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.

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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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  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?

If that’s a yes, click here to get my secret video title writing
formula, so you can convert more viewers into subscribers.

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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How Do You Comment On YouTube Videos (Double Your Views)

 “Oh, no, I got 500 comments to respond to.” “Wow, that comment was highly inappropriate. How can I block them?” “This comment makes me happy because it’s well thought out. I wonder if I can promote them.

In the video below, you’ll discover how to save time replying to comments, promote quality comments, add style to comments, how to handle hurtful or inappropriate comments, and get answers to your most frequently asked questions.

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Comments are a great place to make a deeper connection with your viewers. If you connect with them on a deeper level, they’ll return to consume more of your content. You can answer questions or even start conversations.

One of the best ways to promote quality comments is to like and heart a comment. When you heart a comment, viewers will see your channel icon with a small red heart. Viewers will also receive a notification that you love what they wrote. This is a quick and effective way to build loyalty and show appreciation to your viewers.

Another great way to promote a quality comment is to pin it to the top of your comments. When you pin a viewer’s comment to the top of your comments, other people that are commenting on your videos will see that comment first. You can pin your own comment or a fan’s comment.

I often pin a question to the top my comments so I can get specific feedback from viewers. This helps me to tap into the mind of my viewers and subscribers.

Another thing I do is pin a video or playlist to the top my comments. Some people go to comment on my videos, they’ll see the video or playlist. Typically, this is a video that’s related to the one that they’ve just watched.

Let me ask you a question.
How many comments do you typically get on your YouTube videos?
Post your answer in the comments below. I’d love to read them, and I’m sure others would too.

How To Add Style To Your YouTube Comments

Adding style to your comments is a great way to make them stand out from the other comments. For example, you can bold the text by adding asterisks on each side of the word or phrase. You can italicize the text by adding underscore on each side of the words or phrases. You can strike through the text by adding dashes on either side of the word or phrase.

If you have TubeBuddy installed, you won’t have to remember how to style your comments. You just use the icons under the comment.

How To Manage YouTube Comments

When you reply to comments, it’s a great way to start a conversation or answer questions. If you keep the conversation going, it’s a great way to get to know your audience better. When you know your audience better, it will be easier to create videos that they wish to watch.

Here’s how to manage individual comments.

If you click the three dots next to the comment, you can pin the comment to the top, you can remove the comment completely, you can flag or report the comment to YouTube. You can hide the user from the channel, you can always approve comments from this user. You can also add a user as a comment moderator to help you moderate the comments. This is really useful if you have thousands of comments which you can’t handle yourself.

Here’s how to manage comments on a channel level.

You simply go to YouTube Studio and click on “Comments.” At the top, you see “Published,” “Held for review,” and “Likely spam.” The published comments will appear below for you to respond to. The comments that are held for review are the ones that are automatically blocked by YouTube or blocked by yourself. You can review these comments and approve them, remove them, report them for spam or abuse, or hide the user from the channel.

When you hide the user from the channel, their comments will no longer appear on your videos. You can also create a blocked words list which we’ll talk about later.

As I mentioned before, if you click on the three dots next to a comment, you can remove the comment, report the comment, hide the user from the channel, always approve comments from that user, or make the user a comment moderator.

How To Filter YouTube Comments

This is a new tool that helps you to manage comments by searching for specific words. You can search for specific words, contains questions, reply to comments based upon public subscribers.

If you have the TubeBuddy extension installed, you can filter comments that you haven’t replied to, replies which need to be followed up on, that contain a question, that contain a question that I haven’t replied to, that contain the links that you hearted, comment from Patreon supporters, and comments that contain specific words.

If you select “Advanced,” you can filter comments by me, anyone else, et cetera. Comments you have replied to or no one’s replied to or need following up on, comments that have questions, profanity, positive sentiment, negative sentiment, hearted comments or particular words, and I can show from 5 to 100 comments at once.

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Another great benefit of TubeBuddy is that you can create canned responses when replying to comments. This will save you a ton of time. For example, I create a canned response for many questions that I get about growing your YouTube Channel.

With one click, which only takes a few seconds, I can respond to that comment by telling people to watch my series of videos in a playlist.

Other canned comments would save me a lot of time includes “Much appreciated,” “Thanks for your feedback,” “You’re welcome.”

