Rowling was rejected by twelve different publishers before one picked up “Harry Potter.” The Wright Brothers built on history’s failed attempts at flight, including some of their own, before designing a successful airplane. Studies show that those who fail regularly and keep trying anyway are better equipped to respond to challenges and setbacks in a constructive way. They learn how to try different strategies, ask others for advice, and perservere.
If you publish videos on a bunch of content and information that nobody else cares about, no one's interested in, there's no demand for it, people aren't looking for it, then you're not going to reach anybody. You have to make sure that you're creating videos for people, not for yourself, not what you think is cool or your life, and all that stuff.
Earlier it used to be a complicated process to add CC to a video – one would need to specify the start and end time of each line and it would take hours. But recently YouTube introduced a speech recognition technology/feature which automatically detects the start and end of each line spoken and matches it to the video’s audio. So all you need to do is upload the script of the video and the captions will appear exactly in sync with the video. It is amazing how YouTube does this – but it is also the reason they are the No.1 in this market.
Rowling was rejected by twelve different publishers before one picked up “Harry Potter.” The Wright Brothers built on history’s failed attempts at flight, including some of their own, before designing a successful airplane. Studies show that those who fail regularly and keep trying anyway are better equipped to respond to challenges and setbacks in a constructive way. They learn how to try different strategies, ask others for advice, and perservere. 

Google encourages YouTube brands to upload content frequently. Meaning – keep your channel alive. To take this a step further, you should organize that uploaded content into specific YouTube playlists (or topics). This will also let users know that you have more info regarding a specific interest, and thus give incentive to stay for the next video in line.
Really useful advice, thank you! I’ve just started a YouTube channel, Edam TV, with my boyfriend and it’s the most frustrating thing when you feel like you’re making videos for no one! Going to take your advice on board and just keep at it. Just have to keep thinking that patience is the key. Definitely going to check out your channel now for some tips and to see what you’ve been doing. Here’s a link to our first video if anyone wants to see, any feedback at all would be amazing! https://youtu.be/5-dzqo3-BX8
I loved this! It’s very solid advice for new YouTubers. The only thing that I would add is to avoid getting too wrapped up in the numbers. Kind of along the lines of what you said about how everybody starts at the same place. Remember that the big YouTubers took YEARS to get big. Like… 5 years. Or longer. And that’s 5 years of hustle, hard work, and really good luck. Also, make friends that not only help you promote and collaborate, but who will also make constructive suggestions on your content. Nobody wants to hear that their content is terrible, of course, but it’s definitely helpful when you have a group of people you trust that can offer some criticism and improvements (rather than just cheerleaders who pretend your content is perfect).
That's one of the best tips that I can provide for you and to help grow your YouTube channel. You can't just put out videos on whatever you want and expect people to really be interested in that. Especially at the beginning phases, one thing I love about the beginning phases of a YouTube channel is you can almost do whatever you want because you don't have any subscribers or followers and nobody really cares what you're publishing. You can just start experimenting, put out videos on a ton of different topics and just see what gets traction and what really takes off for you.
I understand it could be scary. I can understand you might be nervous about that and you might have some fears of failure and rejection and all these things. Really overcoming that is really the first step in having success on YouTube. Getting outside of yourself and not worrying so much about you. Focus on serving other people. Understand that you're creating YouTube videos, not for yourself. It doesn't really matter how you look at your videos.
It goes to show that was my most popular video. My quality and everything has improved so much since then, and yet that's the one that has been the most popular on YouTube. Don't let anything hold you back, guys. Don't have any of these barriers or fears because understand, they're just excuses that are preventing you from taking action. Don't worry about the quality. If you have a laptop or a computer with a digital camera on it or webcam, use that. If you have an iPhone, use that.

