About a year ago I created a video that shows you my 5 tips for getting more views on YouTube. During that time, I’ve received a whopping 99,562 views! So, I must have done something right!
Sure, it’s not in the millions, but it’s a pretty niche kinda of video targeted at a specific demographic.
In any case, today I have created an updated version with some extra tips to help you increase your views on YouTube.
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Transcript Of Today’s Video
Hi, Gideon Shalwick here. Let me guess. You want to get some more views to your videos, right? We all do. So, inside this video, I’m going to talk about how you can actually do that—very straightforward. Actually, I want to give you some simple tips that you can follow.
First of all, you need to think about creating something of value. You really need to create your videos so that they are valuable and so that they are spreadworthy. That’s one of the most important things for making sure that your videos can spread. If you don’t have a great video, then no one is going to spread it for you. It won’t go viral. Bad videos don’t go viral.
You need to think about how you can make your video as good as possible so that other people will spread it for you. There are a couple of things to keep in mind.
First of all, you need to think about the production quality of your videos. Now, it doesn’t have to be Hollywood standard but if you can make it pretty professional, that also helps.
Image quality is one thing. The other thing is the actual sound. You want to make sure that your video actually sounds good. And it’s not just the sound, you want to maybe add some sound effects, maybe a little bit of video. Just spice it up a little bit more.
The key thing here is to think about how you can create value… How you can create more value for your viewers so that they would want to spread the word about your video. It’s really as simple as that.
Create a little mnemonic that you can use to think about how you can make your videos more valuable. And the mnemonic is DEFICE. It’s almost like device, but it’s DEFICE with an F.
The D stands for “different”. Make your videos different. Look at what’s out there already on the internet. Look at what’s actually working and you’ll find that a lot of videos are actually a little bit different, actually make the cut. A lot of people like to spread something that’s different.
The E is for “exciting”. Make your video exciting. So think about how you can make your video more exciting to your viewers. Not so much to yourself. Think about your viewers. What do they want? Make it exciting for them.
The F stands for “funny”. Think about how you can make your videos funny. Now, this is a hard one because not all of us are comedians so maybe you want to try the other ones if you’re not naturally funny, if you don’t have a gift for being funny or creating funny videos.
The I stands for “interesting”. Interesting videos like How-To videos are always very popular. In fact, How-To videos are some of the most popular videos watched on YouTube.
C is for “controversial”…interesting one. Quite a little bit controversial, actually. (Well, not actually) But think about how you can create your videos that’s controversial. Now be careful here. You don’t want to put other people down or anything silly like that. You want to stay with the YouTube guidelines. But think about how you can be a little bit controversial. Often, that spreads like wildfire as well.
And the final E stands for “excellent”. Think about how you can make your videos excellent. Once again, not excellent to yourself; but it helps. Make it excellent from the viewpoint of your viewers — very, very important.
So that’s DEFICE. Easy, pretty simple. Keep that in mind everytime you create a new video.
Now of course, there are other things you can do as well to get more views for your videos. I’ve actually created another video previously that talks about the basics like How-To get your title right, your description, your tags; How-To run competitions; and also How-To do collaborations or just mention it. For that video, I’ll put it up here. You can click on it and check it out.
Now, if you want to find out more information on how to get even more views and how to actually use your video views and turn that into a business–not just getting more views. Views are cool but you really want to use your views to maybe make some money from it, right? That’s kind of cool.
So if you’re interested in that kind of thing, please click on the link below this video. There’s a link there that will take you to a page where you can opt in for my free report. It’s a 92-page report, packed with more information. It actually goes to my 7-step process for showing you how to turn your video views into cash.
I hope you’ll enjoy that and go ahead, go to the link. It’s right below this video.
I’ll see you on the other side.