Intro: How to Get YouTube Views
As a YouTuber I have learned many things about "social flow". Social flow is the metaphor I came up with to describe how people socially act and think. Today I am going to tell you how to get more views by giving you an in depth view of social flow. For starters, Are you social? You have to be sociable and easily liked to garuntee good feedback from your audience. You also need to target other people's wants and needs(eg. A person might want good info on how to make something, and doesn't want to go through the process of figuring it out themselves). If you look presentable, don't mumble, and are sometimes funny. But you also have to go with and open heart, tell them how long it took you to do this or make that, how many tries it took ect. so that they ccan get a feel for how hard the task is going to be.
Step 1: How to Get YouTube Views
Step One. Pre Planning
Ask yourself, who is you audience, who is going to watch your videos, and why? Is your audience already filled by another YouTuber? If so are you unique enough to surpass them. How will you draw your viewer in? Will it be with a cool intro? If so are you willing to spend time and money on that intro if a snapshot from the video will look better? Are you ready? Do you have the right equipment(Camcorder, Screen Recorder Program Like FRAPS, Microphone, Cables, Props ect.)? If you have answered all these questions you are ready to start recording YouTube videos, but you aren't ready to upload them yet. Continue on to the next step to learn about proper advertising and promotion.
Step 2: How to Get YouTube Views
Step Two. Advertising and promotion.
One major part of getting views is how you gain your traffic. If you have a Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, FourSquare, Opinionated, or Google+ account, post about your videos there, tell people about them post about them on public feeds or walls. Doing this will, over time, increase your views. Also if you have a PayPal account you can set up your google account to advertise, this costs about 10$ for 100 advertisement placings.
Step 3: How to Get YouTube Views
Step Three. Uploading and Monetization
As a YouTuber you are going to need to know how to properly upload a YouTube video. Since people search for what they are looking for it is nessecary that you provide the right tags and titles. If you have a YouTube video and you name it "My YouTube Video" instead of what it is about, you will get less views because people aren't searching for "My YouTube Video" they are searching for "How To Bend Over Backwards". In short name your video for what it is about, don't give it a genaric name. Make sure your tags are very unique and have to do with your video or else you'll get "lost in the cloud" something a lot of people don't want to happen to their videos.
Monetization is when you make money for your views by placing advertisements in your videos, as a warning I tell you, people don't like advertisements espescially if the advertisements are noticeable. When you monetize your video you get a choice of where to put add on your "Watch Now" page for your video, of corse more ads means more money per view, but be prepared to lose views to those people who don't want to watch that 15 second ad at the beginning.
Step 4: How to Get YouTube Views
Congrats, that was three simple steps that should increase you view count. If you have already uploaded alot of videos that don't match this criteria, take them down and repost them with the improvements needed. I hope you liked this instructable and I hope it helps you. If you want an example go here: www.youtube.com/user/cuddlycactusmc See, I just advertised my YouTube page... There are plenty of ways to do it!
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