YouTube Subscriber Count…Down | Why Am I Losing Subscribers?

I lost 160 subscribers this month compared to last month.

What’s going on?

Watch the video below to discover why your subscriber count dropped, how to compare last month’s subscription status with this month’s subscription status, how subscribers work, how to view your most recent subscriber count, and how to fix the problems associated with subscribers not receiving notifications.

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Let me ask you a question…
Have you ever experienced your subscriber count dropping or changing?Post your answer in the comments below. I’d love to read them and I’m sure others would too.

Here are some reasons why a subscriber count may be dropping.

  1. It’s normal to see fluctuations in your subscriber count from month to month.
    Viewers will subscribe and unsubscribe depending on the content that you produce. If it’s content that they love to watch and it resonates with them, they’ll probably subscribe. If you suddenly upload content that’s vastly different to the previous content, you might lose subscribers.
  2. YouTube removes spam subscribers.
    Sometimes you’ll see a noticeable decrease in your subscriber count as YouTube removes spam subscriptions. YouTube regularly verifies the legitimacy of accounts and actions on your channel. Spam subscribers tend to hide their behavior and subscribe to a variety of channels.
  3. YouTube removes closed accounts from your channel.
    Affected accounts can either be closed by the user or terminated by YouTube because they violated YouTube’s policies like sub for sub. When someone closes their Google account, they don’t exist anymore on YouTube. This means I don’t count toward your subscriber count. The same applies to spam accounts. They don’t contribute towards your subscriber count on your channel.

    Another factor is the pandemic.
    At the beginning of the pandemic, I got a ton more subscribers than I usually get because many people were working from home. Now that many people have returned to work, I get much less subscribers than at the beginning of the pandemic.

Here’s how to compare the number of subscribers you gained last month compared to this month.

Click your profile icon, click “YouTube Studio”, click “analytics”, click “advanced mode”, click “subscription status”, click “compare to”, select “period over period”. On the left here, it says the “last 28 days” from September 1st to September 28th.

In custom, I’ve got August 4th to 31st, so I’m going to change that. Click “custom”, August 1st to August 28th. Click “apply”. Number of people not subscribed, 289,079 compared to August, 285,798. The number of people that subscribed in September, 5,998. Number of people that subscribed in August, 6,138. Let’s check the calculator. 6,138-5,998 equals– My monthly subscriber rate is down 140 subscribers compared to the month before.

What’s going on?

When you subscribe to a channel, you’ll see new videos in your subscription’s feed. They’ll also appear on your home screen at youtube.com or on the YouTube app along with recommendations for channels and videos that you’re interested in. When a viewer first joins YouTube, their subscription status is set to private by default.

Keep in mind that email notifications for new video uploads, live streams, and premieres went away August 13th, 2020. YouTube decided to do away with email notifications because not many people were opening their emails. The good thing is you’ll still be notified on mobile via the YouTube app and on your desktop computer via the Chrome browser if you have notifications turned on.

If you go to YouTube “dashboard” and look under “channel analytics”, you see your current subscribers for your channel, the number of subscribers you’ve gained in the last 28 days. If you scroll down, you’ll see a “recent subscribers” card. If you click “see all”, you’ll see the 100 most recent people that have subscribed to your channel. You’ll see the date they subscribed and the subscriber count. You can also change it from last 90 days to 7, 28, 365, or even lifetime.

Understanding Your Subscriber Count

Your subscriber count reflects how many people are following the content on your YouTube channel. Your audience will only see a shortened version of your subscriber count. The public subscriber count is shortened depending on the number of subscribers of your YouTube channel. Here’s a chart showing your public subscriber counts. For example, if you have less than 1,000 subscribers, then your public subscriber count updates for every one new subscriber

Did you know that YouTube also rounds off the subscriber count to the public?

Here’s a chart to show how your subscriber count will be displayed publicly. For example, if your channel has 1,234 subscribers, then your public subscriber count is 1.23K subscribers. Your next public subscriber count will be 1.24K subscribers. For example, the public subscriber count for my YouTube channel is 74.1K subscribers. If I log into my YouTube dashboard, the subscriber count is a little different, 74,191 subscribers.

How To View Your Live Subscriber Count on YouTube

Social Blade is a great website to see the live subscriber count for your YouTube channel. Just enter your YouTube channel name in the search box then click “live subscriber count“. You’ll also be able to get future subscriber count projections for your channel. Later on, I’ll share three hot tips about how you can attract more subscribers.

How To Fix Problems With Subscribers Not Receiving Notifications

If subscribers are not receiving notifications of your new video uploads, then they won’t be watching your videos and you won’t receive as many views.

Here are some things to check….

  1. Ask viewers to check their settings.
    Almost all notification issues are caused by viewer notification settings. To check your notifications, log to YouTube channel and click on “settings” and then “notifications” or you can go to youtube.com/account_notifications. Enable desktop notifications if you want notifications in your browser from Chrome. Enable all the notifications under “your preferences”.
  2. Notify subscribers when uploading videos.
    When you upload a video, check the box that says “publish to the subscriptions feed and allow notifications to subscribers”. You might also want to check “allow embedding”.

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  3. Check how often you’ve posted in the last 24 hours.
    Viewers receive a maximum of three new video notifications in a 24-hour period.
  4. Avoid publishing videos in bulk.
    If you publish more than three videos in a short period of time, YouTube may temporarily stop sending notifications for 24 hours. Bulk publishing videos may overwhelm the notification systems in YouTube. If you publish multiple videos at a time, try setting them with private first and then publish them at different times.
  5. Keep videos public after publishing.
    It typically takes 10 to 20 minutes for notifications to be sent. If you quickly change your video’s privacy setting to private, then YouTube will stop sending notifications. Viewers get a maximum of three notifications in a 24-hour period. This includes video uploads, premieres, and live streams. You can only send one community post notification in a three-day period.
  6. Viewers have their device notifications turned off.
    Viewers may not be aware they’ve turned off notifications on their device settings. These settings will override the settings on the YouTube app. Also to turn off Chrome notifications in the settings, then will override the YouTube settings for Chrome notifications.

Here are 3 hot tips to attract more subscribers.

  1. Create content that your audience is interested in.
    To do that, create videos on keyword phrases that people are typing into the search engines.
  2. Create an eye-catching thumbnail.
    If your viewers don’t click on your thumbnail, they’re not going to watch your video and if they don’t watch your video, you’re not going to get any new subscribers.
  3. Create an engaging video.
    If you want to get free promotion from YouTube with your videos appear on YouTube search and “suggested videos”, then you have to create a video that’s engaging for your audience. If you get a high click-through rate and a higher watch time, you’ll increase the probability of your video appearing in “suggested videos”.

Have you noticed that sometimes your YouTube notifications are not working? If that’s a yes, watch my next video on Why YouTube Notifications are Not Working and How to Fix It.

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How To Use TubeBuddy To Get Subscribers On YouTube (TOP 7 WAYS)

I’m going to show you the top 7 ways to use TubeBuddy to get more subscribers on YouTube. You’ll learn how to find the best keywords to rank your videos, how to save time by finding the most relevant tags, how to share your videos to get more views, and how to check your rankings in the search engines.

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What’s the one feature you use the most on TubeBuddy? Post your answer in the comments below. I’d love to read them and I’m sure others would too.

TubeBuddy Keyword Explorer

I use the keyword explorer tool from TubeBuddy to quickly find the correct keywords for every video that I uploaded. After you’ve installed TubeBuddy, you’ll see a TubeBuddy icon at the top of the page when you’re logged into YouTube channel. Click the TubeBuddy icon. Click Launch Keyword Explorer Now. Enter the keyword phrase in the search box, how to find a YouTube video. Immediately, you’ll get the autocomplete suggestions from YouTube search.

First, I’m going to explore the keyword phrase, how to find a YouTube video. Click Explore. Overall score is fair, 28 out of a 100, so it’s not really good. It would be hard to rank for that one, but search volume is fair. Competition is fair. Optimization strength is excellent. Number of videos in search results, 152 million. Number of monthly searches, 300 searches per month, so that’s pretty good, but obviously, this keyword phrase is too competitive.

