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YouTube Help 3 Reasons Why you're NOT getting views from YouTube search.

Melanie

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I’m curious why I would need x number of searches per month to rank for a particular keyword. Or is this just a ballpark estimate of the “SEO strength” of my channel?
 

Gypsy

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Yes its really hard, the competition is high, thank you for the info and tipa you've given us.
 

NanoniumTheDude

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Wow, had no idea of incognito mode, definitely gonna have to try it out - GAME CHANGER
 

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That's great and all but for someone who born on YT yesterday. I think it will take time before I can buy the minimum package. well still I think there is a lot of info to follow.
thank you .
 

Chrissie

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I feel like I am doing all of this, even though i have just started using it. However I am not getting any channel growth...?
 

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Is there an app for YouTube thumbnails or is it best to use the Desktop version? I have a tablet I like to use for YouTube. I often use my computer for gaming and game development.
 

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I see a lot of people say statements as follow:

"I'm ranking in search, but I'm not getting views!?!" I wanted to take some time to explain why you may not be getting the views you want/ crave.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5kp4qv5dJM


Number 1: You Don't have Incognito Mode Set and are seeing biased results.

For starters, make sure you have your TubeBuddy set to INCOGNITO MODE!

View attachment 6661

You can tell if you have it set down here. This makes sure you see where you're ranking NOT LOGGED IN! YouTube gives biased results when you're logged in, so you want to see how you're ranking as if you've NEVER signed in before.

Number 2: You're ranking in search, but no one is clicking on your thumbnails.

This one is hard. A lot of times we THINK we have great thumbnails, but sadly our audience doesn't respond the way we would like. This is where impressions click through rate REALLY matter.

Impressions are when YouTube shows your Thumbnail in Search, related videos, and on the home page for at least a second. This matters because an impression means a new user saw it, and the CTR means when they saw it, they CLICKED THROUGH at a RATE to watch the videos (CTR).

To see this head to a YouTube Videos YouTube Analytics -> Reach Then click on impressions Click Through Rate, and then see more:

View attachment 6662

Once you click on SEE MORE you'll see the video's overall CTR, but we want to see how it's performing in search, so click on "Traffic Sources" here and it will reveal how your video's performing in SEARCH for it's thumbnail and title.

View attachment 6663

As you can see on my video here it's gotten 56,392 impressions and it has a 9.9% CTR in search so this video is performing well in search. This video is DESIGNED for search in mind, so for me this thumbnail is performing well.

If you're ranking, but not getting views check your impressions click through rate in search, and that can help you know if you need to make a change in the thumbnail. So you might be RANKING, but you're not getting anyone to click, so it doesn't matter if you show up, if no one interested in the video based on the title and thumbnail. NO one will click through, and watch the content stopping you from earning views.

Number 3: The Keyword you're targeting has too high of a view requirement for you to rank in.

Sometimes when doing TubeBuddy keyword research people don't understand how to read our scores. We understand, it can be a lot to take in :) Here's a quick video on how to read the scores:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbA5H-SCXic


Using that video as a reference point, we can see the idea of the minimum views required to reach the top 20 spots.

View attachment 6664

This term needs 101,000 VIEWS. I average 2,420 views. While that is good it's IMPOSSIBLE for me to reach that, so understanding that in the TubeBuddy weighted score... Which does require pro (Hey free trial if you haven't had one before: https://tubebuddy.com/freetrial)
However, it's impossible for me to rank for this term, so it's not possible right now. While there are 640,000 searches a month it's near impossible for me with 2,000+ views a video to rank.

The other side is there might just not be enough search a month to earn views. Some terms have 5,000 searches a month, and if you have a CTR (click through rate) of 10% in search that 500 views is about the max you could earn. A 10% CTR is on the high end of an average CTR which YT says an average CTR is between 2 - 10%.

Understanding all three helps you understand why you might not be getting views in search. People will blame either YouTube, TubeBuddy, but I always say the Data doesn't lie. Be sure to check it, and make sure you're doing all you can!

I hope this post helps shed some light, and I hope this makes it more clear!
this is a fantastic post. I learned a lot

I see a lot of people say statements as follow:

"I'm ranking in search, but I'm not getting views!?!" I wanted to take some time to explain why you may not be getting the views you want/ crave.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5kp4qv5dJM


Number 1: You Don't have Incognito Mode Set and are seeing biased results.

For starters, make sure you have your TubeBuddy set to INCOGNITO MODE!

View attachment 6661

You can tell if you have it set down here. This makes sure you see where you're ranking NOT LOGGED IN! YouTube gives biased results when you're logged in, so you want to see how you're ranking as if you've NEVER signed in before.

Number 2: You're ranking in search, but no one is clicking on your thumbnails.

This one is hard. A lot of times we THINK we have great thumbnails, but sadly our audience doesn't respond the way we would like. This is where impressions click through rate REALLY matter.

