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5 Sites to Find the Best YouTube Channels and Creators You'll Love

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You’ve probably already subscribed to some channels. Based on that, YouTube then recommends a few others you might like. But let’s be honest, these are often very bad. So if you’re fed up with irrelevant recommendations for your channel on YouTube, you should move away from that algorithm and find another way to discover creators.

Some websites maintain a directory of all YouTube channels and offer a way to filter or search them. Others use crowdsourced recommendations to find similar channels. And you can always count on curators to show you the best YouTube creators.

There are over 50 million channels on YouTube, but as you can imagine, most of them aren’t worth subscribing to. Staff at Find A Channel (FAC) have indexed over 210,000 unique channels of hers that you need to know about.

The site’s main page lets you search, sort, or filter channels in creative ways. For example, you can set how many subscribers your channel has, how many videos you’ve uploaded, how many times it’s been viewed, and when it starts. You can also set a low, medium or high “gravity”. This is his FAC’s estimate of how engaging the channel’s content is.

You can find great listings created with these creative filtering options in the Explore Channels section. For example, “Rising Stars” lists 100 of his YouTube channels that were launched in the last three years and already have between 1,000 and 25,000 subscribers. Or you have a channel with a large number of subscribers but few uploaded videos.

All listings display the channel’s name, description in the “Overview” section, total videos, subscribers, views, and estimated monthly earnings. You can also always run into cool creators using the Random Channel button.

If you like FindAChannel, also check out Channel Crawler. Channel Crawler indexes over 5 million channels and offers advanced search and filter options. We’ve detailed it before in Tools for discovering new YouTube channels.

Similar Channels, as the name suggests, is a website that finds channels similar to popular YouTube creators. But unlike the YouTube algorithm, all channel suggestions here are from the general public, and anyone can upvote or downvote these suggestions to get the best ranking. can do.

When you search for a channel, you’ll see a list of similar channels added by other users, along with basic information about that channel (subscribers, views, number of videos posted, etc.). Again, this list shows the same basic information for each channel, ranked by user votes. By signing up, you can choose to be notified when someone adds a new suggestion.

Similar Channels also allows users to create collections of channels that anyone can view. This is a great way to find YouTube creators related to a particular subject, even if they don’t appear as similar channels.

Browse similar channels by categories such as technology, food, sports, knowledge, music, games, and other popular genres on YouTube. There’s also a button to go to a random channel, allowing you to discover new favourites, perhaps by accident.

3. TubeFilter (Web): Find YouTube Millionaires, Weekly Top View Channels, Awards

TubeFilter has been blogging about their YouTube channel since 2007 and is one of the best resources for YouTube creators to learn more about the Creator Economy. Its primary purpose isn’t to help you discover new channels, but it’s a great way to discover creators.

In the weekly YouTube Millionaires section, TubeFilter profiles channels that recently surpassed 1 million subscribers. In addition to short explanations of why the videos are worth watching, we also interview the creators for more insights.

Another weekly post worth reading is our ‘Top 50 Most Watched YouTube Channels in the World’ update. Chart toppers are usually consistent, but you can find great new channels every week in our Top Gains section.

Finally, TubeFilter also hosts the annual Streamy Awards, which recognize top creators. Check out our list of past winners on our website to discover a range of channels worth subscribing to in several categories and genres.

4. YouTube Learn (Web): Hand-picked best educational channels on YouTube

Experts from all walks of life share their best advice and lessons for free on YouTube. YouTube Learn is a curated selection of the best YouTube channels for learning new skills, but only in English.

Use the search bar to find what you’re looking for, design, programming, science, math, social studies, business, finance, startups, movies, video editing, photography, music, fitness, yoga, and personal development. Some have subcategories, such as Science divided into Astronomy, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and ‘Best Science Channels on YouTube’.

The final list is quick and easy to browse. You’ll see the channel’s name and link, and a one-line description that perfectly summarizes what you need to know. YouTube Learn is a great resource and you can also request additional skills that aren’t already on the site.

5. Social Blade Charts (Web): Top 100 Ranking of YouTube Channels

Social Blade is an analytics company that tracks YouTube user statistics. Advanced analytics to help with marketing and sales require a premium subscription, but for general users, the Social Blade’s “Top List” is free to view and serves as a Billboard Top 100 chart for your YouTube channel.

By default, you can view your top 100 subscribed YouTube channels sorted by number of subscribers or video views. Social Blade also shows the number of videos uploaded to your channel to gauge your current influence. You can expand this list to see the current top 5,000 YouTube creators.

Social Blade displays the top 100 channels by country or category, including Autos & Vehicles, Movies, Games, News & Politics, Music, How-To & Style, Science & Technology, Sports, Travel, and more. Finally, you can also view the top 500 earners on YouTube over the past day, week, or month to discover new channels to follow.

How to download all videos by channel

YouTube now officially allows you to download videos through YouTube Premium, but it’s not easy. Especially if you discover a new channel, I recommend downloading all the videos so you can watch them while commuting or exercising. Alternatively, you can simply download any new videos your channel posts.

For some reason YouTube doesn’t have an easy option for this. It’s annoying and frustrating. For now, the best workaround is to create a playlist of all your channel’s videos and then use one of the best YouTube playlist downloaders.