This Channel is currently hiding the subscriber count.
You must set the subscriber count to publicly displayed
Steps to Hide Your YouTube Subscriber Count
This is your homepage, or dashboard, on the new creator studio, and in order to hide subscriber counts from the public,
- Click on the settings button in the bottom left-hand corner here.
- This pop-up, click on channel, followed by advanced, and you should see a check box.
- Display the number of people subscribed to my channel.
What it currently looks like on a watch page. And if I un-tick this box and save it.
Remember that hiding your subscriber count will also affect your channel page as well as search results, where your subscriber count will no longer be shown to the public. That is how you hide your subscriber count.
The burning question now is why would you do this?
The common opinion is that having a visible subscriber count can either add or take away value from your channel. A lot of video creators with smaller channels, say, less than a hundred subscribers, are worried that viewers will be immediately switched off from their content because they don’t have a perceived audience watching their content already. And we can open up this question to you, the viewer. When you watch a video, and you see a channel with lots of subscribers, would that convince you more to subscribe to their channel than content from another video creator which is just as good, but has a tiny number of subscribers? Everybody, from an ego point of view, could understand why, to begin with, you might want to hide your subscriber count.
However, by default, subscriber counts are displayed publicly on YouTube. So, when that is hidden, that is a conscious decision from the video creator to hide those stats from the public, and that always raises suspicion.
From a personal point of view, I’ve never been afraid of hiding my subscriber count, whether it was zero, a hundred, a thousand, or a hundred thousand.
After all, every video creator starts at zero and ends up somewhere. And after a few years of making videos, and when you’ve built up your channel, you’ll realize what a immaterial number that was when you were first starting out your channel.
It’s all part of a YouTube journey. I’d love to hear your general thoughts on the subscriber count discussion, speaking of which, it would be absolutely criminal if you did not click on this button for vidIQ because we’ve got a lot more beginner’s tips just like this. If you want to take your YouTube channel to the next level, then make sure to download vidIQ. It will help you research YouTube, analyze videos, audit your own channel, and take actionable steps.
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