How To Get 30,000 Subscribers On YouTube – My Top 10 Tips

Thank you for helping me to get to 30,000 subscribers. Without you all subscribing to my channel, I wouldn’t have achieved this goal. I’d like to share with you my top 10 tips on how to get 30,000 subscribers on YouTube. If I can do it, you can do it too.

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1. Choose a niche you’re passionate about.

If you’re not interested or love the niche that you’ve chosen, you’ll soon lose interest when the going gets tough. Especially when you start a new channel, you’ll only get a few views and subscribers per video. This can be very discouraging and you may have an inclination to give up. If the goal of your channel is just to share information and not make money, you’ll have an easier time with your channel. I started my channel in 2006, but I only really focused on YouTube in the last few years.

2. Find low competition keywords.

If you target very competitive keyword phrases, it’ll be very difficult to rank for them and so you’ll be just wasting your time. Instead, target keyword phrases that are less competitive, so it’d be easier to rank for them. As your channel grows and builds more authority, it’ll be easier to rank for more competitive keywords.

3. Plan out your content ahead of time.

If you plan out your content one or two weeks in advance, you’ll be less stressed to produce videos on a regular basis. One of the best habits I’ve got into is to just jot down ideas as they come into mind. You can do this with Google Docs or just use the Notes app on your phone. This will prevent you from running out of ideas.

Make sure you also produce content that your audience loves. Visit groups, forums, and live streams where your target audience hangs out, so you can find out the kind of questions that they’re asking. I discovered that if I plan out a series of videos on the same topic, then it’s easier to come up with new content. This also helps viewers to binge-watch your content, so you get more watch time which Google loves.

4. Make your videos engaging.

YouTube rewards videos by promoting them on YouTube search and YouTube suggested videos. If 50% of your viewers watch your video all the way through to the end, then YouTube will promote your video on other people’s channels. Make sure you always grab your viewers’ attention within the first five or 10 seconds of your video. You can do this by asking a question or stating up front what the video content is about.

Also try to change the scenery of your videos every 10 to 20 seconds. You can do this by adding graphics, transitions, B-roll, linking the cards and even asking a question.

5. Link to playlists.

YouTube rewards channels that keeps people watching successive videos in a row. Therefore, as I mentioned earlier, think about creating a series of videos on a similar topics, so you can add those videos to a playlist. Instead of linking to a single video, link to a playlist, so people will binge-watch your videos. This will help increase the accumulated watch time on your channel which will result in more channel authority. When you have more channel authority, it’ll be easier to rank your videos.

6. Ride a trend.

One of the videos on my channel that got a lot of traffic in a short amount of time was a video that rode a trend. When YouTube came out with the new requirements for the YouTube Partner Program and to enable monetization on your YouTube channel, I quickly created a video that talked about the alternative ways to monetize your content. This video did very well because I capitalized on a hot trend.

7. Avoid comparing yourself with others.

When you compare your channel’s growth to the growth of your competitors’ channel which may be much faster, it’s easy to get discouraged and lose confidence. Instead, focus on improving your own videos and your own channel. There are many unseen factors which may contribute to the faster growth of your competitors’ channel.

For example, they may have a huge social media following. They may be more passionate, charismatic, and have better presentation skills.

Just keep in mind, there’s only one of you in the whole world and people are attracted to your unique style, presentation, and personality. Nobody can copy you exactly, so instead of comparing yourself with others, try to improve your own videos and your own channel. For example, you can improve your thumbnails. You can upgrade your video background. You can improve your audio. You can improve your presentation skills.

8. Build your community.

YouTube is a social community, so people expect to interact with you. Make sure you interact with your viewers and subscribers by replying to their comments. If they get to know, like, and trust you, they’ll be inclined to watch more of your content whenever you publish a new video. Also invite them to connect with you on other social media platforms.

For example, I run a Facebook group where people can interact with each other and ask questions about YouTube. Click here  if you wish to join my Facebook Group

9. Be consistent.

If you don’t upload videos on a regular basis, your audience won’t know when to expect new content. When I first began my channel, I didn’t publish new videos on a regular schedule. As a result, my channel growth suffered. Over the last few years, I’ve been publishing new videos every Monday, Thursday and now, I do live streams every Friday.

If you increase the upload frequency of videos to your channel, it will trigger the YouTube algorithm and YouTube will promote your videos on YouTube search and YouTube suggested videos.

10. Study your analytics.

One of the best ways to constantly improve your videos and grow your channel is to study your YouTube analytics.

  • Study your click-through rate to see what percentage of people are clicking on your thumbnails to watch your video.
  • Study your average view duration, watch time, and the audience retention to see how long people are watching your videos. If people are dropping off at the beginning, change your introduction. If people are leaving at the beginning or halfway through your video, then link to a related video in the card.
  • Keep an eye on your traffic sources, so you know exactly which videos are getting the most traffic. When you know which videos get the most traffic, you can just create more of the same videos to capitalize on that traffic.

Now you know 10 ways to get 30,000 subscribers on YouTube. Keep in mind that YouTube channel growth is a marathon, not a sprint because most channels grow steadily over time.

If you want to learn how to grow your audience on YouTube and
generate traffic, leads and sales on autopilot check out my
YouTube Marketing Course at: TubeVideoBootCamp.com

How To Stand Out On YouTube And Get More Views And Subscribers

Did you know that 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute?
On average, there are 1,000 million video views per day.

So how can you make your channel and videos get noticed?

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Here are 7 ways to stand out on YouTube

1. Know your target audience.

  • Go into YouTube Analytics and check your demographics, look where your traffic is coming from and what is the age and gender of your audience.
  • Look at relevant Facebook groups and forums for questions related to your niche.
  • Read the comments under your videos and on similar channels.
  • Participate in live streams related to your channel niche.
  • Enter your main keyword in Google and YouTube and get a bunch of suggestions of what people are typing into the search engines.

2. Brand your channel and videos.

  • Think about the path that a typical viewer will take to find your videos and channel. The initial click begins with a great thumbnail.
  • Click here to watch my video on how to create a clickable thumbnail using Canva.

    One of the best ways to brand your thumbnails is to include your face because there’s only one of you in the world.

  • I’ve noticed that most of the traffic from my new videos comes from the channel home screen. Therefore, make sure your channel banner grabs the attention of your viewers within the first five seconds.
  • Click here to watch my video on how to create a unique value proposition for your YouTube channel.

  • Include a customized channel trailer on your channel home page that tells people why they should subscribe to your channel. Add sections to your channel home page that include playlists.

When the branding on your channel home page is congruent, people would be more inclined to subscribe to your channel. Also, when people see your thumbnails throughout the net, they’d be able to associate your channel with that thumbnail.

3. Playlists.

When you add videos to a playlist, they will inspire people to watch more of your videos. This increases the watch time on your YouTube channel which YouTube loves. The longer a person stays watching your video or successive videos, the more watch time you’ll receive. This will result in your YouTube videos appearing in search and YouTube suggested videos.

4. Research the correct keywords.

People will discover your videos based upon the keywords they enter into the search engines. One way to find out what people are typing into the search engines is to type in your main keyword into Google or YouTube. For example, if I enter dog training into the YouTube suggestion box, I get a list of suggestions. Use these keyword phrases in your title, description, and tags if you want your videos to be discovered.

