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YouTube has announced it is abbreviating exact subscriber numbers for channels with over 1000 subscribers. What does this mean for the YouTube community?

Carla Marshall

Head of Content Marketing

YouTube has a little feature that’s guaranteed to get you more subscribers. We show you how to turn it on, and what impact it will have on your channel.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

How does a relatively new channel on YouTube get an impressive number of views in just a couple of weeks? Well it comes from a very simple strategy that we explain in detail.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

On this episode of TubeTalk, learn why keyword research is the secret sauce to cracking the YouTube algorithm, and how to do it properly.

Liron Segev

Director of Customer Success at vidIQ

As the James Charles vs Tati drama continues to play out on YouTube, we confirm the real-time subscriber counts for both beauty gurus.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

It’s been quite a rollercoaster race on YouTube between PewDiePie and T Series over the past few months. Let’s take a look at 15 numbers that defined the story.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

YouTube's Copyright Matching Tool alerts you to any other videos that may be using all, or part of your content. Here's our quick guide to using it.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

Mother's Day content is huge on YouTube - and here are the top 20 most searched keywords around this major tentpole event.

Carla Marshall

Head of Content Marketing

Understanding your YouTube analytics is the first to step to creating content that drives views and subscriber growth. In this episode of TubeTalk we discuss Audience Retention, how to end your...

Liron Segev

Director of Customer Success at vidIQ

Facebook has announced an update to the way it is going to rank videos - and creators and publishers need to take note.

Carla Marshall

Head of Content Marketing

The 2019 YouTube Brandcast featured a ton of announcements that concern creators and advertisers. Here are the top 10 takeaways you should know.

Greg Jarboe

YouTube creators who monetize their content should ensure they select the right category before publishing. We show you how to change your YouTube categories by default or from video to video.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

We give you 5 expert tips on why creating the best YouTube custom thumbnails should NEVER be an afterthought if you want to grow views and subscribers fast.

Carla Marshall

Head of Content Marketing

Good time management skills are critical for any YouTube creator if they want to be productive. In our new TubeTalk podcast we discuss the best techniques.

Liron Segev

Director of Customer Success at vidIQ

How do YouTube custom thumbnails impact your click through rate? And when is click through rate important and when isn’t it?

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

Want to monetize your YouTube content? We show you how to get your first 1000 subscribers so you can hit that goal.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

Have you unlocked every feature available to you as a YouTube creator? We show you how to get access to some of the best features on the platform.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

Finding huge success on YouTube is absolutely possible. Follow these five principles to unlock new achievements and help monetize your content.

Liron Segev

Director of Customer Success at vidIQ

As T Series becomes the first non-YouTube aggregated channel to generate 95M subscribers, its lead over PewDiePie stands at over 840K. Is the race for the most-subscribed to YouTube channel finally...

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

Uploading eye-catching custom thumbnails for your YouTube videos is vital, but will changing old thumbnails help generate more views? Check out these insights from Vevo.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

A proven way to grow your YouTube Channel is to get viewers to watch more than one of your videos - that's why setting up Playlists is a must.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

While the title for the most subscribed to YouTube Channel flip flops between the two, we ask - how much longer can PewDiePie actually hold T Series off for good?

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

In the race for the most subscribers on YouTube, T Series have taken the lead over PewDiePie on many occasions. But why can't they keep a hold of it?

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

Awesome custom thumbnails lead to more views and more clicks. It's as simple as that. Here are 10 reasons why some custom thumbnails work and others don't.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

Are you ready for a brand-new YouTube metric? One that could change the entire course of a platform and the fate of your channel. Here’s what we know about Quality Watch Time.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

Since PewDiePie is, once again at time of writing, ahead of T Series in terms of subscribers, we ask where do all these subscribers even come from?

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

Everything you wanted to know about downloading YouTube thumbnails but were afraid to ask. vidIQ brings you all the details.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

10 last minute tax filing tips for US YouTubers - make sure you claim all your deductibles!

