How To Get More Comments YouTube

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Do you ever get frustrated with the LACK of comments you get on your YouTube videos? Today’s video gives you some solid tips on how to fix that!

Make sure you watch till the end, because I have a nice little “Easter Egg” in there for you!

Looking forward to seeing YOUR comment below this video…

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  1. Gideon Shalwick

    Do you ever struggle getting more comments on your YouTube videos? This
    will fix that…

    • ToGraphic4U

      ahha! Ask! that's what I thought. Sort of like asking for people to subscribe. I just started asking for people to subscribe, and Bam! I did! It's not as much as I expected, but, I just started. Now I have something else to add, to ask for comments! What a great idea!  

    • ToGraphic4U

      ahha! Ask! that's what I thought. Sort of like asking for people to subscribe. I just started asking for people to subscribe, and Bam! I did! It's not as much as I expected, but, I just started. Now I have something else to add, to ask for comments! What a great idea!  

    • ToGraphic4U

      ahha! Ask! that's what I thought. Sort of like asking for people to subscribe. I just started asking for people to subscribe, and Bam! I did! It's not as much as I expected, but, I just started. Now I have something else to add, to ask for comments! What a great idea!  

    • ToGraphic4U

      ahha! Ask! that's what I thought. Sort of like asking for people to subscribe. I just started asking for people to subscribe, and Bam! I did! It's not as much as I expected, but, I just started. Now I have something else to add, to ask for comments! What a great idea!  

    • ToGraphic4U

      ahha! Ask! that's what I thought. Sort of like asking for people to subscribe. I just started asking for people to subscribe, and Bam! I did! It's not as much as I expected, but, I just started. Now I have something else to add, to ask for comments! What a great idea!  

    • ToGraphic4U

      ahha! Ask! that's what I thought. Sort of like asking for people to subscribe. I just started asking for people to subscribe, and Bam! I did! It's not as much as I expected, but, I just started. Now I have something else to add, to ask for comments! What a great idea!  

    • ToGraphic4U

      ahha! Ask! that's what I thought. Sort of like asking for people to subscribe. I just started asking for people to subscribe, and Bam! I did! It's not as much as I expected, but, I just started. Now I have something else to add, to ask for comments! What a great idea!  

    • ToGraphic4U

      ahha! Ask! that's what I thought. Sort of like asking for people to subscribe. I just started asking for people to subscribe, and Bam! I did! It's not as much as I expected, but, I just started. Now I have something else to add, to ask for comments! What a great idea!  

    • Gideon Shalwick

      +ToGraphic4U Haha yeah sometimes success can actually be very simple indeed ;)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      +ToGraphic4U Haha yeah sometimes success can actually be very simple indeed ;)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      +ToGraphic4U Haha yeah sometimes success can actually be very simple indeed ;)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      +ToGraphic4U Haha yeah sometimes success can actually be very simple indeed ;)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      +ToGraphic4U Haha yeah sometimes success can actually be very simple indeed ;)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      +ToGraphic4U Haha yeah sometimes success can actually be very simple indeed ;)

    • Sandi Eveleth

      Great job, +Gideon Shalwick. Pretty sure you'll hit 100!

    • Sandi Eveleth

      Great job, +Gideon Shalwick. Pretty sure you'll hit 100!

    • Sandi Eveleth

      Great job, +Gideon Shalwick. Pretty sure you'll hit 100!

    • Sandi Eveleth

      Great job, +Gideon Shalwick. Pretty sure you'll hit 100!

    • Sandi Eveleth

      Great job, +Gideon Shalwick. Pretty sure you'll hit 100!

    • Sandi Eveleth

      Great job, +Gideon Shalwick. Pretty sure you'll hit 100!

    • Sandi Eveleth

      Great job, +Gideon Shalwick. Pretty sure you'll hit 100!

    • Sandi Eveleth

      Great job, +Gideon Shalwick. Pretty sure you'll hit 100!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      +Sandi Eveleth Haha yeah at this rate – although… should I be counting ALL the comments? Or just the comments from everyone else (excluding my own comments)?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      +Sandi Eveleth Haha yeah at this rate – although… should I be counting ALL the comments? Or just the comments from everyone else (excluding my own comments)?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      +Sandi Eveleth Haha yeah at this rate – although… should I be counting ALL the comments? Or just the comments from everyone else (excluding my own comments)?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      +Sandi Eveleth Haha yeah at this rate – although… should I be counting ALL the comments? Or just the comments from everyone else (excluding my own comments)?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      +Sandi Eveleth Haha yeah at this rate – although… should I be counting ALL the comments? Or just the comments from everyone else (excluding my own comments)?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      +Sandi Eveleth Haha yeah at this rate – although… should I be counting ALL the comments? Or just the comments from everyone else (excluding my own comments)?

    • Sandi Eveleth

      Hmmmm…well, selfishly I'd say all the comments but, realistically I'd say only new commenter's comments…!! (In other words, not your comments and not this comment – wow, THAT's a lot of "comments".). +Gideon Shalwick, still think you'll reach it no problem. Just retweeted ya' and will send it out on Facebook. The 80/20 also works with your fans. 20% of us will do 80% of the shares, etc!

    • Sandi Eveleth

      Hmmmm…well, selfishly I'd say all the comments but, realistically I'd say only new commenter's comments…!! (In other words, not your comments and not this comment – wow, THAT's a lot of "comments".). +Gideon Shalwick, still think you'll reach it no problem. Just retweeted ya' and will send it out on Facebook. The 80/20 also works with your fans. 20% of us will do 80% of the shares, etc!

    • Sandi Eveleth

      Hmmmm…well, selfishly I'd say all the comments but, realistically I'd say only new commenter's comments…!! (In other words, not your comments and not this comment – wow, THAT's a lot of "comments".). +Gideon Shalwick, still think you'll reach it no problem. Just retweeted ya' and will send it out on Facebook. The 80/20 also works with your fans. 20% of us will do 80% of the shares, etc!

    • Sandi Eveleth

      Hmmmm…well, selfishly I'd say all the comments but, realistically I'd say only new commenter's comments…!! (In other words, not your comments and not this comment – wow, THAT's a lot of "comments".). +Gideon Shalwick, still think you'll reach it no problem. Just retweeted ya' and will send it out on Facebook. The 80/20 also works with your fans. 20% of us will do 80% of the shares, etc!

    • Sandi Eveleth

      Hmmmm…well, selfishly I'd say all the comments but, realistically I'd say only new commenter's comments…!! (In other words, not your comments and not this comment – wow, THAT's a lot of "comments".). +Gideon Shalwick, still think you'll reach it no problem. Just retweeted ya' and will send it out on Facebook. The 80/20 also works with your fans. 20% of us will do 80% of the shares, etc!

    • Sandi Eveleth

      Hmmmm…well, selfishly I'd say all the comments but, realistically I'd say only new commenter's comments…!! (In other words, not your comments and not this comment – wow, THAT's a lot of "comments".). +Gideon Shalwick, still think you'll reach it no problem. Just retweeted ya' and will send it out on Facebook. The 80/20 also works with your fans. 20% of us will do 80% of the shares, etc!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Re the 20% of the fans doing 80% of the shares… SO TRUE! Great point +Sandi Eveleth!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Re the 20% of the fans doing 80% of the shares… SO TRUE! Great point +Sandi Eveleth!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Re the 20% of the fans doing 80% of the shares… SO TRUE! Great point +Sandi Eveleth!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Re the 20% of the fans doing 80% of the shares… SO TRUE! Great point +Sandi Eveleth!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Re the 20% of the fans doing 80% of the shares… SO TRUE! Great point +Sandi Eveleth!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Re the 20% of the fans doing 80% of the shares… SO TRUE! Great point +Sandi Eveleth!

    • Online Income Startup™

      More G+ followers = More comments, am I right?

    • Online Income Startup™

      More G+ followers = More comments, am I right?

    • Online Income Startup™

      More G+ followers = More comments, am I right?

    • Online Income Startup™

      More G+ followers = More comments, am I right?

    • Online Income Startup™

      More G+ followers = More comments, am I right?

    • Online Income Startup™

      More G+ followers = More comments, am I right?

    • Online Income Startup™

      More G+ followers = More comments, am I right?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hmmm… not necessarily! It depends on how engaged they are. The number of comments may just indicate how engaged your audience is. And the more engaged your audience, the easier it is to make stuff happen!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hmmm… not necessarily! It depends on how engaged they are. The number of comments may just indicate how engaged your audience is. And the more engaged your audience, the easier it is to make stuff happen!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hmmm… not necessarily! It depends on how engaged they are. The number of comments may just indicate how engaged your audience is. And the more engaged your audience, the easier it is to make stuff happen!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hmmm… not necessarily! It depends on how engaged they are. The number of comments may just indicate how engaged your audience is. And the more engaged your audience, the easier it is to make stuff happen!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hmmm… not necessarily! It depends on how engaged they are. The number of comments may just indicate how engaged your audience is. And the more engaged your audience, the easier it is to make stuff happen!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hmmm… not necessarily! It depends on how engaged they are. The number of comments may just indicate how engaged your audience is. And the more engaged your audience, the easier it is to make stuff happen!

  2. Edmund Pelgen

    It’s nice to know I’m one of the top 20% of the top 20%. It’s a good
    point. When starting out creating videos I’m sure I like everyone else was
    not analysing the percentages…wondering why i wasn’t getting comments
    when my views were so low. I guess I should just keep plugging away and
    build that audience. Great informative vid as always Gideon.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yeah the 80/20 thing is so interesting. And it pops up everywhere. Who would have thought one could apply it to YouTube comments too ;)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yeah the 80/20 thing is so interesting. And it pops up everywhere. Who would have thought one could apply it to YouTube comments too ;)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yeah the 80/20 thing is so interesting. And it pops up everywhere. Who would have thought one could apply it to YouTube comments too ;)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yeah the 80/20 thing is so interesting. And it pops up everywhere. Who would have thought one could apply it to YouTube comments too ;)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yeah the 80/20 thing is so interesting. And it pops up everywhere. Who would have thought one could apply it to YouTube comments too ;)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yeah the 80/20 thing is so interesting. And it pops up everywhere. Who would have thought one could apply it to YouTube comments too ;)

  3. void157

    Great stuff as always!

