YouTube is the second most visited site in the world. The average person logs over 21 minutes per visit and views more than 11 pages.
Given that YouTube is accessible on almost any device, from smartphones to television screens, it’s no wonder that people continue to flock to the platform. Whether it’s to learn a new skill (86% of people have turned to YouTube for educational purposes) or watch a music video, YouTube’s draw is ever increasing.
1:Link to Yourself
YouTube creators, from novice to expert, often make the mistake of treating each video as a standalone piece of content.
They fail to realize that there’s a huge opportunity to promote your other videos and even your other online properties by linking to them in your video and your description.
We’ll talk about ways to add end screens and cards in a bit, and there are even more effective ways to grow your channel and your other social media properties.
Here’s a big one: in each video description, include any links to your Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn profiles, as well as your blog, landing page, website.
2. Make Playlists
The Netflix era has introduced us to binge-watching, and YouTube has adapted to this cultural phenomenon perfectly by adding the playlist feature.
When you upload a video, you’ll have the option to create a playlist. This allows you to group related topics. Viewers will automatically be taken to the next video on your playlist without having to think about it.
3. Use Your End Screen
End screens are a golden opportunity to capture the attention of people who made it to the end of your video. These people are going to be the most engaged. They watched your entire video! Now, they need to be told what to do next.
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5. Engage with Your Audience
Even if your channel is new, you’re bound to get comments. Make sure you reply to all the comments. Not only does this encourage future participation from your viewers, but it also doubles your comment count!
It’s also a good idea to encourage your viewers to comment, question, discuss, or share ideas. For example, if your channel is about editing software and you’re giving a tutorial about adding music, you could ask people to share their favorite source for music or discuss the merits of having music in a video at all. Don’t be afraid to be controversial and encourage (friendly) debate.
Marie Forleo, a channel with nearly 700,000 subscribers, still manages to reply to many of her comments, showing that this tactic is used by the pros and can still be done on a large scale.
6. Get Branded
Consistent branding is key to ensuring that people who land on your channel know who you are. Have a logo and color scheme as well as a font family.
If you stylize your video with a filter or animations, those elements should also be consistent.
HubSpot illustrates this concept perfectly. Their professionally edited videos feature their brand colors and fonts throughout the video. Check out these screenshots from a video taken about working remotely.
7. Promote Your YouTube Videos on Other Social Channels
Just like you can share your social media profiles in your YouTube videos, it’s even more powerful to share your YouTube videos on all of your social media accounts. Post your latest creations anywhere you hang out online, including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Telegram, podcast show notes, etc.
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You can also embed the videos on blogs and other websites where you have editor access.
One of the best places to do this is in your video descriptions. Not everyone bothers to read the description in a video, but those who do are true fans. You can also let your viewers know that they can find you on social media by clicking on any of the links in the video’s description.
9. Post Great Thumbnails
Think of a thumbnail like a book cover. When you pick up a book, it’s natural to judge it by its cover (even though an antiquated saying advises not to do that).
Your thumbnail immediately conveys to someone browsing YouTube three things:
No 1. Quality – a professional thumbnail suggests a professional video
No 2. Relevance – does the thumbnail convey the topic of the video and is that a video your viewers want to watch?
No 3. Relatability – people want to feel a connection with the thumbnail. Does it speak to their mood or style?
While there’s some debate about thumbnail best practices, there are some rules of thumb that you should follow, especially as you’re working on growing your YouTube channel:
Consider using text in the thumbnail to help you stand out and show what the video is about.
In the example below, compare the performance of these two videos, which were both published around the same time. The top video has a much more compelling headline and a “pretty” thumbnail, but the second video has almost ten times more views.
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