How To Find Low Competition Keywords From YouTube

Did you know it’s easier to rank videos on YouTube
if the keywords are less competitive?

When you gain first page rankings for less competitive keywords, it would be easier to rank for the competitive ones once your channel gains more authority.

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What are the benefits for finding low competition keywords?

1. Single keywords are almost impossible to rank for because there’s just too much competition. For example, if you entered ‘dog training’ in the YouTube search bar you get 10,000 results. However, if you enter ‘dog training tips and tricks pit bull’ you’re only competing with 209,000 results and the top video is only three years old.

2. Low competition keywords take less work. If you try to rank for a very competitive phrase it may take months or years to get to the top of the search engines.

3. A video will work for you 24 hours day 7 days a week. This means the work that you put into one video is well worth it because it’s going to work for you years down the road. For example, I have several videos that I created several years ago that are generating traffic, leads and subscribers on a regular basis month after month.

4. As you rank more videos with low competition keywords, your channel will gain more authority which means you can go after more competitive phrases and rank them. Keep in mind even though one video may only get a few hundred searches each month, many of those videos will accumulate hundreds and thousands of views.

Here’s My 7 Step Process To Rank Videos
For Low Competition Keywords.

1. Choose one main niche keyword
For example, if your channel’s about ‘dog training’, then your niche keyword could be ‘dog training’.

2. Enter your main keyword into the Google auto-suggest box.
When you do this you get a list of related keyword phrases. The list of phrases are in descending order so that means the top one gets the most searches and then other ones get less searches. If we go for the top one it might be too competitive, but we’ll look at that later when we reverse engineer our competitors.

3. Copy and paste the suggested keyword phrases
into an excel spreadsheet or into a notepad.

The purpose of this exercise is to identify the best keyword phrase to go after that is not so competitive.

4. Check the search volume.
Use the keyword tools such as a Keyword Planner from Google or an extension such as the Keywords Everywhere extension. These tools will give you some idea of the number of searches per month for those specific keyword phrases.

For example, if I enter the keyword phrase ‘how to train a dog’ and the keywords ‘everywhere extension’ I get 18,100 views. If I enter ‘how to train a dog to attack on command’, I get 320 searches per month. If I enter ‘how to train your dog to attack on command step-by-step’ it doesn’t show any searches in the keyword discovery tool. If I enter it into the YouTube suggest tool, it says that people are searching for that phrase and will check out the competition.

5. Reverse engineer your competition.
Enter your suggested keyword phrase in the YouTube search box. You know that that’s the exact keyword phrase that people are typing in to the YouTube search box and still gets a bunch of results. Look at the top 10 videos that are ranked for that phrase. If none of them have the exact keyword phrase you’re good to go. That means there’s little or no competition for that keyword phrase.

Now, it may not get many searches each month for that keyword phrase, but it will be easier to rank for than a very competitive phrase. As you rank more videos with low competition keywords, your channel will gain more authority and it will be easier to rank for more competitive phrases.

6. Create a video that keeps viewers engaged.
YouTube rewards videos with high rankings if you keep the viewers engaged for a longer period of time.

For example, if you create a 10 minute video and the viewers keep watching for five-minutes that means you get a 50% view rate. This video will rank higher than a two-minute video where people drop-off after 30 seconds. The key is to keep viewers watching throughout your video.

How do you do this?
Immediately start your video by telling people what kind of content they should expect. For example, I started this video by saying, “In this video, we’re going to discuss how to find low competition keywords from YouTube.”

Next, you want to follow by outlining some benefit for your viewer. For example, in this video I asked a question, “Do you know it’s easier to rank videos on YouTube if the keywords are less competitive?”

After you’ve given your introduction, restate what your video is all about but don’t say it in the same way as you did before. For example, in this video I said, “Stay tuned for the seven steps for finding keywords on YouTube that could search traffic but don’t have many competitors.”

After you’ve provided the meat of your content follow up with a call-to-action. You could do this with an in-screen or a card. When you ask people to subscribe at the beginning or end of your video it gives them a reason to subscribe. For example, in this video I tell people to subscribe if they want to grow their audience on YouTube and generate traffic, leads and sales on autopilot.

7. Track performance.
Did you know that you can use YouTube analytics to track the performance of your videos on YouTube? If you go to YouTube analytics and go to your attention tab, you’ll see how long people are staying on your video. If they’re dropping off at the beginning you know that you have work to do to improve the engagement rate on your videos.

One way to do this is to add a card at the point where they drop-off. This will encourage them to interact with your video and look at the average view duration of your video. This is the estimated average minutes watched per view for that video. If your average view duration is 50% then your video is doing well.

Here’s a bonus tip
Repeat the seven step process for your other main niche keywords.
This will help build channel authority so it will be easier to rank for more competitive keywords. Keep this important thing in mind, as you create more videos with low competition keywords, more videos will be suggested from your video watch page. When somebody watches your video, a list of suggested videos from your channel will appear on the right side of the watch page.

Let me ask you a question….
What tools do you use to help with keyword research on YouTube?
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16 YouTube Mobile Live Streaming Mistakes To Avoid And How To Fix Them

Have you ever experienced nail biting disasters
while streaming from your mobile phone?