  4. Greg Savage

    +Gideon Shalwick Sorry, but I have to ask this and you know what the
    questions are.

    1) Was this shot on the Iphone 5s? I’m always amazed by your quality
    2) How much light are you using in your videos (watts how many)

    *This Is A Great Video*

    As far as the video automatically going to google plus once someone
    comments… By default it use to be automatically check for you, but not
    anymore.

    If you share or anyone shares the video on G+ and people comment on the
    *shared* versions of the video, those automatically go to the youtube
    channel, but not the other way around.

    Sorry, I know you said this, but wanted to make it clear for others,
    because it was something I was confused on in the beginning

    *And Thank You Gideon*

    You have turned me into an Edutige NUT, thank you. I have their EIM 003 and
    their ETM 008, both sound amazing

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Ah cool thanks for clearing that up +Greg Savage! I wonder about the automatic default setting though… mine was always set to share my post with everyone in G+, until I unchecked it for one comment, and then for the next comment it was not automatically checked anymore.

      Perhaps Google just remembers your last setting instead of the box being checked by default?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Ah cool thanks for clearing that up +Greg Savage! I wonder about the automatic default setting though… mine was always set to share my post with everyone in G+, until I unchecked it for one comment, and then for the next comment it was not automatically checked anymore.

      Perhaps Google just remembers your last setting instead of the box being checked by default?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Ah cool thanks for clearing that up +Greg Savage! I wonder about the automatic default setting though… mine was always set to share my post with everyone in G+, until I unchecked it for one comment, and then for the next comment it was not automatically checked anymore.

      Perhaps Google just remembers your last setting instead of the box being checked by default?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Ah cool thanks for clearing that up +Greg Savage! I wonder about the automatic default setting though… mine was always set to share my post with everyone in G+, until I unchecked it for one comment, and then for the next comment it was not automatically checked anymore.

      Perhaps Google just remembers your last setting instead of the box being checked by default?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Ah cool thanks for clearing that up +Greg Savage! I wonder about the automatic default setting though… mine was always set to share my post with everyone in G+, until I unchecked it for one comment, and then for the next comment it was not automatically checked anymore.

      Perhaps Google just remembers your last setting instead of the box being checked by default?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Ah cool thanks for clearing that up +Greg Savage! I wonder about the automatic default setting though… mine was always set to share my post with everyone in G+, until I unchecked it for one comment, and then for the next comment it was not automatically checked anymore.

      Perhaps Google just remembers your last setting instead of the box being checked by default?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      And also, every now and then I get someone leaving a comment here, but then it does not allow me to reply to them. Have you also seen that? And do you know why that happens?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      And also, every now and then I get someone leaving a comment here, but then it does not allow me to reply to them. Have you also seen that? And do you know why that happens?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      And also, every now and then I get someone leaving a comment here, but then it does not allow me to reply to them. Have you also seen that? And do you know why that happens?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      And also, every now and then I get someone leaving a comment here, but then it does not allow me to reply to them. Have you also seen that? And do you know why that happens?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      And also, every now and then I get someone leaving a comment here, but then it does not allow me to reply to them. Have you also seen that? And do you know why that happens?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      And also, every now and then I get someone leaving a comment here, but then it does not allow me to reply to them. Have you also seen that? And do you know why that happens?

    • Greg Savage

      +Gideon Shalwick Youtube/Google remember settings… Could be possible. Try it now.

      I've gone to a few channels where I've shared videos previously and when I go to other videos of theirs or the videos that I've shared it doesn't check the box.

       I'm not sure why sometimes it's checked and other times it isn't, it is a bit strange, maybe it's under settings somewhere.

    • Greg Savage

      +Gideon Shalwick Youtube/Google remember settings… Could be possible. Try it now.

      I've gone to a few channels where I've shared videos previously and when I go to other videos of theirs or the videos that I've shared it doesn't check the box.

       I'm not sure why sometimes it's checked and other times it isn't, it is a bit strange, maybe it's under settings somewhere.

    • Greg Savage

      +Gideon Shalwick Youtube/Google remember settings… Could be possible. Try it now.

      I've gone to a few channels where I've shared videos previously and when I go to other videos of theirs or the videos that I've shared it doesn't check the box.

       I'm not sure why sometimes it's checked and other times it isn't, it is a bit strange, maybe it's under settings somewhere.

    • Greg Savage

      +Gideon Shalwick Youtube/Google remember settings… Could be possible. Try it now.

      I've gone to a few channels where I've shared videos previously and when I go to other videos of theirs or the videos that I've shared it doesn't check the box.

       I'm not sure why sometimes it's checked and other times it isn't, it is a bit strange, maybe it's under settings somewhere.

    • Greg Savage

      +Gideon Shalwick Youtube/Google remember settings… Could be possible. Try it now.

      I've gone to a few channels where I've shared videos previously and when I go to other videos of theirs or the videos that I've shared it doesn't check the box.

       I'm not sure why sometimes it's checked and other times it isn't, it is a bit strange, maybe it's under settings somewhere.

    • Greg Savage

      +Gideon Shalwick Youtube/Google remember settings… Could be possible. Try it now.

      I've gone to a few channels where I've shared videos previously and when I go to other videos of theirs or the videos that I've shared it doesn't check the box.

       I'm not sure why sometimes it's checked and other times it isn't, it is a bit strange, maybe it's under settings somewhere.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Re your questions related to production values for the above video… can you please enter them in the survey I asked for in my previous video? See here:

      Do You Think You Can Help With This?

      But just briefly to answer…

      1. I shot this one using my Canon 60D DSLR camera. I would use my iPhone but unfortunately it does not work well with the lights I have. It makes the image flicker. And of course, with a DSLR, you have more control over the settings to get that perfect picture quality.

      2. I have 3 lights in this shot – one for my face, and two for the background. The one on my face is 110W I think (2x55W) and the other two are 110W (2x55W) each as well. So, altogether 330W in the room altogether? Room size is around 3m x 3m.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Re your questions related to production values for the above video… can you please enter them in the survey I asked for in my previous video? See here:

      Do You Think You Can Help With This?

      But just briefly to answer…

      1. I shot this one using my Canon 60D DSLR camera. I would use my iPhone but unfortunately it does not work well with the lights I have. It makes the image flicker. And of course, with a DSLR, you have more control over the settings to get that perfect picture quality.

      2. I have 3 lights in this shot – one for my face, and two for the background. The one on my face is 110W I think (2x55W) and the other two are 110W (2x55W) each as well. So, altogether 330W in the room altogether? Room size is around 3m x 3m.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Re your questions related to production values for the above video… can you please enter them in the survey I asked for in my previous video? See here:

      Do You Think You Can Help With This?

      But just briefly to answer…

      1. I shot this one using my Canon 60D DSLR camera. I would use my iPhone but unfortunately it does not work well with the lights I have. It makes the image flicker. And of course, with a DSLR, you have more control over the settings to get that perfect picture quality.

      2. I have 3 lights in this shot – one for my face, and two for the background. The one on my face is 110W I think (2x55W) and the other two are 110W (2x55W) each as well. So, altogether 330W in the room altogether? Room size is around 3m x 3m.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Re your questions related to production values for the above video… can you please enter them in the survey I asked for in my previous video? See here:

      Do You Think You Can Help With This?

      But just briefly to answer…

      1. I shot this one using my Canon 60D DSLR camera. I would use my iPhone but unfortunately it does not work well with the lights I have. It makes the image flicker. And of course, with a DSLR, you have more control over the settings to get that perfect picture quality.

      2. I have 3 lights in this shot – one for my face, and two for the background. The one on my face is 110W I think (2x55W) and the other two are 110W (2x55W) each as well. So, altogether 330W in the room altogether? Room size is around 3m x 3m.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Re your questions related to production values for the above video… can you please enter them in the survey I asked for in my previous video? See here:

      Do You Think You Can Help With This?

      But just briefly to answer…

      1. I shot this one using my Canon 60D DSLR camera. I would use my iPhone but unfortunately it does not work well with the lights I have. It makes the image flicker. And of course, with a DSLR, you have more control over the settings to get that perfect picture quality.

      2. I have 3 lights in this shot – one for my face, and two for the background. The one on my face is 110W I think (2x55W) and the other two are 110W (2x55W) each as well. So, altogether 330W in the room altogether? Room size is around 3m x 3m.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Re your questions related to production values for the above video… can you please enter them in the survey I asked for in my previous video? See here:

      Do You Think You Can Help With This?

      But just briefly to answer…

      1. I shot this one using my Canon 60D DSLR camera. I would use my iPhone but unfortunately it does not work well with the lights I have. It makes the image flicker. And of course, with a DSLR, you have more control over the settings to get that perfect picture quality.

      2. I have 3 lights in this shot – one for my face, and two for the background. The one on my face is 110W I think (2x55W) and the other two are 110W (2x55W) each as well. So, altogether 330W in the room altogether? Room size is around 3m x 3m.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Re your questions related to production values for the above video… can you please enter them in the survey I asked for in my previous video? See here:

      Do You Think You Can Help With This?

      But just briefly to answer…

      1. I shot this one using my Canon 60D DSLR camera. I would use my iPhone but unfortunately it does not work well with the lights I have. It makes the image flicker. And of course, with a DSLR, you have more control over the settings to get that perfect picture quality.

      2. I have 3 lights in this shot – one for my face, and two for the background. The one on my face is 110W I think (2x55W) and the other two are 110W (2x55W) each as well. So, altogether 330W in the room altogether? Room size is around 3m x 3m.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      +Greg Savage Yeah very strange indeed are the ways of Google/YouTube haha!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      +Greg Savage Yeah very strange indeed are the ways of Google/YouTube haha!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      +Greg Savage Yeah very strange indeed are the ways of Google/YouTube haha!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      +Greg Savage Yeah very strange indeed are the ways of Google/YouTube haha!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      +Greg Savage Yeah very strange indeed are the ways of Google/YouTube haha!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      +Greg Savage Yeah very strange indeed are the ways of Google/YouTube haha!

