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.

    If you haven’t got TubeBuddy yet, click here to get it now, Use promo code HermansBuddy at checkout to get 20% off.

    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 REVIEW PRODUCTS On YouTube And GET PAID On Autopilot

Would you like to generate a passive income from YouTube videos, so you can get paid to support your YouTube channel?

In the video below, you’ll discover 3 different ways to get paid to review products on YouTube, how to choose the right products to review, what to say in your video review, and how to avoid common mistakes.

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  1. Review products you own or use.
    I highly recommend promoting products that you own or use so you can give feedback based upon your experience.

    For example, I did a product review video on the SwitchPod. This is because I often use it when I’m shooting videos in my studio or shooting B-roll outside.

    I did a review of the InVideo slideshow maker because I often use it for creating slideshows.

    I often promote TubeBuddy because I want to save time doing keyword research my YouTube videos.

    If you own and use the product yourself, it’s much easier to do an authentic review for your viewers.

    How can you find an affiliate product to promote for your niche? One of the best ways is to sign up for the Amazon Influencer Program. Amazon sells almost anything on the net, and once you get that affiliate link, you can promote that particular product.

    Another great benefit of using Amazon to promote your product is if somebody purchases another product on Amazon within 24 hours, you’ll get a commission from that product.

    For example, if somebody purchased a SwitchPod from your amazon link and then purchased a different product within 24 hours on Amazon, you’ll still get a commission from that product.

    If you’ve created your own product, then you can set up an affiliate program and get other people to promote your product through becoming an affiliate. They’ll get a 50% commission for promoting your product.

    Another way to find affiliate companies for a product you may be interested in promoting is to just use Google search. All you have to do is enter your main keyword into Google search, then add +affiliate.

    For example, if I enter M50 Canon camera + affiliate into Google search, immediately I’ll find a Canon Affiliate Program. Here’s one from shopusacanon.com, usacanon.com, and even amazon.com.

    Later on, I’ll show you how to write a script for your product review video so you know what to say in the video.

    If you want to promote high ticket affiliate programs so you can make a higher commission, enter high ticket affiliate programs into Google search. Select the best company that matches your niche.
  2. Sponsorships and Brand deals
    This is where a company may approach you to review their products. A paid sponsorship is where they pay you to review the product.

    How do you know how much you should charge them?
    Estimate how much you’re worth per hour, then multiply that amount by how many hours it’ll take to create the video. If you’re worth $100 per hour, and it takes eight hours to create the video, then you can charge them $800. Because the YouTube video will remain on your channel forever, you might want to add some additional costs for the longterm promotion of that particular video.

    Free Product Promotions.
    Almost every day, I get e-mails from companies to promote their product for free. They’ll send me the product for free in exchange for a product review.

    For example, I got sent this free mic, so I could do a review of it. Just keep in mind you don’t want to accept every product that your company wants you to review. Products should benefit your audience; otherwise, you might turn them off, and they won’t come back to watch more of your content.

    Connect Creators With Brands
    YouTube recently introduced BrandConnect, which is a monetization service that connects creators with brands for branded video campaigns. You get paid to include advertiser content. Currently, it’s being rolled out to select channels, and you have to be a member of the YouTube Partner Program. Click the link in the description to get an overview of the BrandConnect Program.
  3. Review and promote multiple products with an e-mail list
    The beauty of building an e-mail list from YouTube videos is so you can promote multiple products from the same list. The bigger your list, the more money you’ll make, and you can e-mail your list anytime.

    All you have to do is offer free download from YouTube videos such as a free cheat sheet, report, or video course in exchange for contact information.

    When you set up this funnel correctly, you can generate leads on autopilot. If you want to learn more about how to build an e-mail list on YouTube, click here.

Here’s how to write a product review script.

  1. Introduce the product.
    Begin your video by showing what the product does. Showing a preview of your product at the beginning of your video hooks the viewers’ attention and gets them to watch the rest of the video.
  2. List key product features.
    Emphasize all the main features of what the product does. If it’s a physical product like the SwitchPod, you can show some B-roll of you using it with your camera. If you’re reviewing a digital product, then show some screenshots of how it works.

