The Secret To Triggering Google Search With A YouTube Video (Dominate The First Page)

This YouTube video triggered Google Search after one year and currently ranks number 1 on Google for how to contact YouTube support in 2022, out of almost 14 billion results, The large thumbnail dominates the first-page of the results, which leads to more views and grows my YouTube channel.

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  1. Identify the main keyword phrase you wish to rank for.
    If I enter the keyword phrase, “How to contact YouTube Support,” in YouTube search, it currently gets 590 searches per month, according to the keyword extension, Keywords Everywhere. This means that people are entering that exact keyword phrase into YouTube search, 590 times per month so it’s a hot phrase to use for my video. Later on. I’ll talk about how to make the title more compelling so viewers will click and watch the video.
  2. Create a compelling title.
    Your title and thumbnail is what viewers see first in the search engines so you need to come up with a compelling title so it gets the click. In this case, I wrote the title, “How to contact YouTube Support 2022 (live chat, email, community, Twitter).” I placed my main keyword phrase at the beginning of my title, then added the current year “2022” at the end, followed by more information in brackets. Creating this kind of title satisfies both the search engines and the searches, as well as people browsing YouTube.com or looking at the suggested videos on the right side of the watch page.

    Keep in mind, the recommended videos that you see at YouTube.com or on the YouTube app are going to be different for each individual because it’s based upon your personal browsing behavior. The results that you see will be different to someone else. Click the link in the description to watch my video on how to write titles for YouTube videos that everyone loves.
  3. Create a clickable thumbnail.
    The thumbnail is what first grabs viewers’ attention when they see your video in the search engines, especially in Google Search, because it has a large thumbnail that dominates the first page.

    Before making a thumbnail, look at the thumbnails of the top 5 videos that are ranking for that particular keyword phrase in YouTube search. Design a clickable thumbnail that stands out from your competitors’ thumbnails by using contrasting colors, bold text, and even including your face.

    Typically, I’ll create two or three different thumbnails, then split test them using the thumbnail split tester from TubeBuddy to see which one gets the most traffic.

    Click here to install TubeBuddy.
  4. Use a strong hook when making your video.
    If you grab the attention of your viewers in the first 30 seconds of your video, it’s more likely they’ll watch the rest of the video. Here’s an example of how I started my video that currently ranks on Google search.

    Hey YouTube, are you there? How come you’re not answering? Contacting YouTube support by phone is impossible. In this video, I’m going to show you how to contact YouTube support via live chat, email, YouTube Help Forum, and TeamYouTube via Twitter.

    Alternatively, you can tease us about what’s coming up later as I did this video.

    “This YouTube video triggered Google Search after one year. Stay tuned throughout the video to learn how I did it and how you can do it too.”
  5. Transcribe your video.
    If you transcribe your YouTube content, you can upload the video transcript via YouTube Studio to view closed captions under your video. The closed captions make it easy for people who can’t hear well or have the sound turned off, to read the content under your video.

    I use an online transcription service called GoTranscript, which transcribes your video 100% by humans instead of machines.

    You simply click Order Online, upload your video file or you can drag and drop your file to upload it, or you can paste the URL, then click Add. Now it shows “1 of 1 of URLs added” and the summary of how much it costs.

    After you click Done and made your payment, you receive an email that your order has been processed and they’ll let you know when your order is finished. After a few days, you receive an email that your transcription is 100% completed and then you can download your transcription and upload it to YouTube.

    You can also use your transcript to share your content via social media sites, as well as create a blog post.
  6. Create a blog post.
    Use the transcript created in the previous step to post the content to your blog. Optimize your blog post by using the same title and description as your YouTube video, then embed your video in the blog post. Make sure you also correctly format the content in your blog post by using titles, subtitles, paragraphs, bullet points, and even internal links to related videos. Doing this will help speed up getting your video content indexed and ranked by the search engines.
  7. Be patient.
    If you’ve optimized your video correctly, most of your traffic will come from browse features which are the videos that are recommended on the home screen at YouTube.com or on the YouTube app. You may also get some traffic from suggested videos, which are the videos that people see on the right side of the watch page or from YouTube search which are people searching for that particular keyword phrase, in the YouTube search engine.

Triggering Google Search typically takes a lot longer than YouTube, so you have to be patient. It may take months or even years before your video takes off and appears in Google Search. You do the work once and reap the benefits month after month, year after year, as long as the video remains on the YouTube channel.

I use the Morningfame tool to discover which YouTube videos triggered the YouTube search algorithm.
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After you’ve logged into Morningfame, click on the Analytics Report, then click on Algorithm to see which videos have triggered the YouTube search algorithm.

Morningfame is an invaluable tool because it quickly allows you to see which of your videos are being recommended by other people’s channels, which search phrases are currently ranking in YouTube search, and which videos are currently triggered by Google Search.

It saves you a ton of time.

You can also study your top traffic sources in YouTube Analytics for that specific video to see where most of your traffic is coming from.

As you can see, my top traffic source get over 70%, which is external referring to Google Search. My second top traffic source is YouTube search which gets over 20% of my total traffic. I also receive 184 new views every 48 hours from this video so it’s helping to grow my channel as well as generate new revenue every single day.

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Is Your YouTube Channel Growing [CHECK THESE 5 SIGNS]

Are you constantly checking your YouTube channel stats to see if your channel is growing?

It can be depressing if your channel is stagnant or not growing at all.

