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New Charity YouTube channel – tips to get started

YouTube is one of the most popular websites in the world and is the #1 video destination online. With this easy-to-understand guide, we will help your new YouTube channel off to a flying start.

So many charities start YouTube Channels and wonder why, after months of work and uploading, they still don’t have more than a few hundred subscribers.

In this guide we will take you through the first 48 hours of your new YouTube channel from registration to upload.

Increase Charity YouTube views for free with our tips

Making your charity channel popular can be a challenge, a hard one at that. So many people want to increase YouTube views on their videos but where to start? Read on for our free top Increase YouTube views tips and you will see your views spike. It can take a while for your views to start increasing so don’t think you will do a few of these and suddenly see big results.

Top 10 ways to increase YouTube views

  1. Research the keywords you are going to use before upload, include them in your file name, then upload to YouTube.
  2. Make sure your title, description  and tags are filled out and always use the same keywords as your file name.
  3. Promote like crazy! The more external signals you can point at your video the better. Tweet, Facebook and Google Plus are all great places to get some social sharing happening and a sure fire way to increase YouTube views.

The most important YouTube Advice you will ever read! Charity YouTube algorithm watch minutes advice

The big ‘secret’ that people want you to pay for is this… the more minutes of a video a user watches, the more popular that video is in YouTube‘s eyes… shock horror!

So there you go, it’s not a secret and it’s not worth paying for that information when YouTube has been up front in making it known that from now on Watch Minutes mean more than comments, likes, clicks and back-links or any other metric you care to throw around.

That’s not to say the other signals aren’t in play, but what YouTube really cares about is how much of a video is watched before the viewer moves on to other content.

If the viewer stays on YouTube then the previous video they watched gets extra signal that can help its rankings.

Charity YouTube video checklist for every video you make

Every time you upload a new Charity Youtube video it’s worth running through our checklist to make sure you don’t miss a vital step that will ensure your video has the best chance of being seen by the YouTube community and beyond..

New video YouTube checklist

  1. Choose your video file name carefully and do some research into the popular words people use
  2. Optimize your title, description and tags to match your file name
  3. Titles should include your keywords at the front
  4. Description should be 150 words+ and include your keywords a few times
  5. Use appropriate tags but don’t go overboard
  6. Closed caption your video if it has dialog
  7. Add annotations to your video, including your keywords
  8. Tell all your social network friends about your video
  9. Watch / comment on other videos similar to your upload
  10. Relax!

As you can see, a fair amount of work for each video you make on top of actually making the video.

This is just a baseline so much more you can do to help your video reach a wide audience.

It total it should take you around an hour and a half per video, not including the closed caption time.

The reason we do all this is to help your video get seen in YouTube search and in syndication around the web.

Taking your YouTube checklist to the next level

If you want to take your YouTube checklist to the next level you can also try the following:

Watch your own video from different computers, watch it all the way through. Do this twice per IP, it will help your watch minutes and make your video more popular in the eye of YouTube.

Gain backlinks from blogs, a link to your video or better yet your video embedded on other websites can really help you grow your audience.

We hope this New video YouTube checklist has been helpful. Do get in touch if you want to discuss the service we offer.

If you want to get the best from YouTube we recommend doing a few things for every new video you make. Use our new YouTube video checklist to see how you do. It does take a bit of time but the results will be worth it, we promise you.

In our experience few YouTubers do even half of the things on our new video YouTube checklist, how many do you do?

Charity YouTube boost views with comments on videos

A good way to boost your YouTube views is to help people discover your charity YouTube channel by commenting on videos that fit your subject matter or “niche” as it’s more commonly known. Search for videos that interest your channel, watch the video and leave an insightful or useful comment.

Don’t go crazy as YouTube will give you a temporary ban if you comment on too many videos in a short space of time on average you can make 3 comments per hour. When commenting on a video the video owner will see your comment and might visit your channel and check out your videos. Anyone seeing the video where you left the comment may read your comment and visit your charity YouTube channel.

At the same time YouTube users can vote up or down on a comment they find useful or helpful and you may find your comment on the top of the stack.

Charity YouTube keyword research for your videos, titles and tags

Everyone uploads videos, but do you do your YouTube keyword research before uploading? Like I say, loads of people upload but few take the time to work out what’s popular on YouTube before uploading.

Did you know you can use Google Adwords to do YouTube keyword research data for your title and tags before you upload your video to YouTube? All you need is a free Adwords account. Go into tools & analysis, then keyword research.

Enter the keywords you think best fit your video, press search and Google will return results in different broad matches. Use the + symbol to explore these keywords in more detail. Google will give you an idea of search volume which you can use to refine your Why Youtube Title, Description and Tags are important for Videos YouTube video title and tag Why YouTube Title, Description and Tags are important for Videos. If you see a keyword that fits just as well but has higher search volume use that word instead.

Optimize Charity YouTube videos title description and tags

We all do it… upload a new video to YouTube and forget or haven’t got the time to fill out all the information. In fact 90% of YouTube users don’t bother!

So here is the best advice anyone can give you for YouTube. Take the time to optimize YouTube title, description and tags.

You can do research to help you establish the most popular words people are searching for and make sure to use those words in your YouTube title, description and tags. This will ensure YouTube takes notice of your video and makes it available for discovery by search. The rest is down to views. If people like your video and you have great title, description and tags, you may find yourself getting even more LOVE from YouTube.

Charity YouTube SEO getting started guide

Charity YouTube is one of the most powerful marketing and promotion tools available to non-profits anywhere in the world. Although to get the best from it you need to know the basics of SEO, Search Engine Optimisation.

While things like watch time, comments and likes all play a part in helping your video appear in YouTube / Google’s search engines, you also need to help the search engines by doing some basic YouTube SEO to your video page.

Before you optimise your meta data do some Keyword research to find out the most popular search phrase used to find videos similar to your own. Not much point using a title that no one is searching for!

How to Use Social Media in a Positive Way

Hey Social Media keyboard warrior, are you tired of staying up late staring at a blinking screen and arguing about politics and current affairs with random people you vaguely know on Facebook?

Do you feel a little bit guilty about tearing into a blogger with a highly critical and inflammatory comment? When you look through your Twitter feed, is it filled with sarcasm and ridicule?

Do you specifically search through forums and profiles of people with opposing views from you, looking to start an argument?

The Internet and social media allows us the effortless ability to communicate with millions of people around the world, many of them perfect strangers.

This means that we can jump into a conversation about anything we choose, at any time. We can share our opinions, ask questions and explain why we think what we do. While this is an incredibly gift, it can also be used in negative ways.

Promoting charity through social media

Social media has been with us for a while now, offering unprecedented possibilities in forms of communication and enabling the exchange of information at a rate that was never thought possible before, allowing companies access to hundreds of millions of people no matter where they live.

Yet, for various reasons, the marketing potential social media channels allow us still remains largely unexplored and unexploited.

Most companies, yet alone charities, have plenty of room to grow their influence on social media. According to a number of acclaimed researches, most charities (and companies) apparently fail to grasp the full possibilities of promotion through social media, or fail to successfully implement their often naive and/or poorly developed promotional strategies.