Top 10 Mistakes YouTubers Make (and how to avoid them)

Are you frustrated because you’re spending a lot of time creating videos but not getting the views and subscribers that you desire? In this video I’m going to share with you the Top 10 Mistakes YouTubers Make and how to fix them so you can get more views to your channel and videos.

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1. Mindset mistakes

When starting a YouTube channel, many YouTubers make the mistake of not pursuing their passion, not having a purpose, and lacking motivation. You need to pursue your passion so when the going gets tough you’ll still be able to keep going. If your main purpose is to make money you’ll soon lose motivation after a few weeks or months of starting your channel. Try and pursue something that you love to do, so be in it for the long run.

Trying to appeal to everybody
If you try to appeal to everyone, you appeal to no one. Instead of going after a wide niche, try to niche it down so you can appeal to a specific audience.

Inconsistency
Don’t expect your videos to go viral because YouTube is a long game. Instead of uploading just once a month, try to upload at least once or twice a week. The key is to be consistent so people will know when to expect new content from your channel.

Avoid the comparison game
Especially when you’re starting a new channel it’s easy to compare your channel with those that have been doing it for quite a while. Therefore, instead of trying to compare yourself with others try to improve a little bit every day.

Don’t let your ego get in the way. You might think you know everything, but there are many people that have successful channels that have been doing it for quite a while and have made a mistakes along the way. Try to learn from them so you can improve your own channel.

Lack of energy
When you appear in front of a camera, the camera takes away about 50% of your energy. Therefore, you have to elevate your voice, and your energy to engage with your audience on the other side of the camera.

2. Channel Mistakes

Try to avoid a channel name that is difficult to spell. Remember, when choosing a channel name keep your target audience in mind. For instance, if you’re trying to appeal to dog trainers then create a channel name that includes dog training. For example, it could be Herman’s Dog Training Advice, or to make it easier just use your full name.

Poorly-designed channel homepage
When new subscribers first visit your channel homepage they want to know what your channel’s all about within a few seconds. Therefore, design a channel banner that clearly states what your channel is about. Also include a 60 second channel trailer that explains clearly why people should subscribe to your channel. The rest of your channel home page should include sections that go deeper into your content. Each section should be a different subject that contains a series of videos.

3. Content Mistakes

Have you ever stared at a blank screen wondering what your next video should be about? To avoid this, create a list of at least a hundred titles for future videos. Just use a Google spreadsheet for your content calendar. One way to generate a list of titles is to enter your main keyword in the YouTube search box. YouTube will spit out a bunch of suggestions. Another place to go is answerthepublic.com, it will provide a bunch of questions that people use to enter the search engines.

Not knowing your target audience.
It’s easy to create videos that you want to watch, but it may not appeal to your target audience. Therefore, you got to put away your ego, and try to put yourself in your audience’s shoes. Try to think of their biggest problems, and then offer solutions in your videos.

4. Keyword Research Mistakes

Going for highly competitive phrases.
If you try to go for very competitive keywords you’ll have a hard time trying to rank your videos. Instead, research low competition keywords that are on the high demand.

A great tool for finding low competition keywords that are high on demand is TubeBuddy. It’s a free Chrome extension where you can enter your keywords, and it will give suggested keywords to use in your videos.

Another free tool to use is Keywords Everywhere. It’ll give you the cost per click, which is what advertisers are willing to pay, and they’ll also give you the search volume for that keyword. The key thing to remember is to use keyword phrases that people are entering into the search engines, your videos will then have a greater potential of ranking on the first page, and the search engines.

5. Video Creation Mistakes

Buying expensive equipment.
Instead of spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on expensive equipment, just use what you have. For example, you can just use your smartphone camera and the light coming in from a window or just shoot outside. If you have a Mac computer or iPhone device, you can just use iMovie. It’s already installed on your computer, and you can download the app on your iPhone. If you have a PC, you can use Windows Movie Maker which comes with your computer or I can use open source editing software like Shotcut.

Not looking at the lens of the camera.
When you’re filming yourself, make sure you look directly at the lens of the camera. Also, tilt the camera down a little so your whole profile would be in the shot.

Distracting background.
Make sure you tidy up your background before shooting the video, and make sure it’s quiet so you don’t have distracting sounds when people listen to your video.

Using the camera mic.
If you use the built-in mic of your camera it will sound hollow or tinny. Instead, purchase an external mic such as the Rode SmartLav+ microphone that plugs straight into your camera, and gives you great audio.

Not engaging your audience.
When people first click on your video they want to know right away what you’re going to be talking about. Therefore, create a hook at the beginning like asking a question will tell them straight up what to expect. Make sure you get to the point right away instead of waffling on. Instead of stopping and starting your camera, just take a pause and keep going. You can always edit out the mistakes in your editing software.

No call to action.
Many YouTubers make the mistake of not knowing where to send people after watching the video. If you want them to subscribe to your channel, ask them to subscribe and tell them why. If you want them to watch another video, then link to another video or playlist using cards or in screens.

6. Optimization mistakes

Confusing video titles
Try to use the exact or similar title that people are entering into the search engines. Your video will then have a higher potential of ranking well in the search engines.

Lack of description
Viewers will often read the first three lines in your description that appear under the video. Therefore, try to summarize what your video is all about in the first three lines.

Incorrect tags
Don’t try to just guess what keywords to put in your tags. Your first tag should include the title of your video. Other tags to include should be based upon the suggestions that YouTube spits out. An easy way to find the correct tags is to use the TubeBuddy extension. It will provide suggested tags, and you can also get tags that are used by competitors.

7. Playlist Mistakes

Not adding your videos to a playlist.
Did you know that playlists can also rank in the search engines? Try to create a series of videos like chapters in a book, and enter them into a playlist. Instead of adding them to a regular playlist, add them to official playlist. YouTube will then serve your viewers based upon their viewing experience.