In the video below, you’ll learn 5 ways to check the growth of your YouTube channel, so you’ll know what kind of content to make next.

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How do you check your YouTube channel growth in the last 28 days?

If I click on analytics and YouTube studio and look under the overview tab, YouTube says looking good. Your channel got about same number of views as usual. Your channel got 214,236 views, similar to the 196,000 to 240,000 it usually gets in 28 days. The views, watch time, subscribers, and estimated revenue is about the same as in the last 28 days.

Let me know the comments below, if your channel is growing, stagnant, or not growing at all. Later on, I’ll discuss why your channel is stagnant or not growing.

If I click on the last 90 days and I can see how many views I got in the last 90 days, if I click on the last 365 days, I can see how many views my channel got in the last 365 days. If I click advanced mode in YouTube analytics, then click compare to, I can compare the selected period to the proceeding period. As you can see, my channel grew the same in the last 28 days as in the previous 28 days.

How do you know what content is working?

YouTube now shows you the top 10 videos of your YouTube channel, which videos are currently growing your YouTube channel, and what other channels are your audience watching. You can also see when your viewers are on YouTube and which country most of your viewers come from.

Returning viewers and new viewers.
New viewers are viewers that discovered your channel for the first time in the selected period, whether it’s 28 days or 90 days. Returning viewers are viewers who already watched your channel previously and return to watch in the selected time period, whether it’s 98 days or 90 days.

Click on your audience tab, in YouTube analytics, then select your date range of 28 days or 90 days, and then look at the returning viewers versus new viewers.

In the last 28 days, I got 5,905 new viewers and I got 694 returning viewers. Ideally, you want to create a balance of content that attract new viewers as well as content for returning viewers. Later, I’ll discuss what kind of content you should make next, to grow your YouTube channel.

How did your latest video contribute to the growth of your YouTube channel?

If I click on the dashboard on YouTube analytics, I can see my latest video performance. This video ranked number two out of my top 10 videos in the first two days and four hours compared to my typical video performance.

When you’re making a new video, try to outperform your last videos so your channel will grow. You should strive to be in the top three videos and ranking for views as well as increase your views, impressions click-through rate, and average view duration for that next video.

Here’s how to compare how each video performed in the last 24 hours.

If you click on Analytics, then click on advanced mode, click compare to, then click 24 hours video performance, you’ll be able to identify the top performing videos on your channel in the first 24 hours. The views, the impressions, impressions click-through rate, average view duration, and average percentage viewed. This will give you an idea what kind of content to make next so it performs well on your YouTube channel.

Why is your YouTube channel stagnant or not growing?

  1. Viewers’ interest changes over time.
    For example, when I started my YouTube channel, I was just making web design tutorials because I was a professional web designer. Over time my content evolved by making tutorials on how to grow your audience on YouTube. This meant the people who initially subscribed from a web design content no longer interested in my future content. Ideally, you want to build a core audience of viewers and subscribers that keep returning to watch more of your videos.
  2. Creating content your subscribers are no longer interested in.
    If you only create content that you’re interested in, but not your viewers and subscribers, your channel won’t grow. The more you know about your target audience, the easier it is to create the right content for them.

    Click here to watch my video on how to identify your target audience on YouTube.
  3. Your content doesn’t engage your viewers.
    If you don’t keep your viewers engaged right in your video, it’s less likely that YouTube will recommend your content to other people’s watch pages. This starts by creating a compelling title and thumbnail. If nobody clicks on your thumbnail, then nobody’s going to watch your video content.

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What kind of content should you make next to grow your YouTube channel?

YouTube says ”when the topic, title, and thumbnail of a video attracts more of the regular viewers of your channel, it’s more likely to be recommended to viewers watching similar videos on Home and Up Next.” Therefore, study the topic, title, thumbnail, and audience retention of your top videos to see what kind content you need to make next to grow your channel.

Ideally, you want your regular viewers and subscribers to keep returning to watch more of your video content. If it increases your core audience, then YouTube will recommend your videos to more people’s watch pages, resulting in further growth of your YouTube channel.

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6 Ways To IMMEDIATELY Boost your YouTube Channel (GET MORE VIEWS)

Is your YouTube channel stuck or only growing slowly?

What can you do about it?

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  1. Double down on your high-performing videos
    Click on Analytics in YouTube studio, and look at the top 10 videos on YouTube channel. Study why the topic, title, and thumbnail did so well for that specific video. Then make a similar video by approaching the topic from a different angle. If you do this, there’s a high probability that this video will also do well and boost your YouTube channel.

    For example, this video titled, “How to upload YouTube Shorts from PC,” currently has over 362,000 views since it was published, gained 1,800 subscribers, and estimated revenue of over $1,000. I then created a similar video with a similar title called, “How to Make YouTube Shorts on PC,” which currently has over 4,400 views since it was published, gained 31 subscribers, and estimated revenue of over $17.00
  2. Increase audience retention
    YouTube says “highly engaging videos are more likely to be recommended to viewers watching similar videos on YouTube home and up next.” Your homepage is what you first see when you open up YouTube at youtube.com on your computer or open up the YouTube app. It recommends videos based upon your personal browsing behavior.

    The “Up Next” panel appears when you finish watching a video, it suggests additional content based upon the content you’re currently watching alongside other videos that YouTube recommends to watch. To study the audience retention graph for a specific video, click on the engagement tab in YouTube analytics for that video. Look at the spikes and dips on the graph.