If you want to be notified about comments from your channel or from other people’s videos, go to youtube.com/account_notifications. If you select “Activity on my comments,” you’ll be notified about activity on your comments or on other’s videos. If you select “Replies to my comments,” you’ll be notified about replies to your comments.

How the heck do you handle hurtful or inappropriate comments?

Here are 4 ways to handle it.

  1. Remove the comment and all of its replies.
    Simply click the three dots next to the comment and select “Remove.”
  2. Flag the comment to YouTube.
    If the comment violates YouTube’s Community Guidelines, it’ll be removed.
  3. Hide the user.
    This blocks user from commenting on any of your videos, and they won’t even know that you’ve blocked them. They can keep commenting on your videos, but the comments won’t appear on your videos.
  4. Set upload defaults.
    If you go to your “Settings” tab, then select “Community,” then “Defaults,” you can have default settings set up for your comments. These will apply to community posts, new videos, but won’t affect existing videos. You can allow all comments, hold potentially inappropriate comments for review, hold all comments for review, or disable comments which I don’t recommend.

Set Automated Filters

If you select “Automated Filters,” you can add a comment moderator. Comments from approved users will automatically publish and won’t be filtered. Hidden users refers to the comments and live chat messages that have been blocked by yourself, the moderator, or YouTube.

The blocked words list includes comments that closely matches the words that you’ve added to the list. These are usually inappropriate words that you don’t want to see in your public comments.

Click here to learn more about how to create a blocked words list

If you select “Block links,” then hashtags and URLs that appear in the comments will be held for review. Live chat messages with URLs will also be blocked, but doesn’t apply to moderators or approved users.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are viewers told when you heart, like, dislike, pin or reply to a comment?

The commenter will get a notification based upon their notification settings. Likes and dislikes are anonymous. If you like a comment, the commenter will get a notification that you like their comment. Viewers won’t get a notification if you dislike the comment.

What happens when you mark a comment as spam?

The comment will be permanently hidden from your channel. YouTube may also review the comment and the commenter’s behavior for spam.

What happens when you block someone?

All previous comments from your videos from their channel will be hidden within 48 hours.

If you block someone, do they get a notification?

No, YouTube doesn’t send a notification if you block that person.

What happens if you unblock someone?

All future comments from the channel will appear as comments under your video. Previous comments from that channel on your videos will still be hidden.

What’s the difference between blocking and hiding someone?

Actually, there’s no difference because creators use both terms, and they both have the same meaning.

How do I block someone from spamming my comments?

Simply go to the specific comment from that viewer, click on the three dots next to the comment, click “Hide user from channel.” This will remove the comment and all its replies.

What if you’re not getting many comments or views on your videos?
No worries, just watch my next video on how to target the right audience on YouTube.

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How To KEEP YOUR AUDIENCE ENGAGED On YouTube (BECOME YOUR BIGGEST FANS)

One of the biggest problems YouTubers have is keeping their audience engaged throughout the video. If the audience leaves within the first few seconds of the video, it sends a signal to the YouTube algorithm that your audience is not interested in watching it.

In the video below, you’ll learn 10 ways to keep your audience engaged on YouTube so they become your biggest fans.

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  1. Make a video on a topic your audience is passionate about.
    In my last video, I showed you how to find your target audience on YouTube. Click here to watch that video. If you always create videos that your audience loves to watch, they’ll keep coming back for more of your content. Remember, your goal is to keep the viewers engaged throughout your video.
  2. Create a strong hook at the beginning of your video.
    If your viewers keep watching your video for at least 30 seconds, it’s more likely they’ll watch the rest of the video. In order to do that, you need to create a strong hook to keep their attention.

    Some of the ways you can do this is ask a question at the beginning, or show them what’s about to come up in the video. An example of a opening question would be, “Have you ever struggled to keep your viewers engaged on your YouTube videos? I’ve struggled with this also but today, I’m going to give you 10 tips on how to keep your viewers engaged on YouTube.

    Another way is to tease them at the beginning about what you’re going to deliver at the end of the video. Avoid creating a long introduction that’ll only distract your viewers and cause them to leave your video. One of the ways to check this is to look at your audience retention graph and see where people are dropping off in your video. If they’re dropping off at the beginning, you probably need to get rid of the intro or use a stronger hook.
  3. Make a short intro.
    This is where you can show your video bumper and tell people why they should subscribe to your channel. If you discover that viewers are leaving during your introduction by studying the audience retention graph, you might want to get rid of the introduction and go straight into the main content.
  4. Main content.
    This is where you take a deeper dive and deliver the content that you promised in the thumbnail, title, and introduction. One way to keep people engaged in your main content is to do listicles. This is where you might show how to do something in a series of steps.

