Having a video go viral can be one of the most unexpected and thrilling moments for any creator! So if it happens with one of your uploads, our first piece of advice is to enjoy the moment. Give yourself a big pat on the back, you did it! Now comes the tricky part – how to keep the fire burning on your channel following a breakout hit. While there’s no real trick for going viral once, or doing it again, there are some ways you can boost YouTube views and increase YouTube subscribers on your channel, riding on the momentum you’ve created from this video. This brings us to this week’s addition of BBTV’s YouTube Tips – 3 ways to help you handle going viral:
Listen & Engage
One way to keep the flames burning is by staying on top of the conversation surrounding your video. Engaging with your audience leads to loyalty and interest, and adding an engagement portion to your videos, like answering viewer questions, can give your content a boost and make it more sharable as well as create a stronger bond between you and your viewers.
Have a Plan for What’s Next
If you want the success of your video to really create long-term success for your channel, you need to have a plan in place for what’s next. Keep quality content coming, and the YouTube views are more likely to continue. Don’t wait around either, because online audiences have a very short attention span.
Use This Video To Help Build Your Personal Brand
Think about what made your video such a success, and learn more from interacting with your audience. This can help inform how to shape your personal brand to align with the audience that already loves you, and turn your breakout hit into a thriving channel!
Oh, and remember, if you’re a BBTV Creator you’ve got back-up! With free access to Epoxy, see all the tweets surrounding your upload, even the ones that don’t mention your name or handle directly. Epoxy then sorts them by social influence, allowing you to pinpoint and respond to the biggest players talking about your stuff!
And if you really want to be seen on YouTube, don’t forget that VISO Catalyst has been built with tools that significantly cut down on the time you spend uploading and ensures full video optimization to maximize your reach! This way you can ensure your videos are always reaching the viewers you want tuning in!
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