Impressions are when YouTube shows your Thumbnail in Search, related videos, and on the home page for at least a second. This matters because an impression means a new user saw it, and the CTR means when they saw it, they CLICKED THROUGH at a RATE to watch the videos (CTR).

To see this head to a YouTube Videos YouTube Analytics -> Reach Then click on impressions Click Through Rate, and then see more:

View attachment 6662

Once you click on SEE MORE you'll see the video's overall CTR, but we want to see how it's performing in search, so click on "Traffic Sources" here and it will reveal how your video's performing in SEARCH for it's thumbnail and title.

View attachment 6663

As you can see on my video here it's gotten 56,392 impressions and it has a 9.9% CTR in search so this video is performing well in search. This video is DESIGNED for search in mind, so for me this thumbnail is performing well.

If you're ranking, but not getting views check your impressions click through rate in search, and that can help you know if you need to make a change in the thumbnail. So you might be RANKING, but you're not getting anyone to click, so it doesn't matter if you show up, if no one interested in the video based on the title and thumbnail. NO one will click through, and watch the content stopping you from earning views.

Number 3: The Keyword you're targeting has too high of a view requirement for you to rank in.

Sometimes when doing TubeBuddy keyword research people don't understand how to read our scores. We understand, it can be a lot to take in :) Here's a quick video on how to read the scores:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbA5H-SCXic


Using that video as a reference point, we can see the idea of the minimum views required to reach the top 20 spots.

View attachment 6664

This term needs 101,000 VIEWS. I average 2,420 views. While that is good it's IMPOSSIBLE for me to reach that, so understanding that in the TubeBuddy weighted score... Which does require pro (Hey free trial if you haven't had one before: https://tubebuddy.com/freetrial)
However, it's impossible for me to rank for this term, so it's not possible right now. While there are 640,000 searches a month it's near impossible for me with 2,000+ views a video to rank.

The other side is there might just not be enough search a month to earn views. Some terms have 5,000 searches a month, and if you have a CTR (click through rate) of 10% in search that 500 views is about the max you could earn. A 10% CTR is on the high end of an average CTR which YT says an average CTR is between 2 - 10%.

Understanding all three helps you understand why you might not be getting views in search. People will blame either YouTube, TubeBuddy, but I always say the Data doesn't lie. Be sure to check it, and make sure you're doing all you can!

I hope this post helps shed some light, and I hope this makes it more clear!
I learned a lot...thank you!
 
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this is a fantastic post. I learned a lot


I learned a lot...thank you!
Thank you! :D

I’m curious why I would need x number of searches per month to rank for a particular keyword. Or is this just a ballpark estimate of the “SEO strength” of my channel?
You don't need it to rank, but if no one is looking for a term. You're ranking for a term no one is showing interest in.
 

Pete A Turner

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This is great It helped me fine tune what I'm doing...I should say, I've watched this several times as I tighten up my game. Just thought it would help to see that I'm still coming back to this and finding it valuable.
 

MarvelousGap

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I see a lot of people say statements as follow:

"I'm ranking in search, but I'm not getting views!?!" I wanted to take some time to explain why you may not be getting the views you want/ crave.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5kp4qv5dJM


Number 1: You Don't have Incognito Mode Set and are seeing biased results.

For starters, make sure you have your TubeBuddy set to INCOGNITO MODE!

View attachment 6661

You can tell if you have it set down here. This makes sure you see where you're ranking NOT LOGGED IN! YouTube gives biased results when you're logged in, so you want to see how you're ranking as if you've NEVER signed in before.

Number 2: You're ranking in search, but no one is clicking on your thumbnails.

This one is hard. A lot of times we THINK we have great thumbnails, but sadly our audience doesn't respond the way we would like. This is where impressions click through rate REALLY matter.

Impressions are when YouTube shows your Thumbnail in Search, related videos, and on the home page for at least a second. This matters because an impression means a new user saw it, and the CTR means when they saw it, they CLICKED THROUGH at a RATE to watch the videos (CTR).

To see this head to a YouTube Videos YouTube Analytics -> Reach Then click on impressions Click Through Rate, and then see more:

View attachment 6662

Once you click on SEE MORE you'll see the video's overall CTR, but we want to see how it's performing in search, so click on "Traffic Sources" here and it will reveal how your video's performing in SEARCH for it's thumbnail and title.

View attachment 6663

As you can see on my video here it's gotten 56,392 impressions and it has a 9.9% CTR in search so this video is performing well in search. This video is DESIGNED for search in mind, so for me this thumbnail is performing well.

If you're ranking, but not getting views check your impressions click through rate in search, and that can help you know if you need to make a change in the thumbnail. So you might be RANKING, but you're not getting anyone to click, so it doesn't matter if you show up, if no one interested in the video based on the title and thumbnail. NO one will click through, and watch the content stopping you from earning views.

Number 3: The Keyword you're targeting has too high of a view requirement for you to rank in.

Sometimes when doing TubeBuddy keyword research people don't understand how to read our scores. We understand, it can be a lot to take in :) Here's a quick video on how to read the scores:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbA5H-SCXic


Using that video as a reference point, we can see the idea of the minimum views required to reach the top 20 spots.

