YouTube is crowded, with an average of 2500 videos uploaded every minute! QR Codes can help you cut through the clutter and take your prospects directly to your videos.
But what happens when you have new videos coming out each week? Do you create new QR Codes for every new video?
With dynamic QR Codes for YouTube, you can create one QR Code and edit the YouTube link whenever you post a new video. This way, you don’t have to create and keep track of multiple static QR Codes that you cannot edit once printed.
Read this article to explore more about dynamic YouTube QR Codes and how you can create them in under five minutes with Beaconstac.
Follow this step-by-step process to create a dynamic QR Code with Beaconstac in minutes:
Before you begin…
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Step 1: Log-in to your Beaconstac dashboard and select “QR Codes” from the left-hand menu
Now, choose “Dynamic,” and click “CREATE NOW.”
Step 2: From the list of QR Codes, choose “Website”
The website option is the closest for this use case since you will extract the YouTube video URL to link to the QR Code.
Step 3: Paste your YouTube channel or video URL in the required field
To redirect users to the content translated in their local languages, turn on multi-language support. (This feature is only available on the Pro plan.)
Step 4: Customize your QR Code
Select from the available templates or customize aspects of the QR Code, such as shape, pattern, or background.
You can also add a logo and CTA frame to your QR Code.
💡Pro tip: Adding a YouTube logo and a “Scan for video” or similar CTA in your QR Code is highly recommended. Doing so maximizes the chances of your prospects scanning the QR Code and watching the video.
Step 5: Turn on advanced options like GPS tracking and password protection
Note: You can schedule your QR Code activation and expiry date to automatically activate and deactivate your YouTube QR Code at a predetermined time. Use the “Schedule” option.
Step 6: Click “Next,” and your QR Code is ready. Download it in the desired format
Scan the dynamic YouTube QR Code with different devices to test if the redirection is happening as intended.
How to edit a dynamic QR Code for YouTube
A YouTube dynamic QR Code is editable. Hence, you can update it in three easy steps:
Step1: In the QR Codes section, select “All”
Now choose the YouTube dynamic QR Code you wish to update and click “Edit.”
Step 2: Change the YouTube link and click “Next”
💡Pro tip: If you wish to redirect your prospects to multiple YouTube videos at once, go to the “Linkpage” section of Beaconstac’s dashboard and create a new Linkpage. Add all your YouTube links to the Linkpage in addition to multimedia such as forms, social links, payment buttons, and more. Once your Linkpage is ready, generate an all-in-one QR Code from Beaconstac’s dashboard.
1. How can Dynamic YouTube QR Codes increase my YouTube subscribers?
Dynamic YouTube QR Codes provide a direct pathway for potential subscribers to access your YouTube channel without searching or browsing. You increase the visibility and chances of gaining new subscribers by embedding these codes in your marketing materials, product packaging, event pass, or social media pages.
2. Why should I use a dynamic QR Code for YouTube?
The primary reason to use a dynamic QR Code for YouTube is its flexibility. You can switch the destination URL (YouTube video or channel) without changing the QR Code itself. This ability to regularly update linked content keeps your QR Code relevant and engaging for your audience.
3. Can dynamic QR Codes for YouTube be tracked?
Yes, you can track dynamic QR Codes for YouTube. One of the main benefits of using dynamic QR Codes is their ability to provide performance metrics, something you can do easily from the “Analytics” section of the Beaconstac dashboard.