So, for the past 2 months, I have been studying actual, truthful, non-spamming ways to get your YouTube channel more well-known. With actual proof of this stuff working, I am very certain that this guide will work for you. So anyways, let's get to the list!
1: Be Active on Forums
Being active on forums is not really hard work at all. A forum is used to discuss stuff, not to advertise. Therefore, if you do so want to advertise your videos, be active on this forum or any forum for that matter. Being active on forums will get you more well known around the community and thus make you form friendships which if you do become very good friends, they will advertise you. PROTIP: Don't join too many forums. 2-3 will be good. 4+ is just overboard.
2. Be Creative, Be Original
Don't do stuff other people have done (ex. Achievement Horse, Trolling Tuesdays, etc.), people will rage at you and say stuff like "ZOMG YOU STUPID COPIER, ROOSTERTEETH IS BETTER. JUST DIE ZOMG I'M 12 YEARZ OLD #THUGLYFE2K12". Just do something that you made up yourself. Also, plan a whole variety of different video games, and I don't mean "Oh, I know! CoD1, CoD2, CoD3, CoD4, Cod:WaW, CoD:BO" NO. I mean just like Battlefield, Halo, Modernwarfare, etc. You don't have to focus your videos around one whole game. After a while it gets pretty boring and no one would want to watch it.
3. Help Out in Videos
Helping out others in videos will help promote your channel. How? Just previewing what your commentary would be like and if people like it, they will check out your channel and be a loyal subscriber.
Helpful tips from others:
No1leftB3HIND wrote:To add something to the discussion, since anything else will lead to me being thrown into the sarlac pit, maybe a part of the list could link to places on facebook, youtube, and other sites where you can (1)purchase minimal amounts of advertising that may help, or links to (2)simple personal website creation. Also I think it's important to mention proper (3)video formats that sponsors are looking for and maybe some (4)examples from sponsored players. It also wouldn't hurt to mention that (5)MLG and Gamebattles might be a good place to start for some players.
thejoshb wrote:Make sure you interact with your viewers/commentors as much as you can. When your channel is small and you get like 3 comments on a video, there is absolutely no reason to not respond to each of them.
UltraFuzz wrote:Something that has really helped me to start growing is to set up an upload schedule and try to stick with it as best as possible because people like to be able to depend on their favorite creators for fresh and creative content.
This is still a W.I.P. It's a demo because I don't feel like typing in everything in this post at 10:17 at night
Oh, and make sure to get everyone notified about this thread.
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