How to get lots of views on Youtube
Apart from the fact that video is the coolest, most expressive way to convey a message to your audience, it’s still not effective if no one’s watching your videos in the first place.
Here are the best ways I know of how to get lots of views, make your video marketing effective and the elements that can make a world of difference to your results…..
How to get lots of views on Youtube: Factors YOU can influence
Make Great Videos: Create something valuable that people would want to share in the first place. This is the best way to get lots of views! Be creative. Make something special. Stand out, be authentic, be different and make your videos meaningful and worth watching. The more your video benefits and touches your audience the more likely they will share it and help you get more views organically.
Be Consistent: If you make videos on a regular basis, people will not only notice you, but being consistent is one of the best ways to become competent and build your credibility.
Video Quality: The cool part about Youtube is you don’t need expensive equipment or a professional backdrop (filming your video spontaneously and in different locations often enhances and make it way more interesting), but keep in mind it’s still important to make sure the quality is good. If the quality is terrible people will be put off by it and won’t bother watching (which makes it hard to get lots of views).
Add Friends: when you add other people as friends, they’ll often come to your channel to check out your videos and see what you’re up to. By adding friends regularly you’ll find really great people to connect with and you’ll definitely increase your views.
Increase Your Subscribers: The more subscribers you have, the more people will be notified when you upload new videos. You can increase your subscribers by subscribing to other channels first and by asking people to subscribe to your channel in your videos (and in your call to action).
Get Ratings and Comments: The more ratings and comments your videos have, the more relevant the search engines see them and the higher you’ll rank for your targeted keywords. One great way to increase the ratings and comments on your videos is to ask people for it. At the end of your video, you can ask them to “please rate and comment” or end with a controversial question that makes them compelled to write something.
If you don’t ask for comments and ratings you might get you 1 comment for every 1000 people who watch your videos. If you ask, it can increase this up to 1 in 6 people leaving a comment!
How to get lots of views on Youtube: Optimization
Optimize for Keywords: use your targeted keywords in your video’s title, description, file name and tags. This helps you rank much higher in the search engines, make your video easier to find and will help you get more views long term.
Choose Compelling Thumbnails: the image you choose in your thumbnail can make a big difference to the amount of views you’ll get. Most people scan the images first before watching any video (Youtube always provides you with 3 thumbnails to choose from), so pick the one that arouses the most curiosity.
Make Compelling Titles: this will totally influence your views, because the more enticing your heading is, the more likely people will click on it.
Add Annotations: this can increase your views by making your videos a more interactive experience, by linking to other videos (when its relevant) and asking for subscribers at the end.
Related Tags: Another strategy is to use the same keywords of other videos with very high views (make sure the keywords you choose are relevant to your video).
On YouTube many views to your videos you’ll receive from related videos, so if you find videos with 10,000′s or 100,000′s of views with similar keywords it can drive a lot of traffic to your video.
How to get lots of views on Youtube: Viral Strategies
Video Responses: pick a video with a lot of views (in the 100,000´s or millions) and make a video response for it. Make sure your video is relevant though (so it enhances everyone’s experience and your video is also welcomed and accepted by the channels video you’re responding to). Creating video responses to other highly viewed videos can potentially get you a lot of traffic if you do it right (and your thumbnails and titles are enticing).
Add to your emails: Get more views to your videos by adding them to all the emails you send in your signature file. A useful tool that does this for you is Wisestamp. It not only transforms your emails into a more effective and engaging experience, but increases the amount of people who connect with you and watch your videos.
Spread through Social Media: The more places you share your video, the more people on different platforms will see it and the more views, comments and backlinks you’ll get. This is especially true within the first few days of uploading your video as Youtube loves fresh content. You can share your videos with your email list, on your blog, on your fan page and any other social media sites. Also if you want it to be less time consuming, there are some great tools that will help you share your videos effortlessly.
Add Youtube Icons: By adding a Youtube button on your websites and blog, more people will visit your channel and watch your videos.
Embed them elsewhere: by embedding your videos to your blog, on ning sites and social media your videos will get more traffic even if your visitor wasn’t surfing on Youtube when they found you.
How to get lots of views on Youtube: Leverage your time
Increase your views on autopilot: If you want to speed up your success and rapidly increase how many people you can reach, this is a really useful tool that can dramatically increase your subscribers, friends and video views:
Tube toolbox is the only software I know of that operates 100% within Youtubes guidelines. This is important because you don’t want to be using anything that could compromise your account.
Promote on Youtube: Getting your videos featured through Youtube’s video advertising can increase your views dramatically. It’s a very cost effective method (especially for your most important videos). It can cost you as little as $0.01 cents per view and makes your video visible at the top of the search results.
Video Distribution: Another way to make your videos get even more exposure is to use video distribution sites. These sites allow you to upload each video you make to 30 to 40 of the most popular video sharing sites. To understand the power of video distribution as a mathematical equation, it could look something like this:
You have 30 videos x 10 views per day x 30 days per month x 40 popular video sharing sites showing your videos = 360,000 people exposed to you and your message EVERY MONTH!!! With exposure like this you can start to get phenomenal results.
TrafficGeyser is a video distribution site that can be useful (or if you’d like someone to do the technical stuff for you without the monthly cost, I’m sure you can find someone nice do it for you on fiverr.
Another great video distribution site is OneLoad. This platform lets you distribute your videos across various platforms, whilst providing you with great analytics to track your impact. (keep in mind in their TOS they don’t accept mlm videos. They also don’t accept affiliate videos with low quality content or that anyone would perceive as scammy, so make sure any video you upload here has excellent content).
How to get lots of views on Youtube: advice from a guy with 75 million views
If you’d like Google’s own guide on how to get lots of views on Youtube, you can download their free tips here: Youtube Playbook
Once you start leveraging your videos I’m sure you’ll notice a big difference in your results and the speed at which your business grows.
If you know of any other great ways how to get lots of views on Youtube, let me know in the comments below.
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