Strategies for Increasing your Discoverability on YouTube [Ep. #44]

When you’re first starting out on YouTube, it’s hard to get exposure because no one knows about you yet. How do you get YouTube views and subscribers when you don’t have any views and subscribers in the first place? In this episode we’ll discuss a few tactics and strategies for growing your YouTube channel from scratch by using techniques that are often overlooked and under-utilized.

  • Check out Roberto Blake on YouTube and Twitter @robertoblake
  • Tweet me @timschmoyer

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  1. John Coley November 30, 2016 at 10:07 am - Reply

    Tim, I just want to say how much I appreciate hearing you and Roberto together. You’ve probably collaborated before, and I just missed it. I often lean on both of your channels for helpful advice. Anyway, I just wanted to send both of you props!

  2. John Coley November 30, 2016 at 10:08 am - Reply

    Oh, and thanks!

  3. Olivier Rebiere November 30, 2016 at 11:42 am - Reply

    Thank you both for this great content :-)
    Greetings from France,


  4. Paul Fontanelli November 30, 2016 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    I just had a chance to listen to the podcast. Thank you so much for using my question! I highly encourage everyone to be a Patreon member of Tim’s. He delivers great value in his Patreon community. This podcast was incredibly valuable insight from you and Roberto. I can use every one of these tips, but to try to make it manageable for myself I have come up with 3 action items I will work on. 1) Try to be a contributor on other sites by adding value to them 2) Research, Research, Research by trying to create discoverable content (I also like the tip of longer tail tags in the videos as opposed to just single words) 3) Gain objective feedback – On this point, if any other listeners would be willing to look at a few of my videos and reply with objective feedback I would love to hear it. ( I can handle it, I promise :) Thanks again Tim and Roberto!

    • Tim Schmoyer November 30, 2016 at 11:47 pm - Reply

      Thanks for being a patron, Paul! And glad this episode was helpful for you! Thanks for the great question!

  5. Alex Lyon (Communication Training Skills) November 30, 2016 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    I’m already a proud student of you both. I saw my first Video Creators vid a year ago and I didn’t even own a camera. I now have 40 videos and 170 subs (adding about 1.3 subs a day now). Thanks fellas.

  6. BBQ Lover November 30, 2016 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    2 Heavy hitters on the mics. Thanks guys!

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