How To Get 4000 Hours Watch Time On Your YouTube Channel Quickly

  • How long does it take to get 4,000 watch hours?
  • Does YouTube automatically enable monetization for your
    channel if you meet the requirements of the YouTube Partner Program?
  • Does rewatching a YouTube video count as a view?

In the video below, I’m going to show you 10 ways to get 4,000 hours on
your YouTube channel quickly, as well as answer your questions.

After being accepted on the YouTube Partner Program, you have access to the YouTube creator support team, you get access to the copyright match tool and access to the monetization features.

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Here are 10 ways to get 4,000 public watch hours on your YouTube channel quickly.

  1. Create videos on topics your audience wants to watch.
    If you provide a solution to the problems that your viewer has, then they’ll keep watching your video all the way through. It’s easy to create videos on topics that you want to watch, but maybe it doesn’t appeal to your audience.

    If it’s a topic that people are hungry to get more information about, they’ll continue watching the video all the way through.
  2. Create more of what works.
    If you’ve already got a bunch of videos on your channel, you’ll be able to see very quickly which ones got the highest average view duration or highest watch time.
    – Login to YouTube studio,
    – Click on Analytics,
    – Click on the Engagement tab.
    – Click on “See More” and see which videos have got the longest average view duration. Average view duration means the estimated average minutes watched per view for the selected content, date range, and region.
    The higher the number, the better.
    – Click on the plus sign
    – Select the average percentage viewed.
    This is the average percentage of a video your audience watches per view. The higher the number, the better.

    Your goal should be to get 50% of the people watching your video to watch it all the way through.

    If you can achieve that, your watch time minutes will grow very quickly for each new video that you upload.
  3. Increase upload frequency.
    Obviously, if you increase the number of videos that you upload to your channel every week, you’re going to get more watch time.

    So if you’re only uploading videos once a week, try uploading twice a week or even three times a week.

    How the heck do you do that without going crazy?
    – One of the strategies I use to publish videos more frequently is to batch produce my videos, so sit down and write two or three scripts for future videos.
    – When I shoot my videos, I try to do two or three at the same time based upon the number of scripts that I have available. I find that once you get into the flow of creating one video, you might as well shoot one or two extra videos.
  4. Go live.
    When I go live on my YouTube channel, I find I usually go live for about an hour.

    If you got 4 people to watch your live stream for an hour, that means you’ve accumulated four hours of public viewing time. That converts into 240 minutes of public watch time.

    If you get 10 people that are watching your live stream for an hour, that’s 10 times 60 minutes, which is 600 minutes of watch time.

    So your watch time hours are going to accumulate very quickly on your channel if you do a live stream for one hour every week.
  5. Create longer videos.
    If you can keep people engaged throughout your video, you will accumulate more watch time minutes.

    For example, if people are watching five minutes of a 10-minute video, you’ll get more watch time minutes than if they’re only watching one minute of a five-minute video.

    How do you keep people engaged throughout the video?
    – You can tease them at the beginning about what to expect at the end of the video.
    – Reset the attention of your viewers every few seconds by adding text overlays, graphics, transitions, jump cuts, et cetera. Every time you add one of these effects in your videos, it helps reset the attention of your viewers and keeps them watching.
  6. Choose low competition keywords.
    It’s difficult to rank your videos on the first page of YouTube if you’ve got a lot of competition for those particular keywords. If you want to rank your videos on the first page of YouTube, you’ve got to find videos that have a good search volume but low competition. These are long-tail keyword phrases that contain two, three, or even five words in the phrase.

    For example, the title of this video is How To Get 4,000 Hours Watch Time On YouTube Quickly. That’s 11 words in this particular keyword phrase.

    If your video ranks on the first page of YouTube, more people will see it and watch your video. When more people watch your video because they saw it in the YouTube search engine, you will accumulate more watch time hours.

    Click here to watch my video on how to find low competition keywords.
  7. Create clickable thumbnails.
    If nobody clicks on your thumbnail, they’re not going to watch a video, and if they don’t watch your video, you’re not going to accumulate watch time hours.

    When creating your thumbnails, make sure they stand out in a small screen size, like when people are viewing them on a phone.

    According to YouTube, 70% of the people watching your videos, view your videos from a mobile phone.

    Click here to watch my video on how to create awesome custom thumbnails.
  8. Increase watch time with playlists.
    Did you know that you can increase the watch time of a single video by linking to another video in a playlist?

    If people are binge-watching a series of videos in your playlist, that means you’ll accumulate more watch time than if they’re watching a single video.

    To make this happen, put a series of videos in a playlist, then link to that particular playlist from the video that they’re just watching. Instead of just watching that single video, they’ll be watching successive videos in a row.
  9. Translate your videos.
    Did you know that you can reach a different audience by translating your videos into another language besides English?
    – Log in to your Analytics
    – Click on the Audience tab.
    – If you scroll down to the bottom, you’ll see the top countries that are generating the most traffic to your channel.

    Probably most of them come from English speaking countries, but what about those countries that don’t speak English? For example, the second most popular country is India, you might want to translate your videos into Hindi.

    Click here to watch my video on how to translate your video into different language besides English.
  10. Trending topics.
    If you’re one of the first people that creates a video on a hot trend in your niche, you can get a ton of traffic to your video and grow your channel fast.

    For example, when YouTube changed the requirements to monetize your channel, I created a video for alternative ways to make money on YouTube. As a result, that video got tons of views and even gets tons of views two years later.

    You can find hot trends in your niche by going to Google Trends. You can also sign up for Google Alerts via email.

    Here’s a bonus tip.
    When making your video, remind people to watch your video all the way through. If it’s a long video, you might want to remind them a couple of times.

Here are some answers to some frequently asked questions about how to get 4,000 hours of watch time on YouTube.

How long does it take to get 4,000 watch hours?

4,000 hours of watch time is 240,000 minutes. If you divide it by the month, that means you need 20,000 minutes of watch time per month. Wow, that’s a lot of minutes.

The best way to get those public watch hours is to implement one or more of the techniques I showed you previously.

Does rewatching a YouTube video count as a view?

Absolutely. YouTube counts each view when you play a video that’s 30 seconds or more. So if you watch the same video 50 times, the 50 views would be added to the count.

Just keep in mind, the video has to be public for the views to be counted. If the video is set to private or unlisted, the views won’t be counted as public watch hours.

Will my channel automatically be monetized after I meet the requirements of the YouTube Partner Program of 4,000 public watch hours and 1,000 subscribers?

The answer is no. YouTube reviews your channel first to see if you violated any of their policies and it meets the monetization requirements. Typically, it takes about a month for your channel to get reviewed.

Besides 4,000 public watch hours in the past 12 months, you also need 1,000 subscribers.

Watch my next video on How To GET 1000 SUBSCRIBERS On YouTube Hack

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