So I’ve gone live on youtube over the last few weeks on my mobile phone and made a bunch of mistakes. I don’t want you to make the same mistakes as I did when you go live on youtube so I am going to discuss what to do before you go live, what to do during the live stream and what to do afterwards.

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BEFORE you go live

1. Lack of a great title
If you don’t have a catchy title for your live video not many people will attend. Think about a punchy title that will encourage viewers to attend your live stream. It could be in the form of a question that addresses one of their biggest problems.

2. Bad internet connection
There’s been a few times that I’ve lost my connection during the live stream. This can be very frustrating for you and the participants. One way to prevent this from happening is to do a dry run before you go live. What I often do before I go live is to do a test run by putting the privacy settings on unlisted and then I can check the sound, the lighting etc. Another thing I do is reboot my computer and also remove other gadgets that are taking up the wi-fi connections. Also turn on airplane mode on your mobile phone then turn on the wi-fi connection. Also you can check your upload and download speeds by going to

3. Bad audio
There’s been many times where I’ve forgotten to plug in the mic before I went live. As a result the audio sounded tinny or echoey. Absolutely don’t use the built in microphone of your phone. I use the Rode Smartlav Plus microphone. I’ll leave a link to it in the description below this video.

4. Inadequate lighting
During my first live stream I just used a light over my desk. As a result the video looks a little washed out. For future live stream videos I added a few softboxes and lit up the background. As you can see my lighting improved immensely.

5. No clear purpose
Don’t just go live if you have nothing to say because you’ll probably just ramble on and on and cause people to leave. Have a clear purpose in mind for your video and organize your content accordingly. For example start off with telling people what you’re going to discuss in your video, then provide the content and tell them you’ll receive questions later.

6. Low quality thumbnail
When you’re about to go live from your mobile phone it asks you to take a photo of yourself for the thumbnail. If you intend to use this thumbnail for your video to be listed in the search engines, make sure you’ve got a beautiful background instead of a cluttered background. What I typically do for my first thumbnail is to create a large graphic on my laptop then show it in the mobile screen. Keep in mind you can always change the thumbnail after you’ve finished the live stream.

7. Not switching to landscape mode
When I did my first live stream video, I thought you had to do everything in landscape mode but found out later that you first have to put it in portrait mode to enter your title and description and then when you take the thumbnail picture you put it in landscape mode and then go live in landscape mode. So make sure you start off in portrait mode then switch to landscape mode when you take your thumbnail and go live.

8. Forgetting to add your title, description, and call to action URL.
A great shortcut is to go to your upload defaults on your channel, then add your description, your tags and your call to action URL then when you’re ready to go live you just have to put in your title.

9. Not notifying subscribers
Your subscribers will immediately be notified by email when you go live. If they’ve activated the bell notification they’ll get an alert. Instead of expecting them to drop everything immediately to attend your event live, why not send them an email, tweet, facebook post ahead of time so they’ll know that they can attend later. This will give your viewers and subscribers more lead time to attend your event.

10. Inconsistent streaming times
Try to avoid streaming randomly at different days and times. This is a guaranteed way to only get a few viewers and subscribers attending your event and you won’t make much progress with the growth of your channel. Instead think about having a consistent schedule for your live stream events every week so people will know when to join in.
Also make sure you you respect the time of your viewers attending you live event by starting on time.

11. Not practicing before you go live
Sometimes I’ve had a brain freeze before I went live and forgot the points that I wanted to make. You can avoid this by typing up the bullet points on a piece of paper and keep it right next to you or having it on the computer screen. You can then refer to these bullet points should you lose your train of thought during the stream.

DURING your live stream

12. Disorganized thoughts
When you go live it’s easy to get distracted by the live chat feed. Instead of immediately getting distracted by your live chat feed, go straight into your presentation by introducing the content of your video. Then when people watch the replay they’ll immediately get the content first followed by the questions of your viewers. If you can handle it acknowledge the participants during the presentation or tell them that you’ll answer the questions after you’ve finished your presentation. Start off your live stream by introducing the content that you wish to cover, then introduce yourself, and what your channel is all about, and welcome the participants. After that you can get into the meat of your content followed by the question and answer session. Before you end your live stream make sure you thank all the participants for attending.

13. Not being yourself
Don’t try to imitate someone else but just be yourself and imagine you’re having a conversation with a good friend over coffee. If you look stressed and unprepared you may lose viewers that are unforgiving. Have fun with your live stream and smile a lot, and be energetic. You’ll then get more engagement.

14. No audience interaction
If you don’t acknowledge the people that are participating with you on the live stream, they may think you are ignoring them. Of course this may not be possible if you have 100s of people in the live chat stream. If this is the case think about hiring a moderator to moderate your live chat streams.

One big mistake that I made during my first few livestreams was that I forgot that can actually scroll through the live chat streams with your thumb. This stops the comments from disappearing in the live chat stream so you can read them and answer the questions.

Before you end your live stream, make sure you thank the participants for attending viewers and invite them to your next live session. This will make a big difference in your audience’s experience.

