Locating a Brand's URL
Step 1 : Type the brand’s name in the search box, press Enter and click on Filter and then Channels. This will only show channels based on your search.
Step 2 : Click on the brand you’re looking for, copy the link at the top of the page and that’s the URL.
Locating a Brand's URL for a Specific Region
Step 1 : Type in the brand followed by the region in the search box. For example, if you’re looking for Ford’s presence on YouTube for the UK, type ‘Ford UK.’
Step 2 : Click on Filter and then Channel - once you find the channel matching Ford UK, copy the link at the top of the page, which is the URL.
Locating a Brand's URL from a Video
Step 1 : Click on the channel icon located below the video.
Step 2 : Copy the link of the tab that opens, this is also the URL for the brand channel. Remember that the channel URL might look slightly different here.
For example, Chevrolet’s channel URL when we simply search for it is: https://www.youtube.com/user/Chevrolet
However, if one finds the channel URL via a video, Chevrolet’s YouTube channel URL is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSVpCNZzOeMekuMiFze3fnQ
Both are acceptable and can be used to find brands on Unmetric.
Locating a Brand's URL from Custom URL
For adding a YouTube profile with Custom URLs (Example: www.youtuube.com/c/somename), follow the steps below:
Step 1: Right-click the page → view page source, when the source page opened, search with the word externalId, and you can get the channel ID like this "externalId":"UCO9e0tqE1Zh-iHtofu08pxA".
Step 2: Using the externalId, construct the URL like this www.youtube.com/channel/UCO9e0tqE1Zh-iHtofu08pxA to search it in the Unmetric platform.
Acceptable YouTube URL Formats
There are three different variations of YouTube URLs you may encounter:
Channel URL (ID-based): youtube.com/channel/UCkRfArvrzheW2E7b6SVT7vQ
Legacy username URL: youtube.com/user/partnersupport
Custom URL: youtube.com/c/YouTubeCreators (Note: Follow the steps above to make this URL format usable on the platform)
You can find out more about the different URL types from. YouTube's Help Center here.
To remain compliant with YouTube's API terms and conditions, it's only possible to successfully track YouTube Channels via either the channel URL or a legacy username URL. It's not possible to track a channel using the custom URL.
If you currently have a channel's custom URL, please follow the steps mentioned above in this article to find the URL another way.