    • Greg Savage

      +Gideon Shalwick Yes, I run into this problem quite a few times and what I realized is the people that I cannot reply to don't have an active Google plus accounts.

      I have to physically go to their profile page and a + and then their profile number and then within a few days sometimes a week their name starts popping up like the rest of ours.

      If it's a banned account, like banned from your channel (or hit for spam) they can still show the reply on their profile posts, but you can't reply to them on your YouTube channel, the reply will just go to their profile page… this is what I've noticed within the last week because I've had some spammers on my channel

    • Greg Savage

      +Gideon Shalwick Yes, I run into this problem quite a few times and what I realized is the people that I cannot reply to don't have an active Google plus accounts.

      I have to physically go to their profile page and a + and then their profile number and then within a few days sometimes a week their name starts popping up like the rest of ours.

      If it's a banned account, like banned from your channel (or hit for spam) they can still show the reply on their profile posts, but you can't reply to them on your YouTube channel, the reply will just go to their profile page… this is what I've noticed within the last week because I've had some spammers on my channel

    • Greg Savage

      +Gideon Shalwick Yes, I run into this problem quite a few times and what I realized is the people that I cannot reply to don't have an active Google plus accounts.

      I have to physically go to their profile page and a + and then their profile number and then within a few days sometimes a week their name starts popping up like the rest of ours.

      If it's a banned account, like banned from your channel (or hit for spam) they can still show the reply on their profile posts, but you can't reply to them on your YouTube channel, the reply will just go to their profile page… this is what I've noticed within the last week because I've had some spammers on my channel

    • Greg Savage

      +Gideon Shalwick Yes, I run into this problem quite a few times and what I realized is the people that I cannot reply to don't have an active Google plus accounts.

      I have to physically go to their profile page and a + and then their profile number and then within a few days sometimes a week their name starts popping up like the rest of ours.

      If it's a banned account, like banned from your channel (or hit for spam) they can still show the reply on their profile posts, but you can't reply to them on your YouTube channel, the reply will just go to their profile page… this is what I've noticed within the last week because I've had some spammers on my channel

    • Greg Savage

      +Gideon Shalwick Yes, I run into this problem quite a few times and what I realized is the people that I cannot reply to don't have an active Google plus accounts.

      I have to physically go to their profile page and a + and then their profile number and then within a few days sometimes a week their name starts popping up like the rest of ours.

      If it's a banned account, like banned from your channel (or hit for spam) they can still show the reply on their profile posts, but you can't reply to them on your YouTube channel, the reply will just go to their profile page… this is what I've noticed within the last week because I've had some spammers on my channel

    • Greg Savage

      +Gideon Shalwick Yes, I run into this problem quite a few times and what I realized is the people that I cannot reply to don't have an active Google plus accounts.

      I have to physically go to their profile page and a + and then their profile number and then within a few days sometimes a week their name starts popping up like the rest of ours.

      If it's a banned account, like banned from your channel (or hit for spam) they can still show the reply on their profile posts, but you can't reply to them on your YouTube channel, the reply will just go to their profile page… this is what I've noticed within the last week because I've had some spammers on my channel

    • Greg Savage

      +Gideon Shalwick Of course, I'll do that for you right now. Just fair warning you will now have 2 from me, don't mistake them for duplicates :)

    • Greg Savage

      +Gideon Shalwick Of course, I'll do that for you right now. Just fair warning you will now have 2 from me, don't mistake them for duplicates :)

    • Greg Savage

      +Gideon Shalwick Of course, I'll do that for you right now. Just fair warning you will now have 2 from me, don't mistake them for duplicates :)

    • Greg Savage

      +Gideon Shalwick Of course, I'll do that for you right now. Just fair warning you will now have 2 from me, don't mistake them for duplicates :)

    • Greg Savage

      +Gideon Shalwick Of course, I'll do that for you right now. Just fair warning you will now have 2 from me, don't mistake them for duplicates :)

    • Greg Savage

      +Gideon Shalwick Of course, I'll do that for you right now. Just fair warning you will now have 2 from me, don't mistake them for duplicates :)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      haha ok no worries!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      haha ok no worries!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      haha ok no worries!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      haha ok no worries!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      haha ok no worries!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      haha ok no worries!

    • Greg Savage

      +Gideon Shalwick Submitted :)

    • Greg Savage

      +Gideon Shalwick Submitted :)

    • Greg Savage

      +Gideon Shalwick Submitted :)

    • Greg Savage

      +Gideon Shalwick Submitted :)

    • Greg Savage

      +Gideon Shalwick Submitted :)

    • Greg Savage

      +Gideon Shalwick Submitted :)

    • Greg Savage

      +Gideon Shalwick Submitted :)

    • Greg Savage

      +Gideon Shalwick Submitted :)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Awesome thanks +Greg Savage!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Awesome thanks +Greg Savage!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Awesome thanks +Greg Savage!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Awesome thanks +Greg Savage!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Awesome thanks +Greg Savage!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Awesome thanks +Greg Savage!

    • Jinx Slush -/- Jinx Owner

      How much time of your life did you waste writing that comment?

    • Jinx Slush / sL Slush

      How much time of your life did you waste writing that comment?

    • Jinx Slush -/- Jinx Owner

      How much time of your life did you waste writing that comment?

    • Greg Savage

      +Jinx Slush -/- Jinx Owner speech to text so… maybe 20 seconds

    • Jinx Slush -/- Jinx Owner

      Denial. 

    • Jinx Slush / sL Slush

      Denial. 

    • Jinx Slush -/- Jinx Owner

      Denial. 

    • CALL-ME-JD

      hey dude you where in the vid

    • Greg Savage

      +CALL-ME-JD which one

  5. suremaine

    Good video.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Thank you +suremaine! What did you like most about the video?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Thank you +suremaine! What did you like most about the video?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Thank you +suremaine! What did you like most about the video?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Thank you +suremaine! What did you like most about the video?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Thank you +suremaine! What did you like most about the video?

  6. accent77

    Well now, let’s see it!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Haha sure thing… getting closer to those 100 comments now ;)

  7. Logan Mathis

    Awesome thank you!!!

  8. james gwatkin

    Thanks so much this really helps me

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Great stuff +james gwatkin! What did you find most helpful?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Great stuff +james gwatkin! What did you find most helpful?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Great stuff +james gwatkin! What did you find most helpful?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Great stuff +james gwatkin! What did you find most helpful?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Great stuff +james gwatkin! What did you find most helpful?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Great stuff +james gwatkin! What did you find most helpful?

    • james gwatkin

      +Gideon Shalwick to make your videos thought provoking

    • james gwatkin

      +Gideon Shalwick to make your videos thought provoking

    • james gwatkin

      +Gideon Shalwick to make your videos thought provoking

    • james gwatkin

      +Gideon Shalwick to make your videos thought provoking

    • james gwatkin

      +Gideon Shalwick to make your videos thought provoking

    • james gwatkin

      +Gideon Shalwick to make your videos thought provoking

    • james gwatkin

      +Gideon Shalwick to make your videos thought provoking

    • james gwatkin

      +Gideon Shalwick to make your videos thought provoking

    • james gwatkin

      +Gideon Shalwick to make your videos thought provoking

    • Gideon Shalwick

      +james gwatkin Ok great – that is good to know! Maybe I can create a video dedicated to creating thought provoking videos!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      +james gwatkin Ok great – that is good to know! Maybe I can create a video dedicated to creating thought provoking videos!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      +james gwatkin Ok great – that is good to know! Maybe I can create a video dedicated to creating thought provoking videos!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      +james gwatkin Ok great – that is good to know! Maybe I can create a video dedicated to creating thought provoking videos!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      +james gwatkin Ok great – that is good to know! Maybe I can create a video dedicated to creating thought provoking videos!

    • james gwatkin

      yeah that would be awesome

    • james gwatkin

      yeah that would be awesome

    • james gwatkin

      yeah that would be awesome

    • james gwatkin

      yeah that would be awesome

    • james gwatkin

      yeah that would be awesome

  9. Reading Through History

    No one comments on my videos, at all.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Maybe my little tips will help? The case study should open yours eyes somewhat +Reading Through History! Let's hope this vid gets more than 100 comments so you'll be able to see it :)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Maybe my little tips will help? The case study should open yours eyes somewhat +Reading Through History! Let's hope this vid gets more than 100 comments so you'll be able to see it :)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Maybe my little tips will help? The case study should open yours eyes somewhat +Reading Through History! Let's hope this vid gets more than 100 comments so you'll be able to see it :)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Maybe my little tips will help? The case study should open yours eyes somewhat +Reading Through History! Let's hope this vid gets more than 100 comments so you'll be able to see it :)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Maybe my little tips will help? The case study should open yours eyes somewhat +Reading Through History! Let's hope this vid gets more than 100 comments so you'll be able to see it :)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Maybe my little tips will help? The case study should open yours eyes somewhat +Reading Through History! Let's hope this vid gets more than 100 comments so you'll be able to see it :)

    • Reading Through History

      I might be too boring :-)

    • Reading Through History

      I might be too boring :-)

    • Reading Through History

      I might be too boring :-)

    • Reading Through History

      I might be too boring :-)

    • Reading Through History

      I might be too boring :-)

    • Reading Through History

      I might be too boring :-)

    • Reading Through History

      I might be too boring :-)

    • Reading Through History

      I might be too boring :-)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      +Reading Through History Haha no I doubt that! Your target audience will never find your boring! If you do the right kind of targeting!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      +Reading Through History Haha no I doubt that! Your target audience will never find your boring! If you do the right kind of targeting!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      +Reading Through History Haha no I doubt that! Your target audience will never find your boring! If you do the right kind of targeting!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      +Reading Through History Haha no I doubt that! Your target audience will never find your boring! If you do the right kind of targeting!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      +Reading Through History Haha no I doubt that! Your target audience will never find your boring! If you do the right kind of targeting!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      +Reading Through History Haha no I doubt that! Your target audience will never find your boring! If you do the right kind of targeting!

    • Reading Through History

      Thanks to you, we have a killer intro now!

