Creating a video playlist, designing attention-grabbing thumbnails, and responding to viewers’ comments will help you get more YouTube views.
Would you like more views on your YouTube channel? Sure. There’s a pulse in your body, and you have a video to share! Of course you do.
It ranks second among the world’s most visited websites. A full third of all internet users use it every month – that’s more than two billion people. Over 74% of Americans watch videos there. We could continue, but you can read the latest YouTube stats at your leisure.
Here we are going to outline just a few of the simple tactics that can help you drive more Free YouTube views for your brand. We are also going to highlight some of the more advanced techniques that professionals use to drive traffic to YouTube.
You can check out our cool video to see how our YouTube channel (which we started from scratch) is doing here:
Here’s a guide to help you create your YouTube channel if you’re starting from scratch as well.
Those views are ready to roll now!
How many views does YouTube count?
If a viewer watches a video for at least 30 seconds after starting it on their device, then that counts as a view. This is straightforward!
You will receive credit for views if you play your own video.
Each viewing of your video counts as a new view if the viewer watches it more than once. Youtube will detect attempts to game the system by refreshing over and over again.
Youtube videos embeded on Facebook and videos shared on Youtube will also count.
YouTube counts live views as well.
If you don’t see your activity reflected right away, check back later.
Views on YouTube don’t count for what?
Plays that may look as if they were automated will be ignored by YouTube’s algorithm. All it wants to know is how many times a real person intentionally watched your video.
In other words, views that occur as a result of a single user or bot refreshing a video repeatedly or a website auto-playing a video cannot be counted towards your total number of views.
Here are ways to increase your YouTube views
YouTube is viewed every day by more than one billion people in the world. Here are some tips for standing out in the crowd and catching people’s attention.
The first step. Be sure you understand the basics of YouTube
Walking precedes running. Ensure that you have covered all the basics. Learn more about our advanced YouTube tips after you read our beginner tips.
Among your YouTube housekeeping responsibilities are:
An identity that is consistent (like Rupaul’s Drag Race’s above, your channel’s icon on YouTube, etc.).
Unless you’re a breakout YouTube star like Joana Ceddia, you need an About section that’s complete and informative.
Provide your brand partners and potential customers with your current contact information (in case they need to reach you).