The New YouTube Layout & Keeping It Simple [JT Show Ep 7]

In this video you will discover what people really think about the new YouTube layout and why keeping it simple can help you earn big bucks.

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“What Do You Think Of YouTube’s New Layout?”

Transcript

So are you one of the lovers of the new YouTube layout? Or are you one of the haters? And how keeping it simple will help you to get your marketing message across.

Welcome to JT Show where you will discover the latest in online video marketing news and some sneaky marketing secrets to help you get more views, likes, subscribes and sales. I’m JT and let’s get on with the news

The big news of the week is of course the unveiling of the YouTube layout. There is a bigger emphasis on channels – it is now much easier to find new channels and to keep in touch with your old favourites. However the most controversial change has been new layout of the YouTube channels themselves. A lot of people have left some pretty strong opinions on the changes that now mean there is less interactivity on the channels. On top of that the medals that some of us have worked so hard to earn no longer show. The good news is that YouTube says that this is just the initial redesign, they will be adding more channel templates and changes soon. So personally I’m going to stick to the old version for a little while until a learn a little bit more new one.
And now it’s time for the sneaky marketing secret.

This week’s sneaky marketing secret is simply to keep it simple. How many of you have ever asked someone what they do and gotten something like:

“I’m a multistructural alignment enterprise facilitator that uses interpersonal interactive internal dialogue processing skills?”

Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. I’m sure it’s happened to all of us once before.

The problem with using very abstract, intellectual, fancy or convoluted language is that while it can sound impressive — no one really knows what you are talking about!

A big part of marketing is communicating your message to the market and to do this effectively, you want to keep your language as simple as possible. This is especially when communicating through media because on media you really need to grab your audience fast and keep them strong. You want to be able to impact your audience and if you want your language to have impact, abstraction is the enemy. If you need to use jargon or big words then make sure you take the time to explain what that actually means.

For example, instead of saying “I’m on online video marketer which means that I show my clients how to leverage media in a global infrastructure to increase their business presence and how they can generate returns and revenues from their broadcasting.”

I would say “I’m an online video marketer which basically means that I help my clients to get more people to watch their videos and I also show them how they can use their videos to make more money.”

And now it’s time for the question of the week.

This Week’s Question is “What do you think of YouTube’s new layout?” Do you love it or hate it? Leave your answers in the comments section below and they could be on the next show!

And if you enjoyed today’s show remember to like it by hitting the “Like” button below or you can subscribe to my channel by hitting the subscribe button up the top and remember to share it with your friends. I’m JT and here are the answers to last week’s question.

 

89 Comments

  • DeathReaper2550

    Reply Reply October 25, 2012

    the biggest problem with the new layout, it not made for human beings. its too fulled with stuff you don’t need or want on ONE long list. even WHEN you find a way to reduce things down to a reasonable reading way, the gray scale of everything is hard to follow and read. to the point where you have to up scale the page zoom to read anything. there was no planing be-hide this other then “we want to show you what to see rather then you find what you want see”.

  • GothEvilButterfly91

    Reply Reply October 3, 2012

    How do you continue to use the old Youtube layout because I aboulutely hate this new youtube.

  • Silverbirch4444

    Reply Reply February 4, 2012

    I absolutely LOATHE the new design!

  • Silverbirch4444

    Reply Reply February 4, 2012

    [..YouTube..] I absolutely LOATHE the new design!

  • AceDetective2

    Reply Reply January 29, 2012

    amen

  • AceDetective2

    Reply Reply January 29, 2012

    [..YouTube..] amen

  • AceDetective2

    Reply Reply January 29, 2012

    I hope this video will make the youtube guys realize the new youtube channel sucks. Thumbs Up mate

  • AceDetective2

    Reply Reply January 29, 2012

    [..YouTube..] I hope this video will make the youtube guys realize the new youtube channel sucks. Thumbs Up mate

  • SkyAngel098

    Reply Reply January 20, 2012

    This new layout is absolutely terrible.Usually after a while I will come to like something that has changed not this. I just went on the new version and can’t find the favorites when you tap on videos.When you tap on a video it takes you to a page like this instead of remaining on your channel.Talk about totally messed up.Change templates? Why not just adjust the current channel and add some features.It is like someone going into your home or computer and making changes without your permission

  • SkyAngel098

    Reply Reply January 20, 2012

    [..YouTube..] This new layout is absolutely terrible.Usually after a while I will come to like something that has changed not this. I just went on the new version and can’t find the favorites when you tap on videos.When you tap on a video it takes you to a page like this instead of remaining on your channel.Talk about totally messed up.Change templates? Why not just adjust the current channel and add some features.It is like someone going into your home or computer and making changes without your permission

  • OmgLoLw2gLuvUidkROFL

    Reply Reply January 20, 2012

    Just give us COLOR FONTS!!! We want COLOR!!!

