How to Increase Your Views on YouTube

YouTube is among the most popular social networks for users to watch and upload videos. With so many videos being uploaded each day, it can seem impossible to get attention for your video on YouTube. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to gain traction and climb the ranks of this video search engine. 

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How can you increase your video views on YouTube?

To get more views on your YouTube videos, you’ll want to practice your SEO skills. Focus on adding important keywords to your video titles, writing detailed descriptions, and adding all the relevant tags you’ll need. Creating videos with the intention of getting clicks means creating an eye-catching thumbnail and learning from the pros. 

  1. Keyword Focused Titles
  2. Write Long Descriptions
  3. Add Relevant Tags
  4. Create Eye-Catching Thumbnails
  5. Learn From Competitors

1) Use Keyword Focused Titles

When you’re creating a title that will catch the audience’s attention, remember to use your main keyword. If someone is searching for “easy dinner recipes” and come across your video titled “Easy Dinner Recipes Done in 30 Minutes or Less”, it’s likely they’ll click your video.

2) Write Long Descriptions

Adding detailed descriptions to your videos gives you more keywords to help your audience find them. It’s good to have tons of relevant information you can add to the description to answer any questions that viewers might already have from watching your video. 

3) Add Relevant Tags

Your video’s tags should consist of your target keyword and other variations of that keyphrase. Tags are a great way to add relevant search terms that users might be looking for on YouTube. 

Pro Tip: Using tags for your video helps the YouTube algorithm to understand what the core of your video content is.

4) Create Eye-Catching Thumbnails

The first thing that viewers will notice about your video is the thumbnail. Make sure your thumbnails draw attention by creating a high-quality visual that corresponds to the title of your video.

5) Learn From Competitors

You can learn a lot by searching popular videos with lots of views that cater to your target audience. By relating to competitors, you can promote your video by appearing in the viewers’ suggested videos. 

Increasing YouTube Video Views with SEO

With a lot of hard work and dedication, you can increase your YouTube views on your own. Be sure to share your videos on multiple platforms and keep a consistent posting schedule for the best results. 

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Alanah Beebee

Alanah Beebee is a Web Content Writer at ITVibes, Inc. She received her B.A. in Mass Communication from Sam Houston State University with an emphasis in film. Alanah found her love for writing throughout her years in college writing essays and research papers, and outside of school while writing film scripts, short stories, and song lyrics. Outside of writing, she enjoys playing guitar, filming and editing YouTube videos, and making polymer clay sculptures.