    • Reading Through History

      Thanks to you, we have a killer intro now!

    • Reading Through History

      Thanks to you, we have a killer intro now!

    • Reading Through History

      Thanks to you, we have a killer intro now!

    • Reading Through History

      Thanks to you, we have a killer intro now!

    • Reading Through History

      Thanks to you, we have a killer intro now!

    • Reading Through History

      Thanks to you, we have a killer intro now!

    • Reading Through History

      Thanks to you, we have a killer intro now!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Oh AWESOME!!!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Oh AWESOME!!!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Oh AWESOME!!!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Oh AWESOME!!!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Oh AWESOME!!!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Oh AWESOME!!!

  10. Verttech4

    as far as the rough 4%, I can see that actually happening. I haven’t been
    as active as I would like on my channel, but I was feeling discouraged (as
    you mentioned early in the video). Lately I have been trying to be more
    active, but for my kind of videos, I need actors. ._. the last group flaked
    out.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Ah yeah actors/talent – they are an interesting bunch to manage aren't they +Verttech4! All those ego's haha!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Ah yeah actors/talent – they are an interesting bunch to manage aren't they +Verttech4! All those ego's haha!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Ah yeah actors/talent – they are an interesting bunch to manage aren't they +Verttech4! All those ego's haha!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Ah yeah actors/talent – they are an interesting bunch to manage aren't they +Verttech4! All those ego's haha!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Ah yeah actors/talent – they are an interesting bunch to manage aren't they +Verttech4! All those ego's haha!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Ah yeah actors/talent – they are an interesting bunch to manage aren't they +Verttech4! All those ego's haha!

  11. Rohe Energie - Vegane Ernährung & Mehr

    Thanks :-)

  12. Chris Ducker

    Great stuff, mate. Love the new style transitions, too.

  13. Ash Almond

    Lots of negative comments ain’t any good, though :-)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      I think it depends – sometimes negative comments and feedback can actually help your video go viral. That's the thought provoking stuff I mentioned in the video. Hmmm… Rebekah Black's "Friday" song comes to mind hehe…

    • Gideon Shalwick

      I think it depends – sometimes negative comments and feedback can actually help your video go viral. That's the thought provoking stuff I mentioned in the video. Hmmm… Rebekah Black's "Friday" song comes to mind hehe…

    • Gideon Shalwick

      I think it depends – sometimes negative comments and feedback can actually help your video go viral. That's the thought provoking stuff I mentioned in the video. Hmmm… Rebekah Black's "Friday" song comes to mind hehe…

    • Gideon Shalwick

      I think it depends – sometimes negative comments and feedback can actually help your video go viral. That's the thought provoking stuff I mentioned in the video. Hmmm… Rebekah Black's "Friday" song comes to mind hehe…

    • Gideon Shalwick

      I think it depends – sometimes negative comments and feedback can actually help your video go viral. That's the thought provoking stuff I mentioned in the video. Hmmm… Rebekah Black's "Friday" song comes to mind hehe…

    • Gideon Shalwick

      I think it depends – sometimes negative comments and feedback can actually help your video go viral. That's the thought provoking stuff I mentioned in the video. Hmmm… Rebekah Black's "Friday" song comes to mind hehe…

    • Ash Almond

      Really? I always just delete all those negative comments.. 

    • Ash Almond

      Really? I always just delete all those negative comments.. 

    • Ash Almond

      Really? I always just delete all those negative comments.. 

    • Ash Almond

      Really? I always just delete all those negative comments.. 

    • Ash Almond

      Really? I always just delete all those negative comments.. 

    • Ash Almond

      Really? I always just delete all those negative comments.. 

    • Ash Almond

      Really? I always just delete all those negative comments.. 

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yeah… it's a balance to keep. And it really depends on quite a few factors… one being your overall strategy. And perhaps another being how sensitive you are to negative feedback…

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yeah… it's a balance to keep. And it really depends on quite a few factors… one being your overall strategy. And perhaps another being how sensitive you are to negative feedback…

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yeah… it's a balance to keep. And it really depends on quite a few factors… one being your overall strategy. And perhaps another being how sensitive you are to negative feedback…

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yeah… it's a balance to keep. And it really depends on quite a few factors… one being your overall strategy. And perhaps another being how sensitive you are to negative feedback…

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yeah… it's a balance to keep. And it really depends on quite a few factors… one being your overall strategy. And perhaps another being how sensitive you are to negative feedback…

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yeah… it's a balance to keep. And it really depends on quite a few factors… one being your overall strategy. And perhaps another being how sensitive you are to negative feedback…

  14. Sandi Eveleth

    Ok, you did it! You got me to comment (& subscribe), Gideon! Great video as
    always :)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Thank you +Sandi Eveleth! Great to have you here… and thank you for all your support!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Thank you +Sandi Eveleth! Great to have you here… and thank you for all your support!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Thank you +Sandi Eveleth! Great to have you here… and thank you for all your support!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Thank you +Sandi Eveleth! Great to have you here… and thank you for all your support!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Thank you +Sandi Eveleth! Great to have you here… and thank you for all your support!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Thank you +Sandi Eveleth! Great to have you here… and thank you for all your support!

    • Sandi Eveleth

      You bet! I like to brag online about and for all my favorite "real deal" Internet gurus/mentors/instructors. You have done a phenomenal job teaching others how to use YouTube to build a platform.

    • Sandi Eveleth

      You bet! I like to brag online about and for all my favorite "real deal" Internet gurus/mentors/instructors. You have done a phenomenal job teaching others how to use YouTube to build a platform.

    • Sandi Eveleth

      You bet! I like to brag online about and for all my favorite "real deal" Internet gurus/mentors/instructors. You have done a phenomenal job teaching others how to use YouTube to build a platform.

    • Sandi Eveleth

      You bet! I like to brag online about and for all my favorite "real deal" Internet gurus/mentors/instructors. You have done a phenomenal job teaching others how to use YouTube to build a platform.

    • Sandi Eveleth

      You bet! I like to brag online about and for all my favorite "real deal" Internet gurus/mentors/instructors. You have done a phenomenal job teaching others how to use YouTube to build a platform.

    • Sandi Eveleth

      You bet! I like to brag online about and for all my favorite "real deal" Internet gurus/mentors/instructors. You have done a phenomenal job teaching others how to use YouTube to build a platform.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      oh gee now I am blushing!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      oh gee now I am blushing!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      oh gee now I am blushing!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      oh gee now I am blushing!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      oh gee now I am blushing!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      oh gee now I am blushing!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      oh gee now I am blushing!

  15. Allismagic1 - Technology is fun

    very informative video. Thanks!

  16. Infinite Waters (Diving Deep)

    Great work my friend :)

  17. Joel Phua

    Hey Gideon, great content as usual and a nice new intro this time! Mind
    telling me the brand of the lavalier microphone you used? :)

  18. mhassan840reviews

    Thanks, this helped me a lot! ;)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Awesome +mhassan840reviews! What did you find most useful?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Awesome +mhassan840reviews! What did you find most useful?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Awesome +mhassan840reviews! What did you find most useful?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Awesome +mhassan840reviews! What did you find most useful?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Awesome +mhassan840reviews! What did you find most useful?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Awesome +mhassan840reviews! What did you find most useful?

    • mhassan840reviews

      +Gideon Shalwick Mostly the part about the incentive, I probably will try and use that method to get some more comments. :) 

    • mhassan840reviews

      +Gideon Shalwick Mostly the part about the incentive, I probably will try and use that method to get some more comments. :) 

    • mhassan840reviews

      +Gideon Shalwick Mostly the part about the incentive, I probably will try and use that method to get some more comments. :) 

    • mhassan840reviews

      +Gideon Shalwick Mostly the part about the incentive, I probably will try and use that method to get some more comments. :) 

    • mhassan840reviews

      +Gideon Shalwick Mostly the part about the incentive, I probably will try and use that method to get some more comments. :) 

    • mhassan840reviews

      +Gideon Shalwick Mostly the part about the incentive, I probably will try and use that method to get some more comments. :) 

    • mhassan840reviews

      +Gideon Shalwick Mostly the part about the incentive, I probably will try and use that method to get some more comments. :) 

  19. Nate Dalliard

    Great video and it is really that simple.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yup it really is +Nate Dalliard! It's not always intuitive though…

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yup it really is +Nate Dalliard! It's not always intuitive though…

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yup it really is +Nate Dalliard! It's not always intuitive though…

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yup it really is +Nate Dalliard! It's not always intuitive though…

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yup it really is +Nate Dalliard! It's not always intuitive though…

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yup it really is +Nate Dalliard! It's not always intuitive though…

  20. Jarhead6

    Great information! Definitely being engage and building a relationship with
    your subs works pretty well! Thanks!

  21. jfnoxus

    Nice tips, thank you :)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      You're welcome +jfnoxus! What did you like most?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      You're welcome +jfnoxus! What did you like most?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      You're welcome +jfnoxus! What did you like most?

    • jfnoxus

      The explanation about the comments, the bit before the tips :)

    • jfnoxus

      The explanation about the comments, the bit before the tips :)

    • jfnoxus

      The explanation about the comments, the bit before the tips :)

  22. shiva prasad

    Great stuff, mate. Love the new style transitions, too.

  23. Metrotag

    As the saying goes, ask and you shall receive, well so simple yet a lot of
    us don’t ask lol.

  24. tisme

    Connection is the key and by commenting then almost every sense is
    involved. Nice video Gideon.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Ah yeah great point +tisme - by commenting, people have to get out of their comfort zone somewhat. And that engages a lot of senses for sure!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Ah yeah great point +tisme - by commenting, people have to get out of their comfort zone somewhat. And that engages a lot of senses for sure!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Ah yeah great point +tisme - by commenting, people have to get out of their comfort zone somewhat. And that engages a lot of senses for sure!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Ah yeah great point +tisme - by commenting, people have to get out of their comfort zone somewhat. And that engages a lot of senses for sure!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Ah yeah great point +tisme - by commenting, people have to get out of their comfort zone somewhat. And that engages a lot of senses for sure!

  25. AwakenedMarketer

    Very helpful info. Thanks Gideon!

