I have come across many YouTube Channels that show flashes of what it takes to make it big. Some, despite all the efforts and years put into attracting traffic to their channels, have given up hope in frustration. If you are not raking in the kind of traffic you need to succeed online, then maybe it’s about time you changed the rules, especially in 2018. Here are 5 ways to attract more viewers to your YouTube Channel in 2018—and they are tips you can’t afford to ignore.
#1 Be consistent with your posts
Starting a YouTube Channel requires a lot of hard work and consistency. It’s not a job for the fainthearted—and trust me, quitters will never make it to the end of the tunnel in this line of business. Experience has shown that people who post videos to their Channels multiple times a week rake in more viewers than those who rarely do. Posting multiple content to your Channel every week will help you rank high in the YouTube algorithm.
#2 Do proper research before shooting your videos
Viewers’ taste change over time, and what rakes in traffic today might not just work tomorrow or some other day. It is important to be on top of the game when it comes to posting videos to your YouTube Channel. In 2018, the popularity of online video will further grow, and it is important to align your shooting with current trend. Visit successful and popular YouTube Channels and find out what they are doing and how to replicate it.
#3 Start your video with interesting caption and intro
I have seen videos with superb content but poor intro. The implication of this is that you are most likely going to bore the viewer even before he gets the chance to find out what your content is all about. Giving your viewers a tip of the iceberg or letting them have a view of what the end of the video will look like right from the start will do your world a lot of good. If it’s a do it yourself [DIY] kind of video, then you are better off showing the viewer the result of what he or she is about to view.
#4 Add subscription links to your Channel
Never forget to add a ‘subscribe’ link to your Channel—this is so important because not many viewers have the time to remember your link after they have left. Of course, a great video will always bring back the viewers; a subscribe link always makes it easier for everyone.
#5 Use powerful thumbnails that standout
One of the leading sources of organic traffic not just on YouTube, but on several other online video platforms is the use of video thumbnails. If you have to distract the attention of your viewers for a moment, it has to be something that is worth it. Adding suggested videos in the form of thumbnails will help people spend more time on your Channel because they all want to see some more content.
The year 2018 is still very fresh, and what you make of it is up to you!