Video seems to be all the rave in 2013 and it's pretty much taking over the traffic generation sphere.
While getting your videos ranked on Google is great, I feel it's also important to keep the relationship aspect there as well, because in order to really grow your influence and exposure on YT you're gonna have to employ the help of others.
So, I wanted to share some quick and effective ways to grow your YT traffic, exposure and following:
First here's a few tips on recording YT videos if you really looking to grow an YT audience:
- Just focus on being yourself in your videos. Don't put on a fake front and expect people to flock to you, because they wont. People can smell phoniness from a mile away, even from behind a computer screen, so just BE YOU.
- You don't have to be a video production professional to record videos. You can simply use a webcam or flip cam. You can even use your Iphone or Android to record them (which is what I usually use). What matters the most is the content of your video rather than the quality. As long as the quality is decent and you can be seen and heard, go for it! You can always worry about the glitz and glamour later.
As far as getting views and subscribers to your videos and channel, you can treat it just like you do a joint venture:
- You can contact other channel owners within your niche who already have lots of views and subscribers and ask to do a guest video on their channel.
- You can also build a vlogging alliance, and treat it the same way you would a blogging alliance.
- You can do video swaps, paid channel promotions for other channels to link back to your channel from their main YouTube page.
- You can even do JV YT giveaways with related channels, or a JV video series where each channel does a video about a specific topic over the course of several episodes and promote each others videos.
- You can simply embed your videos on your blog within your post to get more views (this is also good for decreasing your bounce rate).
- You can also cross promote your blog and your channel. Within your blog posts you can link back to your channel to encourage more people to subscribe and within your videos you can place a simple annotation that links back to your blog. Win, win!
How does these ideas sound to you? If you have any other ideas, please do share them with me and the rest of us.
Implementing these tactic will be extremely effective for getting a windfall of YouTube traffic and building a more authoritative, creditable brand.
Let me know when you launch your new channel. I'd love to check you out and subscribe. Maybe even do a video collab some time soon.