Share Your Tips on How To Get More YouTube Views and Subscribers!

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Hi there,

I have a friend who has a YouTube channel where he uploads videos of himself playing the electric guitar. I am helping him promote it.

So far he has utilized annotations, good titles, good tags (although that is something that we could work more on), good descriptions, up to 720p resolution videos, video responses, etc.

Do you have any tips or tricks to share that we could start implementing?
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  • Profile picture of the author tebor79
    Make a really good video.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    You could always pay to have a listing of the "promoted video" at the very top of the videos on the right hand side.
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  • Profile picture of the author madonajoe
    Make your video title short and catchy.
    You can share your video link to social sites like Facebook, Twitter etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMHunter
    Make a good video, comment on others videos, post on forums, Facebook and twitter.
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  • Profile picture of the author Denyros
    Make a good video, Use a freelancer on Fiverr to promote your video
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  • Profile picture of the author Trevor
    Of course always strive to provide value with the videos, as much as you can. This should lead to a natural increase in views, subscribers, etc. Moreover, if you make your video stand out of the crowd, make it unique, it will definitely help as well.

    You can also pay someone to deliver fake likes, subs, views, etc. for your video. This can help your rankings both on Google and Youtube. This guy on Fiverr does a great job:

    give Your Video More Than 100+ Youtube Likes, 40+ Favorites, 1000+ Views, 100+ Comments And Your Channel 80+ Subscribers for $5 - crazed
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    • Profile picture of the author Victoralexon
      Originally Posted by Trevor View Post

      Of course always strive to provide value with the videos, as much as you can. This should lead to a natural increase in views, subscribers, etc. Moreover, if you make your video stand out of the crowd, make it unique, it will definitely help as well.

      You can also pay someone to deliver fake likes, subs, views, etc. for your video. This can help your rankings both on Google and Youtube. This guy on Fiverr does a great job:

      give Your Video More Than 100+ Youtube Likes, 40+ Favorites, 1000+ Views, 100+ Comments And Your Channel 80+ Subscribers for $5 - crazed
      I like the bit about providing value. My friend is definitely doing that already, but it bears repating over and over again.

      The part about paying someone to deliver fake likes, views, etc., we will not look into.
      Neither of us like the idea of "gaming the system" by doing things like that, but it is also not worth the risk in my opinion. He has worked very hard and put in a lot of time to make his videos and channel really good. It would be a shame if he had his account closed. I have heard stories where that has happened to people as a result of them purchasing views, etc.

      Anyway, I appreciate that you took your time to make a post with your advice.
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      • Profile picture of the author Tom E
        Originally Posted by Victoralexon View Post

        The part about paying someone to deliver fake likes, views, etc., we will not look into.
        Neither of us like the idea of "gaming the system" by doing things like that, but it is also not worth the risk in my opinion. He has worked very hard and put in a lot of time to make his videos and channel really good. It would be a shame if he had his account closed. I have heard stories where that has happened to people as a result of them purchasing views, etc.
        A little FYI about buying views that no one is supposed to know about: Most major players on youtube do it. Every time a major record label is trying to break a new artist, they will purchase 100 000+ views overnight, along with comments, likes & subscribers, to give it an initial boost.

        Several of youtube's MAJOR players - we're talking youtube partners who are making crazy money off of adsense running on their videos, with tens of thousands and more subscribers. Quite a few of them still artificially boost their video in the first 24 hours.

        Why? Because it lands them on youtube's front page, which gives them a free audience of tens of thousands (sometimes hundreds of thousands), and a real shot of going viral, if their video is great.

        How do I know this? Because I'm good friends with the CEO of one of the view-adding companies that is hired by these people.

        By the way, to address your fear about getting the account banned: As long as you're using a view-adding company that offer human views, you cannot be banned, as every single view comes from a legitimate, unique IP and location.

        If there was even the slightest chance of getting banned, major record labels and major youtube partners would not be doing it.