View attachment 6664

This term needs 101,000 VIEWS. I average 2,420 views. While that is good it's IMPOSSIBLE for me to reach that, so understanding that in the TubeBuddy weighted score... Which does require pro (Hey free trial if you haven't had one before: https://tubebuddy.com/freetrial)
However, it's impossible for me to rank for this term, so it's not possible right now. While there are 640,000 searches a month it's near impossible for me with 2,000+ views a video to rank.

The other side is there might just not be enough search a month to earn views. Some terms have 5,000 searches a month, and if you have a CTR (click through rate) of 10% in search that 500 views is about the max you could earn. A 10% CTR is on the high end of an average CTR which YT says an average CTR is between 2 - 10%.

Understanding all three helps you understand why you might not be getting views in search. People will blame either YouTube, TubeBuddy, but I always say the Data doesn't lie. Be sure to check it, and make sure you're doing all you can!

I hope this post helps shed some light, and I hope this makes it more clear!
Thank you for the post the information helped me a lot because I'm still learning tubebuddy and youtube
 

Naheed

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Thanks for sharing such a great piece of information. Especially the third
point is very helpful as many people don't understand how to read their
scores while doing TubeBuddy keyword research
 

Balma Tech

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I see a lot of people say statements as follow:

"I'm ranking in search, but I'm not getting views!?!" I wanted to take some time to explain why you may not be getting the views you want/ crave.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5kp4qv5dJM


Number 1: You Don't have Incognito Mode Set and are seeing biased results.

For starters, make sure you have your TubeBuddy set to INCOGNITO MODE!

View attachment 6661

You can tell if you have it set down here. This makes sure you see where you're ranking NOT LOGGED IN! YouTube gives biased results when you're logged in, so you want to see how you're ranking as if you've NEVER signed in before.

Number 2: You're ranking in search, but no one is clicking on your thumbnails.

This one is hard. A lot of times we THINK we have great thumbnails, but sadly our audience doesn't respond the way we would like. This is where impressions click through rate REALLY matter.

Impressions are when YouTube shows your Thumbnail in Search, related videos, and on the home page for at least a second. This matters because an impression means a new user saw it, and the CTR means when they saw it, they CLICKED THROUGH at a RATE to watch the videos (CTR).

To see this head to a YouTube Videos YouTube Analytics -> Reach Then click on impressions Click Through Rate, and then see more:

View attachment 6662

Once you click on SEE MORE you'll see the video's overall CTR, but we want to see how it's performing in search, so click on "Traffic Sources" here and it will reveal how your video's performing in SEARCH for it's thumbnail and title.

View attachment 6663

As you can see on my video here it's gotten 56,392 impressions and it has a 9.9% CTR in search so this video is performing well in search. This video is DESIGNED for search in mind, so for me this thumbnail is performing well.

If you're ranking, but not getting views check your impressions click through rate in search, and that can help you know if you need to make a change in the thumbnail. So you might be RANKING, but you're not getting anyone to click, so it doesn't matter if you show up, if no one interested in the video based on the title and thumbnail. NO one will click through, and watch the content stopping you from earning views.

Number 3: The Keyword you're targeting has too high of a view requirement for you to rank in.

Sometimes when doing TubeBuddy keyword research people don't understand how to read our scores. We understand, it can be a lot to take in :) Here's a quick video on how to read the scores:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbA5H-SCXic


Using that video as a reference point, we can see the idea of the minimum views required to reach the top 20 spots.

View attachment 6664

This term needs 101,000 VIEWS. I average 2,420 views. While that is good it's IMPOSSIBLE for me to reach that, so understanding that in the TubeBuddy weighted score... Which does require pro (Hey free trial if you haven't had one before: https://tubebuddy.com/freetrial)
However, it's impossible for me to rank for this term, so it's not possible right now. While there are 640,000 searches a month it's near impossible for me with 2,000+ views a video to rank.

The other side is there might just not be enough search a month to earn views. Some terms have 5,000 searches a month, and if you have a CTR (click through rate) of 10% in search that 500 views is about the max you could earn. A 10% CTR is on the high end of an average CTR which YT says an average CTR is between 2 - 10%.

Understanding all three helps you understand why you might not be getting views in search. People will blame either YouTube, TubeBuddy, but I always say the Data doesn't lie. Be sure to check it, and make sure you're doing all you can!

I hope this post helps shed some light, and I hope this makes it more clear!
Wow very usefull thanks
 

Yly66

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Here I saw for the first time that it is important to use as many tags as possible, thanks for the tips
 
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This is great It helped me fine tune what I'm doing...I should say, I've watched this several times as I tighten up my game. Just thought it would help to see that I'm still coming back to this and finding it valuable.
Thank you! That means a lot :O

Thank you for the post the information helped me a lot because I'm still learning tubebuddy and youtube
Happy to help, how is this Journey going?