    Another way to keep people engaged is to tell a story. If you can tell a moving story that evokes emotion, then the viewer is going to keep watching your video. How you deliver your content also determine if your viewers remain engaged. Try to be relaxed as you’re delivering your content, like you’re speaking to a friend over a cup of coffee.
  5. Reset the attention of your viewers.
    Most viewers have a very short attention span, so you want to reset the attention every few seconds throughout your video. You can do this by zooming and panning or changing positions like moving to one side, or moving to the other side or you can do different camera angles.

    You can also add transitions, graphics, overlay text, and ask people to like and comment on your video. I often ask a question halfway through the video like, “What do you do to keep your viewers engaged throughout your videos?” Post your answer in the comments below. I’d love to read them and I’m sure others would too.”
  6. Add a strong call-to-action.
    Instead of viewers just watching one of your videos, you want them to check out a related video. You can do this by telling viewers to check out your next video in the end screen. Avoid giving too many actions in your end screen otherwise, your viewers won’t take any action at all.

    Instead of linking to a single video in your end screen, link to a video in a playlist so people binge-watch more of your videos. When you link to a video within the playlist, they’ll automatically see all the other related videos in that playlist.
  7. Add a link to your next video in the description.
    If you put a link in the first three lines of your video description, viewers can see the link while they’re watching the video. While they’re watching the video, they might want to check out the next video that they see in the description.

    You can also pin the next video that you want them to watch to the top of your comments so when people get a comment on your video, they’ll be reminded to watch the next video in the series.
  8. Reply to every comment.
    If you want to make a deeper connection with your audience and keep them coming back for more of your content, reply to every comment on the video.

    If you want to know how to create quality comments so you can connect more deeply with your viewers, click here to watch this video. Make sure you also like and heart every comment, because they will receive a notification when you heart the comments. This will also add more views to your video because they’ll be returning to answer your comments.

    A great way to keep the conversation going in your comments is by asking questions. You can also pin a great comment from your viewer to the top of your comments.
  9. Check your audience retention graph.
    Go to YouTube Analytics and check the audience retention graph for a specific video. If people are dropping off at the beginning of your video, you might want to eliminate the introduction.

    If they are dropping off halfway through the video, you might want to add a card before that drop off point.

    In the next video, try to improve your audience retention by 1%. If you get over 40%, you’re doing well. If you get 50, 60 or 70% audience retention, then YouTube will definitely be promoting your video.
  10. Add your video to an official playlist.
    If you add your videos to an official playlist, YouTube will use this information to modify how the videos are discovered or presented. Just keep in mind that the same video cannot appear in more than one series playlist.

Here’s a couple of bonus tips to get more engagement

  • Add video chapters in the description below your video.
    This helps viewers to skip to that specific part of the video that they wish to watch. I do this all the time for my live streams so viewers can skip to that section that they wish to watch and save a ton of time. If you want to know how to do this, click here to watch the video
  • Another bonus tip is to do regular uploads.
    If you publish videos on a regular timetable, your viewers will know when to expect new content from your channel. If you publish on the same day, every week, they’ll know when to check in on your channel.

    The most important thing for engagement is to create helpful, insightful, and interesting content for your viewers. If you do that, they’ll keep coming back for more of your content.

One of the biggest questions YouTubers ask, is how to find your target audience on YouTube?

No worries, just watch my next video on how to find the right audience on YouTube.

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HOW TO TRANSLATE YOUTUBE VIDEOS ON YOUR PHONE (iPhone or Android)

 Have you ever wanted to translate a YouTube video, a YouTube comment, a sign or a conversation just using your phone?

In the video below, you’ll learn how to translate YouTube videos into English or another language using iPhone or Android device.

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Here’s how to turn on the English auto-generated captions using the YouTube app.

  • Tap the YouTube app,
  • Tap three dots on the video,
  • Tap captions off,
  • Tap English auto-generated.
    Now you see the auto-generated captions under the video. Keep in mind the channel owner must have enabled captions for the video.

Here’s how to translate a YouTube video using a Google Translate app.

