Share YouTube Videos on Coil Blogs

This page explains the two ways you can share YouTube videos on Coil Blogs.

Share a link

When you link to a YouTube video, the video must belong to a YouTube channel that's been linked to your Coil account.

  1. Go to https://coil.com/blogs.
  2. Click + New Post and select Link.
  3. Enter a title for the link.
  4. Paste the URL of your video in the field and click Post. You'll receive an error if your channel isn't monetized.
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Coil only supports long-form links.

Supported (long form): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlQYoModbvk
Unsupported (short form): https://youtu.be/QlQYoModbvk

Share a blog post

Sharing a video within a blog post doesn't require you to link your YouTube channel to Coil. This is because you'll embed the video within your blog post, and all posts on Coil Blogs are automatically monetized. You'll be paid for the amount of time Coil Members actively view your post.

If a reader clicks the video to open it on YouTube's site, the payment stream will stop unless the channel is linked to your Coil account.

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To make your video available to Coil Members only, embed the video in a subscribers only post or the private section of a split post. Then, set your video's privacy setting to unlisted.

  1. Go to https://coil.com/blogs.
  2. Click + New Post and select Article.
  3. In the body text, click the (+) menu.
  4. Select the video embed option, not the URL link option.

    video embed option in coil article

  5. Paste the URL of your video into the input field and press Enter.
  6. Click Publish when you're finished.

Troubleshooting

Error: This YouTube video is not Coil-enabled.

This error usually occurs when the YouTube channel the video belongs to isn't linked to your Coil account. See Monetize Your Channel for instructions on linking your channel.

Error: This page is not web-monetized. Make sure it includes a tag with a 'name' of 'monetization'.

This error usually occurs when you link to your channel's home page, rather than to a specific video's page. Linking to your channel's home page is unsupported.

Also note that this error is a little misleading here because the same error is used for all non-monetized pages. When posting YouTube videos, you do not need to add your Web Monetization meta tag anywhere.