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A major disaster contained on time!

In the early hours of Thursday, 10th April, the VEVO platform came under attack by hackers who targeted major official artists’ channels, one of which happened to be Luis Fonsi’s.

 

People began noticing early Thursday morning that music videos from some of the most popular artists in the world — including Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito”, the most-watched video on YouTube Vevo were taken down. The videos were replaced with messages from hackers and eventually were taken offline while Vevo investigated.

Vevo is a video platform that’s owned by the three biggest record companies in the United States: Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment.

Unlike YouTube where anyone can upload contents to, VEVO is specifically run by administrators who upload videos to the website and the Vevo YouTube channel.

This also isn’t the first time Vevo has been hacked. Vevo was hacked in September 2017, where roughly “3.12TB worth of internal files” were published online, according to Gizmodo. The attack was coordinated by OurMine, the same group behind the BuzzFeed and TechCrunch hacks, as well as that of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts.

That attack, which targeted the company’s internal documents, didn’t affect YouTube either. “Despacito” is currently the most-watched video on YouTube, with more than 5.02 billion views since its debut in January 2017.

It’s easy to look at Vevo and YouTube as being one company. Vevo accounted for “50 million unique views on YouTube in May 2013, after purchasing a 7 percent stake in the company in the same year, which is why Vevo videos are syndicated on YouTube.

Vevo said in their own statement. “We are working to reinstate all videos affected and our catalogue to be restored to full working order. We are continuing to investigate the source of the breach.”

Many of the videos targeted in the original attack have been re-uploaded to YouTube at this time — including “Despacito.”

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Belly Dance into a trim figure!

If you ever wanted to achieve toned, flat abs from the comfort of your own space but didn’t know a stress-free way to go about it, watch Korra Obidi’s video on how to achieve flat abs through belly dancing.

Belly Dancing

Spice TV hooks up with Korra to bring you an intensive abs burnout. Belly dance workouts are a no adverse impact, completely fun and lovely method to burn belly fat.

Health Tips:
– Drink water regularly.
– Drink tea regularly as it aids in detoxifying your system.

Watch the full video on YouTube

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    YouTube Studio Beta

    YouTube Studio Beta

     

    Just when creators are trying to come to terms with the latest YouTube policies, it seems as if the platform is trying to placate users by coming up with an improved and more detailed version of the Creator Studio they have chosen to name “YouTube Studio”.

    One of the most important tools for creators is the Creator Studio: the hub where you upload videos, manage your channel and grow your community. In June of last year, YouTube announced a new beta version, renamed YouTube Studio. It has been reported that hundreds of thousands of creators have been using the beta and providing invaluable feedback that has been implemented to make YouTube Studio a more efficient, empowering and enjoyable tool for creators. Over the coming weeks, YouTube plans to make YouTube Studio the default experience for many creators (however, you will still have the option to return to the creator studio).

    What Makes YouTube Studio different from the Creator Studio?

    YouTube Studio’s most anticipated features include three new metrics that will give you a better understanding of how your videos perform and an all-new Dashboard that shows you personalized news and information for your channel.

    The three new metrics in YouTube Analytics include Impressions, Impressions click-through rate, and Unique Viewers – that give a deeper understanding of your reach on YouTube. Although these metrics are not currently available to all creators, it is said to be available to everyone in the YouTube Studio and subsequently, the creator studio classic.

    An Impression is counted when a viewer on YouTube sees one of your video thumbnails. Impressions tell you the potential reach of your content on YouTube since each impression is an opportunity to earn a view.

    An impression is counted every time a video thumbnail is shown to someone on youtube.com. It’s important to understand that not every instance where a viewer sees a video thumbnail will count as an impression and that not all views come from thumbnail impressions.

    In cases where impressions are counted, YouTube counts an impression when it can be detected that your thumbnail was visible to a user (e.g., It counts when a thumbnail was shown for more than one second and at least 50% of the thumbnail was visible on the screen).

