The Secret to Being Popular on YouTube

You create all this amazing content on YouTube but no one's watching it. What should you do? Today I'm going to break down the secret to being popular on YouTube.

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As you can see here, this is my YouTube analytics. This is my channel dashboard. You can see my subscriber count. How many subscribers I got in the last 28 days. You can see my rough views, 879,000 in the last 28 days. Watch time in hours 50,000. Revenue, I don't monetize YouTube.

So, how do I do this? Well, if you look at the analytics you'll see something here. I have 879,000 views in 28 days.

Then if you click See More, this ends up breaking down where I'm getting my traffic from. A lot of the traffic is actually from YouTube search which is the number one channel for me, which is 34.3%. External is a website and me emailing and I'm going to show you that in a little bit but I'm getting a lot of traffic from YouTube search. It's generating a lot of hours in watch time and the duration of views and impressions isn't bad. So, how do you get all this YouTube search traffic?

So, first off, when you're creating YouTube videos you want to do keyword research. So, you can go to Ubersuggest and or and type in keywords that you want a ranking for.

So, here's the example. Maybe I want traffic from the term Google Analytics. And when you're on Ubersuggest it'll tell you how many times that keyword is getting searched on a monthly basis. And, if you scroll into keyword ideas and click View All Keyword Ideas, you'll get a list of keywords. And, these are the keywords that you want to include within your video and within your title and your descriptions.

One of the biggest keys is saying the keywords within your video. So, I say the word Google Analytics, I'm more likely to rank for Google Analytics. If I talk about Google Analytics Certification I'm more likely to rank for Google Certification.

So, of course, you need to create amazing content. Content should ideally be around 10 minutes, five to 10 minutes in length, and you want to do keyword research and include these keywords in your title, description. And that's one important part.

But even if you do that, there's one secret that will cause you to do really well and I'll show it to you.

So, as you can see here on my YouTube channel I recently published a video on generating 355 back links. How to create the ideal blog homepage, how SEOs should use Google Analytics. Check out this email that I sent out to my email list. How to generate 355 back links, right? It was about that video.

Those, in essence, are the three videos I mentioned here. One, two and three, I mentioned in my email. That drove a lot of clicks and a lot of views. And, you can see the stats right here. Drove a lot of clicks and a lot of views.

I also send out push notifications every time that I release an email. If I talk about how to generate back links I'm getting clicks, like around 6,000.

Now, not all of these people actually click and watch the video, but they're clicking to learn more and it's up to them if they want to watch. And by doing this, what I'm doing is driving a ton of traffic to YouTube and ideally the day the video goes published.

So, within the first 24 hours. If in the first 24 hours, you can send out emails, push notifications, tell all your friends to view the video, the more you do within the first 24 hours, the way YouTube algorithm works is, any video that's popular within 24 hours of its release, tends to rank better on YouTube.

It's a really simple approach in which I'm promoting my videos really hard in the first 24 hours, and I'm continually creating videos on every topic out there to generate that traffic as well. So, use Ubersuggest to come up with the keyword ideas.

Again, you just type in keywords within Ubersuggest you'll get tons ideas on content you could be creating. And then when you publish the content make sure you promote it. Whether it's through push notification, email, your other social channels, telling your friends about it, Facebook messenger blasts, through tools like ManyChat or MobileMonkey. Doing this kind of stuff is what's going to get you the results.

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    32 Responses to The Secret to Being Popular on YouTube

    1. Xiaomin- មាន April 17, 2021 at 2:05 pm #

      Very good, brother, I will learn from you

      • Neil Patel April 17, 2021 at 5:27 pm #

        All the best 🙂

    2. Shelly Hopkins April 17, 2021 at 2:05 pm #

      Love you Neil, I’ve followed tons of your tips so thanks!

      • Neil Patel April 17, 2021 at 5:27 pm #

        Glad you like them!

