YouTube

YouTube cover photo

Creating a YouTube cover photo: Dimensions, uploading instructions, and design tips

You have to make sure that you use the right dimensions for YouTube cover photos when you make your YouTube banner image. There are standard guidelines for this and we will explain them to you in simple and clear terms in this post. You will also read about what you should keep in mind when dealing with text like your YouTube channel name and what makes for a successful YouTube banner.

What is a vlog?

Vlog – a video diary and marketing tool alike

With a vlog, you can directly communicate with a community, and so it’s a way of showing who you are. But what is a vlog anyway? What's behind the term, and how does vlogging work? We’ll show you how to use vlogs not only to appear more authentic, but also to significantly increase your reach and retain your followers in the long term.

How to make money on YouTube

Making money on YouTube – turning a hobby into a job

The video portal YouTube connects people the world over. Operators of these video channels entertain and influence millions of subscribers with their innovative ideas; in some cases, this can fund their entire lifestyle. So how do professional YouTubers actually make money on the platform? Could uploading videos and earning income from YouTube also be something for you?

Netiquette

Netiquette: What you need to know for discussions online

When participating in discussions online, you should be sure to follow the netiquette of the group you’re interacting in. If you violate these rules of politeness, you’ll not only make a bad impression but might even have your post deleted or be banned from the group. But since netiquette is pretty much universal, you can easily avoid landing in these sticky situations.

Trolling

Trolling: How to take action against online bullies

Abstruse theories about epidemics and politicians or personal insults against individuals: online things can quickly turn hurtful. Some users deliberately engage in what is known as trolling. Read on to find out what the goals of online bullies are, how you can recognise a genuine troll, and how to deal with hate speech correctly.

What is a thumbnail?

Thumbnails – little pictures, lots of power

Thumbnails can be found everywhere online. These small images help users to get a preview of web content such as photos or videos, and to select what might interest them. Thumbnails can be seen as teaser, formatted as compressed images. Website operators use the thumbnail images to attract attention and gain clicks. But what exactly are thumbnails? And when are they used?

What is YouTube Stories?

YouTube Stories: The video platform now offers a Story function

In order to remain at the forefront of the social media world, even pioneers like YouTube must be guided by younger competition from time to time. Youtube has therefore decided to introduce another communication channel in addition to the Community feature. Like Snapchat and Instagram, the video platform now has a Story feature that allows you to share short videos with your followers. Originally...

YouTube alternatives: an overview of the best portals

The 8 best YouTube alternatives at a glance

YouTube has revolutionised the internet: since it was founded, it has been inundated with video content and more than a billion users have been recorded. No other alternative has come close to this impressive number. But what are the other alternatives to YouTube and what do they have to offer? Here are the eight best YouTube alternatives at a glance.

Delete Twitch account

Deleting your Twitch account: here’s how to

Do you want to delete your Twitch account, but don’t know how to get started? If you’ve had enough of the livestreaming platform, deleting your account is easy as 1-2-3. Be aware that deleting your account means that your name and data will be gone! If that step is too much, you can also just disable it to use it again later. We’ll show you both options.

WebM

WebM: What you need to know about the Google media format!

MP4 is already a few years old. Could this be the time for a new video standard? With WebM, Google has already provided an open-source, free market competitor. Since its introduction in 2010, there has been much discussion about the WebM format. While Google is attempting to advance the project with the aid of YouTube and Android, Microsoft and Apple are opposed to it. Why is this the case? What...


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