  26. Jak N Blak

    100+ comments incoming!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Totally smashed it already +Jak N Blak! Next target is 500 ;)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Totally smashed it already +Jak N Blak! Next target is 500 ;)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Totally smashed it already +Jak N Blak! Next target is 500 ;)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Totally smashed it already +Jak N Blak! Next target is 500 ;)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Totally smashed it already +Jak N Blak! Next target is 500 ;)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Totally smashed it already +Jak N Blak! Next target is 500 ;)

  27. HalfEatenGamer

    Very helpful video :)

  28. OurFamilyTable

    Really helpful! We are a very new channel so every little bit helps!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Great stuff +OurFamilyTable! Keep watching my channel – lots of cool things planned!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Great stuff +OurFamilyTable! Keep watching my channel – lots of cool things planned!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Great stuff +OurFamilyTable! Keep watching my channel – lots of cool things planned!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Great stuff +OurFamilyTable! Keep watching my channel – lots of cool things planned!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Great stuff +OurFamilyTable! Keep watching my channel – lots of cool things planned!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Great stuff +OurFamilyTable! Keep watching my channel – lots of cool things planned!

  29. Daniel Looper

    Comment, Like, Share!
    Very interesting! Comments are important! and I see you are very active
    in the comment reply’s 1. ask for a comment, ( so true!) 2. what is the
    reason why? (to leave a comment). 3. Make them think people will want to
    put their two cents in there ! awesome!. I am sure you are getting lots of
    comments on this video.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      I sure am getting lots of comments on this one +Daniel Looper! It's fun getting back to people. But in general I limit it to around 24hrs after uploading the video for each video. Otherwise I would ONLY spend time on replying to comments. 

      So I reward fast commenters for taking action fast too ;)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      I sure am getting lots of comments on this one +Daniel Looper! It's fun getting back to people. But in general I limit it to around 24hrs after uploading the video for each video. Otherwise I would ONLY spend time on replying to comments. 

      So I reward fast commenters for taking action fast too ;)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      I sure am getting lots of comments on this one +Daniel Looper! It's fun getting back to people. But in general I limit it to around 24hrs after uploading the video for each video. Otherwise I would ONLY spend time on replying to comments. 

      So I reward fast commenters for taking action fast too ;)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      I sure am getting lots of comments on this one +Daniel Looper! It's fun getting back to people. But in general I limit it to around 24hrs after uploading the video for each video. Otherwise I would ONLY spend time on replying to comments. 

      So I reward fast commenters for taking action fast too ;)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      I sure am getting lots of comments on this one +Daniel Looper! It's fun getting back to people. But in general I limit it to around 24hrs after uploading the video for each video. Otherwise I would ONLY spend time on replying to comments. 

      So I reward fast commenters for taking action fast too ;)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      I sure am getting lots of comments on this one +Daniel Looper! It's fun getting back to people. But in general I limit it to around 24hrs after uploading the video for each video. Otherwise I would ONLY spend time on replying to comments. 

      So I reward fast commenters for taking action fast too ;)

  30. Randy Barnes

    Because you asked. Isn’t that simple? Ready to see how you got 7.4%
    comment rate

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yup – just asking is POWERFUL +Randy Barnes! And… I've just discovered another video with a 14% comment rate lol! So, I will include that in the case study video…

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yup – just asking is POWERFUL +Randy Barnes! And… I've just discovered another video with a 14% comment rate lol! So, I will include that in the case study video…

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yup – just asking is POWERFUL +Randy Barnes! And… I've just discovered another video with a 14% comment rate lol! So, I will include that in the case study video…

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yup – just asking is POWERFUL +Randy Barnes! And… I've just discovered another video with a 14% comment rate lol! So, I will include that in the case study video…

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yup – just asking is POWERFUL +Randy Barnes! And… I've just discovered another video with a 14% comment rate lol! So, I will include that in the case study video…

  31. David Dell

    Some very good points Gideon and they can also be related to Audio pod
    casting as well as comments for show show notes. So my question for you is
    How do you think the ‘about’ content below peoples video effects comments?
    and how can the ‘about’ content be used to gain more comments. Its not just
    the video content when we talk about youtube.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Good point re podcasts +David Dell!

      Re your question…

      I think you probably mean the "description" area below each video? Cos the about page is something different.

      It's hard to tell how many people actually read the description area. But sure, I always ask people in there to leave a comment as well.

      It can be particularly useful to leave instructions in there that you don't want to cover inside the video, to save time etc.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Good point re podcasts +David Dell!

      Re your question…

      I think you probably mean the "description" area below each video? Cos the about page is something different.

      It's hard to tell how many people actually read the description area. But sure, I always ask people in there to leave a comment as well.

      It can be particularly useful to leave instructions in there that you don't want to cover inside the video, to save time etc.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Good point re podcasts +David Dell!

      Re your question…

      I think you probably mean the "description" area below each video? Cos the about page is something different.

      It's hard to tell how many people actually read the description area. But sure, I always ask people in there to leave a comment as well.

      It can be particularly useful to leave instructions in there that you don't want to cover inside the video, to save time etc.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Good point re podcasts +David Dell!

      Re your question…

      I think you probably mean the "description" area below each video? Cos the about page is something different.

      It's hard to tell how many people actually read the description area. But sure, I always ask people in there to leave a comment as well.

      It can be particularly useful to leave instructions in there that you don't want to cover inside the video, to save time etc.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Good point re podcasts +David Dell!

      Re your question…

      I think you probably mean the "description" area below each video? Cos the about page is something different.

      It's hard to tell how many people actually read the description area. But sure, I always ask people in there to leave a comment as well.

      It can be particularly useful to leave instructions in there that you don't want to cover inside the video, to save time etc.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Good point re podcasts +David Dell!

      Re your question…

      I think you probably mean the "description" area below each video? Cos the about page is something different.

      It's hard to tell how many people actually read the description area. But sure, I always ask people in there to leave a comment as well.

      It can be particularly useful to leave instructions in there that you don't want to cover inside the video, to save time etc.

  32. Joseph Malgeri

    OK, this is comment 62.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Congrats! This is comment 207 ;)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Congrats! This is comment 207 ;)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Congrats! This is comment 207 ;)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Congrats! This is comment 207 ;)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Congrats! This is comment 207 ;)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Congrats! This is comment 207 ;)

  33. Trekking Turtle

    Another interesting and helpful video. Thanks for sharing.

  34. Verena Czerny

    Hi Gideon, I like your new Intro/Outro and Segueways! Seems like you’re the
    new YouTube Cyber Cowboy ;-)
    I suppose the German audience is less ready to comment than the English.
    Thank you for your excellent content! Greetings from Berlin.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      The new YouTube Cyber Cowboy +Verena Czerny? Haha I love it! Feel free to comment in german… I just use the little translate tool to see what people from Germany writes :) And I even reply back in German too! 

    • Gideon Shalwick

      The new YouTube Cyber Cowboy +Verena Czerny? Haha I love it! Feel free to comment in german… I just use the little translate tool to see what people from Germany writes :) And I even reply back in German too! 

  35. Learnguitartunes

    Great video and awesome tips as always Gideon… Thank you for sharing.

    Asking your viewers to leave a comment is GOLD… I ask my audience to
    request a song to learn on guitar or ukulele in the comment sections, and
    this works a treat especially when I deliver their requested songs in a new
    video…

    I also agree with replying to comments made on your videos, new viewers are
    more likely to make a comment because they want YOU to reply back to them
    too!

    Thanks, Jack.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Both points so true +Learnguitartunes! And the best part for me is getting people involved more so that they learn better as well!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Both points so true +Learnguitartunes! And the best part for me is getting people involved more so that they learn better as well!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Both points so true +Learnguitartunes! And the best part for me is getting people involved more so that they learn better as well!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Both points so true +Learnguitartunes! And the best part for me is getting people involved more so that they learn better as well!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Both points so true +Learnguitartunes! And the best part for me is getting people involved more so that they learn better as well!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Both points so true +Learnguitartunes! And the best part for me is getting people involved more so that they learn better as well!

    • Learnguitartunes

      That's the crucial part, your audience benefits and learns more… Have a great weekend.

    • Learnguitartunes

      That's the crucial part, your audience benefits and learns more… Have a great weekend.

    • Learnguitartunes

      That's the crucial part, your audience benefits and learns more… Have a great weekend.

    • Learnguitartunes

      That's the crucial part, your audience benefits and learns more… Have a great weekend.

    • Learnguitartunes

      That's the crucial part, your audience benefits and learns more… Have a great weekend.

    • Learnguitartunes

      That's the crucial part, your audience benefits and learns more… Have a great weekend.

  36. Joni Lea

    Come on guys, I’m number 59, only 41 comments to go to obtain more info
    from Gideon, who has generously proven that his most valid statement works,
    the offer of a gift is so enticing to us mere mortals. Thank you.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Haha thanks +Joni Lea! Us mere mortals certainly like gifts ;)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Haha thanks +Joni Lea! Us mere mortals certainly like gifts ;)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Haha thanks +Joni Lea! Us mere mortals certainly like gifts ;)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Haha thanks +Joni Lea! Us mere mortals certainly like gifts ;)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Haha thanks +Joni Lea! Us mere mortals certainly like gifts ;)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Haha thanks +Joni Lea! Us mere mortals certainly like gifts ;)

  37. Peter Demes

    Hallo Gideon, besten Dank für das gute Video und ich wünsche viel Erfolg
    und mindestens 500 Comments!!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Sie sind sehr willkommen Peter! Ja, lässt hoffen wir auf 500 Kommentare bekommen, das wäre wirklich cool! Das ist fast wie eine Party haha!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Sie sind sehr willkommen Peter! Ja, lässt hoffen wir auf 500 Kommentare bekommen, das wäre wirklich cool! Das ist fast wie eine Party haha!

  38. FotostudioHeuvelrug

    Great work Gideon. Another tip: make friends and follow other Youtube
    channels, leave comments and invite others to leave comments on your
    channel.