Optimizing for keywords and typically, if you want to optimize a video for a  keyword, let's say it's how to exercise, you'd put that keyword in the title of the video. You'd have that keyword in a file name of the video. Before you actually upload the file, the file on your computer, you do want to make sure you rename that video file to have the keyword in that name. Upload that YouTube.
Hey I’m new too YouTube and about to begin a channel with my friend documenting are travels and just like are daily live and was just wonder what mics to use? I saw that you said to use the RODE mic but do you only need a mic that goes on the camera or do u need one that goes on the camera and like in your shirt. Also what about filming with a go pro 4 what type of mic would u use?
One of my favourite travel shows is ‘Departures’ and I fell in love with it from the first episode because of the cinematography. The show chronicles 2 friends, Scott and Justin, as they travel around the world with their incredibly talented cameraman, Andre. If you haven’t watched the show yet, you need to get yourself on Netflix right away because not only are Scott and Justin really entertaining, but Andre is able to work some serious magic with the camera. The sweeping landscapes, the dramatic pans – sometimes it feels like he’s frozen time.
Before deciding on a topic or keyword phrase to create your YouTube video, make sure to check if there are video results on the first page on Google search. If you find any video search results (as demonstrated in the above example), you should definitely consider such topics because you can easily get your video ranked in both the search engines Google and YouTube.
Session watch time is another important measurement of user engagement. YouTube values how a video contributes to a user’s overall viewing session. Did the viewer leave the site after the video, or did they watch three more videos? YouTube wants people to spend more time on their platform, and therefore favor videos that help them achieve that goal. Although it may seem counterintuitive, videos that are designed to bring users to your website will hurt your SEO, because they move viewers away from YouTube.
There is an age-old saying, “A good speech is like a pencil, it has to have a point.” For this very purpose, you might sit the entire week to frame the right points by adding on flowery words to make it look good. You might also make sufficient power point presentations adding graphics to them. The majority of your time would be spent on preparing the content for the event. But what we miss out is “How to say it?” Yes, we stress so much time on “what to say?” and very little time on “How to say?”
I’m starting a YT channel with my friend 😀 I got Lightworks, and (minus the puddle of tears) ended up deleting it because I was so discouraged and confused. I guess I really should just use Windows Movie Maker…it just seems so old and dated. BUT your tips were really helpful, so I’m going to just do it – thanks for taking the time to write this and for giving me the encouragement and advice I need to get up and go (also s/o to Mags, thank you for your help in making me motivated)! 🙂 

When I first started, I was putting out a YouTube video about once every two weeks to once every week. Today, I've upped that to almost every day putting out a video. I'd ideally like to get to the point where I'm putting out three videos a day. The more content you publish, the better that you get at YouTube and creating videos. Also, the more content you have out there on YouTube that has a chance of bringing in more subscribers and reaching a lot more people.

These are all powerful things, and you want to get people to actually be engaged on your YouTube channel in order for your videos to really take off on YouTube. Having that call to action, asking people to subscribe, I find that to be a really powerful thing. I've taken that to a little bit of a next level by adding an end slate and a call to action at the end of my videos. You'll probably see it at the end of this video.
There are so many public speakers that attempt to cram so much into each individual presentation. This often causes speakers to speed up, rush, and try to get everything out in a timely manner. Slow down, and keep your message simple. It is better to deliver less information that people can actually follow and understand than to try to put as much content as possible into a shorter time frame.
Google can read your mind! Ok, not quite, but Google does understand what searchers mean. For example, if you were to search “how to get more views on YouTube,” you would be shown a video called “how to grow with zero views and zero subscribers.” When creating a title for your videos, be sure to write something compelling and relevant. You might be tempted to title use the #1 searched phrase or term as your title, but don’t. Instead, answer the user’s question in your title, and add the search term to the description. Trust us, Google knows.
It goes to show that was my most popular video. My quality and everything has improved so much since then, and yet that's the one that has been the most popular on YouTube. Don't let anything hold you back, guys. Don't have any of these barriers or fears because understand, they're just excuses that are preventing you from taking action. Don't worry about the quality. If you have a laptop or a computer with a digital camera on it or webcam, use that. If you have an iPhone, use that. 

YouTube gives relevancy credits to videos where people watch it for a longer time. This is not just a theory but has been tested by us. We uploaded two videos with almost the same SEO factors built in but the only change was the perception by the real human visitor. One video was engaging and the other video was not engaging to the real humans. 6 months later the more engaging video was ranking much better than the other video. So yes, YouTube gives credit to videos which are more engaging because it is a good way to measure the quality of the video.
The third tip that I have is optimizing your videos for certain keywords. A lot of people I know, they create a YouTube channel and they come to me and say, “Okay. I've got all these videos out there. I've got my YouTube channel, but I'm still not growing. I don't have people that are coming to my videos yet. How can I get the views and subscribers and all that stuff?”
If you don't have a blog, create a blog and embed your videos because YouTube like that. They like it when you send traffic from other sources to your YouTube video. You're going to get a lot more views from doing it that way as well. Even experiment with YouTube ads. That might be a little bit more advance, but YouTube ads can be a powerful way to drive more traffic and get more views for your videos also.
Popular videos are better promoted by YouTube. Engagement levels are one of the main ranking factors. When you build your YouTube channel, you want to get more followers and subscribers to your channel so YouTube will place your videos higher in search. If someone watches one of your videos and hits subscribe after finishing watching, that's a huge boost for your video.
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