YouTube’s new One Channel design layout is here whether we like it or not! ReelSEO reports it will be rolled out to all channels by end of day today (3/7). I was just now able to upgrade my brand new channel by going to the link above and scrolling down to the very bottom of the page to this button:
The overwhelming majority of feedback and opinion of the new design has been fairly negative.
I agree with most of it.
I agree it makes your channel less visually unique and customizable (you now can only create a unique header graphic). Despite YouTube likening your content in the new design to a snowflake and that no two will be alike. A snowflake? Really? Unless you look at it under a microscope all snowflakes look the same! It is true though that a lot of this customization power was abused and made for way too many crappy looking channels. Maybe this is a positive after all.
I also agree the new design can get too cluttered and confusing to the casual viewer. It looks like there are several different sections you can add at your discretion. While it’s good to have options I think too many options can have an adverse effect on your visitors. I prefer the cleaner and easier to navigate 3 sections on the Vice channel to the 7 sections on the Intel channel.