How To Set Up A Verified YouTube Channel

YouTube is a great tool and one way you can get more traffic from this platform is by setting up a verified YouTube channel that actually points toward your site.

If you will notice, YouTube doesn’t automatically do this for you, which is just plain aggravating.  There are so many hoops to jump through to actually get the most out of the internet, however, it is a necessary process and I’m going to show you how to do it.


What Good Is YouTube For My Blog?

Video is the simplest way to show people how to do something.  I am one of the worst people at staying consistent on YouTube, so I need to practice what I preach to you guys and start doing more video’s.  Actually I’m thinking about doing something along the same lines as what one of my friends, Allie Rambles, does on her blog.  It’s called “Video Thursday”.  Except mine will be whenever I feel froggy that week!

Anyway, YouTube is great for your blog because there is a whole different spectrum of searchers on this platform.  Plus, if you can create a video on YouTube, pointing to your blog article in the description, then you will be curating a backlink that is pretty powerful too.  So not only does it help you with traffic, but also with SEO.  Getting a verified YouTube channel is pretty simple.

Some false statements about YouTube:

  • If you record it they will come- Nope.  That’s not right!  Just by uploading a video to YouTube doesn’t mean that hoards of traffic will be headed your way in the next five minutes.  There are certain aspects of things that you need to do to make this find people rather than people finding you.
  • YouTube has a high pagerank and therefore I can put my blog URL on it to get a good link- Well, part of this is true, but it’s not as simple as that.  I’m going to cover this in a tutorial video below, but getting your link verified on YouTube actually starts with a different site altogether!
  • Any old video will do- Again, a lot of high-tech videographer’s are making it rough for the rest of us!  When I first started blogging, any old video would’ve been good enough!  Not anymore.  The “talking head” or simply put, just staring at the screen talking to it, is not going to work.  People get bored with this and it can hurt your chances of getting them through the whole thing, which also determines your YouTube ranking.

Getting a verified YouTube channel is great for your blog.  I can’t honestly sit here and tell you that I get a load of traffic from YouTube, because I don’t.  Why?  As I said before, I’m not that consistent on it.  But that is going to change!  I am going to start blogging about the things that I have learned from YouTube and pass them on to you as I learn them.

See how this average guy took his YouTube account and became rich!

Setting Up A Verified YouTube Channel

Did you know that YouTube has a PageRank of 9? That’s pretty high, and a verified backlink from them would take the place of thousands of comments on other people’s sites. That’s a lot of work that you don’t have to do! Actually, all you have to do to get a verified YouTube channel is to become a verified Google Plus user. In order to become a verified author on Google Plus, then you need to have your Google Authorship Markup established. It’s a very simple process to do, the only thing is it takes Google awhile to verify you.

In this video, I have found some things out that I want to show you. It also includes how to get a verified YouTube channel as well. I hope this helps!

Your Turn

Getting a verified YouTube channel is not that hard, it really determines your status with Google Plus.  But I definitely recommend you doing this, if not for the backlink.  What are some more suggestions that you can think of that can help everyone with driving traffic to your blog?

My name is Wade Harman. I’m a full time blogger with a degree in Psychology. I show you how to spark an emotional reaction, get people’s attention, and encourage them to take action!

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  1. Thanks for the quick tip, Wade. I had been thinking of starting off with YouTube to get some traffic. I don’t know how well it works though.

    Thanks again!

  2. I have not been thinking of uploading any video to youtube to generate traffic yet. But I think making use of youtube to get some traffic is a great idea and it will work surely. Youtube is often visited by people all over the world widely. I will learn to take benefit by using this platform to generate traffic for my blog.

  3. This is an excellent post. I liked this post very much. All things are described in very excellent way.It is a great information and helps everyone. Congratulations on your work, always with great posts. In my
    eyes you should keep on such kind of postings for us.The quality of your articles makes me come back frequently and check your website for more articles! In future I would like to come here again for some new and more information. Best of Luck.

  4. very nice tutorial this tips are very helpful to setup you tube channel thanks for sharing..

  5. Thanks… your post was an eye opener. I had been considering starting a YouTube channel to get some traffic. Now, I’m opening one ASAp

  6. Hi Wade,

    I watched your video and applied the tips to my existing YouTube site. Thanks!

  7. Indeed, Youtube is a great way to attract traffic!! To get lot of traffic I’ve recently made my Youtube channel and seeking for verification tips, so browsing through I’ve discovered this helpful post. I like this post and enjoyed the way you’ve described everything about Youtube verified method. Thanks.

  8. Thanks for this! Never even thought to have my site added to my YouTube channel. Google authorship was a train wreck for me lol.

    • You should try the Google Authorship plugin for your site if you’re still having trouble. YouTube is a PR9 and a good way to get a great backlink!

  9. Hey Wade,

    I recently wrote a post about on and offsite seo to get more traffic to a video…here are some of the pointers:

    On site SEO:

    Title. Have the keyword in it and also state the “benefit” for your audience. Why do they “must” listen to your message?
    Description. Make it at least 2 paragraphs long. Have the keyword in it but do not “stuff” them in there like a mad man.
    Tags. Put in 5-10 tags related to your main keyword

    Off site SEO

    Create backlinks to the URL of your video. We talked about this earlier in an other post. You crate backlinks as you would do for an article or a blog post. Very same thing. I always automate this process using Onlywire, Tribepro, Atricle marketing robot and so on.
    Embed your video in your articles and posts is also crucial for optimizing videos.
    Rinse and repeat

  10. Wow! Awesome and useful Youtube tips. Watched the whole video and it is really good. Well yes, it’s better to verify the ownership. Thanks for sharing :)

  11. Shaun Sumner says:


    Thank you very much for this tip. Now I can move a little more forward in driving traffic to my blog and website pages.

  12. Cool tip, Youtube were a big for us. Thousands views video clips were view every day, meanwhile, thousand of product were sold as well. It is a good Idea for selecting Youtube.