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Channel Review What could I do to improve this channel?

swampthang

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User name: swampthang
Title of thread: What could I do to improve this channel?
Self review: This is a guitar instructional channel. The videos I posted over the last 4 weeks are really my first instructional videos so I realize it's very early in the development of the channel. I'm an absolute newbie but have been soaking up all I can to learn best practices, etc. I haven't paid enough attention to thumbnails and titles until the last 2 videos I posted. I felt like my growth was good on these initial videos because I've gotten 14.4K views and 400 subscribers. I'm realizing that I must work harder on making better videos, my CTR and average view duration. All of those have improved over the past week or so but impressions have absolutely tanked. I value your honest feedback.
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Link to channel: https://www.youtube.com/@guitarcreative
Link to other review post: https://community.tubebuddy.com/index.php?threads/53109/
 

MediaMan

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I don't know if you realize this or not, but for every 36 views you're getting a subscriber which is crazy amazing. My advice would be what ever the hell you're doing....do alot more of it!
 
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swampthang

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I don't know if you realize this or not, but for every 36 views you're getting a subscriber which is crazy amazing. My advice would be what ever the hell you're doing....do alot more of it!
Haha! Thanks, MediaMan! You made me smile. The thing I've seen over the last week or so is impressions have really dropped off. I suspect it has something to do with a too-low average click-through and average view duration. I see where this kind of drop-off is sort of a normal cycle for new channels. I will be posting 2 new videos this week so hopefully they'l do better in terms of CTR and average view duration enough that YouTube's algorithm will want to show it to more folks. Here are analytics...
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MediaMan

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The only thing I can add is, you're a new channel (same here with mine) and you only have 17 videos in what 3-4 months, so I don't know if there is enough data to assume anything long term to be honest. I was going to address your thumbs (text way too small) but it looks like you're on top of that with your 2 recent videos. Otherwise, just focus on good thumbs, keep the content informative and let it ride. You're off to a great start, I wouldn't stress too much at all. Once you get to 50-100 videos then you'll have some really good data to analyze.
 

Mauro's Mission

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My dad never learned how to read notes but played and plays the best I’ve ever heard. He’s like Steve vai in his prime. I’m 42 so he’s 61 and I’d like to learn so keep your videos coming out but try and improve titles and hashtags after titles and description and hashtags area and a good thumbnail and soon enough you will blow up. You got a valuable craft
 

somewhere in Korea

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from what I saw, your channel looks great and you're fun to watch ! your personality comes out and I think people will enjoy getting to know you through your videos as well. Perhaps the thumbnails could use a little tweaking to make them pop up a little more .. perhaps remove the busy backgrounds so you and the guitar are more emphasised ? But really your channel looks great so far. Good job !
 
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swampthang

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My dad never learned how to read notes but played and plays the best I’ve ever heard. He’s like Steve vai in his prime. I’m 42 so he’s 61 and I’d like to learn so keep your videos coming out but try and improve titles and hashtags after titles and description and hashtags area and a good thumbnail and soon enough you will blow up. You got a valuable craft
Thanks, Mauro! I'll take all that to heart. Really appreciate that.
 
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swampthang

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from what I saw, your channel looks great and you're fun to watch ! your personality comes out and I think people will enjoy getting to know you through your videos as well. Perhaps the thumbnails could use a little tweaking to make them pop up a little more .. perhaps remove the busy backgrounds so you and the guitar are more emphasised ? But really your channel looks great so far. Good job !
Thanks for the encouragement. Really appreciate it.
 
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swampthang

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The only thing I can add is, you're a new channel (same here with mine) and you only have 17 videos in what 3-4 months, so I don't know if there is enough data to assume anything long term to be honest. I was going to address your thumbs (text way too small) but it looks like you're on top of that with your 2 recent videos. Otherwise, just focus on good thumbs, keep the content informative and let it ride. You're off to a great start, I wouldn't stress too much at all. Once you get to 50-100 videos then you'll have some really good data to analyze.
Thanks. Sorry for the delay replying. I just spent the last 10 days absorbing the book, "How to Make Videos That Don't Suck" and creating my next video. I also created a new welcome video. Still working at getting my studio/office set up to do a better job of this. The video I posted Saturday has already seen improved CTR as well as average view duration. Getting there.