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YouTube Question What has been the most successful platform for promoting your content?

HalfwayDcent

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Hi everyone!
I'm curious what creators have found to be the most successful platform for promoting their content and bringing in views?
Has it been a social media site like twitter, instagram, tiktok, etc.?
A forum like this one?
I saw someone recently talking about how reddit has caused a huge spike in traffic on their channel.
What has your experience been?
 
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Facebook and Twitter have pretty much been an even distribution of views, but LinkedIn was the biggest push for my last video to be honest.
 

wesplan bdg

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use Social media FB,IG and Whatsup group for new viewers...maybe, u can collaborate with any one...
 
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Beanie Draws

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Possibly Instagram. My art combained with my youtube link in my profile leads people to be interested enough in finding out more about me, so they click on the video. Twitter has it's moments, but I don't think twitter has long term potential compared to the gallery nature of Instagram, despite twitter allowing direct links to video. The instant, and non gallery nature of twitter kind of works against it. So I dare say Instagram.
 

Deciden0w

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For now, mostly from my personal Facebook account then on Facebook groups I joined based on my niche (Fitness & Nutrition). Second is Reddit with my own niche. Last is Instagram since I'm not too active there. Also I been trying to be active in YouTube via commenting on the videos I watch. No so sure how that will help
 

Damo’s Paintings

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For me, nothing but YouTube itself, as pointed out by my analytics, discord was the worst, Reddit has it’s moments, instagram is ok but posting links means they’re inactive, Facebook is just an ocean of sub4sub.

YouTube is it :blush:
 

Damo’s Paintings

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Hey Damo, how else can you suggest to promote in YouTube, besides commenting?
Just keep uploading, that’s mainly all it is, the rest is done by the YouTube algorithm, basically it’s figuring out what your content is about and what niche you’re in, then it’s recommending it to the appropriate audience, and if your video does really well, YouTube will keep promoting said videos, but if not they’ll down rank said videos.

This is why SEO is important when making titles and writing descriptions, paired with kick *** thumbnails, optimizing these to your target audience will rank you in search, but ultimately you want to make sure your videos have something valuable for your audience, you need to make really good content that’s so attractive that it will attract more views and subscribers, but of course, easier said than done, you want big numbers, you gotta earn them, which means you gotta work.
 

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Instagram, Discord, Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, Snapchat, Quora, Drummitup, Sharree, Trinding.
 

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To be honest, I don't really post my videos on my personal social media pages because I feel like those people aren't really interested in the content I make since half of the people that follow me are my parents, their friends, and other adults that I have gone to places or interacted with (like gone to church with them). I also don't like just posting a video link on the social media pages because I feel like it's spam and people are just gonna go right on passed it. I also don't really wanna create a page for just my followers to follow me just cause I'm shy and kinda like staying under a pen name. I've also actually tried making a twitter page for my youtube but then somehow even though I was under my youtube channel's name (Legacy) some people that I actually know have found it and followed me.

But I have shared my videos and channel with online friends and on forums (like in discord groups I'm in, game alliance, one here, etc).
 

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Twitter and Instagram. Although through Instagram, I get traffic that I'm not particularly fond of, but it does show me that older posts can gain traction lol
 

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Hi everyone!
I'm curious what creators have found to be the most successful platform for promoting their content and bringing in views?
Has it been a social media site like twitter, instagram, tiktok, etc.?
A forum like this one?
I saw someone recently talking about how reddit has caused a huge spike in traffic on their channel.
What has your experience been?
I've found a lot of success on twitter, discord, and even here on the forums. I love promoting through blog posts, and seeing the organic traffic from google in the analytics :D
 

Growing Up Walls

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Just keep uploading, that’s mainly all it is, the rest is done by the YouTube algorithm, basically it’s figuring out what your content is about and what niche you’re in, then it’s recommending it to the appropriate audience, and if your video does really well, YouTube will keep promoting said videos, but if not they’ll down rank said videos.
This is remarkably similar to my favorite theory about marketing as a writer - your best marketing is your next book. And it makes sense. Good content , or improving content, will bring in the views.

To answer the original question, I'm having good results when I'm being authentic, no matter which platform I use. When I tweet on my personal account about my excitement for my new video, my friends are engaged - same for Facebook. I don't drop links in conversations online, but if I do have a video that may solve a problem, I'll mention it and they'll ask for it. I don't have much luck when I just post links - on a Facebook page (nobody uses those anymore), on a dedicated Twitter account just to post new videos (although I'll keep it as I see the value to have a place for people to go for updates if I'm not able to post for some reason), or on Pinterest.
 

Kaos71

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Hi everyone!
I'm curious what creators have found to be the most successful platform for promoting their content and bringing in views?
Has it been a social media site like twitter, instagram, tiktok, etc.?
A forum like this one?
I saw someone recently talking about how reddit has caused a huge spike in traffic on their channel.
What has your experience been?
Reddit giveth and taketh away... I have always been a little apprehensive about using it all that much because there certainly is a wild west mentality on a lot of those subreddits. You will get a lot of views but it only takes 1-2 people over there to decide they are going to drag you (for no reason at all) and it all goes down hill. Maybe I am just being too cautious but have talked to a few people who have had some negative experiences when it comes to trying to gain visibility over there.

I keep slamming things on YouTube, have a personal and a couple of work pages on Facebook, work hard on a couple of different Twitter accounts (two work and one personal) and that is about it (I just don't really 'get' Instagram or Snap or some of these other platforms... I am doing the best I can to stay current on the platforms that I know how to use to varying degrees).