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Engagement Tips, Hacks?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by foxkoneko, May 22, 2017.

  1. foxkoneko

    foxkoneko Regular Member

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    Anyone got any Engagement hacks to share for youtube to get people to comment, or like more often?

    I already am getting views but feels like getting people to comment is like pulling teeth o_O
    Dont think couple of comments per thousand views is alot......:eek:
     
  2. airex

    airex Newbie

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    Ask them a question in the video to answer in the comments. "what is your favorite.......answer down below"
     
  3. LosPollos

    LosPollos Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    " if you made it this far into the video put a "_(whatever you say) emoji in the comments down below. Just to see who watches"
     
  4. foxkoneko

    foxkoneko Regular Member

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    I do this for all my vidoe but it seems most ignored.
    Do you ask in a specific way?
     
  5. airex

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    I don't do it myself I just notice a lot of people consistently doing it.
     
  6. Obsurdity

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    Yup, so ask your viewers LOTS of questions throughout.

    (1) I've noticed better engagement after mentioning, towards the start of my videos, "I'm always trying to improve my videos so if you have any suggestions on changes to the content, structure, or design please let me know because I'm all ears". The more authentic you are the better.

    (2) I'm about to test this with a new video I'm going to be releasing soon: ask a questions and offer some reward for the best comment on that specific question after a given period of time (let's say 2 months). This is pretty specific to my video as it is about Youtube seo and I'll be giving away 2 hours of my time to do in-depth KW research to the person who answers my question the best.

    (3) Visual Call Outs. You don't always have to verbally tell your audience to like or comment but instead, direct them to using cool visuals in your video.

    My Best Hack (4) - Respond to every single comment on your videos and end off with asking them a question. This has proven a great way to create viral comment threads that not only increases the comments on your video but also seems to get other people to read through the thread (since they want to see all the responses); increasing their chances of also jumping into the conversation.

    Oh and Lastly! (5) You can just comment on your own videos with a question to your audience and pin that to the top so everyone see's it who is looking through the comment section.

    I hope this give you some ideas mate, Cheers!
     
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    socialmediapro Jr. VIP Jr. VIP UnGagged Attendee

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    Some time you have to ask subscribers to comment and like. Happens with me very time I do watch a lot of videos and skip to next but when I see the creator asking for them I give if the video is worthy.
     
  8. foxkoneko

    foxkoneko Regular Member

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    cool thanks for the info! I'll try some of this out to see what happens
     
  9. serpentofthelight

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    Talk about a trending topic or specific theme that might create an argument or some kind of debate between watchers.