        I understand if you guys want to do this the "honorable" way, but I figured you might want to know what you're up against. It's basically a lot like payola on the radio. It's not supposed to happen, but you cannot get on the radio without doing it.
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        • Profile picture of the author Doctor Derp
          Originally Posted by gr8tocre8 View Post

          A little FYI about buying views that no one is supposed to know about...
          Yep, I was just going to mention this... this is how you Really bring the money on Youtube.

          So here's the step by step solution for you:

          1) Make a good video
          2) Buy views to hit the front page
          3) ???
          4) PROFIT

          That simple, bro.
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          • Profile picture of the author Doctor Derp
            Originally Posted by earningbaranaba View Post

            3. you use vagex.com

            very easy.
            Vagex? Sounds like a lubricant of some sort... hope they sell it in BIG & TALL sizes, cause brotha, that's how we hang where I come from.
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            • Profile picture of the author Tom E
              Originally Posted by Doctor Derp View Post

              Vagex? Sounds like a lubricant of some sort... hope they sell it in BIG & TALL sizes, cause brotha, that's how we hang where I come from.
              It's actually brought you by the makers of Monistat 7. "Vagex - because you don't have time for a yeast infection...or waiting for your youtube views to increase" (use only as directed).
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        • Profile picture of the author Mbullard
          Originally Posted by gr8tocre8 View Post

          I'm good friends with the CEO of one of the view-adding companies that is hired by these people.
          Care to divulge what this company is?




          There's many other things you can do as well. However, how is your guitar friend making money, or planning on making money? You said he is making videos of himself playing the guitar. Does he want to get a record deal out of the videos? Sell lessons? Sell a guitar ebook?
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  • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
    Originally Posted by Victoralexon View Post

    Hi there,

    I have a friend who has a YouTube channel where he uploads videos of himself playing the electric guitar. I am helping him promote it.

    So far he has utilized annotations, good titles, good tags (although that is something that we could work more on), good descriptions, up to 720p resolution videos, video responses, etc.

    Do you have any tips or tricks to share that we could start implementing?
    Sounds like he is off to a good start!

    The REAL videos are key like you have mentioned as oppose to just ads.

    The best way is to ASK people to subscribe at the beginning and the end of the video offering them something in return.

    For instance:

    "Hey,

    Today I am going to teach you how to play "Come as you are" by Nirvana - hit subscribe as I will also do an updated video on the tabs used."

    Something like that will work well.

    Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author PowerEdge
    Is no one mentioning covering a very recent hit song?

    Another Youtuber has recently become viral for his channel doing just that, and he even talks about it in his videos; about the difference before and after, for covering current hit songs.

    Philip DeFranco interviews Walk off the Earth - YouTube

    New hit songs will be well searched for, and believe it or not, people do search for "cover of ____song"; I personally do it, because I often find better versions than the original. That is how many get up there.

    Boyce Avenue is another example. Check out their channel...many of the songs were hits when covered, or have been hits.... and they do a toned down version of the songs, or a stylized version.

    What is ODD/Unique/Or INdividual ABout This Video....That No One Else Can Do On Their Own?
    Another aspect, which you could look at, is how the video is even created. Is it a really quick version of a song? Fast playing that could therefore be interesting to see?


    Or is it a completely new version of it? A remix? Example: house remixes of pop songs...

    Or is it a one take go....with guitar loops; like this walkofftheearth guy does, or like Mysteryguitarman used to do?

    Or is it a series of cuts to make a song?- Mysteryguitar man style...

    All of those play a role in people being able to keep their attention span on it long enough....and also on whether or not people will share it, and it will become viral.

    A video of some guy playing a guitar alone, is not enough for people to want to view it over and over again. The guitar playing better be amazing, or done by 5 people on one guitar, or a mashup of two songs together, or a guy with only one hand playing it etc...

    There is another guy on youtube who is a rapper and singer; and he gets his audience to challenge him to make a song out of odd objects, or to rap about an impossible sounding scenario; and he always completes the challenges. His name is DeStorm. He has loads of views and subscribers; simply because he is making music...and he can sing... but the difference is in the execution of how he ends up doing it.

