Did Taeyong Buy YouTube Views on His Personal YouTube Channel?

Taeyong Reveals His Personal YouTube Channel

Things from South Korea are increasingly getting popular. For instance, movies or television series like Train to Busan or Squid Game were the talks of the town when they came out. And until now, people would not shut up about them.

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YouTube Views and Electric Vehicles: Google Integration Start With Volvo

YouTube Views and Electric Vehicles Google Integration Start With Volvo

Google is among the three big tech companies. And no one can say it does not deserve the spot. The company has developed innovations that have proven to be very useful. 

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What to Expect on the Planned Integration of YouTube and Edge Browser?

What to Expect on the Planned Integration of YouTube and Edge Browser?

Google still reigns as the world’s biggest website. And the company’s web browser remains one of the most preferred web browsers. But recently, Microsoft Edge has been making waves. 

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Batman Demonstrates Insanely Creative Use of YouTube Ads

YouTube Ads Start Casting Campaign for the Upcoming Premiere of The Batman

Batman has been using YouTube Ads to great effect lately, reaching a wide audience with his creative and engaging videos. His ads have been helping him raise awareness for his brand and promote his new products.

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YouTube Launched “Stories” Feature, Just Like Instagram

Since it was added as a feature on Instagram and Facebook, Stories has become a major staple of our social media life. In fact, Instagram has the highest number of users this year with over 400 million daily. It has even surpassed Snapchat and Facebook.

Who would have thought that this kind of posting format will hit big? Its popularity encouraged even other platforms to include it as one of their features. Netflix and Airbnb are now following in the popularity of this social media format. Not only that, YouTube is trying to also incorporate it into its platform.

YouTube is launching a “Stories” format and called it “Reels”. The video tech giant is currently testing it with its YouTube creators that has over 10,000 subscribers. It was successful with Instagram. Now, the question is, will it be successful with YouTube?

Do creators and subscribers really need this kind of format in the platform?

Features of YouTube Reels

YouTube is trying to create a not so similar Stories format for its platform. One is the people who have access to it.  

In Instagram, anyone with the account can post their stories. However, with YouTube, posting Reels is only a feature available to creators with large followings. And instead of the normal 24 hours, the Reel gets to stay in their account for a week or seven long days. YouTube is also allowing multiple stories which are very different with Instagram and Snapchat.

Subscribers will be able to find the creator’s stories in the Subscriptions tab, while for non-subscribers, it will be in the “Up next” list. On the other hand, just like Instagram’s Stories, there will also be some editing features in Reels. Creators can add filters, music, stickers to their video stories.

What is also good is that viewers can add a comment on the Reels. They can also comment with thumbs up or thumbs down or even give a heart icon if they like the video.

YouTube Communities

Since YouTube is only opening the Reel features to creators with over 10,000 subscribers, we can say that it is trying to build its communities. It also aims to promote channels as well as increase engagement.

Other creators have already started using the feature. They used it to create behind the scene accounts for the videos that they are creating and will be publishing in the platform. This creates an exciting feeling for the viewers and YouTube subscribers.

With this feature, YouTube is encouraging its users to stay on the platform, especially for its creators. Now creators don’t need to head to Facebook, Instagram or other social media to post updates on their videos or accounts. They can use YouTube Reels to do that. They can update their viewers easier and in a low key way.

YouTube Reels is also a good opportunity for creators who occasionally creates videos. They can close the gaps by updating its viewers of what is happening to them. On the other hand, for vloggers who are posting frequently, using Reels may be a redundancy for them.

In the end, Reels is about making creators stay with the platform and increasing their audience engagement.

Mix reactions

Creators and users have mixed reactions about YouTube Reels. Some say that YouTube is just jumping into the bandwagon of the Stories and it really does not need it. Another is that YouTube is just limiting it to its well-followed creators. It means there is no opportunity for budding YouTubers or small startups to try the feature.

Perhaps, the reason for this is that YouTube is trying to crack down and weed out inappropriate content on its platform. It is also cutting advertising rights to creators who are producing explicit content or graphical images.

