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.
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.