How To Be More Energetic In YouTube Videos

This morning, I decided to film outside in nature because it gives me more energy than filming in my office.

In the video below, I’m going to show you seven ways to be more energetic on camera so you won’t bore your audience and keep your viewers watching.

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  1. Choose a topic that you’re excited to talk about.
    I chose this topic because when I first started recording videos, I didn’t realize that the camera takes away your energy. I also see many new creators make the mistake of not raising their energy level before they hit the record button. If you’re passionate about a particular subject that you know a lot about, it’s easy to talk about it on camera.
  2. Choose the best time of the day
    If you film the videos when you’re tired, nervous, irritated, or don’t have much time, it will show on camera. Typically, I’ll film my videos in the morning because that’s when I have the most energy and feel the most creative.
  3. Model a famous speaker
    Study speakers like Tony Robbins to see how they pace themselves
    when they’re delivering their content then try to model that technique.

Here’s an excerpt from Tony Robbins speaking on stage…

If there are different energies, masculine and feminine energies, regardless of whether it’s men and women, it could be two women, two men and women. As long as whatever the relationship is, there’s a more masculine one or more feminine one, there’s going to be sparks. That’s where the electricity comes from.”

Tony Robbins

4. Elevate your energy before you hit record.
If I want to get the blood flowing and elevate my energy before I hit record, I might do some push ups, some chin ups, change my mood by dancing to some upbeat music.

Or perhaps I’ll go for a run or walk in nature. That’s why I’m filming outside
today because I get energized from being in nature.

Smile
When you smile before you hit the record button, it helps you to relax and come across naturally to your audience. When you’re uptight or nervous, you’ll tend to speak faster and will sound unnatural. Make sure you also look directly into the camera lens instead of off to the side so you can connect with your audience.

Many creators often make the mistake of looking at the flip out screen
instead of looking directly into the camera.

6. Hook viewers at the beginning
If you grab the attention of the viewers in the first 30 seconds of the video, it’s more likely that they’ll watch the rest of the video. You can achieve this by teasing your viewers about what’s coming up later in the video making a bold statement, asking a question, or even telling a story.

Avoid the mistake of showing a branded intro or waffling on about yourself at the beginning of your video. Instead, get straight to the point so you don’t waste your viewers precious time.

7. Get feedback from others
It’s easy to fall in love with yourself because you watch so many of your own videos. When you get feedback from others, it helps you to have a more objective viewpoint about yourself. I often ask for feedback from my wife, my kids and members of my Facebook group.

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Try to improve the delivery of the content for each new video you upload to YouTube because practice makes perfect.

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.

Tony Robbins

Do you struggle to keep viewers watching all the way through your videos?
If that’s a yes, watch this video right now for 12 ways to increase audience engagement on YouTube videos.

12 Ways To Keep Viewers Watching Your Entire YouTube Video (get recommended)

How do you keep people watching your entire video when most viewers have the attention span of a mosquito and are easily distracted?

In the video below, you’ll discover 12 secrets to increase engagement on YouTube videos so they’ll be recommended on other people’s watch pages.

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  1. Content is king.
    If you choose a hot topic your audience is interested in, it’s more likely you’ll keep their attention all the way through the video. One of the best ways to choose a hot topic is to look at the top 10 videos that currently drive the most traffic to YouTube channel. Make a similar video to one of those top 10 videos and approach the topic from a different angle, then use a different title and thumbnail.

    Another way to find the hot topic your audience is interested in is use the research tab and YouTube Analytics. If you click on your view of searches, it will show you the search terms that have a high search volume. If you select content gaps from the dropdown, it’ll show you the content gaps for your YouTube channel.

    A content gap is a way of measuring what viewers are searching for and the results they find. It’s a great starting point to research videos that don’t exist or could be improved.
  2. Smile, relax, and be natural.
    If you’re uptight or stressed out, it’ll be noticeable during the delivery of your content. You probably won’t be doing much smiling and you’ll be talking faster. Typically, I’ll memorize a few lines from my script, smile, then present the content.
  3. Show your personality.
    People watch your videos to consume your content, but they’ll keep returning if you make an emotional connection with them. You can do this by adding something entertaining such as using props, including some B-roll, or just asking a question from your audience.
  4. Increase your energy.
    When you speak on camera, the camera tends to take away 25% of your energy. Therefore, you need to elevate your energy while speaking on the camera before you deliver your content. Before I get on camera, I might do some pushups, some pull-ups, or just dance to some music. This helps elevate my energy and allows me to deliver the content more easily.
  5. Deliver the content you promised in the title and thumbnail.
    If you don’t deliver the content you promised in your title and thumbnail within the first 30 seconds of your video, your viewers will leave and not come back. You’ll notice this when you see the hockey stick in your audience retention graph in YouTube Analytics.
  6. Use a strong hook.
    The first 30 second of your video is crucial to keep viewers watching the rest of the video. Therefore, don’t start your video by just introducing yourself or starting with a logo reveal. Instead, clearly explain what your viewers can expect by watching the video.

    For example, at the beginning of this video, I asked a question, how do you keep people watching your entire video? I then explained that I’ll be sharing my 12 secrets.

    Here’s a hot tip…
    Use multiple hooks throughout your video to reset the attention of your viewers.

    Later, I’ll give you a big tip on how you can boost your view velocity in the first 24 hours of uploading your video.

    See what I did there to create an additional hook?
  7. Weave a story into your content.
    On one of my recent videos, I split-tested two different thumbnails because I wasn’t sure which one would get the most traffic. After several days, I noticed that the variation thumbnail got a 89% higher click-through rate than my original thumbnail. As a result, the video got much more traffic than if I’d used the original thumbnail.

    Notice how I just told a story to illustrate an important point I wanted to make about getting more traffic.

    Personal stories are a powerful way to make a deeper connection with the audience. Instead of just coming for the content, you can make an emotional connection with your audience.
  8. Reset the attention of your viewers.
    If you’re filming a talking head video like this one, it’s harder to keep the attention of your audience throughout your video. Therefore, you want to mix it up every few seconds.

    – For example, you can add screenshots if you’re showing something on your computer.
    – You can add text to emphasize the point you want to make in your video.
    – You can also use B-roll to illustrate a point, or use graphics to get them to take action.
    – You might change camera angles between the points that you wish to make.

    For example, I may illustrate a point by starting off at this camera angle. I can use this camera angle for my next point. If you own multiple cameras, you can also shoot from different angles.

    – Another way to reset the attention of your viewers is to film in different locations. For example, sometimes I’ll film outside just to change the background, scenery, and get myself out of the office. Filming outside often energizes me much more than filming inside my office.
  9. Include music or sound effects.
    Adding background music to your videos helps your viewers more easily digest your content. Just make sure that the music you choose doesn’t distract the viewers from consuming your content.