Over here on the right, we’ve got related searches, which are long-tail keyword phrases that are less competitive. I’m going to select how to find a YouTube video you can’t remember the name of. Now, I have an overall score of excellent, 100 out of 100. Search volume is excellent. Competition, good. Optimization strength, excellent. Number of videos in search results, 52.1 million, so that’s much better than 150 million.

I can also check the top results in YouTube search if I click on results. The number one video is my video, which I did several months ago, how to find YouTube video without knowing the name of, currently ranks number one in YouTube search. If I scroll down, I’ll find another one of my videos that’s ranked on the first page of YouTube, and no other videos have that same keyword phrase as the title. It says here I own two of 40 search results out of 52.1 million YouTube search results. If I hover over Action, I can add to a topic planner, optimize in SEO studio, copy to the clipboard. Now, I’m going to optimize it in SEO studio.

SEO Studio

I’ve got the title and description. I highly recommend adding a more descriptive paragraph in the description, so you can improve your TubeBuddy SEO score. I already got my tags according to relevance, so that saves a lot of time. If I click on the thumbnail, then I can see all the thumbnails of the top videos and what I’m competing against.

I can upload a custom thumbnail that competes and looks better than the current ones that are there. TubeBuddy also gives you some thumbnail tips such as use bright colors and high contrasting images, include a close up of a human face, ensure text is large enough to read on any device, use fonts and colors and shapes that are consistent with your brand. If I click apply to video, then it says, “Great job. Your optimized title, description, tags are ready. Apply this optimization to a video later.” I can save it as a draft or apply it immediately to the video that I’m creating.

You can see that TubeBuddy has saved me a ton of time by looking for the correct keyword phrase and optimizing my YouTube video.

Did you know you can even save more time with TubeBuddy by researching your keywords directly from your video watch page?
If I enter my keyword phrase, how to find a YouTube video in the YouTube search box, I immediately see these statistics in search explorer on the right here. I’ve got the keyword score, I’ve got the keyword stats, I’ve got related searches, and I’ve got the most used tags.

If I click on one of these related searches, I get the same excellent score as before. If I click keyword stats, I get most views, least views, keyword in title, keyword in description, keyword in tags, top channel, and videos I own.

Here’s my video rank number one for the search phrase, how to find a YouTube video without knowing the name.

Videolytics

If I quickly want to view the stats for this video, I can just use Videolytics. I’ve got a summary here of the total views, comments and likes, got the SEO stats, social stats, and channel stats. I also got the tags for this video, which I can copy. I can also show the search rankings.

These are all the green marks here showing that this video is ranked number one in YouTube search and number two in YouTube search for those particular keyword phrases. I can copy those tags and use them for future videos. I can quickly view the stats for any video I see on YouTube.

What if I want to compare this video with another video?
Click the Compare tab. I can compare this video to this channel’s most popular video, which is my own channel, my channel’s most popular video, a specific video so I can just put the URL on there, and I can also autorun a comparison on the video watch page.

With this Videolytics comparison tool, I can quickly compare a video I’m researching with one of my own videos. It’s a great way to save time doing competition research, so you can quickly compare your video with another video and decide if your video will rank for that particular keyword phrase. If I click on the tools tab, I can quickly check the search rankings. It shows the search results in YouTube search. If I click on share tracker, I can quickly share my video on any of these social media sites.

If I click on Vid2Vid promotion, then I can share this video in the descriptions of all the other videos on my channel.

If I click advanced embed, then I can embed this video on my website or on a blog with this embed code. I have all these options to play the video from a particular start time to an end time. I can select the embedded video size. I can play the video from start time to an end time. I can autoplay the video, loop the video.

Loop video is a great option for embedding the video on your website or blog because the video will continue playing over and over instead of showing unrelated videos at the end of the video. Auto-hide the play bar, disable the play controls, disable the fullscreen, do modest branding, disable keyboard controls, force closed captions, enable advanced privacy mode, enable JavaScript API.

A/B Split Testing For Thumbnails

The thumbnails determine if a viewer will watch your video. If they don’t click on the thumbnail, then they won’t see the video and you’ve wasted a ton of time. The thumbnail that you spent hours creating and fell in love with may not do as well as another thumbnail that you only spent a few hours on.

How do you know? This is where the thumbnail split testing feature will determine which thumbnail gets you the most traffic.

Click the TubeBuddy icon. Click Website Tools. Click A/B Tests. As you can see, I’m split testing multiple thumbnails for different videos here. If I click on this one, I’ve got the original thumbnail here and the variation thumbnail here. The data analysis says based on the total number of impressions and clicks, we are 87.49% sure that your variation thumbnail performs better than the original. As you can see here, the variation thumbnail, I’ve got a higher click-through rate, my impressions and clicks, and more watch time.

The conclusion is that based on the click-through rate, the variation version of your video outperformed your original by 51.31%. For this video, the variation click-through rate was 13.8% higher than the original. If we want to split test a new video, I’ll just click Create AB Test and I just select the video. I can do a thumbnail test or metadata test.

As you can see, the thumbnail split testing feature in TubeBuddy is very handy to split test different thumbnails to see which one gets you the most traffic.

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Translate Title and Description

If you want your content to reach a global audience, I highly recommend translating your title, description and tags into a different language. Here’s how to do it. Select the video from your videos tab. I’ll click on this one. Now, I’m using the editing feature, so scroll down to the bottom. Here, you’ve got your tag tools, so I can copy the tags, sort the tags, import tags, translate, and also use the keyword explorer from here.

I’m going to click on translate. Here it shows the top languages spoken by my channel’s audience. I’ve got English, Hindi, Filipino, Arabic, and Punjabi. Here’s all my tags for the video. If I want to translate these tags into Hindi, I just select my language from over here, select Hindi, and now, it’s translated my tags into Hindi. I can do the same for any of these particular languages. Here’s how to translate your video title and description using TubeBuddy. Click Subtitles. Click Add Language. Select the language you want to translate your video into. I’m going to select Hindi. Under title and description, click Add, click Translate.

Now, you can see that my title and description have been translated into Hindi, and just click Publish. Now, you can see under title and description that my video is being translated into Hindi and English. If you want your content to reach a larger audience, consider translating your title description and tags into different languages.

Search Rank Tracking

I showed you previously where your video tags rank in YouTube search by TubeBuddy placing a green icon next to your tags. The search ranking tool from TubeBuddy will show you the rankings of your videos in YouTube search results and also Google Search.

Click the TubeBuddy icon, click Website Tools, click Search Rank Tracking. This page shows all your ranking reports. I’m going to click re-generate ranking report. This can take several minutes. For this keyword phrase how to translate youtube videos to English. This video ranks number two on YouTube and number one on Google Search. For this video how to rank in youtube browse features ranks number one on YouTube and number three on Google Search.

If you want to track more keyword phrases just click Keywords to Track, click Add Keywords, just enter my keyword phrase, and there, and then click Save. Keep in mind you have to upgrade to a paid version to use the search engine ranking tracker. The start option gives you five keyword phrases, the legend version gives you 50 keyword phrases. The great benefit of the Search Rank Tracking feature is that it shows you the rankings in both YouTube and Google Search.

Promo Materials

TubeBuddy provides multiple ways you can share the links from your video or channel on your social media sites or website. You don’t have to waste time creating all the different links that you need.

Click the TubeBuddy icon, click Website Tools, click Promo Materials. This is my most recent upload link so I can share this on Instagram, Facebook, et cetera. This is an embed link for my most recent upload. I can paste this URL embed code to always have my latest YouTube video load on my website.

This is a link to my most popular upload, this is the channel page link so I can direct people to my YouTube channel page. Use this link for a pop-up subscribe link so direct people to the YouTube channel page and display the subscribe to channel pop-up.

Here’s a direct link to my latest video, a link to my high-resolution thumbnail, link to my channel art, link to my channel thumbnail, and here’s the embed code which I’m going to add to my website or blog to always showcase my most recent video.

I can give out this RSS feed link to people who want to subscribe to my channel via an RSS reader. Hey, Herman, which link do you use the most? The link that I use the most is a subscription pop-up link for my channel page. You see the pop-up subscribe box asking people to subscribe.