    The spikes are where you get high engagement or people are re-watching that particular segment of the video. The dips refer to where viewers are losing interest in that particular segment of the video content. On your next video, try to tighten up the video content. You can do this by asking questions, adding more B-roll, transitions, graphics, zooming in, zooming out, et cetera. This will help reset the attention of viewers and keep them engaged throughout your video.

    When you upload a new video, try to improve the audience retention for that video by 1% over your last video.
  3. Use a strong hook in the first 30 seconds of your video
    If you keep most of your audience engaged in the first 30 seconds of your video, it’s more likely that they’ll be engaged throughout the rest of your video.

    3 ways to keep your audience engaged at the beginning of your video include asking a question, teasing about what’s coming up later in the video, or telling a story with lots of B-roll.

    For example, at the beginning of this video, I asked a question what makes great video title that satisfies both searches and search engines?
  4. Write better video titles
    YouTube says “when a topic, title, or thumbnail of a video attracts more of the regular viewers of your channel, it’s more likely to be recommended to viewers watching similar videos on Home, and Up Next.” When you write your video title, make sure it satisfies both the searches and the search engines.

    Click here to learn on how to write titles for YouTube that everyone loves.
  5. Create a clickable thumbnail
    Your thumbnail is what viewers first see when they discover your content in the search engines. They’ll also see your thumbnail when your video is recommended on the YouTube homepage and in suggested videos, which are the videos that appear on the right side of the watch page. It’s very important to create a clickable thumbnail that immediately grabs the attention of your viewers so they click and watch your video.

    Here are some tips to create clickable thumbnails.
    – Your thumbnail must complement the title that you’ve written for your video content.
    – Use contrasting colors, use few words, or even no words at all.
    – Avoid repeating your title in your thumbnail.
    – Use an expression on your face that exemplifies the content of your video.

    According to the TubeBuddy feature, Click Magnet, faces get more clicks than no faces. Make sure your thumbnail is viewable on a small screen. This is especially true when using text on your thumbnail.

    – Use a bold font and make sure it’s still readable when viewed from your cell phone because most people are using their cell phones to view your YouTube videos.

    – Make sure your thumbnail stands out from your competitor’s thumbnails. Before you create your thumbnail, look at the top 5 videos for that particular keyword phrase, then create a different thumbnail that stands out from your competitors.
  6. Change your channel trailer
    Your channel banner and channel trailer is the first thing viewers see when they visit YouTube channel homepage. If you want to immediately boost the views for a video on YouTube channel, add it as a channel trailer. Make sure the content of your channel trailer is relevant to the content of your channel. This will motivate first-time viewers to become a subscriber of your channel so they can receive new content from you every week.

    Your channel banner should also encapsulate the content of your YouTube channel, so make sure it has a strong tagline so it grabs the attention of your viewers.

    The purpose of YouTube channel homepage is to motivate viewers to take a deep look at your content and subscribe to your channel. You accomplish this by uploading or changing your channel banner, channel trailer, and adding sections containing playlists to YouTube channel homepage.

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How To Write Titles For YouTube Videos [THAT EVERYONE LOVES]

What makes a great title on YouTube that satisfies both searchers and search engines?

If viewers are happy with the content from the search engines, your video will enjoy more traffic and generate more advertising revenue.

Similarly people will click on your content because they’re enticed by your title. If your title is written strictly for the search engines, your viewers might not enjoy it and reject it outright.

Before I answer these questions, we need to figure out how people and search engines evaluate your content.

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How does search engine optimization work?
When someone types a question into YouTube search that contains a main queued phrase, YouTube will display the best listings based upon search intent.

For example, recently I had a clogged kitchen sink and didn’t want to put a $500 or $600 for a professional plumber to unclog the sink. After watching a few videos on YouTube about how to unclog a kitchen sink, I was able to do the repair myself and save hundreds of dollars.

My intent when searching for the information was to unclog my kitchen sink as fast and as cheap as possible. Other words I could have used to get the same results would be
– How to fix a kitchen sink.
– How to repair a kitchen sink.
– How to unclog a kitchen sink
– Unclog kitchen sink?

Google and YouTube search engines are now smart enough to know the searches intent. You can include your main keyword phrase anywhere in the title to get the same results.

Example
If I insert the keyword phrase, “video titles” in the YouTube search bar, it gives me 2,900 searches per month according to keywords everywhere and a cost per click of $2.43 cents.

If I enter the keyword phrase, “YouTube video titles” in the YouTube search bar, I get 1,900 searches per month according to keywords everywhere, and a cost per click of 36 cents.

If I choose any of these keyword phrases as the complete title from a YouTube video, the title would be too boring and it wouldn’t receive any clicks.

If I look at the top videos listed in the search engines for those main keyword phrases, I can see that the main keyword phrase is included in the titles. For example, this one has YouTube title, this one has YouTube video title, this one has YouTube title, this one has YouTube video title all listed in the titles.

If I want to write a video title that satisfies both searchers and search engines, I must include the keyword phrase somewhere in my video title. It can be at the beginning, middle or end of the video title. YouTube and Google want to serve up the best content that’s directly related to the keyword or the search phrase in the title. Therefore you have to work your keyword into the title to satisfy both these searches and the search engines.

6 ways to convert a boring search engine optimized title to a clickbaity title, so you can grab your viewers attention to click and watch the video?

