There are 3 easy free ways that you can use to promote your YouTube videos and dramatically increase your number of viewers on your videos and the number of subscribers to your channel.
Promote your Youtube Videos
1. YouTube Video SEO Optimization
When you upload a video on YouTube half of the work is done. The other half is what you add on the page: title, description and tags.
It is important to do keyword research and use the selected keyword in the title of the video, the description and tags.
The description should be long and contain related keywords.
It is also a good idea to use the keyword as the file name for your video before you upload it.
If this is done properly, you certainly have a better chance to rank higher.
TIP ~ UNIQUE TAG
Use a unique tag that doesn’t exist anywhere on YouTube like “mickeylala77” in all your videos on your channel. This will have no benefit in terms of search as nobody will search for this tag, but all your videos will somehow be linked together by a unique identifier.
This will result in more of your videos being shown on the suggested videos section in the right margin of YouTube.
This will help promote your Youtube Videos.
2. YouTube Video Distribution
The first thing that you can do if you have a website or blog is to embed the video. YouTube makes it very easy for you to do so.
Not only you will get more views, but the page on your site where the video is will be more sticky and this will also improve your site’s SEO.
The second thing is to submit your video to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google using the share buttons below the video. Also share to your Linkedin page.
The third thing is to submit your video to Web 2.0 sites like Blogger, StumbleUpon and WordPress as these sites are authority sites with lots of users.
If you have a Tumblr blog, you definitely need to share it there too.
The fourth thing is to submit your video to document sharing sites like Scribd and Slideshare.
3. YouTube & Other Community Interaction
The first community you have is YouTube itself. If you watch other people’s videos in the same niche, subscribe to their channels, like their videos and comment, you are likely to receive the same for your videos.
The second community you have is on your blog and social media sites you posted your videos to. Interact with the people who commented on those sites about your video.
The third community is your Email list. Don’t hesitate to send an email when you have a new video available on YouTube and ask them to subscribe to your Youtube channel, like and comment on the video.
I hope this is useful for you and I welcome your comments below.
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