On a YouTube channel, a Custom URL is the identity of our channel. If we have a good custom URL that matches our channel name, our channel looks professional, and we can easily attract subscribers. However, when we start a channel, we don’t know where it will lead. Once our YouTube channel custom URL is approved, it is very difficult to change. This is because a Channel Custom URL on YouTube can be obtained only once, and after that, you’ll use the same URL throughout your channel’s life without the ability to change or obtain another URL.
Sometimes, there’s a need to change the channel name, and we can do that easily. However, after changing the channel name, the YouTube custom channel URL remains the same, making it seem useless.
The same situation occurred for me. When I created my YouTube channel, its name was EASY PC SOFT, and my blog name was easypcsoft.blogspot.com. Soon, my custom channel URL was approved. I continued working, but the channel name didn’t align well with my business, which wasn’t doing well. One day, I decided to change the name of my business from EASY PC SOFT to PC MOBI TECH. I purchased the domain name pcmobitech.com from bigrock.in. First, I replaced my site name, and then I changed my YouTube channel name. However, after changing the channel name, the Custom URL remained the same, presenting a challenge.
Now, another problem arose: how to change the custom URL to match the new name of my channel. According to YouTube channel policy, we can’t obtain a new YouTube Channel Custom URL.
How I got a new YouTube Channel Custom URL?
You might be thinking that it’s against YouTube’s policy to get a new Custom Channel URL. Yes, that’s right; we can’t get a new Channel Custom URL, but I managed to obtain one through a different method. What did I do?
I did a few things:
- I created a new Google Plus page and set the page name the same as the YouTube Channel Name: YouTube Channel
- I linked my blog site www.pcmobitech.com and other social profiles to the new Google Plus page.
- I filled in all introduction and about my information.
- I moved the YouTube Channel from the old Google Plus page to the new Google Plus page.
- I got the approved Google+ page google.com/+Pcmobitechnology. As soon as my Google+ page URL was approved, my YouTube channel URL was also approved.
When I moved my YouTube channel to the new Google Plus page, I didn’t realize that changing the URL on Google Plus would also change the YouTube channel custom URL.
What I lost:
I lost nothing; only the old Google+ page followers remained on the old Google Plus page because they didn’t move when we moved the YouTube channel to the new Google Plus Page.
I hope that this method will also work for you.