Add shocking, amazing or unbelievable to your title.
For example, this video is titled how to make an amazing thumbnail. This video is titled YouTube video ideas generator (five highly effective tools for endless video ideas). It’s amazing how one word can completely transform your video title. Just keep in mind that your video content must promise what was in the title. Make sure that it’s shocking, amazing or unbelievable.

Add numbers to your title.
For example, this video’s title is 7 ways to blow up YouTube channel. This video is titled 10 title mistakes to avoid on YouTube, how to fix.

Use adjectives to describe the tips, tricks, strategies, secrets, et-cetera.
For example, this video is titled Mr. Beast Channel Growth Secrets Revealed. This video is titled how to get high views on YouTube, my top 10 strategies. This video is titled 10 ways to easily come up with YouTube video ideas. This video is titled YouTube Hashtag Tips and Tricks. When you’re add these words in your video title, it motivates viewers to click and watch your video.

Use comparisons
This is where you add intrigue to your title by comparing two different things using one versus the other. For example, this video is titled YouTube Browse Features versus Suggested Videos. This video is titled YouTube Brand Account versus Regular, which is best? This video is titled YouTube Views versus Subscribers, which is more important?

When you make these comparisons in your title, you satisfy the searchers intent as well as the search engines.

Ask questions
When you write your title as a question, it peaks the curiosity of your viewers and motivates them to want to click and watch your video. For example, this video is titled, Do I Need 1000 Subscribers on YouTube to Get Paid or quit my job? This video asked a question, can I be a full-time YouTuber in 2022? Instead of writing a boring video title, like how can I be a full-time YouTuber, I asked a question, can I be a full-time YouTuber in 2022? This title is much less boring and captivates the attention of your viewer.

Express a problem your audience is having
This is where when the attention of your audience by showing empathy towards a problem they’re experiencing. For example, I titled this video, What Happens When You Get 1000 Subscribers on YouTube in 2022? This question makes the viewer curious about what they need to do next.

This video is titled, Why is My YouTube Video not Getting Views, how to fix? By asking this question in the title, I empathized with the viewer that is struggling with pain point and offer solutions to the problem. This video is titled, What is Good Audience Retention on YouTube? By asking these types of questions and your video titles the reader will feel you’ll understand them and want to click and watch your video to help them solve their pain.

Here are 5 tips to write YouTube video titles that people can’t help but click.

Start with user intent
When you’re trying to come up with a video title, think about the intent of the searcher and what they wish to learn. After you figured it out, try to get the keyword and the title. At the beginning is best, but anywhere is fine as long as the title makes sense to the viewer.

Add some pizzazz to your title
Grab the attention of your viewers by using words such as unbelievable, amazing, shocking, secrets, et-cetera. Just try to be creative when writing your video title.

Add numbers to the beginning or end of your title.
Make sure you back up your title by including those points in your video content.

Write several different titles and let them sit for a while.
Typically I’ll come up with 2 or 3 different titles from my YouTube videos, then let them sit overnight, so I can take a fresh look at them in the morning. When you do this, you’ll have a clear idea which is the best title to use for your video.

What if you want to fix the titles of your current or future videos?
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YouTube Clips – How To Make & Share Clips To Get More Views

What if you could share a short clip from any video or live stream on YouTube, that gets its own URL and links to the full video?

Wouldn’t that be sweet?

In the video below, you’ll learn what YouTube clips are, how to make a clip from a YouTube video, how to share video clips, and how to find the clips that you’ve created.

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What are YouTube clips?

YouTube clips are a fun and interesting way to highlight a certain part of a video and share it with your audience. It’s a great way to drive new viewers to existing content because each clip gets its own unique URL that can be shared with multiple audiences.

When someone watches a video clip, they’ll also be able to watch the full video on the YouTube channel resulting in more views. It’s a great way to share your favorite moments on YouTube and don’t even have to leave YouTube to make the video clip.

How do you enable clips on YouTube channel?

  • Click on settings in YouTube Studio,
  • click on channel,
  • click advance settings,
  • scroll down to where you see clips.
  • Check the box that says, “Allow viewers to clip my content.”
  • If you deselect the box, viewers will not be able to clip your content and existing clips of your content will be disabled.
  • Selecting this option again will reenable existing clips of your content.
  • Click save to save your settings.

How do you make a clip from a YouTube channel?

  • Go to the video that you want to select the clip from,
  • Click clip.
  • Select that part of the video that you want to select a clip from.
  • You can adjust the clip from 5 seconds to 60 seconds. I’m going to make it 20 seconds.
  • Add your title to the clip,
  • click share clip.
  • Now, you can share it on social media sites or you can copy the URL. I’m going to copy it.
  • Click on “watch full video” to watch the full video.

Reasons you can’t make clips

Clips can’t be made from videos made for kids, from live streams over eight hours long, from premiers while they’re still live.

Where can you find YouTube clips?

  • You’ll see your clips under watch later on your YouTube channel homepage.
  • Click on “your clips”
  • Your clips will be displayed in a new window.
  • If you hover over the three dots next to the clip, you can share the clip, report the clip or delete the clip.

Where can you share your YouTube clips?

  • You can share your clip on social media sites.
  • You can share your clip on your community tab.
  • You can upload it as a short video by rescaling it into a vertical format
  • You can copy the link and share it in your emails.

Sharing your clips in all these different ways will help drive viewers to YouTube channel.

Why are the clips I created no longer available?
If the original video is deleted or set to private, clips won’t be available from that video. If the video is set to unlisted, then clips will be available. If your original video violates community guidelines, any clips created from that video will be removed.

