Thursday, 23 April 2015

Adding a clickable subscribe button to your blog or website: linking the two in both directions!

If you have a youtube channel, you're likely thinking of ways to increase your subscriber base. I don't pretend to have a huge following in my area, some 6500 or so [at the time of writing this]. Either way, lets not get hung up on numbers and move to he meat of it.

Google have a widget available for websites and blogs which allows visitors to the sites to click the subscribe button, and subscribe directly to your channel.

NOTE! Although it works, I'm going to assume that the visitor requires to be already logged into their google account already for this to work seamlessly, but most of us already have this on our machines, for the most part at least. You might want to explore this a little deeper, but once it's up and working, it should catch a few people - for the time it takes to implement, you might as well do it!

So how to do it?



I use Blogger for my site, so i just added an HTML/JAVA box to the margin, for other blogs or websites, you'll need to add the code in the same way you'd change other things.

simply add the HTML code below somewhere on your website/blog, then replace the red text with your own user name - SIMPLES!

 <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/subscribe_widget?p=XYZ" 
       style="overflow: hidden; height: 105px; width: 300px; border: 0;" 
       scrolling="no" frameBorder="0">
    </iframe>

It's really pretty simple and you'll instantly have the following appear on you page!


There's also a second really neat trick you can use on other social media sites, but I'll add that to a second post for you to look at!