Not optimizing your playlists.
Make sure you include a title, thumbnail, and description for each playlist. When adding sections to your channel homepage make sure you include topical playlists.

8. Thumbnail mistakes

Not branding your thumbnails
You want your thumbnails to stand out in the search engines. Therefore, try to brand your thumbnails with a logo or face so people know that it belongs to your channel.

Poor design
When you first create your thumbnail it’s usually a very large image. When your thumbnail appears in the search engines it’s very small size, therefore, use bold colors contrasting colors, and bold text so it really stands out. Make sure you avoid putting text in the bottom right hand corner otherwise it’ll be covered up by the time stamp.

Don’t use a screenshot of your face.
If you use a screenshot of your face in the video it might appear blurry or not very sharp. Instead, try to take an actual photo of yourself with a high-resolution camera.

Title and thumbnail incongruent
Your thumbnail and title should tell the same story. People see a thumbnail first, so if they don’t click on your thumbnail they won’t watch your video. Make sure that your thumbnail and title are congruent.

9. Promotion Mistakes

When new YouTubers start promoting their videos they often ask Sub4Sub. Most channel owners will see this as spam, and automatically filter out these comments. Instead of spamming other groups, channels, or forums, try to engage with your target audience. By all means, join other groups and forums by asking and answering questions. When people get to know you a little bit they’ll check out your channel.

Not replying to comments
YouTube is a social community, so you need to reply to the comments left under your videos. This will help build the subscribers to your channel.

Not repurposing your content.
Instead of waiting for visitors to check out your videos, promote your video across social media sites. You can repurpose your content on Facebook, Instagram, and websites.

10. Performance Mistakes

Doing the same thing over and over again.
Instead of making the same mistakes on your channel, try to make incremental improvements. Each improvement will help with the growth of your channel.

Not tracking the performance of your videos.
If you’re not checking YouTube analytics you won’t know where your subscribers are coming from and what your main traffic sources are. When you know where your traffic is coming from you can create more videos that are similar to the ones that are performing well.

Bonus Tip

Avoid monetizing your channel too early. Instead, build up your audience first and then monetize. Here’s an important thing to keep in mind, identify one thing that you can improve for each video you upload. This will result in the steady growth of your channel which leads to more views and subscribers.

Let me ask you an important question
What’s the biggest mistake that you have made in the growth of your channel?

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

If you want to learn how to grow your audience on YouTube and
generate traffic, leads and sales on autopilot check out my
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How To Control YouTube Suggested Videos

Did you know that YouTube will promote your videos via
suggested videos if you do the right things?

In the video below, you’ll 7 ways to get more views
from suggested videos on YouTube.

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What are suggested videos?

Suggested videos are a personalized collection of videos that an individual viewer may be interested in watching next, based on prior activity. They’re shown to viewers on the right side of the watch page under “Up next”. They’re also shown below the video on your mobile app and the next video in Autoplay.

For most YouTubers, it’s the number one traffic source for their channel. For my channel, the number one traffic source is search because I optimize my videos for particular keywords. When someone enters that keyword or keyword phrase in the search engines, my videos often appear on the first page.

Here’s how to check your own traffic sources in YouTube analytics…

Go to YouTube analytics, click on Traffic sources and look at one of the top traffic sources for your YouTube channel. It’s probably going to be suggested videos. If you click on suggested videos, you’ll see the titles of the videos that suggested your videos. The titles may be similar to the titles of your own videos.

Here’s a valuable tip

If you want more of your own videos to appear as suggested videos, then create more videos on similar topics.

Here are 7 ways to increase the number of videos
that are suggested by YouTube.

There are thousands of factors in the YouTube algorithm that promotes suggested videos, but I’m going to give you seven ways to increase the number of suggested videos on YouTube. Keep in mind the videos that are suggested to viewers are based upon their personal viewing experience.

For example, if an individual viewer has been watching a lot of cat videos as part of their past viewing history, then cat videos may appear as the suggested videos on the right side after they’ve watched a particular video.

1. Branded thumbnails

If someone doesn’t click on your thumbnail then they’re not going to watch your video. Try to make your thumbnail stand out from other thumbnails by using a branding element, such as a logo or your own face. Your viewers’ eyes are looking for patterns. If your thumbnails all have a similar appearance like your face or your logo, then people will know to identify that with your own channel.

Other things to keep in mind when creating your thumbnails is to use contrasting colors and bold text. When adding text, stick to the left side because if you add it to the bottom right side, the time stamp will cover that.

2. Relevant titles

Make sure your title is relevant to the thumbnail that you created. Creating the right title will get people to click on your videos. Instead of creating your own title, enter your main keyword in the Google search box. YouTube will create a list of suggested titles based on the keywords that people are entering into the search engines.

The title should speak to your target audience. For example, the title of the video on this page is “How to Control YouTube Suggested Videos. I discovered that title based upon suggestions that YouTube gave me.

3. Description and tags

Viewers will often read the description while they’re watching the video. Therefore, the first three sentences of your description should clearly tell what the video is all about. This helps increase engagement. When creating your tags, add the title of your video to the first tag. For the other tags, enter your main keyword in the YouTube search box, and look at the suggested titles. Enter those into your tags.

A great tool for finding the best tags for your YouTube videos is TubeBuddy It not only suggests the best tags to use for your videos, but will also identify the tags of your competitors which you can add to your own tags.

4. Watch time

YouTube’s algorithm is highly optimized to promote videos with long watch times. The longer a viewer watches your video, the more chances you have of your video showing up in suggested videos. If you want to increase the watch time and the audience retention of your videos, you need to create engaging videos. To achieve this, be clear about what your viewers can expect to get in the video in the first 10 seconds.

