YouTube Algorithm Hacks To Get Views

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Best YouTube Algorithm Hacks To Get Views

Before I write about YouTube algorithm hacks to get views, I will touch on a couple of other YouTube pointers. I’ve been on YouTube for ages, and although I’m not a fan of analytics, I know they’re essential for gaining traffic. That’s why I wrote Analytics For More YouTube views. I also mentioned it in my YouTube Reviews post.

I repurposed the following post using Content GorillaGrammarly from Think Media’s video on algorithm hacks. 

YouTube Algorithm Hacks

I’m sure that I’m not the only one that is frustrated about YouTube’s constantly changing algorithm. I feel like I can release a video one week that goes viral. Then a week later, I put out a better video, and it falls flat, leading me to have a chat with YouTube experts Ricky Ray Butler and Derrel Eves.

I will be sharing that conversation about how to hack the YouTube algorithm with you in this post, specifically, seven proven strategies that are working right now. All so you can get more views, get more subscribers, and get your videos to stand out. 

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While the first one may sound a little basic, I would like to point out that common sense doesn’t always lead to everyday practice. Of course, I’m referring to paying attention to the topic.

When I think about factors that will influence a video ranking, and that’s important for me, I want to rank in search. And when I think about ranking in search, I also think about the suggested videos. A featured video is excellent because it’s getting views in weeks, months and years to come.

Of course, we know that the title thumbnails are essential and that tags have less influence. But, together, tags, description, title, thumbnail are super important. Still, I think a big missing piece when people think about getting that thumbnail right and even getting that title right is the topic itself.  

And so, what I’ve been learning the most from studying YouTube Studio Beta is if I put out the best thumbnail in the world, we could all stand in an art gallery, like “My gosh, there could be no better thumbnail!” And even a clever title, like “I can’t even believe he packed in that much. What a headline, what a title! There are keywords in there, but it speaks to humans! It’s perfect the way that thing has been crafted.” But if it’s not the right topic, then people aren’t going to be interested. And so, I guess what I’ve learned now on THiNK Media is as I hear guys like Matt Gealan talking about and stuff, we’re getting sniper on– YouTube channels need to have one value proposition.

And then there is that pesky algorithm like you throw a thing out there, and I’ll talk about some random stuff; it’s still my channel, so I know camera videos perform well, but the other day I did the DJI Remote video. It was so obscure that it didn’t achieve much at all. It had to be the topic itself! Who is that interested in the DJI Remote?

-Let me interject here for a minute because I reckon that everyone who owns a DJI Drone would be interested in the DJI remote. Perhaps it didn’t perform well because the title, tags and such didn’t conform with YT’s algorithm.- OK, back to the post. 

The views didn’t perform, of course. It wasn’t there.

And you don’t want to do that too many times in a row. You want to be putting out topics that do perform.

-Yep, we all know that. And when we choose those topics, we think that they will perform, but YT’s pesky algorithm sticks up its ugly head and puts a stop to that.-

So I think, when it comes to a topic, here are some tips. What’s trending? Like what is in the zeitgeist, the mentality of your industry? That’s the thing you need to target in your video. So, are you talking about topics where even if you don’t have the best thumbnail or the best title, choosing the right topic at the right time could be a game-changer?  

Right now, Peak Design is doing that new tripod, and of course, when you see Peter drop it, and then my friend Atola Visuals dropped about this new Peak Design tripod, it starts to go viral.

We saw what happened with the SwitchPod, and how other people then jump on that bandwagon. When the SwitchPod came out, Pat loved that I talked about it, and I loved talking about it as well, but I realized I probably got more benefit out of the deal than maybe even Pat did; why? Because when Peter put it out, the suggested videos of being in that conversation was crucial. When thinking about topics, think about what’s trending in your industry. What should you be talking about is as important as what your subscribers want to see! That distribution to your subscribers for established channels is something I’m tryin’ to craft and figure out.