  39. Bruce Avilla

    Digging that bump into/outro music!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Awesome thanks +Bruce Avilla! What about the animation itself? Any good?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Awesome thanks +Bruce Avilla! What about the animation itself? Any good?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Awesome thanks +Bruce Avilla! What about the animation itself? Any good?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Awesome thanks +Bruce Avilla! What about the animation itself? Any good?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Awesome thanks +Bruce Avilla! What about the animation itself? Any good?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Awesome thanks +Bruce Avilla! What about the animation itself? Any good?

    • Bruce Avilla

      Honestly? The swoosh sounds became annoying after the second one.  Also the circular swiping is an unusual path and felt gimmicky.  Not a natural flow.  But…love that bump music segment!!

    • Bruce Avilla

      Honestly? The swoosh sounds became annoying after the second one.  Also the circular swiping is an unusual path and felt gimmicky.  Not a natural flow.  But…love that bump music segment!!

    • Bruce Avilla

      Honestly? The swoosh sounds became annoying after the second one.  Also the circular swiping is an unusual path and felt gimmicky.  Not a natural flow.  But…love that bump music segment!!

    • Bruce Avilla

      Honestly? The swoosh sounds became annoying after the second one.  Also the circular swiping is an unusual path and felt gimmicky.  Not a natural flow.  But…love that bump music segment!!

    • Bruce Avilla

      Honestly? The swoosh sounds became annoying after the second one.  Also the circular swiping is an unusual path and felt gimmicky.  Not a natural flow.  But…love that bump music segment!!

    • Bruce Avilla

      Honestly? The swoosh sounds became annoying after the second one.  Also the circular swiping is an unusual path and felt gimmicky.  Not a natural flow.  But…love that bump music segment!!

    • Bruce Avilla

      Honestly? The swoosh sounds became annoying after the second one.  Also the circular swiping is an unusual path and felt gimmicky.  Not a natural flow.  But…love that bump music segment!!

    • Bruce Avilla

      Honestly? The swoosh sounds became annoying after the second one.  Also the circular swiping is an unusual path and felt gimmicky.  Not a natural flow.  But…love that bump music segment!!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      ok cool – thanks for the honest feedback! You're the second person not to like the swoosh sounds… and after reviewing it myself, it's totally annoying! So I am definitely removing those sounds – thanks!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      ok cool – thanks for the honest feedback! You're the second person not to like the swoosh sounds… and after reviewing it myself, it's totally annoying! So I am definitely removing those sounds – thanks!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      ok cool – thanks for the honest feedback! You're the second person not to like the swoosh sounds… and after reviewing it myself, it's totally annoying! So I am definitely removing those sounds – thanks!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      ok cool – thanks for the honest feedback! You're the second person not to like the swoosh sounds… and after reviewing it myself, it's totally annoying! So I am definitely removing those sounds – thanks!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      ok cool – thanks for the honest feedback! You're the second person not to like the swoosh sounds… and after reviewing it myself, it's totally annoying! So I am definitely removing those sounds – thanks!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      ok cool – thanks for the honest feedback! You're the second person not to like the swoosh sounds… and after reviewing it myself, it's totally annoying! So I am definitely removing those sounds – thanks!

  40. Celia Johnson

    You always give great tips

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Thank you +Celia Johnson! Which tip did you like best today?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Thank you +Celia Johnson! Which tip did you like best today?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Thank you +Celia Johnson! Which tip did you like best today?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Thank you +Celia Johnson! Which tip did you like best today?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Thank you +Celia Johnson! Which tip did you like best today?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Thank you +Celia Johnson! Which tip did you like best today?

    • Celia Johnson

      About the comments I must admit I still seem to be struggling to get them even to the point where i am offering a free gift

    • Celia Johnson

      About the comments I must admit I still seem to be struggling to get them even to the point where i am offering a free gift

    • Celia Johnson

      About the comments I must admit I still seem to be struggling to get them even to the point where i am offering a free gift

    • Celia Johnson

      About the comments I must admit I still seem to be struggling to get them even to the point where i am offering a free gift

    • Celia Johnson

      About the comments I must admit I still seem to be struggling to get them even to the point where i am offering a free gift

    • Celia Johnson

      About the comments I must admit I still seem to be struggling to get them even to the point where i am offering a free gift

  41. CartooningGenius

    Hi Gideon, great info on how to get more comments. Much appreciated!

  42. Jérémy Boyé

    What a real great video. Thank you for this advices. The incentive might be
    the last tip ;D

    • Gideon Shalwick

      You're very welcome +Jérémy Boyé! Was a pleasure creating this video cos I know how it will help my viewers!

  43. Tom Breeze

    Great video as always Gideon! I often see people like RayWilliamJohnson
    having a “comment question of the day” and he’ll get tons of comments from
    his fans. And as we all know, social activity is what YouTube and Google
    love!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yeah that's a very smart strategy for engagement +Tom Breeze! Thanks for stopping by again – GREAT to see you here! Looking fwd to our chat next week!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yeah that's a very smart strategy for engagement +Tom Breeze! Thanks for stopping by again – GREAT to see you here! Looking fwd to our chat next week!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yeah that's a very smart strategy for engagement +Tom Breeze! Thanks for stopping by again – GREAT to see you here! Looking fwd to our chat next week!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yeah that's a very smart strategy for engagement +Tom Breeze! Thanks for stopping by again – GREAT to see you here! Looking fwd to our chat next week!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yeah that's a very smart strategy for engagement +Tom Breeze! Thanks for stopping by again – GREAT to see you here! Looking fwd to our chat next week!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yeah that's a very smart strategy for engagement +Tom Breeze! Thanks for stopping by again – GREAT to see you here! Looking fwd to our chat next week!

  44. stubzTV

    Another good thing is to reply to all the comments (it doubles the comment
    count!)

  45. Steve Pickering

    Thanks for your insight on comments and their importance as a measure of
    customer engagement.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Oh yeah you hit the nail on the head with comments being "a measure of customer engagement" +Steve Pickering! That's all it really is! Especially now that YT and Google does not pay all that much attention to number of comments as a way to rank videos.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Oh yeah you hit the nail on the head with comments being "a measure of customer engagement" +Steve Pickering! That's all it really is! Especially now that YT and Google does not pay all that much attention to number of comments as a way to rank videos.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Oh yeah you hit the nail on the head with comments being "a measure of customer engagement" +Steve Pickering! That's all it really is! Especially now that YT and Google does not pay all that much attention to number of comments as a way to rank videos.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Oh yeah you hit the nail on the head with comments being "a measure of customer engagement" +Steve Pickering! That's all it really is! Especially now that YT and Google does not pay all that much attention to number of comments as a way to rank videos.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Oh yeah you hit the nail on the head with comments being "a measure of customer engagement" +Steve Pickering! That's all it really is! Especially now that YT and Google does not pay all that much attention to number of comments as a way to rank videos.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Oh yeah you hit the nail on the head with comments being "a measure of customer engagement" +Steve Pickering! That's all it really is! Especially now that YT and Google does not pay all that much attention to number of comments as a way to rank videos.

  46. Manualideas Fancylooks

    Love to see your new image , it looks clean and strong, very direct! But
    the man in the black and white photo doesn’t look like you, it is kind of
    creepy because I know it is you… and this is not a criticism, you know I
    admire and respect you, it is just what I thought when I saw it and,
    knowing you, I thought you may like to know our thoughts about it.

    The other day something strange happened in one of my craft videos, I
    uploaded the spanish version of it and I got some comments even when it had
    only 10 views (normaly it goes like that). The next day I uploaded it in
    English and when It had 639 views still had no comment at all!!! That is
    not so normal and I don’t get why this happens…

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Interesting you mention that about my face +Manualideas Fancylooks! I kinda felt the same way… a filter has been applied to it to make it fit with the rest of the design, but you're right, it does not look like me as much! Will see what we can do about it – thanks for the feedback!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Interesting you mention that about my face +Manualideas Fancylooks! I kinda felt the same way… a filter has been applied to it to make it fit with the rest of the design, but you're right, it does not look like me as much! Will see what we can do about it – thanks for the feedback!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Interesting you mention that about my face +Manualideas Fancylooks! I kinda felt the same way… a filter has been applied to it to make it fit with the rest of the design, but you're right, it does not look like me as much! Will see what we can do about it – thanks for the feedback!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Interesting you mention that about my face +Manualideas Fancylooks! I kinda felt the same way… a filter has been applied to it to make it fit with the rest of the design, but you're right, it does not look like me as much! Will see what we can do about it – thanks for the feedback!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Interesting you mention that about my face +Manualideas Fancylooks! I kinda felt the same way… a filter has been applied to it to make it fit with the rest of the design, but you're right, it does not look like me as much! Will see what we can do about it – thanks for the feedback!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Interesting you mention that about my face +Manualideas Fancylooks! I kinda felt the same way… a filter has been applied to it to make it fit with the rest of the design, but you're right, it does not look like me as much! Will see what we can do about it – thanks for the feedback!

    • Manualideas Fancylooks

      +Gideon Shalwick I guess a burnt image like the typical high contrast Che Guevara style of portrait, plain black and white shapes, will fit perfectly your new image, type of Stenciled portrait. That is not difficult to make out of a good photo with natural light contrast. But that is only my suggestion, I am a graphic designer and that is what I thought, hope you understand this is just a suggestion. Anyway, I like how you reinvent your style, you are always so "going forward" I see your videos to see if I get caught on that motion as well.

    • Manualideas Fancylooks

      +Gideon Shalwick I guess a burnt image like the typical high contrast Che Guevara style of portrait, plain black and white shapes, will fit perfectly your new image, type of Stenciled portrait. That is not difficult to make out of a good photo with natural light contrast. But that is only my suggestion, I am a graphic designer and that is what I thought, hope you understand this is just a suggestion. Anyway, I like how you reinvent your style, you are always so "going forward" I see your videos to see if I get caught on that motion as well.

    • Manualideas Fancylooks

      +Gideon Shalwick I guess a burnt image like the typical high contrast Che Guevara style of portrait, plain black and white shapes, will fit perfectly your new image, type of Stenciled portrait. That is not difficult to make out of a good photo with natural light contrast. But that is only my suggestion, I am a graphic designer and that is what I thought, hope you understand this is just a suggestion. Anyway, I like how you reinvent your style, you are always so "going forward" I see your videos to see if I get caught on that motion as well.

