Thousands of videos are uploaded on YouTube on a daily basis, but not all these videos have the number of views the owner intends to get. Some are totally neglected are forgotten, this is because most people do not know what to do to get more views. This article will explore the different ways of ensuring an increase in the number of views a video gets.
The first thing to ensure is that you create quality content. Nobody wants to watch a tacky video and they will definitely not want to share it with friends if the content is horrible. Quality content increases the ranking of the video. Ensure that the content you create is either educative or entertaining and is useful to the viewer.Edit your videos well and also add music and text to the video.
Asides satisfying your viewers, good content will also enable your video to be recognized by YouTube algorithm and reward the video with a great organic search positioning.
OPTIMIZE THE VIDEO
Make your video stand out by giving it a good title and an appropriate description of the video. The description should be rich in keyword. A good video description will give the viewers and search engines an idea of what the video is about, thereby directing the right traffic to the video and increasing the number of clicks and views the video gets.
Also ensure to give the video a short and engaging title that is straight to the point. Adding tags to the video is also an added advantage this helps the viewers to know what to expect from the video, make sure the tags do not exceed 12 and are also very rich in keywords. Getting the right tags in the right number increase the chances of your video showing on the section for suggested videos and this automatically means increased views.
Sharing your video on all the available platforms online will make your video go viral very fast. You could also ask your family and friends to share and comment on the video after watching it.
PROMOTE YOUR VIDEO
Sitting back and waiting for people to view your video without putting any effort won’t get you the appropriate amount of views. So it is advisable to share and promote your video outside the YouTube community. First release your video at the right time when your target audience will most likely be available to view the video, posting a video and not getting it views immediately makes it easily forgotten.
Once the video is released share it to family and friends and on other social media handles like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and encourage viewers to comment on the video and share it after viewing. Also,Connecting your Google plus and twitter accounts to your YouTube account will enable YouTube automatically share your video to those platforms immediately you upload it. Spreading your video on all the available social media platforms will make it go viral quickly.
Additionally, blogs are a good way of advertising your video, especially blogs that have a lot of visitors, so you you could share your video on blogs, this way ore people will get to view it in a short period of time.
Getting constant and increased viewership of your video is a but dependent on how often you post videos. Consistent posting of videos will ensure that you build up a big subscriber base and also will prevent them from switching to other channels. Always keep them entertained and they will stick to your channel especially if the content is great.
FOCUS ON A SPECIFIC NICHE
Being jack of all trades and master of bone doesn’t do much good for you as far as getting more views on your video. It is advisable to stick to a particular niche, this will attract subscribers that have interest in the niche you are focused on and will enable you have constant subscribers.
Ensure you create a Playlist,this will make your videos arranged in themes. A Playlist will make your video more discoverable for subscribers and also makes viewers able to watch your videos one after the other without searching for your next video. A well organized Playlist can increase your video watch time. Ensure that the Playlist is well organized and the videos in every Playlist are related to each other.
This will keep viewers interested and also make it easy for them to identify your other videos.
Other ways of increasing the views of your YouTube video include adding annotations to the video that encourage the viewer to subscribe to your channel as well as sharing the video.
You could also ask questions that require answers in the video, this will enable you start a conversation with your subscribers and keep them engaged, most often videos that require the sharing of opinions can go viral very fast and increase the number of subscribers you have.
Some people also go as far as buying viewers, but this is against the terms of service of YouTube and could lead to your channel being blocked and also exposes you to the risk of being scammed.
Finally, increasing the number of views of your YouTube video will require a lot of hard work, sitting back and doing nothing won’t help you achieve much.