You can start off by asking a question or give a preview of what your video is going to be about. After you’ve introduced your topic, go straight into the meat of the content. Make sure you deliver a strong call to action at the end of your video for the viewer to watch the next video in your series. The more videos that viewers watch on your channel, the higher your watch time.

5. Session start times

YouTube loves channels and videos that start viewing sessions on their site. If a specific video gets people to watch similar or related videos, that video will be frequently suggested for other viewers. For example, if a viewer watches one of the videos on your playlist, your video gets credit for starting the viewing session. If you create multiple sessions start times for your videos all over the net, your videos will have a higher probability of being suggested to other videos.

YouTube says, “We surface more of what viewers like.” Therefore the longer you keep people watching your videos, the more content will get surfaced.

6. Upload frequency

It’s kind of obvious, but the more videos you upload regularly to your channel, the higher your chances that your videos will be featured in suggested videos. If you’re only publishing one video a week, you might want to increase the upload frequency to two times a week.

7. Use cards, playlist and featured content

Instead of relying on YouTube to promote your video on suggested videos on other channels based upon their viewing history, why not promote the videos on your own channel while they’re watching one of your videos.

For example, while somebody is watching one of your videos, why not add a card that links to one of your playlists. If your playlist contains a series of videos related to the video that they’re already watching, they’ll binge watch more of your videos.

You can do the same with end screens that appear in the last 20 seconds of your video. Invite viewers to watch the next video or playlist related to the video that they just finished watching.

Another way to keep people watching is to feature a video or playlist across all the videos on your channel.

When you implement these seven points, you’ll be able to control
YouTube suggested videos and get more views to your channel.

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

How To Find Royalty Free Images For Commercial Use – Top 10 Websites

Are you struggling to find free commercial images
for your YouTube videos or website?

In the video below I show 10 websites where you can get free stock photos to use commercially and summarize for you at the end which ones don’t even require attribution.

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1. Pexels
https://www.pexels.com

Here you can search for free stock photos by just entering your keyword in the search box. On its legal page, it says “the pictures are free for personal and even for commercial use. You can modify, copy and distribute the photos. All without asking for permission or setting a link to the source. Attribution is not required.”

2. Pixabay
https://pixabay.com

You can search for any images, vectors, and videos by entering your keyword on the search box. It says “you can copy, modify, distribute and use the images even for commercial purposes. All without asking for permission or giving credits to the artist. However, depicted content may still be protected by trademarks, publicity or privacy rights.”

3. Unsplash
https://unsplash.com

Unsplash adds 10 new royalty-free photos every 10 days. You can click on any of the different categories here at the top. Under license, it says that “all photos published on Unsplash can be used for free. You can use them for commercial and noncommercial purposes. You don’t need to ask permission from or provide credit to the photographer or Unsplash, although it is appreciated when possible.

4. Freeimages
http://www.freeimages.com

You can browse a collection of free photos, images, popular images, editor’s picks, lightbox, photographers, cameras. You got collection categories here or you can search by keyword. On its frequently asked questions page, it says, “Are these images really free?” Yes, they are free as long as you stick to the rules in the Image License Agreement. Also, in some cases you may need to notify the artists about using the images and sometimes you need to give credit to them. You can see these restrictions under the image previews, right next to the Download button.

5. Visualhunt
https://visualhunt.com

You can enter a keyword in the search box. At the top, you can select commercial use, noncommercial, public domain. You can sort by relevancy, recent, interestingness. When you select the photo, and check on the far right for the license. On this one for instance, it says commercial use okay and modifications okay. You can also attribute the photo by just copying and pasting the code. On the front page, it said most of our photos are CCO license. This means do whatever you want. Additionally, we offer all Creative Commons and Public Domain photos from sources like Flickr and make it possible to embed them directly from our website.

Under Visualhunt’s Terms of Service, it says, “Visualhunt cannot be held responsible for copyright violations and cannot guarantee the legality or suitability for any use the images found through its service or contained in its system. Visualhunt makes no warranty expressed or implied regarding continued service, information provided, the legality or licensing of the pictures or the functionality of the site. It is your responsibility to ensure the use of any pictures is legal and that they are in compliance with all applicable laws.”

6. Picjumbo
https://picjumbo.com

Here you can search from 50 million high-resolution licensed images. You can select from any of the categories from the drop-down. On their frequently asked questions page, it says, “Can I use photos for commercial use for client works, etc?” “Yes, you can. I’m just sharing them for free and it’s up to you how you use them.” You can also download all the images at once.

7. Gratisography
https://gratisography.com

This site provides some great emotional pictures. It says “free high-resolution pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects, free of copyright restrictions.” No attribution is required. You can click on any of the categories or you can enter a keyword in the search box.

8. Pictography
https://picography.co

Here you can search for any gorgeous free images to use for however you like. On its frequently asked questions page, it says, “Can I use images for commercial work?” “Yes, it’s up to you to decide how to use the images. We do not provide model or property releases for any images. It is your responsibility to obtain relevant releases from models or property owners.”

9. Morguefile
https://morguefile.com

Here you can search for millions of free photos. On its license page, it says, “You are free to remix, to adapt the work, commercial, use this work for commercial purposes, accompany the photos with other content under the following conditions. Standalone basis, you cannot sell, license, sublicense, rent, transfer or distribute this image exactly as it is without alteration or if you don’t alter the image and leave it exactly as it is, then you must credit the photographer to use it. Ownership, you may not claim ownership of this image in its original state.”

10. Public Domain Archive
http://publicdomainarchive.com

These are new 100% free stock photos every single week. On its terms and conditions page, it says, “All the images on our site, Public Domain Archive, are released under CCO common domain dedication.” This means, you can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.