Why are there ads on the clip I created?
Ads are eligible to show up on clips so long as the original video displays ads.

When will clips become available on my channel?
YouTube intends to make clips available to all channels on YouTube, so check your settings to see if clips are available on your channel.

Let me ask you a question…
Have you ever wanted to cut out a mistake on a video that you’ve already uploaded to YouTube?
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Is YouTube SEO Dead (Search vs Recommended) Which one get’s more views?

Since starting my YouTube channel in 2006, I’ve always been struggling to get my videos recommended by YouTube because my top traffic sources have always been YouTube and Google search.

Does that mean YouTube Search or YouTube SEO is dead?

In the video below, you’ll learn the pros and cons of creating videos with search-based titles versus creating compelling videos your audience really cares about that get recommended by YouTube.

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Cons of search-based titles

Typically, the titles are boring and don’t grab the viewer’s attention. For example, I could have titled this video, how to get more recommended views from YouTube, which is somewhat boring compared to the title I used today, Is YouTube SEO Dead? which immediately grabs viewers’ attention. If you want to stand up from your competitors and get more views, create compelling video titles that grab viewers’ attention.

Another disadvantage of creating search-based titles is that you’re attracting subscribers but you’re not getting many views on your videos. Typically, search-based content is one and done. The viewer finds the information then moves on and doesn’t return to watch more of your videos. They subscribe because you gave them the information that they seek, but then they move on and don’t come back to watch more of your videos.

Search-based titles often get a low clickthrough rate and don’t get recommended by YouTube. The videos get discovered under search engines, but they don’t appear on the YouTube home screen or on the suggested videos that appear on the right side of the watch pages or the videos that come up next after the viewer has just watched a particular video.

Pros of creating search-based content

The pros of creating search-based titles is that they’re easy to research and easy to create. You simply type your main keyword into the YouTube search box, then create videos based upon the suggestions that YouTube gives you. If you target the long tail keyword phrases like how to train a German shepherd not to bite instead of how to train a dog not to bite, then it’ll be easy to rank for that particular long-tail keyword phrase.

Another benefit of a search-based strategy is that you’re creating evergreen content. You do the work once and reap the benefits month after month, year after year as long as the video ranks on the first page of YouTube search or Google. If the content appeals to a wider audience, it will also get recommended by YouTube. For example, this video initially attracted search traffic when it was first uploaded, but because the content appealed to a wider audience, it got recommended by YouTube. This resulted in a tremendous surge of traffic.

Hey, Herman, I’ve been struggling to grow my channel faster, how can I get YouTube to recommend my videos?

Did to know that 70% of all traffic from YouTube comes from recommended traffic?

These are videos that appear on the home screen at youtube.com or on the YouTube app and also the videos that come up next from the videos that the viewers have just watched. Recommended traffic sources appear in YouTube analytics on the browse features, suggested videos, and channel pages. Your videos get recommended based upon a viewer’s browsing behavior, what they watched, what they didn’t watch, how long they watched, when they watched, et cetera.

Herman, how can I know what my audience likes and how do I make videos that they want to watch?

You have to know how to identify your target audience.

Here’s an action exercise to create your viewer persona breakdown….

  1. Make a list of your persona’s demographics, their age, gender, geographical location, income range, and relationship status. You can find this information under the audience tab in YouTube analytics. You’ll also find videos growing your audience, other channels your audience watches, other videos your audience watched, and when your viewers are on YouTube.
  2. List your persona’s psychographics. You can get this information by reading the comments under your videos and under your competitor’s videos, doing polls, asking questions, et cetera.
  3. List your viewers’ persona online behavior. Make a list of the types of media that they consume, the social media sites that they have, and the channels that they’ve subscribed to.
  4. Make a list of your persona’s offline behavior. This can be their buying behavior, their hobbies, and where they spend their time offline. A great way to get this information is to survey your audience. If you have an email list, survey your list. If you have a community tab, add a poll or ask a question. You can pin a question to the top of your comments or engage in conversations in the comments. If you have a Facebook group, add a poll or post questions in the group.

Is there any other type of research I can do to get more videos recommended by YouTube?

Absolutely. Make a list of the top 20 channels in your niche that you’re interested in. Click on the channels videos tab and then sort by the most popular videos. Watch the videos that attracted the most traffic in the past year, then do the same for the other channels. Pay particular attention to the videos that are suggested on the right side of the watch page of the video that you’re watching. These are related videos that are being recommended to you. Doing this exercise will give you a lot of ideas of future videos you can create for your channel.

What you want to ask yourself while you’re doing this exercise is, can I make something better or different than what already exists to stand out?

Instead of copying a competitor’s video, try to approach a topic from your own unique angle and make a better video. What you’re trying to do is look for similar patterns that appear across all the popular videos. Read the comments under these popular videos to see if there are any recurring questions you can make your videos about.

A question asked by a viewer in the comments may be the same question that thousands of people are asking. This is a great way to tap into the mind of your target audience and make videos that your audience cares about.

When you create videos that your audience cares about, it’s more likely that your videos will be recommended by YouTube. Other communities where your target audience might be hanging out online include Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, Medium, et cetera.

Observe the titles and thumbnails on popular videos that immediately grab your attention. When you watch a video, what motivates you to watch a video all the way through?

