YouTube Channels For Dummies
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Multiple sources say there are now more than 800 million videos on YouTube and about 37 million channels. That's a lot of videos to sort through!

If you're interested in looking at which videos are most viewed by YouTube visitors, you'll need to search by a category or channel. Here's how to do it.

Search by category

  1. Go to YouTube and notice the Search field at the top of the page.
  2. In the Search field, enter the kind of videos you're interested in, such as "photography," or "dog training," or "Saturday Night Live." YouTube will then load your category of videos on the page.
  3. Click on "Filters" toward the upper right side of the page, and then under the heading "Sort By," select "View Count." YouTube will then sort the videos according to the most viewed, from top to bottom.

Search by channel

  1. Go to YouTube.
  2. Click on the channel of your choice. You can find channels by searching with keywords in the Search field at the top of the page. For example, enter "football," and after the videos load, click on a channel name, which is always preceded by the @ symbol — such as, @MiamiDophins.
  3. Once you're on the channel of your choice, click the "Videos" tab.
  4. Next, click on the "Popular" button under the Videos section. If you don't see that button, click on the "Sort By" filter toward the top right of the screen and select "Most Popular" from the menu.

Browse trending videos on YouTube

If you're interested in seeing what is popular on YouTube in general, you can look at the Trending page. To find it:
  1. Go to YouTube.
  2. In the sidebar navigation on the left side of the screen, under "Explore," select "Trending."

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