How to get more views on YouTube videos?
Nowadays YouTube is the second largest search engine after Google. We also know that getting views is also a very tough task for every new YouTuber particularly in starting.
We also know that if we want to earn money through advertisement on YouTube. You must have-
- 1000 subscribers
- 4000 watch hour
within one year.
In YouTube, content and quality are the two kings for getting more views.
Instead of content and quality, you must use other things to get more views, very easily.
Here, we will discuss some smart ways to get more views for any type of YouTube channel. These are-
- Intro And Outro Video
- Video Title
- Video Tags
- Interview Influencers In Your Niche
- Good Thumbnail
- Call Of Action
- YouTube Playlist
- Featured Channel
- Google AdWords
- YouTube Community
- YouTube’s Creator Academy
- Social Media Channels
- Blog For YouTube Channel
Let’s discuss one by one without any delay.
Intro And Outro Video (To Get More Views On YouTube Videos):
We know that, If packaging and the item both are good then you can get a large number of customers and better price for that item. This means that if one of them is bad then you can not get both the things together. Similarly, If your intro and outro both are good together with the content then surely you will get a large number of views on your YouTube videos and a large number of subscribers on your YouTube channel.
YouTube Intro: The clip which runs at the starting to showcase the brand is called YouTube intro. The intro must be within 10 seconds.
YouTube Outro: This runs at the end and showing the related videos or asking viewers to like and subscribes to the YouTube videos and to the YouTube channel respectively.
Making intro and outro is a very easy task. You can make these from any video editing software like Camtasia, Movavi etc.
You can hire somebody for making intro and outro videos.
Video Title (To Get More Views On YouTube Videos):
The video title is a major deciding factor between them widely seen and shared across the different-different social media platforms or only getting a small number of views.
You must use the keywords (primary and secondary keywords) but mainly primary keywords in the YouTube video title to put it on the top, on YouTube.
For this, you can use the autosuggest feature of YouTube to find what people are searching for and then make a great title around that.
Here, some tips for writing a great YouTube video title:
- Write keywords mainly the main keywords at the beginning of the YouTube video title (if possible).
- YouTube video title must be short and to the point.
- Make it attractive.
- Add the current year (if possible).
- Use the upper case to write the YouTube video title.
- Use “power words” like Best, Awesome, Smart etc.
- Use “emotional words” like Sensual, Lonely, Passionate etc.
These are the best tips for writing a better YouTube video title.
Video Tags (To Get More Views On YouTube Videos):
YouTube video tags are the second most important thing after the content and quality. Without appropriate use of YouTube video tags, you can not get a better place on YouTube.
Here, some tips about YouTube video tags.
You can utilize the maximum of 500 keywords at a time in a single YouTube video. So, please try to utilize all the keywords in a YouTube video because it would surely put your video in first 5 or 10 or you may get first place on YouTube.
- Use a variety of keywords (primary and secondary keywords).
- Use the main keywords in YouTube video tags but mainly in starting.
- Find the video tags used by the high ranking videos and use those keywords in your YouTube videos, if content in both these are same.
- Use the unique keywords in your YouTube videos means search volume should be maximum and competition should be minimum for those keywords.
- Use your channel/brand name as a keyword in all your YouTube videos.
Interview Influencers In Your Niche (To Get More Views On YouTube Videos):
If you take the interviews of famous YouTubers according to your niche. Then It would be beneficial for you because everyone always wants to know about famous personalities. Means, it will increase the number of views on your YouTube videos and the number of subscribers on your YouTube channel.
This is one of the indirect YouTube video promotion techniques.
For taking the interview with famous YouTuber, you can use any app like Google Hangouts, Zoom, Skype etc.
Good Thumbnail (To Get More Views On YouTube Videos):
In case of any YouTube video, the thumbnail is the most important thing.
If you have a verified YouTube channel then you can take advantage of the custom thumbnail.
You can use Canva to design a custom thumbnail for a YouTube video in a minute.