    The same applies to using sound effects. Just don’t overdo it. For example, here’s a sound effect of drinking from a water fountain that I got from the YouTube Audio Library. You can do the same in your own videos.
  10. Cut the fluff.
    If you see a dip in your audience retention graph in YouTube Analytics, it means that viewers are leaving at that particular point in the video. If you bore your viewers, they’ll be more inclined to stop watching your video and go elsewhere. Ideally, you want to keep them watching all the way through your video.

    When editing your videos, try to remove those sections where you’re repeating yourself or just waffling on about a particular subject. When the line on your audience retention chart is flat, it means viewers are watching that part of your video from start to finish, which is what you want.

    When you make your next video, try to improve your audience retention by 1%, so you can get your video recommended by YouTube.

    A great way to cut out the fluff is to use jump cuts. A jump cut is an edit to a single sequential shot that makes the action appear to leap forward in time. After the cut, the subject may appear in a different position or the camera position may be slightly different, as shown on this clip.

    A big mistake YouTube creators make is making their videos too long. Don’t make your video longer than it needs to be, and cut out the fluff during the editing process.

    Here’s a hot tip for reviving old videos you’ve already uploaded by cutting out the fluff.
    Use YouTube’s video editor to trim the beginning, add or cut out multiple sections of your video. This will improve the retention of your video and keep viewers watching.

    Click here to watch how to trim a YouTube video after upload without losing its views and comments.
  11. Get a high view velocity in the first 24 hours of uploading your video.
    Your goal when you upload a new video is to get 1 of 10 in ranking of views. If you’re successful in achieving that, your channel will grow faster. For example, YouTube says…

    You can increase the chance of YouTube suggesting your content by
    increasing your click-through rate and your video watch time.”


    That means you should always be trying to improve your titles, thumbnails, and audience retention for each new video you upload.

    Keep in mind that most of your initial views are going to come from your subscribers because they receive notifications whenever you upload a new video. You can also boost your view velocity by notifying your audiences on other social media platforms and people that are on your email list.

    When you get a high view velocity in the first few hours of uploading your video, it sends a signal to the YouTube algorithm to recommend your video to more people’s watch pages. This results in exposing your content to a wider audience.
  12. Improve production value.
    When I first started filming videos, I was just using my iPhone 4S because I didn’t have any other camera. As a result, the picture and sound was not of very high-quality and affected the viewership of my YouTube videos.

    When I upgraded my camera, sound, and background, it improved the production value of my videos.

    Nowadays, you can shoot high-quality videos by just using your iPhone 13 Pro or latest phone. You can even film in 4K. If you’re just starting your YouTube channel, I recommend just using what you have and do the best you can.

    When you start generating revenue from your channel, you can upgrade your gear. Your goal is to keep the audience retention as close to 100% as you can, which means that people are watching all the way through. Videos with consistently high audience retention and watch time have the potential to show up more often in search and suggested locations on YouTube.

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Now you know 12 ways to increase engagement on YouTube videos so they’ll be suggested by YouTube, but how can you get your first 1,000 subscribers so you can monetize your channel and start generating revenue?

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5 Uses for the NEW RESEARCH TAB On YouTube (without ever leaving YouTube)

Do you ever struggle to come up with new content ideas for future YouTube videos?

Don’t worry because now you can using the new research tab in YouTube analytics to explore what your viewers are searching for on YouTube without even leaving YouTube.

In the video below, I’m going to show you 5 uses for the new research tab. You’ll learn..
How to explore the top searches on YouTube by topic.
– How to explore the search relevant to your channel based
upon what your viewers are searching for
– How to rank the search volume for a specific keyword.
– How to see if a search term is currently trending on Google Trends,
– How to save your search terms, so you can view them later.
You can do all this research right from within your YouTube channel without even leaving YouTube
and you’ll save a ton of time.

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Let’s explore the top searches across YouTube by topic.
This allows to explore the top search topics made by your audience or other viewers across YouTube in the last 28 days. You can also view the content gaps, and if the search volume is ranked high, medium, or low.

  • Click on analytics in YouTube studio,
  • Click on research,
  • In searches across YouTube, enter your search term.
  • If I enter YouTube monetization, I can see that YouTube monetization search volume on YouTube is high, monetization on YouTube search volume is high, and YouTube shorts monetization search volume is high. This is all across YouTube.
  • Now, if I click to three dots, I can go to Google Trends to see if it’s trending. As you can see, this is the interest over time. These are the interest by regions showing the top countries where they’re most interested.
  • I can also save this term, remove it, or report it. I’m going to click save.

Here’s how to find content gaps.

The content gap is a way of measuring what viewers are searching for and the results they find. This happens when viewers
– can’t find any results for their searches.
– viewers can’t find an exact match for their searches.
– Viewers can’t find relevant videos for their searches.

For example, the content is old or low quality. Using a content gap is a great way to start researching videos that don’t exist or could be improved.

– Click the dropdown next to all searches,
– click content gaps only, click apply. How to on monetization on YouTube is a content gap with medium search volume on YouTube.

Use Google Trends
I can go to Google Trends, and I can see the interest over time and the countries that have the most interest. I’ll also got a content gap for how to check monetization on YouTube. This is a medium search volume,

  • click on the three dots,
  • go to Google Trends, then I can see that there’s a spike and interest for April 10th to 16th, 2022. I’ve just discovered there’s a content gap for the keyword phrase, how to check monetization on YouTube.

Here’s how to explore all the search terms relevant to your own YouTube channel.
This research shows the search terms, your audience and similar viewers on other channels are searching you for on YouTube in the last 28 days. You can also view the search volume and see if it’s ranked low, medium, or high to determine if you should use that particular keyword phrase. If you click on your viewer searches, you’ll be able to explore the search terms relevant to your channel based upon what your viewers and viewers of channels like yours are searching for on YouTube.

The first search term makes no sense, but the second search term might be a good one to go after, how to create a YouTube channel. I’ve got a search volume on YouTube, rank high. If I click on the three dots, it says more. I can go to Google Trends. This will show me the interest over time and the interest by region. I can also save the search term for later. If I click save, then I’ve got that icon next to my search term. I can remove the search term and I can report.

What if I only want to find the content gaps?
If I click dropdown, select content gaps only, click apply. Now choose the content gaps from my channel. As you can see some of the search terms don’t make any sense. This one might make sense, how to download YouTube videos on laptop says there’s a content gap, search volume high. If I click on the three dots, go to Google Trends, I can see that it is trending at the current moment.

I want to save this for later, click save, and then I’ve got the color icon next to it.

Here’s how to use saved searches.
This report allows you to view the saved search terms. Click on saved, so I’ve got, how to get more views on YouTube. Search volume on YouTube is ranked high. I can check it on Google Trends. I can unsave it and I can report it. Also got how to download YouTube videos on laptop. Search volume on YouTube is ranked high.

