YouTube Channel Landing Page


As a content publisher, you can choose to create your own ‘YouTube Channel’ landing page, which allows visitors to select any of the public videos from your channel to transcribe and translate into the languages they choose.

Instead of setting up a task for individual videos and languages, a single link for the entire channel can be shared to let users drive what content is worked on.

Setting up your Channel Landing Page

Navigate to your My Youtube dashboard page within the Content section and notice the toggle button in the top left corner called Channel Landing Page. Simply turn this on to create your own personal landing page based on your linked YouTube account.

Channel landing page toggle off

Once the landing page is enabled, a couple items appear in the top section of the dashboard.

Channel landing page toggled on

The first is a link to your landing page.  You can copy this link and share it with whoever you like.  Clicking on the link will take you directly to the landing page.  Visitors can see and access all functionality without needing to first create a Crowdscriber account.

The second item you’ll notice is a section called Featured Content, which is used to highlight any content you want to be prominently featured at the top of your landing page.

To select videos to be featured, click the ‘Star’ button on the top left of the video within the My Youtube dashboard to select it.  To remove a featured item, simply click the ‘Star’ button again.

featured content selected

You can manually control the order of the featured content by clicking the ‘Change order’ button.  This brings up the Change Featured Content Order modal where  you can drag and drop items to change their order.  This will be the order in which the content appears in the Featured section of the landing page. 

change order of featured content

Once you have everything set up to your liking, it’s time to share the link to your landing page.

Exploring your Landing Pages

Channel Landing Page

When visiting your landing page, users will see the name of your YouTube channel along with some basic channel data, including your avatar image, if it's is available. This is followed by simple 3-step instructions to help visitors determine what to do next.

If you have any Featured content selected via the My YouTube dashboard, they will be displayed next, followed by the full content of your channel.

The channel content is sorted based on the latest Published At date from YouTube.  If you have a lot of content, users will be able to continually load more videos onto the page, or use the ‘Search’ field to find something more specific.

Once a user has found the video they wish to contribute to, clicking on the cell will take them to the opt-in page for that video.

Content Landing Page

Each video from your Channel Landing page will also have its own page that you can share individually if you choose.  

This page is very similar to the Opt-in page created for single language tasks you set up manually.  The main difference is the user can instead choose the language they would like to work on. 

A full list of languages is available to choose.  If work for a particular language has already been completed it will be identified as such in the list and will not be selectable.

Once a language has been selected, and the necessary information entered, the user can opt-in to work on a chunk of that content.

When the first chunk for a language of a video is assigned to a user, a ‘task’ is created for that video and language combination, which will appear on your Active dashboard in the Content section.  This is the same as if you had manually set it up yourself on the My YouTube dashboard.

Once all chunks for a language of the video have been submitted you should receive an email notification. 

Curating the submitted chunks is the same process as a manually created transcription task.  See How to Curate Content for Transcriptions for more details.


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About the author 

Sean Kowaski

Co-founder of Crowdscriber

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