Ways to Get More YouTube Subscribers
In this post you’re going to learn how to get more YouTube subscribers in 2018.
- 1. Use “Power Playlists” – “Power Playlists” are like regular playlists… but better. Power Playlists are different. Instead of topics, Power Playlists are organized by outcomes.
- 2. Publish LONG Videos (10+ Minutes)- Yup, this goes against conventional wisdom. And we found something surprising. Longer videos rank better in YouTube
- 3. Promote Videos In Your End Screen – The more of your videos someone watches, the more likely they are to subscribe. The question is: How do you get people to watch 2, 5 or even 10 of your videos? Promote another video in your End Screen. Then, use YouTube’s End Screen editor to add a link to a related video:
- 4. Branding Watermark = Subscribe Button – This is the ultimate YouTube subscriber hack. This watermark lets viewers subscribe to your channel inside of your video. Unfortunately, most Branding Watermarks are completely ignored. Instead of a watermark that looked cool……I used one that looked like a normal YouTube subscribe button. And it worked! My new watermark generated 70% more subscribers than my old one.
- 5. Focus On Quality… Not Quantity – Instead of quantity, I decided to focus 100% on quality. And this “quality over quantity” approach worked like magic.Flash forward to today and my channel generates over 200k views per month from only 24 total videos: And because I pour my heart and soul into every video, 7k people subscribe to my channel every month.
- 6. Reply To EVERY Comment – This is one of the EASIEST ways to get more subscribers. In fact, YouTube’s internal data has found a clear correlation between replying to comments and subscribers.
- 7. Write a Compelling Channel Description – Your YouTube Channel Description is HUGE. Imagine that you’re considering subscribing to that channel. Is that description going to make someone lunge for the subscribe button?
- 8. Funnel People to “Subscriber Magnets” -This is working GREAT for me right now. Next, identify the video that brought you the most subs last month: And if you can get these video in front of more people, you’ll get more subscribers
- 9. Use an Awesome Channel Icon -Your Channel Icon shows up EVERYWHERE on YouTube. That’s why it’s really important to use the right one. So if you’re a personal brand, use a high-res headshot: If you’re a company channel, use a version of your logo designed for YouTube.
- 10. Create a Channel Tagline – Let’s face it: Most YouTube channels do NOTHING to stand out. In the early days of my channel I completely ignored my channel’s positioning. In fact, all you need to do is create a simple tagline. Here’s the 3-step process: First, identify ONE thing that makes your channel unique or different. Second, put that tagline in big font on your Channel Art. Finally, say your tagline in your Channel Trailer.
- 11. Heart Awesome Comments – Heart Awesome Comments – A while back YouTube launched “Creator Hearts”. Creator Hearts make it easy to highlight awesome comments from your community: Heart notifications get 300% more clicks than average.
- 12. Make a Killer Channel Trailer – – Here are 3 tactics for making a channel trailer that converts: Kick things off with your tagline Start your trailer off with your channel’s tagline. Stick to 60 seconds (or less)
- 13. Create Videos That CRUSH Watch Time – Yup, Watch Time is a massively important YouTube ranking factor. And not just for YouTube SEO. Videos with high Watch Time numbers get promoted more often on the YouTube homepage:
- 14. Embed YouTube Videos In Blog Posts – Your blog is a HUGE untapped source of views and subscribers. Why? Well, if someone’s reading your text content, they clearly like your stuff. Which means they’re primed to subscribe. That’s why I embed lots of videos in my blog posts. Sometimes the video makes up an entire step or tip:
- 15. End Videos With a Strong CTA – End Videos With a Strong CTAWhen someone get to the end of your video, they think:“What’s next?” And unless you give them something to do, they’re going to click over to another video from another channel. So tell them to subscribe to your channel. And don’t be afraid to tell people exactly what to do.
- 16. Promote Your Channel In Ebooks, Webinars, Presentations and Lead Magnets – Promote Your Channel In Ebooks, Webinars, Presentations and Lead Magnets. The next time you create ANY piece of content, ask yourself: by Brian Dean | Backlinko