Here’s a summary of the sites where no attribution is required to use the images for commercial purposes. Pixels, Pixabay, Unsplash, Gratisography, Public Domain Archive. This means, you don’t have to ask permission from or give credit to the photographer.

Click here to learn how to find images for your YouTube
thumbnails and the best ways to use them in your videos.

If you want to learn how to grow your audience on YouTube and
generate traffic, leads and sales on autopilot check out my
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Pros And Cons Of Starting A YouTube Channel in 2018

It’s too difficult!
It’s too competitive!
I fear being on camera!
I don’t have time to do everything!

In this video, I share the pros and cons of starting a YouTube channel
so you can decide for yourself.

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Here are some of the cons to start a YouTube channel in 2018.

1. It’s too difficult.

If your motivation for starting a YouTube channel is to become famous like Justin Bieber or make a lot of money, you’ll be disappointed. For most people, this won’t happen immediately because it takes a lot of time and effort to grow a successful channel. If your motivation is to share your passion, to impact the lives of others and make the world a better place, it would be easier to keep going when the going gets tough. YouTube is a marathon, not a sprint.

2. Too much competition

This is true especially if your topic is in a very competitive niche. However, if you present your own unique viewpoint, people will be attracted to what you have to say. For example, you might have a passion for dog training and want to build a dog training channel. Think about how you can stand out from all the other dog trainers that have YouTube channels.

3. I fear being on camera

When I started my YouTube channel, I had a great fear of being on camera. Then as I practiced more and more, I got comfortable at it. As you can see, the first video that I created was rather embarrassing. I’ve come a long way since then. If you focus on the message rather than on yourself,you’ll do fine. If you prefer not to show your face on camera, you can just do slides or screenshots of your computer.

4. I don’t have time to do everything

If you want to be a YouTuber, you usually have to do everything; write the script, film the video, edit the video, optimize the video and promote the video. This takes up a huge chunk of time, especially in the beginning when you are learning everything. Therefore, be prepared to put a lot of hours until you get good at it or you want to outsource some of the work.

Here are the pros or benefits of starting a YouTube channel in 2018.

1. Work hard once and get rewarded for years to come

YouTube is the second largest search engine after Google. 300 hours of videos are uploaded to YouTube every minute. Almost five billion videos are watched on YouTube every single day. This means it’s a great vehicle for generating traffic, leads, and sales because you can reach a large audience.

When you create a video on an evergreen topic that ranks on the search engine, it may generate traffic and leads for years to come. This is like having a full-time employee working for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When you have hundreds of videos that rank in the search engines, you create a river of traffic that is flowing continuously. For example, if you search YouTube for how to tie a tie,you’ll see videos that get millions of views.

2. Creative outlet

YouTube is a great vehicle to share your passion, interest or topic with the world and impact others lives. It gives you the freedom to be uniquely you and not be tied down to a job that you may not like. The more you exercise your creative muscles, the better you become.

I mainly needed a new creative outlet. I do a lot of geeky projects and I was really interested in video and photography and I figured this was a perfect fit. I launched my channel in April of 2017, so a few months ago, and it’s been a wonderful journey ever since. If you’re interested in what’s going on at KilCreations, stop on by. It’s youtube.com/kilcreations.
Chris

I’m Sharon Danley, creator of twominutetips, a channel dedicated to healthy self esteem through inner and outer beauty with strength, style, and grace. As a retired master artist and film and TV, theater, business brides and those needing corrective help, I freely share my proven and first-rate techniques with you and simply ask that you pay it forward with your own time, talent, or money to a person or a group in need in your area.
Sharon Danley

3. Generate revenue

YouTube has enabled me to generate a full-time income by using it as a traffic machine. I use it to generate leads and sales for my products, services and affiliate products. Keeping in mind this is not going to happen overnight, but with perseverance, you can do it too.

4. Be your own boss

YouTube allows me to work wherever and whenever I want and generate revenue from it. The videos on my channel work like full-time employees that work for me 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and I don’t get tired or ask for days off.

I started my channel in YouTube because when I was let go at 50 years old from my corporate IT job, I decided that I wanted to fulfill a dream and be my own boss. I knew that in this next chapter of life, I wanted to fulfill my creative desires andto have an impact by serving individuals and small businesses. I wanted to teach them something I was very passionate about. On my channel, Gord Isman, I teach how to create and edit video, and video marketing. I’m now building a business and nowhere near ready to retire. I’m in this YouTube game with patience for the long run.
Gord Isman

If you have a unique message, interest or topic you want to share with others, I highly recommend starting a YouTube channel in 2018.

You’ll be glad you did!

Let me ask you an important question…
Why dd you create a YouTube channel?

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

If you want to learn how to grow your audience on YouTube and
generate traffic, leads and sales on autopilot check out my
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How To Translate YouTube Videos To English or Another Language

Do you want to your YouTube content to reach a global audience?

On average, over two-thirds of your YouTube audience watch time comes from outside of your home country. If you want to make your videos accessible to an international audience, translate them into different languages. There are 75 different languages that access YouTube everyday and they’re probably interested in your great content.

In this video I’ll show you how to translate your YouTube videos, playlist and channel info to English or any other language.

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Do you want your YouTube content to reach a global audience? On average two-thirds of YouTube watch time comes from outside your home country. If you want to make your YouTube videos accessible to an international audience, consider translating them into a different language. There are 75 languages that access YouTube every`day, and they’re probably interested in your great content.

Here’s how to translate your YouTube videos into English
or another language besides your own home country.

Step 1.
Identify the language that you want to translate your videos into. Click on Creator Studio, click analytics. On the overview page, you’ll see your top geographies, click on that. You can see it’s United States, India, United Kingdom, Canada, Pakistan, Australia, Philippines, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Germany, Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia.

