In this video, you will learn how to grow your YouTube channel fast in 2017.
I will show you strategies and principles that will help you have more success on YouTube using their algorithm in your favor.
Enjoy the video and let me know what you think in the comments below!
Here’s how to grow your channel quickly using proven strategies:
The Principle for YouTube success long-term:
To be successful now and in the future with your channel, you need to do two things:
- Make YouTube money
- Please YouTube users
1. Spend a lot of time on titles and thumbnails
No matter how good your video is, if no one clicks on it, it’s useless. People take two main things into account when deciding to click on a video from a channel they aren’t subscribed to:
Both need to be very compelling and make people want to click them.
- Check out trending videos on YouTube for examples of good titles and thumbnails.
- Use the CoSchedule Headline Analyzer for a review of your titles.
- Fiverr is a great website for getting thumbnails created for you for just $5.
2. Get to the point quickly for view time
The name of the game on YouTube these days is watch time. The longer people watch content on YouTube, the more money they make. To make a successful channel, you have to make YouTube money by increasing your channel’s watch time.
One way to do this is to get to the point quickly in your video. If you have a long introduction, people will leave before you even get to the good part.
- Use YouTube Analytics for checking your watch time statistics.
3. Try longer videos for increasing total minutes watched
The percentage of you video that is watched on average does not matter to YouTube. What matters is how much total watch time your videos accumulate. So, to get more watch time, put more high-quality content in each video to make them longer.
The thing is, if you make videos longer by just repeating yourself or rambling, it won’t help. Give people a good reason to keep watching.
4. Do videos that are related to topics in your top 10 to build authority
Thanks to YouTube Analytics, we are able to see what videos perform best and which ones perform below average. A successful YouTube brand always studies the analytics and tries to build on what works best.
Figure out what your top 10 videos of the last month have in common and try to emulate that in future videos.
5. Upload videos more frequently
Not only does uploading videos more frequently improve traffic, it gives people a reason to keep coming back to YouTube to watch videos. If your subscribers like your content, they’ll keep coming back for more when you upload new stuff.
Remember, the point is to get people on YouTube and keep them there.
- You’ll notice top channels like Pewdiepie publish new content daily to increase channel views.
6. Don’t send people anywhere but YouTube most of the time
Now, obviously a lot of YouTube channels don’t rely solely on ad monetization for revenue. This means they have to send people to affiliate links, blogs, sales pages, etc. to make money.
That’s fine some of the time, but don’t make your videos get in the habit of leading people off of YouTube. Your videos will stop being promoted if they lead people away.
7. Use a lot of the same meta information as videos that have taken off in new videos
If you have a popular video that really performed much better than expected, use a similar title, keyword phrase, description, tags, etc. to build on that momentum. This also works with popular videos from other channels.
8. Focus on your biggest sources of traffic
One thing I never paid enough attention to early in my YouTube career was where my channel traffic was coming from. You may have traffic coming from certain countries more than others.
Your videos may attract more of a certain gender or age bracket. You need to know these things! Check your demographics and traffic sources to optimize for them in the future.
For example, if most of your traffic comes from India, don’t publish new videos at a time when they’re all asleep.
9. Keep trying to outdo your last video
YouTube’s algorithm tends to give more traffic to channels that have momentum. So, you want to try and outdo your last video every time you publish a new one. Always be improving.
YouTube is an incredible platform for creators, even though many of us have been hurt by algorithm tweaks recently. In some ways these tweaks are good though because they wake us up and remind of us that we need to run our channels a certain way.
The more money you make YouTube the more your channel will be rewarded. The more you add value to viewers’ lives, the more people will share your content and subscribe for more.