Do you want to know how to get free YouTube promotion so you can grow your channel fast? If that’s yes, watch my next video on how to get free promotion from YouTube.

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How To Get 70k Subscribers On YouTube (Top 5 Lessons Learned)

Today, I discuss my Top 5 Lessons on how to get 70,000 subscribers on YouTube.

If you implement the top 5 lessons, you’ll experience growth on your YouTube channel, resulting in more views and subscribers.

That’s what you want, isn’t it?

Let me ask you a question…. What’s the one biggest mistake you’ve made while growing your YouTube channel? Post your answer in the comments below. I’d love to read them, and I’m sure others would too.

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My Top 5 Lessons To Get 70,000 Subscribers

  1. Mindset.
    You got to have a vision for your channel, just like I have a vision that there’s a destination at the end of the bike path. Many YouTubers start their YouTube channel as a hobby, but as they go forward, they want to develop into a business and make money from it. That’s why it’s good to have a long-term strategy for your channel, so you can make a business out of it, make money from it and generate leads, sales, et cetera.

    When I began my channel, I just made tutorials because I was into web design. As I created more videos, I developed a passion for creating new content. I wanted to make more videos about tutorials for YouTube, because people are asking questions about how to make a channel for YouTube, how to optimize a channel, et cetera. That’s why I got into it more full-time.

    It’s always good to have goals such as long-term goals and short-term goals. For example, a long-term goal might be to make 50,000 subscribers by the end of the year. A short-term goal might be to achieve 5,000 subscribers per month.

    Another mindset that is critical for developing YouTube channel is to not compare yourself with other channels. If you compare yourself with the competitors, then you might not be doing as well as your competitors and you’ll lose the joy of participating in your channel. It’s better to focus on being the best you can be and try to develop your techniques, your strategies, upgrade your gear, et cetera.

    Another mindset that is critical to developing YouTube channel is to be consistent. You don’t want to just upload videos whenever you feel like it, but have a regular schedule like once or twice a week. For example, I’ve been uploading videos two or three times a week for several years. As a result, I’ve been able to achieve over 70,000 subscribers, and my channel is still growing rapidly.

    Another mindset is to tap into the mind of your ideal viewers. You always should be thinking about how can you create content that your audience is interested in. Once in a while, you can just create content that you’re interested in, but mostly you want to serve your subscribers and your future viewers.

    Instead of focusing on the numbers, focus on creating good content for your future viewers. Most of all, you’ve got to be patient and enjoy the journey, because there’s lots of ups and downs when you might lose focus or lose momentum or lose motivation, but then you still got to keep going.

    If you have the right mindset at the beginning, it’ll be easy to create videos over the next few years. YouTube has a long-term commitment, so you got to be there for the long-term and be consistent if you’re going to make it on YouTube.

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  2. Audience.
    You got to know your target audience. As I mentioned before, you got to think about who is your ideal subscriber, like how old they are, what country they’re from, what are their interests, what is the content that they wish to watch. Then it’s easier to create content that they wish to watch.

    Another thing you can do is reverse-engineer your competitors’ videos. If you look at the videos of your competitors, you can see which ones are getting lots of views and lots of subscribers. This will give you an idea of the kind of content that you may produce for your own channel, instead of just the channel.

    If you look at their videos that are getting tons of views, tons of comments and attracting lots of subscribers, you might want to think about making videos that are similar to those, but approaching it from it from a different angle.

    When you make videos, you always want to keep your audience in mind. Therefore, you want to find out what your audience is interested in. One of the ways to do this is to do keyword research.
  3. Keyword research.
    One of the most helpful tools that I’ve used over the years to grow my channel to over 70,000 subscribers is TubeBuddy. TubeBuddy gives you ability to research the correct keywords, to find the right tags, to check your rankings. Most of all, it saves you a ton of time when it comes to keyword research. The free version is very limited, so I highly recommend upgrading to a paid version.

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    The key with keyword research is to find keywords that have a high search volume and low competition. This makes them much easier to rank for on the first page of YouTube. Another thing that has helped to grow my channel is to look for hot trends in your niche. Sometimes there’s a trend that comes along that fits perfectly with your niche, then you want to jump on it and create one, two or three videos to capitalize on that particular content.
  4. Content organization.
    Try to keep a running list of ideas whenever you’re about. For instance, I keep a running list of ideas on my phone. From there, you can develop several scripts. I often batch script my videos, so I have videos ready to go for the future.

    Along with batch scripting, you can batch film. You can batch film two or three videos in a day, and this will avoid stress of creating new videos. Give that a try.

    Another thing you can do is keep your files organized, so that you can edit faster. For instance, your intro, your end screens you want to use over and over again. You can keep them in a separate folder and just drop them in on the timeline. This saves a ton of time.

    Another thing that I do is make lots of B-roll that is unique to my own style, instead of just using stock video footage. Whenever I’m out and about, what I tend to do is shoot a lot of B-roll, so I can put it in a B-roll folder and grab it whenever I need it to put it in my videos.

    I also store all my video content on external hard drives, so whenever I need to go back and redo a video, maybe a year or two later, because I’ve improved the quality, I can just take the same content and upgrade it, and make a new video out of it. This will save a ton of time looking for new ideas for future videos.
  5. Track video performance.
    If you track your traffic sources in YouTube Analytics, you can identify the videos that are doing the best on your channel. Once you identify the videos that are doing the best on your channel, you can make more of those type of videos, but approach them from a different angle.

    This is one of the best strategies I’ve used to grow my channel to over 70,000 subscribers.

    If you take a deep dive into your traffic sources in YouTube Analytics, you can find out exactly the pages that are attracting the most traffic to your channel.

    Most of my traffic comes from YouTube search and Google search, as well as suggested videos. Once you drill down into the data, you’re going to identify the videos that are getting the highest click-through rate, highest average view duration and highest audience retention.

    One of the great things about YouTube Analytics is to identify exactly the peaks and valleys of your audience retention. When you find a dip in your audience retention graph, you may have found that you’re saying something that your viewers don’t like.

    When you find a peak, then it might be something that your viewers really were interested in. Once you’ve identified the peaks and valleys of your audience retention graph, you can make small tweaks to improve each video that you upload.

    There’s a saying that says, “Small hinges swing big doors.” This means if you make small improvements to your videos, they can make a big difference to the growth of your channel.

Bonus Tip
Capture emails from when you first start your YouTube channel. This is a big mistake I made when I first began my YouTube channel. If you do this from the beginning, you can build a huge email list and recommend your products and services.

Monetizing your video and channel helps to support the equipment you need to grow your channel. Don’t rely upon monetization to make money from your channel. Instead, you can make much more money from affiliate programs and from promoting your own products and services.

How do you find keywords that have a high search volume and low competition so you can rank on the first page of YouTube?

Watch this video to discover how to find low-competition keywords.

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What Does Subscribe Mean On YouTube?

I invite people to subscribe to my YouTube channel every time I upload a new video, but what does it mean to subscribe on YouTube?

Here are some questions that I often get asked…
How do I subscribe?
Where can I find the channels that I’ve subscribed to?
Where do I see notifications of new content?
How do I know where people are subscribing from?

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When you subscribe to a channel it means that you’re interested in that content and want to be notified of new uploads from that channel owner.

Here’s how to subscribe to a new YouTube channel from your iPhone.

  • Tap YouTube app.
  • Search for the channel or video you wish to subscribe to.
  • Here is my channel, so if I wish to subscribe to this channel I just tap subscribe.
  • Now if you want to see notifications, tap the bell notification icon.
  • Notifications are off, so I tap it.
  • Tap allow notifications.
  • Now if I go back to the channel, tap bell I’ve got three options.
  • If I tap all, then I receive notifications for all uploads.
  • If I tap personalized I’ll receive notification for some uploads and live streams. This is based on my watch history and how often I watch videos from that channel.
  • None means I don’t receive any notifications from this channel.

    I highly recommend selecting all, so you can receive all notifications from the channel.

How To Subscribe From Watching A Video

  • If I’m watching a video, I can just tap the subscribe button under the video.
  • Tap the bell icon, then I can select all, personalized or none and that’s how you subscribe from the iPhone.