    • Manualideas Fancylooks

      +Gideon Shalwick I guess a burnt image like the typical high contrast Che Guevara style of portrait, plain black and white shapes, will fit perfectly your new image, type of Stenciled portrait. That is not difficult to make out of a good photo with natural light contrast. But that is only my suggestion, I am a graphic designer and that is what I thought, hope you understand this is just a suggestion. Anyway, I like how you reinvent your style, you are always so "going forward" I see your videos to see if I get caught on that motion as well.

    • Manualideas Fancylooks

      +Gideon Shalwick I guess a burnt image like the typical high contrast Che Guevara style of portrait, plain black and white shapes, will fit perfectly your new image, type of Stenciled portrait. That is not difficult to make out of a good photo with natural light contrast. But that is only my suggestion, I am a graphic designer and that is what I thought, hope you understand this is just a suggestion. Anyway, I like how you reinvent your style, you are always so "going forward" I see your videos to see if I get caught on that motion as well.

    • Manualideas Fancylooks

      +Gideon Shalwick I guess a burnt image like the typical high contrast Che Guevara style of portrait, plain black and white shapes, will fit perfectly your new image, type of Stenciled portrait. That is not difficult to make out of a good photo with natural light contrast. But that is only my suggestion, I am a graphic designer and that is what I thought, hope you understand this is just a suggestion. Anyway, I like how you reinvent your style, you are always so "going forward" I see your videos to see if I get caught on that motion as well.

  47. tostoday

    I agree, bribery usually works in politics too, just kidding! The math
    stuff made me dizzy though :)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Haha good one +tostoday! They're called incentives! Not bribery… sheesh! haha! Re the math stuff… yeah it even made my head spin! Next time I'll get a whiteboard out or something ;)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Haha good one +tostoday! They're called incentives! Not bribery… sheesh! haha! Re the math stuff… yeah it even made my head spin! Next time I'll get a whiteboard out or something ;)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Haha good one +tostoday! They're called incentives! Not bribery… sheesh! haha! Re the math stuff… yeah it even made my head spin! Next time I'll get a whiteboard out or something ;)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Haha good one +tostoday! They're called incentives! Not bribery… sheesh! haha! Re the math stuff… yeah it even made my head spin! Next time I'll get a whiteboard out or something ;)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Haha good one +tostoday! They're called incentives! Not bribery… sheesh! haha! Re the math stuff… yeah it even made my head spin! Next time I'll get a whiteboard out or something ;)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Haha good one +tostoday! They're called incentives! Not bribery… sheesh! haha! Re the math stuff… yeah it even made my head spin! Next time I'll get a whiteboard out or something ;)

  48. Lance Gross

    +Gideon Shalwick Hey Gideon, great video! i would LOVE to know how you
    create those really cool thumbnail images for your video… particularly
    how you get the font/text to look the way it does. They’re just AWESOME!!
    Do you have a video you’ve done that talks about that or is there a
    particular program you use? Thanks :D

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Ah you mean the video intro at around 0:07? That was done by my video editor in Adobe After Effects. I would not have a clue how to create that haha!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Ah you mean the video intro at around 0:07? That was done by my video editor in Adobe After Effects. I would not have a clue how to create that haha!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Ah you mean the video intro at around 0:07? That was done by my video editor in Adobe After Effects. I would not have a clue how to create that haha!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Ah you mean the video intro at around 0:07? That was done by my video editor in Adobe After Effects. I would not have a clue how to create that haha!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Ah you mean the video intro at around 0:07? That was done by my video editor in Adobe After Effects. I would not have a clue how to create that haha!

    • Lance Gross

      +Gideon Shalwick Actually I was referring to the custom thumbnails you use. So when you upload a video you have the option of uploading a custom thumbnail rather than choose one of the 3 random ones they offer. I was wondering how you went about creating those. Does that make sense?

    • Lance Gross

      +Gideon Shalwick Actually I was referring to the custom thumbnails you use. So when you upload a video you have the option of uploading a custom thumbnail rather than choose one of the 3 random ones they offer. I was wondering how you went about creating those. Does that make sense?

    • Lance Gross

      +Gideon Shalwick Actually I was referring to the custom thumbnails you use. So when you upload a video you have the option of uploading a custom thumbnail rather than choose one of the 3 random ones they offer. I was wondering how you went about creating those. Does that make sense?

    • Lance Gross

      +Gideon Shalwick Actually I was referring to the custom thumbnails you use. So when you upload a video you have the option of uploading a custom thumbnail rather than choose one of the 3 random ones they offer. I was wondering how you went about creating those. Does that make sense?

    • Lance Gross

      +Gideon Shalwick Actually I was referring to the custom thumbnails you use. So when you upload a video you have the option of uploading a custom thumbnail rather than choose one of the 3 random ones they offer. I was wondering how you went about creating those. Does that make sense?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      ah gotcha +Lance Gross! for today's video I just used Keynote on Mac as an experiment. But a much easier tool is TubeSlicer – my review of the tool is here: TubeSlicer Review – Create STUNNING YouTube Thumbnails In Less Than A Minute!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      ah gotcha +Lance Gross! for today's video I just used Keynote on Mac as an experiment. But a much easier tool is TubeSlicer – my review of the tool is here: TubeSlicer Review – Create STUNNING YouTube Thumbnails In Less Than A Minute!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      ah gotcha +Lance Gross! for today's video I just used Keynote on Mac as an experiment. But a much easier tool is TubeSlicer – my review of the tool is here: TubeSlicer Review – Create STUNNING YouTube Thumbnails In Less Than A Minute!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      ah gotcha +Lance Gross! for today's video I just used Keynote on Mac as an experiment. But a much easier tool is TubeSlicer – my review of the tool is here: TubeSlicer Review – Create STUNNING YouTube Thumbnails In Less Than A Minute!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      ah gotcha +Lance Gross! for today's video I just used Keynote on Mac as an experiment. But a much easier tool is TubeSlicer – my review of the tool is here: TubeSlicer Review – Create STUNNING YouTube Thumbnails In Less Than A Minute!

    • Lance Gross

      +Gideon Shalwick Brilliant!!! that's it :D thanks so much!! 

    • Lance Gross

      +Gideon Shalwick Brilliant!!! that's it :D thanks so much!! 

    • Lance Gross

      +Gideon Shalwick Brilliant!!! that's it :D thanks so much!! 

    • Lance Gross

      +Gideon Shalwick Brilliant!!! that's it :D thanks so much!! 

    • Lance Gross

      +Gideon Shalwick Brilliant!!! that's it :D thanks so much!! 

  49. Janice Sullivan

    Nice video. It’s weird…I get emails from viewers saying that they liked
    my videos and some questions but no comments? I also don’t have many views :( Yes, it’s a tad frustrating but I love to make my tutorials.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Interesting +Janice Sullivan! Just checked out your channel briefly… do you use your face (talking head) inside your videos? That might help with engagement and getting people to comment. Also remember to ask people to comment :)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Interesting +Janice Sullivan! Just checked out your channel briefly… do you use your face (talking head) inside your videos? That might help with engagement and getting people to comment. Also remember to ask people to comment :)

    • Janice Sullivan

      Hi +Gideon Shalwick thanks for giving me some suggestions I really appreciate it.  I've never asked to comment so I'll try that.  I'll debate about being in front of the camera, lol!  :)

  50. Glendon Cameron

    Good stuff, asking for comments seriously increased the number of people
    responding to my videos.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Awesome +Glendon Cameron! Well that's some nice social proof that it works right there!!!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Awesome +Glendon Cameron! Well that's some nice social proof that it works right there!!!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Awesome +Glendon Cameron! Well that's some nice social proof that it works right there!!!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Awesome +Glendon Cameron! Well that's some nice social proof that it works right there!!!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Awesome +Glendon Cameron! Well that's some nice social proof that it works right there!!!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Awesome +Glendon Cameron! Well that's some nice social proof that it works right there!!!

  51. Lyle H

    You are right, it is about building relationships…that is what I am
    learning on Youtube. You have always responded when I left a comment or
    sent an email to you which makes you a ‘real’ person.

    Personally, I only comment when I have something to add to a conversation.
    I would rather have 100 good thought provoking comments than 500 ‘vanilla’
    responses. So, commenting to a commenting video is weird and counter
    intuitive for me.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      So true +Lyle H! Great quality comments definitely outweigh vanilla responses! And it also shows a measure of just how much your audience is engaged with you as a person! Great insight thanks!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      So true +Lyle H! Great quality comments definitely outweigh vanilla responses! And it also shows a measure of just how much your audience is engaged with you as a person! Great insight thanks!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      So true +Lyle H! Great quality comments definitely outweigh vanilla responses! And it also shows a measure of just how much your audience is engaged with you as a person! Great insight thanks!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      So true +Lyle H! Great quality comments definitely outweigh vanilla responses! And it also shows a measure of just how much your audience is engaged with you as a person! Great insight thanks!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      So true +Lyle H! Great quality comments definitely outweigh vanilla responses! And it also shows a measure of just how much your audience is engaged with you as a person! Great insight thanks!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      So true +Lyle H! Great quality comments definitely outweigh vanilla responses! And it also shows a measure of just how much your audience is engaged with you as a person! Great insight thanks!

  52. James Hullinger

    Great information, this is the first time I have ever commented on a video.
    I will have to give some thought to how to apply it to me.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Oh wow +James Hullinger! That is REALLY AWESOME to see you here commenting then! It's amazing getting people out of the woodwork a little and out here in the open to get the conversation going. In my view, it's one of the best ways to learn! Congratulations!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Oh wow +James Hullinger! That is REALLY AWESOME to see you here commenting then! It's amazing getting people out of the woodwork a little and out here in the open to get the conversation going. In my view, it's one of the best ways to learn! Congratulations!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Oh wow +James Hullinger! That is REALLY AWESOME to see you here commenting then! It's amazing getting people out of the woodwork a little and out here in the open to get the conversation going. In my view, it's one of the best ways to learn! Congratulations!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Oh wow +James Hullinger! That is REALLY AWESOME to see you here commenting then! It's amazing getting people out of the woodwork a little and out here in the open to get the conversation going. In my view, it's one of the best ways to learn! Congratulations!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Oh wow +James Hullinger! That is REALLY AWESOME to see you here commenting then! It's amazing getting people out of the woodwork a little and out here in the open to get the conversation going. In my view, it's one of the best ways to learn! Congratulations!