The main purpose of doing all this research is to attract new viewers and to keep viewers coming back to watch more of your content. When a large proportion of your viewers and subscribers return to watch more of your content, YouTube will surface more of your content to other viewers. This will result in rapid growth of YouTube channel, and you’ll no longer be relying on search-based content to get traffic to your channel.

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7 Ways To BLOW UP Your YouTube Channel 

A short while ago I asked my subscribers “what’s one thing you changed recently that resulted in the growth of your YouTube channel.”

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Controversial Topic

Back To The Boom Bap says, thanks, 102,000 views right now. I didn’t know at the time but it was a polarizing topic.

When you choose a controversial topic that stirs up the emotions of people representing both sides of the topic, you’ll get a lot of views on your videos. Think about a polarizing topic that stirs up the emotions of people presenting both sides of an opinion. It sometimes takes one video that blows up on your channel that lifts all the other videos on your channel.

Interact With People In Niche-Directed Groups

Bastiaan Bakker says, getting involved in specific niche-directed groups answering questions about traveling Costa Rica has gained me quite a nice growth lately.

When you interact with like-minded viewers in a group by asking and answering questions, giving feedback, et cetera, you build relationships with the people in that group.

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Change The Background

Paula Prado says, changing the background. Recently she change a plant-related background to a more warmer background containing shelves and pitches.

It’s worthwhile experimenting with different backgrounds in your videos to see what your audience prefers. For example, in my recent videos, I’ve been using a different background where I stand up and move from side to side compared to this background where I’m sitting down. If you have the flexibility, you can alternate between two backgrounds, or sometimes what I do is change the scenery and go outside.

Add Your Face To The Thumbnail

Jason Francisco says, adding my face to the thumbnail. It worked for my previous video, hoping it works for my latest video. His video gained 15,000 views within two months.

I notice that when I add my face to my thumbnails, it improves the clickthrough rate of my videos. Your thumbnail’s what viewers see first, so if they click on the thumbnail they’re more likely to watch your video.

As you can see from this graphic using a TubeBuddy Tool Click Magnet, faces do better than no faces. Also, happy, surprised, and calm faces do better than sad faces. Use expressions on your face in your thumbnails.

Change The Upload Time

Christian Blyne says, changing the time I released the videos. I have mostly us viewers. So changed release time to suit that better. If you click on the audience tab in YouTube Analytics, YouTube will show your graph when your viewers are on YouTube.

If you have TubeBuddy installed, you’ll see the best days and times to upload your videos. This is when most of your viewers are on YouTube.

Be Consistent

Alexander Nowak says, I’ve got to go back to posting videos. The key to my channel growth over the years has been posting consistently week after week, month after month, year after year. If you’re just getting started, you may only be able to upload once a week but as you gain momentum, try to increase that to at least two times a week.

Do Live Streams

One of the easiest ways to increase upload frequency is to do live streams. Zero Mugen says, a dying light live stream I did a year ago. Not sure why that particular one gained attraction because I have better live streams since then but YouTube seems to favor that one, LOL.

Live streams enable you to build a deeper connection with your viewers and subscribers and also you can gain a lot of watch time hours. This will help you to speed up the eligibility requirements of meeting the YouTube part program of 4,000 watch hours and 1000 subscribers. Once you’ve achieved that, you can enable monetization on your channel and build a passive income.

Choose The Right Topic For Your Audience

Adam Mellor says, it’s weird but it’s this old video on how to do a YouTube shout-out.
Elective Amputation says, my best video was amputation day.
Cute Pets Central says, my best video was Cool, Funny Talking Dog. It was from the app, My Talking Pet.

When you choose a topic that really resonates with your audience, it will attract a lot of views and subscribers and may result in blowing up your channel. Therefore, create a viewer persona template. Know what your ideal viewer’s demographics are, their online behavior, offline behavior, psychographics, et cetera.

The more you know about your ideal viewer, the easier it’ll be to come up with the right content ideas and make videos that your audience loves.

Whenever you create new content, you’ll have a better idea if that topic will resonate with your audience. Keep in mind the success of your video is not determined when you first upload it to your channel. A video can blow up weeks, months, or even years later.

For example, this video only got 207 views in the first 24 hours. One year or 365 days later, it’s received 304,931 views. YouTube is a long-term commitment.

Please be patient and enjoy the ride.

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How To Turn Viewers Into Subscribers 0n YouTube

Joe was struggling to turn more viewers into subscribers because most of them were leaving within the first 30 seconds of watching his video. How’s Joe going to make money from his channel if he can’t reach 1,000 subscribers?

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How does Joe increase audience retention on his YouTube videos, so he can reach 1,000 subscribers?

YouTube’s goal states, you need to attract new viewers, and keep viewers coming back for more of your content. To get higher retention or higher engagement on YouTube videos, you need to hook your viewers in the first 30 seconds.

You can ask a question, make a bold statement, or entertain your viewers like I did at the beginning of this video. You can also show what’s at stake if they don’t get the solution by agitating the problem.

For example, at the beginning of this video, I said, it’s going to be more difficult to get 1,000 subscribers if you don’t increase the audience retention on your videos.

After you’ve hooked your viewers, you want to give them what you promised in the title, description, and introduction of your video. This is where you present the media content like I’m doing now. Instead of telegraphing the end of your video by saying something like, “Thanks for watching,” invite them to watch the next video that’s related to the video that they’ve just watched.