    For instance, when a company approached me about reviewing their slideshow maker, I shot some B-roll and showed people how to make the slideshow using their software.
  3. Discuss the benefits of the product.
    Make sure you always keep the viewer in mind and outline the benefits of using a particular product.
  4. Compare the pros and cons.
    Instead of just to outline the benefits of the product, include some of the disadvantages. For example, for the SwitchPod, it doesn’t come with a ball head, so you can’t stabilize it on uneven ground.
  5. Explain its intended target.
    You want to explain who the product is for, so you’re talking to the right viewers, and they can make the right decision to get the product.
  6. Include the price and purchase information.
    If there’s different pricing options, show the advantages and disadvantages of the different pricing options, so the viewer can make the best decision to get the product or not.
  7. Give a strong call to action.
    End your video with a strong call to action to get the product. If you’re reviewing a digital product like TubeBuddy, you might promote the free trial.

    If you follow these script writing tips to do a video review of the product, you’ll have a higher probability of making a sale from the product.

Let me ask you a question…
How are you currently generating revenue from your YouTube channel?
Post your answer in the comments below. I’d love to read them, and I’m sure others would too.

Here are some important things to keep in mind when reviewing products on YouTube.

  1. Avoid reviewing products that you don’t believe in or don’t use.
    If a company e-mails you to do a free product review, make sure that it suits the viewers of your channel. You might also warn them that you may not do a review if it doesn’t meet your expectations or it doesn’t benefit your viewers.
  2. Optimize your product review video.
    Include the product name and the title description and tags of your YouTube video. This will make it easier for your product review video to be found on the first page of YouTube search when someone submits a query in YouTube search.
  3. Add a disclaimer in the description of your YouTube video.
    If you’re selling an affiliate product, I highly recommend putting a disclaimer at the bottom of your description. You can check out the disclaimer in the description of any of my videos.
  4. Include a business e-mail on your About page.
    This will make it easy for companies to get a hold of you to review their products. As I mentioned earlier, I receive e-mails from companies almost every day to review one of their products. I only accept the ones that interest me or would be of value to my viewers. I recommend you do the same.
  5. Create a media kit.
    The main benefit of creating a media kit is that you can quickly send it to companies that approach you to do a review of their product. Click here to download a media sponsorship agreement template. When you show clear guidelines to a company to sponsor a product review video, it’s easier to negotiate a special price for your video.
  6. Be consistent
    If you want to generate more revenue from YouTube videos, make a plan to publish more product review videos.

    If you have multiple review videos that are ranked on the first page of YouTube, you’ll make more money from your channel.

    For example, I created and published product review videos several years ago, and those videos are still generating revenue to this day on autopilot. That’s an amazing return on investment for just doing the work once.

What if you don’t want to create product review videos but still want to get paid for publishing videos on YouTube?

No worries, just watch my next video for 5 ways to monetize your YouTube channel and
get paid at least $100 by YouTube every single month. Thanks for watching, and we’ll see you in the next video.

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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.

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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.

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    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?

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How To End A YouTube Video – What To Say And How To Say It

Are you making these mistakes when you end your YouTube video, like telegraphing the ending?

“That’s all we have for you today.” Giving too many calls to action, like “Subscribe,” “Watch the next video,” “Download my free cheat sheet,” “Like this video,”

Acting weird at the end, “Oh my goodness, what am I going to say at the end?”

Watch the video below, because I’m going to show you how to correctly end a YouTube video by knowing what to say.

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Why should you have a good ending to your video?

  1. Watch time.
    Watch time is one of the top-ranking factors on YouTube. If you keep viewers longer on the YouTube platform, YouTube will promote your videos in YouTube search and suggested videos. The longer you keep them watching, the more watch time you’ll accumulate.

    Click here to watch my video on how to keep viewers engaged throughout your video.

