My simple trick to increase YouTube Traffic

by tubby1
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You probably know by now that YouTube is a great way to get money, right? But it is getting harder these days, with competition. But I have a simple little trick to help out WF members!

All you have to do is add an
interesting symbol in your video
title.
☺ Insert Video Title Here! ☺
♫ Insert Video Title Here! ♫
These kind of symbols are
uncommon on YouTube and
people will click on your video
more!
#increase #simple #traffic #trick #youtube
  • Profile picture of the author FBM
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    • Profile picture of the author tubby1
      Originally Posted by FBM View Post

      To be honest, I don't think adding a smilie face to a Title will make people more willing to click on your video. Just my opinion.
      Just give it a go, it will increase your earnings a LOT.
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      • Profile picture of the author dudeontheweb
        I used that trick years ago with search engine pages I built. It used to draw attention to your listing in the SE's. But this was back in like 02 or 03
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  • Profile picture of the author bikaigroup
    It sounds interesting, does it really work? what does the symbol do agaon?
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  • Profile picture of the author Eko Ventures
    I do a lot of youtube marketing, in fact I'm spending nearly all my time with it lately - I'll definitely give this a shot and post my results .
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    • Profile picture of the author UFOverse
      Yeah, I am curious how this works, for anyone who has tried this, please list your results.

      ANy other tricks there are for youtube trafficn
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    • Profile picture of the author Zeus66
      Originally Posted by FBM View Post

      in IM you're usually targeting the simple minded person
      Speak for yourself. Ironically, people who make blanket statements like yours are good examples of who you say we are targeting. Wanna buy something from me? :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    doubt this will work.

    If you want more views it is simple follow these steps.

    1) piggy back off hot videos that are in the current most watched.

    2) Create a similar video or better video with similar topic title.

    3) Always use SEO keywords, the title is the most important, then your description and metas

    4) Post this on your blogs, and comment on other high traffic blogs and leave your youtube link trace at the end of your valued comment.

    There you have it, way better ways to get traffic.

    Yes you have to work for it, not just put a little icon in your text, there is no way that will increase traffic like the 4 steps have given above.

    Good luck warriors.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve Taylor
      Originally Posted by celente View Post

      doubt this will work.

      If you want more views it is simple follow these steps.

      1) piggy back off hot videos that are in the current most watched.

      2) Create a similar video or better video with similar topic title.

      3) Always use SEO keywords, the title is the most important, then your description and metas

      4) Post this on your blogs, and comment on other high traffic blogs and leave your youtube link trace at the end of your valued comment.

      There you have it, way better ways to get traffic.

      Yes you have to work for it, not just put a little icon in your text, there is no way that will increase traffic like the 4 steps have given above.

      Good luck warriors.
      How do you know that the OP isn't already doing this?
      As he stated, competition is getting harder to compete.

      As he said, the symbol thing isn't used much in youtube...so new is good as far as I can tell.

      Don't knock it until you try it.

      I would have kept that one to myself.

      Soon, it will be saturated with symbols.
      So, try it, then move on to other methods when that dries up.
      Every little bit helps, especially when it's a new angle for youtube.
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      • Profile picture of the author celente
        Originally Posted by Steve Taylor View Post

        How do you know that the OP isn't already doing this?
        As he stated, competition is getting harder to compete.

        As he said, the symbol thing isn't used much in youtube...so new is good as far as I can tell.

        Don't knock it until you try it.

        I would have kept that one to myself.

        Soon, it will be saturated with symbols.
        So, try it, then move on to other methods when that dries up.
        Every little bit helps, especially when it's a new angle for youtube.
        I was not knocking it!

        And the real question is, do you want a flurry of flooding hot traffic, or just a trickle!?

        That is what I was talking about!!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
      I like this strategy a whole lot better.

      Originally Posted by celente View Post

      doubt this will work.

      If you want more views it is simple follow these steps.

      1) piggy back off hot videos that are in the current most watched.

      2) Create a similar video or better video with similar topic title.

      3) Always use SEO keywords, the title is the most important, then your description and metas

      4) Post this on your blogs, and comment on other high traffic blogs and leave your youtube link trace at the end of your valued comment.

