5 Tips You Need to Make Your YouTube Videos Better

By: | May 30, 2017 | Tags: , , , , |

How to Improve Your YouTube Videos #VideoMarketing #Videos #YouTube

2017 is almost half over.

Are you trying to capitalize on this year’s trends in order to compete for readers’ attention?

One way to capture an audience is not by vying for readers’ attention but by competing for viewers’ attention.

That’s right. One of this year’s blogging trends is not to give your information in the form of a traditional blog post.

Capitalize on the popularity of videos to transmit your information in that format.

According to Webnots, using videos is one of the five most popular blogging trends of this year.

Today’s guest author works for a video production company. He is here to tell you how to improve your YouTube videos.

According to Webnots,

Some experts predicted that video would be responsible for 70% of internet traffic due to its exponential growth. So it would not be wrong to say that 2017 will be the year when video content will grow exponentially and bloggers will jump on the video bandwagon.

Many bloggers are already producing videos. Alex Dow is here to tell you how to make them better.

5 Tips To Make Your YouTube Videos Better

By Alex Dow

Are you a YouTube creator who wants to make better videos? Who doesn’t, right? Every creator has the intent to be the best there is and have millions of people chanting their name, but there are some walls you are going to run into. Here are the 5 most important tips to make better videos:

1. Plan It Out

Even though making YouTube videos can be fun, making them can be chaotic if you don’t have a plan. Sit down and plan out what you want to accomplish in each video. Do you want to tell the world about a new smartwatch you just got? Do you want to make a ridiculously funny skit with your friends? No matter what it is, a little planning will go a long way, so you’re not scratching your head at the end of the day with nothing to show for it.

2. Tags, Tags, and More Tags

Tags let your videos be categorized and appear on YouTube searches easily. Make sure that they are relevant to your video. Don’t just use popular tags such as famous artists’ names who are trending on YouTube. If your video is about making cupcakes from scratch, put the specific tag first followed by the generic ones.

For example, “How to make cupcakes from scratch” should be the prioritized tag. “Making cupcakes from scratch,” “Cupcakes,” “Party,” “Dessert,” and other related tags should follow.

[Read: This is How to Easily Optimize Your Videos for Search Engines]

3. Pinning Comments

YouTube now allows you to pin any of your YouTube video’s comments to stay at the top of the feed. This means you can comment on your own video, pin it, and make sure everybody reads it in the comments section. This could range from a sale on a product you are selling to just another video you want people to watch.

4. Link back to your channel

10 years ago YouTube was this tiny idea that had a handful of creators on it. Now-a-days everyone is fighting for attention. The easiest way to get people to notice your videos and start a following is to link back to your channel in EVERY video. Not some, not every once in a while, EVERY VIDEO! Use annotations and links in your description to get people to subscribe to you and watch your other videos.
Now remember getting tons of views and subscribers is a great dream, but the easiest way to get there is to create quality content that people want to watch. The higher the quality the more likely that users will share your video with their friends and you’ll be the next YouTube sensation.

5. Most Importantly: Brand your videos

This is the part that involves design skills, technical training and frankly, leaves a lot of people stuck in the mud without any idea what to do. They’ve made an awesome video, but they don’t understand about branding. You know how the beginning of every movie has that Universal or Fox logo? That’s the branding. By starting all of your videos with an introduction using your logo or website name it adds your brand to the video and helps the user identify when they’re viewing your channel.

Now how do you create an intro? Well, you can either buy some motion graphics software that costs hundreds of dollars and then spend the next year learning how to use it, or you can do what thousands of other people do and create a brand intro video at TubeArsenal.com. At Tube Arsenal, you can choose from a wide range of templates, customize the template with your own text, colors, logos and images and download the final animation within a couple of minutes.

You don’t have to be an expert designer. You don’t have to spend hours looking at portfolios and interviewing artists. Just pick the design you like. Add your own site name or logo and you’re done.

Try it for yourself at http://www.tubearsenal.com.

Host Blogger’s Comments:

The Xtended View blog agrees with the importance of using YouTube. The blog discusses advantages like targeting a new audience by building brand awareness. You will also engage younger readers by using YouTube videos, according to the blog.

In addition, varying your format helps your readers avoid becoming bored with your content. Also, seeing your face in the video builds trust in your audience. People tend to be more trusting of a person they can see.

