Become One of the Most Subscribed YouTubers with This Guide
Don’t be surprised if we tell you that 1 billion hours of YouTube are watched each day! Now, that equals 8.4 minutes per day per person! Once you know this, it is totally understandable if you want to use this platform to grow your followers and make a mark for yourself and your business in the vast internet space.
If you are not aware already, YouTube subscribers are the same as your other social media followers. Instead of the word ‘followers’, YouTubers use the word ‘subscribers.’ If people subscribe to your YouTube channel, they are updated each time you post something fresh and new.
If you want massive views on your YouTube channel, you must build your audience and win subscribers or followers.
Here are five easy methods to get more followers or subscribers on YouTube:
Create a Plan
You must first start with a plan. Have a thorough understanding of what your channel is going to be about and plan the structure of the videos accordingly. Knowledge of the needs of your target audience is critical.
It is a good idea to have a script ready for your video (based on your understanding of your target audience) as it ensures that you do not veer off to an unrelated topic.
The script must include the exact words to be used in the video, and the main points that you’d like to stress. In the end, you must mention any ‘calls to action’ (subscribe to this channel, click on this link, etc.)
Research, Create and Post Highly Watchable Content
While this tip may sound too obvious, you must know that YouTube has a lot of junk content in the midst of high-quality watchable videos. The only way to get more followers on your YouTube channel is to create the best content in your space.
That can be accomplished only with research. Watch the videos of your competitors and all those in the same industry as yours. Take inspiration from them without ever trying to copy them. Be unique, and try to make a better, creative, and more valuable video than them.
Be Regular and Consistent in Posting New Content
You cannot attract new subscribers by simply posting once and expecting people to follow your channel. Consistency is key when it comes to any social network.
The likelihood of people subscribing to your channel is more when you regularly produce and post content.
While consistency is important, do not overcrowd your YouTube channel by posting too many videos as your followers will find it difficult to find what they are looking for.
Fix a Schedule and Adhere to It
Make sure that you upload your videos at a regular and fixed time throughout the week. This will enable your subscribers to know when you would be posting your next video, and hence the chances of them returning to your channel as soon as your next video is released are more.
Optimize Your Titles
Having an offbeat name or title will get many people coming to your channel out of mere curiosity.
SEO is an important part of creating YouTube videos that generate high views. Here are few tips for optimizing your YouTube titles in order to reach a larger audience:
- The focus keyword must be in the title of the video as this will allow Google crawlers to know what your video is all about and will pull up your video when any user searches with that particular keyword.
- By using Google Adwords, you can identify what people are looking out on the web. Try to maximize on keywords with a blend of high volume searches and low competition.
- Keep the title short. An ideal video title must not be more than 50 characters.
- The title must be descriptive, giving the audience an idea of what the video is all about.
- Avoid using the word “video” in your title. That will not help you rank higher, but instead will take more space.
Tag Your Videos Appropriately
Your tags must match the content of your videos as that will ensure that your videos show up in relevant searches. People often use phrases to search for their favorite videos. Using a mix of single and multi-word tags is useful. Do not exceed 15 hashtags per video.
Sites like hashtags4follows.com will help you understand the relevant hashtags that people are using, and you can plan accordingly.
Advertise and Make Your Channel Known
Use social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook to advertise your channel. Let your followers on other networking sites know when you have posted a video on YouTube.
In case of blogs, post a direct link to your YouTube channel so that your readers can watch your video.
Conclusion: Keep Trying New Things
Always remember that what worked for someone might not work out for you. So, be innovative, keep trying new things and stick to the method that has worked for you.