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Watch at: 00:00 / 00:00:20in this video i'm going to walk youthrough how to create a youtube channelstep by step including the keyoptimization settingsthat most people miss that will help youmaximize your resultseven if you've already started hey it'sjustin brown here from primal videowhere we help you amplify your businessand brand with video if you're new heremake sure you click that subscribebuttonWatch at: 00:20 / 00:40and all the links to everything wemention in this video you can findlinked in the description box belowso let's jump into it now youtube hasbecome the second most popular searchenginein the world so it's no wonder that moreand more people want to get on theplatformand to learn how to make a youtubechannel of their own so with the rightprocessand a little optimization of some keychannel settingsWatch at: 00:40 / 01:00you can quickly set yourself up and yournew channel upfor success ready to maximize your viewsyour subscribers and your traffic onyoutubeso in this video i'm going to step youthrough how to create a new youtubechannel along with all the key settingsthat you needto maximize your results now i reallywant to make sure that you're payingattention here becauseas we go through this i'm going to beWatch at: 01:00 / 01:20covering off the top tips that we'velearnedto really help you optimize your channeland your content so that youtube wantsto promote itnow i also want to let you know thatwhat we've built out in the descriptionbelow this videois essentially a resource or a toolkitfor helping you set up your channelincluding videos including all of theresources the gear the software theWatch at: 01:20 / 01:40toolsthe stuff that we use and that werecommend but also directlinks to tutorials that are going tohelp you dive deeperin some of the things that we arecovering relatively fast in this videothings like your branding and thumbnailsand channel artall of those we have dedicatedwalkthrough tutorials on those specificelementsif you do want to dive deeper on themWatch at: 01:40 / 02:00and they're all linked in thedescription belowso the first thing you need to do is tohead over to and click signin in the top right hand cornerand you're prompted to log in so ifyou've already got a google account ora gmail email address this is where youwill log in with that if you want toassociate that with your youtube accountif you don't have one yetWatch at: 02:00 / 02:20then you can just click create accountdown here and create one now before wego any further in this tutorialthere are two types of channels that youneed to be aware of the first is apersonal channel and that islinked to your personal google or yourpersonal gmail accountand only you can access or only peoplewho are logging into that exact accountwith that username and passwordWatch at: 02:20 / 02:40are able to manage that youtube channelthe other thing to note with a personalchannelis that the youtube channel name isgoing to be restrictedto your account name which in most casesis going to be your own namebut the second option you have is tocreate your youtube channel instead ofas a personal channelas a brand channel and this is going togive you access to things like a customWatch at: 02:40 / 03:00channel name so it doesn't need to justbe your personal name and you can alsoassignother people or other google accounts aschannel managerson your channel so you don't need to begiving out your personal google accountlogin details to anyone that you want tohave help out with your channelyou can actually just grant them accessWatch at: 03:00 / 03:20with their login detailsto access your channel so you'll need toselect either a personal channelor a brand channel but do note that youcan switch from a personal channel to abrand channelat a later date if you'd like to changelater or if you've maybe already set upas a personal you can convert it over toa brand channellater but what i would recommend andwhat we use is a brand channel so thatWatch at: 03:20 / 03:40we can have multiple people managing thechannelso once you've signed into youtube usingyour google account you can come up tothe top right hand cornerto your little profile picture and ifyou don't have a channel yet this isyour first time logging in you can clickhere to create achannel now if you already have anexisting channel when you click on thisyou'll be able to accessyour channel but maybe you want toWatch at: 03:40 / 04:00create a brand new brand channel sothat's where you'll have to come downhereto settings then go over to add ormanage your channelsand here it will show all the channelsthat you already have access toyou can create a new channel just byhitting the plus button in the top lefthand cornerso going back over to our new channelsetup this is where it's asking us if weWatch at: 04:00 / 04:20want to createa personal channel using our name or ifwe want to use a custom name which iscreating a brandchannel so i'm going to select brandchannel now this is where you get todecide your youtube channel name now itcould be that you're still opting to useyour personal name and if you're notgoing to go with your name i wouldsuggest to try to keep it on topicor somehow related to the content thatWatch at: 04:20 / 04:40you are going to be addingto your channel but do note that it ispossible to change your channel nameafter you have said itso it's not so much of a big deal now wehave got a video specifically on thistopic selecting your channel nametalking you through a couple ofdifferent processes and a couple ofdifferent things that you can do to helpyou land on the perfect channel for youWatch at: 04:40 / 05:00so again that's going to be in theresources below this videoand i'll also link it up in the cardsnow too let's call this superawesome channel