Ever wondered how you can send a link to someone with an immediate prompt to subscribe to your YouTube channel?
It works by appending a parameter to the channel link you’d like people to subscribe to. It doesn’t have to be your own channel either.
Here’s how to do it.
Find the YouTube Channel URL
There are plenty of ways to do this, I won’t go into detail here. Check out my article on how to find your YouTube channel URL instead.
Let’s take my own YouTube channel’s URL for this example. It’s https://youtube.com/user/wphosting (if I remember correctly).
Append the sub_confirmation parameter
Ordinarily, if I would share this link with someone else, all that happens is that they land on my YouTube channel, and my channel trailer starts playing. The end.
But if we append the following parameter, the user is asked if they’d like to subscribe to that channel.
So in my case, the full subscribe URL would be https://youtube.com/user/wphosting?sub_confirmation=1. Try it out and see how it works!
When the other party receives the link, all they have to do is click on a SUBSCRIBE or CANCEL button.
If a user is already subscribed to the channel, no message appears. If a user is not logged into YouTube, they will be prompted to do so after the above dialogue (and then they’ll subscribe to the channel).
After it went live, Jan Beta noted in a Pattern post that his subscriber count went through the roof.