A great keyword research tool that I use is called TubeBuddy. It will give you an indication of how competitive that keyword phrase is. If there are too many competitors, then it’s a waste of time going after that keyword phrase. If it gets a high keyword score, use that keyword phrase in your title, description, and tags for your next video.

5. Create engaging videos.

YouTube will promote your videos on other people’s channels if it gets a long watch time. In order to get a long watch time on your video, you have to create an engaging video.

Here are some tips to create an engaging video…

  • Use a strong hook at the beginning to grab viewers’ attention in the first few seconds
  • Incorporate video footage to reset the attention of your viewers throughout the video.
  • Use cards to redirect viewers to related videos and encourage interaction.
  • Change positions while shooting the video.
  • Edit out unnecessary filler content.
  • Be natural, instead of reading off a script, just follow a set of bullet points and address the person on the other side of the camera as if you’re having a cup of coffee with them.

Watch How To Be Unique On YouTube – Create A Unique Value Proposition
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6. Promote your videos.

After you’ve published a video, your work has just begun.

  • Promote your videos on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Usually I just click on the icons provided by YouTube under the video.
  • Embed your video on your own website and related websites.
  • Click here to watch my video on 10 ways to repurpose your video content.

    It’s a great way to expand your audience beyond YouTube and get more eyeballs on your videos.

  • Do collaborations. Collaborations will expose your content to another audience besides your own. The more collaborations you do, the more audiences you’ll reach.

7. Track the performance of your video.

Click on YouTube Analytics and look at the top 10 videos which are getting the most traffic. Click on traffic sources to see where most of your traffic is coming from. Click on the subscriber link to find out which videos are attracting the most subscribers.

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Now, you can view the new metrics funnel in YouTube Studio Beta, the funnel depicts how many times a thumbnail was shown to viewers on YouTube.com, impressions and how often viewers watch a video after seeing an impression, which is the click-through rate.

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As you can see, YouTube is recommending my content 56.5% of the time, recommended on the watch page, 37.1%, and recommended on the home page, 19.4%. You can see the new metrics funnel by going to YouTube Studio Beta, click on Analytics, click Discovery.

Click here to watch the video that explains the new metrics

By studying the YouTube analytics, you can create more videos on similar topics or the ones that are performing the best.

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You can also use TubeBuddy to check the rankings of the keywords that you’ve used in your tags. If you see a number of green check marks, you know that your video has done very well on the search engines.

Click here to learn how to rank your videos on YouTube search and suggested videos.

You’ll learn how to get your videos discovered by people searching your keyword phrase on Google and YouTube.

Keep these important things in mind…

  • Don’t copy other people’s channel
  • Be your own unique self
  • Create videos that your audience wants to watch. You can achieve this by offering solutions to their most burning questions.
  • Make videos that you enjoy creating. If you don’t have an interest or passion for the video that you’re creating, it will show up in the video.
  • YouTube is a marathon, not a sprint. Therefore, think long-term when growing your YouTube channel.

Now you know 7 ways to stand out on YouTube.

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How To Create A Custom YouTube End Screen And Increase Watch Time

Do you want to increase the watch time for the videos you’re publishing on YouTube?

End screens encourage viewers to take action and extends the watch time on your YouTube videos. The problem with the end screen templates that YouTube provides is that they don’t include calls to action on the template, so it’s not obvious to viewers what action to take.

The video below shows how to make a custom end screen template
using Canva that includes several calls to action.

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Here’s an example of a video displaying one of the generic end screens that YouTube provides.

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Here’s an example of a custom end screen template I created that includes several calls to action.

Here’s how to create a customized end screen template using Canva.

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Go to canva.com, click Use Custom Dimensions.

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Choose 1920 by 1080 pixels

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Click Design.

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Download this template I created and upload it to Canva
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Click uploads to upload the template

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Select the generic template I created

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Okay, it’s uploaded here, so I’m going to bring it in. The whole area is 1920 by 1080 pixels.
The area for the end screen elements go in the middle. This is the area YouTube provides.

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To create a template, click on Transparency, move the transparency to the left a little bit
so the template becomes semi-transparent

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Now add your own background. Say for instance, I want to put a
blue background on there, then I can add some elements.

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Add the subscribe text. We’re going to change the font to Norwester for this one.

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I’ll move the word SUBSCRIBE  just outside the elements  and then change the color.
Click on the color at the top here, change it to white. Check how it looks.

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We’ve got transparency all the way to the left. This will push the template to
the background so just the foreground is displayed. SUBSCRIBE HERE is now displayed

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I decided to change the color of my template to black.

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I’ve got Subscribe Here, then maybe we’ll add a couple of arrows.

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I’ll just bring this arrow in here and move it around a little bit, shrink it a bit.
It’s not going to be perfect for this demonstration, but you get the idea.

How To Create A Custom YouTube End Screen And Increase Watch Time

Then I’ll just go up here to copy the arrow move it over to the left

How To Create A Custom YouTube End Screen And Increase Watch Time

Click Flip Horizontally to move the second arrow into place
This is for the subscribe profile icon

At the bottom I want to add “Thanks for watching.”
Highlight “SUBSCRIBE HERE” then click Copy, & bring it down to the bottom
then change it to “THANKS FOR WATCHING”

How To Create A Custom YouTube End Screen And Increase Watch Time

The profile icon and 2 video playlists or videos can be added to this template

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Save the template as a JPEG and download it to your desktop.

I then bring the template into the timeline in my video editing software (Screenflow) to add the video that will be displayed in the last 20 seconds of the uploaded video. I’ll shrink the video so it can be positioned top right of my template.

I then process the video and upload it to YouTube to see how it looks.

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Here’s the uploaded video to add the template to
Click Edit Video

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Click End Screen & Annotations

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Click Use Template.

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I want to use the end screen template that has one subscribe and two videos or two playlists.

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Click select.

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I move the profile icon under  “Subscribe Here” and a video and/or video playlist below that. Just make sure it’s above,
“Thanks for watching,” I can move it a little bit higher and align it a little bit better.

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We got our subscribe element here.

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Then we’ve got the Choose Video Playlist. Let’s select this one for now, then we’ll select Best for Viewer, click Save.

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It says, “Please add space between the elements,” so I got to move “best for viewer” down a little bit.

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This is my subscribe graphic, so if somebody hovers over that,
they’ll see the big red subscribe button to click on.

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If they hover over these or click on any of these elements, then they’ll go to that particular video or playlist.
That’s about it.

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Here’s the completed end screen when viewed on YouTube.
As you can see, I’ve got the subscribe button and the related video and playlist.

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If you don’t want to spend time creating your own custom end screen, then check out OutroMaker.

You can easily create animated end screens for YouTube videos and also mobile-friendly Cards with one click. You can try it for seven days with no credit card. Here are 4 example end screens created with Outromaker….

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Above are a few examples of different end screens you can create with OutroMaker.

Here are five important things to keep in mind when creating a YouTube end screen.

The YouTube end screen is also called an end card, end slate, or outro.

