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5 YouTube Terms You Should Know It’s nearly impossible to read even one YouTube-related article without seeing words like analytics, CTR, and SEO. These words are important because all three have a huge impact on any channel’s growth. But do you know what they all mean? To get you started on your path to becoming a YouTube expert, here are a few terms that are essential in a channel’s journey to greatness.   Annotations Annotations are the clickable layers of text, notes, and links that you can insert on top of your YouTube videos. This #FullscreenHangouts video provides great insights on proper annotation usage. Why this […]

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O2L + MTV Demonstrate the Power of Fullscreen Stars On April 13, 2014, Our2ndLife (O2L) took to the red carpet as the official social correspondents of the 2014 MTV Movie Awards. As first reported in Variety, O2L’s relationship to the awards was more akin to a partnership than a casual one-off. In a first-of-its-kind deal between digital talent and a major US cable network, O2L announced the Movie Awards nominees on linear cable, as well as across Twitter, announcing the Social Media category exclusively across their social accounts (previously, MTV traditionally gave this category to a news outlet as an exclusive). From the initial nominee announcements up through the […]

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Content Protection is here! We live in a world of digital pirates, and YouTube is no stranger to stolen content. As an video creator, there’s a good chance you’ve experienced this firsthand: you work so hard to produce content, and then somebody else uploads it to their channel. We’re happy to announce a new tool to help all Fullscreen creators deal with stolen content. Our new Content Protection app is your road to extra earnings: if you find that someone else has stolen one of your videos and uploaded it to YouTube, you can now submit a claim to us. We’ll deal with it directly and win you the stolen revenue you […]

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The Only Social Media Guide You’ll Ever Need In the past ten years, social media has transformed from a mere hobby to a massive global force. It’s estimated that one in four people on Earth have active social media accounts! As a creator, how can you develop a solid social presence to complement your videos and engage your fans? There’s no magic pill to make you a social media guru overnight—but a few guiding principles can get you on the right track. Produce quality content Quality content makes or breaks your social media presence. When drafting a post, always ask yourself, “Why would my audience care about this?” It’s […]

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Grow your audience with Gleam contests Fullscreeners! If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, you know we just completed a Fullscreen T-shirt giveaway. We received 1,500+ entries, several happy winners scored swag, and the contest also brought some new viewers to our March Colossal Collab video and our Facebook and Twitter pages. Wouldn’t it be cool if you could run contests like this to promote your channel? Now you can—thanks to Gleam, our latest partner! Gleam helps you run simple, powerful contests for your fans, and in return, bring audiences your way. With Gleam, you decide what your fans need to do to earn entries in your contest. For example, you might ask your fans […]

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Fullscreen @ SXSW 2014 Culture enthusiasts rejoice: it’s that time of the year again! March 7 kicks off the five days when thousands of the biggest names in music, interactive, and film invade a Texas town called Austin. If you’re still unclear, we’re of course talking about the legendary SXSW. SXSW started in 1987 as a music festival: there were 172 acts, and 700 people showed up. The keynote speaker was record producer Huey P. Meaux. SXSW 2014 continues its history of excellence by showcasing more than 1,700 artists and 800 content sessions. Before you start planning out your SXSW roadmap, take a look at what […]

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Post your heart out in our shiny new forums! Happy Tuesday! Many of you Fullscreeners already know and love our forums—they’re a cornerstone of our awesome creative community. In 2013, our artists and creators connected with one another through 50,000+ posts about everything from collabs and meetups to online video news and shameless self-promotion. The forums are your community—we’ve listened to your feedback and launched some major forum improvements so you can tap in to the power of our community more than ever. First, our new forums are way faster, visually cleaner, and easier to navigate. Plus, now you can: Search! Finally, you’ll be able to search our forums for keywords, usernames, and more! Find answers to your […]

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Say hi to our new iOS app You spoke, we listened: the Fullscreen Creator Platform app for iOS is now updated and vastly improved! The new app is much cleaner, faster, and more stable—particularly for iOS 7 users. Get it on the App store here! We know mobile is more important to you than ever, so check out your estimated earnings, net subs, net views, and statements—plus dive into your performance data by channel and date—all on the go. If you’re an existing user, update your old app today! Once you take things for a spin, let us know what you think and leave a rating and […]

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More money in your pocket!   Happy Friday! Here at Fullscreen we work hard to find ways to empower you as an artist and creator. And for a lot of you, creative success means getting paid—turning your passion into income. You spoke… we listened: we’re excited to announce that we’ve lowered our creator payment threshold from $100 to $50! As a Fullscreener, you’ll now have a more consistent stream of income that you can invest back into your content, marketing, production, and overall quality of life as a growing video creator and artist. The journey to becoming a full-time online superstar is tough, and we […]

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