With over 30 million visits daily, overlooking the power of YouTube as a marketing tool is definitely a bad idea. However, with over 100 hours of video posted every minute, the five-minute video that you post once every month or at best weekly can easily end up being buried deep in the many videos published within the period, which means that your video might easily not get to the people that you targeted in the first place. Every YouTube user probably understands that the more views your video has, the more views it will attract and the higher it will rank for a particular keyword and the higher the conversations. So, how do you get the many views so that you can derive all the benefits that come with YouTube marketing? Here are my 8 tips that will boost your YouTube video views rapidly.
Link your YouTube videos in your email signature
Set up your email signature to include a link to your YouTube channel or any of your videos. This will ensure that you get instant views to any new videos that you publish. Simply change the email signature whenever you want to promote a new video through email.
Link all your blog posts to your YouTube channel
If you blog regularly, don't forget to link each blog post to your YouTube Channel. This should enable anyone who likes your articles to check more information in your YouTube channel. This should probably give you some subscriptions in the process.
Post high quality videos
Most people will probably only want to click on videos that seem to be of high quality. Therefore, only shoot and upload all videos in HD format.
Optimize video metadata
For you to get more search traffic, you need to optimize your video metadata (tags, annotation, description, thumbnail and title) properly. The more times your video appears on the first or second page results for the specific keyword, the more clicks you will have hence more views. Use the very important keywords as the raw video file name when uploading any video as opposed to the file name you get from the camera.
Make your title and the thumbnail compelling
People will only see the title and the thumbnail of videos when they appear in the search results. To maximize the number of clicks on your video, ensure that you have a name and thumbnail that are attention grabbing.
Transcribe your videos
Transcribing your YouTube videos makes it easier to generate more traffic to your video given that YouTube also checks what is in the transcription when directing users towards the most relevant content. Transcriptions simply add to the number of keywords you can have since whatever content that is in the transcription is searchable.
Add all your videos to a playlist
Come up with different playlists with your keywords then add all the videos you want to promote to that particular playlist; adding videos to a relevant playlist will make it have better placement in searches. Additionally, you can try to search for people who have playlists that match your search terms then tell them to add your videos to their playlist.
Share your content on other social networks
When you publish/upload new videos on your channel, never forget to share it on all the social networks you are active in. Feel free to ask your friends to share the videos as well by having such words like "Like it" and "Share it". Also, share the new video on your blog or website and different relevant Facebook groups. Don't forget to ask for a share/subscribe in every video; you can have it at the end or in the middle of the video.