I’m always thinking, “What will click get them to click on one of my videos?” And I know, just to kind of break down my understanding of how it works, right now YouTube is giving that distribution just to a few of your subscribers. Whether they like it or not, whether they click through on that or not. So again, they’re going to click through– They already know me. Even if the thumbnail’s mediocre, they’re going to click through if it’s the right topic. That’s why I’m making the right content decisions, trying to hit the most significant core of my audience as possible, because I see these days it seems as soon as a video dies if it doesn’t get liftoff.

It just dies. Knowing that it’s that topic that’s going to hit, and once it gets liftoff, then I’ve seen it even spike higher than that through the algorithm. 

I’ve mentioned, you know, “What’s gonna be most appealing “to my core audience?” And a lot of creators think that way, and that’s how they’re creating content, and I think that works to a degree. But it depends on the type of channel you have and the type of content you’re creating. But the reality is, when you want to get tactical, it’s like, “OK, what’s my core audience” but more importantly, what’s going to bring in and attract “a new audience?” Because if you take care of your core audience, the core audience will come and go, and that’s where I see many channels plateau.

 I see many channels lose subscribers, and they also lose the view and visibility of what they could have because they’re not taking care of the emerging market and the other people watching.

So, you have to have different balances. – [Sean] So, you have to branch out, then?

– Exactly. (stammers) Was it MatPat? – [Sean] Yeah. – He got on that was talking about that in-depth. He makes four different types of videos or something.

– Yeah, one for subscriptions, one for views – 

Right? [Derral] Yeah, yeah. – one for engagement. – What on our channel do we need more of? And what are the videos that are going to help us get there?

And so we try, in our programming calendars, to find a proper cadence of, “This is a subscriber building episode.” That’s going to get wider dissemination, get people excited about– Covering a trending topic or something very relevant. We then do a powerful call to subscribe at the end.

So, that’s where it starts, so you have your subscriber building episodes, and you have your monetization episodes. Where it’s like, hey, this is a video that’s just going to monetize better than other videos in our repertoire because it has more searchable key phrases. It has something that is building on the hype of something – Right. – that’s hot right now, and that we know there are big marketing dollars behind. So every once in a while, there’s that.

Where we’re like, “Hey, we know that this one isn’t going to blow; It’s not going to be the #1 video on trending or whatever.” – [Interviewer] But, yeah!- Yeah, and then the ones that are super-serving the fans. It’s of a small niche franchise or a topic that they come to us specifically.

It might not have a broader audience appeal, but the people who have been following us for all these years, it’s something that they’ll appreciate. They’ll know, and we will show them that, “Hey, we are still doing the content for you as well, and we’re still very much in touch with this community.” – I think the key is, yes, you gotta figure out what the core is, but you also need to be able to see, OK.

You’ve got to be a little bit experimental to see what’s going to be the next big thing, you know? – Because the YouTube algorithm is constantly changing, we need to be continuously learning and levelling up. 

It took quite a bit of effort with the help of Grammarly to get the above post to a grammatically correct readable standard. I’m not sure I was able to find seven YouTube Algorithm Hacks? As for the video, I struggled to get anything of value out because it was so vague, and I needed several attempts to watch it. Having it all down in written format makes it a whole lot easier to come to grips with it as a whole but I still say it’s lacking the YouTube Algorithm Hacks that was promised. I hope it helped you as well.

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Join YouTube With A Brand Name

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Should you join YouTube? I’ve been a YouTuber for over a decade and I’ve only just recently changed my YouTube account to a Brand Account. I showed the process of moving my channel to a Brand account in my video, Moving To A Brand Account On YouTube. After that video, I released my Hilarious Golf Joke video.

Join YouTube With A Brand Account

Join YouTube With A Brand Name

My latest video highlights Why You Should join YouTube. If I had known then what I know now I wouldn’t have lost all the comments I’ve left over the years, and believe me I’d left heaps of comments.

If you’re considering joining YouTube I highly recommend using a name that highlights your channel. This is important for SEO and because it shows your viewers what your Channel is all about. I’m sure that had I done that all those years ago I would have a lot more subscribers today.

You will get a whole lot more out of being a Creator if you get a kick out of making videos, and interacting with others. By interacting I mean with people who leave a comment on your video. When it comes to leaving good comments you should watch my How To Leave Great Comments On YouTube video.

