If you’re a YouTuber, the name of your channel is probably one of the most important aspects of your business. It’s what people see when they search for you or stumble upon your videos, so it’s important to make sure it’s as good as possible. However, there are times when changing YouTube names can cause problems for Google AdSense and other services—which means that sometimes we need to change our YouTube names without changing our Google names first! Here’s how:
Understanding YouTube and Google Accounts
When you create a YouTube account, you automatically create a Google account. And when you change your YouTube name, you’re actually changing your Google name. Your Google name is the name that appears everywhere on Google products: Gmail, Google+, Hangouts, etc. It’s the name that’s connected to your Google account, and it’s the name that other people will see when they search for you on Google.
So if you want to change your YouTube name without changing your Google name, you need to create a new Google account with the same email address as your old one. That way, your old Google name will still be connected to YouTube, and you’ll be able to use it without having to change all of your other Google products.
How to Sign Up for a YouTube Account
When you sign up for a YouTube account, you’ll be asked to provide your name and email address. You can also choose to create a channel name at this point. Your channel name is the name that will be associated with your videos, and it’s important to choose something that represents your brand or personality. Keep in mind that your channel name is also the name that will be used on Google+, so it’s best to choose something that you want to be associated with your work.
How to Change Your YouTube Name Without Changing Your Google Name
You can change your YouTube name without changing your Google name. All you have to do is follow these simple steps:
- Go to YouTube and sign in
- Click on the three lines in the top left corner of the main screen
- Select “Settings” from the menu that appears
- On the “Settings” screen, select “Channel” from the list on the left
- Under “Channel Name,” type in the new name you would like to use for your YouTube channel
- Click “Save”
Benefits of Changing Your YouTube Name Without Changing Your Google Name
Firstly, you can use your real name or pseudonym. If you want to stay authentic and connect with your viewers, then this is the way to go. This is also the best way if you want people to know that they’re watching content created by someone who has been there before in their niche (or just wants them to know).
Use an easier-to-remember name than “YouTube” or something similar like “Youtube.” If someone not familiar with YouTube searches for “YouTube,” they may find other related results instead of yours—and that’s okay! Just make sure yours pops up above all others when searched (by typing “youtube” into Google).
A YouTube channel name can be longer than a Google Account name.
You can have a longer YouTube channel name than the maximum length of your Google Account. For example, if you have a channel called “Avidly Creative,” then there’s no way for Google to accurately identify you as the same person as someone else with that same name in their own account. It’s important to note that this isn’t just about privacy—it also helps avoid confusion among viewers who might search for your content using keywords related to both channels (e.g., “YouTube” + “Avidly Creative”).
No one will know what your real name is.
One of the most important benefits of changing your YouTube name is that no one will know what your real name is. This can be a huge advantage when it comes to revealing personal information, such as your home address or phone number, on the internet.
Changing your channel name means that there’s no way for anyone to find out what it was before (unless they have access to all of the videos from an account). The same goes for comments. If someone posts something negative about “John Doe” in their comment section, those words are hidden behind a new username and won’t show up on any public forum.
You can create a name that is easier for people to find, remember or spell.
You can choose a name that is easier to remember, spell and find on Google or YouTube. If you want to use your real name as the title of your channel, it’s important to ensure that this is how people will find you online. You might also consider using an email address instead of using just “YouTube”. This will help people know where they can reach out if they have any questions or concerns about your content (and it won’t go through spam filters).
You can’t change the channel name of a video that has already been published. But you can create new videos and upload them to your channel with different names. This is useful if you have a lot of videos with the same title but don’t want to waste time uploading each one individually (and risk losing viewers). Your Google search results will change if they are using an old URL (Uniform Resource Locator) or if someone else has uploaded an old video on YouTube under their own account.
You can have a video game name on one channel and your real name on another channel.
You can have a channel name that is different from your real name. For example, if your gamer name is “Giant Bomb,” but you’re also known as “Wizard of the Rogue,” it might make sense to use that name on YouTube. You can have a channel name that is the same as your real name (or at least close enough). If you want people to know who they are talking to even when they’re not looking at their username, adding “the” or “of” before their screen names helps them stand out in searches and search results—so long as those two words aren’t too similar!