What if I want to translate my videos into Arabic so I can appeal to people from Saudi Arabia?

Step 2.
Go to your video manager. Select the video that you wish to translate into another language. I’m going to select this one, click Edit, click translations, under original language it says, “Select language.” The original language is going to be English and this is going to be the default for new uploads. You can check that. Then in the drop-down box under translate into, select the language that you want to translate your title into and for Arabic, click add language.

Step 3.
Enter your translated title and enter your translated description. You could go to Google Translate. Just Google, “Google Translate” enter your text. Enter my title in there, and I can select the language Arabic, click on this window symbol to copy “translations copied” you can see my title has been translated into Arabic. Then I can do the same with the translated description. Just copy my description, go to Google Translate, enter it into there and here it’s translated. Click on the window icon, copy it “translations copied” then I can just paste it into the description and then just click save changes.

Use TubeBuddy to translate videos

Alternatively, if you have the TubeBuddy extension, it will show you the top 10 languages spoken by your channels audience. I can see here English, Hindi, Arabic, Filipino, Punjabi, German, Spanish, Dutch, Indonesian, Portuguese. I could just simply choose Arabic, for instance here, and then click Translate.

How_To_Translate_YouTube_Videos_Into_English

Keep in mind you do have to upgrade your TubeBuddy license to enable this feature and just click save changes. You also want to add a translated version of your title into the tags. Just copy this. If you got the basic info and I’ll just put in my tags like that and click save changes.

Click here to install the TubeBuddy Chrome Extension
or visit http://www.tubebuddy.com/isitebuild

If someone views my videos from an Arabic country such as Saudi Arabia, the title description and tags will be in Arabic. If you translated your video from French to English, the title description and tags will be in English.

Here’s how to translate YouTube playlists.

Click on your video manager, click playlists, select the playlist that you wish to translate. I’m going to select this one, “how to make money on YouTube”. Click playlist settings, click on the three dots over here, click translate playlist info, select the original language “What language is the original text setup?” English set language then you want to select the language that you want to translate your playlist into, in this case, I’m going to add a new language which would be Arabic, click add language then you just add your translated title. I’ll go to “how to make money on YouTube”. Go to Google Translate, paste it in there and here’s my translated Arabic language. Click the window icon “translation is copied”, paste it into the title box and here’s my description. Just copy that. Go to Google Translate, click on the window icon “translation is copied” paste it in there then click Save. My playlist title and description has been converted into Arabic.

Here’s how to translate your channel info.

Go to your channel homepage, click on the gear icon, down the bottom here it says “translate info” which audiences in foreign countries by translating channel info. Click on translating channel info, select the original language, click English, select the language, click add new language. This case is going to select Arabic, again. Click add language, enter the translator title. I’m going to Google Translate. It’s going to be exactly the same translated and I’m going to copy my channel description. Go to Google Translate and then I’m just going to click on the window icon “translation is copied” and click Save.

Now you know how to translate your videos, playlists and channel info into another language and reach a global audience.

Here’s an important thing to keep in mind.

The Google Translate tool is not very accurate so you might upset the people from that country when they don’t see an accurate translation of your videos. If you want to get a really accurate translation, then use a service such as GoTranscript

Video Transcription Services – 100% Done by Humans
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YouTube Demonetization Explained

Have you ever seen the dreaded yellow money symbol symbol next to one of your videos? This means your video was not suitable for advertisers and therefore you can’t monetize it with adsense ads.

In the video below I’ll explain exactly what YouTube Demonetization is, how it affects your videos and how you can resolve it so the yellow icon becomes green

So what does YouTube Demonization mean?

According to YouTube…

“All videos uploaded to YouTube must comply with YouTube’s Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. To be eligible for advertising, videos must comply with the AdSense Program Policies. YouTube also reserves the right, at its discretion, to not show ads on videos and watch pages—including ads from certain advertisers or certain formats. “

See the links to these policies below if you want to read them.

YouTube’s Terms Of Service
YouTube Community Guidelines
Adsense Program Policies

How does YouTube Demonetization affect my channel and videos?

  1. If you don’t have 10,000 lifetime channel views you can’t enable monetization on any of your videos.
  2. If monetization is not enabled on your channel, you won’t be able to link to an associated website in cards and end screens.
  3. If your channel has monetization enabled but YouTube has determined that one or more of your videos is not suitable for advertisers, you won’t be able to earn revenue from adsense ads for that video.

How do you get demonetized videos reviewed?

According to YouTube..

“If you believe your video is suitable for all advertisers you can appeal the decision. An appeal gets sent to an expert reviewer. Deleting the video and re-uploading won’t help. Keep in mind that videos can only be submitted for review one time and the review decision cannot be appealed.”

“If your channel has more than 10,000 subscribers, we will review your unlisted video (regardless of view count). If your channel has fewer than 10,000 subscribers, keep in mind that we’re only able to review videos with at least 1,000 views in the past 7 days, so you may need to publish the video and get views before we can review it.”

“When you request a review (e.g. appeal the current monetization status), the video gets looked at by an expert reviewer (not a computer) who spends time watching the video and reviewing the video’s content, title, and metadata against our advertiser-friendly content guidelines.”

What if you don’t have 1000 views on your video?

Based on my experience you can ask for a review even if you don’t have 1000 views. I’ve appealed several demonetized videos, and monetization was reactivated within hours.

How to create advertiser-friendly content to avoid demonetization of your YouTube videos?

