How to Get a Custom URL for your YouTube Channel

I love YouTube because it’s one of the best places to get more exposure and money.

Get a Custom URL for your YouTube Channel

If you are a blogger, using the YouTube platform will definitely be a big plus for you, why? You will be opened to new traffic and a different way of making money.

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If you are one of those bloggers that is planning to join the vblogging world, there are some things you should know and actions you must take.

Have you just created your YouTube channel? If yes, you will notice that your YouTube channel address looks like www.youtube.com/c/GwRessR-PDSMaif which is weird or should I say unmemorable.

But hey, there is a way to customize that address so you and your fans can easily memorize it. You can make your YouTube channel look like this “www.youtube.com/theonenaija”.

But before you can customize your channel URL, you must meet some requirements. What are these requirements?

Requirements to get a custom URL

According to the Google requirement – To get a custom URL for your channel, your account needs to meet any of these requirements:

  • Be in good standing
  • Have 100 or more subscribers
  • Be at least 30 days old
  • Have an uploaded photo as channel icon
  • Have uploaded channel art

How to Get a Custom URL for you YouTube Channel

Now, if you’re qualified for a custom URL, you’ll see a notification in your advanced account settings. How to locate your Advance Settings?

Go to your YouTube Dashboard >>> Click on your avatar (image) at the right end and click the wheel icon. (See Image below)

youtube-advance-setting

In the “Overview” page, click the “Advance” button to take you to the advance page >>> or you can simply click this link to take you to your advance settings – “YouTube Advance Account Settings

Here’s How to Get Your Custom URL

Go to your YouTube Advance Account Settings following the above method >>> Under “Channel settings” select the link to claim your custom URL.

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In the “Get a custom URL” box, you’ll see the custom URL(s) you’ve been approved for by the Google team.

Note that you can’t change the URL(s) given to you. You can only add a few letters or numbers to make the URL unique to you (if you wish).

Your next move is to select the box next to “I agree to the Terms of Service” then click “Change URL

Do Note: The custom URL you’re choosing will be linked to both your YouTube channel and your Google+ identity.

And also note that once the URL you’ve choose has been approved, you can’t request to change it.

Now click the “Confirm” button. And you have successfully completed in changing your YouTube Channel URL to a more preferable and easy-to-remember URL.

Now you can easily access your YouTube channel through www.youtube.com/your-name or www.youtube.com/c/your-name

conclusion

The tutorial feels easy right? If yes, do change yours today and make your channel discoverable. And if you face any problem along the way, do not forget to drop me a comment here, and I will be sure to give you a quick reply.

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10 thoughts on “How to Get a Custom URL for your YouTube Channel”

  1. Hi Babanature,

    Informative post indeed 🙂

    Although I haven’t tapped YouTube as yet, but I have a few posts bookmarked for the information they shared, and this one is being added just to that. I guess once I start using it, using your custom URL for your channel would be the first thing I’d do.

    Thanks for sharing. Happy weekend 🙂

    Reply
    • Hello Harleena,

      Having a YouTube channel will definitely help you and your blog in a great way… there is a huge benefit in it 😉

      Having a custom URL is necessary for you (as the channel owner) and for your fans (as the viewer and subscribers)

      Thanks for dropping by and dropping your comment… i sincerely appreciate.

      Do have a wonderful week ahead…

      Reply
  2. Hello Baba,

    I never thought one can make money from uploading videos on youtube, so never took them that serious. But now that you mentioned it, I will take up my old YouTube channel I created years back and see if I can make it work.

    Please do drop more YouTube tutorials so we new bloggers can benefit from it as well

    Reply
  3. Hi Babanature,

    Great post. I never thought one can make money from uploading videos on youtube, so never took them that serious. Great points mentioned and very helpful.
    Thanks for sharing informative post.

    Reply
  4. Hello Babanature,

    Informative and helpful for those who desired to earn money from Youtube by setting custom URL for their channel.

    By the way thanks for sharing valuable info with us…..Have a nice day…..!!!

    Regards,
    Gangadhar

    Reply
    • Hello Kulkarni,

      It’s not only for those who want’s to make money from YouTube… it is also for people who wants to simplify their YouTube URL channel for visibility.

      Thanks for the comment, i do appreciate. have a wonderful week ahead…

      Reply

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