  • OmgLoLw2gLuvUidkROFL

    Reply Reply January 20, 2012

    [..YouTube..] Just give us COLOR FONTS!!! We want COLOR!!!

  • Matthewroxtheparty

    Reply Reply January 19, 2012

    the new layout is terrible! nobody likes it and so they must stick to the good old design! if not then this website may as well be called tube.com no longer youtube cos the you is gone and they do not care about you! they are being selfish! their loss…

  • Matthewroxtheparty

    Reply Reply January 19, 2012

    [..YouTube..] the new layout is terrible! nobody likes it and so they must stick to the good old design! if not then this website may as well be called tube.com no longer youtube cos the you is gone and they do not care about you! they are being selfish! their loss…

  • Matthewroxtheparty

    Reply Reply January 19, 2012

    that sucks ass! i hate the new layout cos i cant have a channel background and i will be forced to have a grey background of dullness and nothing… march 1st = december 21st 2012 (of course 2012 is all a myth)

  • Matthewroxtheparty

    Reply Reply January 19, 2012

    [..YouTube..] that sucks ass! i hate the new layout cos i cant have a channel background and i will be forced to have a grey background of dullness and nothing… march 1st = december 21st 2012 (of course 2012 is all a myth)

  • VTSproductions

    Reply Reply January 19, 2012

    1st march evryone will have the new layout on no choice ๐Ÿ™

  • VTSproductions

    Reply Reply January 19, 2012

    [..YouTube..] 1st march evryone will have the new layout on no choice ๐Ÿ™

  • InvisibleFriend77

    Reply Reply January 5, 2012

    The New Youtube Layout Sucks big time! The “Channel” page is butt-ugly…..Big ugly grey blocks of surface! The old one is great and I fortunately can still use it. The other thing I hate about the new channel design is that everything’s cut way back. You don’t have friends…..I don’t understand what they did with that. There isn’t a comment box…….Why do they ‘fix something that worked just fine’? What happened to “if it works don’t fix it”!?

  • InvisibleFriend77

    Reply Reply January 5, 2012

    [..YouTube..] The New Youtube Layout Sucks big time! The “Channel” page is butt-ugly…..Big ugly grey blocks of surface! The old one is great and I fortunately can still use it. The other thing I hate about the new channel design is that everything’s cut way back. You don’t have friends…..I don’t understand what they did with that. There isn’t a comment box…….Why do they ‘fix something that worked just fine’? What happened to “if it works don’t fix it”!?

  • johnnyangel26

    Reply Reply December 21, 2011

    [..YouTube..] The new layout sux. why don’t they just leave well enough alone.

  • johnnyangel26

    Reply Reply December 21, 2011

    The new layout sux. why don’t they just leave well enough alone.

  • JustinTeohOfficial

    Reply Reply December 12, 2011

    the loss of those features is one of the main reason I have stayed with the old layout too – I’m really hoping that these are integrated into the new layout somehow

  • JustinTeohOfficial

    Reply Reply December 12, 2011

    [..YouTube..] the loss of those features is one of the main reason I have stayed with the old layout too – I’m really hoping that these are integrated into the new layout somehow

  • JustinTeohOfficial

    Reply Reply December 12, 2011

    @nsc7 the loss of those features is one of the main reason I have stayed with the old layout too – I’m really hoping that these are integrated into the new layout somehow?

  • JustinTeohOfficial

    Reply Reply December 12, 2011

    I know what you mean – it is a bit frustrating. hopefully they will do something to fix this soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  • JustinTeohOfficial

    Reply Reply December 12, 2011

    [..YouTube..] I know what you mean – it is a bit frustrating. hopefully they will do something to fix this soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  • JustinTeohOfficial

    Reply Reply December 12, 2011

    @kanpeki I know what you mean – it is a bit frustrating. hopefully they will do something to fix this soon :)?