Here are instructions To Subscribe from Android

  • Open the YouTube app or go to m.youtube.com.
  • Sign in to YouTube.
    If you’re on the Home tab : – Below the video whose channel you want to subscribe to, tap the channel icon.
  • Tap Subscribe . If you’re watching a video whose channel you want to subscribe to: Below the video, tap Subscribe

How To View Notifications From Your iPhone

  • Tap the YouTube app.
  • Go down to the bottom of your screen.
  • At the bottom of the screen you’ve got notifications so just tap notifications.
  • Now I can view all the comments for my channel.

If you want to see your notifications on your desktop make sure you’re logged in to YouTube channel. Then go to youtube.com and click on the bell notifications icon and see my latest comments. You can also see more notifications.

You’ll no longer receive email notifications for channels you’ve subscribed to.

  • You’ll still get notified on your mobile phone via the YouTube app, on your desktop via the Chrome browser if you have notifications turned on.
  • If you haven’t turned on notifications for your channel, you can turn these on in notification settings. Click here to learn more about these notification settings.

How To View All Channels You’ve Subscribed To

  • Tap the YouTube app.
  • Tap subscriptions. Now you can see all the channels that you’ve subscribed to.
  • Make sure you’re logged into your YouTube account or Gmail account before you subscribe to another channel.
  • You can also subscribe to a channel by watching one of its videos.

Here’s how to check your subscriptions from you desktop computer

  • Click subscriptions on your left hand column.
    Now you’ll see all the channels you’ve subscribed to.

Here’s How To View ALL Channels You’ve Subscribed To

  • Log in to YouTube channel and go to YouTube studio.
  • Under recent subscribers click see all. I can see their channel, the date they subscribed, subscribe account and action.
  • You can select last 90 days, last 28 days, last seven days or lifetime.
  • Keep in mind this only includes people who have made their subscriptions public.

How To Check YouTube Subscription Sources

Subscription source refers to where people are subscribing from on your YouTube channel.

  • To check your subscriber sources log in to YouTube channel.
  • Click the profile icon.
  • Click on YouTube studio.
  • Click analytics.
  • Click see more.
  • If you click on subscription status, you’ll see that most people viewing my videos are non subscribed. 95.6% of the people viewing my videos are non subscribers.
  • If I click on subscription source, I can see all the pages where my subscribers are coming from. Also shows the total subscribers, the subscribers gained and subscribers lost. As you can see most of my subscribers come from my YouTube watch page. These are subscriptions from the subscribe button on the video watch pages.
  • Secondly is my YouTube channel. These are subscriptions from the subscribe button on my channel page.
  • Thirdly is interactive features. These are subscriptions from interactive features on videos such as end screens, branding watermarks or annotations.
  • Fourthly it’s YouTube search. These are subscriptions from search results based on these queries.
  • Fifth is from external. These are subscriptions from videos or subscribe buttons embedded on websites other than YouTube. If I click on external I can see that most of these come from Google. Smaller number comes from Bing, Yahoo search, Search my way and ask.com. Now you know where most of your subscribers are coming from.

Let me ask you a question, which source on your YouTube channel attracts the most subscribers?

Put your answer in the comments below. I’d love to read them and I’m sure others would too.

Here are 7 tips on how to attract more subscribers.

  1. Invite viewers to subscribe in your YouTube video.
    Instead of just telling them to subscribe, give them a strong reason why they should subscribe to your channel.
  2. Research the correct keywords.
    If you find keywords that have a good search volume and low competition, then you have a good chance of ranking for that particular keyword phrase. If you rank on the first page of YouTube, you’ll attract more views and subscribers to YouTube channel.
  3. Add a channel trailer.
    Your channel banner and channel trailer is the first thing people see when they visit your channel homepage. Create a short channel trailer that outlines the benefits of subscribing to YouTube channel.
  4. Add a subscribe watermark to all the videos across your channel.
    The subscribe watermark appears at the bottom right hand corner of each video on your channel.

    Click here to watch my video on how to create a subscribe watermark on YouTube.
  5. Add a subscribe link on your YouTube description.
    Add a subscribe link in the first three lines of your YouTube description so people can see it while they’re watching your video.
  6. Pin a subscribe link to the top of your comments.
    When viewers go to leave a comment under your video, they’ll see the subscribe link and be motivated to subscribe to your channel.
  7. Add a subscribe link to your channel banner.
    You can do this from the about page. Let me show you how it’s done.

    – Make sure you’re logged into YouTube channel.
    – Click customize channel.
    – Click the about link.
    – On your about page, I highly recommend describing what your channel is about so people will be inclined to subscribe to your channel.
    – You can change the description by just hovering over the description and clicking on the pencil icon.
    – When you’re finished, just click done.

How To Add A Subscribe Link To Your YouTube Channel Banner

  • Click the pencil icon,
  • Click add,
  • Place your link title (maximum of 30 characters), and your link URL to the right. I’ve done it already here where I’ve added subscribe to the left. Then I’ve put my special subscribe link to the right.
  • Just keep in mind you can only overlay five custom links on your YouTube channel banner.
  • When you’re finished, just click done.

    Now you can see that there’s five links overlaid on my channel banner. If I hover over the red icon, it says subscribe. If I click on it, I get the pop up subscribe box, which says, “Confirm Channel Subscription’. Are you sure you want to subscribe to Drost video?”

    All the person has to do is click the subscribe link.

How can you make a special YouTube subscribe link so you can add it to my website?

No worries, just watch my next video on how to make a YouTube subscribe link. A pop up subscribe box will appear when a viewer clicks on the link. They’ll immediately be subscribed to your channel.

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YouTube Notifications Not Working – How To Fix

Hey, YouTube. Why am I no longer receiving email notifications from my subscriptions?

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YouTube: If you’ve opted in to get emails from new uploads, live streams, premieres from channels you’ve subscribed to, these emails going away.

Herman: Thanks, YouTube, but my viewers need more clarification. In this video, I’m going to explain why YouTube notifications are not working, how to fix them and turn them on, how to manage YouTube notifications, and how to view subscribe notification metrics to see how many subscribers have been notified.

YouTube: Just want to remind you, you still get notifications on your mobile phone via the YouTube app or on the desktop via the Chrome browser if you have notifications turned on.

How To Turn On YouTuBe Notifications

  • Log into YouTube channel,
  • click on your profile icon,
  • click “Settings”, click “Notifications”.
  • At the top here it says, “Choose when and how to be notified. Select push and email notifications you’d like to receive.”
  • If you want to receive desktop notifications in your Chrome browser, move the slider to the right.
  • You get a pop-up box saying, “YouTube wants to show notifications,” and just click “Allow”.
  • I usually check all these preference boxes like subscriptions, “Notify me about activity from channels I’m subscribed to.”

YouTube: Keep in mind if you’ve opted in to receive emails for new uploads, live streams, premieres from channels you’ve subscribed to, these are all going away. You still get notified on your mobile phone through the YouTube app if you’ve turned on notifications for your phone. You can also get them on your desktop via the Chrome browser if you’ve turned on notifications.

  • Recommended videos, “Notify me of videos I might like based on what I watch.”
  • Activity on my channel, “Notify me about comments and other activity on my channel or videos.”
  • Activity on my comments, “Notify me about activity on my comments on others’ videos.
  • Replies to my comments, “Notify me about replies to my comments.”
  • Mentions, “Notify me when others mention my channel.”
  • Shared content, “Notify me when others share my content on their channel.”
  • Under “Email notifications”, turn on “Send me emails about my YouTube activity and updates I requested”. You also have the option to enable “General product updates” and “Your YouTube channel updates”. These are announcements and personalized tips.

Are you having any of these common issues?

  • I’m subscribed to a channel but not receiving notifications. I
  • ‘m receiving some but not all notifications.
  • I used to receive notifications but now I don’t.
  • I’m getting notifications but they’re not popping up on my screen.
  • I’m not receiving notifications at all, anywhere.
  • I want to get notifications from my Chrome browser.
  • I want to get email notifications. I’m going to hand this over to YouTube.

YouTube: Thanks, Herman. Let me see if I can help you out.

