As a small YouTuber, there are things that we do that can either hurt your YouTube channel or elevate it. I made these 3 changes and noticed a difference immediately. In my past few months on YouTube, I’ve learned to showcase my passion while still being strategic. Here are 3 things that worked for my channel.
Using Video Titles to Your Advantage
If your titles aren’t interesting no one will click on your video. SEO friendly titles get the most views. I’ve even gone as far as retitling my videos that weren’t getting a lot of views and noticed a significant change within a week.
Choosing a title:
Washing My Hair In the Winter
- Good: My Winter Wash & Go for Curly Hair
Using Suggested Videos
Have you ever noticed suggested videos on the sidebar or underneath your video? Your goal should be to have your videos show up under your own content.
59% of my views are from suggested videos. I decided to make this work for my channel by creating content that viewers can binge on. One way to easily do this is by creating series. Creating videos with content that is related in some way shape or form is a great way to keep viewers on your channel.
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Another way of keeping viewers on your channel is utilizing your playlist. If you go on certain youtubers home pages, you will notice playlist. They contain videos of similar content. This is another easy way viewers can binge watch your channel.
In order to take advantage of these tools, you have to plan your videos. Planning is critical for “bingeable” content. I am considering making a content calendar video. Please let me know if you’re interested.
Not Checking Your YouTube Analytics
Lastly, if you’re not checking your channel analytics, what are you doing? The analytics page gives you insight on what people want to watch from you. It gives you an idea of what to create. How did I figure out 59% of my views come from suggested videos… by checking my analytics. They tell you everything! Where your viewers come from, what videos they love watching, what videos they could do without, literally everything about your viewers.
These are 3 things that could be hurting your channel. If you switch up and use any of these tips let me know below.
Thank you so much for reading!!