15. No call to action
If the purpose of your YouTube channel is to generate leads and subscribers then make sure you give a call to action during your live stream. Invite them to subscribe by clicking the subscribe button and tell them why they should subscribe. Direct them to the landing page URL in your description so they’ll know to go there after the livestream has ended.

AFTER your live stream

16. Lack of optimization of your live stream
Instead of leaving your livestream video “as is” make sure you optimize the title, description and tags after it has ended. You might also replace the thumbnail that you took at the beginning of your live stream and upload a customized one.

Also make sure that you share your live stream on social media sites so it will get more exposure. You can also repurpose your content to extend the reach of your audience by embedding it on your website, or downloading the video and uploading the native video to your facebook page.

If your live video was very long, you could chop up the content and create multiple videos with different titles.

That’s it!
Now you know of 16 mobile live stream mistakes to avoid and how to fix them.

Let me ask you a question..are there any mistakes that you made during
your live stream event? Post your answer in the comments below.

I’d love to read them.

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Super Chat Tutorial – How To Make Money On YouTube With Super Chat In Livestream

Do you want to generate instant money from your YouTube channel?

In this article (and video below) I’m going to share with you what Super Chat in Live Stream is, what you need to get started, how to make money from it and how to track your revenue.

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So what is Super Chat?
Super Chat enables viewers to connect with you while watching your live stream on YouTube. Their message will get highlighted in the chat stream so it stands out from all the other chat messages. The more a viewer spends, the longer a Super Chat will remain at the top of the chat feed.

For example a $2.00 payment will be highlighted in blue, a $5.00 highlighted in green. Super Chats will remain at the top of the stream for up to 5 hours, which gives more airtime to your messages.

What are the requirements for Super Chat?

  • Your channel must is enabled for live streaming
  • Your channel must be monetized
  • Your channel must have over 1,000 subscribers
  • You must be over 18 years old
  • You must be located in one of these currently listed countries. Most English speaking countries are listed there such as the United States, Canada, Ireland, UK, Australia, New Zealand, etc
  • Super Chats can be viewed on YouTube, your computer, YouTube gaming or your mobile app.
  • Unfortunately they are not supported on mobile browsers.
  • You can make a purchase from your computer, or from your YouTube mobile app.
  • Unfortunately purchases on IOS are not currently supported.

How do you earn money from Super Chat in Live Stream?

  • From people purchasing a Super Chat so their message gets highlighted in the live chat stream.
  • From Adsense ads displayed on your video so long as you’ve enabled monetization on your channel and on your live chat stream. The longer your live video is the more ads get displayed, which earns more revenue for YouTube.
  • From people subscribing to your channel after finding your video via search in Google and YouTube. You can follow up with them by promoting affiliate products, or your own products.

Here’s how to Enable Super Chat on your YouTube channel

  • Sign into your youtube account on your computer
  • Go to your features page on
  • Under super chat click enable then follow the on screen instructions
  • When super chat is turned on for your channel your viewers will see a dollar sign in the live chat stream.

Here’s how to turn Super Chat off

  • Sign into your YouTube account on your computer
  • Go to
  • Click the gear icon
  • Click turn super chat off
  • Click disable
  • Unfortunately purchases on IOS is not currently supported

Keep in mind your super chat message, your channel icon, and your purchase amount are visible to the public.

Here’s how to purchase a Super Chat

  • So basically you click the dollar sign
  • Then you can move the slider to whatever color or amount..value that you want. You also have the option to enter a message
  • Just click BUY AND SEND
  • Fill out your credit card details and then click SEND and you’re ready to go
  • When your transaction has been completed your message will be sent to all viewers in the live chat.
  • A receipt will be emailed to you as a record of your purchase.

Once a Super Chat is purchased, a countdown timer will display the remaining time for which your Super Chat will be pinned to the ticker. Keep in mind there will be no refunds after you’ve purchased a super chat. It’s possible the creator may end the live stream before the time on the ticker has been completed.

How do you track your revenue from Super Chat?
You can view them in YouTube Analytics under Transaction Revenue Report. You’ll get your money in the same way that you receive money from your AdSense ads.

Here are a few important things to keep in mind:

  • You could make few hundred dollars depending on your audience and how useful the information is to them
  • Super Chats do not transfer between streams
  • All chat messages are erased after your live stream ends therefore encourage viewers to post their comments under the video after the live stream has ended.
  • All chat messages are subject to moderation so spam messages can be blocked.
  • You can view all your Super Chat purchases by going to

That’s it.
Now you know what super chat and live stream is, what you need to get started, how it works and how you can make money from it.

Let me ask you can important question
Do you intend to use Super Chat in live stream to make money on YouTube?
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YouTube Live Stream App – Top 12 Benefits of Mobile Live Streaming on YouTube

In the video below I discuss the Top 12 benefits of live streaming on YouTube using your YouTube App on your iPhone, iPad or Android device.

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1. Grow your channel
YouTube viewers tend to stay longer on live stream videos compared to regular videos which are often called videos-on-demand. Since watch time is one of the main ranking factors on youtube a livestream video will potentially outrank a regular video. This means that your live stream video will generate more views and subscribers to grow your channel.