If 50% of your viewers watch your video all the way through, there’s a higher probability that YouTube will surface more of your videos on other people’s watch pages. If you discover that viewers as dropping off your video halfway through, make shorter videos, then link those videos together in a playlist. Keep in mind, the goal of YouTube is to keep your viewers coming back to watch more of your content.

If you can keep them engaged throughout your video, and then send them to another video that they’ve just watched, they’ll keep coming back to watch more of your content.

How to attract new viewers and convert them into subscribers?

David noticed only his subscribers were watching his videos, but he wasn’t attracting any new viewers

You can attract new viewers through search and discovery. If you’re a small channel or just getting started, focus on long-tail keywords that people are entering into the search engines to find specific information. For example, in this video, I targeted the long tail keyword phrase, how to turn viewers into subscribers instead of just how to get more subscribers on YouTube. When you target long-tail keyword phrases, there’ll be less competition, and they’ll be easier to rank for in the search engines.

The other way to attract new viewers is to get your videos recommended by YouTube.

If your videos get recommended by YouTube, they’ll appear on the home screen at youtube.com or appear in the suggested videos, which are the videos that appear on the right side of the watch page or those that come up next after the video that the viewer has just watched.

Click here to watch this video on how to get your videos recommended by YouTube.

Ideally, you want to have a high click-through rate and a high average view duration to get your videos recommended by YouTube.

Another way to turn viewers into subscribers is to customize your YouTube channel homepage. You only get 10 seconds to make a lasting impression for a new viewer that arrives on your YouTube channel homepage. Therefore, you want to have a clear value proposition in your YouTube channel banner.

You also want to have a channel trailer that clearly outlines the benefits of subscribing to your channel as well as sections containing playlists, so they can take a deeper dive into your content.

Place your most popular playlist at the top of your YouTube channel homepage. When a non-subscriber takes a deeper dive into the content on YouTube channel homepage by watching multiple videos in a row, it’s more likely they’ll convert into a subscriber.

How to interact with your viewers (convert them into subscribers?)

Sam noticed he was getting little or no new subscribers, even though people were watching his videos.

One of the best ways to interact with new viewers is to reply to the comments that they leave under your videos. Here’s where you can start a conversation by offering advice, asking questions, and thanking them for subscribing to your channel.

Here are some of the replies I received from my subscribers when I asked them why they subscribed to my YouTube channel.

Dumpster Diving from Adelaide said, “Because you really take the time to help people with their YouTube channels, including mine, as I’m a newbie.”

Cute Pets Central says, “You give honest, informative information that follows guidelines to help people with their YouTube channel.”

Duck_Toggled says, “Because you always respond to your viewers and help each and every single one of them.”

Another way to interact with your viewers is to add a poll in your community tab if you have that feature enabled.

Here are some of the replies I received from my subscribers when I asked them why they’re subscribed to my YouTube channel.

21% said, “You gave me the solution to my problem.”
9% said, “You continue to provide high-quality content.
12% said, “You deliver the content with no fluff.
14% said, “Your personality,” and 44% said, “All of the above.”

Make A Long Term Commitment

John had just started his YouTube channel and was wondering why his videos had not gone viral. When starting a YouTube channel, you need to make a long-term commitment because YouTube is a marathon, not a sprint. Don’t expect every video to attract a lot of viewers and subscribers, and don’t expect every viewer to become a subscriber. Keep in mind that if you upload on a consistent basis, week after week, month after month, year after year, those videos will accumulate views and new subscribers.

The success of a video is not determined when you first upload the video.

Keep in mind, the goal of YouTube is to help each viewer find the videos that they want to watch and maximize long-term satisfaction by getting them to come back to watch more of your content. If you do that, you’ll turn more viewers into subscribers,

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How Can I Hack YouTube To Increase My Subscribers (5 Hacks)

Reaching 1,000 subscribers can be a real struggle, as shown from these comments from my subscribers when I asked them how long it took them to reach 1,000 subscribers.

“Been at it for almost three months and I’m at 433. I’m hopeful that I’ll reach 1,000 in three more months.” “Haven’t got there yet. Been posting once weekly and growing around 10 subs per week. At this rate, it would take a couple of years, so I hope the pace increases at some point.”

“Never. It’s been really hard to get subscribers when no one else but your friends watches your channel. I’m at 58 on my YouTube channel and it’s been like that for months now despite me uploading a video every single day since January 1st.”

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Channel page

This is like the front page of a website. When first-time viewers visit your channel homepage, you’re given 10 seconds to make a lasting impression. Your channel banner should have a clear value proposition of what your channel content is all about. Clearly illustrate on your channel banner what viewers can expect to receive from your channel if they subscribe to it.

Your channel trailer is what non-subscribers see when they first come across your YouTube channel homepage. When a viewer watches your channel trailer, an automatic subscribe button will pop up at the end. Summarize the content that viewers will expect to see if they subscribe to your channel.

Add your best playlist to the top of a YouTube channel homepage. Recently, I added a 2022 playlist at the top of my YouTube channel homepage and placed my best video at the beginning of the playlist. According to YouTube analytics, most traffic for this video comes from channel pages, which is traffic from the YouTube channel homepage. Therefore, add a playlist containing your prominent videos at the top of your YouTube channel homepage.

Add a custom subscribe link to your YouTube channel banner

If you click on the red subscribe link on my YouTube channel banner, a pop-up subscribe box will appear. It asks people to subscribe to Drost Video, so when they click on subscribe, they’ll be subscribed to my channel.