If you go to Google Trends, I can see it’s currently trending for this particular dates. Save the search terms you previously research allow you to go back and continue to research, so you can create a video series. Here’s how to send feedback to improve YouTube’s research feature.

Click to send feedback says, your feedback will directly help the team to make improvements. Overall, how useful is this card? Not all useful, slightly useful, moderately useful, very useful, extremely useful.

Then you can explain your response and tell YouTube how to improve this feature. That means a YouTube is still working on improving this research tab feature.

Here are the Pros and Cons of using YouTube’s Research Tab and my recommendation.

Pros

  1. It’s a quick and easy way to do content planning for future videos on YouTube channel, because you can do the research right within YouTube.
  2. You can explore what your audience and viewers across YouTube are searching for on YouTube. Once you’ve discovered a search term that has a high search volume, it may be worth making a video on that search term, so it ranks and search engines.
  3. Find content gaps as a starting point for videos that don’t yet exist, or videos that need to be in proved on your channel. You can quickly find these content gaps by exploring your search terms that are relevant to YouTube channel.This could be helpful when creating a video series based upon a common theme.
  4. Discover trending topics. If you discover a hot trend in your niche, based upon your research and Google Trends, it may be worth making a video on that trend, so you can drive a lot of traffic to your channel.
  5. Come up with future video ideas. The new research tab is a quick way to generate ideas for future YouTube videos based upon searches across YouTube.

Cons

  1. Some of those search results don’t make any sense. Like this search result that came up during the research. Hopefully, YouTube will improve this feature as they go forward.
  2. It doesn’t show the number of videos and the search results like TubeBuddy does. Click here to get the TubeBuddy keyword research tool.
  3. It doesn’t show the number of monthly searches as what TubeBuddy does.
  4. It doesn’t show the related searches as what the Keyword Explorer tool does in TubeBuddy.
  5. It doesn’t show the current top ranking videos on the search results, as well as the thumbnails. Therefore, I highly recommend using the Keyword Explorer tool in TubeBuddy as a complement to the YouTube research tab. This will help you to get more accurate results when doing keyword research for your future YouTube videos.
  6. Lack of availability. When I asked my subscribers on YouTube, have you used a new research tab in YouTube analytics? Only 22% said, “Yes, I like it.” 67% said, “No, I don’t have it yet.” and 11% said, “Yes, but I don’t use it.” Currently, it looks like it’s only available in these five countries, but will become available in more countries in the future.

What’s my best recommendation on how to use the research tab

The most useful feature of the research tab is your viewer searches because it explores these searches that are most relevant to your channel based upon what your viewers are searching for on YouTube. This allows you to find the content gaps as a starting point for videos that don’t exist or need to be improved. You also discover what search terms your audience uses the most to find your videos on YouTube.

How can you create clickable catchy video titles, so people will click and watch my videos?
Watch this video for 10 title tweaks to get more views on YouTube.

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5 Ways To Use Shorts To Grow YouTube Channel

YouTube Shorts get 6.5 billion views per day and is a great way to grow your YouTube channel because they attract new views and subscribers.

For example, this Shorts video got over 21,500 views and 85 subscribers since it was published. This Shorts video got over 10,000 new views and 60 new subscribers since it was published.

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  1. Upload everywhere
    – Shorts videos can appear on the short shelf when people are browsing their phones using the YouTube app, they can appear on the YouTube home screen,
    – They can appear on the search results on Google and YouTube.
    – They can appear on the subscription feed on other people’s channels
    – They can appear on the YouTube channel homepage.
    – You can also click on the Shorts link on the YouTube channel homepage and watch Shorts videos from other people’s channels.
    – You can also tap the Shorts icon on your phone using the YouTube app, then scroll down to see more Shorts videos from other people’s channels.

    One of the huge benefits of Shorts, is that when they appear on the shorts shelf they get exposed to a different audience than regular videos. Just make sure that you add the hashtag #shorts to the title or description of your Shorts video.

    How To Make A Shorts Video On Your Phone
    You can make and upload a 15 to 60 seconds Shorts video from your phone by tapping the YouTube app, then tap Create a Short. As you can see you can add sound, adjust the speed, use a timer, use filters, retouch, add a green screen or adjust the lighting. You can also switch between 15 and 60 seconds.

    If you don’t have a phone or don’t want to use one you can make and upload a Shorts video from your PC, click here to watch my video on how to upload a YouTube Shorts video from your PC.
  2. Identify a standalone topic
    For example, this could be a short tip that you’ve extracted from one of your long-form videos. It’ll also tell a short story or show what’s going on behind the scenes.
  3. Create catchy, clickable titles
    The title is the most important part of your Shorts video because it’s what viewers see first in the search engines, on the home screen, or on the YouTube app.

    Keep in mind that if you upload a custom thumbnail it’s not going to appear on the shorts shelf or on the search engines. Your custom thumbnail will appear in Google Search but not in YouTube search, therefore I recommend uploading a custom thumbnail for your Shorts videos.

    A few ways to create a catchy title is ask a question, add a sense of urgency, or do something entertaining. If you want to know how to write video titles that people will love click the link in the description below this video.
  4. Make it engaging
    Use a strong hook in the first couple of seconds of your Shorts video to grab your viewer’s attention. After the hook, deliver what you promised in the title then end with a strong call to action. This could be asking viewers to subscribe or linking to a later video to keep your viewers watching.

    Often, I’ll add an end screen that links to a later video or playlist, this results in attracting more views and subscribers. Just keep in mind that when you create your Shorts video, keep it fun, snappy, and engaging because you only have the attention of the viewers for less than 60 seconds. You can do this by changing the scenes or adding transitions every few seconds.
  5. Monitor performance
    Use the YouTube Studio mobile app to track the performance of your Shorts videos. You will see the number of views, the number of subs, and how much revenue it’s made.

    You can also sort by the most viewed, the most recent, visibility and views.

    For individual videos, you can track the views, watch time, and revenue. If you notice the Shorts videos are attracting a lot of views and subscribers double down on that video by making another video based upon a similar topic.

    The great benefit of making Shorts videos to grow your channel is that they’re easy to make because they’re short, they don’t require much editing and they can appear everywhere.

    Can you make and upload a Shorts video if you don’t own a phone or don’t want to use one?
    Watch this video on how to upload a YouTube Shorts video from your PC.

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Super Thanks Explained In 5 mins (Earn More On YouTube)

Heather was watching one of my videos and really loved the content, so she clicked on the THANKS icon below my video and donated $2.

Thanks, Heather. I really appreciate it.

In the video below, you’ll learn how Super Thanks works, who is eligible, how to view and manage Super Thanks comments, how to check your earnings, and hot tips to generate more revenue.

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What is Super Thanks and how does it work?

Super Thanks is YouTube’s newest way to support you and your content. If a viewer really loves your content, they can purchase a Super Thanks on your video, and a colorful comment will stand out amongst all the other comments under your video. They can select a donation of $2, $5, $10, or $50.