    Note: Impressions can take longer to be calculated than views, so you may temporarily see zero or a limited number of impressions when looking at your latest upload.

    Impressions click-through rate shows you the percentage of your impressions on YouTube that turned into views. Different factors affect your click-through rate. For example, effective thumbnails and titles that attract your target audience may drive this rate up. This metric can help you make more informed decisions on how to optimize your titles and thumbnails, especially when you look at how this metric changes between past videos.

    Unique viewers show the estimated number of different people who watch your videos over a period of time. Whether they watch on desktop, mobile phone or watched more than one of your videos, that person will count as one unique viewer. You can use this data to compare your audience size to your subscriber base and identify videos that helped reach a wider audience. This information can also help guide your content strategy, and showcase your true reach when discussing brand deals and sponsorships.

    The All-New YouTube Studio Dashboard

    The new dashboard will now provide a snapshot of your latest upload, personalized recommendations, and instant access to news.

    According to YouTube, the new Dashboard will be your “one stop shop” for data, insights and news so you don’t have to spend time searching for it.

    The Dashboard will feature:

    • Video Snapshot: You’ll get a snapshot of how your newest video is performing compared to your previous uploads over the same time period. Previously, you had to pull this data from multiple sources and calculate it on your own.
    • Personalized Recommendations: Here we’ll surface Creator Academy content based on the specific needs of your channel. In the future, we’ll also help you understand why certain videos perform better than others so you can adapt your plans for future videos.
    • News: You shouldn’t have to search for the news; it should come to you. With this feature, you’ll get the latest updates from across YouTube so you can easily stay up to speed on everything that affects the creator community.

    All these changes will be rolled out over the next couple of weeks, so watch out as I continue to bring you updates as well as how best these updates will be of help to your creative process.

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    Watch time Threshold

     

    Oh No! I’m going to lose monetization on my channel!

    How am I going to make money from my videos? YouTube sucks! These are a few of the outcries from creators whose channels have lost the monetization ability.

    Sequel to my last post on How to get 1000 Subscribers in 2018, I will be sharing with you 7 ways to get 4000 hours of watch time on YouTube.

    1. Trends
      If there is a trending topic in your niche, jump on it right away and discuss it in the video. Use a website like Google Trends, to search for trending topics in your niche.
    2. LiveStreams
      The beauty of going live is that people spend more time on your live videos than your regular videos because there is a lot of interaction going on during your live stream. It is a great way to accumulate watch time quickly.
    3. Collaborations
      Collaboration is a great way to expose your contents to a different audience. As you do more collaborations, you’ll expand your audience, attract more subscribers and generate more watch time hours.
    4. Increase Upload Frequency
      The more you frequently upload new videos, the more watch time and subscribers you will attract. For example, if you upload just once a week, you won’t accumulate more watch time hours nor subscribers.
    5. Increase Audience Retention
      Audience Retention refers to the number of times users remain engaged with your video(s). The longer they stay watching your video, the more watch time you accumulate. If your average audience retention is below 50%, work on improving it. To increase audience retention, ensure that you grab your viewers’ attention in the first 10 seconds by either asking a question or stating clearly what your video is about.
    6. Playlists
      The beauty of playlists is that they contain a series of videos so that people can binge-watch your videos. When a person watches multiples videos in succession, it greatly improves your watch time hours. Ensure you link to your playlists in your end-screen and cards as well as your description and top of your comments.|
    7. Adwords for Video Campaign
      Create ads for your most engaging videos to accumulate watch time hour. Once you run a successful ad, you are not far from achieving the 4000 hours watch time hours.

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    Build a Community on YouTube

    How to get 1000 Subscribers

    Growing your YouTube Channel from zero to 1000 subscribers won’t happen quickly if you don’t know what to focus on. It is no longer news that YouTube now requires a channel to have at least 1000 Subscribers and 4,000 hours of watch time in the past 12 months to enable monetization.

