How To Add A Subscribe Button To Your Video On YouTube

March 19, 2012 · 62 comments

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How To Add A Subscribe Button To Your Video On YouTube

Put Your YouTube Subscribe Button
Inside The Video!

Annotations on YouTube videos just keep getting better and better!

Check out this quick video where Paul Colligan walks you how to add a clickable link to subscribe to your YouTube video right into your video itself. 

Note, the Subscribe buttons are (at the time of this recording at least), done via Flash, so YouTube Video players that don’t utilize Flash (like most phones and television box connections) won’t show the annotations. We “hear” YouTube is working on a solution and we’ll update you when such a solution exists. 

That’s all there is to it! 

A real quick and easy tip from Paul that I knew you’d love! 

Are you using annotations in your YouTube videos yet?

~ Kim ~
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62 comments
evilripper
evilripper

this tip works even if they are not partners youtube, thanks a lot! :)

Disha
Disha

Thanks Kim,

its really superb Lesson to lean How To Add A Subscribe Button Video On YouTube, its was tuff way to add a Subscribe Button but you made it more easy. I'm looking to change youtube user name. I just search how to change youtube user name but coudn't find out sufficient way to change youtube user name ! would you please share something to change youtube user name.

maximus cornelius
maximus cornelius

good useful information to have. I was looking for adding a newsletter subscription to a youtube video, which I assume is not possible. I've seen in other platforms though.

sureshpeters
sureshpeters

Hey kim,

Its a awesome and unique way to increase the subscribers of youtube channel. As well as we can use our imagination to use the same trick in a most creative ways :)

Thanks & Regards

sureshpeters

Melissa
Melissa

I didn't know before that it can be so simple, and can bring so many opportunities! Thanks a lot for opening my eyes on it!

Philwebservices
Philwebservices

I finally found this site .. thanks for this great info

i was really confuse on putting subscribe button to my youtube video.

Shubham
Shubham

Wow! I was searching how to add subscription on my video video from a long time. Finally I can know add subscribe in between YouTube video for my viewers :D

Stefan
Stefan

I must confess, I have mixed opinions of annotations. They can certainly prove a useful tool, but I definitely think its possible to have too many to the point where they become distracting. In this case there's already going to be a subscription link on the page; adding a second one seems to be going over the top.

Preston
Preston

I didn't even know that was possible. Can't wait to try out this cool little technique to get more subscribers:)

Thomas
Thomas

Hi Kim

Once again you learned me something new. I can't believe it is that easy to do. Thank you very much. I just made my first Subscribe button on one of my YouTube videos :-)

Rosemary O'Shaughnessy
Rosemary O'Shaughnessy

Hi Kim, thank you very much for sharing this post it is a valuable tip for people using you tube. Delighted to hear you twitter issue has been resolved. take care Rosemary

Julieanne van Zyl
Julieanne van Zyl

What a good idea! I haven't used the annotations yet, but they look pretty cool on other people's videos! Thanks for keeping us upto date Kim. Have a fun day! Julieanne

Willena Flewelling
Willena Flewelling

Thanks for the great tip, Kim! I'm still not doing videos, but I know I should be asap. You are my go-to gal, so I know where I'll go when the time comes!

John Gaydon
John Gaydon

HI KIm,

This is yet another great idea from you. I don't know how you find the time for so many tips!

I will definitely be adding this to some of my videos.

marquita herald
marquita herald

Great tip. I'm still relatively new to videos, and just started using annotations. Right now I'm working on adding custom thumbnails - this will be a great addition!

Ileane
Ileane

Hi Kim, I love using annotations. I add the subscribe option and I also link to other videos. Thanks for the video from Paul.

David Merrill
David Merrill

Annotations is really getting to be helpful, Kim.

In fact, it's even possible to put up quick YT videos now without processing them first in Movie Maker or iMovie or whatever. A lot of the functions that you needed movie makers for are now covered with Annotations.

Thanks for the helpful tutorial.

Kim Castleberry
Kim Castleberry

Hey Preston, this is one of those obscure little techniques that became available not too long back and more people are just starting to use! You're definitely going to like it!

Kim Castleberry
Kim Castleberry

Yay! Glad you found a new tip Thomas! There's always so much neat stuff going on in so many places it can sometimes be hard to keep up!

Kim

Kim Castleberry
Kim Castleberry

Thanks Rosemary, me too regarding twitter! I'm still waiting on Facebook but as usual Twitter is faster to fix stuff LOL Nothing new there right? It's very interesting to see all the new tools we keep getting from Youtube!

Kim

Kim Castleberry
Kim Castleberry

Hey Julieanne, the annotations feature keeps growing up! Every time I turn around they're adding new wizz-bang to it! I really like this particular inclusion though as sometimes people really do need prompted to subscribe!

Kim

Kim Castleberry
Kim Castleberry

If not videos then at least audios for sure! Tracey Keefer who also has a nice team with MFF uses videos on the team blog but also records and archives all their team audio calls to a team site. This allows them to keep them together yet have them available for the team and re-purposed for the public when appropriate. The mix of media is really nice and something worth considering!

Kim

Kim Castleberry
Kim Castleberry

Hey John! While it's still work in it's own right I have the luxury of getting to play "show and tell" out here! It's always fun to find neat new stuff to share with everyone! Thanks :)

Kim

Kim Castleberry
Kim Castleberry

Hey Marquita, I looked into custom thumbnail some time back and it was a pain in the rump! I know they have made some changes to the process but I was under the impression its still not the most intuitive thing. Did you find a decent guide or tutorial and get it working? I'd love to know more about your success with that :)

Kim

Kim Castleberry
Kim Castleberry

That's exactly true about using annotations aggressively and being able to skip a lot of the Movie Maker features. However, there's another partner tool Youtube works with called WeVideo that lets you edit videos you've already uploaded and really rounds out this picture!

Kim

Willena Flewelling
Willena Flewelling

Kim, thank you for that reminder!! Tracey is awesome! I get on their daily dose call every chance I get, and both the blog and the audios are well worth sharing.