Get a custom Youtube URL without 100 subs.

Discussion in 'Getting Started on YouTube' started by Marshmallow Machete, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. Marshmallow Machete

    Marshmallow Machete Active Member

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    Hey Guys, so I recently received an email from Google+ saying that I now qualify for a custom Url for my Youtube and Google+ account.

    This really confused me as I thought you had to have a min of 100 subs to qualify for a custom Url on Youtube. (which I don't)

    So after a little digging I found out that you can get a custom Url for your Youtube/Google + account by having just 10 followers on Google+.

    So it has now changed my url from this jibberish:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChWxNKUYLpvPK_SjsIt6Gww

    To this:
    https://www.youtube.com/c/MarshmallowMachete

    Here's a link to a blog I found that includes all the information:

    http://www.peggyktc.com/2015/02/get-custom-url-for-your-youtube-channel.html#eligibility

    I Hope this information is helpful to someone. Apologies if I haven't explained it very well as I don't fully understand it all myself hence the link!!
     
  2. Cay

    Cay New Member

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    I wasn't even aware that you had to have 100 subs to have a custom URL? I thought you just needed to have had the channel for more than 30 days?
     
  3. Mjolnir Gaming

    Mjolnir Gaming New Member

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    I looked into this - Rules are more than 100 subs or own a website that can validate your channel name. Connected via settings 'associated website'.

    This G+ work around seems like a great alternate.
    Thanks..


    Now to find 10 people... :/
     
  4. SgtIcetea

    SgtIcetea Member

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    that's awesome, I really want that, only need to find 10 people, anyone mind helping out? Just follow on G+, I'll follow back so that we can get that custom url :)
    @mods this is no sub4sub request!
     
  5. TheViralKing

    TheViralKing Member

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    that is slightly untrue, there are plenty of examples of people who get it with 0 followers, however it's true you can get the/c/... but keep in mind it's a redirect url and not a permanent url, it's what's called a vanity url, it looks that way untill you click it, wich is cool, but if i manually go to your channel the url will not be there
     
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  6. SgtIcetea

    SgtIcetea Member

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    It would still be a cool thing to be able to link my channel as c/sgticetea instead of that long stuff
     
  7. Morph

    Morph New Member

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    WTF, i tried to make a custom url, and i tried it, and it just says unknown channel now. pls help
     
  8. KwanZV

    KwanZV New Member

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    Thanks so much for the information :)
     
  9. ChrisFactor

    ChrisFactor New Member

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    I think you need both.
     
  10. Frab

    Frab Member

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    Thank you for this thread! Very helpful! and informative
     

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