2. Immediate engagement
Interacting live means you can engage with your viewers in real time. This gives you an opportunity to create a more intimate connection with your viewers because you can answer their questions live.

3. Fast rankings
Livestream videos often rank faster for a specific keyword phrase than regular videos because YouTube is currently promoting live streaming. This means you can target a specific keyword phrase and almost get your video ranked immediately.
More people will watch the replay when they search and find your video on Google and YouTube. This means that your live video will continue to attract views and subscribers on autopilot.

4. Not many YouTubers are able or willing to go live
Currently mobile live streaming is only available to YouTube channels that have 10,000 or more subscribers. YouTube is currently rolling it out to other channels who have less than 10000 subscribers so check your youtube app to see if it’s available. Even so many YouTubers will not jump in because they can’t let go of the fear of going live. This presents a great opportunity for YouTubers that can overcome their fears and go live now.

5. Saves time
A regular video takes a long time to prepare, because you have to write a script, record the video, edit the video and then upload it. You can substantially reduce this preparation by just going live. All you need to do is just tap “Go live” on your YouTube app and start recording. It’s fast and easy to do.

6. No equipment needed
All you need is a mobile phone. A good internet connection, and install the YouTube App. Just push the “Go Live” button on your youtube app, and then point and shoot with your mobile camera.

7. Stream anywhere
Since you can take your phone anywhere, you can stream live from any location. For example you could live stream a conference, an event, or even live stream what is happening right now.

8. Make money
Super Chat enables fans and subscribers to interact with you during your live stream. If they purchase a Super Chat, their comment will be highlighted in the live chat stream. For example a viewer can purchase a live Chat to get their channel reviewed live. They could also get their questions answered.

9. Immediately share on social media
The YouTube app allows you to share your live stream video on social media sites without closing the app. This means you can generate immediate traffic from your live stream.

10. Embed your live stream on your website or blog
Expand your audience by embedding your live stream on your website, blog, or facebook page. To embed a live stream video on your website, make sure that you have an AdSense approved account and it’s linked to your YouTube account.

11. Receive immediate notifications
YouTube has several ways to alert people once you’re ready to go live.
If subscribers have activated the bell notification on their YouTube account, they’ll receive an instant notification when you’re ready to go live. YouTube will also notify your subscribers via email. A red dot will appear next to their email message from YouTube saying something like ”iSiteBuild is live now.” Subscribers will also see the live stream appear in the What to Watch Next section on their youtube channel.

12. Instant analytics
The YouTube Live dashboard will give you instant analytics after your live stream has ended.
You’ll be able to view what traffic you’ve received and if you’ve gained any more subscribers.
When your live stream has ended, your video will be added to the regular videos that have been uploaded to your channel. It will then become available to all youtube viewers based upon your privacy settings.

Let me ask an important question…

Do you intend to go live if Live Stream is available to you on YouTube?
If not, what are your main fears?
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10 YouTube Life Hacks To Grow Your Channel

People ask me all the time, “how do I grow my YouTube channel?” Even though they may have purchased multiple video marketing courses they still wonder why their channel hasn’t grown fast enough.

Here are my top 10 YouTube life hacks that have contributed to the growth of my YouTube channel and how you can use the same hacks for the growth of your own channel.

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1. Purpose
When I started my youtube channel way back in 2006 I would just upload videos every now and then. This is because I didn’t clearly define the purpose of my channel. As a result my channel received little or no views and subscribers.t was only when I decided to use YouTube videos to generate leads to my web design business, that I received an uptick in traffic.

2. Passion
My passion for creating videos kicked into high gear when people started asking me how to use video marketing to promote their services and products. I get inspired and motivated when I can help people solve their problems. As a result I began uploading tutorials and creating online courses related to video marketing.

3. Belief
When I first began my YouTube Channel it was hard to believe that it would be successful, because I had no audience. One of the keys to success was to find keywords that people were searching on in Google and YouTube. I would then create videos based around those keywords.

As more people discovered my videos based upon their searches in Google and YouTube my audience growth increased. People often give up when they don’t see immediate success. I discovered that YouTube channel growth is slow at the beginning, but speeds up as your videos gain traction in the search engines.

4. Fear
Fear leads to inaction. One of the scariest things I had to overcome was appearing in front of a camera. It initially made me very nervous as I stuttered to get my message out. When I focused more on sharing the message that I wanted to get across to my audience rather than worrying about what I look like or sound like, then my fears went away. It also helped that I could edit out my mistakes before my video went public.

5. Perfection
Striving for perfection doesn’t produce immediate results because you’re always analyzing. For example recently I spent 1 hour recording a video only to find out later, that I hadn’t plugged in the microphone. As a result the audio on the video sounded terrible but I uploaded it anyway. It’s better to take action and upload an imperfect video rather than not uploading a video at all.

6. Perseverance
Perseverance is not a long race. It’s the accumulation of many races one after the other. Success is the result of hard work, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, loving what you are doing or learning to do. You can’t learn all the steps that it takes to grow a YouTube channel in one hour. Channel growth is a process that requires a great investment of time and energy over a certain period of time.

7. Procrastination
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday. For example I sometimes get stuck for content ideas for future videos. If I put it off until the last minute it kills my creativity and causes anxiety and stress. I’ve now learned to keep an ongoing list of content ideas when I’m in a creative mindset.

