Whether you are a newbie looking to become an influencer or someone who has been making videos for some time, undermining the value of Creator Studio can prove to be a costly affair. The bonus section of this article explores what the YouTube Creator Studio is and why it matters.
YouTube recently updated its studio icon, which content creators can use to gain valuable insights about their videos.
The video sharing platform has been the weapon of choice for content creators for over 15 years. In its quest to make the platform user-friendly, YouTube has always added new features to keep the creators engaged.
YouTube Studio is the mecca of creators since this is where creators manage and grow their channels. YouTube Studio for Android and iOS lets creators edit video settings, manage playlists, get notifications, filter and reply to comments, and view stats. The old icon featured six prolonged gears in red with a white play button in the middle. The YouTube Studio icon clearly portrayed what it was about – a platform to create and manage videos.
The new YouTube Studio icon features a smooth red hexagon separated by an outline of a white hexagon; however, the triangle play button has retained its place in the middle.
According to social media users and creators, the new YouTube Studio icon resembles the YouTube Music logo. The new hexagon logo does not symbolize what YouTube studio stands for, as per creators who use the video-sharing platform.
The new hexagon logo began rolling out in phases last week, with iOS users being the first to receive the icon. Creators took to Twitter to express their anguish over the new logo, with many proclaiming that the new logo fails to evoke the sense of “studio” anymore.
A Twitterati commented, “The new YouTube Studio app icon is horrendous. How is a hexagon more “studio” than a gear?”
“The new YouTube Studio icon is awfully similar to the YouTube Music Logo,” commented another.
Many creators have argued that the YouTube Music logo is a circular emblem; whereas, the new YouTube Studio Logo is a hexagon, so the question of the two being similar does not arise. While it is true that Google has a history of creating similar-looking icons, the creators’ claim of YouTube creating identical emblems might be far-fetched.
The debate surrounding the new logo will not end soon; however, it will not cause any long-term damage to the video-sharing platform. YouTube has provided a platform that has enabled creators from across the world to express themselves in every way possible.
The following video explains how to use the YouTube studio:
How YouTube Creator Studio can help you manage your channel better
YouTube has dramatically changed the world in more ways than one. You can easily share videos of what you know with the world and earn a living doing so. Terms like “influencer,” “Google Adsense,” “monetization” and “audience retention” have made their way into everyday verbiage. However, if you see yourself as a content creator who can make a living by uploading videos on Youtube, then Creator Studio can help you achieve your dreams.
In addition to uploading a minimum of three videos a week: a YouTuber must understand how the platform works. Here are a few ways YouTube Creator Studio helps users to manage their channels better:
The YouTube Studio dashboard
Uploading videos blindly can be dangerous, especially if you are new to the platform. Your journey toward becoming a successful YouTuber begins months before you upload your first video. Apart from figuring out your niche, it makes sense to try your hands at creating thumbnails and editing videos. After you have uploaded a few videos, the YouTube dashboard shows you important metrics to keep you going. In addition to gaining valuable insights about your channel, the dashboard shows you new or active users and how well your latest video is doing.
Improve your click through rate (CTR)
The YouTube Studio is the place to set tags, add thumbnails, describe your videos and do all sorts of crazy stuff. You can improve your video in various ways to increase your channel’s visibility or CTR.
Watch Time and Audience Retention
Among other important metrics, Watch Time and Audience Retention play a vital role when it comes to YouTube rankings. In addition to providing you details about various ads served during the video, YouTube Studio keeps you informed about how many people watched your videos. You can use these metrics to avoid any Audience Retention related issues.
The analytics report of your channel is one of the crucial pieces of information provided by YouTube Studio. The analytics provide details of real-time activities, such as the number of minutes spent by viewers on a particular video. Furthermore, the analytics provide the details of the last 48 hours, 7 days, 30 days, and last 90 days. These reports will allow you to formulate strategies that can improve your YouTube rankings.
While YouTube Studio has all the tools to guide you on your way to superstardom, it is only up to you how smartly you use the information provided by the platform. Monetizing and becoming popular on YouTube takes time, which is why being patient can pay you rich dividends.
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