Click here to watch my video on how to create a custom subscribe link.

Add your custom subscribe link to all the places on the net where you can get new viewers to subscribe to your channel. This is can include your social media sites, your website, and even your email signature. On YouTube, you can add it to your description, pin it to the top of your comments, and add it to your about page.

Identify the top videos on your channel that are getting the most subscribers.

Click on the Overview tab in YouTube analytics, then click See More. Look at the current videos that are attracting the most subscribers to your channel, then make more of those types of videos. Study their titles, thumbnails, and the way that you’ve delivered the content. YouTube is telling you that this type of topic helps convert viewers into subscribers.

Subscriber experience

If you want to convert more viewers into subscribers, they’ve got to have a transformative experience so they become loyal subscribers to your channel.

A loyal subscriber is a person who keeps coming back to watch more of your content.

Here are 2 ways to improve subscriber experience.

  • Reply to viewers comments. When you engage with viewers in the comments, they’ll get to know, like, and trust you. If you have the community tab, you can share tips, tricks, add polls and ask questions. If you have a Facebook group, you can interact with your viewers on the Facebook group. If you have an email list, you can survey your list.
  • Increase audience retention on your videos. If you keep viewers engaged throughout your video, that means they like your content. If viewers keep returning to watch more of your content, it means that the content that you produce is resonating with them. When YouTube recognizes that viewers are loving your content, they’ll surface more of your content to a wider audience. This is where you get free promotion by YouTube and helps to speed up the growth of your YouTube channel.

Experiment with YouTube Shorts

YouTube Shorts is short form content of 60 seconds or less that allows you to reach mobile users on the YouTube Short shelf. This means you can attract a different audience that your regular videos don’t reach. Even though YouTube Shorts doesn’t generate much income for your YouTube channel, it helps grow your YouTube subscribers. Here’s an example of a YouTube Shorts video that’s attracted new subscribers to my channel.

If you want to know how to create a Shorts video using the Shorts camera on your phone, watch this video. If you want to know how to upload a Shorts video from your PC, watch this video.

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How Long Does It Take To Get 1000 YouTube Subscribers?

I asked my YouTube audience. How long did it take you to get 1,000 YouTube subscribers?

Here are some of their answers….

Mirus Family Multiple says just about three months.

Structural engineering with Abraham says three months. Now I have 2,600 looking for more effective ways.

In the video below I share more examples of how creators achieved 1,000 subscribers, and what they did to get there. I’ll also share how many videos you need to upload to achieve a certain number of subscribers.

Dynamic animal gain says it took me a year. It was a struggle at first but once I decided on my niche I grew really quick.

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Before you decide on a niche that you’re going to invest in, ask yourself these questions.

  • Do I feel passionate about this niche?
  • How competitive is this niche?
  • Is there a lot of demand and interest instead of trying to be all things to all people in this niche,
  • Is there a sub niche that I can focus on?
    The more clearly you can define your audience, the easier to be to create the right content for them.

Alan Heath says from July 2006 to February 2010.

Now he has over 75,000 subscribers because he made a long term commitment. You’ve probably heard the saying, YouTube is a marathon not a sprint. You have to be in it for a long term.

For example I started my challenge on 2006, and only now I’m close to 100,000 subscribers. If I hadn’t consistently uploaded new videos every week over the years I wouldn’t be close to 100,000 subscribers. YouTube is a long term commitment and sometimes you may feel like quitting but if you stick to it then you’ll have success.

The Diego Movies says it took me one year and a two months to reach 1,000 subs. Now I gain that every four days.

The lesson from this test me is that you do the work once and reap the benefits over and over weeks months and even years later. The beauty of YouTube is that it’s a search engine, so if you create evergreen content, those videos will be working for you weeks, months, or even years later.

Every new video that you upload contributes to the success of your channel. It creates a snowball effect. The more videos you upload, the faster your channel will grow.

Mo Beats and Raps says 4.5 years, but now it’s taken me about two months or so to get to 5,000. Don’t stop even though you’re not seeing the results you want. You might be video away from your whole channel changing. That’s what happened to me.

For example this video only gained 207 views in the first 24 hours, but lost one subscriber and the revenue is 26 cents. If I changed it to since uploaded it now has 284,494 views since it was uploaded, gained 1.5000 subscribers and made an estimated revenue of $1,000.

It’s one of the top videos on my channel driving the most traffic.

How many videos do you need to build an audience?

TubeBuddy examined 3.5 million YouTube channels and discovered you need an average of 152 uploads to achieve 1,000 to 10,000 subscribers.

You need an average of 418 uploads to achieve 10,000 to a 100,000 subscribers.

For 100,000 to 1 million subscribers you need to have an average of 1,171 uploads. If you want 1 million or more subscribers you need to average 3,873 uploads.

If you’ve only uploaded 20 to 30 videos to your channel so far, you’ve still got a long way to go to achieve 1,000 subscribers.

Instead of thinking about the big goal of achieving 1,000 subscribers, break it down into smaller goals. For example you can break it down to a monthly goal of like 100 subscribers per month. At the end of the year, you’ll have 1,000 subscribers. The key to achieving 1,000 subscribers is to upload on a consistent basis, and try to improve one thing for every new video that you upload. If something isn’t working then experiment with different ways to deliver your content.

Ultimately you’ve got to satisfy your audience. You’ve got to make videos that your audience wants to watch, and also improve the clicks rate and the watch time for every new video that you upload.

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