7 Mistakes To Avoid To Get More YouTube Subscribers

Are you struggling to get more subscribers to your YouTube Channel? If so, you may be making mistakes that you’re probably unaware of.

In the video below I’m going to give you 7 things you definitely
SHOULD NOT DO to get more subscribers and views to your channel.

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1. Don’t ask sub4sub
People who comment on your video with “I subscribed to you now subscribe to me” are spamming you. They are not interested in your content and only want to boost their subscriber count. Therefore they don’t offer any value to your channel.

2. Don’t add a link in the comments on other channels
Another annoying thing that people do is spam your comments by inserting a link to their channel or to a product they are trying to promote. Fortunately this kind of comment immediately gets flagged by YouTube as possible spam and is sent to the spam section so it won’t be seen by the public.

3. Don’t be boring
When filming a video you can’t use the same energy as when you’re talking to a person. The video camera reduces the energy you normally have so you appear on camera with little energy and enthusiasm. Instead double the energy and enthusiasm you normally have so it will motivate viewers to subscribe to your channel.

4. Don’t use clickbait
Clickbait is content whose main purpose is to attract attention and encourage visitors to click on a link to a particular video but the video is something completely different. For example posting a thumbnail of cleavage to make people click on your video about ant farms. This tactic will work against you because the audience will feel fooled and angry and will be less likely to watch any more of your videos. If someone clicks on a video and leaves quickly, this tracked time on screen will bump you lower in search results.

Clickbait is actually against YouTube’s Terms of Service and you’ll
actually get a strike against your channel for doing such activities.

5. Don’t use other people’s content (except creative commons videos)
Instead of stealing other peoples’ content, just be yourself and give your unique slant on a specific topic. By all means watch other peoples videos, read other people’s articles, listen to other peoples’ podcasts to get ideas but don’t just copy their content so there is no originality to it

This is one of the biggest things that is against YouTube’s Terms of Service. This is called Piracy! So, taking other people’s content without their permission is against YouTube’s Terms.

6. Don’t use inappropriate words
Watch How To Block Or Blacklist Certain Words On YouTube – Tutorial

7. Avoid infrequent uploading
The more frequently you upload the more exposure you’ll receive on your videos. People can then count on viewing your videos every week.

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

How To Find The Traffic Sources Of Your Videos On YouTube

Do you know what search terms or keywords people
are using to find your videos on YouTube?

If you videos appear on the first page of YouTube or
Google you’ll receive a continuous stream of free traffic.

This is a great way to generate new leads or subscribers on autopilot.

Here’s how to analyze the traffic sources of your YouTube videos:

Watch the video below

The traffic sources report in YouTube Analytics shows the sites and YouTube features that viewers use to find your content. You can use it to get insight into the many ways viewers find your videos.

For example, you can see if viewers are searching directly on YouTube, clicking “suggested videos” thumbnails, or following links from social networking websites like Twitter or Facebook.

Here’s how to view your traffic sources using YouTube Analytics:

  • Log into your YouTube channel
  • Click the profile icon
  • Click “creator studio”
  • Click the drop down box next to analytics
  • Go to traffic sources
  • Click on “YouTube search”
  • Here are all the keyword phrases that people are
    using to find your videos on YouTube.
  • It gives you the watch time, number of views, average view duration.
  • You can also get the geography…as you can see the
    United States is the most popular.
  • If you go back to traffic sources and click on “suggested videos”…
    these are views from suggestions appearing alongside or after other videos.
  • Here you’ve got a list of the top 25 videos that appear as the “suggested videos”
  • This is the last 28 days but you can also adjust it
    if you want view the last 90 days or this year, last year, etc.
  • If you go back to traffic sources we can see the other sources of traffic.
  • External..this is traffic from websites and apps
    that embed your videos or link to your videos on YouTube.
  • YouTube advertising..this is ad playbacks that qualify as a view.
  • Direct or Unknown…is traffic from direct URL entry,
    bookmarks and unidentified apps.
  • Suggested videos..is the views from suggestions appearing
    alongside or after other videos.
  • You can see most of my traffic is coming from
    YouTube search and from external.
  • If I hover over the graph, I can analyze these statistics for April 2016 so I’ve got suggested videos, direct or unknown, YouTube advertising, external sources and YouTube search.
  • YouTube search is my highest traffic source.

That’s it!

Now you know the traffic sources that people are using to discover your videos. You’ll also know the keywords that people are using to find your videos on Google and YouTube.

Download my video upload checklist at: http://www.drostdesigns.com/video-optimization-checklist
You’ll learn the 10 things that you need to do before going “live’ with your video on YouTube

How To Find The Tags For Any YouTube Video

Do you want to be able to see the keywords that
your competitors are using for their video tags?

For many years you could view the tags of any YouTube video directly below it’s description. Back in 2012 YouTube removed the tags from view because they were being abused.

Even though video tags are hidden from view, you should still use them so your videos can be found when somebody searches on Google or YouTube.

Getting tag ideas by spying on your competitors’ videos will help you generate more ideas for your own video tags. Just don’t abuse this feature by copying and pasting ALL your competitors’ tags.

How To Find The Tags For Any YouTube Video:

  • Install the VidIQ Chrome extension at:
  • Click “Install Chrome Extension”
  • Make sure that you are using the chrome browser
  • For you video, it will give you the video IQ score, number of views, number of subscribers, likes, FB shares, etc. So it gives you a lot of valuble statistics for your video.
  • You can also see all the tags that have been used for the video.
  • And to get them all just click on the clip button.
  • Copy all the tags (Command+C on the MAC or CTRL+C on the PC)
  • Paste all the tags into a text editor
    (Command+V on the MAC or CTRL+V on the PC)
  • Now you’ve got all the tags of that particular video

Some of the keywords used in the tags of this popular video you may never have thought of but you can use them in your own video.

Keep these 2 important things in mind:

1. Don’t abuse video tags
Avoid copying all the tags of a competitor’s video to use for your own. Instead sprinkle some of the tags that you never thought of for your own video.

2. Don’t keyword spam your tags
Avoid using the same keywords over and over again in your tags. Instead use secondary keyword phrases that include or are related to your main keyword.

Now you know how to find the tags for any YouTube Video.

Download my video upload checklist at: http://www.drostdesigns.com/video-optimization-checklist. You’ll learn the 10 things that you need to do before going live with your video on YouTube.

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