Step 1. Install the Google Translate app on your phone.

  • Go to the App Store on your iPhone, or Google Play on your Android device.
  • Tap App Store,
  • Tap search,
  • Enter Google Translate.
    The Google Translate app translates 108 languages. I’ve already installed it.
  • Tap the Translate app after you’ve installed it on your phone.
  • I can translate from English to Spanish if I tap the arrows and translate from Spanish to English.
  • If I tap Spanish, I can choose from any of these 108 languages. I’m going to leave it Spanish for now. I can use my camera, handwriting, conversation, and my voice. I can also just enter text in here, and I’ll translate it into Spanish or any other language.

Now I’m going to translate my YouTube video into Spanish using voice.

Step 2, Translate YouTube video by pointing your phone at the YouTube video and playing it.

  • I’ve got my Google Translate screen open on my iPhone,
  • Now I’m going to record the video on my iMac computer by just tapping Google Translate.
  • I’m going to turn it around. Now I’m going to play the video.
  • I’m going to tap voice on my phone to translate the video on my computer. “If you want to drastically reduce the learning curve to be successful on YouTube, you got to stop making these big mistakes that new YouTubers make.

    The translation reads, “if you want to be successful on YouTube you got to stop making these big mistakes that new YouTubers make.

    I’m really surprised how accurate the translation is.

Step 3, Share your translation.

  • Tap the share icon. I can transfer it to iMac. I can message it, mail it, send it to Gmail, add to my notes, Twitter, Messenger, and more, or I can copy it.
  • I’ll tap add to notes. The Spanish translation has been added to my notes.

You can also translate text on your computer or on a sign while you’re out and about by just using the camera.

  • Tap the camera.
  • I aim the phone camera at the text on my screen, and immediately it translates the English text into Spanish. You can do the same for any sign while you’re out and about.

You can also translate a YouTube title, description or comment by just copying and paste it into the Google Translator.

  • Tap handwriting.
  • Add some text.
  • It translates it into Spanish.

Let’s do conversation.
What if you’re at a restaurant and you want to order something in a different language?

Here’s what you have to do using the Google Translate app on your phone.

  • Tap conversation. How are you?
  • You can see that immediately it translates it into Spanish.

My wife who’s from Austria is going to speak German into the phone, and you can see how good the translation is.

All I have to do is push conversation.
Now, as you can see it’s translated from German to English.

The Translate app is like having a personal interpreter in your pocket. It can help you with videos, texts, difficult pronunciations, conversations, and even uploaded documents.

What if you have no internet?
No problem. With offline mode, your phone doesn’t even need to be connected.

Let me ask you a question…
Do you want to translate the captions and subtitles into different languages while you’re watching the YouTube videos from your computer?

If that’s yes, watch this video on how to auto-translate other people’s YouTube videos from your computer.

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How To Transcribe A YouTube Video Quickly

Imagine if viewers can’t understand your content because of your accent or you have the sound turned off, you’d probably lose them.

In the video below, I show you 5 ways to quickly transcribe a YouTube video so viewers can read the captions while watching your video.

I’ll also show you how to quickly edit the auto-generated captions from YouTube, add your own subtitles, upload a professional transcript, or use free software to generate subtitles in different languages.

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1. Here’s how to edit the auto-generated captions from YouTube

  • Log into to YouTube channel,
  • Click on the Profile icon,
  • Click YouTube Studio,
  • Click the Videos tab,
  • Select the video that you wish to transcribe,
  • Click on the pencil icon that says, “Details,”
  • Click Subtitles. As you can see YouTube has automatically created the subtitles for the video when it was published.

Let’s go back to the video to see the auto-generated captions from YouTube.

  • Click on CC,
  • Play the video.
    Now we can see the auto-generated captions that are created from YouTube. Automatic captions are available in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. YouTube encourages creators to edit the automatic captions because they’re not entirely accurate.

How To Edit The Autogenerated Captions On YouTube

  • Hover over the three dots,
  • I can edit on Classic Studio or I can download the file, and edit it that way.
  • I’m going to edit on Classic Studio,
  • If I click on Actions, I can download the file.
  • If I play the video, I can see the different captions under the video right here.
  • Click Edit, it’ll take a few minutes to edit the auto-generated captions to make sure it’s accurate.
  • You can also use keyboard shortcuts. As the captions appear on the video, you’ll see them under the video.
  • When you’re finished correcting the auto-generated transcript from YouTube, click Publish edits.
  • Now you’ll see two files. You’ve got the automatic captions right here and you’ve got the edited captions right here.
  • Now just click to update. Now I’ve got two files. I’ve got the auto-generated ones, which I’ll show you how to remove later, and I’ve got the corrected ones right.
  • After editing the document, I can just upload the file to YouTube.