In addition to the policies and guidelines above, here are some tips to
help ensure that your content is appropriate for advertising…

  • Do be respectful of others, including your viewers and the people or groups that you may feature in your video.
  • Do use accurate thumbnails and metadata. Regardless of the content of your video, if the title or thumbnail does not comply with these guidelines, the video may not be eligible for advertising.
  • Don’t embed your own ads in your video since it violates our ad policies. Learn more about paid product placement policy.
  • Context is key. If your video contains potentially controversial or offensive content, give your viewers enough information to help them understand what they’re seeing. You can also help us understand if your content is suitable for advertising by providing additional context.

Let me ask you an important question
Have you ever had one of your videos demonetized?
How long did the appeal process take?
Post your answer in the comments.

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Guidelines to Optimize YouTube: How to Improve Your Channel

Since 2005 YouTube has become a very popular platform among young people and adults. Since that times video is the most popular type of the content on the Internet. Many young people have realized, that it is a great and easy opportunity to make money with the help of your own YouTube channel. But is it that easy?

Most optimizers, bloggers, and network researchers realized that it is possible to attract the target audience not only with the help of search engines but also with social network and services. Especially, it concerns commercial themes, where each target visitor is worth an ordinary one. One of the best ways to attract your target audience is the channel.

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Would you like to become as popular as KSI, Ray William Johnson, Yuya or Jenna Marbles? Do you have a desire to become a YouTuber and earn money with the help of your channel? Are interested in how to make a YouTube video? Thus, the following YouTube optimization tips are for you.

A description, tags, and a category

Always write a description to each of your videos, adding hashtags and mentioning a category. The efficiency of the channel optimization depends on the title and a description you use. According to these key points, your product will appear in the youtube ranking. As the matter of fact, be clear about the title and make the description as informative as it is possible, including all the details which are mentioned in the video. The more channel keywords, so-called youtube seo, are included in the text, the better optimization works for the benefit of yours.

Links

Add or buy links on your channel in any possible networks and websites. You can optimize your channel in the same way as you optimize the website. To tell the truth, this method is less effective, but why not try here if it works. This method is proved by other popular YouTubers in YouTube channel rankings.

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Sharing

Share your video with your friends on Facebook and Instagram. When the links may provoke a harmful reaction among the users, videos you share may attract much more subscribers to your channel. That is why you can insert a code instead of a link to it and, in this case, people will follow you and you won’t be perceived as a spammer.

Amount of video

Is it easier for a channel to become popular, where there are only 10 videos or for a channel, where there are 1000 ones? The answer is obvious. While dealing with optimization, do your best to update it with new videos as often as possible. There is no need in creating long videos. It could be short video materials about something interesting and important.

Feedback

Ask your potential subscribers to give you a feedback about what they watch in your channel. For example: “If you like this video give me ‘thumbs up and subscribe to my channel”. This simple phrase effects people who watch this a lot. Subscribers usually forget to give a feedback in comments, and this phrase serves as a reminder for the audience.

Friends – bloggers

You can show your worth with the help of your friendship with other bloggers. Mention them in your videos, add links and comments on their accounts and soon you will get a feedback from them in a way of the same links and mentions.

Content

Among different YouTube tips, a content plays the most important role in a channel optimization. Despite the popularization of the YouTube platform, it still works according to the key optimization rule: a channel with an interesting content will become popular no matter what. Think of creative and useful information for your subscribers, talk about popular and modern tendencies. Google YouTube video requests and find out what requests are the most popular among users and make a video with a required content.

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Q&A

Questions-and-answers videos are very popular among YouTubers. The main point of this kind of content is obvious – YouTubers answer questions and comments from their followers. There are many advantages in the videos of this category. For example, there is no need to waste your time for answering each question in comments, sometimes even copying the same information over and over again. You can create the category or a playlist where you answer the most popular question, for instance, once in a month.

YouTube Analytics Explained – Top 10 Factors

Do you want to improve the growth of your YouTube channel?

If you don’t know where your traffic is coming from and how people are interacting with your videos, you won’t know what to improve. YouTube analytics helps you to understand your audience, discover who watches your videos, what they watch, where they come from and more. These insights will help you to interact with your viewers in a smarter way and even help you to reach new audiences.

In the video below I’ll analyze the top 10 factors in YouTube Analytics so you can improve the performance of your videos and your channel.

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1. Channel overview
If you click on Analytics-Overview, then you’ll see the watch time, average view duration, views and estimated revenue of your channel. You’ll also see the likes, dislikes, comments, shares, videos on playlist and subscribers.

The Most important aspect of the channel overview is Top 10 Videos. It also shows your top geographies. Most of mine come from United States. Gender, 80% are male, 21% are female. Under traffic sources, we’ve got YouTube search, external, suggested videos and other. Under Playback locations, we’ve got YouTube watch page, embedded external websites, YouTube channel page.

If you want to drill down deeper, just click on any of the links to one of the top 10 videos. It’ll show similar statistics as ones for your channel.

2. Real time
This shows the amount of traffic that your channel received in the last 48 hours and last 60 minutes, and it does it by individual videos. For one of my most recent videos, it received 300 views in the last 48 hours and 7 views in the last 60 minutes. If you get a lot of views within the last 60 minutes or 48 hours, then your video will be suggested and promoted by YouTube. You can also click on an individual video and it’ll show you the last 48 hours, last 60 minutes, the geography, device type and operating system.

3. Watch time
This is one of the main ranking factors for YouTube videos. So if you get a high watch time for your videos, then they’ll do well overall. This is under watch time reports on YouTube analytics. Here you can see the videos that received the most amount of watch time. Here you can also view the geography, most from United States. You can also check an individual video by putting it into the search box.

For this individual video “How To Monetize YouTube Videos On Your Phone” you see that most people came from United States, secondly from India, then United Kingdom. If we check the subscription status, most people that watched the video will subscribe to the channel and non-subscribers was 39% and I got 44% views from the non-subscribers.