    YouTube makes it really easy to end your video by adding the end screen. You have the option to subscribe, add a video, add a playlist, add a link, or add a channel.

    If you want to get maximum watch time, I highly recommend linking to a video or playlist. Typically, a link to a video within a playlist, so when they go to watch that video, they have the opportunity to watch all the other related videos. If they watch three related videos in a row, that sends a signal to the YouTube algorithm to suggest more of my videos on other people’s channels.

    Here are a few ideas on what to say to get viewers to watch your next video.

    To end this video, I could say something like, “Now that you know what to say at the end of your YouTube video, watch my next video to learn what to say at the beginning of a YouTube video.”

    Notice how I naturally invited the viewer to watch a related video.

    You can also end your video with a question like, “Have you ever struggled what to say at the beginning of a YouTube video so you can keep viewers watching? If that’s a yes, watch my next video on what to say at the beginning of a YouTube video.”

    Notice how I asked a question related to the video that they’ve just watched. It makes them curious to watch more videos.
  2. Download a free report.
    If you are a member of the YouTube Partner Program and have 4,000 watch hours and 1,000 subscribers in the past 12 months, you can link to a landing page in the card or end screen.

    When they click the graphic in your end screen, they can download their free report or e-book.

    Here’s what you can say, “If you really love the content in this video, then download my free report on how to write great video titles so you can get more views on your videos.”

    You can then just point to the graphic in the end screen.

    Let me ask you a question…
    What do you typically say at the end of your video? Post your answer in the comments below. I’d love to read them and I’m sure others would too.
  3. Subscribe.
    You can say something like, “If you enjoyed the content of this video, click the Subscribe button so you can receive more content like this every week.”

    You can then just point to the Subscribe button on the end screen. Telling your viewers what to do at the end of your video, how to do it, and why they should do, will get them to take action.

Here are some common mistakes that many YouTubers make when ending their videos.

  1. Too many calls to action.
    Subscribe,” “Watch the next video,” “Download my free report,” “Watch this playlist,” “Like this video.” Too many calls to action at the end of your video will only confuse viewers so they won’t take any action. Limit your end screen to one main call to action, so it’ll be easy for your viewers to take action right away.

    Think about the one goal that you wish to achieve at the end of your video, whether it’s to watch the next video, subscribe to your channel, or download your free cheat sheet, just make sure that it’s a natural transition and keep it conversational.

    I recommend selecting the “Best For viewer” option if you don’t have a related video that you want your viewers to watch. “Best For Viewer” means YouTube will select the best video for your viewer to watch based upon their browsing behavior.

    Even though YouTube systems may be really good at selecting the best video for the viewer, I prefer to send viewers to my own video. This keeps viewers on my own channel so they’ll binge-watch more of my videos.

    Let me know in the comments below if you prefer YouTube to select the best video for your viewers, or you prefer to send viewers to your own video.
  2. Telegraphing the end of your video.
    Well, that’s all we have for you today.” “Thanks for watching”.Let me summarize what I told you in the video.” When viewers know that you’re about to end the video, they’ll leave the video and stop watching. Ideally, you want to keep viewers watching to the very end so you don’t want to telegraph the ending of your video.
  3. Long ending.
    Unless you can entertain your viewers at the end of your video with a bunch of bloopers, keep your endings very short. I’ve seen some creators end their video abruptly by stopping in the middle of a sentence. This leaves a viewer wondering what’s coming next. You can also use a cliffhanger like they do in the movies. Keep watching as I show you what happened when I jumped off the cliff.

    Instead of showing some extra clips and playing nice music at the end of your video, keep your video ending short.

    Your goal should be to keep viewers watching to the end of the video and then watch more videos in succession. Therefore, I highly recommend telling viewers to watch the next video related to the video that they’ve just watched.

    Keep an eye on the end card section in YouTube Analytics to see what’s working and what isn’t, so you can make the necessary changes. For example, if you’re linking to a playlist and you’re not getting any clicks, you might want to switch to a single video to see if you get more clicks.

