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YouTube Publishing Features 7

Add A Llink To Annotation On YouTube

To add a link to your annotations, check the box by the “Link” underneath the “Start” and “End” settings.

Choose what you want the annotation to link to: another video, your channel, a playlist, a fundraising site or to subscribe to your channel.17-link

How to effectively use Link Annotations

  • Link annotations work best as a spotlight annotation. Place them around items in your videos to create clickable hotspots. You can embed thumbnail images or video-in-video spots as clickable hotspots. This can yield better results in click-through rates than a normal text link.
  • Put the links at the end of your video to give viewers a set of related content links.
  • Link annotations can make the video interactive. For example if you are presenting a video about a new dress, you could present the user with multiple color options to choose from. The link takes them to a different video of the dress in the color they specified.
  • Link to other videos, playlists, or full versions of a shorter video clip.
  • Use clickable links to highlight your website or blog, your merchandise store or even your social media channels.
  • Add interactive games into your videos with clickable links.

Annotations are an easy way for you to give your viewers a way to interact with you. They are more likely to get you click-throughs than a video that doesn’t include them. Use them the boost your viewer’s engagement, give them more information and help with navigating your video. Annotations are a great way to get creative in its uses.

Adding Music Clips to Video

How often have you viewed a video online and realized the music is what really caught your attention?  Music evokes strong emotional responses in viewers. Having the right soundtrack can create a video that others remember. The wrong audio can kill your video.

Finding the right music can be tough, especially if you’re on a budget. YouTube’s Audio Library helps make it easier.

YouTube’s audio swapping tool lets you choose music from their library of licensed songs.

How to access the YouTube Audio Library

In the Video manager of your YouTube account, click on the Creation Tools menu.

Filter the list by genre, mood, instrument or duration, and then preview the track. Hit the download icon once you’ve found the perfect song.

You can add audio or a new audio track to your video using YouTube’s editor.18-audio

Click the edit button next to the video you want to add music to.

Click the Audio tab.

This brings up YouTube’s library of pre-approved songs.

You can also access YouTube’s audio library by clicking on the create button in the creator studio.19-audio library

You can search for a track by using the search box. Or you can browse by genre using the Top Tracks tab.

Click the Save button when you find a track you like. The new audio is applied to your video.

You can position audio tracks in precise parts of your video using the position audio tab.

Customizing audio position and length of the audio:

Click on the Positon audio button below your preview player. The name of the audio track is shown in the highlighted bar.

Click the bar. This allows you to trim and drag the bar to customize the position or length of the audio.

To trim the length, click on the beginning or end of the bar and drag it to the left or right. Once you are done trimming the video, drag it to a certain position in your video.20-trim

Positioning and trimming lets you set when your audio plays in the video. You can also adjust the volume of the audio to play music only instead of the original. Or set it to mix both of them.

Click Done when you’re finished.

Two things to keep in mind:

  • Songs and clips can’t overlap. They must come before and after each other.
  • An added track audio will replace your clips original audio.

The YouTube Audio library has over 150 royalty-free instrumental tracks to choose from. It’s a quick and budget friendly way to add audio to your videos.

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