i understand i amcreating a new google accountwith its own settings so if we go createit'll go through and do itsthing and then we get presented withthis nice work your channel superWatch at: 05:00 / 05:20awesome channel has been createdit's giving us the next step here whichis to upload a profile pictureso we're going to upload picture i'mgoing to navigate through and find apicture i'll put this one here inonce you've got your profile picture inyou can come down and they're asking younowto tell your viewers about your channelso this is your youtube channeldescriptionso what you want to add into thisWatch at: 05:20 / 05:40section here is a few sentences ora short sharp paragraph including whoyou arewhat your channel is about and whatviewers can expecton your channel what's the type ofcontent that you're putting outnow a pro tip here is that you canactually optimize this upto help your channel rank by adding insome keywords and some key phrasesaround the content that you're going toWatch at: 05:40 / 06:00cover here so it's important to add someof those keywords and key tagsinto the channel description here alsointo the channel tags which we're goingto get tosoon and also inside the videosthemselvesthat is going to give you the bestchance of getting your videos and yourchannel rankingon youtube faster now make sure youWatch at: 06:00 / 06:20stick around to the end because i'mgoing to share with you our youtuberanking guideto help you do this for your videos andfor your channelso here's our channel and our channeldescription to give you an ideaof the types of things that you can putin there we've got a bit of an introwelcome to primal video introducingmyself and mikeand what we do we're talking about thetypes of videos that we're putting outWatch at: 06:20 / 06:40on this channelwe ask people to subscribe if they thinkthat's a fit for themand we've also got linked here aresource to one of our video editingguides but you can see in thisdescription we've got a few keywordsthat are related to the content we arecreating sovideo creation we've also got videoediting tutorialsgear reviews video production tips andWatch at: 06:40 / 07:00tricksvideo marketing tips youtube rankingtutorialsso this is stuff that will read well fora human but also helps youtubeunderstandwhat your channel is about as well sofor the sake of the channel that we arecreating now i'm going to copy and pastethis as the descriptionfor the new one next up you're going toadd links toWatch at: 07:00 / 07:20your sites and to your social mediaprofile so we'll add in our website hereand we can give it a name we can add inour facebooktwitter and instagram and we hit saveand continueokay when that's complete the next thingyou want to do is to verifyyour channel this is going to unlocksome extra features and things in hereso you want to come up again to yourprofile imageWatch at: 07:20 / 07:40come down to settings down here tochannel status andfeatures you can see these are thedifferent things that you can unlockfor your channel and the first step inunlocking these is verifying yourchannel sohit verify next you want to come throughselect your countryyou can either do it then with anautomated voice message or you can get atext messageWatch at: 07:40 / 08:00sent to your phone then enter theverification codeand your channel is now verified so itdoesn't take much to verify your channeland you can see straight away we haveaccess now for custom thumbnailsexternal annotationsand we can upload longer videos and wecan also upload videos as unlisted andasprivate so once that's done you want toWatch at: 08:00 / 08:20go through and set up your actualchannel so if we go up here to return toyoutube studiowe'll then go to our actual channel sowe'll come up here toview your channel on youtube and over tocustomizechannel and this is where we can add inour channel art or our branding to makethislook and feel like our brand now we havea full walkthrough on creating yourWatch at: 08:20 / 08:40youtube banner including some reallyadvanced tips and techniques in there aswellagain it's linked below in thedescription in that resources areaand i'll throw a link up in the cards aswell but for this one here i'm justgoing to go add channel artyou get to either upload a photo use anyphotos that are already uploaded on yourgoogle accountor there's some in the gallery here fromWatch at: 08:40 / 09:00youtube that you can use so let's justpick this one herenow you can adjust the crop you can seethat this does look totally different ondesktop to tvto mobile so if you want to adjust thecrop and zoom in or crop something outyou can do that in here as well maybeposition it up a bitcool then hit select so that's how youcan upload your youtube channel art soWatch at: 09:00 / 09:20now if we go over to the about page hereagain you obviously see our descriptionin here if we needed to make any changesto itwe can edit that here but there's someother details that we can add in downhere as well so for business inquirieswe can add in an email addressand go done so that makes it easy forpeople to find an email address tocontact us if you want to add a locationfor your channel you can do that in hereWatch at: 09:20 / 09:40as well so from here you want to go backto the youtube studio dashboarddown to the bottom to settings and thendown under channeland in here there's more settings tocustomize up your channel first so we'regoing to go first is over to this onehere brandingthis is a little branding watermark thatyou can add to your videosit also acts as a subscribe button soWatch at: 09:40 / 10:00you could just use your profile pictureor you could make some little smallsubscribe button so for us i'm justgoing to choose imagelet's go to the desktop i have a littleyoutube watermark subscribe button herewhich looks just