1. Face your channel
It is very important to face your YouTube channel, especially if you want to get subscribers. Be yourself. People do not look for a superhero. Just ordinary people wanting to share interesting things.
2. Customize the look and feel of your channel
First of all, you have to show some consideration to your audience. If a new visitor comes to your channel and what he find is the YouTube default look and feel, he will think you have made no effort to customize it. It is likely that this visit will not return because it will give the impression that your channel is not classic. Work on this tactic and include yourself in the background photo of your channel.
You can also optimize your top videos and the ways they appear on your cover page. Here your work will be to try to show the best contents or at least those that usually generate more answers or more clicks between the people that visit you.
3. Publish new videos regularly
It is important that there is an initial content of 5 or 10 videos, and then you commit to publishing at least one pair of videos a month, so people notice that your channel is alive. It is another sign of consideration. With this, you will see that just like Google does, YouTube will pay more attention if you show your commitment to this social network by publishing fresh and interesting content on a regular basis.
4. Encourage participation from your videos and encourage your community
Just as important is that you try to encourage participation in the conversations from the video itself: ask people to leave you a comment, to give a "like" on the video, if the content is good, and remind them to subscribe to your channel.
You will have to respond to all comments and also moderate the conversations if necessary. A basic work of moderation and attention, which shows that you take care of the people who interact with you on your channel.
Views, comments and good ratings directly impact the ranking of your videos on the YouTube ... and Google result page. So, it really makes up for the effort to keep a community on YouTube and get a good turnout.
5. Use annotations
How to use annotations on Youtube? If you are developing a series of videos, for example, on Twitter, and you have 7 recordings, it is interesting that at the end of each one you put a note in which you can integrate a link to another of your videos on YouTube. Consider an annotation as a prominent direct link to another video.
These annotations allow you to do an internal navigation on YouTube and have a clear call to action to continue browsing and watching the rest of your videos. The result will be a sensible improvement in the reproductions of the set of videos of the whole series.
6. Social Networking
YouTube also allows you to broadcast on social networks like Twitter and Facebook from the video uploader itself. It is something that you can activate at once from your own channel.
If you use Facebook you'll see that you get good playback results, because of Facebook's ability to remotely stream Facebook videos. Other things will be the conversion of these views from Facebook, but if you are looking for reproductions, Facebook is a great ally for the dissemination of your videos.
7. Your blog is a great source of views
It seems obvious, but do not forget to put the videos you record on YouTube in your blog.
8. Advertising campaigns on YouTube
Also, if you want, you can advertise on YouTube, your video will appear as promoted on the cover of the search results pages.
The other advertising format you have are overlain ads, that is, advertising over a video when it is playing. I assure you that click rates are very high in this format.
9. How do I use YouTube Analytics to increase views on your channel?
I recommend that you analyze your statistics because there you will see the traffic that is generated thanks to the searches on YouTube and the videos that give you the best results. It is likely that following this same editorial line you get good results.
You can also identify blogs that broadcast your videos successfully. An ideal opportunity to propose a more extensive collaboration type guest posting.
10. Respond with videos in popular third-party videos that are relevant to your topic
Another idea you can take to promote your channel is to make video comments on other people's videos. The caveat is that you do not do it by trying to promote yourself, but rather by always making valuable contributions to the conversation. Choose videos that are recent and popular, as this way you can send traffic to your own channel.