Publish a YouTube Video

Publish a YouTube video using the Content Calendar or Publisher. You can configure its settings and then post the video immediately or according to schedule.

  1. To post the video using the Publisher, click Publish > Publisher.

    Or

    To post the video using the Content Calendar, click Publish > Content Calendar > .

    The screens in this topic were captured from the Publisher, but the steps for publishing a video on YouTube using the Content Calendar are the same.

  2. From the Social Properties drop-down list, select one or more YouTube channels.
  3. From the Campaigns drop-down list, select the desired campaigns for the video.

    For more information, see Campaigns.

  4. Specify the description that displays with the video on YouTube after publishing.
  5. Click , then click Upload Video.
  6. Specify the video file's URL, then press Enter.

    Or

    Click Browse to browse to and select the video file.

  7. On the Basic Info tab, fill in the fields:

    Title: Specify the title that displays with the video on YouTube after publishing.

    Description: The text you specified in Step 4 is the description that displays with the video on YouTube after publishing. Edit the text if necessary.

    Tags: Specify the desired YouTube search tags. Note that there are two different Tags fields. One field is for tags internal to Social. The second field is for tags internal to YouTube and used when users search for your video.

    Privacy Settings: Select the desired level of privacy:

    • Public: Any YouTube user can search for and view the video on YouTube.
    • Unlisted: Any YouTube user who has the video's URL can view the video on YouTube.
    • Private: Only you can view the video on YouTube.

    Video Thumbnail: Select From Video to use a thumbnail using the video or select Upload to browse to and select another thumbnail.

    Category: Select the YouTube category for the video. Categories include, People & Blogs, Comedy, Music, Sports, Travel, and more.

  8. On the Advanced Settings tab, fill in the fields:

    Allow Comments: Select the check box if you want to allow YouTube users to comment on your video. You can allow all comments (without your approval) or you can allow only comments that you have approved.

    User Can Vote on Comments: Select the check box if you want to allow users to vote on comments.

    Allow Embedding: Select this option if you want users to be able to embed your video on other websites. If this option is enabled, users can copy and paste a provided URL into the other website to embed the video. If you do not select this option, users must watch the video on YouTube.

    Licence and Ownership: Select the desired option:

    • Standard: The YouTube Terms of Service specify your legal rights and ownership of the video. For more information, see Terms of Service on the YouTube website.
    • Creative Commons: Creative Commons licenses provide a standard way for content creators to grant someone else permission to use their work. If you select this option, this video is accessible to YouTube users for use, even commercially, in their own videos via the YouTube video editor.
  9. Specify tags internal to social, if desired.

    Information you type in the Tags box is not viewable outside of the Social product. YouTube visitors cannot see this information. Other Social users in your organization can see this information when they view pending posts. You can use tags to categorize this post. Tags are not sent to SAINT or to Adobe Analytics.

  10. Click Schedule, then click Now to post the video immediately or click Later to post the video according to schedule.

    If you select Later, use the Date, Time, and Time Zone options to specify when you want to post the content. The date and time cannot be in the past. You can schedule a post up to one year in advance.

    Note that if you schedule a YouTube video to be posted at a later scheduled time, the video is uploaded to YouTube in private mode a few hours before the scheduled time so that it is ready to be publicly published.