Should I Pay For YouTube Views? | FAQ #2

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This question comes from FAQ Tube community member Chris who is also known as DoctorDharok over on his YouTube channel where he’s doing some great stuff with Minecraft.

What are some video distribution methods outside of YouTube for directing traffic to your channel and strategies for using them? For example, (Website name removed) is a service for promoting Youtube content. Is it any good?

I can’t comment directly on the company Chris mentioned as I have no experience of them personally but my answer remains the same. You should never pay for YouTube views and today I’ll tell you why. Continue reading…

How to optimize a YouTube Thumbnail

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“A picture is worth a thousand words” goes the popular saying.

Which is useful because you don’t get anywhere near a thousand words to try and convince someone to watch your YouTube video.

Along with Tags and Titles, YouTube Thumbnails are one of the cornerstones of a successful channel.

That being said the YouTube Creator Playbook only dedicates a few column inches on the subject of thumbnails and so I’m going to expand on their advice and give a few extra tips that I use to make sure that my videos get watched.


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Achieve better views & SEO with YouTube Video Descriptions

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A good description can do many things. Take you to a world you’ve never been. Let you see things that don’t exist. Tantalise. Tease. And Titillate. It can also get you more views on YouTube and that’s what I’m going to help you with today. Like any aspect of your YouTube channel, video descriptions have […]

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How to write YouTube titles that increase views

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YouTube optimization can definitely be considered both an art and a science. Nowhere is that more obvious than with you YouTube titles. In my previous article I showed you the fundamentals of piecing together the perfect YouTube Video title (the science) and now it’s time for the art. This is the part where you put on […]

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How To Write The Perfect YouTube Video Title

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Titles are one of the cornerstones of a successful YouTube channel. They are advertisements for your video and channel, and also have enormous SEO value. A good video title can be a hook, a promise or a tease and in this article, I’ll show you the fundamentals of creating YouTube titles to outrank and outshine […]

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How to view private YouTube tags with vidIQ Vision

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Tags are one of the foundations of a successful YouTube channel and getting these right can be the difference between avideo being surfaced, watched and shared or fading into the background. In this article I’ll tell you about a free tool that will help you create YouTube tags like the pros and outline how to […]

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What happened to the YouTube video response feature? | FAQ #1

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This question comes from FAQ Tube community member Lisa (check out her YouTube channel here)  I recently watched an older video on YouTube and the call to action was to create and post a “video response” but when I scrolled down below the video I couldn’t see the option to leave one or see any […]

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Increase your YouTube views by creating trend friendly content

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If you have the ability (and luck) to start a viral trend then congratulations, it’s not easy. Being a trendsetter is hard. Luckily it’s not essential for success on YouTube and I’d argue that consistently making content that follows trends is a more effective strategy than trying to start one. In my previous post I […]

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