Free Ways to Increase Your YouTube Views
Step 1. Creating Content.
The first rule when creating content for your YouTube videos is to know your target demographic. Is it aimed at the general audience? Or is it aimed at football fanatics? Establishing this will help you down the line when you go on to promote your videos. Do not try to create something out of your expertise merely because “there is a larger audience for it”.
The most important thing is to have fun: your passion will be reflected through your content. Always remember to take your time and put in a 100% effort in your work. Strive to give your viewers a compelling reason to watch your content.
Secondly, always be prepared for harsh criticism. The online viewer base has nothing to lose so they WILL be harsh. Use the feedback wisely and learn to ignore the trolls. Most of the time, the feedback you gain from your audience is golden because it will be the honest truth; it will not be sugar-coated in the way your parents will give their feedback. Once you have your content ready, the next step is the uploading process.
2. Keyword Research for Tags, Title and Description.
It is through Keywords that your users find your YouTube Video and therefore you have to use the right keywords in your title, tags, and description. These will end up boosting the ranking of not only your videos but also your playlists and your entire channel. Over time they can also help with suggested video views and subscriber conversions. So how do you find the right keywords for your YouTube videos? Google Adwords Keyword Planner is one of the best keyword research tools you can use to select the best keywords for your videos.
Youtube Search is another tool you can try for your keyword research. Once you type in the keywords that are relevant to your video, you will see a drop-down menu with a long list of keywords and phrases, including some long tail keywords. You can select the ones that seem the best and use them as your tags and video keywords.
Google Trends is another tool you can use not just for your keywords, but also for your topics. You can filter them by country and date, the way you see in the following image. It may not provide the data for all kinds of queries, but it sure is worth checking out. Uploading a video on YouTube is all about helping users find it. Make sure it appears as informative and attractive as possible.
3. Share Your Video Wisely and Immediately.
As soon as you upload a video, share it on YouTube. Furthermore, use the power of social media to share your YouTube video with your social media followers. Be it a blog or a video, sharing it on social media will definitely amplify your content’s reach.
By sharing your video on Facebook and Twitter, you not only reach out to a wider range of audience but will also be able to know the pulse of your audience as people are more active and responsive on social media sites like Instagram, Facebook, etc. Alternatively, you can promote your video by sharing them on your blog (Blogger, WordPress, Tumblr, etc.), via email, and on Google+ as well.
4. Edit Your Videos Professionally.
One of the main things that you need to learn to be a successful YouTuber is to edit your videos professionally. Remove long pauses, external noises, and any other distractions in the video. Furthermore, to make your videos more interesting, add some music.
However, refrain from using copyrighted music if you are planning to monetize your YouTube channel. Stick to public domain music or the ones from the YouTube library. To make your videos more interesting, add credits and bloopers at the end of the video. This will make sure that your viewers are watching the videos until the very end.
5. Use Keywords in Your Tags.
When it comes to YouTube videos, it is the tags that tell the algorithm, whether or not the video is relevant to a certain search query. So, the keywords that appear in your title and description need to appear in your tags too. A total of 500 characters is allowed in the tag section. However, it is better to stick to 10 or 15 tags that are relevant to the content of your video. You could use 4 or 5 long tail keywords, 4 or 5 medium-sized keywords and 4 or 5 short tail keywords in your tags. Refer to the example given below:
6. Organize Your Channel by Content.
If you are going to be releasing more than just music videos, organize your channel by grouping related content into playlists so viewers can easily find what they are looking for. For instance, create separate playlists for live footage, music videos, behind-the-scenes, and so on. Although you can split different content into separate channels, it’s better to merge all of your subscribers and views into a single channel, because higher numbers help drive new viewers.
7. Create a Professional YouTube Channel.
To increase the organic content of YouTube videos, first of all, you need to do is to create a "professional" YouTube channel. Here are a professional YouTube channel means, all the fields in the channel are meant to contain information.
An important part of the channel is the About menu. You can find a Description box in the About menu where you need to provide a description for your channel. Appropriate keywords must be used when writing this description.
Not just description, here you can link to your website, links to other Social Media Account. Mainly the Keyword of Description will help you get your channel in the search by which you can get the organic views of the video.
8. Ask People to Like, Share, and Subscribe.
This is a no-brainer. By subscribing to your channel, your viewers will get instantly notified about any new video you post so that they can view it immediately. Furthermore, when they share your video, their friends on social media platforms will know about your work. This way, you not only get new followers, but they are also most likely to share your work with their friends. Your videos, in turn, will get more views.