Social Media Marketing Tip #26- How To Select Your YouTube Channel Name

by golda on November 15, 2010

With more and more people getting into video marketing, there hasn’t been a lot of talk about how to correctly name your YouTube channel. YouTube is currently ranked as

#3 on Alexa

It would behoove you to take this seriously!

Having a “not so good” name could mean the difference between having lots of video views or having the appearance of a ghost town. In this video, I have identified 3 ways that you can go about selecting the correct name for your YouTube channel.


I hope that you understand how important this one little step is. Remember to share your YouTube channel name with your comment below. Thanks and I’ll see you later 🙂



{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Linnea Kline November 19, 2010 at 5:38 pm

Hi Golda,

Great advice on selecting a YouTube channel name.
It should come in very handy for folks who are thinking about venturing forth on YouTube.


2 Golda Smith November 20, 2010 at 4:56 am

Hi Linnea, thank you for your comment.


3 Golda Smith November 20, 2010 at 5:00 am

Hi Deborah! How many videos do you have up. If you have less than 20 then you may want to consider starting from scratch, but don’t feel as though that’s your only option. Just focus on keywords in your titles and descriptions.

Don’t stress yourself out with the videos either. You don’t have to be in front of the camera. You can do tutorials with a power point presentation. Perhaps you want to do this until you feel more comfortable being in front of the camera. At the end of the day have fun 🙂


4 Golda Smith November 20, 2010 at 5:02 am

Hi Rebecca. Thank you for your encouraging words. Perhaps I will do a few more video tutorials. Anything in particular I should cover?


5 rebeccahappy November 20, 2010 at 5:07 am

If you want to cover video making you may want to tell people about facial positioning on camera/audio or even optimizing.


6 Golda Smith November 22, 2010 at 2:47 am

Hi Rebecca and thanks for the suggestion. I will be giving more video tips so perhaps that will be one.


7 Workwithlu November 20, 2010 at 5:07 am

Yeah, branding yourself is important, I made my youtube channel when I knew nothing about branding myself. I used to work in the company with a product for children and my target people were moms. That’s why I made my username “momsbuzz”

Now I think it’s silly, and think to create a new one, but I have tons of videos there…

What do you think I should do?….


8 Golda Smith November 22, 2010 at 2:52 am

Hi Lu. It depends on how many videos you have and who your current target market is. If you have more than 10 videos then I wouldn’t change. You can make sure that going forward you use keywords in your titles and description as well as the proper tags.

How many subscribers and friends do you have? Keep all that in mind if you think about starting with a new channel. I hope that helps. Until next time…


9 Anonymous November 20, 2010 at 5:40 am

Great tips Golda. A lot of new marketers should take note before they get committed to a name. MLM Wealth Creation Mentor
1RichMom’s Channel is mine. Keep them coming!


10 Golda Smith November 22, 2010 at 2:56 am

Hi Kimberely! I LOVE the channel name. Thanks for sharing.


11 Kelly S Elliott November 20, 2010 at 8:02 am

Hi Golda I loved your video. I only have a few videos up at kellyselliott I am trying to brand myself. I do put in keywords in the tag still learning. Will check back to see what else you have to say.


12 Golda Smith November 22, 2010 at 2:59 am

Awesome Kelli! I want to challenge you to create at least one video per day. I’m thinking about doing a video training webinar, what would you want to learn?


13 Ayanna Mitchell November 20, 2010 at 8:54 pm

Great video Golda. I shared this on every site I subscribe to as everyone needs to see this before they set up a Youtube channel. Critically important especially since you can’t change your name after you’ve set it up.

Luv your content here. Looking forward to Tip #27!



14 Golda Smith November 22, 2010 at 3:03 am

Thank you Ayanna, I appreciate you sharing my content. What would you want to learn in a video webinar training?


15 Dr. Adam Sheck November 20, 2010 at 11:12 pm

Thanks for the suggestions, I’ll have to see if I should change mine youtube name which is just “drsheck”. I’ve also heard that buying a “.tv” url and forwarding it to your youtube channel makes sense. What do you think?


16 Golda Smith November 22, 2010 at 3:19 am

Hi Adam. Do you mean forward and masking your domain name? Although that’s a great idea, I don’t see to many people doing that. Not to say that you couldn’t. I think it’s more important to make sure you are using keywords when ever possible. Hope that helps.


17 Dr. Adam Sheck November 22, 2010 at 3:23 am

I think the reasoning behind it is to have an easy to remember url to refer people to, such as Not great on the keywords though, I’d agree.


18 Golda Smith November 24, 2010 at 5:32 am

Hi Adam. I think you have a point there. It’s definitely easier to remember.


19 KimJCastleberry November 27, 2010 at 1:56 pm

[..YouTube..] Tried to leave my channel but comment boxes do not allow urls so no variation I tried worked. Oh well, we should already be connected 🙂


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