“But, Herman, can you make a Super Thanks donation from your phone?”
Absolutely, just tap the Thanks icon under the video, select the amount that you wish to pay, then tap BUY AND SEND. You’ll receive a Super Thanks animation to confirm your donation.

When a viewer makes a Super Thanks donation, they can also customize their Super Thanks comment. It’s a great way to recognize top fans, identify the comments to reply to, and learn what content is resonating best with your viewers.

Who is eligible?

If you’re currently a YouTube partner and have 4,000 public watch hours and 1,000 subscribers in the past 12 months, you’ll be able to monetize your channel and enable Super Thanks. It’s currently available in 68 countries, so viewers from those available countries will be able to see the Thanks button below the video and be able to purchase a Super Thanks.

How much revenue do Creators receive from a Super Thanks donation?

Creators receive 70% of Super Thanks revenue after local sales tax and App Store fees have been deducted. The transaction costs and credit card fees are currently covered by YouTube.

Here’s how to enable Super Thanks on your channel

  • Click on Monetization in your YouTube Studio dashboard.
  • Click on Supers,
  • Next to Super Thanks, move the slider to the right.
  • After you’ve turned on Super Thanks, the Thanks button will appear on all previous and future videos, but it won’t appear on live streams or premieres.
  • All your earnings will be received through AdSense, so any earnings you get from Super Thanks will be added to the earnings you receive from ads, super chats, et cetera.

How to turn off Super Thanks

Keep in mind that when you turn Super Thanks off, the Super Thanks feature will be removed from all the videos across your channel, but you’ll still be able to see your historical earnings.

  • Just move the slider to the left.
  • It says, “Turn Off Super Thanks; if you continue, your fans will no longer see Super Thanks as a purchase option, and you’ll no longer earn revenue from it.
  • You need to check the box, “I understand the implications of this action,”
  • Click “turn off”

How to check your earnings

  • Click on Analytics in YouTube Studio
  • Click on Revenue
  • Under Transaction Revenue, you’ll see a breakdown of your total Super Thanks earnings.
  • If you want to see the Super Thanks earnings for an individual video, go to the Content tab in YouTube Studio and select a video.
  • Click on Analytics.
  • Click on Revenue
  • Under Transactions, you’ll see all the Super Thanks earnings for that specific video.

How to view and mange Super Thanks comments

  • Click on your profile icon,
  • click on YouTube Studio,
  • Click on Comments,
  • Click on the filter icon, select From Super Thanks.
    Now you can review and manage all your Super Thanks comments. You can reply, like, heart. If you click on the three dots, you can remove the comment. Just keep in mind that if a buyer deletes their Super Thanks comment, it won’t appear in your comments, but you’ll still be able to keep the earnings.

Here are 6 hot tips to generate more revenue from Super Thanks

  1. Show gratitude to viewers who buy Super Thanks by replying to their comments.
    Now you can receive instant cash from viewers just from making good content.
  2. Pin your Super Thanks comment to the top of your comments.
    This will motivate viewers to make a donation via Super Thanks for any future videos that they may watch.
  3. Post in the community tab.
    Make a post on your community tab that thanks all your Super Thanks contributors.
  4. Identify content that gets lots of Super Thanks comments.
    This means that viewers are engaged in that video and really appreciate the content that you’re providing. When you see that, make a similar video or approach the topic from a different angle.
  5. Remind viewers to give Super Thanks in their favorite videos.
    You can remind them while watching the video or you can add a Super Thanks graphic.
  6. Let your fans know how you’re using the revenue from Super Thanks.
    f you’re using the Super Thanks donations to buy more equipment, show them using the equipment in the next video.

    For example, recently the trackpad on my MacBook here stopped working, so I could no longer use it for editing videos while on the go. I invested in an M1 MacBook Pro so I could easily edit 4K videos while on the go. Fans will more likely give a donation if they know what they’re supporting, and they’ll appreciate the transparency.
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If you appreciate the information I’ve shared in this video, click the Thanks icon below this video.

Your colorful comment will stand out amongst all the other comments under the video. Your Super Thanks donation will help pay for my monthly and yearly expenses.

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5 Ways To IMMEDIATELY Boost Views On YouTube

Do you currently have videos on your YouTube channel that no longer attract views, so your channel is stalled or only growing slowly?

In the video below, I’ll show you 5 ways to immediately boost the views for videos you’ve already published on YouTube so you can grow your channel fast.

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1. Change Channel Trailer
Your channel trailer is what non-subscribers see first when they visit YouTube channel homepage. It presents a great opportunity for new and old videos to receive evergreen views.

As you can see in the video above, 81.6% of my views come from channel pages which is primarily the YouTube channel trailer on my YouTube channel homepage. It also currently receives 38 new views every 48 hours which helps grow my YouTube channel. If you have a video that’s currently receiving little or no views, consider making it your channel trailer.

Here’s how to change your channel trailer

  • Click on customization YouTube studio
  • Under layout, you’ll see video spotlight. Channel trailer for people who haven’t subscribed.
  • Click change video.
  • After you change your channel trailer, click publish.
  • Now, your trailer will automatically be displayed at the top of the YouTube channel home page for non-subscribed visitors.

2. Change Thumbnail
Your thumbnail is what viewers see first when your video is ranked on the first page of YouTube search. If your video is ranked on the first page of Google search, your large thumbnail will dominate the listings at the top of the page.

Viewers will also see your thumbnail when browsing the YouTube home page from their computer or from the YouTube app. They’ll also see a thumbnail from the videos that YouTube recommends in suggested videos which are the videos that appear on the right side of the watch page.

If viewers don’t click on your thumbnail to watch your video, you won’t get any views for that video. If you have a published video that’s currently receiving little or no views, consider changing the thumbnail.

Here’s how to quickly change your thumbnail

  • Click on the content tab in YouTube studio.
  • Hover over the video that you wish to change your thumbnail for.
  • Click on the pencil icon that says details.
  • Scroll down to where it says thumbnail.
  • Hover over the thumbnail.
  • Click the three dots, it says options.
  • Click change.
  • Select your thumbnail.
  • Click save.

Another thing you can do is split test 2 different thumbnails using TubeBuddy’s thumbnail split tester. This will help you to focus on improving the click-through rate with a better thumbnail.

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What is CTR (Click Through Rate)?
Click-through rate or CTR lets people know what percentage of people click to watch your video each time it’s displayed on YouTube.

For example, the result of this thumbnail split test (see above image) shows that the original CTR was 79.1% higher than the variation thumbnail.

