In this blog I will explain in detail why views and likes for your YouTube videos are important, and why they are useful for gaining better search presence for your videos.
We will touch on these keypoints in more detail below. We will explain in as much detail as we can for each of the keypoints listed!
• So your here because your intrigued as to why YouTube views and likes are important for helping your YouTube videos get better search presence and why it is important?
Well we will touch on these keypoints above in this blog as to why this is the case.
When you use the search facility on youtube or when you search via google video search, depending if you changed your search settings to display the most recent or not, it still displays the most viewed videos first usually.
There is exceptions to that rule too which I personally cant explain as to why this above statement isn't always true for all videos.
Question: Why are YouTube views important?
Answer: Because without views your videos are less easy to find, details below!
• So when you upload a new video to your YouTube channel, depending if you already have a lot of subscribers or not, you will get some views. But if you promote your video via social media that can help speed up your view rate. Why not check out our other blog post for: Importance of social media for YouTube!
The youtube view rate is boosted in the first 24 hours, same for the ad revenue too, so you can earn a boosted amount for ad placements in the first 24 hours on any of your monetized videos.
The more views your video gets the better search presence you get, take for example a video of mine on youtube, a tutorial video i made for the hammer editor, that video now has nearly 5,500 views. I posted that video last year, and i have saw the search presence go up and up, and now it is in the top 3 videos for portal hammer videos. That is because every time a video has more views, it gets higher and higher in the search results.
I know what your thinking, but what if my video is for a genre that is very popular and saturated already? Well then it is pretty hard to get good search presence then, because the most popular channels/videos will obviously get listed in the top search results first, and competing with those is near impossible. It is hard words, but it is true, try finding genres for your videos that are less saturated to test this theory for yourself.
Question: Why are YouTube likes important?
Answer: Likes are a bit of a grey area, which I will try explain below!
• So what do I mean when i say YouTube likes is a bit of a grey area? That is because they are, there is conflicting information on other blog articles when you do searches related to YouTube likes that contradict if they are useful or not.
I would say, yes they can help get your video higher search presence, but it isn't just the likes, these 3 factors are taken into account too. Subscribe count, View Count per video, and then likes per video. So if there is other videos in the same genre as your video, and they have already established a view rate and like rate and that channel has more subscribers, then they obviously get listed before yours. All we can really say is, it is important to promote yourself via social media, and anywhere and everywhere you can. "Trust me it helps".
You just need to make your videos stand out and make them engaging, so users engage and comment on your videos, it helps bring them back and it helps you grow and gain more subscribers too. it is not easy, it is hard work. That is why a lot of youtubers give up after 3 or 6 months, because they just cant compete with other youtubers who are already established, but don't be put off, you can do it, just think positive, don't let the lack of views or likes or subscribers stop you.
Like videos because you like them, not just because someone asked you to!!
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