When you put a video up on YouTube, the main thing you want is lots of visitors and comments, right? Yes you want lots of visitors, but far more powerful are YouTube friends and YouTube subscribers. And YouTube will love you if you have loads of these!
When someone friends you on YouTube, it’s like them giving your videos a vote of approval. Something that most people forget, is that you tube is a social media website. That means YouTube looks extremely favorably on channels that have a lot of friends.
It also means that people find you likable and what that means to you is that first of all you have social proof on your channel. Social proof just means the approval of other people, and is a great way to attract others to your channel. If someone visiting your channel sees you have a lot of YouTube friends they’re much more likely to also be your friend and therefore increase your popularity.
The other massive advantage of having YouTube friends is when you create a new video you can let all your friends know by sending out a quick message. Sure, not everyone is going to tell all their friends about it, but if you have enough friends you’re going to get some serious extra traffic out of it.
When someone becomes your YouTube subscriber, they’re going one step further than being your YouTube friend. It’s like they’re giving your YouTube channel the ultimate accolade as they’ve moved from friend to subscriber.
As a subscriber there’s a few things that happen, to make it more valuable than having someone just as a YouTube friend.
Firstly, now whenever you create a video, all your subscribers are automatically notified by YouTube via email. It’s as though YouTube have set up a free autoresponder account for you!
Secondly, when you’ve got a big list of subscribers, it’s one of the main things that YouTube looks for when deciding which videos to feature, if they want you to become a YouTube partner and even where your video appears in the search engine rankings. Don’t forget that YouTube are owned by Google!
So don’t think that you just want people to comment and click on your links. You can take it further than that to enable you to get far more traffic. First of all get people to be your friend. There are automation tools available to do this. Then once you have friends you then want them to become a subscriber. YouTube doesn’t go so far as allowing subscribers to be automated, but you can always create a video showing how to become a subscriber and let all your friends know.. get likes on youtube comment