Here’s how to create a new A/B test using TubeBuddy

  • Click on TubeBuddy icon.
  • Under tools, scroll down to video A/B testing.
  • Click create A/B test now.
  • Click create A/B test.
  • Select the video which you would like to run the test on.
  • Select the type of A/B test you’d like to run.
  • Select CTR test.
  • Click select.
  • Under how long you would like to run the test, you can select the number of days which is 14, or you can run until click-through rate is statistically significant. This is when one version of the test has a 95% or better chance of outperforming the other in the long run.
  • Your video will automatically be set to the winning version once statistical significance has been achieved. Usually, I’ll select this option.
  • Click select.
  • Click continue.
  • Under upload a thumbnail to test, choose the file,
  • Click open
  • Click start test.
    As you can see, the split testing feature is now in progress. According to YouTube, most videos on YouTube get a click-through rate between 2% and 10%, so try to aim for 10% or higher.
click magnet

As you can see in the Clickmagnet tool from TubeBuddy (see above image), the top-performing video in my traffic sources is this video which has the highest CTR of over 13%.

If you want to grow your channel faster, focus on making videos similar to your top-performing videos.

3. Shorten Your Video (cut the fluff)

If you don’t keep viewers engaged throughout your video, make a shorter video. YouTube rewards creators by recommending their videos to other people’s watch pages if you keep viewers engaged throughout your video. If you see dips in your audience retention graph in YouTube analytics, that means people are losing interest and leaving your video.

If you typically create videos that are 8 to 10 minutes long but people are leaving your video in the first few minutes, consider creating a shorter video for your next video by eliminating the fluff.

You can eliminate the sections where you’re rambling or cut away to some B-roll to reset the attention of your viewers. If you have a long video that you’ve already published but want to get more views for it, consider eliminating some of the sections using the YouTube video editor.

How to trim a video on YouTube without losing views and comments

  • Hover over the video that you wish to trim in YouTube studio.
  • Click on the pencil icon that says details.
  • Click editor.
  • Click add trim. A blue box will appear around your video.
  • If you want to edit the beginning, move the blue line to the right.
  • If you want to edit the end, move the blue line to the left.
  • To confirm your changes, just click preview then save the edits.
  • To remove a section in the middle, just move the slider to that particular section, click split, move the blue line to the end of the section that you wish to remove.
  • Click preview to confirm your edits then click save.
    The main benefit of using YouTube’s online video editor is that you can trim videos you’ve already published on YouTube without losing views, comments, and rankings.

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For the next video that you upload, try to improve your audience retention by 1%, so it’ll increase the probability of your video getting suggested and recommended by YouTube.

Click here to watch my video on what is a good audience retention rate on YouTube.

4. Increase Session Watch Time

Session time, also known as session watch time, is a total amount of time someone spends on YouTube after watching your video.

How can you get viewers to watch more of your videos?

The easiest way to do this for your future videos or videos you’ve already published on YouTube is to add an end screen in the last 20 seconds of your video. In the end screen, link to the next best video that you want your viewer to watch or link to a playlist that contains similar content.

The purpose of your playlist is that you want to get your viewers to binge-watch multiple videos in a row, therefore, extending the time that there are on YouTube. YouTube says that when you get a high click rate and a high auditor attention, it’s more likely that your video will be suggested on YouTube.

How to add an end screen to your video (increase session watch time)?

  • Click the pencil icon next to end screen for that specific video you want to add an end screen to.
  • Select the location in the last 20 seconds of your video where you want to add a video or playlist. I’ve already selected a video here so I’m going to trash that and redo it.
  • Click +element. You can select video or select playlist.
  • In this case, I’m going to select the video.
  • Select choose specific video.
  • I’m going to put in the title of my video here and select this video.
  • I can expand the video a bit, so it’s level with my eyes.
  • I can play the video.
  • Click save.

How can you tell how well your end screen elements are performing?

  • Click on the engagement tab in YouTube analytics.
  • Look at the top videos by end screen and top-end screen element types.
    My playlists get a higher percentage of clicks than linking to a single video. Keep in mind you can also add a subscribe button, link to a different channel, or link to an external website all from your end screen.

5. Redirect A Shorts Video

Shorts videos can attract a lot of views because they appear on the short shelf when people are browsing YouTube on their phones. Traffic from a 15 to 60-second shorts video can be redirected to any published video on your YouTube channel. If you want to redirect the views from a short video to a published video on YouTube that’s not getting a lot of views, then add a link at the end of the short video.

Here’s my YouTube shorts video on how to use the YouTube shorts camera app that links to my regular video on how to upload a YouTube shorts from your pc, and it’s currently got 387,000 views.

Now you know 5 ways to immediately boost views on YouTube.

What if you could trigger Google search for future or past videos
on your YouTube channel, wouldn’t that be sweet?

Watch this video to learn how to trigger Google search for YouTube video so you can rank on the first page of Google search and get a ton more views.

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10 Title Tweaks To Get More Views On YouTube

99% of YouTube titles suck!

You only have a few seconds to convince someone to click and watch a video after reading your title. If they don’t watch a video, you won’t get any views.

By the end of this video, you’ll know 10 title tweaks
to get more views on YouTube videos.

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  1. Ask Questions
    This may be a question that’s already on the mind of your viewer, and they’re aching to get an answer to it. For example, the title of this video is, “Why Is My YouTube Video Not Getting Views (How to Fix).

    This video is titled, “Can You Be A Full Time YouTuber In 2022?

    This video is titled, “Is Your YouTube Channel Growing (Check These 5 Signs).” When you ask a question in your video title, it motivates a viewer to want to check out the answers by watching your video.

    Here are 2 more video titles I’ve used to make viewers curious to check out the answers. For example, this video title says, “Can You See Who Viewed Your YouTube Video (Desktop or Mobile)

    This video title asks, “Are YouTube Tags Important Anymore (To Rank Higher in Search).”
  2. Secrets
    Another way to evoke curiosity in your video titles is to use the word secrets.

    For example, this video title says, “The Secret To Triggering Google Search With A YouTube Video.”
    This video title asks, “How To Title YouTube Videos In 2022 (My Secret Formula).”

    This video title asks, “How To Get More Traffic On YouTube Videos (7 YouTube Traffic Secrets).”
  3. Problems
    Every person has a problem that they want to solve, and YouTube is a great platform to quickly find the answers.

    For example, this video is titled, “How Can I Hack YouTube To Increase My Subscribers.”

    This video is titled, “YouTube Channel Not Showing Up In Search (How to Fix).”

    When you solve the burning problems that your audience is asking, they’ll be highly motivated to watch your videos. The key is to know your target audience, their main pain points, what keeps them up at night, and what burning questions they may have. Once you know that, it’s easy to come up with the right content that interests your audience.
  4. Educational Titles
    The top traffic sources from my YouTube channel come from YouTube search and Google search, because most of my titles start with “How To“. This is because people are entering those search queries into Google or YouTube to find the answers to the questions.

    For example, this video is titled, “How To Add Chapters To Your YouTube Video Automatically Or Manually.

