I hope that you have created a new youtube channel and now you want to get more subscribers on YouTube?
1. Add Watermark to your video.
This is a nice little hack that you can use for your YouTube channel right away. Youtube let you add a watermark that could be shown on all your videos and at all the time. This adds another way for your viewers to subscribe to your channel.
2. Configure YouTube account defaults
This is another nice hack that you can use to add a subscribe reminder in all your videos. Just like branding, YouTube lets you add default settings for all your future uploads. You can use this feature to ask your users to subscribe to your videos in all your videos.
3. Append your Channel URL with subscription string
This is another smart way to exponentially increase YouTube subscriptions from people who click on your channel link. In this trick, you will append your channel link with “?sub_confirmation=1”
What this does is, when a user clicks on your link with SML magic string (?sub_confirmation=1), they see the pop-up to quickly subscribe to your YouTube channel.
4. YouTube Thumbnail image:
Here is something many YouTube creators agree upon.
Create a custom video thumbnail for each video instead of letting one be randomly generated. This only makes sense.
Using annotations and relevant images as custom thumbnails for your YouTube videos will increase your videos’ CTR (click through rate). A custom video thumbnail with a minor annotation will tell your users what your video is all about.
YouTube currently offers a selection of thumbnails from three intervals – at the 1/4th mark, at 1/2 mark, and at the 3/4th mark. Choose the one that best illustrates what your video is about.
YouTube thumbnails help you attract new users to your channel and if you are not designing catchy thumbnails, you are missing out a lot.
The idle size for YouTube Thumbnails are: 1280 x 720 pixels
you can use a tool like:
5. Create a plan (and script) for your videos.
The first step in getting started on your YouTube journey is to plan what your channel is going to be all about.
Then you need to plan the structure of the videos.
Decide what it is that you love creating and focus on developing related skills. Do not mimic trending YouTube channels. Doing what you love is more important for success on YouTube (and in life).
Videos tend to perform better if you write a script because scripts help you in organizing your videos efficiently and keeping you on track. By sticking to a script, you’ll be able to stay on track without veering off to an unrelated topic. This script will also ensure a perfect flow of events resulting in a well-focused video.
Include as many details as possible into your video script:
- The exact words you are going to say.
- The actions you will be taking in the video.
- The main points you need to stress.
- Any necessary calls to action (click on this link, subscribe to my channel, etc.)
6. Produce highly engaging content (obviously).
It should go without saying, but you need to create content that is engaging, informative, and entertaining. Make sure it stays that way for the entire duration of the video. Losing the hook in the middle will cost you a lot of viewers.
Content that works the best is content that is either entertaining or informative. The content that really works the best is content that is entertaining AND informative. This is pretty standard with any kind of content marketing, but in particular, videos that inform and entertain are usually the most successful.
Specifically, you should be uploading a combination of burst and evergreen videos. Burst videos will be all the rage for a limited time, getting you instant hits, but will fade away as time passes by.
7.Publish Longer videos (10+ minutes)
lthough YouTube is home to many detailed, in-depth reviews and other such lengthy content, the high converting videos are the ones which are now more than 10+ minutes.
Earlier, shorter videos used to perform well but now as YouTube has gained the momentum, longer videos tend to rank higher.
Comscore reported in January 2014 that the average length of most YouTube videos was around 4.4 minutes. For content creators who are getting started, this is the golden number.
Follow this number until a following is built.
Once you have a good following, you can experiment with video length and see what your audience’s reaction is.
Keep it simple, informative, entertaining, and more than 10+ minutes.
This is no hard and fast rule, especially if your video could be done in <5 minutes, you could do that.
It is a tough challenge, but it’s worth your efforts.
8. Use A YouTube Intro & Outro.
Your YouTube intro and outro not only helps in branding, but it will also make your video more entertaining.
Having an intro and outro will serve your brand and offer your video a sense of professionalism. It’s like the opening theme song of a TV show.
Moreover, an attractive intro will ensure that your viewers stay glued to the rest of the video.
9.Consider giveaways and video challenges.
Who doesn’t love giveaways?
Offer your audience something in return for all of their engagement on your YouTube channel.
A free YouTube giveaway or video contest will reward your current followers, and will help lure in new followers.
You can give away anything you want:
- A new tech gadget.
- A branded t-shirt.
- A hosting subscription.
- A new car…!
Whatever it is, your audience will love the chance of getting something for free, and they will tell all of their friends about it (especially if the prize is really good). This is not only free promotion, it’s free viral promotion.
For a really big giveaway, many YouTube hosts require users to follow all of their social media profiles to enter into the contest. I recommend this approach.
It’s best if the thing you’re giving away is related to your niche, but even if it’s not, your audience will still love getting something for free.