So let’s say you go on YouTube or Instagram and want to check out your favourite celebrity’s account. The search results page is going to be stacked full of channels that claim to be them. How can you tell who’s real and who’s an impersonator or fan-made? The difference is in that little check mark next to the channel name, signaling it’s a verified account and the real deal. So if you’re a creator who’s amassed a big following online, how can you apply for this? Let’s look at the steps to getting a YouTube Channel Verified!
Step One is Simple: Connect your channel with a Google+ page or profile.
Step Two is Automated: When your channel meets the necessary requirements you will automatically see the check mark appear. If you don’t see it, this means you haven’t met the requirements and will have to wait.
The Requirements for Verification from YouTube:
- Your Google+ page or profile must be authorized by your commercial entity, organization, brand, or product.
- If the channel is connected to a Google+ page, the page must contain a link to your organization’s verified website.
- Have a substantial number of subscribers.
If you make any changes to your channel, (i.e. changing username, email address associated with the channel) after your channel is verified, you will lose the check mark! So please be sure to avoid making these changes to your channel identity after your channel has been verified.
If you have any questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And remember, if you’re lacking the third requirement, there’s no better tool than VISO Catalyst to help your subscriber count grow! Built for creators, by creators – it’s the ultimate companion platform for ensuring you reach full video optimization with every upload!