Carla Marshall

Head of Content Marketing

ICYMI: As the PewDiePie vs T Series battle rages on we take a look back at the stunts pulled, including the time PewDiePie may have tried to hack YouTube Watch Time in a bid to hold on to his crown.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

Beyond the video content itself, custom thumbnails are probably the most important YouTube tool you have in your arsenal. Take a look at our essential guide and get it right first time, every time.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

Enabling custom thumbnails is one of the easiest but most important things you can do for your YouTube channel. We show you how.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

Forgot to back up your YouTube uploads? There's a new method of downloading your content from your YouTube Channel and we show you what you need to do.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

Creating awesome custom thumbnails for YouTube can send your clickthrough rate through the roof! We show you how to create the perfect YouTube thumbnail for your content.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

YouTube Hashtags - are they a legitimate way to grow your Channel? Here’s 8 things you need to know about them.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

Do you want to delete your YouTube Channel, or simply hide it while you take a break and consider your options? We show you how.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

Want to know how to grow your YouTube Channel to over 300K subscribers? Take a look at what vidIQ did to reach that goal and what you can do to build up your subscriber base right now.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

Is Google Stadia the Future of Video Gaming? Possibly - and that's why YouTubers should start thinking about creating content around the streaming service right now.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

So your YouTube Channel meets the monetization requirements of 1,000 subscribers & 4,000 hours of Watch Time, but it's still under review and it has been for a considerable length of time. What...

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

Watch Time is one of YouTube's most important ranking metrics - but what is it and how do you increase Watch Time on your own YouTube videos and Channel?

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

Contacting YouTube can be tricky, but it is possible. We bring you the most up-to-date guide on reaching out to YouTube in 2019.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

Did you know that you can hide the likes and dislikes count on any of your YouTube videos? We show you how in this easy guide.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

Want to grow your YouTube Channel fast and for free? Get the lowdown on the data and best practices that will drive your views and subscribers through the roof in 2019.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

Want to hide your YouTube subscriber count? We show you how to (but also question why you would want to do that?).

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

YouTube wants you to try Studio Beta to access new analytics data. We show you how to switch back to the old Creator Studio Layout.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

Want more YouTube subscribers in 2019? We have 10 expert tips and tricks to build up your YouTube subscriber base starting right now!

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

YouTube have just announced that they're going to ban comments on most videos featuring children. What does that mean for family vloggers?

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

YouTube have just made some sweeping changes to their Community Guidelines which affect every creator. Find out how you can stay on the right side of the new rules.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

T Series Beats PewDiePie As The Most Subscribed to Channel

After months of campaigning, PewDiePie briefly lost his place as the most subscribed to creator on YouTube to arch-rival T Series. Find out what happened and why.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

start a YouTube channel in 2019

Want to start and grow a YouTube channel in 2019? This is your complete starter guide!

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

How to Grow Your Channel Fast in 2019 By Understanding Analytics!

Want to grow your channel faster? It's all about impressions to views and watch time.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

how to delete a youtube video in 2019 with the new creator studio

YouTube is in the process of creating a new Creator Studio for video creators and some of the basic functions have changed, one of them is how to delete a YouTube video.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

How to grow your channel fast with ideas

To create a sustainable channel that will continue to grow, you need video ideas and lots of them. Video ideas will help you to create content on a consistent basis that you can feed to your audien...

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

YouTube Channel Audit

If you've never clicked on the vidIQ Channel Audit button, now is the time.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

EXPLOITED BY BURGER KING

Burger King created a shady social media campaign last week that has gained a ton of attention and upset a lot of social media influencers.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

Video creators have access to A TON of analytics, but which ones should you prioritize to get more views and subscribers in 2019? Dive into the top 5 vidIQ-approved analytics and grow your YouTube...

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

What does Article 13 mean for video creators around the globe? Here’s what we know so far, and where you can learn more about Article 13 and #SaveYourInternet

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

Whether you’re a fan of New Year’s resolutions or not, there’s always room for improvement when it comes to growing your YouTube channel.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

If you’re a video creator working towards monetizing your YouTube channel, you likely already know that in order to do so you need 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of watch time over 12 months.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

Introducing vidIQ Achievements

Introducing our brand spankin’ new vidIQ Achievements tool, empowering YouTubers to define, monitor, achieve and celebrate their unique milestones at a glance.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

January Adsense Revenue

Why does your Adsense revenue do so badly in January?

