Create a custom YouTube subscription link to get more subscribers

Create a custom YouTube subscription link to get more subscribers

Do you have a Youtube channel? Want subscribers? Well, why not make it easy for your prospective Youtube viewers to sign up to view your content? You want to build a YouTube subscription link then!

I just set this up to integrate a YouTube subscription link onto my site. you can see this here with my subscriptions to my podcast links:

So when you press the Youtube button you go straight to youtube and a popup appears like this:

How do I do this? Well, my link looks like this (But I have a custom link):

https://www.youtube.com/c/50folds?sub_confirmation=1

Don’t worry… I’m going to explain this all now. There are a few different ways to do this, so use the right one for your setup.

Normal (No custom link)

  1. Get your youtube link. If you don’t have it…
    1. Go to Youtube and click on your account in the top right (Log in first if you haven’t)
    2. Click on Settings
    3. On the right hand side of “Name” there is a little link called “Advanced”
    4. Then you can see “Account Information.” Nice. You want the “YouTube Channel ID.” In my case it is UCKQtTkbTxNTYXWWeCuRJO1w
    5. You want to stick your channel ID at the end of this: https://www.youtube.com/channel/
    6. So it looks like this and you are done: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKQtTkbTxNTYXWWeCuRJO1w
  2. Add the special code
    1. At the end of your yourtube channel link, simple copy and paste this to the end: ?sub_confirmation=1
    2. So now your channel link looks like this: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKQtTkbTxNTYXWWeCuRJO1w?sub_confirmation=1

Congrats you have a YouTube subscription link! Simple right!

But obviously, that is super ugly! So use Pretty Links. If you want a step by step guide to make a custom link, you need to read this blog.

Custom URLs

My URL doesn’t look crappy like the one above, right? https://www.youtube.com/c/50folds

I have a custom URL. If you have one too, then these are the steps for you:

  1. Get your youtube link. If you don’t have it…
    1. Go to Youtube and click on your account in the top right (Log in first if you haven’t)
    2. Click on Settings
    3. On the right hand side of  “Name” there is a little link called “Advanced”
    4. Then you can see under Channel Settings” your custom URL. In my case it is https://www.youtube.com/c/50folds
  2. Add the special code
    1. At the end of your Youtube channel link, simple copy and paste this to the end: ?sub_confirmation=1
    2. So now your channel link looks like this: https://www.youtube.com/c/50folds?sub_confirmation=1

But obviously, that is super ugly! So use Pretty Links. If you want a step by step guide to make a custom link, you need to read this blog.

 

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