How to Safely Mass Upload to YouTube pt. 4
So far, we talked about strategy and the reasons why you want to take steps to protect your channel when you’re uploading videos to YouTube. We talked about how to ensure that your accounts are not linked together in any way and we talked about what to do about your video comments. In this article; part 4, we will discuss YouTube’s copyright terms and creative Commons videos. We will explain what you should do not do to keep your child safe so that you can spend your time scaling up your business as opposed to rebuilding it time and time again.
Before you start adding videos to your channel, make sure you are familiar with YouTube’s copyright terms. It doesn’t matter what is on your channel, if you have a movie clip that is reported, your channel can be taken down in a flash. Avoid videos that contain clips from movies and TV shows because they are usually the quickest to get taken down. Music is also a niche to away. It is okay to use clips of songs, but using the whole song puts you at risk. If you’re going to use it is that is, your child’s extremely small. If you’re a small channel, is less likely that it will be reported. You are channel, your account will be at greater risk because it will draw more attention.
YouTubes creative commons section allows you to find relevant videos which are not subject to copyright laws. I would say it is okay to use these videos, however, many of these videos are stolen from other channels and re-upload as creative commons videos. YouTube will not seek out these videos, but if the original creator of the video finds that you’re using one of these, they may take action which puts your channel at risk. If you decide to use creative commons videos, do so at your own risk. Again, if you’re going to use creative Commons videos, make sure your child’s remains small so they cannot attract too much attention.
Don’t Take Other Videos
We touched on this above. You should never download and re-upload other people’s videos . Nothing is worse than spending the time making a quality video and then finding it on someone else’s channel with their monetized links in the description. When these people find their videos, they usually do everything they can do to get your video taken down which puts your channel at further risk. If you want long-term success with YouTube, this is something you should stay far away from.
Let Time Pass
Here we’re getting into the extreme territory. If you are re-entering a niche which has been heavily moderated or flagged before, or you are entering a highly competitive niche, you may want to your videos private until they have been around for a while. Your videos will strengthen and gain trust over time as they accumulate views and likes. If you keep your videos private, your competitors will not be able to find them and flag them. In the meantime, you can trickle views, likes, comments and subscribers to the videos. After a few months, you can make the videos public and by the time your competitors see them, it will be much more difficult for them to take the videos down via flagging.
That wraps up part four of the series. In part five, we are going to talk about what to do with your URL links in the video descriptions.