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7 Ways to Get More YouTube Subscribers

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Whether you want to learn how to get your first 1000 subscribers on YouTube or add a million more subs to your already growing YouTube Channel, it's essential to have the right strategies to achieve your goal. 

As your go-to SEO company in Miami, we will share with you seven simple strategies you can use to get more subscribers, start monetizing your channel and grow your channel to success. 

Without further ado, let's get started. 

Here are 7 quick ways to increase your YouTube followers:

1. Focus Your Attention on Establishing a Loyal Following before Revenue

Before you start thinking about how famous and rich you can become on YouTube, you must build a following first.  

Nowadays, new YouTube creators are more concerned with what they can get from the channel rather than what they can provide to their audience.

This is why you should avoid measuring success using vanity metrics. 

Instead of focusing on how much you can earn from the platform, you should prioritize giving value to your target audience.

So, how exactly can you do that? 

You need to find out who your target audience is and identify their interests. 

This will allow you to create videos that cater to a specific niche. 

Once you know what type of content your target audience wants, it'll be easier to come up with videos they'll love!

We can guarantee that your channel will expand exponentially faster if you focus more on your viewers. And, before you know it, your subscribers have already doubled or maybe even tripled in number!

2. Create Short-Term Milestones instead of Instantly Going Big

YouTube silver play button

Never underestimate the power of taking baby steps.

Instead of pressuring yourself to get a thousand subscribers right away, why don't you set your heart out on getting your first 100 subs?

You probably feel like it's taking you forever to reach a thousand subscribers, but don't lose hope. You'll get there soon. 

Setting a timeline can help you achieve goals faster. This can motivate you to do your research more, make more video content, and find different ways to put your video in front of your target audience. 

To help you achieve your goals, here are some best practices you should follow:

  • Upload video content regularly
  • Create videos that give value (go back to tip #1)
  • Link your YouTube videos on social media
  • Share your videos with your friends (word of mouth can still do wonders)

Set a reasonable objective and keep track of your progress. This will help you identify which videos are performing well to make more of them.

3. Focus on High-Performing YouTube Content

Nothing beats experience when it comes to establishing and growing a YouTube channel. 

If you already have a few videos up and a couple of subscribers, then some of them probably have engaged with your videos, liked them, left comments and suggestions, and maybe even shared them on social media.

Based on this, you can identify what types of videos are garnering attention from your audience, what kinds of topics they're interested in, and many more. So, you should definitely consider experimenting to see what works and what doesn't with your audience. 

There's nothing wrong with experimenting at least 80% of the time when you're starting a YouTube channel.

However, as your channel expands, you will reach the point where you deliver your audience the content they want to watch 80% of the time.

The remaining 20% of your content can then be experimented with.

4. Make a Unique YouTube Channel Trailer

sample YouTube channel trailer
Photo from Kapwing

Making a YouTube intro or a channel trailer may not be on your priority list while building out your YouTube channel. Still, you should consider creating a channel trailer.

A channel trailer should capture your audience in a video of no more than 30 to 45 seconds.

Look at YouTube content creators that have previously used channel trailers to present themselves to an audience to get an idea of how your channel should look like.

You'll learn with channel trailers that you have a thousand excellent ideas, but you only need one for the video. However, there is an alternative to creating a dedicated channel trailer.

That alternative is to use the highest converting video on your channel. That video will make an excellent trailer because it's already shown to be effective with your target audience.

5. Immerse Yourself in YouTube SEO

It's time to start thinking about YouTube Search Engine Optimization (SEO). 

YouTube is the world's second-largest search engine. The content creators that succeed on the platform know how to make their videos visible to their target audience.

This means that you need to start conducting comprehensive keyword research on your topic to determine what people are looking for.

You may add keywords to video titles, descriptions, and tags if you like. You may also include keywords in the vocabulary of your video content since YouTube is monitoring and listening to anything you publish on the network.

Keep in mind that it's better to let YouTube know what your channel is about to better serve your videos to the correct search result. This way, you can put your channel ahead of other content creators. 

6. Be a Creative YouTube Creator

sample YouTube thumbnail

Do you want to be confident in getting 1,000 subscribers? Be a creative YouTube creator. You need to make an effort to do things you would not typically do.

80% of the time, you want to give content to your audience while also creating consistent thumbnails. But there's nothing wrong with branching out.

You'll never know whether a new or impending trend is worth your time until you try to do it. 

Whether it's tackling a new topic you usually wouldn't discuss on your channel or trying a crazy thumbnail that defies logic, it's worth a try, primarily if you know you'll be catering to a particular audience.

7. Engage Your YouTube Viewers

Not all viewers will watch your videos all the way through. Your audience retention will most likely be reduced, with consumers only watching 30 to 50 percent of your video.

It's unusual to have a retention rate of 100%. What you should prioritize above all else is increasing your percentage over time.

The more people who enjoy watching your videos, the more likely YouTube will promote your content to viewers.

Aside from that, you may engage your community's core members in three ways:

  1. Add polls and GIFs  to the Community Tab
  1. React and reply to video comments
  1. Interact with your viewers when you live stream

Some of your viewers will become more than just subscribers as you grow. They'll be your most passionate fans, and you should return the favor with equal zeal and excitement.

Ready to Grow Your YouTube Channel?

We hope this post has provided you with some insights for increasing your YouTube followers.

We'd want to hear from you right now! Which of today's strategies are you most excited to try? Or maybe you have a question about something you've read. Don't hesitate to ask!

In any case, let us know by posting in the comments section below.

At Digital Resource, we can help you supercharge your YouTube channel to reach your milestones.

Contact us today to learn how.

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