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Very good sharing my videos and able to make money.
You can make money from uploading videos by asking YouTube to put adverts on your videos. YouTube is free for anyone around the globe to view videos as long as they have an internet connection.

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Venita T.

Marketing and Advertising, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Keeping our customers in the loop!

Reviewed a year ago

I love how fast and easy it is to upload my custom content. Setting up my tags and page info is easy and only has to be done once. I get updates on my analytics and can pull reports for my clients to help them see the reach and growth we have achieved daily using Youtube. One feature I really LOVE is the ability to add links and end screens to my content! This is HUGE in helping my followers find content we are referring to or content they might have missed.

Pros

I am a content creator and manage multiple client channels. Using Youtube has helped my client target their audience and gain followers that not only support their products but share the videos I create with their followers for additional support. I love how easy it is to upload and manage content.

Cons

The only "problem" I have is that I can not select my thumbnail easily when I upload my videos. While the thumbnails selected for me are usually ok I would like to insert my own. I understand that if I paid for a subscription I could do this with ease however to keep costs low for my start-up it is not that big of a deal at this time.

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Marek T.

Financial Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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YouTube Review

Reviewed a year ago

My overall experience with YouTube has been positive. I appreciate the wide variety of content that's available on the platform, and I find it easy to navigate and use. While there are some aspects of the platform that I don't particularly enjoy, such as the prevalence of ads, the benefits of the platform far outweigh the drawbacks. Overall, I would recommend YouTube as a great source of entertainment, education, and information.

Pros

There are many things that I like about YouTube, but the thing I like most is the vast array of content that's available on the platform. From educational videos to entertainment, there's something for everyone on YouTube. I also appreciate the ease of use and accessibility of the platform.

Cons

One thing that I don't like about YouTube is the prevalence of ads. While I understand that ads are necessary for content creators to monetize their videos, the number and frequency of ads can be quite annoying at times. Additionally, the algorithm that recommends videos can sometimes be hit or miss, and I've encountered some irrelevant or low-quality recommendations.

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Sanganagouda P.

Education Management, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Share or Go Live With YouTube at No Cost.

Reviewed a year ago

YouTube is a valuable tool for people who want to share videos and reach a large audience. It is free and worth trying.

Pros

1. YouTube has community features, allowing users to interact with other users through comments, likes, and subscriptions.2. YouTube has a mobile app, to watch and upload videos on the go.3. It has built-in video editing tools, making it easy to edit their videos without the need for external software.4. It offers analytics tools, to track the performance of their videos and make data-driven decisions.5. YouTube offers live streaming capabilities to stream live events and interact with their audience in real-time.

Cons

YouTube controls the ads that are displayed on videos, which can be frustrating for some users. It has limited privacy options, making it difficult for users to control who sees their videos.

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Amanda F.

Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The Youtube is amazing!

Reviewed a year ago

I like the fact that Youtube gives opportunities for people to grow financially by posting content on the platform, in addition to giving space to learning, by making it easier to access knowledge through video lessons or content related to certain school or academic subjects.

Pros

YouTube is a very user-friendly application, as well as being very affordable. It is wide, bringing not only entertainment, but also information and interesting content. Its recommendations are very helpful, based on the user's search history.

Cons

I feel satisfied with the tools made available by youtube, but I believe it would be interesting to add some more beautiful effects to youtube shorts, to encourage users to post more videos on the platform.

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Matthew T.

Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Youtube is Great Free Resource for Streaming

Reviewed 4 months ago

For a free service, Youtube is amazing. It is great to have free video storage and accessibility for our videos and it works well with our free broadcasting software.

Pros

The fact that it is free makes it perfect for us to use the service and not have to worry about storing large video files on a server somewhere. It works well with other free programs and doesn't take much changing from week to week to get our videos uploaded. It allows us to embed our videos fairly easily onto our website, too.

Cons

There aren't a lot of features for the free version we use. There are other platforms that sync websites and videos and mobile features but they also cost much more. The embed feature should be available on the streaming page itself.

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Gus M.

Restaurants, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Simple, Easy and Everyone Already Uses It

Reviewed 2 years ago

As a business tool for training videos, YouTube is not the bets product to you, but it is great if you are trying to promote/advertise your business to a wider audience. Everyone uses YouTube and there's a reason for that. It's simple to use, both as a user and a content creator, and it's free.