    Youtube Contests From Partners and Viral Accounts:...Exposure On Purpose
    ... People are mentioning replies, and I know some musical and viral youtubers often have contests wherein they specifically ask for a reply; a musical sort of reply... and they may ask their subscribers to pick the winner from the entries, or people just naturally view those entries.

    That gets exposure.

    Another way to get exposure is to approach a youtube partner directly, show them what you can do, pitch a video idea; and ask them to JV with you. Lots of youtubers collaborate with each other, EVEN if one of the channels has a significantly lower subscriber base or view count.

    I see collabs ALL the time, all over the place. Sometimes, the result can be as simple as asking and opening the doors....versus never asking at all.

    I know that Shane Dawson has allowed smaller youtubers to collaborate with him, and he has cross promoted them, just as an example.

    Ask For Feedback- In The Videos-

    Annotations alone are not enough. Ever notice how you see ALL of the youtube partners, no matter their niche... from PhillyD (news cuts)- to Shane Dawson (sketches/gags), to Michelle Phan (makeup tutorials)...to Mysteryguitarman (music shorts channel)...asking their viewers to comment. To PARTICIPATE.

    Asking them to participate brings in more people. These people are asking for suggestions for the next video, this is ACTIVE involvement that keeps the viewers coming back, and also helps improve the subscriber count in general.

    Get your guitar man to just near the end of the video, say "know a song you've love me to cover" something like that, and tell the viewer to write it in the comment section. Or ask for their favourite songs, and say the most liked one will get played next.

    Involving the viewers on this level is far more personal than the guy just playing what he likes. Involving the viewers better speaks to them... they are coming to look at something they like; and what better way to find that out, than to involve them in the creation process itself?

    Engaging the viewers is essential; not just on the level of playing the guitar.

    When you go to a concert, you see the bands talk about the songs what the songs mean to them, they put the microphone toward the crowds to let them sing certain verses.

    You don't just see someone playing an instrument... you see a show with the audience involved. They are playing for the audience...not just because they "can" play.

    Keep that in mind.
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  • Profile picture of the author Megan Duffy
    Your friend should consider creating his own song about something that's trending right now.

    Very popular at the moment:
    The Hunger Games
    Muppets
    Hipsters
    Taxes/IRS

    The best way to get a video to go viral is to latch onto trends and make fun of them. YouTubers eat it up.
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  • Profile picture of the author SocialDemon
    Here some guys are inspiring you to use bots. But bots can kill your hard works. Youtube is not so dumb. They have a fraud detection system that they are using to detect bots using IP address of the pc where the bot is installed. So dont be crazy. Just use social platforms to promote your video. I am damn sure you would get some video views from quality traffic.

    PM me for more helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Horacioplus
    Create quality videos and promote them on facebook groups.
    Join minimum 10 new groups a day related to the topic of you videos.
    Post your video links with a an attractive picture to get more views.Also you talk to people and friends to do the same. And even hire few guys form other countries to do the work for cheap.
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  • Profile picture of the author Trey Morgan
    Ask people with a related video/channel and a lot of views to accept your video as a video response.
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  • Profile picture of the author veekay31
    You can advertise your video using adwords for YouTube. This is a legit and much better option than trying to buy views from 3rd party sites. You can also build backlinks to your video so that it ranks well on Youtube and Google and this will result in more views. You can use some of the reputed fiver gigs to build backlinks.
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    • Profile picture of the author pierdkk
      Originally Posted by veekay31 View Post

      You can advertise your video using adwords for YouTube. This is a legit and much better option than trying to buy views from 3rd party sites. You can also build backlinks to your video so that it ranks well on Youtube and Google and this will result in more views. You can use some of the reputed fiver gigs to build backlinks.
      I aggree. Just find some cheap keywords related to the content and use adwords. It's legal and you don't have to worry about being punished from youtube
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  • Profile picture of the author troy23
    I know someone who rakes in around $1000 a day from his guitar videos on YouTube.
    What you are doing is fairly good in terms of optimisation, but also be aware that an important factor is the age of the video. I would not recommend buying views, likes or comments as you will either lose your video or your account in time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Onora Oz
    Did you try the Featured Channels option? Find popular/semi-popular YouTubers with similar audience, and partner with them. You like and recommend them, they like and recommend you. It's music. People love to like, recommend, share and talk about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author jaytheanalyst
    Use Fiverr, Social Media, Forums and blog posts to push your videos.

