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5 easy ways to spring-clean your YouTube channel After a rough winter for much of the U.S., warm weather is finally here—which means it’s time for some spring cleaning! If you’re sick of cleaning out your room or your garage, take a break by tidying up your online video life too. Let’s take a look at five simple things you can do to spring-clean your YouTube channel. 1. Make your playlists When you upload a video to YouTube, it just gets thrown in a pile with all your other videos. Viewers can sort upload date or popularity, but your videos aren’t organized in any other way—unless you do […]

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Introducing Fullscreen Uploader for Facebook Video Video creators! As you know, your fans are everywhere. They spread across the globe. They follow you on countless social networks. And at Fullscreen, our mission is to empower you to grow those audiences—wherever they can be found. You’ve probably noticed that native video on Facebook is growing. Facebook now sees more than 3 billion native video views per day—65% of them on mobile devices, where your fans increasingly are spending their time. How Facebook video can help you grow You need to be where your audiences are. Yes, there are huge audiences on YouTube, and there always will be. […]

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Follow our new @FullscreenNet Video creators: say hello to @FullscreenNet, a brand new Twitter account we’ve started with you in mind! Follow @FullscreenNet The Fullscreen Network is flooded with talented content creators who have yet to be discovered, and even more who are looking to learn the tricks of the trade. With our main Twitter account highlighting larger creators, we’ve heard your feedback and started @FullscreenNet specifically for our creators who are just starting out or still early in their careers. What @FullscreenNet is about So what can you expect from @FullscreenNet? Creator tips and tricks to help grow your audience Up-to-the-minute trend alerts to boost your […]

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YouTube cards are here! Video creators: say goodbye to YouTube annotations as you know them! Okay, maybe not just yet—but starting today, YouTube is rolling out their their long-anticipated “cards” feature, bringing you streamlined calls to action that display seamlessly across both web and mobile devices! How can you use YouTube cards? Cards work very similarly to how annotations have worked in the past. From your Video Manager on YouTube, click the arrow next to the edit button, and choose the new cards feature. When you’re on the new cards page, scrub to the timecode where you’d like to add a new call to […]

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YouTube discontinues branding intros Creators! It was only last year that YouTube debuted branding intros—a new feature that allowed you to tack on three-second intros at the beginning of your videos. Many creators have used these intros to brand their videos, remind their viewers to like and subscribe, and announce new projects they’re launching. However, YouTube has recently posted an alert saying that they’re discontinuing the branding intros feature at the end of March. What this means for you After March 31, you’ll no longer be able to add, update, or remove a branding intro from your videos. YouTube has given you two options for […]

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3 things to know if you’re making a parody video Please note: This article should not be interpreted as legal advice, nor should it be interpreted as creating any kind of attorney-client or legal advisor relationship. You should not rely upon the legal information or opinions provided, and you should consult with your personal legal advisor. You are solely responsible for any legal decisions or actions you take or omissions you commit. Video creators! In a previous post, we laid out some basic guidelines for avoiding copyright problems on YouTube. Today, let’s look a little closer at parody videos—they can be a great draw for your fans, but it’s important […]

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Amp up your channel income with mid-roll ads What’s up, video addicts! At Fullscreen we’re always looking for ways to help creators earn more money both on and off YouTube. And we’ve got some new advice for you—about mid-rolls! What are mid-rolls? Mid-rolls are ads that you can place in the middle of your videos—just like the commercial breaks of the TV world. Mid-roll ads are incredibly valuable and can quickly boost your earnings big time. Keep in mind that mid-rolls are available only on long-form videos (which YouTube defines as videos 10 minutes in length or longer). If your video qualifies as long form, you can place […]

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New in your inbox: Fullscreen GO Fullscreeners! We’re bringing some more #PowerToTheCreators with a brand new newsletter, specifically for smaller creators: Fullscreen GO! It’s going out to our network for the first time this week. We’ve heard your feedback on ways to improve the Fullscreen network—especially for newer creators who have tons of potential and talent but don’t (yet!) have a big audience. Do you fall in that category? Then Fullscreen GO is for you. What’s in it for you In each issue of Fullscreen GO we’ll be naming the hottest trends that week—or that very day—for you to capitalize on in your own videos (read […]

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#FullscreenHangout Returns! We’re bringing it back: we’re excited to announce the return of #FullscreenHangout, our live stream for creators! Tune in next Tuesday, January 27, at 1:00pm PST! Our first guest will be our newest partner, Epoxy. As we announced back in December, Epoxy connects you with your fans and followers more easily across all types of social media. Epoxy’s team will answer your questions about who they are, what they do, and how their product works. Best of all, you’ll have the chance to win some prizes! First, we’re giving away Fullscreen and Epoxy swag: to enter, tweet using the hashtag […]

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