    This video is titled, “How To Write Titles For YouTube Videos (That Everyone Loves).” Notice how I add an emotional trigger at the end of the title to compel viewers to click and watch the video.
  5. Add Current Year
    This video is titled, “How To Get YouTube Videos Recommended In 2022.” Notice how I added the year at the end of the title so viewers know that the content is up to date. I’ve noticed that when I add the current year to the end of my title, the video will often rank number one in YouTube search or Google search.

    For example, this video is titled, “How To Contact YouTube Support In 2022.” It’s currently ranked number one on YouTube search and also Google search, so it gets me a lot of views every single day.
  6. Use Numbers
    When you state a specific number in your video title, your viewers know what to expect when watching your video.

    For example, this video title says, “10 Ways To Easily Come Up With YouTube Video Ideas & Topics.

    This video title says, “Top 5 Ways To Level Up Your YouTube Videos.”

    This video title says, “6 Ways To Immediately Boost Your YouTube Channel.”

    Even for this video that you’re watching now, I decided on the title, “10 Title Tweaks To Get More Views On YouTube,” so you know exactly what you’re getting.
  7. Use Adjectives
    When you include adjectives in your video titles, it makes them more compelling and motivate viewers to click and watch your videos. You can use adjectives like best, greatest, smallest, number one.

    For example, this video is titled, “Smallest, Lightest, Wireless Bluetooth Microphone for Vlogging (iPhone Or Android Device)”.

    This video is titled, “Best Wireless Microphone For Camera (DSLR, Mirrorless).”

    This video is titled, “How To Get In Contact With A YouTuber (10 Best Ways).

    Including adjectives in your video titles makes them much more catchy and compelling.
  8. Add Urgency
    People these days are very impatient so they want to get the answers as quickly as possible. They also expect to get the answers quickly just by using their phones, and you can give it to them by including urgency in your video titles.

    For example, this video is titled, “Top 5 Ways To Level Up Your YouTube Videos By 1% (This Week).

    This Shorts video is titled, “YouTube Algorithm Explained In 60 Seconds.”

    This shorts video is titled, “How To Add A Subscribe Button To Your YouTube Video In 60 Seconds.”

    This video is titled, “How To Make A Slideshow With Music And Pictures On YouTube In Minutes.” When a person is trying to decide which video to watch out of all the videos listed in the search results, they’ll probably choose the one that has a sense of urgency added to the title.
  9. Comparison
    Should I make a short video or should I make a regular video? People often have a difficult time making a decision when they have multiple choices. You can make it easier for them to decide by including comparisons in your video title.

    This video is titled, “YouTube Stories vs Shorts (Pros, Cons & Uses).”

    This video is titled, “Is YouTube SEO Dead In 2022 (Search vs Recommended).

    This video is titled, “YouTube Brand Account vs Personal (Which Is Best?).

    When you create your video content, you can outline the pros and cons of the two different choices, and then give your recommendation.
  10. Mistakes
    Everyone wants to avoid mistakes that keeps them from being successful. When you know the common mistakes that everyone else is making, you can be successful much faster.

    For example, this video is titled, “10 Title Mistakes To Avoid On YouTube (How to Fix).”

    This video is titled, “Biggest Mistakes New YouTubers Make (How To Avoid Them).” Including the word mistakes in your video title transforms a boring title into a catchy, clickable video title.

    Once you implement these title tweaks, you’ll attract more views and subscribers, and grow your YouTube channel.

4 tips to keep in mind before you create your next YouTube Video title

Choose a topic that resonates with your target audience.
If your audience is not interested in the topic that you chose for your video, they won’t click and watch the video, so choose your topic wisely.

Your title must promise what’s in your content.
Avoid creating a clickbaity title that doesn’t deliver the content that you promised in your title. If your content doesn’t support what you promised in your title, your viewers will leave within the first few seconds of watching your video.

Use emotional trigger words.
Including emotional trigger words in your title will compel viewers to click and watch your videos. Here are some emotional trigger words that you can use in your titles.

Avoid repeating your title in the thumbnail.
Instead of repeating your title in the thumbnail and wasting precious real estate, design a thumbnail that evokes curiosity. Your thumbnail and title should complement each other to win the click.

How can you design a clickable thumbnail?
Watch this video to learn how to use Thumbnail Blaster, a quick and easy thumbnail maker that includes split testing.

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How To Trigger The Home Algorithm On YouTube (GET MORE VIEWS)

My top traffic source for newly uploaded videos on YouTube comes
from the home screen or browse features.

In the video below, I’ll show you how the Home algorithm works, what traffic sources are included on the browse features, and how to trigger the Home algorithm and get more views so you can grow your channel faster.

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What is Home?

These are videos you see on the home screen at YouTube.com or on the YouTube app that includes both signed in and signed out viewers. It’s the one-stop destination for YouTube, and the results are personalized based upon what each viewer wants to watch. These can be new videos, videos watched by similar viewers, or videos from your subscriptions.

Recently I’ve been researching the M1 MacBook, because my old MacBook Air has not been working very well and needs upgrading. As a result, I’ve begun to see more M1 MacBook videos appear on my home screen based upon my personal browsing behavior. Keep in mind that all videos from channels you have subscribe to will show up on Home, because it’s based upon your personal browsing behavior.

How Does Home Traffic Work?

It’s based upon performance and personalization. Performance refers to how well a video has engaged and satisfied similar viewers. Personalization refers to a viewer’s search and watch history, how often a viewer watches that channel or topic, and how many times YouTube is shown that video to the viewer.

Where To View Browse Features or Home Traffic?

  • Click on analytics in YouTube Studio,
  • Click on the Reach tab
  • Look on the Traffic Source Types.
  • Click See More.
  • Click on Browse Features.
    Traffic from Browse Features includes traffic from the Home, your Watch History, your Subscriptions, Watch Later and Trending. This is similar to the menu on YouTube channel homepage, where you’ve got Home, Explore, Subscriptions, History.

    Notice that the home screen at YouTube.com or on the YouTube app, gets the most traffic followed by Subscriptions. Keep in mind that subscribers watch more videos from their subscriptions on the home screen than they do from the subscriptions feed.

What Is Browse Features and How Does It Work?

Home is also called Browse in YouTube Analytics, and browse is a verb that really means somebody is looking through either a set of information or in this case a set of videos without a specific intent about what they want.

That’s actually very similar to how viewers behave on Home when they arrive at that destination. Maybe they come there and they’re a casual viewer. They’re not quite sure with what they want to watch. We have a really diverse set of options. It’s videos from your past watch history, it’s videos from channels you subscribe to, it’s videos from new viewers and videos that are popular with similar audiences.

How To Trigger The Home Algorithm (Get More Views)

The recommendation system on YouTube finds the videos that are most satisfying for each viewer. Your goal is to upload videos that you viewers want to watch. Keep in mind YouTube keeps track of what your viewers watched, what they don’t watch, how long they watched, and when they watched.

