Grow Your YouTube Gaming Channel With Video Responses
YouTube video responses, whether positive or negative? There is one key phrase that is massively vital that you YouTube & Google, I'll arrive at it later, however, if we understand this word, I know that you will agree with me, video responses are a fantastic thing, for both parties.
I can remember when I first began on YouTube, and I read somewhere (I can't remember where, sorry!) that developing a video accepted as a relevant video response helped both channels in various ways.gaming channel funny commentary comedy
The most obvious way, is always that providing the response is accepted, the responding video will likely be displayed underneath the existing video, and some viewers may select it and check out. Since the latest redesign of YouTube, I need to say that this particular aspect has probably diminished in usefulness, as video responses are shown quite far further down, below top rated comments.
It is primarily the particular factor though which includes led to a lot (if not most) people refusing to just accept video responses, driving a car being that instead of further searching through that person's content, they shall be leaving to go watch another channel.
This is a very understandable concern, however think it is over-anticipated. Here's generate an income see it breaking down on my channel.
Most of my subscribers understand that I publish a large amount of content, and there is a level of variety in that content, with commentaries either being game related, or completely 'off-topic' and could be discussing gaming news or news generally, with a few atheist/religion themed commentaries because it's a particular hobby-horse of mine.
They watch my content for the reason, odd as it can certainly seem, there's something there they like, and when they are inside the mood for my content, they will come and watch it. When they've had enough, say after three minutes, they'll want to go and watch another thing. In particular, if a video of mine has expressed opinion about something, they may well want to go and view something else related to that. When there is a video response to that video, it is really an all-round good thing for them to go and hear someone else's opinion, even though it disagrees with mine.
Now, when they go watch someone else's opinion, they may revisit comment on my video.
Better yet though, the person who gets the posted video response, a few of their viewers may come to see my content too! Their video will probably be showing as a a reaction to my video; this is really important.
The key word I discussed? Engagement. YouTube LOVES us if we engage with our communities. The greater engagement we have, greater YouTube thinks we should be wonderful, and pushes us up search engine rank, not just on YouTube, but on Google too.
No one outside YouTube knows precisely how YouTube algorithms work, however think it's a fairly victorious one that every type of engagement won't carry the same value. So as an example, a comment is worth one point, a comment from a subscriber is worth 2, a video response we post ourselves (of your content to our own channel) is worth 1, a like may be worth 10, a video response from another channel will be worth 50.
I'll admit I'm pulling figures out of the air here, but there will probably undoubtedly be some sort of weighting system, and video responses from one channel to another will be pretty high on that list. I'd also estimate that as YouTube loves engagement a lot, more weighting will be given to acceptors of video responses compared to the video posted as being a response.
If I'm correct, this implies that the person accepting the responses will actually be getting as much (if not more) out of the deal as the person who posted the response.
YouTube loves engagement, and so should we.
I'm also gonna look at another aspect, that regarding altruism.
Altruism is basically the concept of doing a bit of good for someone without any anticipation of reward. I've always argued that there's no such thing as 'true' altruism, cos once we do something good for someone, we obtain a buzz from it.
Let's assume that I'm way off base with my idea of how YouTube factors engagement. Isn't doing something good for someone else just a great thing to do anyway? Don't it have you feeling good?
Seriously, if you feel by accepting a relevant video response you're risking someone leaving your channel rather than coming back, you have almost no faith in the quality of your respective content, and that's what you really should be paying attention to!
Lastly, I want to recount some of my experiences with littlebigplanet.
For all of us not familiar with the game, users make levels, and becoming plays on those levels is pretty much like getting views on YouTube.
I started developing a degree of success on LBP. most of what I published can be on the 'cool pages', a couple of developer picks, and that i was fortunate enough to have many of LBP's top creators collaborating beside me on projects.
I'd personally very often make a link after my levels taking players right to someone else's content. Generally the level I would direct to has to be complete 'unknown' within the arena of LBP, but someone who I felt deserved some exposure for his or her efforts. Like a video response takes people off my YouTube channel, a LBP link would remove them my planet.