Separating your online presence makes it easier to protect your identity online.
As you might have guessed, you can use a pseudonym to protect your identity online. When you separate your online presence, it’s easier to keep track of who is posting and who is seeing what content on each platform.
This is especially helpful when it comes to Google Accounts. If someone were to hack into one account and change their name, they would also be able to change their email address and password so that they could gain access to other accounts owned by the victim (or anyone else). This means that if someone tries hacking into your Google Account using an old username or password combination—which happens all too often these days—you’ll be protected from any malicious activity happening on any platform linked with the account.
Separating your online presence makes it easier to keep link your professional and personal life together.
Changing your YouTube name is a great way to separate your personal life from your professional one, but it also helps you stay anonymous online. It’s not just about hiding away from others who might recognize your name; it’s also about protecting yourself from hackers and scammers who could use information about where you live or work to get at sensitive personal data like bank account numbers or credit card numbers.
If someone wants access to those things, they can find them through Google search results alone—and if they do have access (which is unlikely), then there’s no reason why they should be able to use that information against you in any way shape or form (except maybe as blackmail). If a hacker gets enough details on someone via their YouTube channels or other social media accounts, they may be able to hack into their bank account without needing any additional info about their identity beyond what’s already available online.
This means that even if someone does manage to break into someone else’s account using information found here on [INSERT LINK HERE], there won’t necessarily be any real consequences due simply because the original owner hasn’t changed anything other than adding another email address (and possibly changing password).
Creating a new identity for yourself and starting over is empowering.
Even if you had an old channel with subscribers or copyright strikes on it. There are a lot of benefits to creating a new identity for yourself, even if you had an old channel with subscribers or copyright strikes on it. You can start over and build a new identity from scratch. This is empowering because it allows you to create something that fits your goals and interests without any restrictions or limitations imposed by the old one. You don’t have to worry about losing subscribers or having your account suspended for copyright violations.
Your new channel won’t get penalized by Google either (at least not immediately). If someone searches for the name of their old channel when they visit YouTube’s search results page, all those results will appear at the top of the list. Instead of down below like with other pages which would normally be there in case of no changes.
You don’t need to worry about other people using your real name on their channels if you use a pseudonym instead.
If you don’t want to share your real name with the world, it’s still possible to have a channel. You can just use a pseudonym that is easier for people to remember or spell and call it whatever you want. For example, I could have a channel called “gamer” where I play video games with friends and family in my spare time (and sometimes work on commissions). But then on another channel called “Samuel” where I talk about all kinds of things related to gaming—like how much money people are making playing games like Fortnite or League of Legends!
Keeping Old Videos Under the New Name
Once you’ve changed your YouTube name, you may be wondering what happens to all the old videos you’ve uploaded under your previous name. Currently, YouTube allows you to change the name on all old videos without needing to move them to a new account. Your old videos will have the new name associated with them, but your viewers and subscribers won’t be able to tell you’ve switched it up. It will appear as though you’ve always had the same name.
If they visit your profile page, they will also see a notification that states “This channel is currently using a pseudonym”. This will help maintain continuity and consistency across all of your content.
Troubleshooting Tips for Changing Your YouTube Name
Changing your YouTube name can be a bit tricky, especially if you have a Google account. If you’re having trouble, here are some troubleshooting tips to help you along the way:
- Make sure to log into your Google Account and YouTube Account with the same email address.
- Your YouTube name has to be at least five characters long, so make sure it meets the guidelines.
- For a taken name, you may need to enter a slightly different version that’s still acceptable to YouTube. For example, if your want a taken username “JSmith21”, try “JSmith2021” or “JohnS21” instead.
- Keep in mind that it can take up to two weeks for your new name to appear across all Google services.
- If all else fails, try clearing your browser history and cache before trying again.
- Finally, if you’re still having problems after trying these tips, contact YouTube Customer Support directly for help.
All in all, it’s possible to change your YouTube name without changing your Google name, but it takes a little bit of effort. By following the steps in this article, you should be able to make the change without any trouble. Good luck!