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It's Been Over 1 year 352 videos later NO GROWTH AT ALL

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by Catm6, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. Catm6

    Catm6 Junior Member

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    Hi guys. I am beyond baffled at what is going on with our channel. I am reaching out here again because it seems no one is willing to help. I have reached out to so many people and the only reply I get (if they reply at all) is "we got lucky" . We are in the toy niche. Our daughter is the host and is so good at it that despite channel size (only 12k) hasbro and other toy companies are sending stuff saying "the quality of your videos and editing is so much better than the rest" rest being in the toy niche. Thumbnails are on point, SEO is good, I've tried every technique I can think of including copying other video SEO and tweaking it. NOTHING WORKS. Meanwhile a channel that started 6 months ago already has 800k subs. Of two channels that started at the same time with us, one has 2 million subs now and the other 1 million. So WHAT ARE WE DOING WRONG!? I am out of ideas! I offer anyone who can seriously help a partnership in our channel! The content is there, the talent is there.....but we can't get seen!

    We started in Feb 2015. We are getting the same number of daily subs we did then. We have 352 videos now, then we had 30 lol. We get 20-30 subs daily average still. Income is the same as it was this time last year (actually a bit lower) with half the videos. Hasn't moved. I have tried youtube advertising at 30$ per day. USELESS. I have tried everything I can think of. It's a joke! We have invested so much time and effort into this not to mention money! We have nothing left. If it would make $100 a day I would be happy. IT'S NOT EVEN CLOSE! How?

    Is there anyone out there who would be willing to help us? Anyone please??
     
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    Have you tried posts from high social media accounts? What about articles on heavily trafficked websites? That other channel could have artificial subs, I mean you yourself could order 50k subs right now. Have you bought any media coverage? Perhaps getting your channel an ad spot on a site with heavy traffic that sells halloween costumes or something that has traffic that's for children will increase your subs. Have you tried forum posting?
     
  3. tasburrfoot

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    plaster videos on social media, buy(or build) back links that point to specific videos you think are really good and want to rank. AFAIK ranking YouTube videos is majorly the same as ranking any other site.
     
  4. Moabaer

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    If your videos are as good as you say, post on Reddit in different subs that fit your videos. You will get tons of views and shares and definitely a good amount of subs.

    Other then that posting in fb groups should also work. You could also contact fitting fb pages and try and get them to post your video
     
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  5. Catm6

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    Thanks fitness replying. I have tried posting on Reddit many times with no positive result. We have fb instagram and everything which we post to religiously. Our tweets sometimes get 300+ retweets. I have tried posting comments on related articles. Media coverage? I can't afford much now. We are down to our last pennies. 50k subs is so expensive! How can we just get that and why would that even help? And 800k subs? Who can afford to buy so many fake subs?
     
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    I believe I explained the concept to another member. Fake subs = more numbers = channel looks ore legitimate = larger percentage of channel viewers become subscribers.
     
  7. Catm6

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    funny thing is not one of the big channels do these things. I asked one person. She said "I don't know". I said what category do you release in? She said "I don't know I don't go that deep into it". Lol. What!! Yet she has 800k subs???

    I know someone knows the real deal. All the stuff you guys said I have tried. We have more twitter followers (real ones) than the big toy channels! I've been doing this for a year. The problem is nothing seems to have an effect on growth. Have I ever bought views? Yes. Very little since I can't afford much. I can't afford to drop 1k for a million views on each video. Wish I could. Is that the only way?
     
  8. Catm6

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    At what point does it matter to YouTube though. When we get suggested by YouTube views jump like crazy. It happened one time. Our whole channel looked like it woke up. It lasted two days. Every video jumped like crazy during it. Then it stopped.
     
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    Anybody with 800k subs is not going to tell you anything. No, what you're doing is right albeit with a little bit more towards advertising and you'd be right where you want to be. Artificially inflating your sub count is one of the better tricks in my opinion. It's psychological marketing.
     
  10. Catm6

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    Where do you get that at an affordable price? We had a very nice man offer to help by the way of providing discounted views at a very very good price but his service stopped working and he can't deliver views. He's been trying to get it up but it's been 2 months already and nothing. He was nice to offer us help. Just our luck :(
     
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    Why dont you use a tool like in my sig to reach out to people for vid reviews, or drive traffic... run give aways in the vids etc. If your vids are good, sounds like its really a traffic problem. Think of ways to drive traffic to the video.
     
  12. tasburrfoot

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    Black Friday coming up, you should create a toy drop ship site and review the toys got from "that site". Easy money for you I'm sure.

    As noted above, I'd go for buying subscribers not views. People are more likely to subscribe if you have a large subscription base.
     
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  13. Catm6

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    I'll check it out. Thank you.

    It's a traffic problem for sure. We can give away real life unicorns at this point and we will still only get 30-40 views per day on the video if we don't advertise it. Hell I just looked in realtime stats. Our last 20 videos got a combined 20 views in the last 48 hours. Ridiculous.
     
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    Hey man,
    Pm me a link to a video, I have some bigish Facebook pages that I can share it on. I'm kinda curious as to how sharing a video will work on them, so I won't charge you for it. If you have something that would appeal to young/new moms or moms with young kids it would do best.
     
  15. Catm6

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    Omg you would do that for us? Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm not sure if I'm allowed to pm out. Can you pm me and I can reply? Thank you. You are so kind!!!
     
  16. Catm6

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    I started a conversation with you. Hope that's the right way lol. Sorry don't know my way around the forum well.
     
  17. Danisahne

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    Hey there. I remember your first thread a couple months back right?

    So i got a 3 year old that watch those Kind of Videos and if i learned sometjing about the toy niche. And please trust me on this one.

    It has absolutely nothing to do with subs, social media, sharing, or even that much seo.

    I dont have enough time to explain it properly but you tried almost everything, you saw little to no results and thats because all you did in this niche was pretty much useless.

    A 2 3 4 yr old kid will not search for a toy Review.

    Give me 3 hours till Lunch break and i will explain more.
     
  18. tasburrfoot

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    You should write email copy with those cliffhanger skills..
     
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  19. Danisahne

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    Really? Then let me add that op already had the key in the lock but then he took an youtube algorithm to the knee. Wich still gives me 2 hours and 15 min till lunch break.

    But the cliffhanger tough :)
     
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    I am going to tell you what to do that nobody else will tell you to do, reason for it well it works.
    Blast a video with some views, likes and shares. You will rank higher and you will grow a lot more in the long run, you're going to spend money but make money.