4. Audience attention
This refers to how long people are staying watching your video. You got the average view duration and the average percentage viewed. The videos that are listed here show the videos that have accumulated a great amount of watch time on your channel. If you want to check the most recent video for audience retention, just put it in the search box.

The average view duration is the estimated average minutes watched per view for the selected content, date range, region and other filters. For this video most viewers watch at least 50%, so average percentage viewed is the average percentage video your audience watches per view.

50% of viewers watched it for half the video. Here you have absolute audience retention. This shows how people are viewing it all the way through the video. So it starts off really high, then it dips at the beginning and then slowly decreases as time goes on.

Relative audience retention refers to videos of a similar length but they could be in a different niche. So in this video, it starts off average then actually goes way above average for at least 50% of the video and then it dips down towards the end. So one way to improve that is to maybe put a card or try to have a different ending so that it can stay above 50%.

5. Demographics
As you can see, most people that view my channel are male. 83% 18 to 24 years old, 81% 13 to 17 years old, 80% 25 to 34. However, amongst the females, 27% is 65 plus years, 27% 54 to 64 years and 27% is 45 to 54 years.

6. Traffic sources
Most of the traffic for my channel comes from YouTube search. Secondly, from external sources, this is from websites, apps that embed your videos or link to your videos on YouTube. Thirdly, from suggested videos. These are views from suggestions appearing alongside or after other videos. So if you drill down YouTube search, then it’ll show you the most popular keyword phrases that people use to find their videos on the channel. It’ll also show you the geography.

Let’s view the traffic sources for one of my most recent videos.
So for this video, “How To Monetize Youtube Videos On Your Phone”, most of the traffic came from notifications. Secondly, from direct or unknown, this is traffic from direct URL entry, bookmarks and unidentified apps. Thirdly, from browse features, this is traffic from the homepage/home screen, subscription feed. Most people found the video from the traffic homepage. Fourthly, they came from search. If I click on search, this shows the keywords that were used to find this particular video. So this means I can take some of these keyword phrases and create new videos, especially if this video is doing well. If click on geography, then it’ll show where most of the traffic is coming from also.

7. Devices
You can see that most people are finding my videos from their computer. Secondly, from their mobile phone. Then from the tablet, TV and game console. Most are viewing from the Windows computer, Android device, iOS device the Macintosh.

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8. Subscribers
At the top here for last 28 days I’ve gained 760 subscribers but then I’ve lost 224 subscribers to have a total gain of 506 subscribers for the last 28 days. Out of those subscribers, most came from YouTube watch page. Secondly, they came from the channel. Thirdly, from other, from unspecified sources. Then from YouTube channel. Then from interactive features, such as end screens, branding watermarks and other annotations. From YouTube search, subscription from the search results based on these queries.

Overall, it seems that most people are subscribing to my channel from YouTube watch page. This is probably because YouTube is promoting my videos and suggested and related videos.

9. Cards
This shows the videos that receive the most clicks from the cards used in the videos. So, for instance, this particular video…35 card teaser clicks is the number of times a teaser has been clicked. Over 17% got teaser clicks per card teaser shown is the average teaser clicks per teaser impression. It measures how often viewers click the teaser after seeing it. It got 25 card clicks and 73% were the clicks per card shown. This is the average card clicks per impression. This measures how often viewers click the card after seeing it.

Let’s take a look at the card type…Most clicks came from the actual video. Secondly, from the associated website link. Thirdly, from the playlist links.

10. End screens
This is the call-to-action end screen that you place in the last 20 seconds of your video. The end screen element that receives the most clicks is the best for viewer. We click end screen element type, this confirms it because “best per viewer” received the most end screen element clicks. Secondly, was subscribe; and, thirdly, the play list.

Now you know how to analyze the performance of your videos
using these 10 factors of YouTube analytics.

Keep this important thing in mind.
Select one thing to focus on to improve the growth of your YouTube channel, such as thumbnail design or your video presentation. After you made the change, monitor YouTube analytics to see if it made a difference. For example, has your audience retention improved and your engagement increased? Keep repeating this process so you can see continuous growth of your YouTube channel.

If you want to learn how to grow your audience on YouTube and
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6 Tips on How to Quickly Raise the Video Rating in YouTube Search

country It’s not the secret that YouTube is the utmost frequent site on our planet, with billions of end users? It’s also the largest inquiry machine, and primarily Google search YouTube whenever you have to watch or find some flicks. The platform uses varied tools of determining which videotape will dominate on the YouTube traffic research by requesting the total amount of subscribed users or the number of thumb ups which were left by customers.

If users cannot find you, they won’t sign up your clips and won’t attend your homepage. It’s time to lift the veil of secrecy and learn how to implement SEO YouTube in a right way. We’ve prepared 6 hints for leading your channel to its hour of triumph – browse around this site to ask professionals for other detailed studies concerning video rating.

1. Make friends with thumbnails.
They’re like a nota bene for all Y-lovers! Such indicated small pictures help you to get a click on your show, and you get higher rating results. Think twice, deem passion, affection, and motivation when establishing such summary. It’s going to be the canvas of your broadcast diary.

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2. Title of the video.

After you’ve transferred a clip, you’ll be asked to fill out the headline, depiction, and tags of it. Sounds simple, right? Thus, this is one of the most meaningful parts, and it shouldn’t be done carelessly.

One of the YouTube tips is to avoid ‘stop’ words like ‘the,’ “and” or “a.” Such adverts are useless for research instrument, and your message can have success without them. For example, ‘3 Healthy Breakfast Wraps | Back to School Recipes’ or ‘Let’s Beat Heat | Summer Life Hacks with Doctor Mike.’

