How To Add A Subscribe Button To Your Video On YouTube

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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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  1. says

    Hi Kim,
    I didn’t realise that it is so easy to add a subscribe button to my Youtube videos. Is it possible to add the links to my videos? Thanks for sharing it.

  2. says

    [MARKED AS SPAM BY ANTISPAM BEE | Spam IP]
    I have always wondered how people added the subscribe button to their videos. I do hope that Google codes this in html5 instead of flash soon so that we can see it on mobile phones as well. Thanks for these instructions.

  3. says

    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.

    • says

      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

    • says

      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

  4. says

    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.

    • says

      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

    • says

      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

    • says

      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

    • says

      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

  5. says

    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 :-)

    • says

      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!

  6. Stefan says

    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.

  7. says

    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

  8. says

    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

  9. maximus cornelius says

    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.

  10. says

    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.

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