  1. Reinforce your calls to action by telling viewers what to do such as clicking on the Subscribe button or
    checking out the next video.
  2. Try different calls to action in your end screen elements to see which one gets the most clicks. Visit YouTube Analytics to track the performance of your end screens.
  3. Tease viewers at the beginning what to expect at the end of your video. For example, you could say, “Make sure you stay till the end of the video, so you can download my cheat sheet on how to generate revenue from your YouTube channel.”
  4. Download my end screen template by clicking on the link in the description below this video.

You can use the custom template to create your own custom end screen template using Canva. If you want to save time and don’t want to bother with figuring out how to create your own custom end screen, then use a service like OutroMaker.

If you want to learn how to grow your audience on YouTube and
generate traffic, leads and sales on autopilot check out my
YouTube Marketing Course at: TubeVideoBootCamp.com

How To Rank Your Videos In YouTube Browse Features To Get More Views And Subscribers

Did you know that the top traffic sources on YouTube are YouTube Search, Suggested Videos and Browse Features, however, Browse Features is the top traffic source for newly published videos. In the video below, I’m going to show you how to rank in Browse Features, so you can get more views and subscribers to your channel and videos.

Browse Features is my top traffic source for newly published videos. Therefore, I’m going to explain what Browse Features are, where to find them and how to rank I Browse Features on YouTube.

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What are Browse Features?

According to YouTube, this is the traffic from the homepage/Home screen, the subscription feed and other Browsing Features where the viewers are signed-in or signed-out. Let’s take a look at the Home screen. The Home screen is what viewers first see when they visit youtube.com or open up the YouTube app. It’s where YouTube tries to deliver the most relevant personalized recommendations for you to watch. It’s also the place where your videos will be found by non-subscribers.

When you visit the Home screen, YouTube will recommend videos from your subscriptions, videos watched by similar viewers, new videos and more. It’s also a place where your videos will be found by non-subscribers,  how  YouTube recommends these videos, how well the video has engaged and satisfied some of the viewers plus  your search and watch history, how often you’ve watched videos from another channel or on a particular topic and how many times YouTube has already shown that video to you.

Keep in mind that subscribers watch more videos from the Home screen than they do from the Subscriptions feed.

How do you get your videos to show up on Home?

You got to upload your videos on a consistent schedule, so viewers will know when to expect a new video will be published. Try to keep your viewers engaged throughout your video and encourage them to come back for more. You can achieve this by giving your viewers what they want to watch and offering solutions to their problems. Include cards, transitions and graphics to reset the attention of viewer while watching the video. Keep doing what works.

When you notice that a video has done well by studying YouTube analytics then create more of the same video. This will enable YouTube to serve us more videos of what people have liked. Study how often your channel appears on the Home screen by visiting YouTube analytics and a Traffic Sources Report. Click Browse Features then click on Home.

Homepage

The Home screen and the homepage make up most of the traffic sources for Browse Features. When people visit your channel homepage they should know immediately what your channel is all about. Therefore make sure you correctly optimize your  channel homepage by creating an attractive channel banner, a customized channel trailer and adding sections to the channel home page. Click here to watch my video on how to correctly optimize your channel homepage.

Watch Later

Watch later comes next as far as getting the most traffic. The Watch later tab appears on your channel homepage. Watch later is a special playlist where you can add videos that you don’t have time to watch but you want to get back to them later. You might have noticed the Watch icon when browsing through the recommended videos on your Home screen.

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If you click the watch icon the video will  be automatically added to your Watch later playlist.

Watch history

Watch history got the third highest traffic source after Browse features. It refers to the list of videos you’ve previously watched. This enables you to share the videos with a friend or to watch them later. It also helps you to find videos in the future. The Home feed displays videos based upon your watch history. Keep in mind that if you’re not signed in to YouTube channel you won’t be able to see the list of videos that you’ve watched.

YouTube displays videos on your Home screen based on your past browsing behavior. If you watched a lot of cat videos recently, YouTube knows what you’ve watched and will serve more cat videos on your Home screen.

Subscriptions feed

The subscriptions feed attracts the least amount of traffic from Browse Features. Subscribers are viewers that have opted in to receive more of your videos and they can view them from any part of your site. Because they liked the content from your channel they’ll become your biggest fans and provide the initial signals for your newly uploaded videos. Most of the traffic from your newly uploaded videos will come from subscribers.

The Subscriptions tab shows the collection of videos from the channels that you subscribed to. It includes highlighted videos and list of the most recent uploads. Keep in mind that subscribers will see some subscription content on their Home screen and Suggested Videos.

Here are some tips to attract and retain subscribers on your channel…

  1. Ask viewers to subscribe at the beginning and end of your video and give them a reason to subscribe.
  2. Encourage them to watch more videos on your channel by redirecting them to related videos via end screens and cards.
  3. Make your videos public when you think most viewers will be watching. You can figure out what country most of your subscribers are coming from by visiting the demographics in YouTube analytics. Keep in mind that your subscribers are subscribed to many different channels, therefore the number of subscribers will be higher than the number of views that you get on your video.
  4. Keep in mind that subscribers don’t necessarily watch every video you uploaded. Check which videos are attracting the most subscribers by going into YouTube analytics and click on these subscribers link.
  5. Identify videos you can make more of to attract more subscribers. Check the traffic sources of your subscribers by going into YouTube analytics, click on Traffic sources then Browse Features then click on Subscribers.

Now you know what Browse features are, where to find them and how to rank in Browse Features. If you implement the lessons in this video you’ll attract more views and subscribers to your channel.

If you want to learn how to grow your audience on YouTube and
generate traffic, leads and sales on autopilot check out my
YouTube Marketing Course at: TubeVideoBootCamp.com

3 YouTube Metrics That Matter Most In 2018

Did you know that YouTube is adding 3 new metrics to YouTube Analytics in 2018?

These include impressions, click through rate, and unique viewers. In the video below, I’m going to explain what these metrics mean and how you can use them to grow your YouTube channel.

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Currently, in YouTube Analytics, you’ll see the real-time statistics, traffic reports, and traffic sources. YouTube will be adding impressions, click through rate, unique views, and show everything in a visual funnel. This will help you to see how everything is related instead of looking at each statistic individually.

  1. What are impressions?

It’s how many times your thumbnails are showing to viewers on YouTube.

Think of each impression as an opportunity to earn a view from your video. It’s like someone showing you a box of assorted chocolates and you pick the one that’s the most delicious.

What counts as an impression?
An impression is when someone views more than half of your thumbnail for longer than a second.

How are impressions registered on YouTube?
They come from the search results, the YouTube homepage, YouTube feeds such as subscriptions, history, trending, watch later, up next, recommendations on the right side of the video player including autoplay, videos, and playlists.

What impressions are not registered by YouTube?
These include external websites, apps, and embeds, that are outside YouTube.

Impressions are not counted on the YouTube mobile website, content within the video players such as cards and end screens, videos, and email, and push notifications. Videos that play in the background tab, videos that were only half of the thumbnail are shown, or with a thumbnail is only showing for less than a second and video discovery ads.

How’s this information useful to you?

