92% of marketers value video as an important part of their marketing strategy. Videos increase traffic to their websites, enhance their brand presence, and ultimately boost their sales.
And when it comes to videos, YouTube remains the most popular among all the video hosting sites, with 2.6 billion monthly active users.
If you’re one of the marketers who already leverage the power of YouTube playlists because they provide better website rankings and improve your brand’s online presence, you’re probably looking for a more effective way to share your playlists’ links.
Sharing the links of your new YouTube playlist to a couple of people is easy. But what if you want to share them with tens or possibly thousands of customers? This can consume a lot of time and resources. Moreover, people are now vigilant about cyber security practices and could be hesitant about opening links.
Why not create a QR Code for YouTube playlist to make it easier for you and your customers? Upon scanning, users can view your playlist anytime, anywhere.
More so, if you use dynamic QR Codes, which allow you to track your playlists’ user engagement, you can measure the results of your marketing efforts.
Method 2: Connect Beaconstac with Zapier to automate your YouTube playlist QR Code generation
Zapier eliminates the need for you to manually generate a QR Code each time you update your YouTube playlists. You may automatically update your YouTube QR Code by connecting Beaconstac with YouTube using Zapier.
With this integration, you do not have to generate a new QR Code each time you add a video to your YouTube playlist. Your customers will be able to view your new video anytime.
Below are the steps on how you can automate your YouTube playlist QR Code generation through the Beaconstac-Zapier integration.
STEP 1: Log in to the Beaconstac dashboard. Click on ‘Integrations’ from the left panel. Choose Zapier.
STEP 2: Click on ‘Connect.’
Take note of the API Key and Organization ID as these will be used later while creating a Zap.
STEP 3: Click on ‘Accept Invite & Build a Zap.’
STEP 4: Make a Zap
Click on ‘Create a New Zap.’
Configure your Trigger event: New Video in Playlist in YouTube
Choose app and event: Select ‘YouTube’ and ‘New Video.’
Choose account: Connect your YouTube account.
Set up trigger: Key in the playlist ID. For example, if you’re given the playlist URL https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8955AC078D8F3731, the ID is PL8955AC078D8F3731.
Test the trigger.
Configure your Action event: Create a Dynamic QR Code in Beaconstac
Choose app and event: Select ‘Beaconstac’ and ‘Create Dynamic QR Code’.
Choose account: Sign in and connect your Beaconstac account. Enter the API Key and Organization ID saved earlier.
Set up action: Fill in the QR Code Name, ID, Design (enter manually or select from templates), Campaign Type (1 – Website), and Website URL.
Test the action: Check if your Zap works.
STEP 5: Publish your Zap
Now that you’re done setting up your Zap, it’s time to publish it. Click on ‘Publish Zap.’ This will start the process of updating the selected dynamic QR Code as new videos are added to a specific playlist in your YouTube channel.
These are the two methods on how to make a QR Code for a YouTube playlist.
You can also check out this video on how to create QR Code for YouTube Playlist.
YouTube QR Code: Why use it for your business?
A YouTube QR Code makes it easier for your customers and prospects to access and engage with your YouTube videos.
Two cases in point – KitKat’s and Red Notice’s YouTube QR Codes.
Nestle and Google teamed up to launch a YouTube QR Code, placing it on over 47 million limited-edition KitKat packs distributed globally. The YouTube logo even replaced KitKat’s for 600,000 limited edition packs.
Customers who scanned the QR Code were automatically redirected to KitKat’s 74 different YouTube videos about “taking a break while having a KitKat.”
On the other hand, Netflix’s “Red Notice,” which effectively integrated QR Codes into the movie, was a huge success. When the viewers scanned a QR Code, they were taken to a specific YouTube video that showed one of the movie’s bloopers. It was so successful that Netflix is already planning two sequels.
Influencers put them on banners, wearables, social media posts, and printed materials to boost their YouTube video views and attract more subscribers.
You can get started with a free QR Code for video. But for more features, you can upgrade to dynamic QR Codes, which allow you to track your playlists’ user engagement, you can measure the results of your marketing efforts.
Level up your YouTube QR Code creation with Beaconstac
Now that you know how to create QR Codes for your YouTube playlists and how they can help your business succeed, why not increase your chances of success with Beaconstac’s QR Code Maker? Here’s how Beaconstac can take your QR Code generation to the next level.
Secure QR Codes
Regardless of the size of your business, one of your primary concerns with QR Codes is security. Beaconstac’s QR Code maker provides customers with Single Sign-on and a host of other security features, such as two-factor authentication, multi-user access management, and URL phishing detection that protect your QR Codes against threats.
A trustworthy platform that goes above and beyond to ensure quality at every step is necessary to develop error-free QR Codes. Beaconstac’s scannability checker informs you of your QR Code’s scannability in real time. It also suggests customization tips on how to fix scannability issues.
Access a wide array of customization options
With the rapid increase of businesses leveraging the benefits of QR Codes, your QR Codes need to stand out. Beaconstac provides various customization options to help create designs that fit your brand and purpose.
Create YouTube QR Codes in bulk
Manually creating a large number of QR Codes can be a hassle. Beaconstac’s bulk QR Code maker allows you to make up to 2,000 QR Codes in less than five minutes.