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Youtube questions, need help

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by RoyalCobra777, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. RoyalCobra777

    RoyalCobra777 Regular Member

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    I am owning a youtube channel in gaming niche and im struggling getting views. My goal is getting 1m views/month. Now the questions

    Where people promote gaming videos?
    Should i buy 5k views/ video?
    I heard there is a method to "steal" subscribers from bigger channels. Is that true?
    Should i join youtube skype groups for promotions?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. BreaknBrix

    BreaknBrix Power Member

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    I don't know shit about gaming. But I'll try to answer since I'm building a science channel.

    1) Internet. I found and registered on a bunch of active science forums including forums like reddit. But I waited about 3 months before promoting anything. I contributed great posts, made people get familiar with my name.... used lots of images to explain in detail and hype up what I was doing... then you become friends with the members. Then you share GREAT content. That's literally all you need to do. If you do new / cool shit in a entertaining way you won't need to buy views.

    When it's relevant and possible. Find relevant stickys. Social engineer them to get passive traffic forever. More importantly you need to do power posts. Posts that are so above the level of what people normally share that people bump the threads over and over again. And here's a tip. Register multiple accounts on the same forums. But don't use those accounts just to bump threads. Use them to help your threads go "viral". By again, sharing awesome & fun information. So you share a powerpost with awesome content, then make it seem like other people are getting excited about it and other people will get excited. Then you'll get waves of traffic coming into your videos.

    And NEVER share boring, sloppy, lazy content. Some videos have taken me almost half a year to complete. Not cause I was working that hard on them. But because I kept thinking of great ideas to add to my shit. It's a weird habit I have but after I "finish" a video I'll wait 1-2 weeks before I share it. This prevents me from rushing shit videos, promoting them then 1 week later I realize "that wasn't done as well or as smart as I could have".

    2) Never buy views for a whitehat / organic channel. For blackhat or spam accounts that's fine.

    3) I know of no method to blatantly "steal" subs. But you can certainly EARN them from your competitors. I'll give you an example. One of my competitors does videos where he focuses on 1 project, then always moves on to something completely different. He made a really cool video playing with something I'm not gonna name. The video was 95% entertainment... with him on video just playing with this shit. People loved the video. Except EVERYONE wanted to know HOW he got the thing he was playing with. I knew it wasn't something you can buy online. I knew you could only really get it through universities.... or you gotta be friends with a teacher. As smart as this kid was he didn't realize there was an easy, oldschool way to make this shit. So I made a video showing exactly how to do that. I posted a comment on his video. It got thumbed up to the top immediately (which I knew would happen). It was a win/win situation. My "competitor" liked and watched the video. So in the end people watched his video, liked it... went straight to my comment, liked it.... then came to my account. Till this day just from that 1 comment I still get subs from him. But I'm not "stealing" his subs. People who are already sub'd to him are simply sub'n to me.

    And that's all you gotta do. Once you get involved in your niche you'll see opportunities like this everywhere (cause you'll be watching your competitors videos). Except you don't wanna steal every dumb opportunity you see to get subs. I only do it when I know it'll add real value to my channel.

    4) I know people use skype to beg and pay for shotouts. Right now I don't GAF about skype. My focus is creating content that people genuinely like and share on their own. When I get bigger I'll likely start reaching out to other channels I already have on my radar. But right now in terms of ROI it wouldn't be worth it. I just don't have enough HQ videos yet.

    -BB
     
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  3. Floopa75

    Floopa75 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Youtube is all about high quality and consistency. You might blow up, but you probably won't feel good about your growth until a year or so after you've started uploading. You've got to be in it to win it, especially with gaming.

    Also, put "?sub_confirmation=1" at the end of your channel link and send it around. When you add that piece it will popup a subscriber button on your channel and people will probably just click subscribe.

    Best of luck.
     
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  5. RoyalCobra777

    RoyalCobra777 Regular Member

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    Thank u guys for ur answers, i've been a lazy fk, i guess thats why my channel didnt grow as i expected. By "stealing" subs i meant to find other people subscribers and MASS message them.