Since its introduction to the world of internet in 2005, YouTube has amazed a huge number of followers all over the world who have used the site for uploading a variety of videos. It is such a global phenomenon that it may be easier to find someone who hasn't heard of Santa Claus than someone who has not visited YouTube.
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Visiting YouTube brings us to worlds seen in the eyes of its users. It is a virtual, visual forum where opinions and perspectives are on display. And this is the fun part! Agree or disagree, like or dislike, YouTube has featured videos that have revolutionized the world and the way we see it. But when does a video revolutionize and when does it tank? More specifically how does one increase YouTube views?
Tip Number 1 On How To Get YouTube Traffic
From the point of view of an admitted YouTube “junkie”, my first advice would be to use basic, descriptive keywords that pertain directly to the purpose of the user. As a guitar player, I use YouTube to improve my techniques and learn new pieces. The most effective key words are obviously “How To Play ...” followed by the title of the song then the confirmation of the medium...”on guitar”. There are some videos that start with “My version of...” which will not be on top of the list of immediate keywords that come to mind.
Tip Number 2 On How To Get YouTube Traffic
Second advice to increase YouTube views would be to develop a well-structured video that contains all the important details. Again, going back to guitar instructional videos, the best ones are structured with first, the teacher playing the song in its entirety complete with accurately captioned tablature and chords. Then the teacher breaks down the song per section, plays each part at different tempos while accompanying the captioned tablature usually found at the bottom of the screen.
If the video is well-conceptualized and structured, the language itself may not matter. One of the best guitar instruction video sites is “Aula de Violao” by CifraClub. I have learned more songs on guitar from their site compared to others. And the instruction is in Portuguese!
Final Tip On How To Get YouTube Traffic
And finally, my third advice on how to increase views on YouTube is to offer the viewer access to your services by including links to your site that houses a wider menu of selections to choose from. This is an effective tool for developing a very loyal base of subscribers or users who will always anticipate the next video you will post. Again, going back to my need to be the next player in “Guitar Hero”, one of the best examples are the videos posted by LickByNeck.com.
The instructional videos are accurate but short enough to leave you wanting more. The site includes a link to their website which offers an entire library of music enough to make a guitar enthusiast salivate like Pavlov's dog.
As a frequent user of YouTube, I believe these three tips are basic yet effective ways in generating more views and patronage for anyone's videos. You will also be able to generate more YouTube traffic. Use these tips for success with generating more YouTube traffic.