Pros

YouTube is SO dang easy to use. There's a reason it's such a popular service for video hosting and live streaming. There is no cost to upload videos and there is a very wide community already established.

Cons

YouTube is great for casual uploaders or people seeking a public audience, but it is not a great place to host private company training videos. There is too much going on that can distract from the video. YouTube branding, ads, recommended videos, etc. Another third party hosting site such as Dacast allows you to control the attention of your audience better, but it does not have the established audience that YouTube has.

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Parth S.

E-Learning, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Make passive income using Youtube

Reviewed 2 years ago

1. Promote bussiness as advertisement on videos. 2. Gain bunch of audience towards edurev platform

Pros

1. Greatest entertainment as well as information source. 2. Generate passive income thorough monetisation on videos and shorts. 3. Bunch of new features were introduced like shorts youtube music and much more . 4. Online courses are available for mental as well as physical growth for free.

Cons

1. Acts as a greet source of distraction for youngsters. 2. Expensive youtube premium 3. Way too advertisements on free plan . 4. Limited features for non premium members 5. There are many videos of good content but bunch of vulgarity is there which is hazardous for kids

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Adesanmi O.

Civil Engineering, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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My Review

Reviewed a year ago

my experience so far with YouTube has been a good one. It has been a great platform for me where i learn new ideas and skills everyday. Also in business it provides opportunity for brand to grow.

Pros

One thing I would always love about YouTube is the various amount of video content on it. No matter what you are looking for, you will surely see a video related to what you searched. I also use it to listen to music and I can always share videos and music. it is very straight forward and easy to navigate. It is also a good platform to showcase your business and ideas.

Cons

i don't really have major issues with YouTube, there are a lot of low quality content on it. i think YouTube should make sure whatever you are uploading should be in HD format.

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Mahil J.

Graphic Design, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Youtube review

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall it is the bunch of the whole world's content. None of the topic is left of which the video it doesn't has. It has all the topics beyond your thinking. I sometimes use it for educational purposes and watching tutorials.

Pros

Youtube is a great software which is used worldwide for creating the content of our interest. The best part it has all types of contents which you need. You can also earn money through showing your content by creating your own channel.

Cons

The problem is that you have to pay monthly for watching ad free videos. It is not free of cost but if you are comfortable with ads then you can use it for free.

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James D.

Management Consulting, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The best video platform

Reviewed a year ago

I really like this application as entertainment to watch music videos, tutorials, games or whatever you want to search for

Pros

For me it is the best platform that provides a video service where I can find many videos of my interest, its service is good and its price is not expensive.

Cons

The Closed Captions service is not so precise in its subtitles, sometimes words appear that are not the ones that are pronounced

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Elijah P.

Computer Games, self-employed

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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My experience with YouTube

Reviewed 6 months ago
Pros

YouTube is an amazing free platform to start sharing your content with the world. There is no cost to upload videos, and it is very accessible. They pay your channel ad revenue after you reach 1000 subscribers to add a little incentive to your content creation. It is also an amazing platform to watch content and share fun videos with your friends!

Cons

YouTube does have some pretty strict copyright bots and will strike down any video with about 5 seconds of a copyrighted song.

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Awan S.

Marketing and Advertising, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best video watching and sharing Application

Reviewed 2 years ago

My overall experience with YouTube is very amazing and I learn a lot of courses from it.

Pros

YouTube is the best application to earn online. You can upload videos on it and can earn money from it after completing watch hours and subscribers. It is free of cost and you can delay your message to a large audience. It is the best platform to learn courses and polish your skills.

Cons

It is very difficult to earn from YouTube because you have to complete watching hours and subscribers. And there is lot of inappropriate content on YouTube.

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E-Learning, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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One of the Best Video Library for Fun and Everything

Reviewed a year ago

Overall experience is Awesome and good.

Pros

I recently created and monetized my youtube channel and it is fun and very interesting. Uploading videos and sharing and getting feedback from audience everything just awesome.

Cons

Some times audience reach is very low and it's difficult while updating the captions

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Jay G.

Construction, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A Platform For Entertainment

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall its a very useful Platform to watch studying purpose videos for student, an adult can learn how to grow their start ups by having Expertise opinion & motivational Videos.

Pros

Its a great platform which is free of cost and easy to use for watching Bollywood trailer, movies, earning purpose for your channel & good recognition for your work.

