For some new YouTubers, getting more views and subscribers can be a daunting task so here are some tips on how to increase your YouTube views:
1. Increase Your Searchability
For viewers to click on your videos, you need to show up when they search for your kind of content on YouTube. You need to use keywords. These are phrases relevant to your content that viewers may search for. There are many tools you can use for keyword research. Once you have figured out your keywords, include them in your video titles, descriptions and tags. This will flag up your content as relevant to YouTube’s search engine meaning you will show up in search results and viewers will see your content as relevant.
2. Interact With Your Community
There are lots of different communities within the larger group of YouTube content creators, such as the beauty or gaming community. Work out where you fit within YouTube – what your niche is – and interact with other YouTubers. Commenting on videos and starting interactions with other content creators means you can build relationships with people and help each other out by promoting each other’s content to new audiences. You could guest create for other content creators to access their viewership and increase your own.
There may be tags and viral trends within your niche that you can get involved with. This connects you with other Youtubers and makes your videos more relevant to what viewers are searching for. If a search term is popular in your niche, you want to show up in the search results too. Seeing what popular content creators have done successfully can be inspiration for your content but make it your own. There’s no point in trying to copy someone else when viewers can just watch the original.
3. Promote Yourself
Once you have worked out your niche and your brand, promote yourself. Make sure your thumbnails are of the highest quality you can make them. Include cards within your videos to more of your content. Have an end card with more videos and your social media, making it easier for viewers to consume more of your content. Creating playlists for your different categories of videos makes it easier for viewers to just keep watching. Social media is a great way to promote yourself as well as interact with other content creators. Show more of who you are and what you are producing.
4. Interact With Your Viewers
The more you interact with your viewers, the more they will feel connected to you as a content creator. Responding to comments on videos as well as social media shows you are active and care about your viewers. If you can create a loyal viewership you will have a baseline of guaranteed views that you can work on growing. Running giveaways shows your appreciation for your audience and can increase clicks if you leave the information about entering in your video description. Users will see your video promotion on social media and will be more likely to follow through to the video to enter the giveaway and have a chance at winning.