Impressions will help you to understand which of your videos got surfaced the most by YouTube and what made them successful. For example, one of your videos might have done really well because it focused on a specific topic or particular format. Therefore, it got a very high number of impressions.

Where are your thumbnails showing up and how can you
best optimize them to get more impressions from YouTube?

Are they showing up on the homepage? You need to make them stand out from other content.

Are impressions coming from the search results?
You can make them stand out from some of the content.

2. What is click-through rate or impressions click-through rate?

These are the number of impressions that actually convert into views. It measures how often someone saw the thumbnail then click on the video.

For a video who got 10,000 impressions and 1,000 views, the click-through rate is 10%. If the video got served 100,000 times and got 1,000 views, then the click-through rate is only 1%. Keep in mind that the click-through rate from YouTube search will have a higher click-through rate than the home screen because of the user’s intent. A viewer has a stronger motivation to solve a problem based upon search than if they’re just visiting the home screen.

How can you use this information?
It gives an indication of how attractive your thumbnails and titles are. YouTube will recommend a video to the viewer if the content is relevant to the viewer. What about clickbaity videos? For example, a thumbnail might get the click but the content doesn’t match the thumbnail, therefore, avoid titles and thumbnails that are clickbaity.

Here’s what will happen. Somebody will click on the thumbnail but then they’ll find that the content doesn’t match the thumbnail and the title. As a result, the average view duration will be very low and YouTube won’t promote your video. YouTube will only recommend a video if the content is interesting and relevant to the viewer.

How can you tell if your video is clickbaity?
It will have a high click-through rate and a low average view duration or average percentage view.

What is average view duration?

This refers to how engaging your content is. Converting potential viewers into actual viewers is the first step for a successful video. More important is to keep them watching all the way through your video than watching successive videos. If they watch several videos in a row it’ll extend their watch time. More watch time will result in more impressions and potentially more viewers. Click the card icon to get more tips on watch time optimization.

3. What are unique viewers?

It provides the estimated number of different people that come to watch a video over a set time period. It will show how big and active your audience is. A unique viewer refers to a person that watches your video whether watched it multiple times or not. For example, if somebody watches your video multiple times they’ll still be seen as a unique viewer.

If a person watches your video on a desktop and then again on a mobile, they’ll still be classed as a unique viewer. If you’ve got 10,000 views on your video, 8,000 would be unique views and 2,000 could be duplicate views from people watching your videos over and over again. This could be a video that has lots of information and the person watching wants to replay it to catch all the info. If a person watches your video more than once, that person will count as a unique viewer.

How can this information help you?
It can help guide you to make the next video. What if your unique viewers are lower than your subscriber count? This may mean that your subscribers are not always active on your channel at a given time. Think about asking them to ring the bell to get notified of future video uploads. It could also mean that you’re looking at a short date range for new videos that are published to your channel.

Try expanding your time range so it motivates viewers to return to your channel to see a new content that you’ve uploaded. You then may see your unique viewers go up. Another thing you can try to increase unique viewers is to expose your videos outside YouTube. For instance, you could collaborate with other YouTubers, this will expose your videos to a different audience.

When will YouTube metrics become available?
According to YouTube, the new metrics will be rolling out to everyone in the next few weeks. A couple of weeks after that it will become available in Creator Studio Classic. You’ll also see a new visual funnel in YouTube analytics. This will show impressions, views, and watch time. It will give you the big picture of what’s going on with your channel and your videos.

Impressions refer to where your videos are discovered. Click through rate refers to how many people click on your thumbnails and contributed to watch time and views.

What should you shoot for to create your ideal video?
It should have high impressions, high click-through rate, and a high average view duration. It’s all about providing your viewers with great content. Instead of worrying about the YouTube algorithm, focus on what your audience likes and the algorithm will follow.

If you want to learn how to grow your audience on YouTube and
generate traffic, leads and sales on autopilot check out my
YouTube Marketing Course at: TubeVideoBootCamp.com

How To Rank Your Videos In YouTube Search To Attract Views And Subscribers

Do you want your videos to be discovered in the YouTube search engine, so you can attract more views and subscribers on autopilot?

In the video below  I’m going to show you the steps and tools I use to rank in YouTube search.

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What is YouTube search?

These are search terms used by viewers on YouTube to find your content. For example, last weekend I wanted to install a new toilet. I simply entered, “how to install a toilet” in YouTube search and I got a list of videos to watch.

Here are 7 steps to get your video discovered in YouTube search.

Let’s look at the manual way first.

Step 1.
Enter your main keyword in the YouTube suggestion box.

Step 2.
Select a low competition keyword phrase.

This is a long tail of keyword phrase of three or more words. Keep in mind that a single keyword would be very hard to rank for because it will have a ton of competition. Instead, you want to select a less competitive keyword phrase that will still attract traffic.

Step 3.
Look at the top 10 results in the YouTube browser for your keyword phrase.


Ask yourself these questions…

  • How old is the video?
    If the video’s one or two years old, you can create a more recent video that will have a higher chance of ranking on YouTube search. Other videos ranking for the exact keyword phrase is as none or one or two videos ranking for the exact keyword phrase. You have a great opportunity of ranking for YouTube search.
  • How much activity do the videos get?
    If the videos get a lot of views and comments, they’ll be hard to rank for that phrase. If the video’s not getting much activity, or there’s only one or two videos that get activity then you have a great opportunity.
  • Does your keyword phrase appear in the title, description and tags? If the exact keyword phrase doesn’t appear in the title description and tags, then you have a great opportunity to rank in the YouTube search.

Let’s look at a quicker way to find low competition keywords
using the keyword research tool MorningFame.


Click Here To Get The MorningFame Keyword Research Tool

  1. Enter a video topic in the box.
    For example, how to grow a YouTube channel. Automatically it gives you the suggested keyword phrases from the YouTube search engine.

2. Choose a target keyword.
Common keywords are a great choice for large channels if your channel has a lot of authority. Uncommon keywords are great choices for smaller channels. You can also see the tags of similar videos if you click “show more.”

You can also see what your competitors are using in their tags

 

3. Search
I’ll select “how to grow your channel 2018” Click “choose to Step Three” which is search.

As you can see, I’ve got a very low rating here for subscribers, views, likes and comments and relevance.

Let’s look at some more suggestions.

I click suggestions plus. Maybe I’ll choose “how to grow your YouTube channel with zero views
and zero subscribers.” That’s a little better.

I’ve got B for subscribers, for views, C for likes and comments and A relevance.

Here are the search results of competing videos.

Then I can go to “Choose to Step Four” (Optimize). As you can see the relevance is a D at this stage and the title is 40% of 40% achieved. If I put that same phrase in the description which is 0% of 20% achieved. Now, I’ve got 20% of 20% achieved and my relevance score goes up to 91%. For tags I’ve got 31% of 40 % achieved, so I’ll put that in the tags also.

You can now see I’ve got the relevant tags already listed 11% for my keyword phrase and then “how to grow your YouTube channel”, “how to grow your YouTube channel easy.” I can also get some more suggestions because I have 400 to 500 characters used. I’ve got “how to grow a channel with zero subscribers” Now, I’ve got 456 of 500 characters used.