Here, some tips for the custom thumbnails:
- Have a resolution of 1280 x 720 (with a minimum width of 640 pixels).
- Upload thumbnail in either JPG, GIF, BMP, or PNG format.
- Keep its size under 2 MB.
- Try to use a 16:9 aspect ratio as it’s the most used in YouTube players and previews.
Call To Action (For Same Use As Above):
Most people used the call to action to increase your reach on social media.
At the end of the video, or even somewhere in middle, ask viewers to like our YouTube video & to subscribe to our YouTube channel. At the same time, you may ask them to share the YouTube video with others who might get benefit from it.
YouTube Playlist (For Same Use As Above):
You can create multiple playlists to put different-different categories of the videos under the different-different playlists. You can also put a video under two or more than two playlist. By doing this you will get more views on your YouTube videos because it is also searchable on YouTube.
At the time of uploading the new video, add it to the playlist (either one you create or an existing one).
Here, some tips for creating a new playlist:
- Give a meaningful name to the playlist.
- Write a detailed description of the playlist and put your keyword(s) in it.
- Put similar videos under one playlist.
- You can also put one video under more than one playlist.
Featured Channel (For Same Use As Above):
This is also one of the most important things that increase your reach in people.
For this, you can contact famous YouTuber. If he/she put your channel under the featured channel. Then it will increase your reach very quickly because the number of visitors is very high on these channels and people also trust in him/her.
For this, you can make contact with your friends or colleagues who have a number of subscribers or you can also pay some amount of money for it to famous YouTubers.
Last and the most important thing, the niche of your channel and who put your channel under the featured channel must be same (if possible) because if niches are same then it will be more beneficial for you as compared to the non-same niches.
Collaboration (For Same Use As Above):
We know that-
“You can break one stick But if you combine these you can not break very easily as previously”.
Similarly, through collaboration with different-different YouTuber whose niches are the same. you can also increase your reach in people, very easily and quickly.
This is the win-win situation for both not for one. That’s why to choose carefully collaborating partners on YouTube.
Google AdWords (For Same Use As Above):
You may also use Google AdWords to get more views. But it is a paid platform.
Before paying to Google AdWords, You must ensure your video quality and content is very good and informative otherwise it will be the waste of time and money.
Charges for Google AdWords vary according to the time and according to the keywords. Google AdWords charges per view.
YouTube Community (For Same Use As Above):
You can also use the community feature of YouTube to get more views.
To use it:
Simply click on the “+” icon on YouTube web or mobile app, and then click “Create Post“.
Now, type the message and link to the video that you want to promote. You can also add images or even run a poll to make it more engaging. Your community can “like” and also “comment” on your post which is a great signal for higher engagement.
YouTube’s Creator Academy (For Same Use As Above):
Most of the YouTuber but not all just focus on publishing the videos not on learning about YouTube. This is the biggest mistake done by most of the YouTuber because it is one of the fastest-changing platforms. That’s why it is important to learn all of the emerging and exiting tips and tricks.
You can use “Creator Academy” by YouTube to learn some latest and exiting tips and tricks about YouTube.
Social Media Channels (For Same Use As Above):
If you are a video blogger then you should have pages or profile with the same name (video blogger). This gives you an opportunity outside YouTube to make an audience.
This thing will redirect the traffic to your YouTube channel.
Some sites to promote your YouTube videos:
- Facebook (page)
- Twitter (profile)
- Instagram (profile)
- Pinterest (profile)
Always share your YouTube videos after a regular interval. Share your YouTube video multiple times on a single platform. You must use hashtags at the time of sharing YouTube videos so that anyone can discover them.
Blog For YouTube Channel (For Same Use As Above):
If you are a full-time YouTuber then you should not miss out creating a blog for your YouTube channel.
I recommend you to create a blog using a WordPress theme. If possible for you then use managed WordPress hosting.
This way you can also make money through the blog and also from your YouTube channel.
These are some techniques and strategies to promote your YouTube videos to get more views.
In future, I’ll come with updated tips and tricks to get more views.