On the other hand, other creators think that it is not reasonable to cut out advertising privileges just because the creator is touching the subjects of sex, mental health, and politics.

The problem with YouTube’s algorithm is that creators with high following continue to flourish, while those small and starting creators are bound to fail. This is because YouTube’s algorithm only favors those that have a sustainable following. They monetize them, while those that are small failed to get the monetization that they need since they are not given the right amount of exposure on the platform.

Using Reels, it is only another way to help those who have established accounts to flourish more. If Reels aim is to build community, wouldn’t be right to allow others to use it so other communities will be bigger? Also, it will help small or budding creators to create bigger communities?

10,000 subscribers may just be a small number for others. But with many YouTubers out there, it is hard to compete for attention. Thus, it is not easy to reach this number in a short period of time. Worse, those unfortunate creators have been in the platform for a long time and still fail to hit the 1000 subscriber mark.

It is also hard to gauge if Reels will be able to get audience engagement since the only indicator that you will have is comments and the reactions of the viewers.

Its purpose of audience engagement is good. However, if no one is using it, then it is a useless feature.

Advertising

With Reels, brands can also use it to promote their product or campaign. They can create a poll, snippets or behind the scene footages.

It will be the same with Instagram. However, the big question is, will brands use Reels if they are already successful in using Instagram? Are they ready to take a risk in using another platform for their brand?

Remember paid ads on social media is not cheap. And trying to use all possible social media and social media features will surely cost your brands heaps of money. So better to think carefully and decide wisely which one will be effective for your brand. And if Instagram is effective for you, will you still move to other platforms, whether that platform has the same feature and purpose?

This feature is new. And it is hard to imagine a lot of people taking and consuming it in a short period of time. Furthermore, if it is not their platform, they won’t bother checking it out or much more use it.

These YouTube Reels is an interesting experiment. However, only the changes in the digital trends will tell if it will be successful just like with Instagram. Facebook and Snapchat has a steady follower on their own Story features, but will that mean the same for YouTube?

Get Free YouTube Views the Easy Way

YouTube is the go-to platform not only for watching videos, but also for promoting one’s brand. While it’s quite easy to upload your videos there, making your videos be noticed isn’t always an easy task.

There are, however easy tactics you can apply to get free YouTube views for your uploaded videos. You have to make sure the videos are optimized in terms of searchability and clickability, then improve their branding.  

Video optimization tactics for free YouTube views

Video optimization tactics for YouTube can be categorized into two: use traditional SEO tactics, and improve your user’s experience. Let’s break down these two further.

Use SEO tactics

To get started on getting those free Free YouTube views, you have to make sure that people find your videos first. Some SEO tactics you can employ to achieve this goal include:

  • Check competitors in your niche: Pay attention to their most viewed videos and the keywords prominently used in their videos’ titles, descriptions, and tags.
  • Check and list the good keywords: After finding the prominent keywords, use tools like Google AdWords to check if these keywords are indeed good. List down those keywords with the highest search frequency and best stats.
  • Apply the good keywords into your videos: Incorporate keywords wisely into the title, description, and tags, but don’t overuse them. YouTube and other search engines will know if you’re abusing their system.

Using the right keywords, plus other SEO tactics, will certainly make your videos searchable to potential viewers.

Get Free YouTube Views the Easy Way

Optimize the viewer’s experience

After you worked on the SEO side, it’s now time to make your videos clickable and improve the viewer’s experience. Two ways you can make this happen include:

  • Put a catchy thumbnail image: Use bright, clear, attractive photos. If it’s possible, use pictures with humans as people easily relate with such images.
  • Optimize the video description: A description will not only help in terms of searchability; it will also help your video get those precious clicks. Use brief, on-point descriptions to tell your viewers what the video is all about.

These two methods should pique the interests of your viewers so they will instantly click on your videos.