    3. Pashtun Noorzai April 17, 2021 at 2:10 pm #

      Top Information.

      • Neil Patel April 17, 2021 at 4:35 pm #

        Glad you liked it

    4. Gaurav Kumar April 17, 2021 at 2:22 pm #

      Neel I wonder why the most valuable content don’t get much exposure in youtube like yours, do you know why ??

      • Neil Patel April 17, 2021 at 4:36 pm #

        It takes time to grow 🙂 Patience is the key

    5. Ruwan J April 17, 2021 at 2:30 pm #

      I use to watch your Chanel because of killer content!

      • Neil Patel April 17, 2021 at 4:36 pm #

        Thank you!

    6. Money Online Simple April 17, 2021 at 2:39 pm #

      I don’t know who needs to hear this, but stop doubting yourself. YOU can do it! EdYOUcate yourself and get started. Don’t let life pass you by and look back with regret! 🙂

      • Neil Patel April 17, 2021 at 4:36 pm #

        Love it 🙂

      • Money Online Simple April 17, 2021 at 6:26 pm #

        @Neil Patel Thank you very much! Appreciate the reply. Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

    7. Matea Dragosavljevic April 17, 2021 at 2:43 pm #

      Yes, I create all this content on Youtube, no one is watching LoL. But I keep going, no matter what 😀 Thank you Neil Patel for sharing this video.

      • Neil Patel April 17, 2021 at 4:36 pm #

        Keep it up 🙂

    8. Junjuns easy kitchen April 17, 2021 at 2:50 pm #

      Sir. I am sure to do whatever you said in your video..let’s see how it works Sir. God bless you further if my channel reach the goal I set for myself. Thanking you Sir

      • Neil Patel April 17, 2021 at 4:37 pm #

        All the best 🙂

    9. Marketing Harry April 17, 2021 at 3:07 pm #

      Keywords in the headline are always helpful. Great video, Neil! Very insightful.

      • Batang 90s Gamer April 17, 2021 at 3:55 pm #

        You’re here! I’m your follower on Instagram. Awesome content!

      • Marketing Harry April 17, 2021 at 4:00 pm #

        @Batang 90s Gamer thank you! I am super excited to grow on YT as well

      • Neil Patel April 17, 2021 at 4:37 pm #

        Glad it was helpful!

    10. Debika Choudhury April 17, 2021 at 3:52 pm #

      Really helped❤❤

      • Neil Patel April 17, 2021 at 4:39 pm #

        I’m so happy to hear that!

    11. Vinod Trivedi April 17, 2021 at 4:27 pm #

      Sir, what is the difference between authority sites and niche sites and which type of sites are beneficial for long term success?

      • Neil Patel April 17, 2021 at 4:41 pm #

        They’re not really comparable because a niche site can be an authority site. An authority site has a high DA score.

    12. Vinod Trivedi April 17, 2021 at 4:28 pm #

      Medium tail keywords are in demand and very useful to get high traffic without competition so, how to find this type of keywords?

      • Neil Patel April 17, 2021 at 4:41 pm #

        Keyword research using Ubersuggest 🙂

    13. Vinod Trivedi April 17, 2021 at 4:32 pm #

      Is it necessary to send an e book from first email campaign ? But how a blogger who have just started can collect emails without giving freebies every time?

      • Neil Patel April 17, 2021 at 4:42 pm #

        Try an exit intent pop up like I use on my site.

    14. PrK Zoomin April 17, 2021 at 5:23 pm #

      Great Quote, Act like you trust people, but do not.

    15. Sean Pan Real Estate Investing April 17, 2021 at 6:52 pm #

      Do you have a course that teaches us how to write great titles and descriptions for our YouTube videos?

    16. inc digital April 17, 2021 at 8:08 pm #

      Hi Sir, SEO or PPC which is better from job perspective specially in 2021 and beyond in India.
      Thankyou! awaiting a reply <3

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