Becoming a full-time Youtuber is a dream of many, but getting the required amount of views to make a full time living is highly difficult. The average Youtube CPM is about £1.70, meaning you’d need almost 1,148,000 views per month to make the average UK salary. Getting ahead of the competition however you can is vitally important on Youtube. Lion Sourced have put together this list of secret ways to get more Youtube video views, in order to kick-start your channel.
Note: This article contains only the lesser known methods of promotion.
1. Embed Your Videos
Embedding your videos can have a huge range of benefits. Embedding is when a video is placed on a third-party website – Visitors of that site can view the selected video without the need to navigate to Youtube. You might think “I want viewers to visit my channel”, but the viewers generated by embedding wouldn’t have seen your video otherwise – It’s all about creating multiple opportunities for your content.
Another secret to embedding your videos on websites is enabling autoplay. When the web page (or host) gets a hit, your video will automatically play to the user. This won’t ALWAYS reflect in your view count, but approximately 50% of views from this medium should. Statistically, it’s much easier to get website hits than Youtube views, especially if you’re using social media as a primary source of promotion.
2. Utilize Mix
Mix.com is a website that allows users to submit videos and web pages to others. This site particularly focuses on content that provides value to the viewer. If your video explains something, or is similar to a ‘how to’ video, it will perform very well on Mix.
When Mix displays popular submissions to users, clicking on the link will take them directly to your Youtube channel. This opens the door for new subscribers, likes and comments, in addition to views. If you’re getting a lot of clicks, Mix may pick your video to be recommended to others, starting a snowball of attention from engaged users.
3. Go Live On Instagram
This method involves you building up an active community over on Instagram to start. If you’ve featured your IG in descriptions and pinned comments, you should gain followers over time. A few hours after uploading, go live on Instagram and answer any questions your audience had about the video.
Title your live stream something along the lines of “Live QnA For My Recent Video”. Invite inquiries via text chat or even through a duet. This will help to increase your views and engage the following users:
- Regular viewers who missed your upload notification.
- People who followed you or found you through Instagram.
- Repeat viewers who want to join in the conversation.
- A fresh audience gained through Instagram shares.
These secret ways to get more Youtube video views will help your channel grow faster than ever! Always ensure you’re making full use of the opportunities available, as this will give you an edge over competitors in the long run. If you stay flexible and determined when advertising your videos, results will follow.