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Is it a good idea to hide how many YT subscribers I have?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by samiejg, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. samiejg

    samiejg Senior Member

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    I just mean.. say people watch a video of mine, would it make them less likely to subscribe if I only had like 1000 subs?

    I'm wondering if I removed how many subs I have if it would make it look like I was bigger and if more people would subscribe.
     
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    psychowarrior Registered Member

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    When starting out it really helps to hide subs then people kinda don't hesitate to hit that RED button. When you grow big i.e 100k+ subs then surely flash that!
     
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    sviedinys Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I dont think so, they actually could think that you have zero subs this way, if they like the content, they will subscribe for sure.
     
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  4. Noah Hawryshko

    Noah Hawryshko Senior Member

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    Agreed. It's the same thing in my experience with IG. If you have 0 followers to start out, you'll get horrible follow back rates. However, once you get 1k+, even on spam accounts, your follow back rate will be much higher.
     
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  5. cevman1

    cevman1 Regular Member

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    When I see someone with a hidden sub count, it feels like they are hiding something. People that hide them most likely have low-numbers, that's easy to assume, so may as well show em.
     
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    Noah Hawryshko Senior Member

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    But the thing about hiding your sub count is that the average person won't notice it. Many people will simply forget or not care that the amount of subscribers a user has aren't viewable.
     
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    cevman1 Regular Member

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    Yeah I suppose, definitely something to do some split testing with over a course of a few months to find out which one they gain/lose more from.
     
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    Noah Hawryshko Senior Member

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    To add to that, also split test multiple accounts at different amounts of subs to figure out when it starts becoming beneficial to show sub count.
     
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  9. samiejg

    samiejg Senior Member

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    So do you think 1000 subs is probably way to small?
     
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    samiejg Senior Member

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    Thanks for the details guys. I will try that out and compare between the two :)
     
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    psychowarrior Registered Member

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    Yes sir it is.
     
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    kaktus Newbie

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    It's bad idea, make it visible.
     
  13. samiejg

    samiejg Senior Member

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    Yep, doesn't seem like a good idea. I normally get around 3-4 subscribers per day. But after hiding them, I never got any subscribers for 3 whole days. Infact, I actually lost 2 subscribers during this time.

    Just a warning for you guys or anyone that looks up this thread :)