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How to Customize Youtube Channel URL

How to Customize Youtube Channel URL

Learn how to customize Youtube channel URL to attract more views

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If your YouTube channel qualifies, you can give your fans an easy-to-remember web address. It is called a custom URL and has the following format: youtube.com/yourpersonalizednameIt is youtube.com/c/yourpersonalizedname.

This in addition to helping SEO, is also part of the Digital marketing for making it easier for users to find your channel.

You can choose a custom URL based on things like your display name, YouTube username, current short URLs, or the name of your linked site. All of them are subject to availability.

When sharing the custom URL, you can change its capitalization and accents however you like. for example, so much youtube.com/c/yourpersonalizedname how much youtube.com/c/yourpersonalizedname take viewers to the same channel.

Once you've created a custom URL, you can no longer change it. If you want to change the custom URL, remove it from the channel and claim a new one. Once a custom URL is removed, it is free to be claimed by another content creator. Generally speaking, a YouTube channel can only have one custom URL, and it cannot be transferred or assigned to anyone else.

Claim a custom URL for the YouTube channel

You can claim a custom URL if you meet the general eligibility requirements. Follow the steps below to configure it.

General qualification requirements

To create a custom URL linking to your channel, your account needs to:

  • Have 100 subscribers or more;
  • Have been created for at least 30 days;
  • Have a photo as a channel icon;
  • Have submitted channel art.

Generally speaking, a YouTube channel can only have one custom URL, and it cannot be transferred or assigned to anyone else.

Set up a custom URL for your channel

If you qualify for a custom URL, a notification will be shown in the advanced account settings and you will receive an email notification and a notification in your Creator Studio dashboard.

Before starting: Keep in mind that you cannot change a custom URL once you've created it.

  1. Log in to YouTube.
  2. Access the advanced account settings. To do so, click on the icon in the upper right corner > “Settings” or
    . Then click on Advanced below the account name.
  3. Under "Channel Settings", select the link next to You are eligible for a custom URL. You will only see this message if your channel is eligible.
  4. In the “Receive a personalized URL” box, you will see the URLs that have been approved for you. You can't change the text in the gray box, but you might need to add some letters or numbers to make the URL unique.
  5. Carefully read the “Custom URL Terms of Use” and tick the checkbox to agree to them. Then click on Change URL.
  6. It is not possible to request to change the custom URL after approval. Then, when you're sure you've made the right choice, click confirm choice.

Audiences will find your channel via the custom URL you created. For example, youtube.com/yourpersonalizedname will direct viewers to the channel's home page.

Remove custom URL and claim new one

You can remove a custom URL from your channel up to three times a year. This means your URL will be disabled and will no longer direct viewers to your channel.

  1. Log in to YouTube and go to the “About me“.
  2. In the upper right corner, select your YouTube channel account. If it is not in the list, click on All your brand accounts.
  3. Find the current custom URL under “Sites” and click Edit
  4. click on the X next to the URL you want to remove.
  5. click in OK.

If you qualify, you will be able to claim a new custom URL right after removal. However, it may take a few days for the previous URL to stop directing users to your channel.

It is not possible to claim a custom URL on the "About Me" page. To do so, you need to meet the general eligibility requirements and follow the steps above.

Then that's it. I think I have cleared your doubts.
As some items are necessary to change the URL on Youtube, and other basic requirements, nothing like a good article to solve some doubts.

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