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YouTube’s Clears Up Creator Concerns Regarding Shorts

The rise of TikTok has resulted in quite a few truly major platforms reworking their priorities in several different ways. Many of these platforms such as YouTube has started offering short form video content as well because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up allowing them to stay on par with this massively popular new app that is taking the world by storm, but for YouTube this has created some concerns and queries among the creators that post their content on the platform.

Shorts can provide creators with a brand new outlet, one that can allow them to diversify the kind of viewership they can manage to receive at any point. Since Shorts are becoming so popular and their viewership is increasing day by day, YouTube released a video that addressed some of questions that creators most commonly had about this new outlet with all things having been considered and taken into account.


One thing that YouTube has clarified is that your view time on Shorts will not count towards your overall play time statistics, but with all of that having been said and now out of the way it is important to note that they will still be included in your total view count. Also, some creators were concerned that repurposing clips from some of their long form content a series of shorts might lead to them getting penalized by YouTube for being repeated material. YouTube has cleared this up by saying that they won’t be penalized, although they did recommend that creators should create unique shorts content as well wherever possible.

YouTube also seems to be working on creating separate analytics for short form and long form content, something that would help creators get a better idea of how these two content varieties may be performing. Most creators might tackle their short and long form content with separate strategies, so it’s good that YouTube is working on giving them analytics that would allow them to optimize the reach of this content and ensure that it helps them grow their audience.



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