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|Congratulations, tholex1979! With your first video now uploaded, you’re ready to go even deeper into the YouTube experience. Here are some tips to help get you started.
Help People Find Your Videos
First, you’ll want to make sure your video has good metadata–a descriptive title, a description, a category, and tags–which will help it get discovered on the site. You can fine-tune your metadata in your video’s detail page.
Upload Better Video Quality
Automatically Share Your Uploads With Friends and Family
Now you can automatically share your uploads (and other activities) to your profile on Facebook, Twitter and Google Reader via AutoShare. Once you’ve opted in, AutoShare will send an update to the selected services when your uploaded video goes live.
Promote Your Video
When you’re ready, you can actively promote your video by sharing it via email, embedding it on your blog or using the Promoted Video system to purchase placement on high-traffic pages. While you’re at it, you might also want to make sure your channel reflects your personality, just like your videos do, by customizing your channel.
Understand Your Video’s Views
One tool you definitely won’t want to live without is Insight; it gives you information about who’s watching your videos, where they’re from, and more. This information can help you tailor your videos just for your audience; that might mean using annotations to add subtitles so your fans in Japan can understand what you’re saying, or getting a detailed breakdown of where your views are coming from. (Please note that in general it takes a day to start to see traffic data for your newly uploaded video on Insight.)
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