You can see I’ve now got a relevance score of 93%. Now, I’ve got my next video ready to go. That’s already being optimized for YouTube search and I can just click save.

Now that you’ve done your keyword research, you’re ready to move on to the next step.

Step 4.
Create an engaging video
.
The more engaged your viewer is, the longer they’ll stay watching your video which is what YouTube likes. Start your video with a hook that grabs their attention in the first few seconds then keep your viewers’ attention in the first 10 seconds they’ll more likely watch the rest of the video.

Make sure you expand upon the content that you introduced at the beginning of your video. End your video with a strong call to action such as asking people to subscribe or checking out a related video.

Step 5
Optimize your video.

Add the keyword phrase that you targeted for the video in the title, description and tags. Add related keyword phrases in your tags. Make sure you also create an attractive customized thumbnail because that is what gets the first click to your video.

Step 6.
Promote your video.

After you publish your video, your work has just begun, make sure you share your video on your social media sites and embed it on your own website. Also, add your video to a playlist. When someone watches a series of videos, you’ll get a longer watch time than if they’re just watching a single video.

Step 7.
Track the performance of your videos.

Visit YouTube analytics and check the audience retention. The longer someone stays watching your video, the more opportunity that video has to be promoted by YouTube.

Click the subscribers’ link to find out which videos are attracting the most subscribers.


Click on real-time activity to see the activity of a video and the first 24-48 hours. If the video continues to get a lot of activity after 48 hours, it will do well in YouTube search.

You can check the rankings of your YouTube video by using the incognito window in the Chrome browser. If you don’t use the incognito mode, it will show the ranking results based upon your personal browsing behavior. This means the rankings that you will see will be different to what others see.

If you want to use a tool that shows the rankings of your videos and your competitors’ videos in Google, YouTube and Google Videos, click here. It will show you the rankings of the videos on your channel and all your competitors’ channels.

How To Check YouTube Video Ranking Position

Did you know you can also get traffic from suggested videos? These are related videos that appear on the right side, the home screen, channel homepage and what appears after a video has finished playing.

How To Control YouTube Suggested Videos

Now you know to rank your videos in YouTube search so you can attract more views and subscribers.

If you want to learn how to grow your audience on YouTube and generate traffic, leads and sales on autopilot check out my YouTube Marketing Course at: TubeVideoBootCamp.com

How To Get 25,000 YouTube Subscribers

Thank you for supporting my YouTube journey. My heartfelt appreciation goes out to all of you that subscribed to my YouTube channel, watched and commented on my videos.

In the video below, I show you 10 Power Tips that I used to get 25,000 subscribers and how you can use it too, to grow your own channel.

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1. Choose a niche that you’re passionate about.

When you’re passionate about the topic of your channel, you still will be able to keep growing even though you may not get many views and subscribers. This especially takes place at the beginning of the growth of your channel. Instead of trying to cover a broad topic like dog training, try to niche down your topic like a specific breed of dog, so you’ll appeal to a special group of people. This will make it easier to attract a specific audience and target specific keyword phrases.

2. Brand your channel and thumbnails.

The thumbnail of your video is the first thing that people see in the search engines. Therefore, make sure you use contrasting colors and bold text. If possible, include your face because people are attracted to expressions. Make sure you also include attractive channel art such as your channel banner on your channel homepage. Many people will visit your channel homepage when you first publish your video.

The channel homepage gives you an opportunity to convert them from a viewer to a loyal subscriber. Therefore, create a customized channel trailer which asks people to subscribe, and organize the sections on your homepage and the playlist.

3. Target long-tail keyword phrases.

Instead of trying to compete with large channels in your niche that have a lot of authority, try to focus on low-competition keywords. You can find these main keyword phrases by typing your keyword into the YouTube suggest box. You can also use keyword tools like Tubebuddy, Keywords everywhere which is a free-form extension, and the Google Keyword Planner.

4. Create engaging videos.

Watch time is one of the biggest ranking factors on YouTube. The longer you keep people watching your YouTube video, the higher probability your video will appear in the search engines. Your video will also show up on other people’s channels based upon their viewing experience.

Use a hook at the beginning of your video to immediately grab your viewers’ attention. Deliver the content that you promised in the introduction. Include a strong call to action at the end of your video by asking people to subscribe and to check out related videos. When you ask people to subscribe at the beginning and/or at the end of your video, it gives them a powerful benefit why they should subscribe to your channel.

Add icons to your video that link to related videos or playlists. This will extend the viewing period on YouTube which YouTube loves. Make sure you provide a clear path for your viewer. The path of your viewer begins by clicking on your thumbnail, read in title, then watching your video. Therefore, make sure your thumbnail, title, description, and tags are all congruent and related with each other.

A highly relevant video will do well in the search engines.

5. Utilize all YouTube’s features

Use Cards and end-screens to get viewers to interact while watching your video. Create a subscribe watermark that appears on all the videos on your channel. Upload a transcript of every video you publish so people who can’t hear or have the sound turned off, can still read your captions and subtitles under your video.

6. Add videos to playlists

Playlists are a great method to organize a series of videos. Instead of somebody watching a single video, they’ll watch several videos in succession. Extending the viewing time or watch time sends a signal to YouTube to promote your video. It will then also have a higher probability of appearing in search and also appearing on other people’s channels based upon their viewing activity.

7. Promote and re-purpose your content

Make sure you promote your video across social media sites by using the icons below your video. Re-purpose your video content by embedding it on your website and related websites.

Click here to watch my video on 10 different ways to re-purpose your video content.

8. Study YouTube analytics

If you want to know what you should improve about your video, you should study your YouTube analytics. Click on traffic sources, to know exactly where most of your traffic is coming from. Click the Subscribe link to find out which videos are attracting the most subscribers. Click on the Audience Retention link to find out how long people are watching your videos.

Click here to watch my tutorial on YouTube Analytics.

9. Be consistent

If you want to see steady a growth of your YouTube channel, you have to have a consistent upload schedule. For example, I upload new videos every Monday, Thursday, and do live streams on Friday. I must admit, sometimes it’s hard to stay motivated.

Click here to watch my series of videos on how to become motivated on YouTube and how to stay motivated.

10. Interact and build community

YouTube is a social community so people want to connect with each other. Try to respond to every comment left on your video. If you ignore the comments, people are not going to be motivated to comment on your future videos.

I also invite people to join my YouTube community, so they can interact with each other. If you want to join my YouTube community on Facebook visit Tube Video Boot Camp.

If you implement these 10 powerful tips I used to grow my channel
to 25,000 subscribers, you’ll be able to grow your channel also.

If you want to learn how to grow your audience on YouTube and
generate traffic, leads and sales on autopilot check out my
YouTube Marketing Course at: TubeVideoBootCamp.com

How To Rank Your Videos Fast In YouTube And Google To Get More Traffic

Do you want get more traffic to your YouTube videos?

In the video below I show how to rank your videos in YouTube and Google fast so you can attract more views and subscribers to your YouTube Channel.

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So what’s the difference between YouTube and Google?