      There you have it, way better ways to get traffic.

      Yes you have to work for it, not just put a little icon in your text, there is no way that will increase traffic like the 4 steps have given above.

      Good luck warriors.
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    • Profile picture of the author peter4520
      these are the 4 main keys, yup ! good commet
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  • Profile picture of the author officer_iron
    Whether it works or not, I'm willing to give it a try just to see if there is truly any difference at all. I have a feeling it would work better in some niches over others.
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  • Profile picture of the author jushuaburnham
    Sounds quiet interesting idea, hope it really works.
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    • Profile picture of the author Myecodesk
      that sounds like a smart trick. You can do something similar with symbols on google. They help catch the searchers attention.

      Will give it a go when i make some videos.
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      • Profile picture of the author charlesgosu
        It could actually worth no harm in trying... thanks for the tip dude
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        • Profile picture of the author healthiersexier
          One thing you forgot....

          Try video response it's effective too!
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          • Profile picture of the author clint48
            Might work, the only sig I looked at in this thread was healthiersexier and it was the only one with symbols in it at the time. Ofcourse since then I added symbols to my sig.

            Clint
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  • Profile picture of the author derrickschwan
    Well thanks for that, I know youtube is one of the way to promote a site and increase traffic, gonna try your suggestion.
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    • Profile picture of the author kingdave007
      Thanks for the suggestion. It makes sense, those who dare to be different get noticed first.
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        Don't just say thanks, people! Press the 'thanks' button.
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  • Profile picture of the author cevin
    Hmmm, I find it a bit difficult to get quality visitors with symbols. Maybe if they attract your attention, you will click... But when I often click on symbols-titles, I often go to rappers, make money spams, or even a young childs website. If I want to show I am a serious promoter , I just don't use symbols....
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  • Profile picture of the author K_tir
    It can probably help but it looks very "teenage-like" with these characters in the title
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  • Profile picture of the author JHC81
    It could work but then again it could not, maybe it works for some videos where in other niches doesn't.... best way is to just try it, test it, just like with everything in IM you got to test it and see if it works.
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  • Profile picture of the author tedwood
    Originally Posted by tubby1 View Post

    You probably know by now that YouTube is a great way to get money, right? But it is getting harder these days, with competition. But I have a simple little trick to help out WF members!

    All you have to do is add an
    interesting symbol in your video
    title.
    ☺ Insert Video Title Here! ☺
    ♫ Insert Video Title Here! ♫
    These kind of symbols are
    uncommon on YouTube and
    people will click on your video
    more!
    Have you done a test to make sure it does increase traffic?
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkAnderson
    I’m not a YouTube fan. Anyway, according to my mention, perhaps it can work, why? Usually, human eye catches images faster than text. Under this condition, I think the method OP explains can give some extra visibility for the video title. Good point tubby1….. …
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  • Profile picture of the author tubby1
    I've posted this on other forums, and it is working great for them!
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  • Profile picture of the author Talha Ahmed
    Great thing I have to try it and will post my experience with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Fulger
    I find it very interesting that many people here are knocking this method without even thinking of the possibilities here. Yet if you were to buy a guide instructing you on how to get the most visits to your own WSO, you will find that they specifically mention the use of SYMBOLS dramatically increasing their sales.

    Good tip tubby!
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrea Wilson
    Interesting! It wont hurt to try and a youtube video's title is changeable, right? So what is the catch on it? I dont think there is any. Thanks for the tip hubby!
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  • Profile picture of the author Rich Lowe
    Hi,

    Here is another strategy we have been using which has exploded our views:

    They are the first thing that attracts a searchers eye are the thumb nail images. People look at the thumbnails and title before anything else. Create a compelling and interesting image/text combination.

    Simple but very effective.

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  • Profile picture of the author Barry Unruh
    Originally Posted by tubby1 View Post

    You probably know by now that YouTube is a great way to get money, right? But it is getting harder these days, with competition. But I have a simple little trick to help out WF members!