Readers, please share, so other bloggers, vloggers, and marketers who use YouTube videos to transmit their messages learn Alex’s tips for improving their videos.

Have you started transmitting your information through videos? What is the result? Do you recommend that other bloggers produce videos? I look forward to your views in the comments section.

Related Post:

How to Use YouTube to Be a Better Blogger

  1. arvind

    videos really attract more visitors….i thinks videos get more viral than blog post….you have really shared great tips for increase views of youtube videos….thanks for sharing all these information…!!!.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Arvind,
      Thank you for commenting on my guest author’s article on Tuesday. After reading your comment, I felt I really need to step up and make more YouTube videos! Do you use them? Do you find they generate traffic to your blog?

  2. Donna Maria

    Hey ya Janice, woah yes this is timely too. Oh another post to fav and print out to read.. i am going to start a Mostly Blogging binder for reads, enjoy, causual, thought provoking growing my awareness and my readers I hope I am sure 🙂 blessings

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Donna,
      Thank you for saving my articles to return to again and again. I’m glad to hear my guest author’s article on videos was timely for you. Good luck with them.

  3. Ryan Biddulph

    All awesome tips Janice. I added a few subscribers passively by simply adding a little link back to my channel. I also used the new tools which help you feature your latest or specific videos, helping boost video boosts and your sub count if folks are really into the content you have to offer. Thanks for the rocking tips.


    • Janice Wald

      Hi Ryan,
      Thanks for commenting on my guest author’s post about video use for bloggers. May I ask what new tools you referenced in your comments? I’m always looking for new tools to use and recommend to my readers. Thanks,

  4. John Doe

    YouTube is a really good idea for people who are visual learners rather than reading something and understanding it

  5. mika

    Hi:) Just wanted to let you know about my new blog post titled “feeling not enough” feel free to leave any comments. Your Blog is amazing

  6. Abid Masih

    Great tips to increase YouTube visitor, I like all the tips but tags gonna be responding most as my opinion. Thanks for sharing, have a good day…
    Abid Masih

    • Janice Wald

      You have a good day too Abid. I’m glad you enjoyed the article about YouTube. Thank you for writing to tell me.

  7. Betty burkland

    Thanks you so much for spending time to write these amazing tips. All the tips that you have mentioned in your post are amazing.

  8. Ivan Palii

    Great overview, Janice. Using Google+ page for own videos and posts is also effective. I also try to describe the full technology of video seo optimization here – kparser.com/youtube-keyword-tool
    Can you share your opinion about those tactics?

    • Alex Dow

      Great idea Ivan. Actually sharing through every social media platform is very much needed. Google+ is great for SEO since Google is trying to pump up their own platform.

  9. Nadalie

    Hey Janice,

    Perfect timing, I am about to start making videos and likely a YouTube channel once I’ve collected a few. This post is so helpful, I didn’t know about a few of your points. Def going to check out TubeArsenal for a intro + outro.

    Thanks for sharing!

  10. Thelma Alberts

    This is very timely for me as I am thinking how to improve my videos at you tube. Thanks for these lots of informations.

  11. Claire - StartACraftBlog

    This is so helpful! I’m completely at a loss with regards to youtube videos and trying to remember how to do everything. I invested in some good editing software but I’m still really nervous about people hearing my terrible Northern Irish accent. But I do know that video is where it’s at… *sigh*
    I’m going to bookmark this for future reference 🙂

    • Alex Dow

      People love accents Claire! YouTube video is daunting at first, but once you get the basics down like branding, quality and consistency then it seems like a piece of cake.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Claire,
      Thanks for writing to tell us you found the article helpful and for bookmarking.

  12. Brenda

    Thanks for all these great tips! I need to post more videos, but wasn’t really sure how. Now I know I need to have good tags and to link back to my channel. I also didn’t know I could pin comments.

    • Alex Dow

      Pinning comments is relatively new. Tagging and link backs are gold for growing your brand awareness and being searchable by the public. Custom graphics are also really helpful for branding purposes.

  13. dgkaye

    Fantastic post Janice and thanks Alex. I’ve saved this to my file in Evernote as I really want to start getting involved with video later this year. 🙂

  14. niraj bari

    Hi, I am thankful to you for sharing this awesome article with this helpful knowledge. this is the blog that provide the lots of good information thanks for provide such a good information.

