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Grow your YouTube channel fast with these 5 methods

Updated on June 25, 2016

Google+

Although a recent enough form of social media site, it has already show somewhat rapid growth within the time it has been in use, and as a result of that a plethora of media groups have cropped up, groups that allow you to post links to your latest videos, ask for feedback and maybe even gain a few subscribers.

There are around 40 or so very active groups on Google+ in which to share your latest videos and as long as you don't spam your links to the same group page you will find it a rather handy extra tool in order to be able to grow not only your total views count but your subscribers count also.

Twitter

Twitter is another great place to begin advertising your video links and with proper use of hashtags and retweet pages you can find that your videos could reach hundreds if not thousands of people rather quickly.

As twitter is more of an on the sot form of social media site and doesn't have groups so to speak it would be best to follow other like minded people and to post regularly, comment and interact with your followers to build a relationship with them, as it will help you in the long run and may actually lead to more views being diverted to your videos and ultimately more subscribers

Facebook

Facebook is another great site it is arguably the biggest social media platform on the planet and as it has been around for as long as it has, has had the time for many youtube based groups to dig in their roots and grow, these sites typically tend to be sub4sub groups unfortunately.

That being said however doesnt mean that you have to go along with sub4sub, they are groups for advertising your work and as long as you can ignore people begging you for subscribers then you can find that videos that you release will earn a steady increase in views.

Also it would be a good idea for you to give your video links to your friends and family and ask them to share it on their own pages and to ask the same of their friends etc, this method of rapid and free advertising is a sure fire way to bag yourself a decent stream of views, which will undoubtedly increase retention time for your videos and help the natural growth of your channel

Blogging

Blogging is easy to do and can take about an hour or so to create a decent post, there are plenty of sites out there, HubPages, writedge and wordpress being but a few to name that allow you to create your blog, discuss topics of your choice and then attach and embed your own YouTube channel videos onto each post.

All it takes is patience, patience and yep you guessed it more patience, you will also need to advertise your blog as you cannot just expect people to find your work automatically although some people will.

Using the above mentioned ways can also be a great way to advertise your blog.

On another note on your blog you can set a notification tab up to allow viewers to input their emails for notifications upon update to your blog etc, it is a valuable tool to make use of to further advertise your blog and your videos etc.

Friends and Family

As stated in the Facebook section of this post it can and always is advantageous to ask for the help of your friends and family to aid in spreading the word about your YouTube videos on their own social media accounts.

This method can speed up how many views your video will gain and can encourage further sharing and debate on your video, which will increase it's overall score in YouTube making it more likely that the video will be viewed altogether.

What you should not do

Whilst it may seem like an attractive thing to contemplate doing, the last thing you want to do is to make use of sub4sub, like4like, view4view or comment4comment, they will not give an accurate representation of your actual audience, and what most new YouTubers don't seem to realise is that the overall subscriber count is not what matters.

What matters for your videos to gain more views, are the likes to dislike ration, the viewers retention rate and of course the discussion taking place on your video, after all a video with a lot of comments and a high retention time will be more likely to succeed than one without.

I would highly advise steering well and truly clear of any website that offers the option of gaining free subscribers, views, likes or comments, they are not worth the time or money.

Not to mention the more important facet of it all being that you run the risk of losing your YouTube channel and whatever money you made alongside it etc.

So just don't do it, stick with the above mentioned 5 steps to advertise your YouTube channel and you will find that you grow quicker than you think.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and I wish you the best of luck out there

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      Cindy 22 months ago from Planet Earth

      Wow. YouTube is all about making money now. Times sure have changed.

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