You have a YouTube channel all up and running and you’ve been uploading your new YouTube videos and content to your channel, but the views aren’t coming? Need help with the best places to share YouTube videos for more views?
Sharing your your YouTube videos on social media can be a great way to boost exposure, grow your audience and seed links back to your videos. The more social networks you can post to the more likely you are to figure out what social platform is best suited to your content. Try Instagram, Reddit, Forums, Facebook Groups, Mix and learn what works best for you, then double down.
Time to set the foundations for finding the best places to share YouTube videos for more views.
First things first you need to ensure you’ve set your channel up correctly and that you’ve followed my 10 steps to promote your YouTube channel.
Once that’s completed it’s time to share your videos. You can create the content but if you don’t tell people where to find it you may as well be talking to yourself.
Here are the best places you absolutely must share your new YouTube videos after clicking publish:
Utilise your social media channels
Whether you’re a standalone YouTube vlogger, or you’re using videos and blogging separately, you should have all your other social media channels aligned, I recommend having at least a Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.
Whenever you publish a new video on YouTube make sure you share it across all your channels. It is important you tailor the content, embed the videos but leave your audience wanting more.
Different types of people utilise different social media channels, but the key is to drive them to your YouTube channel so make your content enticing, show clips from the full video, and make clear click-through. These are call to actions will obvious value explained before they click on the,
As your channel grows, your promotion should grow too.
The most important place to share your YouTube videos is on your other social media channels, on a regularly basis. There are hundreds of social media schedulers available to help you with this such as Hootsuite or SocialOomph.
I recommend using a social media scheduler as you can then plan and set how often you would like a specific video to be repromoted on your social media channel. I personally use MeetEdgar to push out 30-40 social media posts every day.
Share YouTube Video in Facebook Groups
I thought Facebook deserved its own section.
I personally think Facebook is an excellent tool for increasing your YouTube video views, they have a YouTube uploader which means the views go straight to the video without your audience having to leave Facebook.
One thing you can also do on Facebook is join niche groups and pages, this gives you an opportunity to share your videos and leverage your content.
Make sure what you’re sharing is useful and relevant to your viewers, but lets say for example you’re making a YouTube channel about cleaning, there are hundreds of Cleaning Facebook groups with an active audience who would be interested in your video.
Make sure you read individual group rules regarding self-promotion, but most are happy for you to share useful content within their groups.
If you need help in making your videos look great, or promoting your videos on social media, check out my resources page, for some great tools and equipment guides.
Guest Posting to Get More Views
Look around your Vlog niche and start making friends.
Is there anyone who’s open to a guest blog / vlog? Anyone who you could do a promotion exchange with?
By working closely with people in your niche you can access their audience too. There are enough people to go around especially in terms of YouTube views.
If people are watching a video in your niche chances are, they would also be interested in your content. Send people a message and see if you could host a guest video or write a guest blog for them which will in turn promote you and your YouTube Channel.
Mix Your YouTube Videos
Mix used to be known as StumbleUpon, it still has excellent reach and is extremely easy to utilise, just download the add on to your browser and ‘mix’ your content.
This basically adds it to a database of content, if a person has selected interests that coincide with yours whenever they click the mix button, they have a chance of arriving at your content.
If they enjoyed your content, they would then remix this. The more people like your content, the more people the algorithm will push your content too thus increasing your reach and views.
Like Facebook groups, reddit is subdivided into lots of different categories and niches, it makes sense for you to create an account and engage with niche groups like the YouTube content you are creating.
There are general video subreddits you can push your video to, but the smaller more niche groups should provide a better audience.
While the users of each forum maybe smaller the value of that audience is higher than someone without a continued interest in your videos, they’re more likely to subscribe and stick around to see other content
YouTube Ad Network – Use YouTube Ads To Get More Video Views
While I would not recommend throwing money at ads in the beginning, it can be an advantage to get the ball rolling with a new video.
YouTube own integrated ad network works out at 2p per view and these are genuine people and real viewers not bots.
This can also trigger a spiral, if the viewers you have promoted to like your content they could share it further and subscribe so play around with the ad network and see if you feel its worthwhile for your business or not.
Most importantly create good high-quality content that people want to talk about, they want to share with friends, and they want to see more of.
You can publish and share a hundred times over but if the content isn’t watchable, interesting or provide ‘something’ for your audience they’re unlikely to return so make sure you hone in on your content skills and the rest should follow accordingly
Where do you share your YouTube videos? I love to embed them into my blogs – Maybe its time for you to start your own blog! – Here is an article I wrote to explain how to start started with blogging.