Hello Arboretum! My division is in the process of cleaning up our social profiles, which has led to a discussion of what to do about our three YouTube channels. We have a division-wide channel that hasn’t had new content for at least a year; a brand-specific channel (let’s call this channel A) that we use mainly to have our educational content be seen by YT’s search engine; and, a second brand-specific channel (we’ll call this channel B) that hasn’t had new content for at least a year AND much of that content is now out of date and should be retired/archived.
All of this is to say: Would it be a mistake to completely archive the divisional and channel B profiles? We use Vidyard to manage our videos but that isn’t visible to the public/search engines. As it stands, I foresee maybe 1-2 new videos max being posted each year for the divisional or channel B, which is too low of a generation for it to make sense to have these profiles, in my mind.
TLDR: Two of our three YouTube profiles are out of date and very much inactive, which no increase in content generation planned over the next few years. Do I retire/archive these profiles, or should I keep them to maintain a presence, even if it’s a very very slim/not compelling presence?
Thank you in advance for any insight, discussion or feedback!