Here are 3 ways to trigger the Home Algorithm On YouTube

  1. Keep your viewers engaged.
    This begins with choosing a topic that your audience really cares about, then creating a title and thumbnail that captures the attention of your viewers and subscribers. After they begin watching your video you want to keep them engaged throughout your video, and then get them to keep coming back to watch more of the content.

    You can do this by creating a series of related videos based upon a common theme and place them in a playlist. At the end of each video link to that related video in the playlist. This will get viewers to binge watch multiple videos in a row.
  2. Keep doing what works.
    If you notice a specific video is getting a lot of traffic because a topic resonates with your audience make more of those types of videos. You can approach a topic from a different angle, answer viewers’ questions, or even do a case study.

    If you click on the audience tab in YouTube Analytics, you’ll be able to see the videos growing your audience, other channels your audience watches, other videos your audience watched, and when your viewers are on YouTube. When you study these analytics you get a better idea of what kind of content to make next that resonates with your audience.

    Keep in mind, videos that get recommended on the Home screen can also appear in suggestive videos, which are the videos that appear on the right side of the Watch page.

    Video thumbnails on the home screen are larger than the video thumbnails in suggestive videos so make sure your thumbnail looks good at all different sizes.
  3. Be consistent
    If you upload videos on a consistent basis, there’s more opportunity for your videos to be discovered on the Home screen, suggested Videos and in YouTube Search. It only takes one video to blow up your channel. If your video gets recommended on the Home screen and in Suggested Videos, you could see explosive growth of your channel.

    Keep in mind, videos that are discovered via Search can also get recommended by YouTube when they appeal to a broader audience.

Should you focus on a search-based strategy or not?

If you have a new channel or don’t have a large audience I recommend focusing on a search-based strategy because some of that search traffic will also get recommended on Home and Suggested, particularly if it appeals to a large audience.

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How To Trim A YouTube Video After Upload (WITHOUT LOSING VIEWS & COMMENTS)

Have you ever wanted to remove a mistake from a video you’ve already uploaded to YouTube without losing views and comments?

In the video below you’ll learn how to trim the beginning, end or middle of an already published video on YouTube using YouTube’s online video editor, and you don’t even have to re-upload it.

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Trim The Start Or End Of A YouTube Video

  • Click on the Content tab in YouTube studio,
  • Hover over the video that you wish to edit,
  • Click the pencil icon that says details.
  • Click editor.
  • At the top you’ve got trim so you can add a trim, add a blur, add audio, add end screens, add info cards, and add ad breaks.
  • If you hover over the three dots it says options, you’ve got to revert to original, and you’ve got keyboard shortcuts.
  • If you click on keyboard shortcuts you’ll be able to speed up the editing of your video.
  • You’ve also got undo, redo, and you can also expand the timeline.

If you want to trim the beginning or end of your video hover over the plus sign that says add trim, click on it. A blue box will form around your video.

Keep in mind this feature is only available for videos that are shorter than 6 hours.

To trim the beginning just move the blue line to the right, if you want to trim the end move the blue line to the left. You can also play the video. When you’re happy with the edit, click preview. If you hover over three dots, it says options, you can revert back to original.

When you’re happy with the edit, you can just click save. It says the original version of your video is stored when you save so you can undo your edits, it might take a few hours for your changes to apply during that time. Viewers will see the current version of the video, you won’t be able to make other changes to the video. While you wait, you can leave the site, so I’m going to click save. If you made a mistake and just click cancel, then you just click undo, or you can click three dots and go revert to the original.

Revert To Original Video
When you click “revert to the original”, it says all elements and edits will be removed from your video, this change cannot be undone. This video is being processed please check back later.

Keep in mind that if your published video has over 100,000 views, you may not be able to save the changes to it unless you’re a member of the YouTube Partner Program. Just make changes to those videos that are under 100,000 views.

What if you made a mistake in the middle of your video, or you made multiple mistakes throughout your video..you remove multiple sections?

How To Remove A Middle Section Or Multiple Sections

  • Next to trim, click on the plus sign that says add trim,
  • a blue box will form around your video
  • move the play head to the beginning of the section that you want to remove.
  • You can also expand the timeline by moving the slider to the right. For example, I’ve got a big pause here, so I’m going to move the play head to the beginning of it.
  • Click split,
  • take the blue line and then move it to the end of that section.
  • If you hover over the X it says undo split so you can undo it.
  • You can also click undo or redo here.

How To Remove Multiple Sections

  • If there’s another section you want to remove, expand the timeline,
  • move the play head to the start of that particular section.
  • Click split again.
  • Move the blue line to the right, to the end of the section.
  • Click preview to preview the section.
  • I can just move the play head right before that particular section, and I can play the video, so that means you can preview it in the preview mode.
  • You can also go to a specific section of your video by just putting in the time in the box.
  • I want to undo my last section, so I’m going to click undo.
  • Click undo again, and it removes that particular section that was there.
  • Click preview to confirm your edits.
  • Click save to save your changes.
  • It says the original version of your video is stored when you save, so you can undo your edits.
  • It might take a few hours for your changes to apply, but during that time viewers can see the current version of the video, you won’t be able to make other changes to the video.
  • While you wait, you can leave the site, so I’m going to click save.
  • It says the video is being processed. Please check back later.
  • Now, if I go back to my content tab I can see that my video is still processing.

Saving the edits for your video won’t affect the video URL, comments or view count for that particular video. They all remain the same. It’s a great way to remove the boring parts of your video, so you increase the watch time by keeping viewers engaged throughout your video.

You can do this for any of the videos you’ve already published on your YouTube channel.

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5 Ways To LEVEL UP Your YouTube Video By 1%

Recently, I asked my subscribers, how do you feel about the current growth of the YouTube channel? Here are the results of a survey.
– 41% said they were sad or depressed.
– 27% said they were happy. 7% said they were surprised.
– 25% said they were indifferent.
The highest percentage said they were sad or depressed, so let’s look at some of the comments.

Dumpster Diving Adelaide says, “Depressed. One minute one video is doing great, but the next one is a total flop, even though I’m using strong titles and engage my audience.”

Obiss1231 says “YouTube has been hard.”

Jack Ryan says “Sad, depressed.”

In the video below, you’ll learn the top 5 ways to level up your YouTube videos by 1% this week.

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Don’t worry about doing everything at once, just focus on one thing you can improve to level up your YouTube videos by 1%. If you repeat this every week, you’ll level up your whole YouTube channel.

  1. Level up your topic.
    If your audience is not interested in the topic that you chose for your video, they won’t click and watch the video content. Look at the topics of the videos that are currently getting a lot of traffic on your channel, then make more of those types of videos.

    The key is to know your target audience by asking the right questions such as…
    – what are their biggest problems?
    – What’s causing them the most pain?
    – What keeps them up at night?