  • Google is the largest search engine on the Net while YouTube is the second largest search engine however it’s also owned by Google.
  • YouTube wants to keep you on the platform for as long as possible to sell more advertising whereas Google wants to solve your query as quickly and painlessly as possible.
  • YouTube and Google have their own specific ranking factors that determine where a video will rank in its search results.

Let’s look at the main ranking factors for YouTube and Google

YouTube and Google have their own specific ranking factors that determine where a video will rank in its search results. Like Google, YouTube wants to return extremely relevant results. However, they also have the goal of keeping you on the platform, so they tend to favor content that has a proven track record of user engagement.

YouTube Ranking Factors

Watch time

This is the amount of time someone spends watching your video. The longer someone stays watching your video, the more opportunity your video has of appearing your suggested videos and ranking high in YouTube’s search results. Therefore, make sure that your content is what your target audience wants to watch. Click the card icon to watch my video on how to increase watch time for your YouTube videos.

Platform abandonment rate

If your viewer leaves in the first few seconds, it probably means that the content is not relevant to what they expect. Study the audience retention graph in YouTube analytics and add a card right before they leave your video.

Freshness

YouTube videos often appear at the top of the search results when first published. If you don’t get a lot of traffic in the first few days, you’ll lose the rankings and it may disappear altogether from the first page.

Likes / Shares

When YouTube sees that your video gets a lot of engagement in the first 24 and 48 hours, then they’ll rank your videos accordingly. If it continues to get a lot of engagement, your video rankings will remain.

Embeds

This refers to incoming links to your video. The more properties on the net where your video appears, the higher your probability of getting good rankings.

Relevancy

The keyword phrase that you’re targeting should be relevant to the queries that someone’s entering into the YouTube search box. When your thumbnail, title, description, and tags are all relevant and congruent with each other, you’ll have a high possibility of getting good rankings.

Google Ranking Factors

Keep in mind that both Google and YouTube have hundreds of ranking factors that are kept secret, but the primary ones are…

Keyword relevancy

As mentioned before, the keyword phrase that you’re targeting should occur in the title, description, and tags of your video watch page. This makes your YouTube watch page totally relevant. You can also do the same for your channel page and your playlist page.

Backlinks

This refers to the incoming links from other websites. The more properties on the net where your video appears, the high probability of your video ranking in Google.

On-page optimization

Make sure that your main keyword is in your title, description, and tags of your video watch page.

Domain authority

When you register a new domain, it doesn’t usually do well in the search engines. Since YouTube is owned by Google, YouTube has a lot of authority in Google’s eyes.

How Does a Video Rank In the Top 10 on Google?

There are roughly 6 types of queries that normally return video results in the top 10 on Google:

[keyword] video
How to [keyword]
[keyword] tutorial
Tour of [keyword] (usually city name)
[Movie title] review
[Video game] review

What ranking factors apply to both Google and YouTube?

Backlinks
This refers to links from other websites. One of the biggest surprises I found, is that some of my top videos on YouTube were nowhere to be found on Google and vice versa. Some of my YouTube videos appeared on Google after some time but were nowhere to be found on YouTube.

For example, if your video link or your video embed code is on multiple websites, then you rank fast on Google and YouTube. You can do the same with the channel homepage and playlist pages.

Closed Captions
It’s important for YouTube and Google to get a written description of your video. 75% of the YouTube videos in the top 10 search results had closed captions. I’ve noticed videos where I’ve transcribed the video content often appear in Google search results.

Date Published
Newly published videos often appear at the top of the search results on YouTube, then drop rankings after a few days. Videos often appear on Google only after several months or even years.

According to a study…57% of videos in the top 10 were published more than 2 years ago and a total of 82% had been published more than a year ago.

Google doesn’t seem to value freshness as much as it does longevity when it comes to displaying videos at the top of their result pages.

Subscribers
Videos with subscribers ranging anywhere from less than 10,000 to over 1 million all appeared similarly in the top 10 of search results. While it might matter to YouTube, it’s seemingly not a direct video ranking factor for Google.

View Count
A research company found that videos with over 500,000 views ranked in the top 10 search results 48% of the time. Videos with more than 100,000 views appeared in the search results 74% of the time. Therefore, getting more views to your YouTube videos gives your video a boost in the YouTube search results and also helps your rankings in Google

Length of Video Description
More videos ranked in the top search results with less words than more.

Takeaways

Out of all the factors looked at, the strongest rankings signals were:

  • A strong backlink profile for the video
  • Closed captions
  • Video longevity
  • Short but informative descriptions
  • The strongest ranking factor for YouTube is watch time, however, this doesn’t apply to Google.

    Optimizing your video content for both YouTube and Google is a great way to expand your audience and get more views and subscribers on your YouTube videos.

    If you want to learn how to grow your audience on YouTube and
    generate traffic, leads and sales on autopilot check out my
    YouTube Marketing Course at: TubeVideoBootCamp.com

    https://medium.com/@ryanwashere/9-hacks-to-rank-youtube-videos-in-google-284fc4597db3

How To Get 1000 Subscribers and 4000 Hours Watch Time On YouTube

I’m going to show you how to get 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours watch time in less than 12 months so you can meet the requirements of the Youtube Partner Program and enable monetization on your Youtube channel.

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Here are 7 ways to make it easy for viewers
to subscribe to your Youtube channel.

1. Ask viewers to subscribe in your video.

I ask people to subscribe at the beginning and also at the end of my video. For example, I say, “If you want to grow your Youtube audience and generate traffic leads and sales on autopilot, hit the subscribe button.” I invite people to subscribe again at the end of my video in the end screen.

2. Use cards and end screens.

When you use a card, link your card to a customized channel trailer which has the purpose of asking people to subscribe. When you use an end screen. Youtube automatically creates the icon for people to subscribe to your channel.

3. Add subscribe graphics.

As you can see at the beginning of this video, I use two graphics. One was the subscribe graphic and the second one was the bell notification icon. This notifies people about upcoming videos that I’ve published.

4. Create a subscribe watermark.

The subscribe watermark appears at the bottom right of all the videos across your channel.

How To Add A Subscribe Button To All Videos On Your YouTube …
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSW622u-Wkk=

5. Create a custom subscribe link

When somebody clicks on your subscribe link, they’ll automatically be subscribed to your channel.

How To Make A Subscribe Link For YouTube
To Get More Subscribers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9rxpweKJF0

6. Add your customized subscribe link in the
description of all the videos on your channel.

Download the TubeBuddy extension tool to add a subscribe link in the description of all the past videos on your channel. I’ll place a link in the description for a tutorial how to do it.

Promote A YouTube Video (or subscribe link) In The Description Of All Other Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBOaREaARaI&list=PLFz7YaZ-5zVC9NbEPY0ds5aLGaAnWn1F2&index=3

If you want to add a subscribe link in the description of all future videos you upload, just click on upload defaults and add your customized subscribe link in there. Whenever you upload a new video, it will already be added in the description. You can also add your subscribe link on your website and across all social media sites. This provides an opportunity for people to subscribe to your channel off Youtube.

7. Create a customized channel trailer.

The main purpose of your customized channel trailer is to get people to subscribe.

