Ok, so you are caught up by this entire vlogging craze and decided to start your first YouTube channel. That’s an excellent idea as it’s the perfect environment to connect with viewers from all over the world and, why not, start a new path in life. Still, it won’t be easy at all.
Every YouTuber knows that there are two important elements influencing the success of a channel: the number of views and the number of subscribers. And none of these are easy to get, especially when you’re a beginner. But what if we told you that we have a few tips for you guys, which can help you boost your subscriber and view count, after uploading just a few videos? Sounds good, right? Well, let’s see how it can be done.
Stick to a publishing schedule
Some of the most reputable YouTube publishers, Graham Cochrane, founder of “The Recording Revolution”, considers that in vlogging, publishing frequency is always key.
Basically, one of the best things you can do is to make a lot of content and make it consistently. This frequency will help you retain subscribers, but also gain you new ones.
Just think of your favorite TV show: you do expect new episodes every week, right? Well, your current subscribers expect a new video every week, while potential new ones will always be impressed by your consistency and his the subscribe button.
For starters, publish four videos per month, one per week, and you should see new subscribers coming!
Get straight to the point
It is well known that channels and videos with increased watch times are more likely to turn up in search results and recommendations. And guess what? This automatically means more views and subscribers for your channel.
In order to increase your watch times, we have a few tips which you can use when creating your video since this is where it all starts!
The first seconds of your video are the most important, so get straight to the point of the video, in order to maintain your viewers’ attention. Therefore, shorten your intros and all that flashy music themes, then make sure that the first seconds of the video hook viewers.
Use catchy thumbnails
It’s been a while since YouTube added the possibility of uploading a custom thumbnail, so you can make a summary of the video in one image, let’s say. And we’ve all been there at least once: clicking on a video just because of the thumbnail.
Thumbnails, alongside the title, attract viewers. Still, don’t get too wild and create clickbait thumbnails, as your current subscribers might not like them and unsubscribe.
Use searchable titles
As a side note, YouTube is also one of the biggest search engines on the web, so creating searchable titles is a mandatory condition for beginners. Specifically, make sure you insert relevant search terms – according to your nice – in both the title and description.
With such a title, users looking for a specific video can easily come across yours and eventually click on it, if it’s appealing enough. Oh, and the above-mentioned thumbnail will contribute to this a lot.
Promote your channel in Facebook Groups
Getting started can be pretty tough, but, fortunately for you, there are a few places where you can attract potential subscribers and Facebook is one of the best examples.
Specifically, we’re talking about Groups, which group people with the same interests. Simply start by searching your keyword in the Facebook search bar, then go to groups. Then, join some of the biggest you found and promote your channel. Attention, though! Don’t be a spammer. 1-2 messages per week should be more than enough to let members know about what you’re doing.
And this wraps it up, ladies and gents. Below you have five easy to apply tips, which can help any beginner (and not only) get more views and subscribers on YouTube. Let us know what are your thoughts on this and, of course, share with us any other tips you used in the past and obtained some great results! The comments section is waiting for you!