YouTube … these days, everyone’s doing it, and by no means is that an exaggeration. And why wouldn’t they? It’s so easy to record, edit, and publish footage that you’d be crazy not to get on board.
The problem is, all this free and easy access has made it hard for you to get noticed. You know you have something you want to say, and you want the world to hear it, but your online presence is covered by billions of cat videos instead.
So what are you going to do about it? The good news is, it’s not as hard as you think to learn how to get noticed on YouTube. In fact, we’re going to show you everything you need to get started on your journey to stardom.
How to Get Noticed on YouTube and Be a Star
Ready for the camera life? Here are some awesome ways for you to grow your viewership and have the online community talking about you (in a good way, of course). Read on to find out more.
1. Breathe Some New Life into Those Videos
Do you already have some content on your feed from past videos? Maybe they just weren’t hot enough in the past, or maybe they weren’t as relevant then as they may be now? You could benefit from using these videos a second time.
This is perfect if you are doing videos that deal with tutorials, such as a video on how to apply a certain type of makeup. You can use certain parts of the video to add into another new video you’re posting, or you can completely redo the old one.
The best part of all of these is that you’re technically still putting out new content while reusing older footage, saving you time and giving your work a chance to stand out.
2. Comment on Other Videos
Ever heard of the saying “You scratch my back, I scratch yours”? Yeah, that applies on YouTube, too.
After you take days, weeks, or even a month to create and publish a new video, you want your viewers to like and comment on the stuff that you post. It especially feels good when someone of stature throws in a comment as well.
If that’s the case, why not do the same for your fellow YouTubers?
As a community, YouTube video personalities need to stick together and help each other out. In fact, YouTube itself supports this idea — and gives you perks when you do.
When a channel gets a lot of upvotes and discussion, it tells YouTube that it’s a pretty solid channel that needs to be checked out by other YouTube viewers can have a look. By posting, you help to circulate that idea and promote them.
By extent, your comment exposes viewers to an outside channel (i.e. yours) so that they can check out the awesome content you have in store for them by following your comment to your area on YouTube.
This is a simple way to up the number of followers without having to alter a lot in the process.
3. Build Your Videos Around a Single Keyword or Topic
One reason your channel may not be so hot right now is that you’re all over the place with what you’re trying to do. Newsflash: making smart content is a huge deal
If you know anything about writing articles for a blog, then you know the importance of having a keyword or a focused topic. Having a keyword or a niche helps tailor your blog so that viewers will know what to expect.
A video page works in the same manner. If you don’t have any set topic or keyword to go by, your potential viewers won’t know what you do or what your specialty is — and that’s a sure way to deter people from your work.
Start thinking about what you want to specialize in. Is it money-saving tips? Life hacks? Romance? Tips for looking your best? Know what you want to talk about, and make your videos around that subject.
It also helps that when you do this, YouTube can place you in a category easier, meaning if someone looks up under that topic you have a higher chance of popping up in the YouTube search queue.
4. Create Playlists!
Here’s the thing: Playlists are now a big deal on YouTube, and if you don’t have one, you’re missing out on a LOT.
In fact, studies have shown that the top YouTubers on the web build and promote twice as many playlists as those that don’t, and those that rank at the bottom don’t produce playlists at all.
In other words, if you aren’t creating playlists, you aren’t visible.
Fortunately, creating a playlist is actually very easy. YouTube has actually integrated the technology into their site, so you can make it happen quickly.
When you categorize your playlists, place like-minded ideas into their own playlists. For example, if you’re a traveler, you need to place all of your videos of your trip to Japan in one playlist, the ones from Ireland in another, and so on.
When you categorize your work like this, your viewers will find it a lot easier to get to the content that they want to see — and you’ll have a more organized page to navigate.
Seems like a win that will make you a top YouTuber in no time.
When You’re Ready to Video
Now that you know how to get noticed on YouTube, you’ll be able to dominate the online video world. But if you’re ready to go farther, you’ll need more outlets to build your video empire.
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