8. Consistency
In my of my recent videos named “YouTube Channel Growth Rate Case Study” I showed how my channel growth rate was very slow at the beginning because I was only uploading videos every now and then. I’d only hear crickets. When I changed my upload frequency to twice a week, my growth rate increased dramatically.

9. Community
It’s easy lose to inspiration and motivation when you receive little results from all your efforts. You may get discouraged by reading negative comments or comparing your channel growth with others. Instead of going it a lone get support from other YouTubers by interacting with them in the comments, joining their facebook groups, newsletter, or forums. You’ll find that other YouTubers are experiencing the same problems as you.

10. Be yourself
It’s impossible to please everybody so instead of trying to impress people just be yourself. It’s better to be yourself than to try to be some version of what you think the other person wants you to be. Focus more on the tasks that you love to do that generate energy rather than activities that leave you drained. If you love what you are doing you will be successful.

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Youtube Channel Growth Rate Case Study – 7 Lessons Learned

When first starting out on YouTube your channel growth rate may be very slow. It’s easy to become discouraged when your videos receive little or no views. In the video below I share how my channel growth rate increased in recent years, the 7 lessons I learned and how you can apply it to the growth of your OWN channel.

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When I first started my channel in 2006 I was using a non-hd video camera. I had just started a marketing tips newsletter for my web design business. As you can see from the first video that I uploaded to YouTube in 2006 using a non-hd camera the presentation was little wobbly, the quality was poor, but hey I wasn’t aiming for perfection.

Here’s a quick look from my YouTube Channel Growth Statistics from 2007 to 2017 from the time of shooting this video. Unfortunately YouTube analytics would only show the statistics from 2007 until 2017.

4/11/07 – 4/1/08 0 subscribers
4/11/08 – 4/1/09 9 subscribers
4/11/09 – 4/1/10 10 subscribers
4/11/10 – 4/1/11 6 subscribers
4/11/11 – 4/1/12 68 subscribers
4/11/12 – 4/1/13 95 subscribers
4/11/13 – 4/1/14 357 subscribers
4/11/14 – 4/1/15 2620 subscribers
4/11/15 – 4/1/16 5591 subscribers
4/11/16 – 2/28/17 7241 subscribers

As you can see from 2007 to 2013 I hardly got any subscribers because I wasn’t focused video marketing and I wasn’t uploading many videos. In January 2013 I purchased a video traffic course called Video Traffic Academy which is currently unavailable.

After studying the course I started uploading videos every now and then. So I only got 357 subscribers from April 2013 to April 2014. Video marketing was still not much of my focus.

It was only after April 2014 that I began uploading videos twice a week. As a result I received 2620 subscribers in one year. This could be viewed as a very slow YouTube channel growth rate compared to other channels which are receiving 1000s of subscribers every month.

The following year I doubled my subscriber rate and got 5591 subscribers. From April 2016 to Feb 28 2017 I received over 7200 subscribers. Currently I’m on track to double my subscriber rate from last year.

Here are the 7 lessons I learned about the growth rate of my YouTube channel and how you can apply them to the growth of your own channel:

1. Channel growth rate is very slow at the beginning
Channel growth is like a seed. You won’t see it’s full potential until its reached maturity. If you nourish it with the right elements it will blossom into something beautiful channel that you will be proud of.

Therefore don’t get discouraged by the lack of views to your videos or the number of subscribers to your channel. Instead focus on uploading new videos every week even if you don’t feel like it and believe that your channel will be a success. Keep in mind that what you do every week matters more than what you do every once in a while.

2. Channel growth rate increases with upload frequency
The more videos you upload, the more traffic you will receive. As your channel grows more videos will appear in the suggested, recommended and related video sections.

3. Channel growth rate increases as video quality improves
Continually look for ways to improve the quality of your videos.

Here are some suggestions…

  • Grab the attention of your viewers at the beginning of your video
  • Make use of cards, end screens and annotations to encourage interactivity
  • Ask people to subscribe in the video
  • Improve the quality of your thumbnails so they are easy to view on mobile devices and in the search engine listings
  • Create video content that your target audience wants to watch
  • Experiment with creating different types of videos such as how-to, storyline, case studies
  • Compare making short videos with longer videos to see which one gains the most traction.

4. Promote your video within the first 48 hours
If your video gains a ton of traffic within the first 48 hours of you uploading it, it will often appear on the first page of Google or YouTube. After that your video rankings will dance around a bit before Google decides on a more stable position. This often called the Google dance.

5. Improve view duration
One of the main ranking factors of YouTube is watch time. For example if the average view duration is 60% then this video will rank higher than a similar video which has a view duration of only 20%…even if it gets more views. Therefore look for different ways to improve the retention rate of your videos.

6. Don’t compare your growth with the growth of other channels
Comparing your success with other’s success will only kill your inspiration and motivation. Every channel is completely different. No one has exactly the same content. We all have different personalities, equipment, and editing styles. Most importantly we all have different target audiences.
Trying to be like someone else is a waste of the person you are. Just give your best and forget the rest because there’s always someone else who is doing better than you.