  1. Check the account you signed into. Click your profile icon, click “Switch account”. Make sure you’re signed in to the correct account.
  2. Check your notification settings. I showed you this before but let me quickly show you where it is. Log into YouTube channel, click on your profile icon, click “Settings”. Just check all the notifications you wish to enable.
  3. Check your channel settings. If you’re subscribed to a channel but aren’t receiving notifications, it may be because the channel’s notification settings are off. Go to the channel that you wish to subscribe to, click the “Subscribe” button, then click the bell notification icon. You’ve got three choices. You’ve got “All”, “Personalized” and “None”.

    “All” means you’ll receive notifications for all uploads and live streams. “Personalized” means you’ll receive notifications for some uploads and live streams. These are based on watch history and how frequently you watch videos from the channel and how popular certain videos are. “None” means you won’t receive any notifications from this channel.

If you’re on your mobile phone, tap the “Subscribe” button, tap the bell icon, then tap “All” to receive all notifications. “All” means you’ll receive notifications for all uploads and live streams.

If you’re on the iPhone, then tap “Settings” then tap “YouTube”. Tap “Notifications” to turn them on. Move the slider to the right to “Allow notifications” on your iPhone. You can select “All”, “Personalized” or “None”. I recommend just checking “All”.

View Subscriber Notification Metrics

The “Subscriber bell notifications” card gives you an idea of what percentage of your subscribers receive new notifications from your channel.

  • Sign in to YouTube channel and click on the “Audience” tab in YouTube “Analytics”.
  • On the “Subscriber bell notifications”, you’ll see subscribers who turned on “All notifications” for your channel. Typical on YouTube is between 10% and 30%. Subscribers who turned on “All notifications” for your channel and enabled YouTube notifications. Typical on YouTube is between 5% and 20%.
  • Keep in mind that notifications can’t reach subscribers who disabled notifications on the YouTube app or signed out. If a viewer is subscribed to your channel from their mobile phone but didn’t turn on notifications on their phone, then they won’t receive the notifications.
  • If subscribers chose “All” notifications when they clicked the bell icon, they’ll receive personalized notifications. This includes new video uploads, live streams, and premieres. L

Here’s how to check how many subscribers received notifications for an individual video.

  • Log into YouTube channel,
  • click on your profile icon.
  • Click “YouTube Studio”,
  • select your individual video by just hovering over it,
  • click the analytics icon,
  • scroll down.
  • If you hover over “Bell notifications sent”, it says, “How many push notifications about this video were sent to your subscribers who opted to receive “All notifications”, and how many of them actually clicked it and watched.”
  • This was since the video was published. On the “Bell notifications sent”, it says that 6.8K subscribers got notifications.
  • If I hover over the “i” icon it says, “Before your video was published 6.8K (9.7%) of your subscribers had “All notifications” turned on and had enabled YouTube notifications on their device. Notifications can’t reach subscribers who disabled notifications on the YouTube app or signed out.”
  • For “Notification click-through rate”, my video got 1%. Typical on YouTube is between 0.5% and 2.5%. I got 66 views from bell notifications. This number does not include people who saw your bell notification and watched the video later. Hey, YouTube.

What’s the difference between “Notifications click-through rate” and “Thumbnail click-through rate”?

Your “Notifications click-through rate” represents how many people saw a bell notification for your video and clicked it.

Your “Thumbnail click-through rate” or CTR represents how many people saw your video thumbnail on YouTube and clicked it.

Why didn’t all my notifications get sent?

  • The most common reason is that your “Bell notification sent” may be less than 100%.
  • Your channel already sent the maximum of three video notifications in a 24-hour period.
  • You published more than three videos in a short amount of time.
  • Your subscriber count changed significantly in the last 24 hours.
  • Another reason is that you may have changed your videos’ privacy settings before all notifications were sent.

Here are top reasons YouTube subscribers are not receiving notifications.

  • Subscribers haven’t turned on their bell notifications.
  • Subscribers haven’t selected to receive all notifications.
  • Subscribers have turned off the notifications on the mobile phone and phone settings maybe got overwhelmed.
  • When you subscribe to a channel, the default notification is a personalized notification. This is a customized experience that differs with each person.
  • Billions of notifications are sent every day so not all of them are going to make it through.
  • Creators uploading at the same time may cause some notifications to get lost.

Would you like to know how to make a YouTube subscribe link so people can subscribe to YouTube channel from anywhere on the net?

If that’s a yes, watch my next video on How To Make a YouTube Subscribe Link to Promote Your Channel.

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How To MAKE A YouTube SUBSCRIBE LINK (Promote Your Channel)

In the video below I’m going to show you how to make a YouTube subscribe link so you can promote your YouTube channel across your social media sites, websites, et cetera.

You’ll also learn how to find your channel ID so you can make your subscribe link, how to test your subscribe link, how to unsubscribe from a YouTube channel and all the different places where you can add a YouTube subscribe link. You’ll make it ridiculously easy for anyone to subscribe to your channel from anywhere on the net.

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Here’s how to find your channel ID.

  • Login to YouTube channel.
  • Click on the profile icon.
  • Click Settings.
  • Click View advanced settings.
  • You’ve got the user ID and you’ve got the channel ID.
  • You want to copy the channel ID. You can also use a custom URL, which in my case is youtube.com/c/Drostvideo.
  • Paste your channel ID into Notepad or some other document (see image below)

Another way to find it is to just go to your YouTube channel. At the top here, I’ve got my whole channel URL.

You’ve just got to add this piece of code to the end of your URL (see image below)

I’m going to add it there. You can also substitute your channel ID with your channel name like this, or place a “c” before your channel name like this.

All three URLs will work to create a subscribe link for your YouTube channel.

You just have to add the code to the end of the link.

Let’s test out the link. I’m just going to highlight the link. I’m going to paste the link in my browser. Hit return.

Here’s a popup link to subscribe to my channel. It says, “Confirm channel subscription. Are you sure you want to subscribe to Drost Video?” Click Subscribe. You can see the red button change to subscribed.

“Hey, Herman, does this subscribe link work on mobile?”

Let’s try it out. Here’s the email that I sent a subscribe link to. Tap the subscribe link. Notice, I didn’t get the popup subscribe box on my iPhone so it doesn’t work on mobile phones. It only works if somebody subscribes from their desktop computer.

If you want to unsubscribe from a channel, I can just click on Subscribed, and it says, “Unsubscribe from Drost Video?” Click Unsubscribe.

Now you can see the red subscribe button appears on the channel. Just keep in mind, you can’t subscribe to your own channel if you want to test out the subscribe link to see if it works.

The best way to test out your subscribe link is to log out your YouTube channel and login from a different channel.

Alternatively, you can use incognito mode or get someone else to test that out. Before someone subscribes to your channel using the subscribe link, they have to be logged into their own channel.

Here’s some of the common places you can add your subscribe link.

  • Add it to the description of every video you upload. You’d be surprised how many people click on the link in the description.
  • Add it to your social media sites.
  • Add it to your website or blog.

“How do I add a subscribe watermark across all the videos on my channel?”

No worries. Just watch my next video on how to add a subscribe watermark across all the videos on your YouTube channel.

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How To GET PAID On YouTube Videos (5 Ways To Monetize Your YouTube Channel)

ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS is all you need to make to get paid on YouTube. In the video below, I show you 5 ways to get paid on your YouTube videos so you can support your channel and build a passive income online.

You’ll learn the eligibility requirements for each method, how to actually get paid, and ways to generate more revenue. Stay tuned to the end of the video to learn how to monetize your YouTube channel quickly so you can get paid as soon as possible.

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If you want to get paid on YouTube videos, you’ve got to join the YouTube Partner Program.

Here are 5 minimum eligibility requirements to join the program.

  1. You’ve got to follow all the YouTube monetization policies. For example, if you get a copyright strike or a community guideline strike, you won’t be able to monetize your channel.
  2. You must live in a country or region where the YouTube Partner Program is available. For example, if you live in Bangladesh, the program is not available in that country.
  3. You must have 4,000 public watch hours in the past 12 months. You can check the number of watch hours you’ve accumulated on your channel by going into YouTube Analytics, click on the Overview tab, and select 365. Under Watch time hours, you’ll see how many hours your channel has accumulated in the last 12 months.
  4. You must have more than 1,000 subscribers. Let me ask you a question. How many more watch hours and subscribers do you need to monetize your channel? Post your answers in the comments below. I’d love to read them, and I’m sure others would, too.
  5. You must create an AdSense account and link it to YouTube account. If you don’t do this, you won’t be able to get paid in your AdSense account. After you’ve met all those requirements, your channel will undergo a review, which usually takes one month or more.

