YouTube Network Popularity
Top social networks are continually seeking new ways to combat the ever increasing amount of spam and imposter accounts, YouTube included. YouTube is without a doubt the most popular video site on the internet and due to its commanding authority as a social network is included in KnowEm’s Top 25 ranked social networks. Additionally, YouTube is a single Google product that ties into your Google account and other Google products.
Since YouTube moved to a monetized business model, where top content producers are receiving advertising revenue from Google, YouTube has increased its requirements to obtain a vanity URL. This makes sense – you must first command an audience and a presence on YouTube to earn the privilege of a vanity URL.
For these reasons, if a YouTube account is created with your KnowEm branding protection package order it will not be in the form of a vanity URL. However, this is a great starting place for your business or brand to begin to upload content and begin growing your subscriber base in order to claim your vanity URL.
YouTube User ID and Channel ID
YouTube implements a categorization system that is different from most social networks. There are two identifiers for each account, and both identifiers are unique to that account. Each YouTube channel has a unique user ID and channel ID. These are used to refer to the channel in certain apps and services.
To determine these identifiers for your account, log into your Google account and visit the advanced account settings page.
YouTube Requirements for Vanity URL
To get a custom URL for your channel, your account needs to be in good standing and meet a few other requirements:
- 500 or more subscribers
- Channels is at least 30 days old
- Channel has uploaded a photo for the channel icon
- Channel has uploaded channel art
You can also qualify for a custom URL by linking and verifying your official webpage with your channel or +Page.
Vanity URL Cannot Be Changed!
!!! Important: You cannot change your custom URL after you create it so be sure you are comfortable with your choice before you finalize it.
For more information on setting your YouTube vanity url visit their support forum article which should contain the latest changes and other helpful resources.