like this so somethingreally basic and then you get to choosewhere you want thisdisplayed so whether it's on screen theentire time whether it starts atWatch at: 10:00 / 10:20five seconds in or whether it's onlyshown at the end of the videoso i'm going to leave it here that itstarts about five seconds in becausethat's going to be afterany ads or anything as shown at thebottom of our video then across toadvanced settings this is something thatyou will need to specifywhether your channel is aimed at kidscontent or whether you're creatingcontent that is made for kids or notWatch at: 10:20 / 10:40so you will need to specify that yesthis channel is made for kidsit's gonna have kids content on it or nothis channel is not made for kidsnow do note that you also have a thirdoption here that i want to review thissetting for every videoso you can manually set this on a pervideo basis as well so i'm going to gowith no this channel is not madefor kids with this one if you do have aWatch at: 10:40 / 11:00google ads account you can link it downhere by just hittinglink and if we come back across to basicinfo herethis is where we're able to add in somekeywords or some keytags associated with our channel toagain show youtube what our channel andour content is aboutto give it everything it needs to bestshowour channel and our videos up in searchWatch at: 11:00 / 11:20results and on the youtube platformso it could be that you're starting offwith some obvious ones herejustin brown primal videoi'm just pressing the comma then itapplies it as a tagit could be video marketing it could beyoutubefor business video editingWatch at: 11:20 / 11:40filming on iphone android you get thepoint what are the things that peoplecould search for to potentially findyour channel and again this is where ouryoutube ranking guide that i'm going toshare with you at the end of this videois going to help you find out what theseterms arethat your ideal subscribers aresearching for that you can associatewith your channel as wellWatch at: 11:40 / 12:00where the content is related so you wantto go ahead and add a few of those innow only add them in if they arerelevant to your channel don't justadd spam ones in or ones that are maybea hot topic right nowyou really just want to add in the onesthat are relevant to your channel sobelow that you've got upload defaultsnow this is where you can start tostreamline your upload process so everyWatch at: 12:00 / 12:20time you upload a videothese could be the default values thatare added to each one of your videos sofor the most part i would say that youleave the title and the descriptionempty because they are going to relateto each videobut maybe you're setting things likeevery video when you upload itto go as private first while you get itset up and then you release it at yourown timelikewise with tags if there's some tagsWatch at: 12:20 / 12:40that are going to apply toevery one of your videos like in ourcase it could be something like primalvideoor justin brown we can add those in hereand they are going to show upautomaticallywhen we upload every video and there'smore upload defaults under advancedsettings herearound licensing and allowing commentsand those sorts of things that you canWatch at: 12:40 / 13:00lock downas well so those are the main settingsin there that you'll want to go throughso we'll just hit save to back out outof that so now that your channel ispretty close to being set up we can nowgo through and add in any managers orany otheraccounts that we would like to have asmanagers on our channelso to do that come back up to yourprofile picture head toyoutube just to take you back to theWatch at: 13:00 / 13:20youtube dashboardand then when we click on the profilepicture you're going to get more optionsin hereso if we then come down to settings andthen you can add and remove managersdown here under channel managersjust click on here and you can assignpeople to be managers on your channelnow while we're on this page i will alsoshow you the view advanced settings inhere so in here this is where it givesWatch at: 13:20 / 13:40you your user id your channel idin case you need those to link up thingslike tubebuddy or otheryoutube channel management tools whichwe use and strongly recommendand the other thing that's on this pageis this is where you come to set yourcustom urlonce your channel has been approved forit sothis is where you can have youtube.comforward slash primal video as the linkWatch at: 13:40 / 14:00that you give peopleinstead of having your link a bunch ofrandom numbersand letters now there are requirementsfor this if we click on this now it'lltell us in herethat in order to have a custom url yourchannel will need to have 100subscribers or morebe at least 30 days old have an uploadedphoto as a channel iconand have uploaded channel art so onceWatch at: 14:00 / 14:20you've reached those thingsthat is where you can go back and addthat as wellso if we go back to our channel page nowthis channel is now set up and ready togofor you to start uploading contentobviously all you need to do thenis film some videos and come up here andhit upload videoand you're good to go so that's thecomplete walkthroughWatch at: 14:20 / 14:40on creating and setting up your youtubechannel now we've mentioned this acouple of times in this video but linkedon screenis our youtube ranking guide this is afree download a free resource for youto help you find high traffic lowcompetition keywordsthat you can use to help optimize yourchannel and your videosto show up in both google and youtubeWatch at: 14:40 / 15:00searchthis is the exact strategy that we useto grow our channeland that we teach our clients andstudents as well so click the link tograb your copyand i'll see you in the next video

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