  53. Jonathan Krigel

    great video! im always trying to get more views for my original rock songs
    that I create, but never really seem to get many views or comments. I’ll
    try and incorporate your strategies!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Keep watching +Jonathan Krigel! I am planning some powerful content on this channel that will help you no doubt!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Keep watching +Jonathan Krigel! I am planning some powerful content on this channel that will help you no doubt!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Keep watching +Jonathan Krigel! I am planning some powerful content on this channel that will help you no doubt!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Keep watching +Jonathan Krigel! I am planning some powerful content on this channel that will help you no doubt!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Keep watching +Jonathan Krigel! I am planning some powerful content on this channel that will help you no doubt!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Keep watching +Jonathan Krigel! I am planning some powerful content on this channel that will help you no doubt!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Keep watching +Jonathan Krigel! I am planning some powerful content on this channel that will help you no doubt!

    • Jonathan Krigel

      thank you!

    • Jonathan Krigel

      thank you!

    • Jonathan Krigel

      thank you!

    • Jonathan Krigel

      thank you!

    • Jonathan Krigel

      thank you!

    • Jonathan Krigel

      thank you!

  54. Joe Hicks

    Good information to pass on to clients who may not think video is working
    for them due to lack of comments. Thank you Gideon.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yeah… A LOT of people watch the videos, but NEVER comment… for whatever reason. 

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yeah… A LOT of people watch the videos, but NEVER comment… for whatever reason. 

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yeah… A LOT of people watch the videos, but NEVER comment… for whatever reason. 

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yeah… A LOT of people watch the videos, but NEVER comment… for whatever reason. 

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yeah… A LOT of people watch the videos, but NEVER comment… for whatever reason. 

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yeah… A LOT of people watch the videos, but NEVER comment… for whatever reason. 

  55. Steve Howard

    Great info, Gideon. I have been surprised at the videos of mine that
    generated the most comments and those that don’t.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Oh? Please share why you were surprised +Steve Howard!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Oh? Please share why you were surprised +Steve Howard!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Oh? Please share why you were surprised +Steve Howard!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Oh? Please share why you were surprised +Steve Howard!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Oh? Please share why you were surprised +Steve Howard!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Oh? Please share why you were surprised +Steve Howard!

    • Steve Howard

      +Gideon Shalwick
      The vids that I thought would have the most interest didn't, yet simple ones that were sort of done on impulse are still generating views and comments years later.

    • Steve Howard

      +Gideon Shalwick
      The vids that I thought would have the most interest didn't, yet simple ones that were sort of done on impulse are still generating views and comments years later.

    • Steve Howard

      +Gideon Shalwick
      The vids that I thought would have the most interest didn't, yet simple ones that were sort of done on impulse are still generating views and comments years later.

    • Steve Howard

      +Gideon Shalwick
      The vids that I thought would have the most interest didn't, yet simple ones that were sort of done on impulse are still generating views and comments years later.

    • Steve Howard

      +Gideon Shalwick
      The vids that I thought would have the most interest didn't, yet simple ones that were sort of done on impulse are still generating views and comments years later.

    • Steve Howard

      +Gideon Shalwick
      The vids that I thought would have the most interest didn't, yet simple ones that were sort of done on impulse are still generating views and comments years later.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      yeah that is so cool!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      yeah that is so cool!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      yeah that is so cool!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      yeah that is so cool!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      yeah that is so cool!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      yeah that is so cool!

  56. James Roughton

    Great video as usually. It is always a pleasure seeing you.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Awesome +James Roughton! You're becoming a very familiar face in the commenting area here :) Great stuff!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Awesome +James Roughton! You're becoming a very familiar face in the commenting area here :) Great stuff!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Awesome +James Roughton! You're becoming a very familiar face in the commenting area here :) Great stuff!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Awesome +James Roughton! You're becoming a very familiar face in the commenting area here :) Great stuff!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Awesome +James Roughton! You're becoming a very familiar face in the commenting area here :) Great stuff!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Awesome +James Roughton! You're becoming a very familiar face in the commenting area here :) Great stuff!

  57. Ramesh Kumar Sharma

    Useful tips. I like to add video view duration is self evidence of people’s
    response upon if they liked a video with or without comment.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      That's very true +Ramesh Kumar Sharma! Watch Time and Session Time are actually two VERY important metrics YouTube looks at for ranking your content. When it comes to ranking, comments do not seem as important. Of course I mainly use comments as a measure of engagement :)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      That's very true +Ramesh Kumar Sharma! Watch Time and Session Time are actually two VERY important metrics YouTube looks at for ranking your content. When it comes to ranking, comments do not seem as important. Of course I mainly use comments as a measure of engagement :)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      That's very true +Ramesh Kumar Sharma! Watch Time and Session Time are actually two VERY important metrics YouTube looks at for ranking your content. When it comes to ranking, comments do not seem as important. Of course I mainly use comments as a measure of engagement :)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      That's very true +Ramesh Kumar Sharma! Watch Time and Session Time are actually two VERY important metrics YouTube looks at for ranking your content. When it comes to ranking, comments do not seem as important. Of course I mainly use comments as a measure of engagement :)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      That's very true +Ramesh Kumar Sharma! Watch Time and Session Time are actually two VERY important metrics YouTube looks at for ranking your content. When it comes to ranking, comments do not seem as important. Of course I mainly use comments as a measure of engagement :)

  58. Kyle McMurry

    Great stuff! I especially liked your use of the Pareto Principle.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey +Kyle McMurry - yeah the Pareto Principle is HUGE. After reading Perry Marshall's 80/20 Sales & Marketing book, a few pennies dropped for me :)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey +Kyle McMurry - yeah the Pareto Principle is HUGE. After reading Perry Marshall's 80/20 Sales & Marketing book, a few pennies dropped for me :)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey +Kyle McMurry - yeah the Pareto Principle is HUGE. After reading Perry Marshall's 80/20 Sales & Marketing book, a few pennies dropped for me :)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey +Kyle McMurry - yeah the Pareto Principle is HUGE. After reading Perry Marshall's 80/20 Sales & Marketing book, a few pennies dropped for me :)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey +Kyle McMurry - yeah the Pareto Principle is HUGE. After reading Perry Marshall's 80/20 Sales & Marketing book, a few pennies dropped for me :)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey +Kyle McMurry - yeah the Pareto Principle is HUGE. After reading Perry Marshall's 80/20 Sales & Marketing book, a few pennies dropped for me :)

  59. waplogue1

    amazing video as always!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Thanks +waplogue1! What did you like most about the video?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Thanks +waplogue1! What did you like most about the video?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Thanks +waplogue1! What did you like most about the video?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Thanks +waplogue1! What did you like most about the video?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Thanks +waplogue1! What did you like most about the video?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Thanks +waplogue1! What did you like most about the video?

  60. John Wallace

    Nice one Gideon, always get good information from your videos.

  61. David Claussen

    Gideon, I’m more than happy to leave a comment. Your info is FIRST CLASS!!
    Thanks for your free help!

  62. VisionaryMotivation

    Right on! Great video and comments really do drive home social proof…
    second to none. Good work and comment back on any of my channels videos you
    might find interesting. Good stuff!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yeah social proof is a major thing that comes through with comments. Thanks for stopping by also +VisionaryMotivation!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yeah social proof is a major thing that comes through with comments. Thanks for stopping by also +VisionaryMotivation!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yeah social proof is a major thing that comes through with comments. Thanks for stopping by also +VisionaryMotivation!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yeah social proof is a major thing that comes through with comments. Thanks for stopping by also +VisionaryMotivation!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yeah social proof is a major thing that comes through with comments. Thanks for stopping by also +VisionaryMotivation!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yeah social proof is a major thing that comes through with comments. Thanks for stopping by also +VisionaryMotivation!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yeah social proof is a major thing that comes through with comments. Thanks for stopping by also +VisionaryMotivation!

  63. Susan Evans

    Sometimes people pick a fight with me in the comment section because I
    mention God in my videos. There was this guy that was cussing at me for
    reading the Bible to my kids. I had my husband debate the guy in the
    comments on my YouTube video, and my views skyrocketed. Haha! Maybe I
    should mention God more, just for the ratings to go up!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hah that is very interesting +Susan Evans! The controversial topics ALWAYS get more interaction! There are many religion/anti-religion channels that get A TON of attention… simply because they are of a more controversial topic. 

      You need a heart of steel to be able to deal with it though :)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hah that is very interesting +Susan Evans! The controversial topics ALWAYS get more interaction! There are many religion/anti-religion channels that get A TON of attention… simply because they are of a more controversial topic. 

      You need a heart of steel to be able to deal with it though :)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hah that is very interesting +Susan Evans! The controversial topics ALWAYS get more interaction! There are many religion/anti-religion channels that get A TON of attention… simply because they are of a more controversial topic. 

      You need a heart of steel to be able to deal with it though :)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hah that is very interesting +Susan Evans! The controversial topics ALWAYS get more interaction! There are many religion/anti-religion channels that get A TON of attention… simply because they are of a more controversial topic. 

      You need a heart of steel to be able to deal with it though :)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hah that is very interesting +Susan Evans! The controversial topics ALWAYS get more interaction! There are many religion/anti-religion channels that get A TON of attention… simply because they are of a more controversial topic. 

      You need a heart of steel to be able to deal with it though :)

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hah that is very interesting +Susan Evans! The controversial topics ALWAYS get more interaction! There are many religion/anti-religion channels that get A TON of attention… simply because they are of a more controversial topic. 

      You need a heart of steel to be able to deal with it though :)

  64. Chris Fässler

    Thanks for sharing Gideon, i’m number 93 :-), i’ll apply this in my videos,
    good stuff, thanks..!!!