• Heya TubeBuddies! We have an ongoing outage and have identified a bug for Card and End-screen feature, due to the same, you will not be able to use our bulk card and end-screen tool . Our developers are working on the issue as we speak, we really apologise for the inconvenience caused due to this. Once the issue has been resolved or If we have any update, we will make an announcement about the same. Thank you for your patience over this! For more information, you can check - HERE!
  • Guest - Earn a FREE TubeBuddy Upgrade for being active on the forums! Click Here to learn how you earn free upgrades for TubeBuddy!
  • Guest - TubeBuddy has a discord! Click Here to join in the conversation!

Need Advice Show or Hide Subscriber Count?

Dexter Benin

Active Member
TubeBuddy User
32
6
www.youtube.com
Subscriber Goal
953
I've been comparing these strategies but still, I'm not convinced as to whether hiding or showing will be a great idea for us to do (as a newbie). The viewers tend to skip whenever they see that small subscriber count. Someone out there can share from their experience to understand more of this so-called strategy.

Or the question would have been "Showing and hiding subscriber count, does it really matter?
 

RobBalasabas

Trusted User
TubeBuddy User
252
13
www.youtube.com
Subscriber Goal
1000
I don't know, I'd lean on showing your sub count regardless of how big or small the number is.
If nothing else, it's a good way to stay accountable, and draw some motivation to seeing it grow over time.
Also, if you hide it, I think that most people will automatically just assume that it's because you have a low sub count, so you might as well show it :)

Just my $0.02
 

Venture

Well-Known Member
TubeBuddy Pro
278
11
www.aavehypes.com
Subscriber Goal
1000
Hmm same matter goes with my channel, you know, it kind of new and most people watch and I think 80% who watch don't even intend to sub and I wonder if my sub count is too small that's they watch but don't sub. It's kind of confusing.
 

Damon

Trusted User
Trusted User
2,654
25
www.blackwarriorlures.com
Subscriber Goal
10000
I showed my subscriber count the whole time. People don't subscribe because they see a number. They subscribe because your content was compelling enough for them to subscribe.
 
Last edited:

Ater

Very Well-Known Member
TubeBuddy Pro
305
16
I never subscribe to channels that hide the sub count. Hiding it makes me feel like the channel is doing something fishy, trying to fool me.

I don't mind subscribing to channels with a small sub count as long as it meet the same criteria I have for medium and large channels:
I need to really like them and they need to have a lot of quality content and post regularly videos that makes me wanna come back for more.

Also some people prefering smaller channels since that increased the possabillity to interact with the content creator and be a part of his or hers community.
 

Maribel

Active Member
TubeBuddy User
32
6
Subscriber Goal
1000
It's all up to your preference, actually. If you feel ashamed of your subscriber count or proud no matter how many or little it is, right?
 

Stanley | Team TB

Amazingly Decent and Not-At-All Terrible Fishing
Administrator
Moderator
TubeBuddy Staff
2,538
25
Subscriber Goal
250000
Yeah I much prefer when a channel shows the count. I don't judge on the number and am proud of the fact that I have been a supporter of dozens of channels since they were at the under-1,000 sub level. But hiding it just reflects a lack of confidence that inherently causes me to not care about subscribing quite as much.
 

Muzafir

Known Member
109
8
this is a best option for new channels but dont know its available for new users or not
 

MattCommand1

YT & TB Forum Enthusiast
TubeBuddy Pro
Trusted User
876
23
livinginjohnscreek.com
Subscriber Goal
1001
I never subscribe to channels that hide the sub count. Hiding it makes me feel like the channel is doing something fishy, trying to fool me.
I find it odd when people hid their subscriber number. Like @Ater said, I feel it is "suspicious" like they have something to hide. It actually draws MORE negative attention from me and I am LESS inclined to subscribe because they don't display it. I have a lot more mental chatter about it than if they simply displayed a low subscriber number.

Yeah I much prefer when a channel shows the count. I don't judge on the number and am proud of the fact that I have been a supporter of dozens of channels since they were at the under-1,000 sub level. But hiding it just reflects a lack of confidence that inherently causes me to not care about subscribing quite as much.
I am definitely with @Stanley OrchardBuddy when he says it indicates a lack of confidence. Everyone had to start with zero. If there is a creator I am interested in, I will subscribe regardless of the number of subscribers because I am interested in the creator and their work.

Here on TB, there are a fair number of creators who don't display their subscriber count. I have a natural inclination to avoid the channel when they do that.