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Custom youtube URL? Yay or Nay?

Discussion in 'Scripts, Script Writing, Video Ideas & Planning' started by T.C., Jan 25, 2018.

  1. T.C.
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    First, should I get a custom You Tube channel URL? And does it cost anything?
     
  2. Andie_the_Lab
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    it's not a cost thing - it's like unlocking an achievement in a game:
    1. You have 500 subscribers or more.
    2. Channel is 30 days old or greater.
    3. Channel includes a photos for the channel icon.
    4. Channel includes uploaded channel art.

    and they seem to be revamping the requirements again, but that is the general gist. At one point you had to only get 100 subscribers i think.
     
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  3. T.C.
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    Very informative. Thank you very much.
     
  4. freppy
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    I think definitely worthwhile! You can the advertise your channel much easier, and people remember it easier too.
     
  5. markdfleming
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    I believe the requirement is still 100 subscribers + the other requirements Andie_the_Lab noted (according to the support page linked in Creator Studio > Status & Features > Custom URL ). This is something I am trying to attain for my channel (still at 20 :help:), because it can help for the following:

    1. SEO - youtube.com/channel/[username] is a lot more search engine friendly than a mixture of obscure letters and number
    2. Branding - Like any milestone, the more blind you have attached to your name, the more serious your channel will be taken
    3. Future Requirements - YouTube is constantly making these achievements more difficult (i.e. monetization requirements). You might as well capitalize on this feature before acquisition gets more difficult in the future. It won't hurt you.

    Best,
    Mark
     
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