How to get more views on your YouTube Vlog?

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Audience…

You uploaded that Vlog of yours which you thought is too good and will grow your audience in an exponential way but as usual, it was viewed only by your fixed circle, hence you were dejected.

Let me tell you where you failed. You don’t know about ‘Marketing’.

Even the finest of products manufactured by companies requires millions of dollars for marketing but still, companies are happy to spend that money, because they know that for branding their products they must spill some of their income.

But you don’t have to spend money on your vlog to reach out people, thanks to social media. Below are the steps you should follow to get more views on your vlog:

• Be active on social media regularly

Did you know that the way your posts used to reach your friends or followers has changed drastically? Because nowadays, in social media your posts appear on the wall of people who interact with each other regularly (ex: if your posts are liked, viewed or commented by certain friends your future posts will only reach those people on top of their wall).

So don’t blame social media for not giving views you deserve just by posting only your vlogs. Interact with your friends and followers on the comment section of their posts and keep uploading your content other than your vlog.

When you do upload your vlog on YouTube, share that video link on all of your social media and request your friends to share your post.

• Facebook groups

FB groups are a great way to connect with people other than your friends. Search for groups on vlogging and join them immediately.

Remember! Don’t just post your vlog links on the group, interact with the people on the group. Give them feedback on their vlog and ask them to return the favour. That’s how you can grow together.

• Facebook pages

Some FB pages like ours, post your vlog links for no cost at all, why do we do it? It will, in turn, help us to grow our audience. So DM your links to FB pages, that gives a lot of exposure for your channel. Will let you know soon about other FB pages who do the same.

• #hashtags

You should never expect your views to grow unless you are using hashtags for your youtube video and also for your posts on social media. Hashtags help people who are searching with certain keywords to reach your vlog and channel.

Examples: suppose you are vlogging about food don’t forget to add these hashtags

#food #foodvlog #recipes #vlog #trending etc

These are just little examples, you can use any hashtag you want until it is related to the content of your vlog, a minimum of five hashtags is a must.

• Don’t ignore the comments on your YouTube

Reply to all of the comments on your YouTube video, this builds trust in your content.

• Ask your audience to subscribe to your channel and like your video

It’s a very basic tip but has a powerful impact. At the end of your video ask them to subscribe your channel and like your video. Your audience may have come to just see your one vlog but tell them you have a lot in store for the future and make them hit that subscribe button.

That’s how you get more views and build your audience. Have patience and be dedicated, success will be yours.

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Common Vlogging mistakes and how to avoid them?

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Mistakes..

If you are a Vlogger you have done these mistakes and if you are new to Vlogging you should avoid them because great minds will learn from others mistakes rather than their own.

Do you remember clicking on a vlog on YouTube just to browse the next video after five seconds? Yeah, exactly that’s how your vlog shouldn’t be.

Hooking audience to your vlog demands content and execution so here are some mistakes vloggers often commit

Boring introduction.. (Never ignore the power of ‘first impression‘)

The introduction is all about assuring your audience that you have great content ahead to look forward to, that’s as important as saying “Hey!! Welcome, you are going to enjoy the ten or so minutes of your time here” so get the introduction done right as follows:

  • Keep it short
  • Keep it entertaining
  • Put the best content of your vlog in short clips of 3 to 5 seconds ( don’t reveal everything)
  • Make sure it’s well within a minute
  • Put some music 🎶
  • Put the best clips in the front, middle and end of your introduction

An example for good introduction is:

Introduction…

That’s it, now the audience has a taste of what lies ahead they won’t leave you until you tell them what it is.

Always shaking (Avoid shaking videos as much as possible)

We understand that camera you are shooting your vlog with may get a bit unstable and hence the video shaky but too much isn’t going to convey anything but rather disturb the audience attention. Although a bit of shaking is considered natural too much is always too much.

Zero expression (Show them that you have ample energy in store)

Did you know that filmmakers concentrate more on the actors’ reaction than the concept to be conveyed itself? because it’s a known fact that displaying emotions is as contagious as yawning. So keep your energy high and make them feel it. Although it’s subject to the topic you are vlogging about but any emotion displayed must mimic the same reaction from your audience. Look at the above video and observe how she carries her energy according to the situation. Just don’t be a robot, chill and become expressive.

Don’t insert too much of your daily chores (unless you are a celebrity)

Some vloggers for good reason insert their daily life activities in their vlog and talk about it, it builds trust with your audience, but if you insert too much it becomes boring. Like, come on! We all go through the same things daily (except some occasions) so we don’t want to see the same thing.

Stretching unnecessary (Edit your Vlog without mercy)

You thought every video you shot is too good to be cut off unnecessary part of it? Well, sorry my friend, you got it all wrong!! A video no matter how lengthy or short generally has unnecessary content in it, so it’s your job to make sure you remove those extra media from your vlog.

  • Never take editing for granted because it can make or break your vlog.
  • If the content goes too far off from the theme you are presenting then cut that part-out
  • Use graphical representation whenever required
  • If you think you suck at editing don’t worry, just hire an editor

That’s the common mistakes vloggers go through that we know of… If you know more, please comment it and help others.