preview
Monday, June 29, 2015
Curious about what we’ve been up to? Well, you’re in luck! We squeezed ten things we’ve been working on to make YouTube better for creators into this little list video. Read more about what’s coming soon, below.
- We've come up with a better ranking system that reduces the visibility of junk comments...and it's working. The rate of dislikes on comments has dropped by more than 30% across YouTube. Huzzah!
- Your fans don’t want to miss out on videos from their favorite creators–and neither do we. So we're building a simple new way for fans to opt in to get mobile and email notifications each and every time the channels they subscribe to publish a new video.
Easier access to the subs feed
- We’re making it easier to get to the Subscriptions feed in an update to the YouTube mobile app coming soon. This is another way your fans will be able to stay on top of your latest videos.
A faster, more useful Creator Studio app
- While we're talking about apps: We're also working on improvements to the Creator Studio app. You’ll get more insight about what’s happening on your channel, and notifications that help you decide what to do about it.
Video management on the go
- You asked us to make it easier to manage your videos from your mobile phone. So we’re adding two major requests to the Creator Studio app: the ability to update thumbnails from your phone, and to enable or disable monetization on your videos, wherever you are.
New types of cards
- Cards are awesome. They help you promote other content, sell merch and raise funds and more. Your feedback is helping us develop even more new card types. First up: the Channel card, which lets you link your videos to other channels, and will be a great way to share the love with collaborators.
How far we can take the online video experience? We’re not sure, but we’re having a great time trying to find out. We recently added 360º video on YouTube, and we're working on adding 3D to the mix. Get ready for an immersive world!
Better live streams
We just made it easier for you to set up and manage your live streams. And where better to show them off than in our upcoming YouTube Gaming app?
New creator community
- You need to find your people, and we want to help.
The new YouTube Creator Community will be a new online forum for finding collaborators, sharing advice, and giving us feedback.
Updated Creator Academy
- If you’re a creator, you never stop learning. So, in addition to the more than 50 lessons we’ve now added to the Creator Academy, we’ve made it easier to search and personalize your learning experience.
We know what you’re thinking: when do I get all of this? You can expect to see some of these features in a matter of weeks. Others, we’re still perfecting, and we’ll be rolling them out throughout the rest of the year.
Let us know how we’re doing.
Share your thoughts on
—we’ll be reading, responding and using your feedback to help make these upcoming improvements even better. And, as always, thanks for everything you do.
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Did you know that
has more YouTube views in Quezon City, Philippines than any other city in the world? Or that
—the American rock band formed in Athens, Alabama—is viewed more in S
o Paulo than any city south of the Mason-Dixon line? Whether you’re Kina, Alabama Shakes, or a part of the broader music community, info like this can be used to create all kinds of opportunities for both artists and fans.
As part of the recently-launched
YouTube for Artists site
, we’re rolling out a new data tool called
that gives the music community more insight into YouTube views to grow their success on and off of YouTube. Music Insights shows the cities around the world where an artist is most popular, top tracks by artist, and views from both artists’ official music videos and fan uploads claimed using
to get a full picture of how fans are engaging with music on YouTube.
View live data on
. Watch Major Lazer at youtube.com/majorlazer
There are all sorts of ways this data can be put to work by and for artists. For starters, this data can help you get a song added to radio by showing a programmer how big your local fan base is. It can be a great resource when mapping a tour, since top cities could be a good indicator for where fans might come out to see a concert. And you can share insights from your data to build buzz for a new video or express appreciation to the fans who helped get you here.
Starting today, Music Insights offers data for more than 10,000 of the most popular artists on YouTube and Google, and we’ll add more artists all the time. And since YouTube’s music artists and their fans span the globe, we’re also making
YouTube for Artists
available in 22 languages.
Knowledge is power; the more information you have in your hands, the easier it is to bring your music to the people who love it the most.
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