So I want to start a (couple of - one with my partner, one without) Youtube channels, and I'm based in the UK. I'm not sure whether to mostly target viewers in the US or UK. My questions are:
1) If I post in the UK, I'm guessing my videos will come up in the same way across the world? Someone once suggested that Pinterest gives preferences to pins in one's own country, and I'm not sure if this is the case? Surely if you employ SEO, it'll just show up in the same way across the board?
2) Why do US-based Youtubers have sooo many more viewers and subscribers? The same seems to apply to Russian Youtubers. In the UK there seems to be a handful of people exceeding 1M, whereas there are plenty of US Youtubers with that many subscribers? Is this because people in the US prefer US Youtubers because of the accent? Is it possible there just aren't as many UK-based you tubers in general? Is it because of something else?
3) If I want to include a few affiliate links, from time to time, how can I target them to both the US and UK? I know I can do this with Amazon, but surely with other retailers I'll have to just pick a US or UK product/site (assuming it's not available in both countries).
I realise I have quite a few questions, but I'm basically just wondering why US Youtubers get more views, and whether I need to target the UK as I'm already in the UK and have a British accent, or whether it doesn't make much of a difference? I also don't know what time to day to post, as I don't know who I'm targeting.