3. More keywords – more influence on the rate.

Be clear while entering appropriate keys to your YouTube videos. Make it descriptive and engaging by using long tail words in order to be more specific. So instead of ‘healthy breakfasts’ you can write ‘easy, healthy breakfast wrap’ or ‘healthy breakfasts for children.’ It may be searched less-often, but it offers less competition and better targeting.

4. Write detailed descriptions.

The YouTube has no idea what your talkies are about and why you upload them. You should write in details what is being adduced in the video. Keep in mind only 60 characters is going to be visible in your explanation box, so make up mind and pack in a steady way. Provide customers with a sense to browse your stuff, and it can positively affect the YouTube ranking.

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5. Tags Usage.

It is necessary to categorize your footage by keyword. YouTube concedes you to add ‘tags, ’ but it has a limitation of pins you can insert. The best practice is to add several and various tags to properly describe your canned film. Whenever you feel that your clip needs 20 tags, no one stops you.

One great way to understand tag idea is to look at the top-ranking clips on YouTube search that directly compete with your file. Sometimes the platform can hide pins, which makes it harder to examine on your rivals and take a look at their tags. Luckily, there are tools that allow you to get lots of insights of the tags they are using to be of a high rank. Two of these software apps are vidIQ and TubeBuddy. Both programs have a free version and a few paid versions, depending on your company’s needs.

6. Make playlists.

Don’t leave your online diary in an unorganized mess. Set up your talkies into series and it will help you to increase YouTube views. Such keyword catalogs give your channel YouTube image info about your material. Once you’ve uploaded 10 clips on your page, form them in tightly themed series.

social Analyze, optimize and repeat. Use your social networks to distribute the small flicks at least twice a week on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ each. The higher percentage you can gain, the more extra talkies will move up in the rankings.

People say, even the best can do better. Once you have a foothold on your page, it’s time to get a bird’s-eye view of how it’s performing. Be persistent and start taking the profits of a solid SEO approach, including along with brand-new probable clients, getting a finer search presence and formulating your brand.

How To Monetize YouTube Videos With Google Adsense

Did you know that YouTube requires your channel to have
10,000 lifetime views before it can be monetized?

In this video you’ll learn the steps to set-up your channel for monetization with adsense and discover a fast way to get 10,000 views.

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So what does monetization with adsense mean?

If your channel has YouTube partner status and has monetization enabled, YouTube will display ad banners on your videos. You’ll earn money from advertisements served on your videos and from YouTube Red subscribers watching your content. The more views you accumulate on your videos the more revenue you’ll receive.

What are the Eligibility requirements?

10,000 public lifteime views
YouTube partner status
Must be 18 years old
Channel activity adheres to the YouTube Partner Program policies, YouTube Terms of Service, and Community Guidelines.

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Here are the 4 steps to monetize your YouTube videos with Adsense

1. Become a YouTube partner
Once your channel reaches 10,000 lifetime public views, it will be reviewed to join the Partner program.
Here’s how to check…
Sign in to your YouTube account.
In the top right, select your account icon > Creator Studio.
In the left menu, select Channel > Status and features.
Under “Monetization,” click Enable.
Follow the on-screen steps to accept the YouTube Partner Program Terms.

2. Sign-up for Adsense
Create a new AdSense account or connect an existing one to your channel. You need an AdSense account to earn money from your videos and get paid. Follow these steps to set up an AdSense account.

3. Set monetization preferences
Set what types of ads you want to run on your videos and automatically turn on monetization for all your existing and future videos.
When you set this up, you will start earning money as soon as your channel is approved.
Confirm you want to monetize for all your existing and future videos.
Check the boxes under Ads formats to choose the types of ads you want to show.
Click Save.

You can always change these setting in your monetization defaults so that every upload is automatically monetized or not monetized, or choose the specific videos you want to monetize.

4. Get reviewed (after you reach 10,000 views)
Once your channel has 10,000 views, YouTube will review your application to make sure your channel activity adheres to the YouTube Partner Program policies, YouTube Terms of Service, and our Community Guidelines. They’ll let you know as soon as the process is complete.

You can also check the status of your application at Creator Studio > Channel > Monetization. The process may take up to several weeks.

If you’re approved: You’ll start earning money on YouTube right away if you’ve already chosen the videos you want to monetize. If you don’t have enough views for a review yet, keep making original content and growing your audience.

The view count threshold gives YouTube enough information to determine the validity of your channel. It also allows them to confirm if a channel is following their community guidelines and advertiser policies.

What if you don’t have 10,000 lifetime views?
Set-up an in-stream video ads campaign on adwords for video. You can get views for as little as 1cent/view so you’ll only need to spend $100.00. Click here to learn how to create a videos ads campaign.

How much money can you earn from Adsense ads?
Not much if you are just starting your YouTube Channel. It’s not worth monetizing your channel with adsense ads until you have a lot of videos that have consistently generate a lot of views. Usually you get a few cents per 1000 views depending on your niche.

How do you get paid?
Your YouTube earnings depend on CPM (cost per thousand, denoted as M) which is the cost per thousand views. The average CPM ranges anywhere between $5-$10 and YouTube gets 45 percent of whatever you earn from the ads.

For example, if you earn $10 per 1,000 views, then YouTube takes $4.5. In the present day and age, you can earn anything between $500-$5000 for every million views.

How do you increase your adsense revenue?
Regularly upload new videos containing original content that your viewers want to watch. After publishing your video, share it on social media, sites, blogs, groups, forums to grow your audience.

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Here’s are 3 important things to keep in mind..

1. Not all videos will be eligible for monetization
2. You don’t have to monetize all videos on your channel. You can just select one video on your channel to monetize with ads and leave the rest unchecked.
3. If you want to link a card or end screen to your associated website your channel must have monetization enabled.

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