Recently I had the idea to delete my YouTube channel and replace it, naming the channel like a short ad headline related to my niche. That's all I'll say about that part because I don't want to give away exactly what market I'm in, but it's not that hot of a market and it's fairly small. Anyways, my reasoning was that if I commented on enough YT videos that got a steady amount of views, that I could just comment naturally on each video and since my name would appear there, it would act as an ad and encourage people to click on my channel (even though my comment wasn't related at all). Well, I've commented on a couple dozen videos and according to those video's stats, my comments must have been seen by several thousand people by now. I know that's not a very large number, but as far as I can tell not one person has visited my channel. Before I did this, my theory was that it would be basically like radio advertising. Yeah, only a small portion of those people will be interested, but a few out of those who are would eventually click through to my channel, right? That was what I thought anyway. So right now I'm discouraged and puzzled. I'm wondering if there's any way to generate traffic to one's channel simply by leaving comments on high traffic videos. Maybe I just need to narrow it down to the videos I believe appeal to the niche I'm targeting. The problem is that those tend to be filled with spam and I get lost in the shuffle. But another thing I realized is that when I named my channel, it was several words in the form of a question-I didn't include any call to action to actually click on my channel name. Now I think I know how I can do that and keep my channel name short enough not to appear spammy. But, I don't want to do that if it's not going to make a difference. Does anyone know if this kind of thing can work? I don't want to spend days and weeks getting hundreds of thousands of views to my comments when they'll have no effect whatsoever. At the same time I don't want to leave spam either; I don't want to risk my channel.