Branding tactics for free YouTube views

Optimizing videos will help make them searchable and clickable, but that’s just half the work. If you want your videos to be remembered, you have to work on their branding as well. Here are some ways you can improve your branding:

  • Maintain a regular schedule for uploading videos, and advertise them.
  • Put consistent images in your header, profile, and thumbnails.
  • Include other brand information in the header, like a link to your website or social media profiles.
  • Use regular backdrops for your videos.
  • Present your videos in a consistent manner. For instance, some YouTubers use their own style of intros and catchphrase.

Using a consistent schedule, appearance, and presentation will make your videos worth remembering and get those free YouTube views.

Example of YouTube branding

As an example, check out how software company Adobe Creative Cloud applied some of the above tactics in crafting its YouTube’s channel. The images in the header and thumbnails are colorful and attractive; it even has a human face in there. The video descriptions are on-point, telling you exactly what a specific video is all about. Viewers get a constant supply of useful content, and the social media handles are clearly displayed on the header.

While all these tactics seem like easy steps, they have been used by successful YouTubers in promoting their videos and channels. Check these tactics out, apply them to your own videos, and watch your YouTube view count increase without spending a lot.

For YouTube Views: Dad Fed Kids Laxatives & Filmed Their Suffering

For YouTube Views: Dad Fed Kids Laxatives & Filmed Their Suffering

YouTube has become a source of different kinds of entertainment, but the type that draws the most attention a.k.a. “views” are pranks, both the good-natured and mean-spirited ones. To what extent would a YouTuber go in a prank to get lots of views on YouTube?

It looks like Cordero James Brady, a famous YouTuber known as CJ So Cool, can go as far as putting the health of his kids at risk.

In a video that has since been taken down, CJ could be seen pouring laxatives on ice cream that he then served to his kids. An hour and a half later, the children experienced stomach pains and they could be seen crying, holding their stomach, and running to the toilet. It was grueling to watch, but what was more appalling was that CJ followed his kids to the toilet while cracking jokes and laughing at them.

The 29-year old father seemed to be unaware about the health risk he exposed his children to. Taking excessive laxatives when your bowel movement is normal could make your stomach hurt so much you could faint. More harmful and long term side effects include dehydration and kidney failure.

While this isn’t the first time that CJ pulled pranks on his family, this can very well be the worst. The video was taken down after Babe.net listed all the demeaning things CJ did to rack up YouTube views.

The article cited  Dr. Kortney Peagram, the founder of an organization called Bulldog Solution which aims to end child abuse. Dr. Peagram said, “Harming your child on purpose with laxatives is child abuse. That’s child endangerment. [He is] ‘harming his children and bullying them to pull pranks on each other, it is really disturbing. He’s modeling inappropriate behavior and encouraging it by laughter… He’s teaching his children that it’s okay to harm each other for a good laugh.”

Other pranks CJ pulled on his family ar:

  • He made his wife think that one of their kids drowned in the pool.
  • He made his family think they’d lost their house.
  • He woke his children up by lighting fireworks inside their room.
  • He threw a waterproof speaker on the pool to make his kids think that they are going to be electrocuted.
  • He made them think someone stole their brand new car.
  • He convinced his kids that he cut their hair.
  • He destroyed their toys to see their reaction.

Some of these videos are already taken down, but this about sums up what this father can do just to garner views and earn money on YouTube. Of course, CJ also has some good deeds on published YouTube such as feeding the homeless, surprising his family with a grand mansion, and giving away gifts. These videos show how much of a loving father and caring person he could be if he wasn’t acting like a complete and totally irredeemable ass.

The laxative video was used in a criminal case against CJ Brady who now has a record with Child Protective Services. CJ’s YouTube channel was disabled during the investigation, but it is now up again with more than 6.5 million subscribers and the YouTuber had been posting regular content ever since.

