SEO help for YouTube channel

Kenny F'ing Powers

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Anyone have suggestions for getting a YouTube channel pushed by the algorithm?
A lot of weight is carried in their activity metrics (how long were people watching, how engaged were they, etc). So, its not just clicks, but making engaging content.

I'd also treat your YouTube channel like a website. Organize your channel (playlists), and make sure the metadata and descriptions are (A) accurate, (B) targeting high traffic keywords, and (C) targeting the lower traffic keywords that are also relevant to your video topic. If keywords and descriptions aren't accurate, theres a good chance you'll be dinged for high traffic/low activity. If you only target high traffic keywords, you'll lose out to the people doing it at a higher traffic level than you. The goal should be to slowly increase your video viewers with people finding you through the low traffic keywords, staying engaged, and then boosting you high enough to start competing with the big dogs.

Also, get a hot chick with a lot of cleavage for your video image grab. I heard RBYB mom is available.
 

Yaz4Ever

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Other than the hot chick, we've done most everything you've stated ... gone back and made a couple of better thumbnails and sticking with that template for future episodes. We'd prefer fewer viewers who were more engaged, but for now we're just trying to get as many eyeballs on it as possible, hoping to find those people.
 

SumnerH

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Other than the hot chick, we've done most everything you've stated ... gone back and made a couple of better thumbnails and sticking with that template for future episodes. We'd prefer fewer viewers who were more engaged, but for now we're just trying to get as many eyeballs on it as possible, hoping to find those people.
Engagement is huge, it's why the top creators are always exhorting people to like, comment, and subscribe.

Clickbait video titles work.

How often you put out videos and what time of day you put them out matters, but varies by topic.
 

Yaz4Ever

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We go out with a short on Monday, full length on Wednesday, and a short on Friday ... we had 11am EST for publish time, but started playing with 8am to see if it changed anything ... thus far, it hasn't.
 

santadevil

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I've actually never commented on a video before
Which is weird, as I watch a lot of YouTube. Don't care about the comments, rarely read them