Why is My YouTube Channel Watch Time Decreasing?

by WarriorForum.com Administrator
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A new article on Search Engine Journal features some guidelines from YouTube that go over the steps you can take to understand why your channel's watch time is decreasing.


YouTube explains why channels experience drops in performance. Search Engine Journal discusses how to answer the question, "why is my watch time decreasing?" The information comes from YouTube's Creator Insider channel, and the full article is well worth a read whether you see shorter watch times or not.

To determine why your channel's watch time is suddenly decreasing; first, you need to understand whether it's a single video causing the drop or if it's multiple videos. Keep in mind that the performance of recent uploads generally peaks within the first few days. If the issue isn't limited to a single video, here are some other things to look for throughout your channel:
  • Confirm Visibility Settings: Go through your videos and make sure their visibility is all still set to public.
  • Check For Claims: Check for claims against your videos, such as possible copyright claims. A claim can block the visibility of a video in one country or in several countries.

How to Diagnose a Gradual Decline in Watch Time

A decline in watch time can happen suddenly, but it can also be a gradual pattern observed over the course of weeks or months. If your YouTube channel is experiencing a gradual decline in watch time, ask yourself the following questions:
  • Did anything change? Changes in the channel's style of thumbnails, titles, and content can lead to dramatic changes in performance.
  • When was the performance drop? Expand the date range of your data to get a better understanding of the channel's typical performance. The drop may be part of a normal pattern.
  • Is seasonality an issue? Changes in seasons can have an impact on how much time people are spending on YouTube. For example, sitewide watch time is known to go down during the holiday season.
  • How frequently do you upload? A change in upload frequency can directly impact watch time, as viewers get used to consuming a certain amount of a channel's content every week.
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  • I agree with this information. It depends on your real watching time and fake watching time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nuadazan
    Quite singificant information for those who have the same issue. I believe that there are several ways how to improve the promotion on youtube and don't lose any subscriber. Of course, it probably seems a bit difficult, however it's possible to attract new subscribers and incerase the watch time. Some bloggers always try to put the vital information into the end of the video, and by these steps they stimulate their subscribers to watch the video until the end. Well, moreover, they always make some giveaways which stimulate subscribers to stay with them and attract nw subscribers. So, try these two option too.
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  • Profile picture of the author getseowebsite
    Nice video with beneficial information about why YouTube channel watch time decreasing.
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