Managing Your Videos
YouTube has also revisited how you manage the videos you’ve uploaded to the site. There’s a revised Video Manager page, which you display by clicking the down arrow next to your name in the YouTube toolbar, and then selecting Video Manager. The navigational sidebar on the left lets you choose from the following pages:
- Dashboard. This is a good place to start, for an overview of all your uploaded video activity. You see the most recent videos you’ve uploaded and key statistics, all on a single page.
- Video Manager. This page and its associated subpages let you view and edit all you uploaded videos and playlists, any copyright notices posted against your videos, your viewing history, your watch later and favorites lists, and the videos you’ve liked.
- Channel Settings. If you’re a more professional uploader, these pages let you view the features on your YouTube account, monetize your videos, set your upload defaults, and manage your channel branding and promotion (via InVideo Programming).
- Analytics. This is where you access major and minor statistics regarding the videos you’ve uploaded. You can view earnings reports, views reports, engagement reports, and more.
- Inbox. This is your message center on YouTube, where you can read and send messages from and to other users.
Figure 6 YouTube’s new Dashboard.
Figure 7 YouTube’s new Overview report.
And that’s itlots of changes, all designed to make YouTube easier to use. There shouldn’t be a whole lot here that confuses you, and no doubt some that makes a lot of sense.