YouTube Annotations is going byebye in May! Here's how to fix that.

by barbling 17 replies
Ever see in youtube videos, links or text thats layered over said videos?

Those are annotations...

And those are going buybuy!

Well, you'll be doing the buy buy probably in the future...

Why is this?


"“With 60 percent of YouTube’s watch-time now on mobile, why go through the work of creating annotations that won’t even reach the majority of your audience?” writes YouTube product manager Muli Salem on the YouTube Creator Blog. “End Screens and Cards work on mobile and desktop, giving you more bang for your buck.”"

More importantly:

"Among other reasons for sunsetting annotations, YouTube reports that End Screens and Cards generate seven times more clicks than annotations — and, on average, viewers close 12 annotations before clicking on one. Also, according to feedback from creators, annotations are difficult to create, while the setup process for End Screens can be up to 10 times quicker."

So how do you fix this yourself?

You level up!

Want to learn how to create Cards and End Screens?

should help bigtime!

Your takeaway?

Youtube will be evolving....

Make sure you're not caught with your end cards blank.

#social media #annotations #byebye #fix #youtube
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  • Profile picture of the author DWaters
    Thanks for posting this info. I am just now starting to revamp my Youtube marketing efforts and one of my thoughts was what good are annotations if they do not show on mobile? - I will be making use of your information in the very near future. Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author dcristo
    Do end cards display on your mobile?

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  • Profile picture of the author Linda S
    Thanks for the info. Good to know.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    Your takeaway?
    I never did understand the use of annotations. They ruin the viewing experience.

    YT is dumping something that was a bad idea to start with.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan E
    Hey thanks for that information! I had not seen that coming.
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  • Profile picture of the author stephenm44
    Thanks for that advice. Didn't realise it was going ahead!
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  • Profile picture of the author rprieto60
    Thanks for the update. I wasn't aware of the changes. This will make me look at all my videos and see which ones I need to make changes on.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shawn Stinnett
    Good I don't care for Annotations anyway
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  • Profile picture of the author pcmonkey1
    wow, great info!! I'm just now beginning to use the annotations, so I'll learn cards as well
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  • Profile picture of the author shiftyeyes
    I like the new end annotation format. Saves me time and it looks better
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  • Profile picture of the author Pat H
    Thanks for this information. i wasn't aware it was ending in May!
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  • Profile picture of the author treka
    I haven't been keeping up with YT recently. Thanks for the heads up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paulk59
    I'll have to keep an eye on this and pay attention, thank you for posting !
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  • Profile picture of the author Ariel Mayorga
    Interesting, really appreciate this information. Good to know
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