For the sake of YouTube views

CJ Brady is only one among thousands on YouTube that are willing to do degrading, unthinkable, and sometimes offensive things for the sake of YouTube views:

  • Logan Paul is one good example of this. The YouTube star vlogged his way to a Japanese suicide forest and didn’t stop filming even when they found a body hanging on a tree. Not only that, but he cracked jokes, seemingly making light of the man’s suicide.
  • In another video, Logan Paul can also be seen mocking people who toss coins in the Sensoji Temple offerings box.
  • Another YouTuber known as DaddyOfFive was charged with child neglect after they pulled a prank on their children. He lost custody over two of his kids as a result.

Several YouTubers do similar things to gain thousands and even millions of views which translates to income. The majority of the time, this is the only source of income for these families so they have to find a way to catch the attention of the viewers. Even so, money is too shallow a reason for subjecting children to humiliation and physical or emotional pain.

We hope that the CJ Brady, Logan Paul and DaddyOfFive on YouTube will find other ways to earn money on YouTube that doesn’t require tormenting their family members in pranks and gags that can affect them psychologically.

Attract Even More YouTube Views With These Optimization Tips

Attract Even More YouTube Views With These Optimization Tips

Attracting more viewers to your YouTube videos is by no means easy. There are a variety of important things to do to get more people watching, one of which is proper video optimization. Here is a series of optimization tips that will help you catch people’s interest more and boost your viewership.

Write the perfect video title

When coming up with a title for your video, the goal is to make it as descriptive as possible. Incorporating the right keywords is the first step here. Consider which terms your audience will most likely use to search for your video. YouTube’s own autocomplete function is a surprisingly helpful tool for determining keywords. Other common options you can go with are:

Use these tools not just to create your list of keywords, but also to determine which ones will bring the best possible results.

Don’t just drop your keyword into the title. For the keyword to perform as intended, you have to incorporate it organically. Using it in a question is a good tactic, as it will pique people’s interest, telling them that you are going to answer that question.

You also need to provide some context in your video title to give people a better idea of what the video is all about. Add situational words or phrases to direct it to specific subsets of your audience. You can also include appropriate superlative words to create more emphasis on your title’s topic.

Use your descriptions wisely

While you can write any length of video descriptions, you need to pay attention to the first 125 characters. This section serves as the meta description for the video that is shown on the search results in and out of YouTube.

When writing this section, use the primary keyword you want to associate with the video. Make sure that it is well-incorporated to the text to give people a better context. Your short video description should also fit within the character limit to be sure that it won’t be cut off when displayed on the search results.

Beyond that section, your description should provide more helpful information for viewers. Some ways you can do this are:

  • Giving additional details: You can clarify some of the points in your video or add details that might not have been covered.
  • Having a transcript: Adding a written transcription of your video makes it more accessible to viewers while boosting its discoverability.
  • Adding relevant links: Direct your viewers to external links that build up on your video’s information. This could be articles, websites, or even other videos.
  • Including your channel signature: Make sure that every video you upload has links to your associated pages, like social media profiles or your personal website.

These tactics turn the description into an integral part of your video content, getting viewers more involved.

Tag your videos the right way

Having a tagging strategy will help make your videos more discoverable. One strategy you can employ is the tag tree method. It involves breaking down your video title into different phrases that viewers might actually use to search for your videos. Blogger Jessica Stansberry, who developed the method, demonstrates how it works in this video.

Once you have a selection of tags, don’t just drop them randomly. Add the most relevant ones first, then order everything in terms of decreasing relevance. This ensures that YouTube will be able to categorize your videos for the most appropriate tags. Don’t stuff too many tags in your video tag section; 20 should be enough to cover a video effectively.

Optimize after uploading

A common misconception about YouTube video optimization is that it is done only before uploading. For your videos to perform well, you need to continue refining it for future audiences. Go through your analytics and see how your video performs, then make adjustments.

Feel free to experiment on the tweaks you do on your videos, like:

  • Add an end screen: YouTube lets you quickly create end screens for your existing videos through the video manager. Include links to your other videos or external sites.
  • Create custom thumbnails: Rewatch your video, and find the clip that would best describe it. Upload that image as a new thumbnail, and see if it’s better at generating audience interest.
  • Rewrite your descriptions: Experiment with different description content that will best fit the video and your audience.
  • Retag your videos: If you find that your videos are not drawing in more viewers, you can try revising the tags to get a better fit for your target audience’s search habits.