  • JustinTeohOfficial

    Reply Reply December 12, 2011

    Hi Paulette! You’re welcome – glad that it was useful to you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • JustinTeohOfficial

    Reply Reply December 12, 2011

    [..YouTube..] Hi Paulette! You’re welcome – glad that it was useful to you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • JustinTeohOfficial

    Reply Reply December 12, 2011

    [..YouTube..] @BridalGarter Hi Paulette! You’re welcome – glad that it was useful to you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • JustinTeohOfficial

    Reply Reply December 12, 2011

    It definitely is a lot more cleaner isn’t it?

  • JustinTeohOfficial

    Reply Reply December 12, 2011

    [..YouTube..] It definitely is a lot more cleaner isn’t it?

  • JustinTeohOfficial

    Reply Reply December 12, 2011

    @TheDanceofjoy It definitely is a lot more cleaner isn’t it??

  • JustinTeohOfficial

    Reply Reply December 12, 2011

    @TheDanceofjoy It definitely is a lot more? cleaner isn’t it?

  • JustinTeohOfficial

    Reply Reply December 12, 2011

    Haha, thanks ๐Ÿ˜‰ lol I probably could’ve used a simpler word than that ay..?

  • JustinTeohOfficial

    Reply Reply December 12, 2011

    [..YouTube..] Haha, thanks ๐Ÿ˜‰ lol I probably could’ve used a simpler word than that ay..?

  • JustinTeohOfficial

    Reply Reply December 12, 2011

    @kiwigirl2007online Haha, thanks ๐Ÿ˜‰ lol I probably could’ve used a simpler word than that ay..??

  • JustinTeohOfficial

    Reply Reply December 12, 2011

    Thanks Joe & Dana! Glad you found my channel useful – I’ll definitely be doing my best to make sure my content is helpful to you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • JustinTeohOfficial

    Reply Reply December 12, 2011

    [..YouTube..] Thanks Joe & Dana! Glad you found my channel useful – I’ll definitely be doing my best to make sure my content is helpful to you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • JustinTeohOfficial

    Reply Reply December 12, 2011

    @GloVermont2 Thanks Joe & Dana! Glad you found my channel useful – I’ll definitely be doing my best to make sure my content is helpful to you :)?

  • nsc7

    Reply Reply December 12, 2011

    where are my favourites and friends? where are the friends of the others? how can i see their favourites and members? how can i make pubblic my favourites, members and friends?? should i search for months to find them somewhere lost in the channel?? wtf?? the new layout is a complete failure

  • nsc7

    Reply Reply December 12, 2011

    [..YouTube..] where are my favourites and friends? where are the friends of the others? how can i see their favourites and members? how can i make pubblic my favourites, members and friends?? should i search for months to find them somewhere lost in the channel?? wtf?? the new layout is a complete failure

  • nsc7

    Reply Reply December 12, 2011

    where are my favourites and friends? where are the friends of the others? how can i see their favourites and members? how can i make pubblic my favourites, members and friends?? should? i search for months to find them somewhere lost in the channel?? wtf?? the new layout is a complete failure?

  • kanpeki

    Reply Reply December 11, 2011

    on the home page, where it shows the new uploads from my subscribed channels the X buttun is gone, so I can’t remove any of the videos from the list anymore –;

  • kanpeki

    Reply Reply December 11, 2011

    [..YouTube..] on the home page, where it shows the new uploads from my subscribed channels the X buttun is gone, so I can’t remove any of the videos from the list anymore –;

  • kanpeki

    Reply Reply December 11, 2011

    on the home page, where it shows the new uploads from my subscribed channels the X buttun is gone, so I can’t remove any of the videos from the list anymore –;?

  • BridalGarter

    Reply Reply December 11, 2011

    I was freaking out when I saw it all changed – thanks for covering it in this video. I don’t like it – no like button. I’ll stick to the old version too. Thanks, Justin.

  • BridalGarter

    Reply Reply December 11, 2011

    [..YouTube..] I was freaking out when I saw it all changed – thanks for covering it in this video. I don’t like it – no like button. I’ll stick to the old version too. Thanks, Justin.

  • BridalGarter

    Reply Reply December 11, 2011

    I was freaking out when I saw it all changed – thanks for covering it in this video. I don’t like it – no like button. I’ll stick to the old version too. Thanks, Justin.?

