How Reply to YouTube Comments to Increase Your Statistics
When it comes to replying to your YouTube Comments, don’t just hit the Heart button or leave a comment such as “Thanks for watching, glad you enjoyed it.” Yes I know when you get a lot of comments, it can be difficult to answer them all! However, over a short period of time, you do find that you are repeating yourself. So, why not make a generic list of comments in word and then copy and paste them as replies to comments on your YouTube video? This has a great effect, as the commenter feels good that you are actually taking the time to respond to their comments! This also has the effect for some commenter’s becoming a part of YOUR YouTube Community. Many of your viewers do leave a comment because they really want to interact with your YouTube Channel. Also by encouraging people to comment in your videos is also great, as the YouTube Algorithm will reward you for getting interaction with your videos!
Ask a Question When Replying to YouTube Videos
So now lets take commenting a step further, ask a question when replying to a YouTube Comment. If you ask a question when replying to a comment on your YouTube Video, you are also encouraging the viewer to come back and leave a reply. Now there are a few advantages to doing this. Firstly, they may come back and reply and as a result start becoming part of your community. Secondly, this will also help your YouTube Statistics: Many people have Auto-Play turned on, so when they come back to reply your video will be playing, upping your views and watch time!! Also and more importantly, the YouTube Algorithm will start to promote your channel more, as it know people enjoy coming back to your channel.
Replying to YouTube Comment by Adding a Link
Another great way of getting commenters to interact with you channel, is to add another link to another one of your videos. YouTube really does reward your channel if you keep viewers on YouTube. So why not write a comment and suggest another video or playlist that may be of interest to the commenter. “I see that you are interested in Net Making, you may enjoy these videos on different nets and knots: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7nysDkNnZHelZpSk9Xi0YyztSUKgC4GA ” Perhaps taking them to a playlist is better, as they may watch more of your videos.
Avoid External Links on YouTube
So adding links to a comment is a good thing, but what about external links outside of YouTube? Well if you are an up and coming channel and you want your channel to grow faster, then avoid external links! Sometime ago I did an experiment, where I deleted all external links from my knotting channel. After about a week, I noticed a jump in views, and that trend continued. So, YouTube would promote more of my videos as a result.
The chart below shows how my channel was doing over a period of time, quite flat. Then near where the red arrow is, I deleted all external links. You can see clearly a huge jump in views!
In the second graph you will see how it went after some more time.
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Dealing with Hate Comments on YouTube
Remember also, if a commenter leave you some form of hate comment, there are a couple of other things to consider. If you have a child friendly channel, then maybe the comment has to be deleted. However, there is also a chance that you can convert them into your biggest fan. Perhaps by replying to the comment in a humorous way and also asking why they did not like your video, or what can you do to change it?
Hearting Comments on YouTube
I personally hate it when I make a comment on someone’s video and all I get is a HEART. My first impression is that the person is too lazy to reply. Only heart a comment if it really means something and also use that heart to highlight that comment for others to read and comment on.
How Do I Know About YouTube Tips and Tricks
When I created the Johnny Debt Knotting Channel, I spent a little time each day learning new YouTube Tips and Tricks. So in order for my to grow my new channel, I need your help! In return I will pass on what I have learned to YOU.