    If you’re rejected from the YouTube Partner Program, you can reapply within 30 days. Once you’ve been accepted into YouTube Partner Program, you can enable ads across all the videos on your channel. You then be able to get paid your first $100 by YouTube.

Channel Memberships

Channel Memberships allow your viewers to join your channel through monthly payments. They receive special perks like badges, emojis, and other features. YouTube says that the requirements for channel memberships is 30,000 subscribers. However, I have 70,000 subscribers, and I still haven’t received channel memberships. It could take a long time.

An alternative to channel memberships would be to use Patreon, which is separate from YouTube. Other things you can do with channel memberships; have membership-only community posts, members-only videos, members-only live streams, and members-only live chat.

Merchandise Shelf

The Merch Shelf, which appears under your videos, allows you to sell branded merchandise on YouTube. You can organize your merch shelf across your entire channel or just for individual videos. If you at least have one item, then you’ll be able to get a store tab on your channel page. You can then link out to your store tab in the comments, description, and community posts. If you do live streams, you can pin an item to the top of your live feed. You can also feature merch items on your end screens.

Requirements

You must be approved for monetization so you must be a member of the YouTube Partner Program. You must have more than 10,000 subscribers. Your channel’s audience must not be set as made for kids, and you must be on one of the countries that accepts the YouTube Partner Program.

Super Chat and Super Stickers

Super Chat and Super Stickers are a great way to connect with your viewers during live chat. Viewers can purchase Super Chats to highlight their messages during the live chat stream. When a viewer makes a purchase, their profile picture can stay at the top of the chat feed. How long the profile picture stays at the top of the chat feed depends on their purchase amount. The more a viewer spends, the longer his Super Chat or Super Stickers stays at the top of the chat feed.

The beauty about Super Chat and Super Stickers is that you only have to meet the requirements of the YouTube Partner Program. The revenue received from Super Chat and Super Stickers will be added to your AdSense account in the same way that you receive revenue from your AdSense ads.

Buy Viewers Applause

This is something that came out recently where you can buy viewer’s applause on participating creators’ videos and support them on their channel. When you buy Viewer Applause, you’re purchasing a one-time clapping animation [applause]. This will only be shown over the top of the video.

Currently, Viewer Applause is only available for computer users. It’s also only available in some countries like Australia, Brazil, India, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, and the United States.

If you want and have a lot of money to spend, you can buy Viewer Applause as many times as you wish on one video. The purchase limit is $500 US per day, or $2,000 US per day if it’s combined with Super Stickers and Super Chat.

All you have to do to make a purchase is start watching the video, then click the Upload icon under the video and follow your on-screen instructions.

Steps To Get Paid On YouTube

  1. You have to provide a tax information.
    You do this by logging into your AdSense account.
  2. Confirm your personal information.
    Because personal identification numbers are sent to your mailing address, you need to confirm the accuracy of your mailing address.
  3. Select your form of payment.
    When your earnings reach the payment threshold, which is $100 US, you can select a form of payment. This could be an electronic transfer of funds to your bank account, or they could mail you a check. After processing period ends, they’ll issue the payment. Typically, you’ll receive a payment for the previous month. If you reach $100 at the end of this month, you’ll receive payment at the end of next month. If your current balance hasn’t reached the payment threshold, then it’ll be rolled over to the next month.

“Hey, Herman, how can I see the revenue that I’m making for my channel?”

Here’s how to see how much revenue your channel has generated in the last 28 days.

  • Click on Analytics in YouTube Studio, t
  • Click the Revenue tab.
  • Select 28 days,
  • You’ll see the total amount of estimated revenue for that month.

You’ll also be able to see the RPM, which is revenue per mile, or how much you’re earning per thousand views. This includes revenue from ads, YouTube Premium, Channel Memberships, Super Chat and Super Stickers. The amount that you see is the amount of revenues that you earned after YouTube has taken out its share.

You’ll also be able to see the monthly revenue that’s accumulated for each month, your top earning videos, revenue sources, ad types, and transaction revenue. If you click See More, you’ll be able to see the video topics that are generating the most revenue from your channel.

Ways To Generate More Revenue From Ads

If you want to generate even more revenue from your AdSense ads, make similar videos to the top videos that are generating the most revenue.

Here are a few ways to generate more revenue from YouTube videos.

  1. Double down on your top earning videos. Identify the videos that are top earners on your channel, then make more of those types of videos.
  2. Identify topics that have a higher cost per click.
    When researching topics for your videos, you’ll quickly be able to see the cost per click for those particular topics, especially if using TubeBuddy or Keywords Everywhere. If you see a high cost per click for that particular keyword or keyword phrase, make a video on that particular topic. It’ll generate more revenues than a low cost per click topic.
  3. Place multiple ads on YouTube videos.
    Did you know you can place an ad before or after YouTube video if it’s less than eight minutes? You can also select different ad types such as skippable video ads, non-skippable video ads, and overlay ads

    Typically, I find that skippable video ads on my videos generate the most revenue. Non-skippable ads are just going to tick people off because they can’t close the ad.

    If you have a video that’s over 8 minutes long, you can enable mid-roll ads. This is where you can enable multiple ad breaks throughout your video.

    Click here to learn more about Mid-Roll Ads

    I highly recommend not allowing YouTube to automatically place mid-roll ads throughout your video because they tend to put them in the wrong places.

    Instead, add them at the correct places throughout your video such as the end of a sentence, between topics, or during transitions. This will maintain the flow of the video, and you won’t lose viewers as watching your video.

“Herman, how can I monetize my channel quickly? I don’t have 4,000 watch hours and 1,000 subscribers?

No worries, just watch my next video on 4 ways to monetize your YouTube channel quickly.

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How To MONETIZE Your YouTube Channel QUICKLY

I’m going to show you how to get your videos recommended on the viewer’s home screens, rank on the first page of YouTube, appear in YouTube suggested videos, and rank on the first page of Google Search so you can monetize your YouTube channel quickly.

In order to get your channel monetized, you have to become a member of the YouTube Partner Program, which requires 4,000 public watch hours and 1000 subscribers in the past 12 months. After your channel has passed a review process, which typically takes one month, you be able to monetize your YouTube videos by putting AdSense ads on them.

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The goal of the YouTube algorithm is to give viewers the best information that they wish to watch. YouTube tries to deliver the most relevant, personalized recommendations to each viewer based upon their browsing behavior. This is why your videos would be recommended on the home screen of your subscribers and recommended by YouTube to viewers that are seeking for that kind of information. The selection of videos that appear on the home screen depends on how well the videos have engaged the viewers. It also depends on the viewers watch and search history.

For example, if a viewer has watched a similar topic in the past, then YouTube may recommend your video based upon their watch history. If your videos continually appear on the home screen of your viewers, then you’ll quickly be able to monetize your channel because you’ll be getting more views and subscribers. Your goal is to rank on the first page of YouTube search. How do you do that? You’ve got to choose topics that your viewers wish to watch. One of the best ways to do this is use the auto-suggestion feature in YouTube search.

You simply type your main keyword phrase in YouTube Search, and it’ll give you a bunch of suggestions. These are phrases that people are entering into the search engines because they have a problem and they want to get solutions for that problem. You want to find keyword phrases that have a high search volume and low competition.

How can you do that?

I use a tool called Keywords Everywhere to quickly find the search volume for a particular keyword phrase. If those phrases have a good search volume, then I know that that particular keyword phrase is worth going after.

Another must-have keyword research tool that I’ve been using for years is TubeBuddy. You can simply end your main keyword phrase in the TubeBuddy, and it’ll give you a keyword score that is excellent, very good, good or poor. Ideally, you want to get an excellent or very good score.