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

how to get more views in 2019

Want to know how to crush your YouTube channel in 2019? Hear from many of the best.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

YouTube Rewind 2018 People Hate It

People seem to really hate the YouTube rewind 2018 video. In the first 24 hours, it received over 2.35 million dislikes making it the 9th most disliked video of all time on YouTube.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

Pewdiepie VS T Series 500,000 Subscribers In One Day

It was all set to happen on December 2. T Series was less than 20,000 subscribers behind. By the end of the same day, they were only 230,000 subscribers behind.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

10 YouTube Data Secrets You Didn't Know!

Do you need to know your YouTube analytics to grow your channel right? Well here's 10 you might be missing and where to find them!

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

How to Properly Upload Videos to Youtube in 2018

The upload process can be a daunting process in this video we show you how to properly upload videos to YouTube.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

30 YouTube Video Ideas To Kickstart ANY Channel

Struggling to come up with content? Here are 30 YouTube ideas for ANY channel!

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

How to start a gaming channel in 2018

How to start a gaming channel on YouTube in 2018? It's one of the most competitive video spaces on the platform. Here are 10 great tips to get you started!

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

How to Get 100 YouTube Subscribers FAST

Getting started on YouTube and grinding up to 100 subscribers can feel like the hardest hurdle to overcome.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

YouTube Passion

Youtube Always Starts With Something You Love and Ends with Something Your Audience Trusts You With.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

10 Ways to Promote Your YouTube Videos for Free

You've made a great YouTube video, now you need to share it.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

How to get 1000 subscribers on youtube

How to get 1000 Subscribers on YouTube so you can monetize your content: that's a question being asked by many video creators. So here are 10 practical tips you can start using today to help grow...

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

How to get 4000 hours of watch time on YouTube

You now need 4000 hours of watch time and 1000 subscribers to qualify for monetization on YouTube.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

Get More Views With 10 Playlists Tips

How To Get More YouTube Views

Get More Views With 10 Playlists Tips

YouTube Playlists: you probably use them but do you know just how powerful they are?

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

Build a YouTube Community. Get More Views

Here are 10 YouTube Tips to improve engagement, build a better community, save time responding to comments and use YouTube's secret comment weapon! All of which is part of growing your channel to...

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

Pokemon Youtube

Pokemon Go is a worldwide sensation right now, and if you are a YouTube creator or marketer, you must be on this.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

Bulk SEO

We are happy to announce that we just launched Bulk YouTube SEO

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

Thumbnail

Creating optimized thumbnails can be a huge challenge.

Rob Wilson

Content Strategist

What happens when you are overwhelmed with too many comments? We’ve created filters that help you find the comments that matter.

Robert Sandie

Rob Sandie

Co-founder & CEO

Christmas is a global tentpole event for YouTube, and we’ve prepared the top 10 keywords for Christmas this year

Robert Sandie

Rob Sandie

Co-founder & CEO

Building a loyal YouTube audience doesn’t happen overnight.

Robert Sandie

Rob Sandie

Co-founder & CEO

December 30 2014

Just need to get that next video out so you can sip back some champagne and celebrate with friends?

Robert Sandie

Rob Sandie

Co-founder & CEO

Christmas videos 2014

’Tis the season for racking up video views—we took a look at the creators/videos who are trending for the holidays this year using the vidIQ Search Companion.

Robert Sandie

Rob Sandie

Co-founder & CEO

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays…. and Merry Christmas, Happy (C)hannukah and Happy Kwanzaa!

Robert Sandie

Rob Sandie

Co-founder & CEO

vidIQ Pro and YouTube Keyword Tool

It’s been just a few weeks since we soft-launched the new vidIQ Pro platform and I’m happy that today we make it official–vidIQ Pro is now available for everyone!

Robert Sandie

Rob Sandie

Co-founder & CEO

Buzzfeed

It is the professional opinion of this blogger that Buzzfeed has won the content marketing war and that, shortly, they will rule the world.

Robert Sandie

Rob Sandie

Co-founder & CEO

Last week, industry insiders and industry newcomers mingled, saleswomen and salesmen schmoozed, a veritable lovefest erupted on Twitter under the never-quite-trending #ReelSummit – this was the...

Robert Sandie

Rob Sandie

Co-founder & CEO

As Forbes contributor Rob Schwartz pointed out yesterday, this year’s World Cup was a global phenomenon rife with challenges for traditional marketing.

Robert Sandie

Rob Sandie

Co-founder & CEO

AOL Case Study

Q: How do you optimize a huge video archive without millions of man-hours? A: Call vidIQ.

