How to make a YouTube subscription link and get more subscribers

YouTube-logo-full_color If you host a video podcast, or produce any video along with your audio podcast, then you should be on YouTube!

I'm a fan of making things easy for your audience. You should especially want things to be easy for your potential audience to subscribe.

That's where you can use the YouTube subscription link to encourage more people to subscribe to your YouTube channel.

It's really easy! Make sure that your YouTube channel has its own ID (for example, The Audacity to Podcast's YouTube channel ID is noodlemx), then replace my user ID in the following URL with yours.

http://www.youtube.com/user/noodlemx?sub_confirmation=1

If your channel has random characters and not a username (your channel URL would have /channel/ in it instead of /user/), then format the URL slightly differently.

http://www.youtube.com/channel/REPLACE_WITH_ID?sub_confirmation=1

If someone uses that link, they will be taken to your YouTube channel. If they are not already subscribed, they'll see a front-and-center box prompting them to subscribe.

YouTube subscription linkIf the visitor is already subscribed to your channel, they will not see this subscription box, but will see you channel as they normally would.

But don't stop there! Get Pretty Link Pro or Better Links Pro to make a friendly /youtube URL that redirects to your subscription link.

You can easily use your new YouTube subscription link in emails, tweets, YouTube videos, comments, blog posts, podcast episodes, and more. I recommend that you place it on your front page with my Social Subscribe & Follow Icons plugin for WordPress.

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As an award-winning podcaster, Daniel J. Lewis gives you the guts and teaches you the tools to launch and improve your own podcasts for sharing your passions and finding success. Daniel creates resources for podcasters, such as the SEO for Podcasters and Zoom H6 for Podcasters courses, the Social Subscribe & Follow Icons plugin for WordPress, the My Podcast Reviews global-review aggregator, and the Podcasters' Society membership for podcasters. As a recognized authority and influencer in the podcasting industry, Daniel speaks on podcasting and hosts his own podcast about how to podcast. Daniel's other podcasts, a clean-comedy podcast, and the #1 unofficial podcast for ABC's hit drama Once Upon a Time, have also been nominated for multiple awards. Daniel and his son live near Cincinnati.
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kilerb
kilerb
8 years ago

This is a good tip! Just changed the YouTube link on my personal website. Thanks man!

Learn And Earn Online
Learn And Earn Online
6 years ago

where it put
please make a video for this method
and paste a link here

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c
7 years ago

what if you have a space in you name?

The Style Insider
7 years ago

Hello I’ve been trying to do this but it keeps coming up saying “invalid request” any idea what I am doing wrong? Thanks so much

Evan Evans
Evan Evans
7 years ago

Same here

Evan Evans
Evan Evans
7 years ago

Thank you Daniel!

Pim Bijlsma
Pim Bijlsma
7 years ago

How do you find out what you YT id is?

Rosalyn O.
7 years ago

Just what I was looking for! Thanks :))

Rowland Hinds
Rowland Hinds
7 years ago

Hi Daniel,
Can you do the same thing for mobile? That would be great.

Rafael Velasque
Rafael Velasque
6 years ago

Hi Daniel!
I have a question.
There is a possibility to use this sub_confirmation on a video link?
Like, when someone access a blog link that send to a youtube video, appear the subscribe button?
Or it only work in the channel page?
Thanks!

VIP
VIP
6 years ago

How to get the same thing happening on

Mobile Browsers

Carl Creasey
5 years ago

Works great! … but doesn’t work for mobile devices, only desktop!!

specspeak
specspeak
5 years ago

nice info it works
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Deem About Shoes
5 years ago

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If u like my videos then like ,share and subscribe..

Aashish Mishra
Aashish Mishra
5 years ago

How to possible if i click on youtube subscribe button then open a other blogs or website…please help me

aymanekattou
aymanekattou
5 years ago

Super

Geeta Singh
5 years ago

Nice informaion….!! Thank u for sharing..very useful

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Kulwa Dickson
5 years ago

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Bianaca Daniali
Bianaca Daniali
5 years ago

very helpful..
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