So far, we’ve been able to talk about how you can get verified on Twitter and TikTok. If you haven’t read any of them, it’s high time you do so.
This time, we’ll be showing you how to get a partner verified YouTube channel.
We’ve stated in our preceding articles that having a verified account on Instagram and Facebook makes individuals and brands more credible to visitors -the same is true of YouTube.
A verified YouTube account or channel tells users that the page is authentic. When you see a verification badge close to a YouTube channel’s name, it means that the YouTube channel belongs to a recognized creator or it’s the official channel of an organization, business, or brand.
As we all know, YouTube is getting crowded and approximately 500 hours of video get uploaded on the platform every minute- that’s a massive amount of content. In addition to that, creators and brands are naturally looking for new ways to stand out and be noticeable.
One of the ways to attain this is by getting your YouTube channel verified. It’s proof that your channel has fought its way through the content jungle, survived the early teething stages and earned official recognition from YouTube.
Additionally, verified channels attract larger audiences, but their comments and posts also gain higher visibility in the user’s newsfeed. A verification badge will help you to stand out in the sea of YouTube content.
That said, the next question that’ll likely be on your mind is: how do I get my YouTube channel verified? How do I get that magic verification mark?
Sit back, relax, and read on to get answers.
- Verification Badge vs Verified Account
- What does it mean to be Verified on Youtube?
- Getting Verified on Youtube
- How to Improve Your Chances of Getting Verified
A VERIFICATION BADGE VERSUS A VERIFIED ACCOUNT
Before we get into the main subject of this article, we’ll like to quickly differentiate what it means to get a verified account and how it differs from a verification badge (our primary concern in this article).
When you first create a new account on YouTube, you’ll be requested to supply your phone number to get the account verified. This is done to ensure that you’re a human and not a bot. Getting your accounts verified on YouTube is essential; it’s the first step for creating a valid partner verified YouTube channel.
Getting a verified badge is a little different. Ever seen that little gray tick that usually appears next to a channel’s name?
That’s the verification badge we’re talking about. Some YouTube channels are eligible to get the badge only after they’ve attained all the set benchmarks.
These verification badges are proof that a channel is trustworthy and supports brand authenticity. It increases the capacity of a YouTube channel while driving massive traffic to the channel, building a loyal bunch of viewers, and differentiating imposters.
That’s why you lose your verification anytime you change the channel’s name.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE VERIFIED ON YOUTUBE?
In simple terms, being verified on YouTube means that a YouTube channel belongs to a reputable creator or is the main channel of a business, organization, or business.
It does not mean that you have access to some special perks or features. A verification badge makes a brand appear more legitimate– thus, making it possible for more people to trust a brand.
Additionally, it prevents copycats, fan sites, and/or impersonators from stealing away the traffic that should go to your YouTube channel.
One way to determine if your YouTube account is verified is to look at your channel name and check whether there’s a checkmark next to it. If there is then, it means that you’re verified. Otherwise, you’re not verified.
Another way to verify is by navigating your channel settings and clicking on “Status and Features.” Afterward, you’ll be able to see your account status and confirm whether it’s verified.
Having said this, let’s now dive into the process of getting verified on YouTube.
Getting Verified on YouTube
Before YouTube can verify your account, you need to meet the verification eligibility criteria. For example, you might wonder: “How many Youtube Subscribers do I need to get verified?”
The answer is: You must have at least 100,000 YouTube subscribers.
If that condition is met, then you can continue with the following steps:
1. VISIT “GOOGLE SUPPORT”:
Click on this link to access Google’s support page right from your browser.
2. CLICK ON “CONTACT FLOW”:
If you already have the prerequisite number of followers, then you can check within the eligibility section to locate Google’s contact flow. If you don’t have 100,000 followers, you’ll not be able to see the link.
3. CHOOSE “EMAIL SUPPORT”:
Once you click on the contact flow link, you’ll see a page where you can email support. Click on the “email support” link, and you’ll be asked to fill a form.
4. FILL IN THE FORM:
When filling the form, ensure that you provide a YES to the question, “Is this a request for a verification badge“? The questions on the form are very specific and should be easy to answer.
5. SUBMIT THE FORM:
Once you’ve finished filling the form, the next is to submit it and then expect a reply from YouTube within the next 24 hours. If they decide to verify your YouTube channel, then you should see the verification badge in a few days.
How to Improve the Chances of Getting Your YouTube Channel Verified?
1. POST EXCELLENT CONTENT FREQUENTLY
If you want to get that verification badge attached to your channel, you need to consistently post great content. There is no other way around it.
When you begin to post content regularly on YouTube, it’ll become easier for YouTube to take your channel seriously and also move into the big leagues. They want to see that you’re active on their platform, creating new content for your audience & others.
Don’t just post a single video and then go for weeks without uploading anything. You’ll end up reducing your chances of getting verified. In addition, your audience will lose their interest in you quickly. Making it difficult to grow in the future.
YouTube verification demands dedication and commitment. There are no shortcuts.
2. KEEP IT REAL:
It’s good to always remember that YouTube is a business, before being a social media platform. That’s why YouTube rewards accounts that provide something valuable to its customers.
If you want to increase the chances of getting verified, you need to keep things real & original on the platform. That’s because any violations on your youtube channel (like getting suspended or user violation) will only affect you negatively.
In the same vein, unethical methods of growing your channel (like being sneaky, spamming users, or buying followers) could potentially blacklist your chances of getting the verification badge.
It’s essential to keep things real before and after verification because YouTube will revoke the badge if you violate the community rules or break the terms of service.
Having the verification badge next to your YouTube channel name is entirely awesome – it helps you to stand out in the crowded content arena.
We’re hopeful that you find this article useful.
In the meantime, we wish you good luck in your journey to getting a partner verified YouTube channel.
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