Over the last few years, especially the last 12 months, I’ve been getting a lot of people asking me how to get more views on YouTube.
Well, inside today’s video I reveal 5 of my biggest and most powerful tips for getting some seriously high views on YouTube.
In fact, these are some of the very same strategies I used to help me build over 18,000 subscribers to one of my email lists over the last 10 months – pretty powerful stuff.
And if you’d like to see how I did it in detail, just go here:
Transcript of Today’s Video
Inside this video, I want to talk about my 5 biggest tips for getting exposure on YouTube. In one of my other YouTube channels, I’ve been able to build an email list of over 18,000 people now over the last ten months. And currently, we are getting about 4,000 views per day on our YouTube channel and that’s only on the last ten months or so.
The other thing is we are building our email list by about hundred people per day. That’s all just from our YouTube traffic and I want to share with you 5 of the key tips—my top 5 key tips that you can use to help you get the sort of traffic to your site as well.
First tip–are you ready for it? The first tip is to make sure that your title, when you upload your video, is optimized. What do I mean by that? Well basically, you need to make sure that you add the right kind of keywords in your title. Now, it’s really important here that you add the kind of words that people will be searching for when they look for your kind of video on YouTube or on Google.
So an easy way to figure out what that might be is just to think it for yourself, “What would you be searching for when you look for your video?” Often it is something like, “How To” and then topic of your video—How To Do Something, How To Learn Something. Those are really good keywords. Think about, “What are the keywords that people will be using to search for your video?”
My second biggest tip is to make sure that your description area is optimized as well. What do I mean by this? Well first of all, you need to make sure that you have your website address on the first line of your description area. Not just your website address, you need to make sure that it starts off with http:// and then your website address. Basically that just turned your link into a clickable link so that when people click on it, it will take them straight to your website.
I’ve seen many, many videos online–on YouTube in particular and they got like millions of views and they don’t have a link anywhere in the description area. So you can’t even go to their website–probably they don’t have one. But that’s one really cool tip. So if you will get a lot of views, it’s a good idea so that people can just click on your link and go to your website.
The other thing I recommend for description area is to write it almost like a blog post. Don’t be afraid to write a lot of content inside the description area because Google and YouTube will work on that content to try and look at the different keywords that you’re using to find out whether your video is relevant to the searches that are made on either YouTube or Google. So go nuts with that. Write a little story there about your video. Don’t be afraid to add quite a lot of content there. Add your link and also you can write quite a bit of content in the description area.
Tip #3 is to make sure that your tags are optimized as well. These are just the keywords that you need to enter into the tag area when you upload your video. You need to make sure that they’re optimized. In other words, they are keywords that people are searching on YouTube or Google. An easy way to find out the keywords that relate to your video is to go to the search function inside YouTube and to type in one word that relates to your niche—the keyword. And then you’ll see, it will come up a whole bunch of different suggestions that YouTube gives you. That’s really an easy way to find out other keywords that relate to your niche on YouTube and the people are already looking for–and that’s already getting traffic. So that’s a really, really cool tip.
Then my fourth tip is to run competitions. We probably have seen lots of competitions online on YouTube. But this is something that’s really, really cool. There’s a man with a YouTube channel name of Mismag822. Check it out. He runs competitions all the time in the magic industry and he’s got a following of about 30,000 people already on YouTube at the time of this recording. So he’s doing really, really well just with competitions. So check that out and get some ideas.
And then my fifth and final biggest tip for YouTube is to do joint ventures. Look at YouTube as a huge joint venture machine for you to find other people in your niche who already have access to big list of people or big subscriber list either on YouTube or an email list and do something with them.
The best way that is found to build a relationship with these people is to ask them for an interview–through a video interview and upload it to your channel. That’s something really easy that you can do because then they also get exposure from your efforts. Go in with the relationship with what you can give. Don’t go on with what you can get and often that will be a great way to start off your relationship with this person.
So those are my 5 biggest tips: optimize your title area, optimize your description area, optimize your tags, run competitions and do JVs—joint venture partners or JV operations with as many people as you can on YouTube.
That’s it from me. I hope you’ve enjoyed this. Please leave a comment and remember to write. If you want to see more videos like this, go to my blog at Gideonshalwick.com. Thank you for watching and I’ll see you inside the next video.