7. Know your target audience
If you can tap into what your target audience wants, you’ll attract the right traffic. One way to do this is to type your seed keyword into Google or YouTube and look at the keywords and keyword phrases that are being suggested. Create video content based around these suggestions. Another method is to ask subscribers what kind of content they would like to see you cover.

Bonus Tip
Don’t get affected by negative comments

“You can’t change the forces of the wind but you can change the setting of your own sail.” This means if somebody doesn’t like your message, just let them be. Life isn’t about pleasing everybody. So just be yourself and enjoy your own journey.

Let me ask you an important question..
What lesson have you learned that has contributed to the growth of your YouTube channel? Post your answer in the comments below. I’d love to read them.

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YouTube Hacks To Grow Your Channel – Top 12

Are you tired of not seeing the growth that
you expected from your YouTube channel?

Perhaps you’re only getting a small number of views to your video but you expect more. My experience is that YouTube channel growth rate is slow at the beginning but speeds up as time passes.

Here are my Top 12 YouTube Hacks to grow your channel

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1. Organize your channel homepage
More people will subscribe to your channel if you’ve correctly optimized your channel home page. Make sure your channel banner, your channel icon your channel trailer and your about page clearly shows what your content is all about. Organize your playlists into sections so your visitors will want to watch related videos. YouTube rewards channels where people watch more of your videos in succession. This is called session time.

2. Create a series playlist
A series playlist allows you to mark your playlist as an official set of videos that should be watched together. Adding your video to a series playlist allows other videos in your playlist to be featured and recommended. YouTube will use this information to modify how videos will be presented and discovered.

Your video can only be added to one series playlist so make sure you don’t add to another playlist otherwise you won’t be able to save it.

3. Use end screens and annotations to increase engagement
Look at the retention rate of videos in YouTube analytics to see if people stop watching your videos after a certain period of time. If you notice that they are dropping off at the beginning of your video add a card, annotation or graphic to keep them engaged.

3. Remind viewers to subscribe
Ask viewers to subscribe at the beginning and/or end of your video. Also give them a reason to subscribe instead of just telling them to watch more of your videos. End screens will enable you to add your profile picture or logo at the end of your video so you get more people to subscribe.

4. Add a branding watermark
Did you know you can add a small branding icon at the bottom right of all the videos you’ve uploaded to your channel within a few seconds. When someone clicks on this watermark, a subscribe button will pop-up. You have the option to make the watermark appear throughout the video, at the beginning of the video, or even a custom start time. Click the card icon to watch my branding watermark tutorial.

5. Embed a subscribe link
If you add ?sub_confirmation=1 to the end of your channel URL, a subscribe button will pop-up. You can embed this special URL to your blog, to your video description, social media sites, and other properties on the net to get people to subscribe off YouTube.

6. Experiment with creating longer videos to increase watch time
Watch time is one of the main ranking factors on YouTube. So if somebody watches 50% of a 5 minute video it will potentially rank higher than if they just watched 20% of the same video. Therefore look for ways to maintain your viewers’ attention throughout the video to improve watch time.

7. Create a unique tag for your own channel
then use that tag for all the videos that you upload.

When someone watches one of your videos, suggested videos will appear on the right side of the page. This will encourage people to watch more of the videos on your channel which improves watch time.

8. Create your own custom thumbnails
Instead of using the auto-generated thumbnails that YouTube displays next to your videos, create a custom thumbnail that stands out in the search engines. One way to make your thumbnail unique is to include a picture of yourself. Also make sure that the text is large enough so people can easily read it on their mobile phones.

I use software called YouTube Thumbnail Creator
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9. Interact with your audience
Reply to the comments of people who have watched your videos by answering their questions and thanking them. This will encourage them to comment on future videos you upload if you continue to provide valuable content.

10. Consistency
YouTube will send more traffic to your channel if you upload videos on a consistent basis. Try to upload at least one new video every week, the more the better.

11. Repurpose your video content
Besides promoting your videos to social media sites, expand the reach of your audience by converting your videos to other formats.

Here are some 7 examples of what you can do:
* Transcribe your video content and upload your transcript to your blog.
* Extract the audio from your video and convert it into a podcast and share it on podcast directories.
* Convert your content to a PDF file and share it on document sharing sites
* Include your channel URL in your email signature
*Use your content to do a live stream on YouTube or Facebook
* Convert your content into slides and do a powerpoint presentation for a webinar

12. Track the performance of your videos
Visit YouTube Analytics to monitor how the top 10 videos are performing. Specifically observe how long viewers are watching your video. If they are leaving after a few seconds, work on improving the retention rate.

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YouTube Growth Mindset Mistakes To Avoid & How To Solve Them

Growing a successful channel requires the right mindset otherwise you’ll fall prey to the common mistakes that cause YouTubers to lose motivation and give up.

Here are the 10 common YouTube Growth Mindset Mistakes to avoid
that will help with the growth of your channel.

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1. Inadequate vision
If you don’t have a clear vision for your channel it will be difficult to keep going when you encounter difficulties. Channel growth requires a lot of hard work and sometimes you don’t feel inspired to create new content. For example the reason that I upload new video content every week is to help as many people as possible. When more of my videos get discovered on Google and YouTube I reach more people. The accumulated revenue from my videos also increases.