  15. Andrea Torti

    As a newbie on YouTube, I couldn’t agree more – tags are your best friends!

    • Alex Dow

      They really are. Most people get lazy by the time they have to add them.

      – Alex

  16. Ankit Solanki

    I always want to start my own channel but not getting idea of how to start and make it famous.
    Thanks for the strategy advise.

    • Alex Dow

      Just remember that fame does not come overnight. It starts with quality branding and consistent tags and backlinks. This will keep organic search to your site and keep people their with the quality of the videos and the branding to remember who you are.

  17. Sandeep

    Excellent article, Janice. Thanks for writing this. Many people struggle to succeed making videos on YouTube. The key thing as you say, is linking your previous videos and tagging. A nice new feature of pinning comments. I’ve been seeing this on twitter too. A nice way to promote your content. Planning the video ahead is the most thing you ought to do.

    • Alex Dow

      Pinning is great! The only thing you didn’t mention is that branding your videos is just as important. If people can’t remember who you are then what’s going to urge them to watch your next video?

  18. Christie Hawkes

    Thank you for sharing these timely tips, Janice. I’ve yet to venture into the video arena, but after reading this I think I should. Of course, I want to do it right. This blog post is a good start. Thanks for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I have shared this post on social media.


  19. Donna

    This is an area that I know nothing about. I greatly appreciate you sharing it here.

  20. Gaurav Heera

    Getting subscribers is tough for any youtube channel whether your content is good or not you have chosen one strategy to get visitors, Well thank you for your great ideas.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Gaurav,
      Thanks for commenting on my guest author’s post about how to optimize YouTube videos. I’m glad you enjoyed.

  21. Kriti

    Thanks for sharing your views with us. Most of the videos get high ranking only because good content followed by the Best Presentation. If your video is informational but not that attractive audience might get bored of watching that.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Kriti,
      Thank you for writing. You make an excellent point. I not only agree with you but I plan on blogging on how to make videos more visually appealing. If I use your ideas, I’ll link to you.

  22. Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

    I’ve not yet tried youtube videos Janice but thanks for sharing your ideas. Thanks for linking up with us at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty I’ll be sharing on social media. Hope to see you at the next link up.

  23. Clearissa Coward

    This is the absolute best article. Thank you for all of the great tips. I will be referring to this article many times. Thank you for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty! I have shared on social media.

  24. Health Share PORT

    Awesome article thank you for writing. excellent point and info. to 5 tips you need to make our youtube videos better..then better …

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Helen,
      Thanks for your comments on my guest author’s post about how to optimize YouTube videos. I’m glad you found the post helpful.

  25. Lori Hill-Smith

    I’ m planning to star doing videos soon! Thank you for the tips! Thank you for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Lori,
      The post sounds like it will make a nice checklist for when you do start video production.

  26. Grammy Dee

    Thanks Janice for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared this post.

  27. Teresa - Aging Like a Fine Wine

    I know that videos are the hot thing now and I’m going to have to take the plunge and start making them. I appreciate your guidance. This is another one of your posts that I will be printing or bookmarking for lots of future reference. Thanks again for sharing and helping other bloggers! #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

    • Janice Wald

      Thank you for commenting, bookmarking, and sharing on your social media. I saw it on Twitter this morning.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Dan,
      Thanks for writing. Do you think Google Trends can help me craft better blog post titles? If yes, how so? Thanks for the link and the help.

      • Dan Ryland

        Yes definitely! If you take a look at my article, I show you exactly how I’ve tested variations dependent on its search history.

        For example, you could use Google Trents to test the different between:

        User experience
        User experience design

        And then with the results decide which keywords are more popular to then add into your blog post title.

        • Janice Wald

          Hi Dan,
          Thanks, Dan. If I ever use your ideas in a blog post, I’ll link to you.

      • Dan Ryland

        Yes, it can! If you take a look at my article, it shows you how I tested keyword variations using Google Trends.

        You could do the same with keywords within your blog titles!

  28. Qasim

    Hi Janice,

    This is a great guest post. I have started my Youtube channel recently to help promote my blog as video traffic is increasing daily. As you mentioned the younger people are now looking on Youtube for information rather than searching on Google and reading blog posts. And we have to be present and ready for the change.
    Thanks for sharing this guest post, Pinning comments is something I haven’t tried though and can be useful.

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