    All you have to do is add an
    interesting symbol in your video
    title.
    ☺ Insert Video Title Here! ☺
    ♫ Insert Video Title Here! ♫
    These kind of symbols are
    uncommon on YouTube and
    people will click on your video
    more!
    I find this an interesting theory, but if you are not listed in the first page of videos it seems pretty useless. YouTube is not that different than any other search vehicle.

    You look at what catches your eyes on the first couple pages and then search again.

    This could help if you have taken care of all the other key elements to get your video listed for your targeted searchers, but otherwise....???

    Barry
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  • Profile picture of the author kangen
    Subscribing on others video channels and commenting on their videos is also not a bad trick to get traffic to your youtube channel or video.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shirlyn
    Really interesting to watch and to implement this strategy yes traffic would increase thank you for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    Thanks for sharing this tip with us. It does work because few are doing it now. Google will probably remove it soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author tubby1
    Give it a go, people! Still working.
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  • Profile picture of the author gergo235
    Not bad but I doubt only some special characters could boost your rankings. The thing is you really need to be professional to gain those visitors. In the begining however some view boost could help as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Lenney
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      Originally Posted by gergo235 View Post

      Not bad but I doubt only some special characters could boost your rankings. The thing is you really need to be professional to gain those visitors. In the begining however some view boost could help as well.
      Oh I get it. This guy bumped the two year old thread to whore his signature. Probably did a search for YouTube views threads and is commenting on them.

      If you do that, stick to newer threads k thx bye!


      Edit: confirmed by checking his other posts.
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  • Profile picture of the author SuperIMer
    Thanks for this tip. Will give it a shot for sure.
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  • Profile picture of the author salnetparadise
    Thumbnails are far more important than gimmicky symbols. Put a shocking, enticing thumbnail with a captivating title and you'll do far better.
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    Nice advice, will look more into it. Thank you
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    Cheers for the tips.
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneyland
    How do you type the symbols? Can see symbols in Word but can't see how I will type directly into the title of video from keyboard - tried ALt and a number...

    Thanks
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    Makes you stand out just a bit.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Lenney
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    Great tip. Thanks given!!
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  • Profile picture of the author DFTskillz
    I find that this "strategy" would only work for organic searches where the user is actually flicking through videos. I wholeheartedly doubt this would enhance the youtube video ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author giawalker
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    There's a lot of methods can be use to increase youtube traffic. This thread is new to me so I have to try it to my video clips if it works aside from common techniques of SEO linkbuilding. I don't care if will not work at least I have try.
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  • Profile picture of the author mediamarket
    I prefer to do everything the right way without tricks, but its a great tip for beginners or established tubers out there. If you make solid content the following will come on its own.
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  • Profile picture of the author zxcvbnm
    My simple trick for increasing youtube traffic:
    * Make a good video
    * Use proper keywords
    Success!
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  • Profile picture of the author tomerep
    Good suggestion you got! I think this will work. As they said, those who dare to be different, get noticed. Well it could not work too but atleast we can try it. Same thing in craiglist. So that your listing will get the attention, you should use special characters and symbols. I find it effective in craigslist so I think this also works with youtube. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author MaddieQ
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    Originally Posted by tubby1 View Post

    You probably know by now that YouTube is a great way to get money, right? But it is getting harder these days, with competition. But I have a simple little trick to help out WF members!

    All you have to do is add an
    interesting symbol in your video
    title.
    ☺ Insert Video Title Here! ☺
    ♫ Insert Video Title Here! ♫
    These kind of symbols are
    uncommon on YouTube and
    people will click on your video
    more!
    I'll will try it on my channel, where I upload funny videos with my cat. I hope it works, I'll post the results. Thanks for the hint!
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  • Profile picture of the author tiroberts
    That's pretty neat and outside of the box for YT. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Profile picture of the author fatafat
    Originally Posted by tubby1 View Post

    You probably know by now that YouTube is a great way to get money, right? But it is getting harder these days, with competition. But I have a simple little trick to help out WF members!

    All you have to do is add an
    interesting symbol in your video
    title.
    ☺ Insert Video Title Here! ☺
    ♫ Insert Video Title Here! ♫
    These kind of symbols are
    uncommon on YouTube and
    people will click on your video
    more!
    Thanks for the suggestion, will give it a shot.
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