Let me ask you a question…
How do you currently transcribe your YouTube videos?
Post your answer on the comments below. I’d love to read them and I’m sure others would too.

2. Another way to edit the auto-generated captions is to download the file and edit it that way.

  • Hover over these three dots,
  • Click Download
  • Right-click on the file
  • Open the file with TextEdit. Now I can just go through the document and just make all the corrections as I need. After I’ve finished editing the document, I can just upload the file.

3. Here’s how to add your own subtitles and closed captions.

  • Click Add Language.
  • Click English, United States,
  • Under Subtitles, click Add. Or I can upload a text transcript, I can transcribe and auto-sync, or I type or paste in a full transcript of the video, and subtitle timings will be set automatically. You also create new subtitles or CC.

Here’s how I can create subtitles and closed captions by typing them in as I watch the video.

  • Click Create new subtitles or CC,
  • As I play the video, I can just enter the text to the left. I can also use the keyboard shortcuts.
  • After I’ve finished adding all my captions, just click Publish.

4. Now I’m going to transcribe and auto-sync from a file that I’ve got transcribed.

  • Click on Transcribe and auto-sync.
  • I’m going to select a file that I got transcribed by GoTranscript.
  • Here’s how to add the transcribed text.
  • Select all the text, copy it, and paste it into the box, Command+V.
  • Click Set Timings. I’ve got the auto-generated transcript here and I’ve got the professional generated transcript here.
  • I’m going to wait a few minutes to set timings.
  • I’m going to click Set Timings, it says, “Subtitle timings being set. Check back soon.
  • I’m going to click Setting timings again and the video has now been transcribed by professional third-party services.
  • Click Publish. Now I can see that my video has been transcribed into English, United States.

Here’s how to remove the auto-generated transcript.

  • Select the auto generated transcript
  • Click Delete Draft
  • Now if I click CC, play the video, I can see my captions displayed accurately on the video.

5. Here’s how to generate subtitles and captions for your videos with a free online editor.

  • Go to kapwing.com,
  • Click on Tools,
  • Scroll down,
  • Click Subtitler,
  • Upload your YouTube file, or paste a link in the box. I’ll paste my YouTube link in the box.
  • It says Fetching Content. I can add more in subtitles or to generate the subtitles or upload an SRT file.
  • Click Auto-generate. If you haven’t signed in, you can continue with Google. It says “Using this tool, you can add subtitle automatically, powered by artificial intelligence. Note that this feature is still in BETA and the process is not 100% accurate”.
  • After adding the subtitles, you can then edit the text in the editor.”
  • Select your video language.
  • Select English, United States, or if you want to translate in a different language, you can select from all the languages.
  • Click Auto-generate. Now, Kapwing has auto-generated all the subtitles for the video.
  • Now, I can just play the video and edit the subtitles line by line. You also have the ability to format the text, change the text position, change the background, and download the SRT file.
  • When you download the SRT file, it contains all the texts and timings of your video.
  • You can then upload the SRT directly to YouTube to display the subtitles on your video.
  • I’m going to click create, Kapwing is now creating the edited transcript for my video.
  • Here’s my video that’s been transcribed by Kapwing.
  • If I play the video, I can see the accuracy of the captions. I can download the video, edit the video, make a copy, share the video, or embed the video.
  • If I click Edit, then I can download the SRT file and upload it to YouTube.

So should you transcribe your YouTube videos?

Absolutely.
Here are 4 reasons why you should transcribe your videos.

1. People who can’t hear the video can read the captions under the video.

2. You want to appeal to an international audience.
Some of those people who can’t speak English can’t understand what you’re saying in the video, so they can read the captions under the video.

3. Viewers often pay better attention to your video if they can read along while watching it.
This can improve the engagement and watch time for your video.

4. Repurpose your transcript into a blog post, or share it on your website to reach a larger audience.

Do you want to reach a global audience by translating your videos into different languages?

If that’s a yes, click here to watch my next video on how to translate videos into any other language.

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