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How to get more views on YouTube

One of the questions I’ve seen over and over in places like Yahoo Answers is “How do I get more traffic on YouTube?” YouTube as you know is the largest online video sharing site and the second largest when it comes to searched content. (right behind Google who owns YouTube) So if you are new to YouTube, how do you get noticed for your videos, here is a list of 6 things you can do to get more views.

1. Be active

To get views you have to give views. Find other channels related to your video topic and find others who might be interested in what you have to offer. Subscribe to it, send a friend request, post a response to the video, and leave comments. The more you put yourself out there, the more people will notice you.

2. Make your videos embedable

Enabling the embed feature means that the video can be shared on other websites, blogs, or forums. Any views from these sites count towards the total number of views. They also help bring your content to people who might not normally search for it on YouTube, or even go to that site.

3. Use tags and description

Make sure your description is detailed and uses keywords related to your video. This will help by giving search engines something to crawl and index, which helps your video appear in search results.

Tags are basically just another word for the keyword and they work exactly the same way. It helps your video appear in search results. It also helps your YouTube videos when people search for your content.

4. Social Networking

Another way to get a lot of traffic for your videos is to post their links on social networking sites and social book education sites. Places like Digg, Stumbleupon, and Reddit are crawled all the time and your video can get indexed very quickly. For social networking sites, Google+, Facebook, and Twitter are excellent places to start.

5. Publish on schedule

When creating new videos, it is important to post your videos on a regular schedule. This way your subscribers know when to expect new content and will maintain their interest.

6. Don’t make crap

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been asked to check a video that turns out to be 3 minutes or more of rubbish. Regardless of the topic, make the best video possible. Audio and video should be clear and easy to understand. If you are doing a vlog (vlog), practice and practice before you start shooting. And don’t be afraid to ask the most famous people on YouTube for opinions or tips to improve your videos.


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