Robert Sandie

Rob Sandie

Co-founder & CEO

With video marketing moving at the speed of light, it’s easy to get wild-eyed about your workflow.

Robert Sandie

Rob Sandie

Co-founder & CEO

First Ever YouTube Speedometer – vidIQ Velocity

It’s not an easy task to grow your views and subscribers organically and it has been a privilege guiding you in the quest for video marketing success.

Robert Sandie

Rob Sandie

Co-founder & CEO

Creator suggested

Creator Suggested is a new metric we’ve been running in our Chrome Extension for the last couple of months.

Robert Sandie

Rob Sandie

Co-founder & CEO

Introducing YouTube Competitor Analysis

Success on YouTube isn’t always about tracking just your metrics – it’s about gaining valuable insights into your competitors too!

Robert Sandie

Rob Sandie

Co-founder & CEO

Hootsuite and vidIQ

As a global brand, managing your YouTube presence along with your Facebook and Twitter endeavors is no easy task – especially with a fragmented array of tools and a large social media team.

Robert Sandie

Rob Sandie

Co-founder & CEO

How is vidIQ Score calculated?

Robert Sandie

Rob Sandie

Co-founder & CEO

Airline Video Marketing

October has been a big month for a much-unloved fixture of air travel – the dreaded FAA mandated airline safety lesson that precedes every takeoff.

Robert Sandie

Rob Sandie

Co-founder & CEO

vidIQ and Adweek

Exciting news for YouTube creators, brands, and stats nerds! We have partnered with Adweek to provide weekly YouTube rankings for the Top 10 YouTube Brand Videos and Top 10 YouTube Web Series Videos

Robert Sandie

Rob Sandie

Co-founder & CEO

As we covered in our new Chrome extension announcement last week, success on YouTube is about more than just views. Helping YouTube creators understand what factors contribute to their channel’s...

Robert Sandie

Rob Sandie

Co-founder & CEO

Introducing VidIQ Vision

As we all know success on YouTube is about more than just views. There’s a lot of confusion about what metrics YouTube marketers should be paying attention to, so we developed vidIQ Vision to elimi...

Robert Sandie

Rob Sandie

Co-founder & CEO

vidIQ for MCN's

If the recent deluge of investment in YouTube MCNs proves anything, it’s that online video has entered a feverish gold rush phase.

Robert Sandie

Rob Sandie

Co-founder & CEO

YouTube comment search

Engaging with your YouTube commenters is proven to increase your views by 4X – which is why we encourage all of our brands and creators to embrace the YouTube comments section rather than fear it.

Robert Sandie

Rob Sandie

Co-founder & CEO

video as an online platform

As viewers continue to flock to YouTube, brands are re-evaluating it as a practical alternative to costly online video platforms.

Robert Sandie

Rob Sandie

Co-founder & CEO

vidIQ’s Title Recommendations tool

With vidIQ’s Title Recommendations tool you’ll receive a list of the best relevant keywords to add to your videos based on YouTube search trends, search volume, and metadata analysis.

Robert Sandie

Rob Sandie

Co-founder & CEO

YouTube Player History

"It’s hard to believe, but this week marks YouTube’s 8 year anniversary.

Robert Sandie

Rob Sandie

Co-founder & CEO

stay calm with comments

If there’s one thing that the Amy’s Baking Company PR trainwreck proved, it’s that trolls are legion.

Robert Sandie

Rob Sandie

Co-founder & CEO

Per Video SEO

"At vidIQ, we’re constantly on the prowl for ways we can improve our product and help you grow your YouTube audience. That’s why today we’re announcing that we’ve made some impressive improvements...

Robert Sandie

Rob Sandie

Co-founder & CEO

To further enable our users to build a community around their content, we recently announced Real Time Updates, which will allow you to use vidIQ’s advanced YouTube comment moderation tools to mana...

Robert Sandie

Rob Sandie

Co-founder & CEO

sxsw 2013

For every similarity that exists between YouTube and Facebook / Twitter, there are drastic differences that present unique challenges.

Robert Sandie

Rob Sandie

Co-founder & CEO

Welcome to vidIQ

Product Updates

Welcome to vidIQ!

Today we’re announcing vidIQ is coming out of beta! And we’re excited!

Robert Sandie

Rob Sandie

Co-founder & CEO