    I also suggest using a Twitter software like TweetAdder to automatically post your videos in a timely manner.
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  • Profile picture of the author mattseg
    I think a lot of it comes down to type of content. One friend and I made 3 videos and over 8 months got less than 1000 views. But they were educational and not terribly exciting. I have another friend who along with a crew of folks made a series of 3 videos, each of which have 5-10 million views. His are a lot more exciting.
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin Humphries
    Make sure to ask for likes, comments, subscribes - So when you do get viewers you can maximize the result by getting engaged viewers, not just views
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    • Profile picture of the author samkadya
      We all should work towards getting more likes but I have also discovered that even videos with more thumbs down than thumbs up can still rank. One of my best performing videos has far more thumbs down than likes and yet it is among my top ten videos both in terms of traffic and revenues. I therefore urge everyone not to despair if you happen to have more thumbs down than youtube likes.
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      • I think to get more views on your YouTube videos requires social syndication. Once you publish your video, link it to your blog, facebook, twitter, google+, facebook groups, linkedIn, etc. You can also use www.fivver.com and pay someone to view your videos. Hope this helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author Beatinest
    Consistant update schedule, interesting and informative videos, telling viewers to subscribe, of course keyword optimize your video titles, descriptions and tags, etc.

    As a side note, there are tons of really good guitar videos on YouTube, he should do something to make his stand out like make them in a public place or while teaching others. He can also make them in a recording studio or booth to add credibility. (just brainstorming here...lol)
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  • Profile picture of the author Aaron Houston
    Use Google keyword tool to zone in on better keywords or phrases, and then use those keywords in the following

    your video file name on your computer,
    your video title,
    in your video description several times,
    in your subtitle,
    in your tags,

    You tubes algorithm loves this and its easy
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  • Profile picture of the author subisa852
    YouTube is a social networking sites too. Try to subscribe to other channel and build good relationship with them. Make your video play automatically to increase views and also ask the viewers to rate the video.
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  • Profile picture of the author jgant
    Pay related Facebook pages with tons of fans to post a link to the video to their wall.

    Once you get some traction, do some Facebook/Video swaps. I had a guy just last night with a 2,000,000 view channel approach me for a swap. I posted his video to my FB wall and he placed a link to one of my Facebook fangates in the video description. I delivered him quite a few views. I got a permanent link to my fangate.

    If your friend has other web properties to leverage with swaps, do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author hayleytaylor
    Facebook is really good for promoting. join related groups.post in there.go to related fan pages....post in popular comment threads.
    create your own fan page, build up your following and direct people to that channel.
    promote it on facebook. boost the post...etc
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  • Profile picture of the author workdfitness
    Share the video everywhere you can get eyes on it. Use keywords that people are searching for. Email your list if you have one with your video. Use a site that allows you to post your video on multiple sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author kbclickbank
    Hi,

    Here highly effective--methods for getting more subscribers to your channel and your existing videos.

    However, before you follow these simple action steps, you'll need to make sure you're already following these three principles for YouTube marketing success in your business:

    • Be consistent.
    • Provide value
    • Be remarkable
    • Click-to-action annotation
    • YouTube Subscription Widget
    • Call-to-action graphic
    • Identify your subscriber goal

    Also upload some really funny videos and if you have facebook, advertise your channel on there and any other social networking site you have, advertise it there, post statuses, post links, just advertise your channel everywhere and there'll be at least a few people who will check it out! Hope this work quite well.

    Have a nice day
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  • Profile picture of the author jrwoods
    I use a Facebook note to back link my video, then I buy a SeNuke blast from Fiverr.com... This works extremely well...
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