YouTube Channel Brand

If you are using YouTube as a seasoned veteran you will know that prior to Google+ you could name your YouTube account anything you wanted to. However, now they have changed this for new users by forcing them to inherit their Google+ profile name which would be something like, Chris Florence instead of “your business name here”.

I know what you’re thinking, “I’ll just link it to my business page on Google+!” Yeah, in a perfect world. I’m hoping to save you all some time because as of the writing of this blog post Google doesn’t offer the ability to link your YouTube account to your page. You are SOL sorry.

If you’ve been using YouTube for a while now and you get a message to change your channel to your plus profile name [highlight]DO NOT[/highlight] do it unless you want to. If you want to maintain that branding consistency across your inbound marketing then just decline because Google will let you opt out. Your plus account and channel will not be connected via pages though.

The good news and happy ending to the story is that the Google team has heard our cries and they are hard at work on connecting Youtube channels to organization pages. You’re welcome, if Google is good at doing anything when it comes to updates it is listening to what the users want…in most cases.

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  • The Inc

    I have a youtube channel, and on my channel I have something in the description about me that says something about being Christan. Would it be bad to delete that?

    May 26, 2013 Reply
  • ibjammin44

    like when you go to somebody’s youtube channel… the video will play instantly instead of you having to press the play button. is ther like a code or somethin to make it play auotmatically??? thanks alott :]

    May 27, 2013 Reply
  • Melanie

    I started a youtube channel and would like to get a cheap camera or camcorder that has the autofocus so when showing items up close they are very detailed and look good! Thanks so much! Every answer is deeply appreciated:)

    June 27, 2013 Reply
  • nick s

    Hello,
    I have a Youtube channel, that I upload my own videos. I want to have my logo on the top of the channel. Like this channel:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/calvinklein

    As you can see the name is there in the top. I dont think it is a background image, because the logo in a link.

    How can I have something like that?

    June 30, 2013 Reply
  • NC Baller

    I can only find template’s that are for the old youtube channel.

    July 2, 2013 Reply
  • Dana G

    I recently made a YouTube channel and I would like to add a background but I cant seem to find any. I tried profile brand but its not working.

    July 2, 2013 Reply
  • Jeracoo L

    I’m starting a website/Youtube channel, similar to that of Phonescoop, Cnet, etc. I was wondering if anyone knew how I could get phones for free to begin my reviews, because I already have a few reviews for phones that I have and my brother & other family members have. If possible, please leave a website or email address that I can contact. Thanks!

    July 19, 2013 Reply
  • mrankinmatt

    I want to make my YouTube channel a brand channel, I know I have to send a message to my Google Account Team telling them my YouTube username and a request for my channel to be changed to a brand channel. But I don’t know how to send them this message, any help?

    July 19, 2013 Reply
  • Nathan B

    I have a YouTube channel (4LegendaryGamers) and we’re growing fast and we’re a gaming channel, so I want to know what is the best branded computer company for gaming (model would be nice too) I was thinking AlienWare but people say they’re full of baloney, so I was thinking like HP or ASUS, right now I use a HP Laptop but it dosnt really work that good. D: So please halp meh, thank you.

    August 30, 2013 Reply

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