Have you lost yourself after uploading your favourite, well-prepared video in YouTube because of not gaining maximum exposure as you expected? Is your video somewhere around in tons of videos behind! Oh Oh, don’t worry!
Below are the best techniques to hook your video in YouTube galaxy and set in front of your 1st page!
- Choose your thumbnail carefullyAs we are familiar with the saying First impression is the best impression. Then why don’t you follow this in your videos? Selecting a thumbnail for a video is a vital thing. It should be appealing and click-worthy. By default, YouTube shows three thumbnail options but if needed you can upload your own customized image.
- Never forget to optimize your MetadataYes, you heard right! You should not take light on metadata. If you do then you miss the guaranteed traffic and maximum exposure of targeted traffic. What does metadata include? Likely title, description, and tags for your videos. So the key is to lock your video perfectly with metadata to aim for tons of traffic.
- Attractive Title and DescriptionWrite a concise and call to action luring and promising title. You can search for global monthly traffic for the phrases you are using in the title in “YouTube’s Keyword suggestion tool”. Do not forget to choose exact match when searching the tool. Mention a lengthy description of what your video is about, what it is, for who it is. Aim to have at least of 250-word description including the key phrases which you already used in the Title. As a caution, do not make it look spam, be balanced. Use tags as another extra feature where you have adding the possibility of phrases, keywords which you are unable to add in Title. Do not stuff with many but limit between 10-15 phrases.
- Pay Attention to CommentsEngaging with the audience is another technique to increase your views. Read the comments for your videos and take time to respond well. If you find some as spam then clean them by deleting and reporting immediately.
- Invite to SubscribeInvite your viewers to subscribe your channel and let them know when a new video is posted. It increases subscribers as well as your revenue and helps your channel to sustain. It enables to increase the appearing of your video in YouTube searches and ranks high.
- Users like playlistsThe best technique employed by many professionals is creating playlists. Playlists are nothing but a series of videos or curated lists of videos instead of showing separate videos. It increases viewership, engagement, channel time, video length and other important factors to improve your YouTube SERP’s.
- Featured VideoYouTube automatically shows the recent video posted in the Featured section. It allows you to navigate a list of videos while watching a current video. However, to increase YouTube views it is best to select the most popular video from your channel. Just go to your Creator studio settings and select your best video in the featured studio content. It provides a great channel experience leaving a huge impact on your viewers.
- Recent Activity to increase loyal viewsShow what are you up to in the YouTube. For example, if you like or favorite a video then it shows in the recent activity and also in the content creator. Video owners whom you have added in the favorite list are likely to click through your content and some even favorite your videos. It’s a simple technique to create contacts in YouTube to bring loyal viewers to your video content.
- Fill out everythingFill out everything in the YouTube upload form to increase your visibility. Add every single detail like time, location, annotations and much more. The detailed and the longer your description, the more it will rank for searches. Similar to Google, contextual keywords are vital for YouTube searches. So do not just focus on a single long tail keyword rather focus on different related search phrases.
- Series of VideosCreating just a video is not enough. It should be engaging, funny, informative and attractive. More importantly audio is the heart of any video. Make sure the audio quality is good. Sometimes it is advisable to hire an editor to add a professional touch. You can publish series of videos which makes the audience hooked to your channel. To create your brand, leave a sign off with your every video. Also, make a schedule for your series and stick to it as it brings more views.
As you see here, a little comes a long way. Create your video content by following the above techniques at the first step. Give attention to every detail to create a perfect video. These tips are tested and proved to be effective in driving traffic to your YouTube channel.