How to Examine the Stats of a YouTube Shorts

On the YouTube app, there’s a new display area called “Short Videos”. It appears often below the videos people watch. When it is clicked, it gives the user a list of short videos.

Randomly, some Shorts feature on this shelf, as made by YouTube. When a creator’s video appears there, they’d have earned millions of views. You can, of course, find your own Shorts there, but since it’s random, there’s no certainty for this.

Your videos need to start appearing in the home feed and the subscription feed to get more views. If you see a sharp rise in the number of views in your channel, this might be from the Short shelf or these feeds. How do you know the specific one?

  • Journey to the YouTube Studio; in the left navigation menu, click on “Analytics”.
  • This will show you an overview tab. This tab displays a graph that shows your views, subscribers, watch time, etc.
  • Directly below the graph, click on “See More” for more advanced analytics.

How to Add YouTube Shorts As A Featured Section

Here is the guide:

  • First, go to the YouTube Studio and click on “Customization” at the left navigation menu.
  • At the top of the page, select the layout tab and down to the featured section, click on “Add Section”.
  • In this tab, one of the options there is “short videos”. Choose the content you want and this new section will be added to your featured selection list.
  • Lastly, drag the “short videos” section to the top of your list, and now click on “Publish”.

More about the YouTube Shorts Featured Section

It only takes a small duration of time to create a featured section for YouTube Shorts. This section automatically pops up, as long as you have your vertical, less-than-60-sec video ready.

The main problem here is that you can only create this featured section on a desktop device. Nonetheless, it’s good to know creators can finally get more views on their short videos.



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BrightSales Premium
I really thought that you can actually make money with YT Short videos aside from your own content friend. But I guess not as you've explained it well here. I appreciate it. Thanks. All the best!
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Israel17 Premium
Hey BrightSales, not at all, video watched as Short will not attract any revenue. Thanks for reading!

Israel Olatunji
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anjumshahlla Premium
Thank you!
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Israel17 Premium
Hey anjumshahlla, thanks for leaving a thought! With the built-in camera within YouTube Studio, you can now create YouTube Shorts in under 60 sec. Thanks!

Israel Olatunji
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richardgb Premium
Thank you for this intro to Youtube Shorts, Israel!
Bookmarked for later reference.
:-)
Richard
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Israel17 Premium
Thanks for your comment, Richard! Yeah, YouTube Shorts is a new feature in YouTube that has now been extended to the whole world. Enjoy!

Israel Olatunji
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MAXINEG Premium Plus
Thank you for helpful YouTube Shorts tutorial, Israel.

All the best,
Maxine
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Israel17 Premium
Hey Maxine, thanks for stopping by! You can now create a YouTube Short from anywhere in the world in seconds. Thanks for reading!

Israel Olatunji
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MAXINEG Premium Plus
You're most welcome, Israel.

All the best,
Maxine
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saruth Premium
great tutorial. Thank you for sharing
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Israel17 Premium
Most welcome, Saruth! Glad you enjoyed my video creation tutorial! Much appreciated!

Israel Olatunji
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