    Here are 10 ways for you to gain 1,000 subscribers fast on YouTube in 2018:

    1. Create Contents Your Audience Wants To Watch
      Viewers will subscribe if you constantly upload valuable contents. Create an avatar of the idea of viewers you want to attract; this means that you have to identify their age, interests and problems. When you’re creating a video, imagine you are having a conversation with an actual person so that your contents come across naturally.
    2. Identify The Correct Search Terms
      People are continually entering their search queries into Google or YouTube. Therefore, enter your main keyword into the YouTube Search box to get a list of phrases. Create a video for each phrase and use the phrase in the title, description and tags of your video, because it will be the most relevant for your particular video and also increase the chances of your video ranking well in the search engine.
    3. Use YouTube AnalyTics
      Identify the top videos on your channel that are generating the most subscribers. Go to YouTube Analytics > Subscribers > YouTube Watch Page. Look at the titles of the top videos and create videos similar to those.

      Analytics for Subscribers

      Also, take a look at your “Traffic Sources”. Go to YouTube Analytics > Traffic Sources. Click on the Suggested Videos and YouTube Search links, look at the videos that appear in both lists and create videos that are similar to the ones that appear but use different contents.

      Traffic Sources Analytics

    4. Optimize Your Channel Homepage
      Do you know that when you publish a new video, the majority of the traffic comes from your channel homepage rather than the video watch page, therefore, you need to optimize your channel homepage to turn first-time visitors into subscribers. To do this,
      – Create an attractive channel banner that tells visitors exactly what your channel is all about within the first few seconds of visiting your channel.
      – Create a customized channel trailer as well as a strong call-to-action (CTA) that tells people to subscribe to your channel.
      – Add playlists to the sections on your channel. This will help viewers go into your contents more deeply and keep them watching more videos

      Homepage Sections

    5. Create Engaging Videos
      The longer someone stays watching your videos or successive videos, the higher your chances of YouTube promoting your videos on other people’s channels based on the viewing experience and will also increase their chances of ranking high in the search results. The first 10 seconds of your video should grab people’s attention.

      Audience Retention

      For example, begin your video by asking a question then let the rest of your video include points that support your introduction.
      Make sure you end the video with a strong call to action that tells them to subscribe using a good “Subscribe” graphic. Also, utilize end-screens and cards to link to related videos and playlists. Keep your viewers engaged throughout your video.

    6. Create Clickable Thumbnails
      Your thumbnail is the first impression your viewers have of your video before they decide to click and watch. When designing your thumbnail, ensure you use the most catchy still-shot of yourself or video and bold text with contrasting colours. Make sure the picture on your thumbnail corresponds with the text on it.

      Video Thumbnail

    7. Viewer Interaction
      Since subscribers are people who generate the most views to your future videos, build a relationship with them by replying to their comments. Ask them to connect with you outside of YouTube on your social media accounts like Facebook and Instagram so that they feel like they are a part of your day-to-day life. Also, subscribe to the channels of your subscribers if they have theirs to show your support.
    8. Add a Subscribe Watermark
      A subscribe watermark enables you to add the subscribe link to your channel across all the videos on your channel. You can also create a subscribe pop-up link and add to your banner, description, social media sites and websites.

      Branding Watermark

    9. Increase Upload Frequency
      Increasing your publishing frequency triggers the YouTube algorithm. This makes sense because you have more videos working for you. So, if you upload once a week, try to do it 2 or 3 times a week.
    10. Collaborations
      The great benefit of collaborations if that you expose your contents to another audience rather than your own. As you increase the number of collaborations, so will your audience grow. Also, as the channels you collaborated with grow, so will your exposure to more people.BONUS TIP
      Avoid asking “Sub4Sub” as it is against YouTube’s regulation and it could lead to the termination of your channel.

      I wish you all the best as you begin to incorporate these tips!

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    Focus on Watch Time!

    Ever wondered why a video with more views sometimes gets ranked lower than that with not as much views in YouTube Search results?

    Importance of Watch Time

    The reason is not far-fetched! The YouTube platform takes Watch Time more important than it does views. Before I delve any further, let me explain what the terms “Watch Time” and “Views” mean.