2. Lack of specific goals
Goals provide a road map for success. Unless you know where you want to go and how to get there it will take a longer to get to your destination. For example one of my goals for this year is to attain 10,000 new subscribers. To make this happen I have to plan out my content ahead of time so I can upload new content on a regular basis.

3. Lack of belief
Faith is the things hoped for but not yet seen. When starting a YouTube channel it’s hard to imagine becoming successful..whatever success means to you. If you absolutely believe that your channel will be successful and maintain this mindset during the growth of your channel, you’ll make it happen.

4. Negative thoughts
Negative thoughts can easily destroy or limit your vision, motivation and passion. For example, if one of your videos received little or no views more dislikes than likes, it would be easy to just throw in the towel and give up thinking that this is just a “waste of my time.”

One of the ways to conquer these thoughts is to surround yourself with positive people who have gone through similar struggles and experiences. You’ll be able to get their positive support. One of the ways to do this is to start or join a Facebook group with people who share the same goals.

Another great way to stop the negative thoughts that occupy your mind is to go and help somebody. When you help someone solve one of their problems it stops you thinking about the negative thoughts that reside in your mind.

5. Lack of confidence
This is similar to having negative thoughts. For example you may not have the confidence to appear in front of a camera because you think you’re too ugly or don’t have a good enough voice. Then someone says “don’t worry about what you look or sound like because people are more interested in the message that you’re trying to convey.” So after going ahead and creating a few videos and getting positive feedback you’ve overcome your lack of confidence.

6. Indecision
Sometimes I wonder to myself if I should upload a video I just wrote a script for. If my indecision gets prolonged for few days it negatively affects my ability to get things done because it occupies space in my mind. I find it’s better to make a decision quickly so I don’t suffer “paralysis of analysis.”

7. Comparing yourself to others
The growth of your channel may be very slow compared to similar channels that offer the same content. They may be getting 1000s of views and subscribers. Instead of comparing your channel with theirs, just be yourself and enjoy your own journey.

Avoid measuring their success against your success because you don’t know the circumstances that are behind their channel. For example I may have built a relationship with a popular person on the Net who has millions of followers. So avoid comparing yourself with others and trust in your own journey.

8. Absence of authenticity
If you try to be like somebody else you won’t be true to yourself. Every person is unique and has their own talents and abilities that can contribute to making the world a better place. People will connect with your uniqueness that they won’t find anywhere else. Don’t worry about the haters or the people that dislike you because you’re not going to please everyone.

9. Lack of consistency
YouTube rewards channels that upload videos on a consistent basis by giving them views and subscribers. Make a committment to upload at least one new video every week. Create an ongoing list of new video ideas so you can upload new videos ahead of schedule. If you commit to this plan you’ll always have a new video ready to upload even if you’re on holiday get sick or don’t feel creative.

10. Not having fun
You’ve probably heard of the proverb “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” If you’re not having fun creating new content on a consistent basis, you’ll soon lose motivation and inspiration and want to give up. Therefore make sure you create content that people want to watch.

For example I get inspired when someone tells me I’ve solved one of their problems that they have been struggling with for several days. One way to attract these types of people to your channel is to create videos based on the keywords that people are searching on in Google and YouTube.

Another method is to create videos that answer the questions that people leave in the comments, on forums and in groups.

That’s it!
Now you know the 10 YouTube Growth
Mindset Mistakes and how to solve them.

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How To Become Successful On YouTube

Let me ask you a question.. will you still be successful on YouTube
if you don’t have millions of views and subscribers?

Whether you’re just starting a YouTube channel or have been
building it for a while it still may not feel like it’s a success.

When I seriously started focusing on building my channel several years ago it was slow going because I wasn’t getting many viewers or subscribers. If I compared my channel with other channels that got millions of views and subscribers in the same period, I’d get depressed and lose motivation.

So what does success on YouTube look like?

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Long term success
Long term success depends on the purpose and goals of your channel. For instance the purpose of my channel is to help others grow their YouTube channels. If I can help one person solve a problem with their channel I claim that as a success.

One of the long term main goals for my YouTube channel is to build a traffic machine that continuously generates views, subscribers, leads and sales. The beauty of this machine is that it functions on autopilot. As my channel continues to grow my traffic stream gets wider and stronger. This means I don’t have to waste time and money running ads to promote my products or affiliate products.

Short Term Success
Short term successes come in many forms. Here are a few examples…

  • Helping someone solve one of their problems
  • Gaining new subscribers to my channel
  • Receiving views to my videos
  • Receiving feedback in the comments to one of my videos

Ongoing Success
This refers to the ongoing feedback I get by continually creating, uploading, optimizing and promoting my videos. Even though It involves a great investment of time and energy I get tremendous satisfaction after completing the process.