    If you can answer these questions about your target audience, you’ll be able to make the right content for them.

    Write a script for your video.
    Writing a script for your video helps you to stay on track when filming your video. Typically, I create a series of bullet points of what I want to cover during my filming process. If there are specific scenes I need to cut away to, I’ll include that in my script.

    Use a strong hook.
    If you can grab the attention of the viewers in the first 30 seconds of your video, it’s more likely they’ll watch the rest of the video. A strong hook could be asking a question, teasing your viewers about what’s coming up later in the video, making a bold statement or doing something entertaining. I’ve discovered that recently the attention of your viewers every few seconds by adding B-roll helps maintain the attention of your viewers in the first 30 seconds.

    Tell a story.
    Recently, I went on a road trip to Florida to escape the winter and take a break from my work. I relaxed in the beautiful beaches where there are so many pelicans. I went on an airboat ride to see alligators in the wild and hiked multiple trails. When I got back home, I felt thoroughly refreshed and ready to start work.

    See how I told a story in that short clip and you can do the same with your own videos.
  2. Level Up Your Delivery
    Relax.
    Before you deliver your content, make sure you’re relaxed, because if you’re uptight, it will come across in your video. One of the easiest ways to do this is to smile first before you record a clip. Avoid speaking too fast and use pauses between sentences. Usually, I look at the bullet point first that is on my script, formulate the message in my mind, then deliver the content in my video.

    The bullet points on my script helped me to stay on track throughout the video so I don’t waffle.

    Add B-roll and transitions.
    Showing a clip of what you’re talking about is far more powerful than just talking about it. For example, when I’m talking about alligators, it’s far more powerful to show B-roll clip of alligators than just talking about it. Use B-rolls throughout your video to reset the attention of your viewers so they can keep watching throughout your content. Use transitions when you’re transitioning between topics.

    Camera angles.
    When recording a video, you might try positioning yourself on one side of the screen, then try the other side of the screen. I sometimes introduce props such as my cell phone or my GoPro camera.

    Call to action.
    Level up your call to action by recommending the next best video for your viewer to watch. This will help extend the viewing time of your video and increase the probability of your video of getting into suggested videos which are the videos that appear on the right side of the watch page and the ones that come up next.
  3. Level Up Optimization
    If you optimize your videos correctly, they’ll be recommended by YouTube and be discovered in the search engines.

    Create a compelling title and thumbnail.
    Your thumbnail and title is what viewers see first in the search engines and also what is recommended on the home page and in the YouTube app. If your video is getting a low click through rate, it might be time to redesign your thumbnails and try different titles.

    Click here to watch my video on how to write YouTube video titles that everyone loves.

    Typically, I’ll design two different thumbnails then ask for feedback in my Facebook group and my community posts as well as split testing using the TubeBuddy split testing feature.

    One of the most important things to do when designing your thumbnails is to look at the thumbnails of your top f5 competitors, then design a thumbnail that stands out from your competitors. You can use different colors, fonts, and images to make it stand out.

    Add a compelling description.
    The first three lines of your description are the most crucial because that’s what viewers see when they’re watching your video. Typically, I’ll summarize the content on my video in the first three lines of my description, then include a link to watch the next best video.

    Within the summary, I’ll also include my main keyword phrase.

    Video chapters.
    These are timestamps that you place on the description that take viewers to that particular segment in the video that they wish to watch. When creating your video chapters, include your main keywords in the titles. This will help your video get indexed into Google and YouTube search engines. If your YouTube chapters or timestamps are not working or not showing, click here to learn how to fix them.

    After you’ve uploaded and optimized your video, your work has just begun.
  4. Level Up Promotion
    If you promote your video on different platforms, you’ll expose your content to different audiences.

    Create a YouTube community post.
    Create a community post for every new video you upload. You can also use community posts for polls, asking questions, and showing behind the scenes.

    Stories.
    These are 15-second video clips that appear in the YouTube app when people are browsing YouTube on their phones. I usually create a story on my phone when I’m out and about exercising.

    Shorts.
    These are 15 to 60-second vertical videos that appear in the YouTube app when people are browsing YouTube on their phones. Shorts are a great way to increase the views and subscribers to YouTube channel because they’re short and easy to make.

    Click here to learn how to upload a Shorts video from your PC without using your phone

    Upload a transcript.
    When you upload a transcript of your video content, people who can’t hear or have the sound turned off will be able to read the closed captions under your video. It also helps YouTube to index your content and rank it in the search engines.

    Post your content on social media sites.
    Click the share button under the video to post your content to Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Blogger, et cetera. You can also copy the link and share it in your emails. If you have a Facebook group, share it with your group. Feel free to join my Facebook group, TubeVideoBootCamp, where you can interact with over a thousand like-minded creators. You can ask questions, get feedback, and share your video with the group every Sunday.

    Create a blog post.
    Use the transcript that you created previously to create a blog post of your video content. This will help your YouTube video and get discovered in the YouTube search engine. For example, this video currently ranks number one on Google search and shows a large thumbnail at the top of the search results.

    As a result, I get a ton of views and it helps grow my channel. I also create Instagram posts and Instagram stories by repurposing my YouTube video content.
  5. Level Up Your Gear
    You can level up the quality of your videos by getting a better camera, having a better mic, using a different background, or getting a better computer. The first two years of creating videos for my YouTube channel, I just used my iPhone 4S.

    Nowadays, you can shoot 4K video using the iPhone Pro 13. Currently, I use the Canon M50 because it has a flip out screen and takes great videos.

    Audio.
    If you use crappy audio in your videos, it’ll turn off your viewers and they won’t subscribe to your channel. I use a Movo VXR10 mic that sits on top of my Canon M50. It produces great sound as long as you sit close to the mic.

    Lighting.
    If you’re not well lit, it’ll affect the quality of your videos. I use 2 softboxes at 45 degree angles, and then a ring light right in front of me. Recently, I included a background light that lights up my background. If you can’t afford adequate lighting, you can just go outside to record your videos.

    Typically, I’ll use this background in my videos, or I’ll use this background. Make sure you don’t have a cluttered background in your videos because it’ll distract viewers from the content of your videos and your content is the most important part of your videos.

    Computer
    Level up your computer if you want to speed up the video editing process. Normally, I edit videos on my iMac computer when I’m at home, but when traveling, I use a laptop.

    Recently, the trackpad on my MacBook Air stopped working so I can no longer use it for editing videos while on the go. I invested in a M1 MacBook Pro so I can easily edit 4K videos while on the go. It’s super fast and makes video editing a pleasant experience.

    Don’t worry about doing everything at once. Just focus on one thing you can improve to level up your YouTube videos by 1%.

    What is one thing you’re going to level up on your next YouTube video this week?
    Post your answer in the comments below.

    If you want to know if your channel is growing or not, watch this video for the 5 signs your YouTube channel is growing.

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