Click here to get TubeBuddy. Use promo code hermansbuddy to get 20% off any paid upgrade. It also shows you the number of videos in the search results that you may be competing with. If you get a good keyword score, then I highly recommend checking out the results in YouTube search.

All you have to do is click on results and look at all the videos that are competing for that particular keyword phrase. If videos are not ranking for that exact keyword phrase, you have a good chance of ranking for that particular video. Just make sure that your optimize your title, description, tags, and thumbnail correctly for your video to be found in the search engines.

Your title should include a main keyword phrase at the beginning of the title, and then a compelling phrase for your viewers towards the end of the title.

Create an eye-catching thumbnail that stands out from the competitors and also reinforces the title of your video.

For your description, make sure the first three lines includes a paragraph about the content of your video. That includes your main keyword phrase. In the rest of your description, you can link to related videos and playlists as well as mentioning your social media sites.

Even though tags are not one of the main ranking factors for your videos these days, definitely include relevant tags.

Place your most relevant keywords at the beginning of your tags, and then similar keywords for the rest of the tags.

If you continually rank your videos on the first page of YouTube, then you’ll quickly be able to monetize your channel because people will be finding your videos in the search engines.

If you appear in suggested videos, which are the videos that appear on the right side of the watch page below the video in the YouTube app and the next video in autoplay, that means YouTube is promoting your videos on other people’s watch pages.

Suggested video traffic is one of the fastest ways to grow YouTube channel. The main factors for getting into suggested videos are what viewers have watched before and the related and past watch history. One of the best ways to do this is to create a video series based upon a common topic.

For example, if your main topic was “how to surf” you can talk about the different gear you need, the different types of boards that you can use, what kind of waves to go after, the best techniques to use and how to read the waves. At the end of each video, you suggest another topic by linking to it in the end screen.

Create a playlist that includes all the videos in the series, so once a person watches one video, they’ll want to watch all the videos in the series. You can link to this playlist on the cards, end screens, pin it to the top of the comments, and include it in your description.

Another big factor to get into the suggested videos is to keep your viewers engaged throughout your video. To do this, make sure you have a strong hook at the beginning of the video so it captures your viewers’ attention in the first 15 to 20 seconds.

Your goal is to keep viewers watching throughout your video and then keep them watching more of your videos in the series.

If your content continually appears in suggested videos, you’ll quickly be able to monetize your channel because YouTube is promoting your videos on other people’s watch pages.

You can get a ton of traffic if your video ranks on the first page of Google search because Google is the number one traffic search engine. If your video ranks both in Google search and YouTube search, you get double the amount of traffic than if your video just appeared in one particular search engine.

How do you do this?

When you’re doing keyword research in TubeBuddy, click on Web Searches to see if the same keyword phrases appear on YouTube search as they do on Google search. If they also appear on web searches, that means you can rank for that particular phrase in Google search and YouTube search. The same optimization techniques apply, as I mentioned earlier, for YouTube search.

After you created your video, transcribe your video content and post it on your blog or website. Make sure you also embed the video in your blog posts. Optimize the title, description, and tags with the relevant keyword phrases of your video content. Linking to related videos in your content will help those videos to rank in YouTube search and Google search. When your video ends, make sure the next video that plays is one from your own channel instead of an unrelated video from a different channel. This will help keep your visitors longer on your blog page or website, which is one of the ranking factors of Google.

Click here to watch my video on how to only show your related videos at the end of YouTube embed.

If you repeat this process for every video, you’ll get more views and subscribers, which will help you to quickly monetize your YouTube channel.

Here’s a few bonus tips.

  1. Double down on your top-performing videos.
    Go into YouTube Studio and click on the Reach tab to look at your top traffic sources. Is most of your traffic coming from YouTube search, suggested videos or external traffic?

    If you click on See More, you’ll be able to see the videos that are performing the best on your channel. Create similar content based upon the title of these best-performing videos. If you do this, you’ll be able to quickly monetize your channel because you’re getting more views and subscribers for more top-performing videos.
  2. Go live.
    When you go live on your channel, viewers usually stick around for 30 minutes to an hour, which helps you to quickly accumulate a lot of watch time, much more than a regular video. This will help you to quickly monetize your YouTube channel.
  3. Upload more frequently.
    If you’re currently uploading once a week, try uploading twice a week. It probably means you have to be more organized and sacrifice a bit of TV watch time. If it quickly helps your channel to get monetized, it’ll definitely be worth the investment.

What are some of the main factors that will prevent monetization of your YouTube channel?

  1. You don’t meet the requirements of the YouTube Partner Program.
    You got to have 4,000 public watch hours and 1000 subscribers in the past 12 months, and not violate any of the community guidelines or policies.

    For example, if you’ve used copyrighted content and received strikes on your channel, this will prevent monetization of your channel.
  2. You haven’t created an AdSense account that’s linked to your YouTube account.
    As part of the application process, you have to link your AdSense account to your YouTube account to get paid by Google. Usually, they send you a check if you make a $100.00 or you can get the direct deposit into your bank account.
  3. You haven’t reached the threshold.
    Typically, the review process takes one month, but sometimes it takes much longer than that. Your YouTube channel doesn’t automatically get into the YouTube Partner Program once you’ve reached the threshold.

    If you haven’t met the requirement of 4,000 public watch hours and 1000 subscribers within the past 12 months, your channel probably won’t get monetized. If so, just keep uploading original content to build your audience.

Can you still make money from a YouTube channel if it’s not monetized? Absolutely, just watch my next video on how you can make money from YouTube channel without 4,000 watch hours and 1000 subscribers.

Click here to get The One Blueprint That Gives You Step-By-Step Instructions On How To Grow A Profitable YouTube Channel.

HOW TO GROW YOUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL QUICKLY (live interview)

Discover how my special guest Daniel Batel, quickly grew his YouTube Channel to 100,000 subscribers in less than 2 years. In this interview he shares his tips and tricks on how to grow your own channel quickly.

Here are the questions I asked Daniel with time stamps below so you can quickly go to that section of the video to get your answer.

0.00 How the heck do you get 100,000 subscribers on YouTube in less than 2 years?
0:46 What are some of the top factors that contributed to your phenomenal success?
5:06 How did you focus on doing tutorials on Filmora?
7:09 What’s the difference between using TubeBuddy and MorningFame keyword tools?
10:18 Why doesn’t my video appear on the first page of YouTube if I get an excellent keyword score
in TubeBuddy and I’ve optimized the video?
12:31 How do you optimize your videos?
15:14 How do you keep your audience engaged?
17:28 What’s a good retention rate to shoot for?
19:21 How long should a video be?
20:54 What to do if TubeBuddy says good search volume, low competition and MorningFame says, not a search term?
22:47 What are the top 3 metrics that you focus on?
25.25 When do you do if you don’t see the video performing within the first hour?
26:27 What’s a metric that not many people pay attention to?
27:36 What do you do at the beginning to get initial view velocity?
30:05 How do you get a high click through rate (CTR)?
30:28 What’s the lifecycle of a video?
32:24 How to improve the ability to get your velocity going?
33:45 Why create a playlist and add videos to them?
35:27 What factor made a huge difference to the growth of your channel?
40:16 How to make videos that resonate with your target audience
44:02 Is it better to link to another video or a playlist?
47:36 How do you create a consistent upload schedule?
50:42 Why do you let a video breathe?
52:40 What advise would you give for a channel that’s not growing?
59:00 What advise do you have for someone starting a new channel?
1:02:54 What keeps you motivated?
1:04:46 Where can people find you?

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How To Increase Youtube Impressions (GET MORE VIEWS & WATCH TIME)

Why do you get a spike in impressions soon after uploading your video?
Why do impressions decline after the initial spike?
Why do you get additional bumps and impressions later on?

Watch the video below to get the answers to these questions, and learn how to increase impressions on YouTube, what impressions mean, how they are counted, how they change over time, and how to monitor YouTube impressions and YouTube analytics.

Click here to get my secret video title writing formula, so you can convert more viewers into subscribers

What the heck does YouTube impressions mean?
This refers to how many times your thumbnail was shown to people on YouTube. Think of each impression as a potential reach on YouTube, and a chance to get a view on YouTube if a viewer chooses to watch it. Keep in mind that not all impressions will turn into views.

