YouTube has now finally, in a bit of a sneak attack (it was just suddenly there), launched their dedicated gaming platform.
Their reasoning behind it: Until now, audiences needed to look in different places (competitors) for gaming videos on demand and live streams.
This new platform will provide it all in one space. As this is a bit of a warning shot, if not to say war cry against other websites (cough Twitch cough), there is a big focus on said streams now.
All in all, the workings of the platform aren’t wildly different from the “original” YouTube, but there are some new features that may confuse you, so let’s get to unravel them!
Look & Feel
YouTube Gaming looks considerably different than plain old YouTube, with a slick, all-black interface that is as dark as the basements where many gamers reside.Continue Reading
This year not only did I have the pleasure of attending VidCon in Anaheim, California I also had the honour of speaking on a panel to an audience of 300 YouTube Creators.
It was a blast
Vidcon is the world’s largest convention dedicated to YouTube Creators, their fans and the industry that has sprung up around the platform.
I was blown away by its size and scale and the passion and excitement there is for YouTube and its Creators – really inspiring stuff
Apart from speaking and taking in my first baseball game (go Angels), highlights included speaking to some of my favourite Creators and talking shop with some of the industry’s brightest minds.
There were also some fantastic panels and talks that varied in scope and subject.
Last year YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki dropped a number of announcements at her VidCon keynote and this year I was lucky enough to hear the latest announcements live and I’m going to relay the most important ones to you here.
Latest YouTube Statistics July 2015
- 400 Hours of Video are uploaded to YouTube every minute – This is staggering, especially when you realise that it only hit 300 hours per minute back in December 2015. Continue Reading
In the last 12 months YouTube’s competitors (or wannabe competitors) have been announcing and launching features almost weekly, that aim to knock YouTube off of it’s throne as king of short form video. Vessel launched it’s new platform back in March to much fanfare, Facebook has totally side-lined YouTube video on it’s platform in order […]Continue reading...
This is part 14 of my How To Start A YouTube Channel SeriesWe now have our channel spic and span both in terms of optimized settings and optimized for the viewing public. This means two things. Firstly that you’re inviting YouTube to promote you due to what you’ve told it with the settings. Secondly, now […]Continue reading...
This is part 13 of my How To Start A YouTube Channel Series. So, you’re ready to upload your first video to YouTube? The process for upload is pretty simple, in fact it’s designed so that anyone and their grandma can upload with just a few clicks but once up on the platform there are […]Continue reading...
This is part 12 of my How To Start A YouTube Channel Series. Verified YouTube channels have the option to use external link annotations on their videos which can be great for generating revenue through ITunes, ticket websites or other merchandise outlets but there is a limited list of options. For those of you who […]Continue reading...
This is part 11 of my How To Start A YouTube Channel Series. In my last article we talked about enabling monetization on YouTube by joining the YouTube Partner Program. In plain English we learned how to switch on ads on your videos and finally start to make some of those sweet advertising dollars. But […]Continue reading...
This is part 10 of my How To Start A YouTube Channel Series. It used to be that only those who were invited or applied (and had to jump through a number of hoops) were accepted on to the YouTube Partner Program. In days gone by being a Partner opened a lot of doors and […]Continue reading...