When optimizing for mobile, what is not part of the standard checklist?
- Check channel art on mobile screens.
- See if video titles have important keywords in front.
- Look at video thumbnails at smaller size.
- Change the font for the channel description.
You can’t ignore the fact that more than half of YouTube views come from mobile devices. That’s huge. In addition, YouTube on mobile alone reaches more 18-34 and 18-49 year-olds than any cable network in the U.S. Undoubtedly, you want to make mobile users experience as good as possible watching your videos. Moreover, specific channels may even take a “mobile-centric” approach if a large majority of their viewers come from mobile devices.
Here is a starting checklist, when optimizing for mobile users:
- Does your channel art look ok on smaller screens?
- Is your text still legible on smaller screens?
- Do your video titles have important keywords in front?
- How do your video thumbnails look on smaller screens?
So, when optimizing for mobile, what is not part of the standard checklist? Well, it’s even not possible to change the font of your channel description at the moment.
Tip: Look at Devices report to determine the distribution of device types contributing to a channel’s traffic sources. Mobile can be more or less important depending on your specific niche and videos. As mentioned above, you may even want to take mobile-centric approach if the majority of your traffic comes from mobile.
Learn more on the official Google support website.