For many users, YouTube can be an amazing place to show their talent, their knowledge, or their experiences with the entire world. YouTube is a social utility that has taken video-sharing to the next realm. Whether you are a musician, an artist, an actor, or just an average every day human being and want to share your thoughts or your talents, YouTube can help you do it. Plus, as with most social media outlets, it is free to users and they can upload almost any type of video that they choose.
Most YouTube users aren’t just looking to store videos somewhere to share with close friends and family, though. They’re looking for a place to showcase themselves, and to get as many people as possible world-wide to view their video and talk about it. In this respect, the success of a video uploaded to YouTube is solely dependent upon the people and whether or not they like the video.
People Always Ask, How Can I get More People to Like my Videos
When users first encounter YouTube, the first question that they often have is, “How can I get people to like my video?” There are several answers to this question, and we are going to outline a good portion of them here.
- You have to make your video attractive to your audience. While many users have seen popularity with simple video cameras, an even greater portion of videos that have seen success have actually utilized professional techniques, from high-quality digital video to highly scripted, yet original content.
- YouTube users must pay attention to and grow their social networks. Just like most social utilities, YouTube is a place where you can interact with others. Invite your friends and family, and reach out to other members who have similar interests to you. Make as many YouTube friends as possible and invite them to watch your videos.
- Be active and seek out videos that you like and comment on them. This is a common strategy in any social media outlet. You can’t just expect that people are going to find your site and want to interact with you. If you want to increase your YouTube engagement, then go out onto YouTube and start commenting on other videos. If you find a video like yours or that addresses similar topics, start a discussion. If you get comments on your own videos, don’t be afraid to interact and start a conversation. The more engaged you are, the more engaged your followers will be.
- If you really want to drive traffic to your YouTube page or a specific video, then you should try marketing through other avenues on the Internet. Set up links to your video in blogs or forums that discuss the same topic. Post a link to the video on your Facebook profile or your Twitter account and ask friends and followers to take a look. Interconnecting all of your social media accounts will not only allow you to get more exposure for your videos, but it will also help you to increase your entire social media network. And when you increase your social media network, you are opening yourself up to an entire range of audiences that you maybe would not have been able to access on your own.
- Another way to help you get your YouTube videos noticed and liked is to pay particular attention to how you name them and how you describe them. YouTube users often find videos by way of the “Search” tab on YouTube or by searching on search engines like Google, which means that you will need to strategically consider any relevant keywords that would describe your content and then utilize those in your video titles and descriptions. For example, if I post video tutorials on how to salsa dance, a likely keyword that I would want to include in my video description is “salsa dancing tutorial.”
- Finally, another great way to attract YouTube users to your YouTube page is to create a custom design for your profile. YouTube does allow users to change many of the design features on their page, and if done correctly, these changes can make your page much more appealing to the average user. Consider design themes, colors, and images that are directly relevant to who you are and the kind of content that you post.