Are you struggling for video ideas? Here is a sure fire way to have unlimited options that are definitely being searched.
DO THIS FOR UNLIMITED YOUTUBE VIDEO IDEAS
Here we go. Hello, I’m Alan Spicer, your YouTube certified expert and I know that it’s really hard to get started on YouTube. It’s hard to think of ideas.
When you first get started, you might barrel into ideas. You might have a load in your head. You might have a notebook to get started, but sooner or later, it might just dry up where you get a bit of writer’s block, you’re stuck.
The core problem here happens to be that you want to be creating content that is searched, and being searched for right now, because it’s okay to throw up a video about your travel, it’s okay to throw up a video about your new hair dye or to seat there reading a book, but if you truly want to get caught by search, you need to make sure that you’re actually making content, that people are searching for.
I use this all the time. It’s called the “Alphabet Soup Method.”
If you already know what this happens to be, then fine, please bear with me, right?
I’ll explain why it’s important. But if you have no idea, I’m just about to explode your brain.
YouTube is the second largest search engine on the Internet. The only one that beats YouTube is Google who owns YouTube. So, they’ve been doing this for years. They’ve got 10, 15, 20 years worth of experience of learning what humans want to know, or find, and they understand our searching habits.
This means that you finally get that shortcut to understanding how people find your videos. I do channel reviews for my clients and I did possibly hundreds over the course of the last few months with vid IQ.
So many people make this mistake. Well, you look at their video and they have a fantastic done now, but the title of the video is the name of a series or “Wow, look at this!” or “Yummy cupcake.”
At least “Yummy cupcakes” is a searchable term, but “Wow, look at this!” and “This is a wall” or “We went here.” Nobody is searching for “We went here,” or “I dyed my hair.” Nobody is searching for really obscure Wow titles.
The only reason you get away with Wow is if you’re Casey Neistat or Jake Paul or Logan Paul or Cody Wanner, people who already have an inbuilt baked audience.
For a small YouTube channel, you need to stop pandering to either suggested traffic by uploading a ton of content or search by being smart aboutnhow you title content and how you think your things that you will create. There is no point in making a video that is so ultra niche that the only person that’s going to search for it is you and your mom.
That’s why you can’t just do, “Here’s what I did on my day in my house with my brother” because nobody else cares about that other than your brother.
So, what you do is you go to the search bar and dependent on your niche you start typing your way through search suggestions.
Let’s say I want to do something about cake, so I type in “Make a cake” and you’ll get your search results. But here’s the important thing: “Make a cake a” and it gives you suggestions.
Then, “Make a cake b” and “Make a cake c,” these are your search terms that humans have actively searched for.
So it could be “How to make a cake without eggs, how to make a cake with chocolate, how to make a banana cake, how to make an almond cake,” these are search terms that people have searched for.
And if it doesn’t auto complete, it’s likely that people haven’t gone to look for it.
You could also do this in Google, you type in your keyword or key-search term, “How to make a cake.”
And then you scroll all the way past the results down to the bottom, to the related terms. These are also video topics that you can make.
As you keep clicking through, you can get ultra niche. So it could be, “How to make a chocolate cake with cherries, how to make a chocolate cake with fudge icing.”
The ABC method will give you an unlimited amount of ideas that you can deep dive into. Also, if it was to just do the search results, that’s what I did here to start with: “How to make a YouTube,” and then it was “Playlist, channel, video, end screen, end card, outro.”
You will never run out of topics and you can always cheat by adding a little asterisk as well.
So, “How to * cake?”
What this does is it tells YouTube, “Okay, I want it to be about cake, but I don’t know what it is.”
So it could be, “How to proof a cake, how to ice a cake, how to make a fudge cake brownie.”
The little stars are wild cards and YouTube will auto fill it. And if it auto fills it for you, you’ll see that those are words and phrases that other humans have searched for in such a regular basis, that it becomes a search term.
If you pair that up with something like vidIQ search tool, you can see the competitiveness and the volume.
What you need is low competitiveness and high volume, which means there are so many people searching it, but not enough content to service that need.
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