how to grow youtube channel

How To Grow YouTube Channel The SMART Way

How To Grow YouTube Channel Fast Using 5 Smart Ways

Growing a YouTube channel takes time and a lot of effort. You need to give a good reason for YouTube to push your video content to more audiences. Here are 5 smart ways to grow your YouTube channel.

1. Create Video Content Around a Keyword

It may seem obvious, but the best way to get the traffic you want and grow your audience is to build your videos around a single keyword or topic. Many of YouTube content creators are unaware of YouTube SEO best practices and they skip this step, but if you want your videos to get the maximum exposure, it’s crucial to know how to optimize your videos.

Try using a YouTube-specific keyword tool such as TubeBuddy or VidIQ to search for the most searched keywords in your niche.

Before you even create your video content, it’s important to choose your main keyword because it lets you build the content on that particular subject. It also makes you remember to naturally include your keyword in the content so that it is picked up by YouTube when closed captions are added.

2. Find Good Quality Video Content

Certainly, building great content is the best way to grow your channel. But you don’t have to create your video content from scratch. It is possible to make some of your new videos from valuable and useful content you have already made. Content that solves problems is very good content. People usually visit YouTube to be entertained or to find answers to their questions. Consequently, create how to videos and video tutorials to solve problems that your audiences face. Do your research and find out the latest posts, guides, and other high-performing content and think about how to turn them into engaging videos.

3. Always Engage with Your Audience,

YouTube is still a social media platform and therefore involves social interaction. You’re missing a trick if you are only sharing videos without asking for feedback and initiating conversations. YouTube rewards highly active channels and that includes the total time spent on the channel, watch time, engagements, such as likes and dislikes, and comments. Do your best to reply to the comments on your channel and don’t forget to heart your viewers’ comments.

4. Create Attractive Thumbnails

YouTube thumbnails can have a significant impact on the performance of your channel. In YouTube’s sidebar, YouTube promotes other videos via a thumbnail, so you want yours to stand out. The same goes when people are searching on YouTube.

Videos with higher click through rates usually rank higher as they have a catchy title and attractive thumbnail, even though the content itself is not that valuable. Of course, there are a lot of other factors that help your videos to be ranked. Try to use your creativity by using arrows, large text, and unexpected or odd images to boost your CTR.

5. Upload More Videos

If you want to grow your audience, you need to increase your publishing frequency to at least one video per week. Don’t worry; you don’t need a huge budget to get this done. Smartphones offer excellent video recording ability and there a lot of free video editing tools.

Consistency is very essential if you want to be successful. Try posting every day or week at the same time (depending on your frequency), and tell your subscribers when you are going to publish new videos.

Using these smart ways will surely help you grow your YouTube channel faster. Please note that it is all about providing good content to the right audience.

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