Cons

A least feature that I like is some inappropriate content which is upload by some users & not easy to concentrate on a single topic when we are watching.

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Luana A.

Retail, self-employed

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The best interaction tool today .

Reviewed a year ago

Great cost-benefit as it allows you to get to know the world and people from different social classes, relaxing videos or business tutorials.

Pros

YouTube is very easy to use, whether to produce videos, study or entertain, very practical. You can find different types of content from anywhere in the world. Subtitles are good when the videos are foreign and allow us to share them to interact with friends and family.

Cons

There could be fewer advertisements in view of the amount that hinders reading time, for example. But considering that you have a paid monthly package from YouTube that allows you to watch videos without interference from ads.

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Regina f.

Marketing and Advertising, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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YouTube most heplful in marketing business

Reviewed 4 months ago

I have been using YouTube in my business almost daily. I resisted video, but video is what people watch.

Pros

I love the ease at which I can upload videos and share content and be of value to my audience.

Cons

At the moment, I cannot think of anything I like least about YouTube.

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Eslam E.

Computer Software, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The best platform for watching videos

Reviewed 3 years ago

It is an amazing video-sharing website, that is easy to use. If not for the excessive ads it would have been perfect.

Pros

It has all kinds of videos out there so the selection is great. It is very easy and straightforward to use. It consumes low battery. The offline download option is really good and allows you to download as many videos as your device storage can handle.

Cons

The ads are getting quite annoying and are now two videos instead of one. The premium subscription is kind of pricey.

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Nikoloz C.

Entertainment, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Youtube review after over 9 years of experience

Reviewed 8 months ago

It's very good im using it for like 9 years and i have very few complains.

Pros

Its high quality good videos lot of choices cheap premium and etc.

Cons

It sometimes has bugs and also it very quickly understands and pick up everything you do on your phone so can be annoying

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Education Management, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Primary choice for watching free videos.

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall I'm happy with YouTube service which helps me to upload study materials for my students which can accessible at any time.

Pros

User friendly application for video streaming. Hub for video creator. Employment generating platform for everyone in this world. Good platform for storing and publishing videos and uploading also is quite faster. Free of cost.

Cons

MCN linked channels shows too many ads which are irritating sometimes.

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Lucas S.

Marketing and Advertising, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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What I like about this app

Reviewed 2 years ago

YouTube helps me to generate sales in my business.

Pros

I like this software because it helps me to advertise my business through the means of creating promotional videos and putting them on a public platform as YouTube.

Cons

It costs too much, it needs a lot of data, it reduce the quality of the video and when consumers see my promotional video on low quality it will be unprofessional of me.

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Youcef D.

Marketing and Advertising, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The most Famous platform for videos for a reason

Reviewed 9 months ago
Pros

it's ease of use and to publish videos and how accessible information is .

Cons

how low the monetization is for creators and how difficult it is to get monetized.

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fatima k.

Education Management, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Reviewed 2 years ago

honestly, I am using this software for over 5 years and highly recommend it, especially in my work

Pros

this software has no fees, it doesn't cost me anything, and it gives me the chance to learn and apply new things, and what I maximum like is that it's easy to use for my children

Cons

I don't like the ads that show especially when I'm learning new movements in sport

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jhn o.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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YouTube

Reviewed 3 years ago

YouTube is very nice it has helped in earning from my videos posted in YouTube I really appreciate

Pros

This software is free and it offers a lot of functionalities like video streaming, downloading, uploading and social media sharing of files.

Cons

Everything is okay about this software but you have to own the cost of connecting to the internet for you to use it.

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Alessio N.

Real Estate, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Versatile and free solution for video hosting

Reviewed 2 years ago

We use YouTube to do live stream company's monthly meetings and is a perfect cheap solution that can be integrated into other products (in our case, our proprietary management software).

Pros

The platform is very versatile and can be used not only to upload videos for the public but also internal videos thanks to the "Unlisted" privacy setting.

Cons

They have a very strict copyright policy and if you use material produced by others, even just as a minor contribution to your original content, live streaming may be interrupted without prior notice.

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Riccardo B.

Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Enormous amount of value

Reviewed 4 months ago
Pros

On YouTube you can find and learn almost everything for free

Cons

Ads are very frequent and sometimes annoying