  • TheDanceofjoy

    Reply Reply December 9, 2011

    i like the new youtube layout its more cleaner.

  • TheDanceofjoy

    Reply Reply December 9, 2011

    [..YouTube..] i like the new youtube layout its more cleaner.

  • GloVermont2

    Reply Reply December 8, 2011

    Yes Justin, it looks and feels more commercial. I’m hoping future iterations return the aforementioned features and will still empower even the most amateur of multimedia communications enthusiasts and practicioners. Otherwise we’ll see a NewTube spring up to accomodate the pipe dreamers, like me. Bet me.BTW – this channel I discovered only today. I like your style. I’m gonna learn new multimedia marketing tricks from you. cool cool.

  • GloVermont2

    Reply Reply December 8, 2011

    [..YouTube..] Yes Justin, it looks and feels more commercial. I’m hoping future iterations return the aforementioned features and will still empower even the most amateur of multimedia communications enthusiasts and practicioners. Otherwise we’ll see a NewTube spring up to accomodate the pipe dreamers, like me. Bet me.BTW – this channel I discovered only today. I like your style. I’m gonna learn new multimedia marketing tricks from you. cool cool.

  • GloVermont2

    Reply Reply December 8, 2011

    [..YouTube..] Yes Justin, it looks and feels more commercial. I’m hoping future iterations return the aforementioned features and will still empower even the most amateur of multimedia communications enthusiasts and practicioners. Otherwise we’ll see a NewTube spring up to accomodate the pipe dreamers, like me. Bet me.

    BTW – this channel I discovered only today. I like your style. I’m gonna learn new multimedia marketing tricks from you. cool cool.

  • kiwigirl2007online

    Reply Reply December 8, 2011

    Cool video… Convoluted.. I like… your video is definitely not CONVOLUTED ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • kiwigirl2007online

    Reply Reply December 8, 2011

    [..YouTube..] Cool video… Convoluted.. I like… your video is definitely not CONVOLUTED ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • kiwigirl2007online

    Reply Reply December 8, 2011

    Cool video… Convoluted.. I like… your video is definitely not CONVOLUTED ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • JustinTeohOfficial

    Reply Reply December 8, 2011

    Hi Joe & Dana, it does look like YouTube is heading in a different direction doesn’t it? Hopefully they still have plans for the “small guys” like us =)

  • JustinTeohOfficial

    Reply Reply December 8, 2011

    [..YouTube..] Hi Joe & Dana, it does look like YouTube is heading in a different direction doesn’t it? Hopefully they still have plans for the “small guys” like us =)

  • JustinTeohOfficial

    Reply Reply December 8, 2011

    @GloVermont2 Hi Joe & Dana, it does look like YouTube is heading in a different direction doesn’t it? Hopefully they still have plans for the “small guys” like us =)

  • JustinTeohOfficial

    Reply Reply December 8, 2011

    @x3mhook Yes that is true – thankfully this doesn’t affect me too much though I do know a lot of people will have to make drastic changes to their channels to accommodate this

  • GloVermont2

    Reply Reply December 8, 2011

    [..YouTube..] 1. Looks generic and more comercialized. – turn off2. No transparency – stiffles creative graphic designers – turn off3. How do I specify my channels featured video? – If I can’t – turn offWhat I see is corporate infiltration moving another step toward media fusion. The internet and TV and PC merged into one new idiot box controlled by facist corporate dogs.”Wild Palms” here we come!

  • GloVermont2

    Reply Reply December 8, 2011

    1. Looks generic and more comercialized. – turn off 2. No transparency – stiffles creative graphic designers – turn off 3. How do I specify my channels featured video? – If I can’t – turn off What I see is corporate infiltration moving another step toward media fusion. The internet and TV and PC merged into one new idiot box controlled by facist corporate dogs.”Wild Palms” here we come!

  • GloVermont2

    Reply Reply December 8, 2011

    1. Looks generic and more comercialized. – turn off
    2. No transparency – stiffles creative graphic designers – turn off
    3. How do I specify my channels featured video? – If I can’t – turn off

    What I see is corporate infiltration moving another step toward media fusion. The internet and TV and PC merged into one new idiot box controlled by facist corporate dogs.”Wild Palms” here we come!