How to Create A Captivating Channel Trailer On YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb8oUVsXxX0

Keep this important thing in mind when you’re trying to get 1,000
subscribers to meet the requirements of the Youtube Partner Program.

Absolutely, don’t ask Sub4Sub because it’s against Youtube’s Terms of Service and might result in your channel being terminated. Watch the video below for a tutorial on why you shouldn’t do Sub4Sub and what you should do instead.

How To Get More YouTube Subscribers Without Sub4Sub
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op2HMpuRL7U

Let’s take a look at how you can get 4,000 watch hours.

What do watch hours mean?

This is the amount of time that someone spends watching your video. The more time they spend watching your video, the longer your watch time. For example, if your video is 10 minutes long and they watch the whole thing, you’ll get 10 minutes of watch time. 4,000 hours of watch time refers to the total amount of watch time accumulated on your channel. You can quickly see how much watch time you’ve accumulated on your channel by going to Youtube analytics, then clicking on the watch time tab. Click the drop-down at the top right and select last year.

If your channel has over 240,000 minutes then you fulfill the requirements of the 4,000 hours watch time.

Here are 7 tips to get 4,000 hours of watch time on your channel.

1. Know your target audience.

If you don’t create content that your audience wants to watch, they’ll abandon your videos early.

2. Target the correct keywords.

One of the best ways to get to know your target audience is to find out what they’re typing into the search engines. Therefore, enter your main keyword into the google or Youtube search box and you’ll get a bunch of suggestions. If you create videos from these suggested keyword phrases, people will find your videos in the search engines.

3. Create engaging videos.

The first 10 seconds of your video is crucial to grab the attention of your viewers. To keep your viewers engaged throughout the video, change scenes every few seconds, you can do this using graphics, transitions, and B-roll footage. Study your audience retention graph on Youtube analytics to see where people are dropping off in your video. Place a card just before they drop off, so you can keep their attention throughout the video. Number four, correctly optimize your videos. If you want your video to be discovered in the search engines, you need to use your keyword phrase in the title description and tags.

Start off the path of your viewer with an attractive thumbnail that leads to your optimized title. If you grab their attention at the beginning, it’s more likely they’ll continue watching your video.

5. Add videos to playlists.

The great benefit of playlists is they keep viewers watching more of your videos. So instead of watching one video, they’ll watch several videos in succession. For example, if they just watch a five-minute video then you’ll just get five minutes of watch time. If they watch two five-minute videos all the way through in your playlist, you’ll get 10 minutes of watch time. When you create a new playlist, it creates a new content ID which is a different content ID to your video. This sends a signal to Youtube there’s activity taking place on your channel.

6. Optimize your channel home page.

When you publish a new video, many new visitors come from your channel homepage. Therefore, make sure you have an attractive channel banner, a customized channel trailer, and organize the sections of your channel homepage into playlists. Place your best performing playlist at the top. When people take a deeper dive into the content on your channel homepage, you’ll get more watch time hours for your channel.

7. Repurpose your video content.

Instead of just promoting your video across social media sites, why not repurpose your content to expand your audience? For example, you can embed your video on your website. You can offer solutions to people asking questions in forums and groups by dropping a link to your video that’s related to their question.

Discover 10 ways to repurpose your YouTube videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVyklMYFNWQ

BONUS TIP

Be consistent
Channel growth doesn’t happen overnight, it requires a consistent publishing schedule. If you want to get more watch time hours and subscribers, publish more frequently.

Here are a couple of frequently asked questions…

What happens if I drop below the threshold of
1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours?

If your channel has previously reached these requirements, you won’t lose monetization privileges.

How can I generate revenue from my channel
if I don’t meet the requirements?

Watch this video on how to monetize Youtube videos without 4,000 hours and 1,000 subscribers.

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If you want to learn how to grow your audience on YouTube and
generate traffic, leads and sales on autopilot check out my
YouTube Marketing Course at: TubeVideoBootCamp.com

How To Check YouTube Channel Growth With These 5 YouTube Tools

Are you confused about what to focus on when it
comes to the growth of your YouTube channel?

If you’re not getting new views and subscribers to your videos, then you’re probably going to wonder about what specifically you should improve upon.

How do you check if your channel has
grown in the past weeks, months, or years?

In the video below, you’ll discover 5 tools that will help you to track the performance of your videos and your channel, so you’ll know exactly what you need to focus on to boost your growth.

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1. Morningfame

This is a relatively new tool, but I want to go a little bit into the demonstration of how to use it, so you can use it for your own channel. The beauty about Morningfame is that is that you can look at the statistics that it gives you, and then repeat what works, and then change something that is not working. It can easily spot the videos that are successful and the videos that are not successful.

The second benefit is that it also gives you specific recommendations for the growth of your channel. It compares your channel with other channels and gives you specific recommendations that you can work on to improve.

The third benefit is to see the velocity of your videos. When you upload a new video, you’re going to see quickly the number of views that are gained. You are going to track the velocity of that video in the next 24 or 72 hours.

Usually, if a video really takes off in that period of time, in 24-48 hours, then you know it’s probably going to get a lot of traffic, a lot of traction. In that way, Morningfame is a great tool for that.

Let’s take a look at the Morningfame membership area…

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It’s actually free to join. They give you a one-month trial. But here you can see, on the Traction tab, you’ve got, “Is your channel trending upwards?” For my channel, it says, “Yes, it’s trending upwards. The views are average, average watch time.” It gives you the engagements, engagement rate, and also the gained subscribers.

Then it also says, “How much did each video contribute to the growth of your channel?” This one I did on growing your fanbase. I guess the statistics don’t yet show how it grew. But the views– It got 173 in 72 hours. Average watch time is 148. Then engagements, and the engagement rate was very good, 36%. Didn’t mgain any subscribers.

Then, if I scroll down further, there’s this one, “How to get 1,000 subscribers fast” made my channel grow, got a lot of views, average watch time, engagements was good, and I gained five subscribers. In this one here, “How to get 4,000 hours fast” made my channel grow, got a lot of views, and got the watch time, and engagements, and also gained subscribers.

Let’s look at the Strategy tab. It says, “How strong was your channel performance?” Here it’s split up into views, watch time, engagement, gaining subscribers. Views was underperforming, but the engagement and gaining subscribers was above expectations.

Under growth opportunities, it says, “Create more of these.” These videos actually did very well. This one here got– Views was A grade, watch time; C grade, that’s not so good. But engagement and subscribers did well.

The other videos did pretty well too. Whereas, others got low grades. Then it’s suggesting that you try something new.

Under the Workshop tab it shows the number of views that are gained in the last seven days, the channel, my channel. Average from subscribers. The last seven days was above expectations. Again, 35,000 views.n Then, from subscribers was a little bit below expectations and also the average from visitors.

Under  growth opportunities, it says, “Sustain last week’s good amount of views. Growing views is recommended. I can go to Top videos by views or Tips to grow views. Then I can research my next video. Then, I can also look at watch time. It was above expectations on average amount of visitors. Accumulated watch time was not so high.

Under “Consider growing your watch time.” I can click on Top videos by watch time and Top videos by accumulated watch time. Then, if I go to engagement tab, was good engagement from visitors, comments, and also the shares.”

