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How to See Your Subscribers on YouTube

According to Statista, the number of unique users on YouTube is expected to rise from just under 1.5 billion now to around 1.86 billion in 2021. That’s a lot of potential subscribers that might be interested in your channel.

Whether you are running a YouTube channel for profit, or if you are running it to promote your business, you will want to garner as many subscribers as possible. That can, however, be easier said than done.

To get it right, you have to plan your content carefully and work on a strategy to grow your subscriber base. But, before you get into that, you will want to be able to see how many subscribers are and also who is subscribing to your channel.

That way you can see whether or not your numbers need to be shored up with bought YouTube subscribers.

In this post, we will go through exactly how you can pull up a list of your YouTube subscribers. It is useful to do this one a week or so at least so that you can see how many unique subscribers you have.

You also might find it useful to copy the list and drop the names into an Excel spreadsheet. Once they have been recorded there, you can quickly sort them into alphabetical order. This will help you to identify whether or not your channel subscribers have grown or not.

Say, for example, that you gain ten subscribers but also lose ten. Looking at the number of subscribers, you would not be able to pick up this difference. So, while it may take a little more effort to keep a list of all subscribers, it is a good policy to enact.

Checking Who Your Subscribers are on Your Desktop

This is relatively simple. All you need to do is to start off by going to the main YouTube website. If you are using Google Chrome and have signed into it already, you will be logged into your YouTube account automatically.

If you are using a different browser, you will need to sign into YouTube using your email and password. You can access the sign-on screen by going to the top corner of the page on the site on the right-hand side and clicking on “Sign In.”

From there complete the fields and hit “Sign In” to submit your email address and password.

Now that you have signed in look again at the top right-hand corner and click on your profile pic. In the drop-down menu that comes up, you will see the "Creator Studio" option. Click on this.

When your Creator Studio dashboard comes up, you will see several options on the left-hand side of the page. Click first on the “Community” option and then select the “Subscribers” option in the drop-down menu that comes up.

Your list of subscribers will appear on the right-hand side of your page. You can sort this list in order of either the most popular or the most recent subscribers.

Unfortunately, this is all the sorting that you can do on your YouTube dashboard, which is another reason that I recommend creating a list in Excel.

Should you not have any subscribers at all, the right-hand side of the page will instead say, “No subscribers.”

Checking on Your iPhone

When checking on your iPhone, it is best to do so through the iPhone's YouTube app. This usually comes preloaded with the phone, but if you don't have it, you can also find it in the Apple App Store.

Access the app by clicking on it and, if necessary, sign in using your email address and password.

If you look in the right-hand corner of your screen, you will see the profile icon. Click on this. In the drop-down menu, click on "My Channel." From there, you will be able to see the number of public subscribers that you have for your channel.

The app does not go into more detail, such as listing who your subscribers are.

Checking Subscribers on an Android Device

Again, to do this, you will need to have installed the YouTube app. Open the app and, if necessary sign in using your email address and your password.

Look at the top right hand side of your screen and find the profile icon. Next to it, you will see a down arrow key. Click on this key, and you will open a drop-down menu.

Select the “My Channel” button. You will again be able to see how many subscribers you have at the top of the page. However, again, you will not be able to see exactly who has subscribed.

How Important is it to Keep Track of Subscribers?

That depends on what you want to get out of your YouTube channel as a whole. If you want your YouTube channel to become successful, however, you do need to put some effort into creating content that people want to watch.

And, if you go into all that effort creating content, it makes sense to also take some time building up your subscriber list. Checking this list on a weekly basis will allow you to gauge how well your content is meeting the needs of the market.

Not all people will bother to comment if they do not like your content – many will simply hit that “Unsubscribe” button instead. If you know who your subscribers are, you can see if you can establish a reason that they left by checking out the subscriber’s own page.

This would mean checking to see what kind of content they have, what kind of posts they make and who they follow. This gives you an idea of the kind of things that interest them and an idea of what you might have done differently.

You can use this same trick with current subscribers as well – just take a sampling of subscribers so that you can see what content appeals to them and how you can tailor your content to better match their needs.

At the end of the day, it is all about your subscribers – the more you have, the better the perception of your channel will be, and the more successful your channel will be, Leverage the information you have on your subscribers to keep them coming back for more.