There was a time when the internet wasn’t a very lively place, but with the introduction of sites like YouTube that add value to our lives, all that changed. Anyone can now post videos on the streaming site for all the world to see, and even use it as a way to connect with others who are interested in the same things they are. This can make it harder to figure out how to find someone on YouTube.
If you have a friend or acquaintance on YouTube, finding them can be a challenge though. The reason for this is the ever-increasing competition on the site — everyone wants their videos seen, and they use various tricks to make sure that happens. It can make finding your friends or lesser-known channels on YouTube a hassle, so let’s see what we can do about that.
How To Perform a YouTube Search
There are many things you can try to find someone on YouTube, but it’s important that you know at least something about the person you’re looking for.
1. Search by Name or Username
If you know the name or username of the person you’re looking for, all you have to do is enter that into the search bar on YouTube. You can do this in the app and the browser by clicking on the magnifying glass icon on the top right corner of the screen and typing in the name or username in the search bar.
Chances are that your searched channel would be somewhere in the search results, though you might have to go through them closely if they’re not well-known.
2. Search by Email Address
You have high chances of coming across the person you’re looking for on YouTube if you search by their email address. If you don’t have that, chances are it would be easy to find through any of their social media.
Many people nowadays use the same email address for all their social media pages, especially when you’re talking about people who want to be found. Even many of your Facebook friends and other contacts would have their email addresses in their social media bios. But don’t worry, even if you can’t find them this way, there are many other things to try.
3. Search by Keyword
If you know what topics the person you’re looking for is interested in, or what kind of videos they post, you can look for their videos by using the keywords for those videos.
For example, if they’re into arts and crafts, or painting, you can look up words like “acrylic paintings” or “arts and crafts”.
You’ll have an even easier time with the search if you combine the keywords with their possible channel name or their own name.
4. Search by Channels
You don’t necessarily have to comb through countless YouTube videos until you find the right one. To avoid this, change the search result settings on YouTube. After you’ve performed a search with your desired keywords, click the three-dot icon on the right side of the screen to filter the results.
This way, you can narrow the results down by when they were uploaded or their relevance, and choose whether you want to see only channels or playlists in the results — and there are much more filters than this.
5. Search with Google
YouTube video results often show up on google, and you might hit a stroke of luck when you look the person up on Google. Google has started showing more and more YouTube videos in its search results recently, which works great!
Social Catfish is Here to Help You!
If you couldn’t find the person you were looking for with these methods, you can come to us for help! Social Catfish’s AI-driven search engine will be happy to scour the internet for you and make sure we don’t let the person you’re looking for slip by.
We make it possible for you to run a reverse image search, look for the person via email, username, and much more. Take us for a spin; you won’t be disappointed! You can also find us on YouTube as Catfished.
Social media did give us all a way to connect, but it also made it easier for people to be fooled, tricked or scammed. It also (ironically) makes it harder for us to connect with the people we want to sometimes — looking for the person we want to find can be like looking for the needle in a haystack!
But with the tips, tricks, and help we give you, it can be made easy.