Ever since IGTV came out in June 2018, there is no hiding from the IGTV vs. YouTube debate for bloggers and content creators. I've even heard IGTV called “the YouTube killer”… but is it, really? Does IGTV change the game for Instagram and vlogging overall? That's what I dive into in blog post and Video Pursuit Podcast episode.
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As a blogger, we care a lot about analytics like page views, sessions, and bounce rate. But we don't have any of that in YouTube Analytics! We see views, watch time, and subscribers… so which metrics in YouTube Analytics should we be looking at? What does YouTube Analytics tell you?
This episode is all about a fun, easy way to grow your email list with a YouTube series. I call this tactic Maximizer Loop because you can grow your email list AND get more views on your YouTube videos. (more…)
In this post, I show you the 5 YouTube Keyword tools that I use in 2018 to help get YouTube video views every time I upload. This goes along with episode #11 of the Video Pursuit Podcast, where I cover the 5 YouTube Keyword Tools that I use for researching and fine-tuning my video topic ideas.
So where do you come up with YouTube video ideas? As a blogger, you have a few powerful advantages when it comes to YouTube, and I shared them in episode #10 of the Video Pursuit Podcast… and when it comes to YouTube video ideas, your advantages will come in handy!
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Is YouTube necessary in 2018? If you're a blogger, should you start a YouTube channel for your blog, or is it too late? Spoiler Alert: No, it's not too late to start a YouTube channel! Let me give you 7 solid reasons why bloggers should start a YouTube channel and create a YouTube content plan along with blog content.
Should You Start A Youtube Channel
It has been “the year of video” for like a decade now, but it's not too late. Actually, video is bigger than ever not only with YouTube, but also with Facebook Live, Facebook Watch, and Instagram Stories. So with all those other options… should you start a YouTube channel for your blog? Be sure to catch my video on this topic and subscribe to the VidProMom YouTube channel for more!
Here are seven reasons why you absolutely should start a YouTube channel for your blog!
Instant SEO and Ranking
One of my favorite things about YouTube is that the ranking of the search results is instant on YouTube. When you publish a blog post, you have to wait for Google to crawl your site and then rank your new post. Well, on YouTube, it's instantaneous. Instantly, you can start seeing your videos in your search results!
Should you start a YouTube channel, make sure you apply your SEO strategies from your blog posts in your YouTube video title and description. Makes sense, right?
Brands love video
Brands love video because people love video! So, if you're a blogger and you'd like to work with brands to maybe get products to review, or do sponsored content, they're gonna like you on video. So, whether it's Facebook Video, or Instagram Stories, or YouTube, I mean … YouTube is kind of the place to be for video.
YouTube and Google are BFFs
I think we can assume that, because YouTube is owned by Google, then by being on YouTube, embedding your videos into your blog post, and linking your blog post in your YouTube videos is going to help you out on Google. I'm actually running some experiments right now on my blog and my YouTube channel… I'll be talking about that on the Video Pursuit Podcast. So, if you like experiments and geeky stuff like that, then you should definitely subscribe to the Video Pursuit Podcast.
Video Gets Straight to the Point
I think video helps you get straight to the point really fast. I think it might depend a little bit on the topics and the types of videos that you're creating. But, let me just tell you, I have bullet points here in my notes. I will later create a whole blog post about this, but it would take me probably two hours to script this whole entire thing out word-for-word as a blog post, as opposed to me just talking to the camera. So, you can get your point across really clear, with your emotion and your personality and your charisma.
Video offers Clear Content or Instructions
You can explain things really well. If you create recipe blog posts or something, you can show exactly what needs to be done, because you're showing it happen on video rather than just writing it out in words. So, in a lot of ways, creating a video is actually a better way to serve your audience. Again, it depends on the type of content and the topics that you're covering, but for the most part, I think that having something to watch, having a video, better serves that content to the audience, or at least is a really great supplement to the written material.
YouTube videos can be Fast to Create
You might find that actually creating a video is quicker than writing a blog post. This is gonna depend on your personality and what you like, but some people don't like to write, or maybe they're not even really good at writing. But they can open up a camera, press record, and start talking to it. So, in some cases, it might even be faster.
YouTube Expands your Income Streams
Creating content on YouTube as a blogger actually opens up some other profit paths for you. And that's actually the topic of today's podcast episode. It's episode 9 of the Video Pursuit Podcast, which is on three ways that bloggers can make more money by creating content on YouTube. So, if you are interested in making more money by creating YouTube content, then head over to the Video Pursuit Podcast. You can search it up in iTunes, or go to vidpromom.com/podcast.
So, what do you think? Should you start a YouTube channel for your blog? You already know my answer, but I'd love to hear what you think!
This episode is for bloggers who are a bit wishy-washy with creating youtube content, and it will hopefully entice you a little bit, so we're going to talk about 3 ways you can make more money as a blogger by creating content on YouTube in addition to your blog content.
The 1000 YouTube subscribers milestone is kind of a big one for new YouTubers because YouTube changed their monetization requirements in 2018. In order to monetize your YouTube channel with Google AdWords, you have to have 1000 subscribers at a minimum (plus at least 4,000 hours of annual viewing time).
Today we're going back in time to uncover how I got my first 1000 subscribers on YouTube. I'm hoping to give you some tips if you're a YouTube newbie, to hopefully save you some time and frustration. We're going to go behind the scenes to see what works, what didn't work, and how long it took me to reach the 1000 subscribers on YouTube milestone.
I've been on YouTube since 2015 and my home studio video setup has changed a LOT over the years. I recently collaborated with Trena Little on her YouTube channel sharing what YouTube gear I currently use, and my home studio setup for YouTube.
This week, I collaborated with Trena Little to bring you fantastic suggestions on YouTube gear for Beginners. When you're first starting out on YouTube, all the equipment can be pretty daunting! But it's easy to start small, keep it simple, and stick to Trena's tips for easy equipment for making YouTube videos. (more…)
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In 2017, I joined James Wedmore's “Business By Design” program, and while it is soooo informative, I think his BBD videos (launch videos) make it feel like you'll be rolling in a Tesla by next week. I want to give you a more “real life” example of what a “business by design” looks like (especially as a blogger), from someone who just recently joined the program. Because when James says so-and-so “generated $165,000 in less than two weeks” I kinda want to roll my eyes. (more…)
Since starting my blog and YouTube channel years ago, I have come to rely on a few specific strategies for developing video topic ideas out of thin air. I have a two-part process, and in this post (and podcast episode), I will break down the first part of that process: brainstorming video topic ideas. This is the start line for any blogger who is thinking about creating video content (or anyone who dive right in without brainstorming)! (more…)