Is there any place to promote Youtube Channel

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Dominator211, Nov 27, 2019.

  1. Dominator211
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    Well, guys, as far as I am aware this is against the rules to self advertise, but I am really out of ideas as to get my channel out there. It ain't much now but I want to grow it to something respectable. As far as I know, there are little no places to help out channels grow. if anybody knows of such a place. Please let me know
     
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    You do have a signature for a reason.

    Anyway hoping to get picked up by the algorithm is probably like doing financial planning hoping for lottery wins, and probably worse these days as a lot of options previously available are no longer so (no video responses, voice recog being accurate enough to play censor on a wide scale, harsh/enforced rules, said rules not being spelled out...). You can help it along (tight editing, good sound, good thoughts/delivery that one might not necessarily get elsewhere or if they can then maybe you get it first...) but just as many seem to stumble across a format after having tried a whole bunch of things, put in inordinate amounts of work or maybe actually have the "don't start nothing, won't be nothing" thing work out in their favour, and while I am not going to encourage chasing virality then there are perks if you should manage it (I quite respect those that have a viral video and then either go deeper for those that are interested, or continue plugging along with their mainline content, rather than abandoning everything).

    Still

    Are your videos relevant to a discussion at hand (best not to do the asked and answered thing though*). Share some key points from it and "I did this video which goes further into it" (some might also mix their video in with some others).

    *mind you there are means. Assuming you don't get invited to do it then do they supplement some text you care to write. Key word is supplement (simple transcription is dubious) there if you want it to fly in most places, though make it stand up by itself as well (think how a TV series might have a supplementary book)..

    You can try pitching to websites but there are few of those these days that do such things and they will tend to commission shows instead (content distribution networks having thankfully died off somewhat). Collaborations are also a fun one, though there are three main varieties (similar activity channels cross pollinating, higher activity ones doing the lower one something of a favour, and once big ones now failing looking to claw something back either from a still big one or an up and coming one).

    Much of this can be applied wherever there is discussion. People try to tell me such discussion only happens in comments pages (assuming they exist) of big websites, video form (which is then hard to get a leg up in**), facebook and reddit these days (possibly also discord) but eh really.

    **something like youtube might be fairly saturated but you could become the king of bitchute or something, and then try to cross back. I don't know how many manage that -- while I watch a lot of youtube I have never actually watched a video on Twitch and when drama happens I get all these names thrown at me and have no clue who any of them are.
     
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  3. Dominator211
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    Dominator211 JFK's Jelly Donut

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    You seem to be taking this as if I wanted to make money. that isn't my main goal here. I want to grow and let more people know about my content and who I am. As for why I started that is somthing at this time i would prefer to keep to myself. I know self-promoting is against the rules here. it is just I've been around here for a while and certain threads I make, get a lot of coverage. So I thought this would be the best place to try!
     
  4. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    I was not thinking money here, though if your content is at least theoretically monetisable it will help matters (they are running a business that burns resources rather fast after all, and plenty of things noted if you skew away from it then it gets distributed less). The above was mainly about how people get big/word out and how they sometimes falter along the way.

    Origin stories are fun but I don't think I asked about it, and you can save that for your bigger than Jesus sub count announcement or whatever.

    Still put the channel in your signature. It is what it is there for. Assuming the channel itself is within the rules then it should all be good.
    If you have a video analysis of a topic under discussion you can make a reply and say I also made a video on the matter. Preferably it is not you rambling in bad vlog/voiceover format and is reasonably scripted, concise or edited to mimic said same but that is probably just basics really. It is more that we want to avoid the deluge of "check out my channel" threads/replies that allowing such things tends to amount to. Going a bit further then as mentioned if you have a nice video supplement to an article you write it might only not be allowed on the forums but a passing staffer might well click the promote to portal button as the video is functionally no different to a screenshot or graph you made for said article, what sort of growth it will gain you I don't know (the "click through rate" equivalent is probably on the smaller end though).

    One of the key words there is only. Make it a topic we can have a discussion about (we extensively discuss and review a lot of new games, game news, old games, game hacks, console hacks, game/console repair, game concepts, industry concepts... and I presume at least some of your content falls in line with that).
     
  5. DinohScene

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    You may put your Youtube channel in your signature.
     
  6. leon315

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    afak, MANY youtubers also stream on TWITCH then let BOT to post yuotube link to promote their channel.
    OFC you must have cool contents....
     
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