Other than creating and uploading great content, what has been your most successful strategy on You Tube for gaining new Subscribers?

Please share REAL strategies and elaborate.

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davehayes Premium
Kaju... not sure there is a best strategy as such, but as I am using YouTube a Lot and a YouTube Certified user, for following their training to get going, this is my experience/s

I upload content in the form of How to Videos and then subscribe to related content, which gets me subscribers back and I try to comment on every video I watch with a sensible comment, much like we do here.

I usually include my blog. a landing page of some sort, so I can build my list

From that I have been getting enquiries and stuff, but working on the attraction marketing method.

That might help you a bit.
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Thanks Dave. You bring up a great point: you upload "How To " Videos. These type videos have an advantage "out of the gate", as they offer topics users want to learn through YT Search.

Subscribing to related content, and engaging through comments is a sound strategy - just like with any content.

But what if you have a Vlog style video (entertainment channel, like myself)? They are harder to grow. Even when you do all of the things you say for "Search" type videos.

The reason is no matter how high quality your content is, how much you sincerely engage on related channels thru commenting, and how many "right" things you check off, if viewers aren't interested in your topic, it doesn't matter.

Or you can get many views, ask for Subscribers with clear CTA's on your videos and in your YT description, link to your website properly - and STILL not get any new subscriber "bites".

So the key is, how do you get past this "wall"?
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davehayes Premium
It's a wall that's harder to get past and one reason I do how to and review videos... They get more engagement.
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jetrbby80316 Premium
No doubt, every major influencer will tell you Search videos (How To) have an big advantage "out of the gate" over Vlog -style videos. But over a longer period of time, you can build up an enormous fan-base (an income) with Vlog style.
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davehayes Premium
You might well be right and have a point. How is your own channel doing?
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Interact with me on the "Need Comments" thread.

Even though I am producing some great content my channel has flat-lined on subscribers (stuck between 379 and 383) for 2 months now. Quite frustrating, because I am doing all the same things you are doing.

As far as the "Need Comments" thread, I announced I am back, told people I needed comments and would happily do the same and sub them, and posted a link to my video there.

Let's see what happens, but right now its very odd. Outright avoidance from the new people, who could surely gain from me.
So far, it seems like poor sportsmanship.

Then there is a veteran guy there, whom I already gave 20 comments on his channel - and he has yet to even make one single comment on mine.
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davehayes Premium
As for the comments back part, most people don't want to get involved for some reason it's very odd.
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ValerieJoy Premium
Hi Kaju, I can't answer your question but I just have to say how great it is to see you. About half an hour ago I went on YouTube looking for you. And, here is your question on my phone.

I haven't been very active on WA recently, so maybe you've been back for a while! Please excuse me if I'm lagging behind!!

Best wishes,

Valerie
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Nice to see you Valerie, and happy you are safe and well! No I just "returned" today. Read what actually happened, and say "Hello".
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DianeScorpio Premium
Welcome back Kaju! There is now a YouTube thread here to ask for comments if that helps at all? You may possibly get subscribers this way.
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Thank You Diane, I guess you haven't checked. I am often on that thread, and have posted there since I am now back. Go over and check out my videos, and give them some "love".

Happy you are safe:)

Kaju
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - oops, never thought to check! I am already subscribed to your channel, and have just popped over to give some love.
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Please leave some comments on my videos too - they can help the algorithm. Thanks:)
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megawinner Premium
Hi Kaju,

There are some creative moves like creating reaction videos, contest, maybe include some similar videos of other YouTubers and of course religiously answer comments of your followers, just thinking.

I hope it makes sense. All the best! Cheers!

Florentino
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Good answer Florentino, have any of these strategies directly worked for you in attaining more subscribers?
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megawinner Premium
I got it from my friend's strategies. He is doing well.
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jetrbby80316 Premium
All good ideas in "theory" Mega.
But they don't all work in "practice."

Believe me, I know. It's hit or miss.
But I'll still take it!
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Pedrone Premium
Not on Youtube yet,

so I'm waiting to read what other
members will write about their strategies
for gaining subscribers from Youtube
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Awesome, Thanks Pedrone. Me too:)
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