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YouTube: Video Editor One-click Option; Watch Time Report; Monetize Multiple Videos; Networks Now Segment Revenue Per Channel

A new YouTube Video Editor feature cures the video quality for you. Now, when you upload a video that’s shaky or dark, YouTube will automatically fix it for you, creating an updated version of your video on YouTube.

“When you upload a video that could use a fixup, you’ll see a notification bar on the Upload page and in your Video Manager. Click the button to fix it, and you’ll see a side by side preview to decide if you want to accept the edits. Select “Okay” if you’d like us to update your video to the preview version (you can always undo this later). Even if you’re uploading a video from your mobile device, the Video Manager on the desktop will give you a notice if this video can be cured as well,” YouTube explains.

YouTube Video Editor one-click option

Watch the video below to see the feature in action:

YouTube team also created a new downloadable “Watch Time report” (currently for YouTube Partners only) that displays new metrics like Estimated Total Watch Time for particular videos and at a channel level. “This data is available in YouTube Analytics, found by clicking the option in the banner displayed at the top of the Analytics Views report,” Google said.

Here’s what it looks like:

YouTube Watch Time Report

“One helpful use of this report is to look at the videos receiving the most total Watch Time and least total Watch Time, in conjunction with your Analytics Audience Retention report to find your most engaging videos. Looking at these videos individually and collectively can help surface best practices, helping you find the right mix of elements like video style, length, promotion and more. To note, these reports can be the most helpful once you have at least one week’s worth of data, since video views and channel traffic can vary daily,” explained Google.

You can learn more in the Help Center and here are some best practices to get you started.

Also, starting today you can monetize multiple YouTube videos through a simple, single flow. This update will be available to all U.S.-based partners initially, but will soon be rolling out globally over the coming months.

Here’s how it works?

“On the Video Manager, select videos you want to monetize by checking the box next to each video. You can currently select up to ten videos at the same time. In the Actions drop-down menu, select Monetize. Next, you’ll opt-in the video for different advertising formats. Then, click “Monetize.” Finally, you’ll see a confirmation that your videos were monetized,” explained Jason Toff, Product Manager.

Google also updated reporting tools to allow networks to easily share revenue data with individual content creators if they so choose.

“If you’re a network, you can enable this feature by clicking into the CMS user management tool and selecting ‘enable revenue visibility’. Individual creators will then be able to see both their estimated NET revenue and additional viewership data in the Insight tool,” Theo Luke, Content Partnerships, informed.

Google also announced of opening of brand new localized domains for Malaysia at www.youtube.com.my, and Chile at www.YouTube.cl.

Finally, Google announced that Indian TV partners now offer more than 19,000 full episodes of 300 programs in six different languages (Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Gujarati, and Punjabi).

For the rest of the world, you can still find the shows through youtube.com/shows/other-languages.

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