Another good video to watch is the Types Of Subscribers video. When it comes to getting subscribers you should concentrate on developing your diamond subscribers,

Other Interesting Videos

We all know that I’m trying to build my YouTube Channel. I’ve mentioned it in several posts including my Latest YouTube Update

If you do decide to start a YouTube Channel here’s a review Best budget YouTube LED lights video. Something else to keep in mind, in order to get the best sound quality at a reasonable price, is my Boya BY-M1 Review.

I hope you find this post of some help.

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Best Posts Roundup

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You probably don’t know that this isn’t my only blog. Nope, I’ve actually got quite a few blogs although I don’t have the time to update them all regularly. I’ll include a list of all my blogs at the end of this post.

When I do get to write a post on them though I occasionally come up with one or two pretty interesting posts. I thought it would be a great idea to post some of my best posts here.

Exposing The Truth About Thesis V2.03

I’ve done 2 posts exposing what I believe to be the truth about a theme I used to use. One on my Load Of Bullshit blog and the other on WassupBlog. What I am really wrapped about is that both post appear at the top of Googles search engine.

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Ditto for the image search. Actually a lot of the images I design using the Logo Creator rank pretty well in the search engines. Naturally that doesn’t have anything to do with the Logo Creator as it’s more to do with alt tags and such.

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I’m actually really wrapped that they’re ranking so well.

Talking about my Load of Bullshit blog. I wrote an expose just the other day about MOBE. After doing a bit of research I came to the conclusion, if it looks like a duck, sound like a duck it’s probably a duck. There are a lot of people out there promoting MOBE but it’s not something that I would be able to promote and still be able to sleep at night.

I’ve done a few posts on hot sports babes and the latest one that went viral is the one on Hot Sports Babe Athletes in Body Paint.

I’ve also produced a couple of cool YouTube videos. The most popular one is the Perfectly Timed Photos Of Sports Women. Another video that I like is the tutorial on how to create a reflection of an image using the Logo Creator. That’s the same Logo Creator that I used to create those images that are ranking well in Google.

That’s it for this best post roundup.

Here’s the list of my blogs that I promised you.

  1. A Loving Memorial: A blog that came about after the death of Josie Zollo, my beautiful sister-in-law.
  2. WellBlogMe: My first blog which I originally started because I read that Google loved changing content and I figured a blog was the way to do it. As this blog was part of my The Elusive Pot Of Gold domain I thought that any PR gained by the blog would pas onto the main site and I reckon it did.
  3. SBizzTech: My third blog was a journey into sharing my experience in the business and technology sector. My technology knowledge is rather limited but I thought it necessary to give me a leg in gaining some ‘paid post’ opportunity in this field. Paid Posts are where you get paid to write posts for companies and are virtual ‘blogging ads’, something which I feel is a necessary evil for earning money in this world of ours.
  4. What A Load Of Bullshit: I started this in an effort to expose as much of the scam, spam, rip off merchants and as much crap as possible that is happening in this world of ours in order that it will affect less people.
  5. Scenic Adelaide: My first photo blog where I proudly display photos of Adelaide and surrounding districts. Also has reviews of restaurants and cafes that I sometimes frequent.
  6. Photos2Blog: My full on photo blog. I started this so that I could show off the photos that would not fit into my Scenic Adelaide blog. Where possible I try to pass on relevant information about each photo as well as any tips I can pass on.
  7. Top Software Online: This one is relatively new and is all about reviewing products that I’m offering on my online software store.
  8. Top Sexual Aids: My latest blog and probably the closest I will ever get to a niche blog, but if you have to have a niche blog it may as well be about sex, right? lol
  9. Buy Online Lotto Tickets: A brand spanking new blog that I hope will build my residual income.
  10. The Gifts Guru: I started this niche blog to capitalise on the WP Zon Builder plugin
  11. Get Online Lottery Tickets: After the success of my last lottery site I started this one so I can increase the earning potential by targeting different keywords.
  12. EZ eSports Betting: Another niche blog. Why not when the last ones are doing so well

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