Under Gaining subscribers, my channel was above expectations. Gain per video, and the growth opportunities, amount of subscribers gained per video is good. “Your videos are gaining a good amount subscribers. You may decide to work on gaining even more subscribers with each video.”

If I go the Velocity tab, I’ve got, “Velocity is the motor of the channel growth.” You’ve got Appealing thumbnails. “Do your thumbnails have a consistent look?” I think they have a consistent look there. “Do your thumbnails work even if they’re small?”

Here is a small image that you see on the phone, but you can see that it’s very clear what the video is about, based on the small thumbnail. “Which thumbnail would you click?” Out of all these here, I’d probably click on mine, of course. I’m a bit prejudiced, but I have got strong colors, strong contrast and large text.

The thumbnail stands out amongst the other video thumbnails.

Good subscriber experience.
These are the grades for my particular videos. The top ones were, “How to get 4,000 hours fast” has A grade for views, B grade for watch time, and engagement was A grade. That was a top performing video out of 10 videos. That’s the Morningfame Tool.

Also, you can see the velocity here during the 72 hours after publishing. It shows you. You can also do a comparison here, and you can also check the other videos. That’s the Morningfame analytics tool, which I think is very helpful, because it simplifies the analytics for your channel and for your videos.

Get a free trial of MorningFame at: http://www.isitebuild.com/morningfame. After 1 month it’s like $3 a month, if you pay for a year, or about $4 a month, if you go month by month.

2. Social Blade.
http://www.socialblade.com

The good thing about Social Blade, is that it gives you a grade on your channel. I’ve got a B-total grade. You got a subscriber rank, and you’ve also got your Social Blade rank, view rank, etcetera.

You can also do future projections. If I click on here, then I can do future projections, going all the way up to 2023, which says I’ll have about 72,000 subscribers in five years. Hopefully, I get there faster. It’s a rough idea. You also got subscriber milestones that are there. One thing I liked about this was the live subscriber count. I’ve got 23,252.

If you’re getting a lot of subscribers, you can actually watch the ticker.

3. TubeBuddy
http://www.tubebuddy.com/isitebuild

Here you can see, just checking on the rankings of the tags that you use for your videos. Say, for this latest video that I did, “How to turn viewers into subscribers on YouTube,” I’ve got How to turn viewers into subscribers on YouTube. It’s ranking number one. How to turn views into subscribes on YouTube, number six. How to convert viewers into subscribers on YouTube, number six. It just gives you the ranking to these tags.

There are other things that TiubeBuddy does. Mostly, I use it for optimizing my videos, or for doing keyword research.

You can actually do the video to video promotion, which is you can put a subscribe link across all the videos on your channel. I got a thumbnail generator that is there, and animated gif generator. But what I usually use it for is I can go down to “Suggest” here and it’ll suggest the keywords that you can put into your tags, and you can also explore your competitors’ channels. That’s a handy feature. I think that’s really cool.

4. YouTube Studio tool at YouTube Studio app.

This is the YouTube Studio app. You can install it on your phone. First seven days versus the videos published in the last six months. You’ve got Real-time views in the last 48 hours, estimated views, 10,000. Then, it’s got Real-time views, the last published videos. That’s in the Overview tab.

Then, if you go to the Discovery tab, it shows you Traffic source types. You’ve got YouTube search, external, suggested videos.

Then, your Top external sources; Google search, Facebook, etcetera. Then, you’ve got YouTube search terms that are actually doing well on the channel, like how to translate YouTube videos, sub4sub, how to monetize YouTube videos.

Then, you’ve got the Top videos that are suggesting your content. This is based upon your videos appearing in other people’s channels, based upon their viewing experience. These ones have been suggested. That means I know that I need to create more of those type of videos, in order to gain more subscribers or grow my channel.

Then you can also check out the demographics by going to the Audience tab. The beauty of this app is that you can just do it on the go, while you’re out and about, or waiting for your wife to finish shopping, or whatever. Here you’ve got the gender. For me, it’s mostly male. Age is mostly– 18 to 24 is the highest, but varies between 18 to 65, more or less. And the top countries. That’s the beauty of the YouTube Studio app.

That’s the five tools that I use quite a bit. I do use  YouTube Analytics, which I’m not going to go into here, but you can check out the link below the video to watch my video on YouTube Analytics explained.

I think the most important thing about YouTube Analytics is checking out your watch time and audience retention. The main purpose or the main thing you could focus on is your audience retention. If you can get over 50% or get over 60%, then this actually helps your videos to be suggested on other people’s channels. Also, they’ll rank better on the search engines.

Then also, check out your traffic sources and YouTube Analytics. Just go to your dashboard, go to YouTube Analytics, and go to your traffic sources, and look at the videos that are doing the best in search, doing the best in suggested.

You’ll find that the videos you have uploaded recently will often– It’s a result of people visiting your channel homepage. Just make sure your channel homepage is well-designed and you got your playlists on there, you’ve got a good channel banner and you’ve also got a good customized channel trailer.

Then also, with your audience retention, which is also YouTube Analytics, try to create engaging videos that will then help to keep people watching your videos. The longer somebody spends watching your videos, then the greater possibility that your video is going to get promoted by YouTube and show up in suggested videos, show up in the search engines.

Those are really the main ways to check your channel growth. The first one I talked about was the Morningfame, which you can get at: http://www.isitebuild.com/morningfame.

Then, the other tool was Social Blade, which is socialblade.com. You can check your grade of your channel, your subscriber rank, your total views, your total subs per month, future projections, your live subscribe count. You can even compare your YouTube stats with other channels. You can just put another channel on there and it’ll give you the stats for your competitors’ channels.

Then TubeBuddy, which you can get at tubebuddy.com/isitebuild, is a great tool for the optimization of your videos and for keyword research, and also to track the rankings of the tags for each specific video. It will even show the rankings of the tags for your competitors’ videos. Once you’ve installed the TubeBuddy app, you can actually check the rankings of the tags on your competitors’ videos.

5. YouTube Studio App

This app is great for checking your statistics and checking the growth of your channel and videos. You can download it from the App Store. That’ll give you the real-time views, will give you the watch time, or show you the top YouTube search terms. It’ll show you the top videos that are suggesting your content, it’ll show you the top playlists that are playing your content, it’ll give you the gender, the age, and the top countries where your traffic is coming from.

Then, the bonus tool is the YouTube Analytics, which is just going into your dashboard at YouTube and looking at your top 10 videos, looking at your top traffic sources, looking at your top subscriber videos. If you click on the subscriber link, this will give you the top videos that are attracting the most subscribers. Your traffic sources will also give you the age, gender, and country, your demographics of your videos.

The most important thing, if you go to YouTube Analytics, is to look at your audience retention graph. That will give you an idea of where people are dropping off in your videos. When you create more engaging videos, they’ll be more promoted by YouTube and appear more on the search engines. When that happens, that results in more subscribers and more views, which ultimately results in a boost in the growth of the channel.

I hope those 5 tools will help you to check the growth of your YouTube channel, then you can absolutely know what you need to focus on to improve your channel, to improve your videos, so you can get an increase in growth as you proceed this year.

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