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YouTube on January 6th of 2020, rolled out major changes in its privacy settings to secure digital experience for kids. The platform announced about bringing in these series of changes into its privacy column last September which got implemented now. YouTube was quoted on their blog, “Last September, we announced a series of changes to better protect kids and their privacy on YouTube and to address concerns raised by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC).” YouTube Studio...

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While a creator uploads and optimizes a new video, YouTube informs: “Now, you can rate your own uploads against our ad-friendly content guidelines” After one and half years of announcing the development of a self-rating monetization system, YouTube launched the feature.  A bunch of creators were asked to rate their own video content during the upload so that ads run are relevant to the video content. YouTube’s self-certification feature launched by its CEO Susan Wojcicki...

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At the VidCon 2018 conference in Anaheim, California, YouTube rolled out a few new tools for creators to enable them with more options to generate revenue which is outside the purview of traditional advertising currently available on the platform. One such new YouTube feature is Channel Memberships. This is a feature that allows the fans of a particular channel to sponsor them with a monthly fee which gives them additional access to exclusive digital goods,...

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In a bid to help advertisers, Google is launching a new AdWords feature called Reach Planner. This tool will forecast the reach and frequency available in over 50 countries. The tool suggests ad format mixes and provides reach estimates based on campaign objectives and budget inputs. Google Reach Planner for YouTube will help you in following queries How many people can I reach on YouTube for $100k And how much budget to allocate the spend...

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YouTube is a continuously evolving platform that keeps on updating itself as per the user needs. Just recently YouTube has started to test some new multitasking features on desktop that is the picture-in-picture feature, minimize content and a floating mini player bar. On mobile (be it Android or iOS), YouTube has had the picture-in-picture feature that allows users to navigate easily across the platform while consuming a piece of content. They are now trying something...

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YouTube has launched an interesting new feature for people creating VR and 360 videos called 360 Heat Maps. This move is to help content creators figure out which parts of their 360-degree videos are working and parts viewers are ignoring. We all know that YouTube has the largest stock of 360-degree videos on the web and it’s one of the easiest places to discover new content from various YouTube channel. Creating a 360-degree content on...

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It’s been six months since YouTube got hit with terrorist’s propaganda videos. This resulted in mass boycott where thousands of advertisers stepped down from advertising on YouTube and vowed not to return until Google takes though steps to eradicate this problem. As we all know that the spread of terrorism and violent extremism is a pressing global problem and a critical challenge especially for Google. This was the reason why Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube...

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Every year, hundreds of YouTubers gather together to greet and meet their thousands of fans who travel across the country just to hang out with these online stars at Vidcon conventions. For all who don’t know what Vidcon is, it’s a multi-genre online video annual conference organized by Hank and John Green of the popular channel VlogBrothers which started 7 years ago. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki took this opportunity to announce series of YouTube updates...

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YouTube has launched its first ever interactive quiz game called Deja: View that tests how fast you can answer questions involving viral videos, famous channels, hit web series, and popular trends on YouTube. For example, can you answer the following questions What is McDonald’s latest food invention? How does Bill Wurtz illustrate “History of the Entire World, I Guess”? What product reviewing trend summons that “just got something in the mail” feeling? What is Casey...

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For the past year or so, Google has stepped up its design game. After progressing from a regular video platform to a live streaming service that includes a social network, YouTube is now offering a new User Interface for its users. Recently Google changed the look of Gmail by adopting a sleek “material design,” and now Google is ready to change YouTube for good. Yesterday, YouTube introduced a new look that will give you a...

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The new YouTube update might put a dent in the pockets of new You Tubers who just started uploading content on their YouTube channel. The last couple of months has been a bit stressful for YouTube. First, they came under scrutiny that they (YT) removed LGBTQ, and ASMR videos from recommended videos after the user opts “Restricted Mode.” And then came the “Advertiser Exodus” phase where hundreds of world-renowned brands started pulling off their advertisements...

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Nobody wants to wait 30 seconds for an unskippable YouTube ad before watching a video. It’s one of the worst things that can happen to any person is when they want to check a new movie trailer, but have to wait for 30 long seconds just to catch the first glimpse. These 30-second unskippable YouTube ads are about 20-30 seconds long and advertisers used to pay more for these spots and only appear on select...

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YouTube is now progressing from a regular video platform to a live streaming service that includes a social network. In a phase by phase method, YouTube is aligning various features that can eventually make YouTube the go-to place to upload, live stream, collect funds, earn from fan donations, AdSense, chat in a community and be a regulator of the same. Last year, YouTube announced Live Streaming service during its keynote session at Vidcon and was...

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YouTube got a new update. And it’s not a bad news. There are a couple of back to back YouTube updates that are going to help small YouTubers with 1000 or more subscribers plus help them financially at the same time. How? UPDATE 1 – Spotlight for Nascent Channels To help new YouTube channels with fewer subscribers and views, YouTube rolled out a new update where it will highlight a total of four channels two...

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You may have heard of the “Un-Sub bug” on YouTube causing people to be unsubscribed from channels without their knowledge and creators losing subscribers at alarming rates. Surprisingly, the 2013 YouTube algorithm change favored daily uploads and longer (10 mins or more) videos; which indirectly helped daily vloggers and let’s play gamers. This was the reason why daily uploaders like PewDiePie, LeafyIsHere, Casey Neistat and thousands of others flourished in this era of daily uploads...

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You must be surprised why big-data platforms are becoming so successful in generating creative content. Consider YouTube RED and Netflix, who are experts in analyzing consumer behavior for their digital media products in the entertainment market. Netflix is the most successful premium web content provider with 14 Emmy wins from 75 nominations, and YouTube RED is slowly trying to capture similar success with many young demographics. YouTube VS YouTube RED YouTube acts in reverse order....

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After developing long-haul undersea fiber optic cabling service in Asian countries like Thailand, Japan, and Taiwan; Google’s head “Sundar Pichai” has promised India for free Hi-Speed internet by providing hotspots at more than 400 rail stations in partnership with RailTel and Indian Railways. The Indian internet eco-system today and where it’s heading #GoogleForIndia pic.twitter.com/AqfjbuHsTW — Google India (@GoogleIndia) September 27, 2016 Today, at Google for India event, the company announced a new YouTube app called YouTube...

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Several YouTube content creators are flipping out as their videos are getting demonetized for producing anti-advertising friendly content. It all started 3 months back when the YouTube policy changed by adding “Harassment may include” section. This trend of online harassing, counterculturist’s, and highly opinionated criticisms from both left/right wings of society started exactly after the Orlando shootings back in June. The rise of anti/pro criticisms on Police, Syrian refugees, Brexit, Black Lives Matter, White Lives...