What counts as an impression?
The thumbnail has to be shown for more than one second, and at least 50% of the thumbnail has to be visible to viewers. The impression is counted right away if a viewer clicks on the thumbnail. Clicking on a link doesn’t count as an impression. Keep in mind that impressions are not found in external sources.

How are impressions counted?
Impressions are counted from search results, the YouTube homepage, YouTube feeds such as subscriptions, trending history, Watch Later, Up Next, recommendations on the right side of the video player, and videos and playlists.

Where are impressions not counted?
External websites and apps such as embedding your video on your website or blog, YouTube mobile website, videos on YouTube TV, YouTube Kids, YouTube Music, and YouTube gaming apps.

Impressions are not also counted from the content within the video player. This includes cards and end screens, videos in your e-mail or push notifications, videos that play in the background tab, videos whose thumbnails are less than 50% visible or visible for less than one second. It also includes video discovery ads, which are the ones that appear at the top of the search results.

How do impressions change over time?
You get a spike in impressions soon after you upload your video. Most of your impressions will come from subscribers and returning viewers. Your subscribers receive notifications via e-mail or push notifications, so they’ll see the video right away.

Returning viewers will often see your video right away on the home screen or the YouTube app. After you receive that initial spike in impressions, you’ll see a steady decline in impressions. This is because YouTube will continue to surface your video to a wider audience, such as YouTube search and YouTube suggested videos.

Later on, you may get additional bumps in impressions. Why is this?
This might be because there’s renewed interest from viewers, your new content may be closely related. For instance, you might have uploaded a new video that’s closely related to the content of your previous video. Your video may also be picked up by a popular website, which will give you additional watch time.

A couple of other factors could be due to holidays or trending topic.

Here’s how to check YouTube impressions in YouTube Analytics
If you go to YouTube Studio and click on the Reach tab in YouTube Analytics, you’ll see impressions, impressions click-through rate and views in the last 90 days. Impressions refer to how many times your thumbnails were shown to viewers. Impressions click-through rate refers to views per impression shown. It measures how often viewers watched your video after seeing an impression.

Views refer to the number of legitimate views for your channels or videos. As you can see in this video, when I got a high click-through rate, I got a high number of impressions and views.

Based on a variety of factors, YouTube systems try to figure out which viewers are most likely to watch the video.

A typical impressions click-through rate is between 2% and 10%. 11.1% is pretty good. For this video, it resulted in over 159,000 impressions. This resulted in 25.6 thousand views over the last 28 days. In this video, I got a low click-through rate, which resulted in low impressions and a low amount of views. Keep in mind, this is a more recent video compared to the older video I showed you previously.

The impressions click-through rate is only 0.7%. This resulted in 1.6 thousand impressions and only 41 views in the last 28 days.

How do impressions lead to more views and more watch time?
If you go to YouTube Analytics and click on the Reach tab, you’ll see the impressions funnel that leads to more views and watch time. In the last 90 days, I got 6.8 million impressions, which resulted in 472,000 views. It also resulted in 11.8 thousand hours of watch time from the impressions. The image also shows that most of my traffic sources came from external, YouTube search, direct or unknown, and suggested videos.

Out of those 6.8 million impressions, 9.2% came from YouTube recommending my content, 7.5% was recommended from the watch page, and 1.7% was recommended on the homepage.

YouTube emphatically says that you can increase the chance of YouTube suggesting your content by increasing your click-through rate and your video watch time.

Click-through rate refers to the percentage of impressions that turn into views. This measures how often viewers watched your video after seeing your thumbnail.

The click-through rate is often the highest after you first upload your video, because your most passionate fans see your video on their YouTube home screen.

It decreases afterwards because YouTube shows your video to a wider audience. If you drill down to YouTube Analytics, you’ll see a detailed traffic sources.

For my channel, most of traffic comes from YouTube search and Google search, which is an external traffic source.

How can you increase YouTube impressions so your thumbnail is shown to more people on YouTube?

  1. Redesign your thumbnails
    Make your thumbnails stand out from your competitors. For example, when you create your thumbnail, look at your competitors thumbnails and see if your thumbnail stands out from your competitors’ thumbnails.

    Click here if you want to know how to create eye-catching thumbnails.

    Another thing you can do is split test your thumbnails using TubeBuddy. TubeBuddy has a great split testing feature, where you can compare one video with another thumbnail and see which one performs best.

    For example, on this image, the variation thumbnail had a 91.6% higher click-through rate than the original thumbnail. When I first created the original thumbnail, I thought it was the best thumbnail compared to my variation thumbnail.

    After running the split test through TubeBuddy, I discovered that the variation thumbnail outperformed the original thumbnail by 91.6%. You just never know which thumbnail is going to work the best.

    Click here if you want to get TubeBuddy with the split testing feature,
    Use the promo code “hermansbuddy” to get 20% off.
  2. Create great titles
    When viewers see your thumbnail in YouTube search or suggested videos, they also read your title. Make sure you optimize your title for the search engines and for viewers.

    Your main keyword phrase should be at the beginning of your title so it’s optimized for the search engines, and then have a compelling phrase for your viewers.

    For example, the title of this video is How to Increase Impressions on YouTube. The end of the title says, “Get more views and watch time,” which inspires viewers to click on the thumbnail and watch your video.
  3. Double down on the high performing videos
    Look at the top 10 videos in YouTube Analytics that are driving the most traffic to your channel. YouTube shows you the specific videos that are driving the most traffic.

    Make similar content to the content in these videos. You can approach a topic from a different angle, show different examples, dispel some of the top miss, get the best practices, et cetera.
  4. Add videos to playlists
    As I mentioned previously, impressions are also counted from videos in your playlists. Make sure you link to your related video or playlist in the card or end screen.

    If people love the content that they’ve just watched, they want to consume more of your content, so link to your related video or playlist in the card or end screen.
  5. Upload your videos when your viewers are on YouTube.
    If you click the Audience tab in YouTube Analytics, it will show when your viewers are on YouTube and the best time that you should publish your videos.

    If you don’t see this graph in YouTube Analytics, look at the countries where most of your viewers are coming from. In my case, most of viewers come from United States. If I click on See More, I can see all the countries where my viewers are coming from.

    If I click on United States, I can see exactly the states where most of my viewers are coming from. If most of my viewers come from California, then I know I should upload my videos before they get up in the morning.
  6. Invite viewers to subscribe and turn on the bell notification icon
    Earlier in the video, I mentioned that most impressions occur when you first upload your video. This is because your most passionate fans, your subscribers, are watching your video based upon notifications they receive in e-mail and on the YouTube homepage.

    Therefore, ask people to subscribe in your video. It gives them a great reason why they should subscribe to your channel.

    You can ask viewers to subscribe and click the bell notification at the beginning of your video, or place a Subscribe button in the end screen at the end of your video.

    Another way to get more subscribers is to add a subscribe watermark across all the videos on your channel. Click here to learn how to add a subscribe watermark on your videos.

What drives impressions on YouTube?
When you first upload a video, YouTube will start surfacing that video to relevant audiences on YouTube. As long as your video remains on YouTube, YouTube will continue to surface your video to more audiences.

Why are my impressions and click-through rate low?
Not every time that a viewer sees a video thumbnail will it result in an impression. Not all views come from thumbnail impressions such as a video embedded on a blog, website, or social media site.

Older videos may get more impressions than newer videos because of being longer on YouTube. Impressions and click-through rate may decrease as your videos show onto a wider audience on YouTube, but may also get more views and watch time as it’s distributed to a wider audience.

Why might your impressions and click-through rate peak after uploading your video?
This is because your most passionate fans are more likely to click and watch your videos first. These are typically your subscribers and viewers that have watched your previous videos. Returning viewers will typically see your newly published video on their home screen at youtube.com. If you want to monitor the impressions and click-through rate for YouTube videos, wait a few days for the stats to stabilize.

Let me ask you a question….
Do you want to know how to write attention-grabbing titles for YouTube videos,

even if you have never had copywriting experience?

If that’s a yes, click here to get my secret video title writing
formula, so you can convert more viewers into subscribers.