I play acoustic and sing. I've had my youtube account since 2009. I've never really put any thought into making money with it. I've recently enabled ad-sense on my videos and am making cash (very little, like 10 cents a day). I want to make more money via YouTube. I've accumulated 700,000 legit hits, but in order to make decent cash I need WAY more (per video).
My plan is this: to upload one video a week (every Wednesday), of a brand new song released by any mainstream artist. Reason being.. newer the song, the more hot the keyword is.
Now here's my question. I understand that keywords within the title and tag play a big role. I'm not sure if they do in the description as well, love to find out the truth behind that. Anyways. I want to share my current strategy with gaining views. This is what I've came up with so far. I haven't done a cover of this song, but let's take Rihanna's "We Found Love" song and figure out ways how to get on the first page (preferably in the top 3 spots):
- Title: We Found Love (Cover) - Rihanna
- Description: A short description about the song. Repeating keywords a couple times. IE, "Hey all. Here's my acoustic cover of we found love by Rihanna. Hope you enjoy the cover." I usually put my soundcloud, facebook and twitter link in here as well.
- Tags: I determine the tags by typing 'we found love cover' and then hitting the space bar into the search field. If you go to Youtube and try this, you'll see that "we found love cover acoustic", "we found love cover boyce avenue", and lastly "we found love cover rihanna" are the top three hits. I'll do an alteration of these keywords, but I basically stack these types of keywords (specific to the song) in the tag section. Also, I use quotes when putting tags together. Instead of typing... we found love cover... in the tags section, I'll put "we found love cover" (quotes included) instead. I've heard this works better. Is that correct?
To me, my strategy seems like I'd get thousands upon thousands of hits. People barely 'dislike' any of my videos. I get 95% great feedback. I'm packing my tags, titles and descriptions with good keywords.
So why am I not getting ten's of thousands of hits consistently?
Anyway. Even after doing all this for other videos, they're still not ranking even just on the first page. I was wondering if I was missing something in regards to getting a higher ranking.
Thanks a bunch in advance.