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  1. Jeffrey Powers

    YouTube Opinion Update Your Old Videos Day

    If you want more subs, more views, more likes, then sometimes it's all about straightening up what you already have out there. Yesterday, I saw a video I posted last year jump up in analytics (mostly due to holiday shopping). I went to that video, and found it to be vastly outdated in SEO...
  2. Jeffrey Powers

    TubeBuddy Suggestion Parler

    I'm already seeing a malware and phishing problem on Parler. I don't see them countering it at all. Their major hashtags are riddled with "Want to see my nude pix?" posts. I don't trust this Social Network.
  3. Jeffrey Powers

    Need Advice Restarting a dead channel?

    Your top video is "Plants vs. Zombies". Make a PvZ COVID style, or PvZ in 2020. It has the same tags, and description, so when someone sees a old video, they'll notice a newer one in the suggestions.
  4. Jeffrey Powers

    Need Advice Restarting a dead channel?

    Your channel looks good at this point. 6K subs is nice, but it could be a lot of dead accounts, so use it as a badge, but don't play to it. Looking at your stats, you do have people passing through your channel. I would find the top couple videos, and make updates to them. That way, their...
  5. Jeffrey Powers

    YouTube Question Should you plug your twitch url in youtube video descriptions?

    As long as you have a good description, tags, hashtags, and the one link to Twitch, you're fine. Feed the infrastructure, first. Promote the socials. Keep the external links under 15, and you're fine.
  6. Jeffrey Powers

    YouTube SEO Why does adding a new tag change the Rank of an existing tag?

    Not sure what you want me to show. Hashtags should work a lot like tags - use your description and title to form key search terms. If you're a YT on cars, and the topic is Mustang, you should have #Mustang for a hashtag. Otherwise, watch this video:
  7. Jeffrey Powers

    Affiliate Question Give a 30-DAY FREE TRIAL to your Audience, that includes your AFFILIATE LINK

    @RobBalasabas - is that a temporary, or permanent URL option? If perm, I'll be using the REPLACE tool in YouTube to change all my videos... ;)
  8. Jeffrey Powers

    There should be features of hours too

    Google Analytics has a lot of great stats. You just have to drill down to them. Tubebuddy really doesn't have to recreate that wheel.
  9. Jeffrey Powers

    YouTube SEO Why does adding a new tag change the Rank of an existing tag?

    That is the best way to do tags. Keep in mind - you can also do hashtags in the description. Keep those to 1-2 words and 4-5 hashtags to increase SEO.
  10. Jeffrey Powers

    YouTube SEO Why does adding a new tag change the Rank of an existing tag?

    Rankings on tags change a lot. That's part of the algorithm. The simplistic explanation: If you have two videos, one with the tag "Here", and the other with two tags "Here" and "There", your "Here" tag will rank higher than "There". Take out the "Here", and the two tags rank pretty much the...
  11. Jeffrey Powers

    YouTube Question How to get video promoted by YouTube

    Need to clarify one thing: Youtube promotes all videos that have been cleared out by their system (for hate, copyright, etc). They don't stop promoting your video. You need to do some promotion, too. Get your videos watched and talked about on someone's popular blog, and you'll see what I mean...
  12. Jeffrey Powers

    Need Advice Has anyone noticed any benefits in terms of traffic when adding background music?

    Anything that gets people over the 90 second hump is a good thing. If they've watched that long, so they feel invested and will go through the majority of the video. With that said, music is not a band-aid. Someone is not going to say "Oh, the content is horrible, the presenter doesn't inspire...
  13. Jeffrey Powers

    Life What's the "craziest" new thing you've done during covid?

    Reading this post. ;) Kidding. For me, I reorganized so I had a bigger studio to get work done in, a place to workout, and room for the wife to do her Yoga and other projects.
  14. Jeffrey Powers

    YouTube Question Does Youtube advertising hurt your channel?

    If it hurt your channel, YouTube wouldn't offer it. They want you to put back into your channel. They want you to use Google Ads and feed the monster. Youtube will not demote you in any way if you advertise your videos/site. Even if you didn't use Google Ads. I promote my YT videos on my...
  15. Jeffrey Powers

    Life Anyone ever gone to a Disney Theme Park?

    Vidcon, yes. I also went there 2 other times a year - for NAMM, and an Enterprise IT conference. I've done livestreams from the Disney hotels. Love the haunted mansion. So many great rides in Disneyland, and California Adventure. Unfortunately, I haven't been to the Star Wars parks yet.
  16. Jeffrey Powers

    YouTube Question YouTube Interface Delay

    OK. I'll give that a try.
  17. Jeffrey Powers

    YouTube Question Dislikes As Soon as the Video Goes Up

    It also might not be a "Hater". Some people believe you get more traction if you have dislikes over likes. They might be doing it to get you over. I remember this one guy who emailed me back in 2013-2014 letting me know what he was doing. I thanked him, and said I would rather get honest...
  18. Jeffrey Powers

    YouTube Question No views on your first videos - what did you do to fix it?

    Promotion, promotion, promotion. You have so many ways to do that now, from when I had to promote my videos. I also had a collaboration to kick my channel off at the time. Make sure you have a good description and tags in your videos. You'll get views.
  19. Jeffrey Powers

    YouTube Question YouTube Interface Delay

    Yup. Did that. I work on many different computers during the day. Mac, PC, Linux. I even log into other YouTube channels. But if you are not seeing a lag, then I need to try something else.