10 Fun YouTube Tricks and Codes That Can Be Super Useful
Want to boost your engagement and view count on YouTube? Or maybe you just want to enjoy it a bit more? In this article, Beauty and Tips gives you the lowdown on the best tricks and codes that will help you up your game.
When people talk about social media, Facebook gets mentioned a LOT, but YouTube? It doesn’t seem to get talked about with the same enthusiasm as it once did. That’s actually kinda remarkable when you consider that it’s the second biggest search engine behind Google. In other words, your fans are on there, waiting to see what you’ve got! Whether you want to get noticed more on YouTube or have a better user experience, let’s take a look at 10 fun tricks and codes that can be super useful.
Upload A Transcript To Help People Find Your Videos
YouTube might be the second most popular search engine behind Google, but that hardly matters to you if no one is finding your videos! YouTube is of course owned by Google, and both companies take a lot of things into consideration when deciding where to rank you in the search engines. And one of the things they take into consideration is your transcript. If you’ve never added a transcript to your videos before, now is the time to start doing it. It’s simple enough to do. Just open your video and click the icon beneath it which says “Subtitles/CC.” Then, set your language before picking between 3 different ways to add closed captions or subtitles. True, writing out a transcript will take some time but it’s well worth it.
How To Download Audio From Videos
One of the most common problems people have with YouTube is downloading audio from videos. Perhaps you want the audio to make your own playlist, or maybe you want to add it to your own project. Either way, is it possible to download audio from videos and how would we do it?
It’s totally possible and it’s really easy to do. You just need to use a web-based converter, such as the free-to-use VidToMP3. Other than that, you could read an experts step-by-step guide on how to do it. However, going down this route will take you a bit more time.
Use Google Trends To Find Out What’s Popular
Wanna make a video that people actually want to watch? Use Google Trends to find out the most popular search terms.
Save Videos To Watch Later
Ever lost a really cool-looking video because you didn’t have the time to watch it there and then? It happens and it sucks. But it’s no drama because it’s possible to save videos to watch later.
These days, YouTube has a neat “Watch Later” feature that bundles all your saved videos into one playlist. It’s just a regular playlist except it’s filled with videos you totally forgot all about! So when you click on it, you get to be all like “I’ve been looking for that video for AGES!” Unless you’re one of those switched-on people who actually remember to check their Watch Later playlist regularly!
Ignore International Video Restrictions
We’ve all been there. We’ve found a really cool video we want to watch, we sit back and wait for it to play … and then we get hit with the “THIS VIDEO IS NOT AVAILABLE IN YOUR COUNTRY” message.
Noooooooo! Unfortunately, it happens. Fortunately? There’s a way around it. See, when a video is restricted you’ll find that the URL looks something like this:
The difference is that there’ll be a load of characters where “VIDEOID” is.
So what you’ll need to do is copy and paste it so that it looks like this:
And bingo, it should work in your country. Sweet!
How To Remove Ads?
Sick and fed up of YouTube ads? Tired of seeing the same faces trying to sell you stuff before you watch a video? For $10 a month, you can remove ads. You’ll need to subscribe to YouTubeRed to do it, and for some people $10 a month to get an ads-free experience will seem like a small price to pay.
Create A Custom YouTube URL
It can be hard for folk to find our YouTube channel, when our URL is really long and irrelevant. But it’s totally cool because YouTube now lets you create your own custom URL to make it easier for people to find you. To create your own URL, go to your account settings, click Advanced, and claim your own URL by clicking the link provided. Be careful, though, because you can’t change your URL again once you’ve set a new one.
How To Use Free YouTube Music
Ever been in a situation where you really need to get your hands on some free music for a project? Many of us have, but the problem is that there’s not much quality music available for free on the Internet. However, what a lot of people don’t realise is that YouTube itself provides lots of music for free! To add music or sound effects to your video, go here. As you can see, you can flick between free music and sound effects. Pick the ones you want, search by category and simply add the files to your vid. Granted, there’ll be none of most popular artists on here, but there’s still lots of cool stuff! And it’s all free!
How To Live Stream Videos To YouTube
Wanna go live on YouTube? Well, now you can. To go live from your desktop, go to the Upload button. But instead of uploading a pre-recorded video, this time you should select the Live Streaming option. When you’re good and ready, click the Get Started button. Nervous? Don’t be!
Keep The Kids Safe
Lastly, we don’t all want our kids to see some of the stuff we’ve seen on YouTube. If you want to keep your kids safe from vulgar content, simply head over to YouTube Kids.