I have been playing around with the new Youtube Channel functionality and amazingly for a Google product, the UI is getting slicker and slicker
I created a number of simple analytics videos to test out playing with colours and settings. Google are providing important ways to SEO the videos you upload now. I do a lot of recording with Screenr and it uploads to Youtube with default data, so its important to set the data up properly in Youtube
- Licences (Standard Youtube or CC attrib)
A quick Screenr to Youtube video on Removing spam from your Google+ stream – using the stream content slider control
Youtube is suggesting that you start a Google+ Hangout within the Embed dropdown i.e. they are trying to get you to watch a video on a Google+ Hangout rather than embedding it anywhere.
This is pretty aggresively against the best interests of Youtube and shows the push that Google is making towards Google+
You also get to make a nice looking channel for yourself http://www.youtube.com/user/firstconversion/featured and you can link out to other Youtube channels that you think may be useful to your viewers
So far I’ve had 1700+ views of a handful of Analytcis videos. Half were from the embed of an Analytics video post on Econsultancy and the other half are from within the Youtube system itself