  • JustinTeohOfficial

    Reply Reply December 8, 2011

    @kftrainer Good on you Kirk! It’s always good to see someone who’s positive about the changes ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Kirk Fontaine

    Reply Reply December 8, 2011

    I do like it and if they are still in the process of changing then I do like the UI so far

  • kftrainer

    Reply Reply December 8, 2011

    I do like it and if they are still in the process of changing then I do like the UI so far

  • JustinTeohOfficial

    Reply Reply December 8, 2011

    @amidyousef yes! i definitely agree with you there amid… I’m losing messages to people all the time.. and I never know if i’ve replied to them or not – it would definitely be good if YT addressed that problem. And yeah, I think a lot of channel owners are taking the “wait and see” approach

  • JustinTeohOfficial

    Reply Reply December 8, 2011

    [..YouTube..] @amidyousef yes! i definitely agree with you there amid… I’m losing messages to people all the time.. and I never know if i’ve replied to them or not – it would definitely be good if YT addressed that problem.

    And yeah, I think a lot of channel owners are taking the “wait and see” approach

  • JustinTeohOfficial

    Reply Reply December 8, 2011

    @UltraDOG17 that’s ok! there’s no problem with saying what’s on your mind ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Amid Yousef

    Reply Reply December 7, 2011

    You know what @JustinTeohOfficial I wished they would work on the flipping email system and the interaction piece as it is very poor… you have to stand on your head to communicate on here… Awkward… keep up the good work.. BTW. I guess you got some passion on this topic huh! I like the look of the new channel, but my youtube “Kaboompages” channel is still on the old format. Maybe if enough of us stayed on that they would finally fix the gaps

  • amidyousef

    Reply Reply December 7, 2011

    You know what @JustinTeohOfficial I wished they would work on the flipping email system and the interaction piece as it is very poor… you have to stand on your head to communicate on here… Awkward… keep up the good work..
    BTW. I guess you got some passion on this topic huh!
    I like the look of the new channel, but my youtube “Kaboompages” channel is still on the old format. Maybe if enough of us stayed on that they would finally fix the gaps

  • Martell Nelson

    Reply Reply December 7, 2011

    i hate the new youtube layout & it’s painful to use it. pardon my harshness

  • UltraDOG17

    Reply Reply December 7, 2011

    i hate the new youtube layout & it’s painful to use it.
    pardon my harshness

  • x3mhook

    Reply Reply December 6, 2011

    NO transparency

  • JustinTeohOfficial

    Reply Reply December 6, 2011

    @CatspitProductions Hey Jonathan, that’s very true – every time a change takes place there’s always going to be a bit of opposition. I’m also hoping that I’ll get used to it too =)

  • JustinTeohOfficial

    Reply Reply December 6, 2011

    @CatspitProductions Hey Jonathan, that’s very true – every time a change takes place there’s always going to be a bit of opposition. I’m also hoping that I’ll get used to it too =)

  • CatspitProductions

    Reply Reply December 5, 2011

    This happens every time they change the channel page. I disliked the last change as well but now it’s cool. But yea I don’t think I’m liking the new one yet either…. Looks like it keeps getting more bland. ?

  • CatspitProductions

    Reply Reply December 5, 2011

    This happens every time they change the channel page. I disliked the last change as well but now it’s cool. But yea I don’t think I’m liking the new one yet either…. Looks like it keeps getting more bland. ?

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    Reply Reply December 5, 2011

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  • JustinTeohOfficial

    Reply Reply December 5, 2011

    @amidyousef Hey Amid, really? Wow, I didn’t know that – I’m hoping that’s not true because iPads are a pretty big source of traffic.

  • Amid Yousef

    Reply Reply December 5, 2011

    It sucks… also if you go to iPad, it seems NOT to run on there. Some flash issues… Am I off here?

  • amidyousef

    Reply Reply December 5, 2011

    It sucks… also if you go to iPad, it seems NOT to run on there. Some flash issues… Am I off here?

  • JustinTeohOfficial

    Reply Reply December 5, 2011

    @JustinTeohOfficial Too funny

  • JustinTeohOfficial

    Reply Reply December 5, 2011

    @JustinTeohOfficial Too funny

  • JustinTeohOfficial

    Reply Reply December 5, 2011

    @MipoFilms Lol! Love it =)

  • TC NetcastNetwork

    Reply Reply December 5, 2011

    What do I think about the new layout… (One long Censor Beep)

  • MipoFilms

    Reply Reply December 5, 2011

    What do I think about the new layout… (One long Censor Beep)

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