    Watch Time is the estimated total minutes of viewing time of your content from your audience. For better comprehension, watch time measures how engaged viewers are with what they’re watching.

    Views, on the other hand, are viewer-initiated intentional play of a video. In the early years of YouTube a view count would increase whenever the video was loaded. This was a reasonable system, except it quickly became obvious that anyone – from a teenager sharing a video to a business sharing a commercial – could simply reload their video over and over to increase their view count artificially. Since YouTube’s homepage displays popularly viewed videos sorted by the number of views, it was easy for anyone to game the system and have their video appear on YouTube’s front page.

    Watch Time is one of the most important metrics on YouTube as it emphasizes loyalty among viewers.  “Everyone wants to talk about their billions of views on this platform, but the fact of the matter is, we bucket our audience based on how they engage. We will determine a show that will make it or not make it based on whether people are watching through at significant completion rates” says Dan Ghosh-Roy, svp of audience development for Complex Networks.

    Video views on the other hand is a “Vanity Metric”. A Vanity Metric is a number that looks nice and maybe sounds impressive…but doesn’t actually matter.

    If you can get one viewer to spend 5 minutes watching a video, it is better than getting more views with people leaving after 10 seconds.

    In the YouTube Analytics section of the creator studio, you can clearly see the section “Watch Time Reports”, which used to be views report at some point.

    Watch Time Report

    Another metric to consider is Audience Retention as it goes hand in hand with watch time. Audience Retention lets you know how long your viewers are watching your video. Studies show that people abandon are either hooked or unimpressed with your videos after 10-15 seconds. To therefore retain your audience, ensure that you begin your videos with catchy/killer hook, avoid to many images before talking and also remove any ramblings.

    Let your focus be on Watch Time in 2018! People who enjoy your videos will definitely share with others and this will not only increase your views but also your subscribers.

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    YouTube is set to launch Official Artist Channels that bring together all artists’ contents from different YouTube channels into one place. The channel automatically programs their music catalogues on two new shelves, including music videos, songs, and albums.

    Music is hugely popular on YouTube and artists with VEVO-branded channels are among the most-followed channels on the platform. Now, YouTube is about to consolidate the millions of subscribers to VEVO’s channels — as well as those on “unofficial” artist-related channels — under a single account for each artist.

    An Official Artist Channel is not a new channel—it’s a new layout that can be used on any channel that’s owned and operated by an artist, their manager or their label. The sections on an official artist channel will include Featured Video, Artist-Curated content, Channel Layout, Official Music, Albums, and customizable sections.

    As an artist, what does this mean for you? According to YouTube, uniting your subscribers under one channel means you have more reach to promote your latest releases. It also gives you (and your team if you’ve got one) control over your presence and the opportunity to engage directly with your fans through YouTube features like community posts, mobile live and ticketing. Anyone who has had a chance to use both platforms will definitely agree that YouTube is more user-friendly than VEVO. 

     

    VEVO Channel for Artist

    VEVO channels will still be accessible via the advanced channel filter in search, and they will also be available if a user is specifically searching for the Vevo channel. In addition, if an artist has only a Vevo channel (and not an Official Artist Channel), the Vevo channel will still appear in search.

     

    Official Artist Channel

    As a user, if you’re currently subscribed to an unofficial artist channel, you will soon be subscribed to their Official Artist Channel and your subscription to any unofficial artist channels will become inactive. The Official Artist Channel is a single destination that gives you access to an artist’s full body of work, so you’ll now receive notifications solely from the official artist channel whenever new videos are uploaded or when an artist wants to send a message to their fans.

    The roll-out of these channels will begin taking effect on the platform in coming weeks.

    How to get an Official Artist Channel

    To be eligible for an Official Artist Channel, make sure you already have a YouTube Channel that’s owned and operated by you as an artist, your manager, or your label, and have at least 3 music videos on YouTube. YouTube will contact you as soon your channel has been upgraded to an Official Artist Channel.

    Watch out for more updates!