    Now that you know what to say at the end of your YouTube video, what do you say at the beginning of your YouTube video to keep viewers watching?

    Don’t worry, just watch my next video on what to say at the beginning of your YouTube video so you can hook your viewers in the first few seconds and keep them watching.

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What To Say At The Beginning Of A YouTube Video (KEEP VIEWERS WATCHING)

What should I say the beginning of a YouTube video to keep viewers
watching?

Do you want to keep people watching throughout your videos so that they
don’t miss your content? In this video.


I’m going to give you 4 tips on what to say at the beginning of your
video to keep viewers watching.

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The goal of a YouTube video is to hook your viewers in the first few seconds. If they’ve watched 15 to 30 seconds of your video they’ll more likely watch the rest of the video.

The first thing you should do is reinforce what you promised in the title and the thumbnail. Your viewers probably saw the thumbnail and read the title based on what they were searching in YouTube search, Google search or YouTube suggested videos. Therefore you want to repeat your title in the first few seconds of your video. You can say it exactly as it is in the title, or you can weave it into what you are going to be talking about.

Viewers want to know right away what your video is about and why they should keep watching to the end.

Here are 4 ideas on what to say at the beginning of your video to keep viewers watching.

  1. Ask a question.
    For example in this video I could have asked the question… “Are you struggling to keep your viewers engaged on YouTube?” When you ask a question at the beginning of your video it peaks the curiosity of the viewer to find out the answer. After you’ve asked the question, you can say something like “stay tuned to the end of the video to get the answers
  2. Show what they will receive later.
    You can do this by showing images at the beginning of the video. For example if your video is a tutorial, you can show screenshots at the beginning about what you are going to explain later.

    Teasing your viewers with images about what you are going to explain later, will keep them watching throughout your video.
  3. Tell a story.
    You know I’ve been running every day for several years but I still don’t seem to able to lose that belly fat. It seems that every time I go running, I get really hungry and eat more than I burn off…Recently I discovered the secret for losing belly fat. Keep watching throughout the video as I reveal the secret to you.”

    Notice how I shared a personal story by drawing you into the video. You can do the same by starting off your video that way.
  4. Listicle
    This is where you tell people at the start of the video, the steps they need to take to get an answer to their problem. For example I started this video by saying “I’m going to give you 4 tips on what to say at the beginning of your video so you can keep viewers watching.

    You’ve just outlined the structure of your video and they’ll keep watching to get to the last step. You can even tease them to keep watching by saying something like “I’m going to reveal my best kept secret at the end so keep watching”

Here are 3 mistakes many YouTubers make at the beginning of their
video and how to avoid them.

  1. Playing an intro bumper at the start of the video.
    Nobody really cares about your intro bumper, no matter how fancy it is. Instead you want to tell your viewers what your video is about and why they should watch it.
  2. Don’t talk about yourself.
    Many YouTubers start talking about themselves at the beginning of the video For example..”Before I get into this video, I just want to tell you about this great movie that I watched the other day.

    See how I just delayed the start of my video by talking about myself. If you make this mistake, you’ll see a sudden drop off in the first few seconds on your audience retention graph in YouTube Analytics.

    By the way, if you want to know the tips and tricks I use to keep
    viewers watching throughout the video, watch this video
  3. Lack of Energy.
    For example I could say “In this video I’m going to share with you what to say at the beginning of your video so I can keep viewers watching.”

    Notice how boring that introduction is. Keep in mind that when you’re talking on camera it’s very different to talking in person. The camera tends to take away your energy so you’ve got to raise your level of energy to get your message across to your viewers.
  4. Don’t make it complicated
    Don’t overthink what to say at the beginning of your video, so keep it simple. Your introduction should promise what they saw in your thumbnail and read in your title.

Now that you know what to say at the beginning of your youtube video,
how do you keep viewers watching throughout your video?

No worries.

View this video on how to keep your audience engaged on YouTube.

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