6 Hidden YouTube Channel Settings Every YouTuber Should Know

In this article, You will learn 6 YouTube Channel Settings that all Youtubers need to know about. Because they can affect the views you are getting, they can affect the engagement on your channel.

Also, they can help you with your workflow.

YouTube Channel Settings

So inside of youtube there’s a bunch of settings that a lot of people don’t take the time to explore. They are really important to you if you have a youtube channel and you work as a content creator.

Read this article thoroughly, we are going to dig deep into the settings that are really important to you and you really need to know about.

Let’s get started…

6 Important YouTube Channel Settings

YouTube Advanced Settings

This is the very first setting into my list. To find it you just have to go youtube.com/advanced_settings.

This particular area is where you add your channel keywords. This basically gives Youtube an overview of what your channel is about.


You definitely need to fill keywords for your channel. Because they will help you to rank higher in results also.

The other thing that is extremely important on this page is if you look where the channel recommendations settings are.

On this page, there’s a little radio button right there that you want to make sure it’s checked that says “Allow my channel to appear in other channels’ recommendations”.

This is very important because if you don’t have checked this option then youtube is not going to show your videos in the recommendations section to other users.

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So make sure you have checked this extremely important option.

There are tons of channels that did not have this checked, maybe they don’t even know about these settings in their youtube dashboard.

Other settings on this page are:

  1. AdWords account linking (allows you to promote your video and access reporting).
  2. Associated website (link your website with your channel).
  3. Subscriber counts (Display or not the number of people subscribed to my channel).
  4. Google Analytics property tracking ID (explained in next step).

Google Analytics ID

The other cool setting that is really important to you is your Google Analytics ID.

Scroll Down to the bottom of the page and you will see this.

Google Analytics ID in Youtube Settings

This is the place where you actually put your Google Analytics ID to connect your youtube channel with Google analytics.

It’s an important and cool setting because it will give you some additional information about what is going on your youtube channel.

For example, it will show the times when most people are active on your youtube channel. (So you can post the right content at that time).

It also shows you how long you retain people over time, this is a really cool thing. It will also show you user flow and tons of other helpful metrics that really matter to you.

Upload Default

Next on my list is the upload defaults.

Go to Your Channel dashboard > Settings > User Default.

This one is a huge time saver for you. Basically with this upload default option, it allows you to set all of your settings so you don’t have to fill in everything all the time.

With this you can actually put together a description template that you can add in there. So after doing this, every single time when you upload a video to youtube, you will get all this kind of stuff already there (in description), so you don’t need to fill them again and again.

By this you can add links to your playlist, your auto subscriber links and other social media stuff.

This way it automatically gets added to the description of your every video.

So you don’t have to keep it into your notepad and find it every time. So this is really a time saver for you.

This setting is really helpful and massively speeds up your work if you use it properly.

YouTube License Agreements

Another setting that is Standard Youtube license is really important to keep your youtube content safe on the youtube.

This setting is also on the same page, upload default.

When you upload a video on youtube, your video has a licensing option. It’s either a standard youtube licensing or creative common option.

By default all your videos cover comes under a Standard Youtube license. To change it to creative common visit this link.

The difference between these two options is that, if you have selected the Standard Youtube License option. This means you allow youtube to show this video to the people on the platform but you are not allowing anybody else to use that video for other purposes.

However if you have selected the creative common option, then other people can reuse that video and upload it on their channel without any issue.

You still own the rights to that video but other people can also use that video in their youtube video.

So if you don’t want other people to use your videos, don’t use the common creative licensing option. Because they can easily find this kind of video on youtube and easily upload it on their channel.

Branding Page

Next option is the branding page.

To access this, Go to Your Channel dashboard > Settings > Channel > Branding.

You can see on many youtube videos that they use a little logo that is fixed with the side edges of the screen.

branding watermark for youtube

You can put this branding watermark on your every video. You can use it as a normal logo of your youtube channel or as a subscribe button.

This is basically a call to action button (subscribe).

Community Section

These next settings are in the community section. Inside of the community section, there’s actually a couple of YouTube Channel Settings are available like Moderator, Ban People, Blocked Word Lists.

To access this, Go to Your Channel dashboard > Settings > Community.

These are basically not only settings but also helpful features. From the community section you can add moderators for your youtube channel.

But in this page you can also see all of the people that you have banned from your youtube channel.

You can see if you have banned someone accidentally. This is the area where you can go and unban that person.

On the same page you can also add your blocked words list (YouTube is very good at filtering bad words).

This is basically a list of words that you can add. When anybody says or put that word in the comment or they say that word in a livestream. Youtube is gonna hold those comments for review.

Until you manually review those comments, other people won’t be able to see those comments on your YouTube Channel. This is a good setting/option if you don’t want people to comment bad words on your channel.

That’s it.

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