How to Get More Views on YouTube (FAST)

Last updated: Jun 30, 2023

The video is about advanced strategies for getting more views on YouTube, including increasing audience interaction, promoting videos on online communities, and optimizing for session time.

This video by Brian Dean was published on May 9, 2018.
Video length: 18:08.

The video titled 'How to Get More Views on YouTube (FAST)' provides advanced strategies for YouTubers to increase their views quickly.

The founder of Backlinko, Brian Dean, shares his step-by-step process that helped him grow his views, subscribers, and traffic in record time. The video covers three main steps: increasing audience interaction, promoting videos on Quora and other online communities, and optimizing for session time, which is a metric that might be YouTube's number one ranking factor.

The video provides specific examples and tips for each step to help YouTubers get more views on their videos.

  • This video is for advanced YouTubers who want to learn advanced strategies for getting more views on their videos.
  • The video will cover strategies that work fast and have helped the creator grow his views, subscribers, and traffic in record time.
  • YouTube promotes videos that people engage with, so getting more likes, comments, and subscribes will help your video reach more people.
  • Online communities like Quora and Reddit are great places to promote your videos and get more views.
  • Session time is the total amount of time that someone spends on YouTube after they start watching your video.
  • By following these advanced strategies, you can get more views on your YouTube videos and grow your channel.
  • Playlists automatically play the other videos on that playlist, boosting your session time.
  • Video keywords are keywords that already have videos on the first page of Google.
  • Find online communities related to your niche and share your videos there.

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Introduction

  • This video is for advanced YouTubers who want to learn advanced strategies for getting more views on their videos.
  • The video will cover strategies that work fast and have helped the creator grow his views, subscribers, and traffic in record time.
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Step 1: Get More Audience Interaction

  • YouTube promotes videos that people engage with, so getting more likes, comments, and subscribes will help your video reach more people.
  • Give your viewers a multiple-choice question at the end of your video to encourage engagement.
  • Reply to every single comment you receive to show your audience that you actively engage with them.
  • Positive interactions with your audience can lead to more shares and recommendations, which means even more views.
  • According to a YouTube ranking factors study, audience interaction signals like comments, likes, and subscribes all correlate with higher rankings.
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Step 2: Promote Your Videos on Online Communities

  • Online communities like Quora and Reddit are great places to promote your videos and get more views.
  • Search for a question that your video could help answer and provide a helpful response that includes a link to your video.
  • Make sure your response can stand on its own and isn't just a spammy link to your video.
  • Embed your video at the end of your response in case people want to see more details.
  • By providing value to the community, you can attract more views to your video.
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Step 3: Optimize for Session Time

  • Session time is the total amount of time that someone spends on YouTube after they start watching your video.
  • YouTube pays close attention to what the user does next after watching your video.
  • Encourage viewers to watch more of your videos by creating playlists or linking to related videos in your end screen.
  • Make sure your video is engaging and keeps viewers interested to increase session time.
  • Session time is a key ranking factor that can help your video reach more people.
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Conclusion

  • By following these advanced strategies, you can get more views on your YouTube videos and grow your channel.
  • Remember to focus on audience engagement, promote your videos on online communities, and optimize for session time to increase your views.
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Increasing Session Time with Playlists

  • Playlists automatically play the other videos on that playlist, boosting your session time.
  • Creating playlists has significantly increased session time and views for all videos on a channel.
  • Create a few different playlists with benefit-rich titles to encourage clicks.
  • Place playlists prominently on your channel page.
  • Use playlists to improve session watch time.
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Optimizing Videos Around Video Keywords

  • Video keywords are keywords that already have videos on the first page of Google.
  • Video keyword results reserve a section of the page specifically for YouTube videos.
  • Search for your keyword in Google to find video keywords.
  • Optimizing videos around video keywords can get more views.
  • Include video keywords in video titles, descriptions, and tags.
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Optimizing Your Channel Using the PAS Method

  • PAS stands for Playlists About Subscribers.
  • Add playlists prominently to your channel page to encourage clicks and improve session watch time.
  • Optimize your About section with keywords that you want your videos to rank for.
  • Use a professional and appealing header image.
  • Structure your channel page in a logical and organized way.
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Promoting Videos on Online Communities

  • Find online communities related to your niche and share your videos there.
  • Engage with the community and provide value before promoting your videos.
  • Use Reddit, Quora, and Facebook groups to promote your videos.
  • Include a call-to-action in your video to encourage viewers to share it on social media.
  • Collaborate with other YouTubers in your niche to cross-promote each other's videos.
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Optimizing Your Channel

  • Use keywords in your About section to rank for without keyword stuffing.
  • Create a professional channel icon, banner, and trailer to make your channel look nice.
  • Feature your higher attention videos as a card on your other videos to promote them.
  • Use Facebook preview to promote your video on social media sites.
  • Optimize your videos for SVO to get more views from suggestive video.
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Promoting Your Videos with Cards

  • Use YouTube analytics to find videos with high view duration.
  • Add a card that links to the video you want to promote on your most popular videos.
  • Feature the same video on your channel page to get more views.
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Using Facebook Preview

  • Upload a clip of your video to Facebook and write a short post that contains the title of the video.
  • Mention that the full length of the video is in the comments and leave a comment that links to your video on YouTube.
  • Use Facebook preview to get more views and a huge spike in views on day one.
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Optimizing Your Videos for SVO

  • Find a popular video in your industry and create a video on the same topic but make it even better.
  • Optimize your video on the same keyword that the popular video is optimized around.
  • Use SVO (Suggestive Video Optimization) to get more views from suggestive video.
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Using Keywords and Emotionally Compelling Titles

  • Use the same keywords as popular videos in your video title, description, and tags.
  • YouTube will suggest your video next to popular videos if it's relevant and high-quality.
  • Create emotionally compelling titles to generate clicks and views.
  • Use the American Marketing Institute's headline analyzer to rate the emotion of your title.
  • Aim for a score of at least 25% and add emotionally compelling terms to your title if necessary.
  • Publish your videos at the right time to maximize views, according to data from Frederator.
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Bonus Tip: Publishing at the Right Time

  • The best time to publish a YouTube video is between 12:00 and 4:00 p.m. Eastern during the week and between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. on the weekend.
  • The best days to publish are Thursdays and Saturdays.

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