Here are some examples of ongoing successes
I receive on a daily basis:

  • Receiving a comment that says I helped someone
  • Figuring out a new factor that brings more engagement to my videos
  • Coming up with new channel content that speaks to my audience
  • Writing an email message to my subscribers that helps
    them grow their channel
  • Getting one new subscriber
  • Making new connections
  • Generating sales from my own products and
    affiliate products I recommend
  • Achieving higher conversions by tweaking my sales funnel

Here are my 10 tips to become successful on YouTube
1. Define the purpose of your channel
2. Define your target audience
3. Set weekly, monthly, and yearly goals
4. Organize your channel home page so new visitors will want to subscribe
and returning subscribers will want to get new content
5. Optimize your videos so they get discovered on Google and YouTube
6. Constantly look for new ways to improve the quality of your videos
7. Keep a constant upload schedule
8. Interact with your audience on youtube by replying to their comments
9. Promote your videos outside YouTube
10. Track the performance of your videos using YouTube analytics

Keep these 4 important things in mind
1. Believe you will be successful
2. Don’t compare your success with somebody elses success. Their definition of success may be different to .just be yourself & enjoy your own journey.
3. Celebrate your small successes because they’ll lead to your long term success
4. Success on YouTube is a marathon not a sprint. It may be slow going at the beginning but speeds up as time passes.

So be patient and don’t give up!

That’s it!
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How To Get Your YouTube Videos Noticed – My Top 10 Tips

How the heck do you get your YouTube videos noticed when
YouTube receives over 30 million visitors per day?

It’s easy to get discouraged when your newly uploaded videos receive
little or no views and other channels receive thousands or millions of views.

Your video won’t get discovered on YouTube or Google if you haven’t
optimized it or promoted it correctly after it’s been uploaded.

Here are my top 10 tips to get your youtube videos noticed:

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1. Rename your video file
When you first create your video file, it will be named something like ‘untitled.” The best practice is to rename your video file the same as you title your video . Make sure it includes some of your main keywords.

2. Optimize video file properties

  • Before you upload your video file, include the
    appropriate info in your file properties
  • On the MAC just right click the video file,
    click get info and fill out the video properties
  • On a PC just right click to view the video file properties,
    add a title, subtitle, tags and add a comment.


3. Optimize your title
Create a short catchy title that includes your main keyword or keyword phrase that you wish to target. For example if you’ve created a video for beginner dog trainers your title could be “dog training for beginners” Notice how I included dog training at the beginning of my title. Keep your titles within 70 characters, including spaces. Although YouTube has a 100-character limit for its titles, anything longer than 70 characters will be chopped off in the search results.

4. Write a clear description
This is where you describe the content of your video and include social media links and links to related videos. Keep in mind that only the first few lines of your description will appear under your video unless they click “show more” to view the rest of the description. Therefore make sure you describe your video in the first 2 lines and include a full video link to your landing page.
Include the rest of the space in the box to expand on your description, include links to your social media sites, a subscribe link, any related video URLs and a strong call to action. One thing I often do to fill out the description is to just include a transcript of your video content.

5. Select the right category
Select the category relevant to the video content that you’re uploading. If you’re consistently uploading content based on a specific theme, always select the same category. Currently you can select from 15 different categories. Simply select one of the categories for all your future uploads so you can forget about it.

6. Include relevant tags
Tags help your videos get discovered in the search engines so include relevant tags that relate to your video content. Usually I just include my video title in the first tag followed by related keyword phrases for the other tags. Use compound keywords in the first set of tags followed by singular keywords in the other tags. A great way to get your video seen in suggested videos is to include your channel username in one of your tags.

7. Transcribe your video content
When you add a transcript of your video content, YouTube will add captions at the bottom of your video. This helps people who can’t hear or understand what you’re saying to understand the message that you’re trying to convey in your video. This is because Google and YouTube can read the text file.

8. Add your video to a relevant playlist
If you sort your videos into relevant playlists, most of your videos will get seen because they relate to the same topic. It also encourages people to watch multiple videos. For example, I have a series of videos that show how to grow your youtube channel. Each time I create a video related to that topic I add it to the playlist.

Make sure you optimize your playlist by adding your title, description and appropriate thumbnail. If you create an official playlist it will get more traffic than a regular playlist.

9. Create an attractive thumbnail
YouTube automatically generates thumbnails for your videos. People scanning the listings on Google will be more inclined to click on an image than to click on a text listing. This is like having a free ad for your video. If you want your thumbnail to stand out in the search engines then create an attractive thumbnail that is unique to your channel.

10. Promote your videos
Sharing your videos outside of YouTube will expand your audience. Make sure you share your video on your social media sites and embed it on your own website or blog. Include your YouTube channel link in your email signature a well as highlighting it on your business cards.

The more your video link gets discussed and shared by yourself, your friends and contacts, the wider its reach and impact will be.

Bonus Tip
Track video performance

Monitoring the performance of your current videos will show you which areas you need to improve. Visit YouTube analytics in your channel dashboard to view the behavior of people watching your videos. For example, if you notice that people are dropping off at the beginning of your video, try asking a question to grab their attention followed by the meat of your content.

Make use of graphics, cards, end screens and annotations to keep your viewers engaged throughout your video. Most of all, your content should be high quality so people will want to subscribe to your channel and receive notifications of new material every week.

Now you know how to get your YouTube videos seen or noticed on youtube so you can get more views and subscribers on autopilot.

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