Make sure that you record your test results for use in future videos.

These tips are just part of the different strategies you can use of optimizing your videos. Explore other techniques, and you will soon be attracting more viewers to your videos.

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Why YouTube Views Disappear And How You Can Regain Them

Attracting views to your YouTube videos is a tedious process. You often need to do a lot of marketing and promotions just to gain a few hundred views. That is why seeing your view count drop can be a nerve-wracking experience. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why you may be losing views and learn some effective remedies.

The truth behind lost YouTube views

The main reasons why you lose views is because of YouTube’s own auditing process. Unlike before when the site only starts to audit when a video goes past the 300 views mark, auditing now begins immediately once your video starts gaining views.

During the initial review of registered views, YouTube takes a hard look at the following factors:

  • Duration: The site checks whether each view is over 10 seconds long. Fake views typically just load the player and don’t play the entire video.
  • IP address: YouTube takes note of whether many views are coming from a single IP address. It then decides if that is a result of abnormal user behavior.
  • User-agent strings: Checking the devices where the views originated from works similarly to looking at the IP address.
  • Referral URL: Views coming from the same link can be either natural (like when people visit from your blog) or unnatural (like when the video is embedded in a video advertisement).

These tests ensure that all the views checked by YouTube are 99% real, with all the initial views guaranteed to come from actual people.

After the initial tests, YouTube does additional passes on subsequent views. These extra audits are less harsh than the initial ones, but they test more specific video elements. These are continuously done on your content with the purpose of filtering out the “bad” views while registering the real ones.

Losses caused by drops in subscribers

Another reason why you might lose views is due to a drop in subscribers. YouTube regularly cleans out its accounts list, taking down dead accounts or those that have been inactive for a long period of time. The views associated with these types of accounts eventually get delisted as part of the audit process.

YouTube also actively goes after bot accounts used to inflate the number of views and subscribers. Since these are prohibited under the site’s rules, the actions against them can have a significant impact on view counts. Not only will you lose views; YouTube may also impose certain punishments, like temporarily pausing of your views counter.

Other reasons YouTube views disappear

It is also worth noting that YouTube routinely updates its algorithm. In such cases, some of the counted views will get delisted if they do not comply with the new rules. The site will typically notify you beforehand of such changes.

There are also rare instances when YouTube experiences an error in data reporting. One such incident happened in 2017 when YouTube experienced a glitch that caused its system to inflate total channel view counts.

These errors are repaired within a few days, but the sudden drop in view numbers after the fix had surprised many users.

Rebounding from a view count drop

The best way to know if your channel is experiencing a significant drop in views is by looking at and understanding your YouTube analytics. This will give you an accurate picture of the number of views you are losing real-time.

The analytics will also help you determine the possible cause of lost views. For example, you might notice a drop after the first few seconds, indicating that your audience may be losing interest while watching your videos. It could indicate that your targeted keywords are reaching the wrong people.

Recovering from a drop in views follows the same process of how you gained them in the first place. Some strategies you can employ for getting more views again are:

  • Optimizing your videos: Refine elements like the title and description of your video to let people know what the video is all about. This makes it easier for them to discover your video.
  • Improving your audience retention: Try different ways to improve your video quality, like adjusting the length, the actual content, or your background/location to get people to watch more.
  • Re-promote your videos: Double down on the promotional efforts you do for the videos that have lost views in order to get them back into public consciousness.
  • Share on new communities: Look out for new groups within your niche where you might not have yet shared your content, then introduce your videos to them.

These tactics will take some time to work to bring back lost views, so you need to be patient in doing them.

Losing YouTube views is definitely not a fun experience for any video creator. Once you understand the reasons behind it, you will be able to formulate a way to recover quickly. Try out the tips and strategies we showed, and you will definitely come back stronger in the video listings.