Hello friends, fans, and family,
thank you to all of IME Blog supporters. You are awesome! Incase you don't know February 20, 2018 YouTube is requiring channels to have 4000 hours of watch time in the last year and at least 1000 subscribers. Here are some YouTube videos talking about it. Most YouTubers think that it is a good change and some others are scared because they don't quite meet the requirements. Some of the questions that are being asked is how do I gain more subscribers to may channel?! And obviously the second question is how do I get 4000 watch hours or watch time? Here are some quick pointers that should help you.
First you need to be consistent. For the next twelve to eighteen months uploading videos when you say you're going to upload them. Come up with a schedule that is right for you and upload at that time, everytime that you say that you're going to. More is better but set it to your life schedule and goals. So, this means that you can only upload once a week then keep it, set it and be consistent at it. So, that people will know when to expect you online and/or your upload.
Next you need to improve over time. If you want people to watch your videos for a longer duration upload quality work and improve over time. Always look for ways to improve your videos and your channel. This includes but is not limited to graphics and text art or word art, as well as video quality and editing.
Now let's talk about Search Engine Optimization -SEO, you're trying to give YouTube enough information that when someone search for a topic YouTube knows that your video satisfy that request. One way to do that is metadata and trying to make the data relevant to that search as much as possible. So, know what people are searching for helps a lot and then match all of your metadata to those search terms. In conjunction with that is keyword research and setting your key words so that it will rank in YouTube. Here is a link that will help you out.
The last thing that I am going to talk about today is branding and your thumb nails. You must look at yourself/channel as a business and your business need a brand and/or a face. This carries over to your YouTube Thumbnails. If you want people to know you as the face of your videos then your face needs to be included in your YouTube videos. This is the same if it was your business or YouTube logo. Your channel art and theme should reflect other associated artwork, thumbnails and videos. You want to include it in everything that is associated with what your business/YouTube channel and everything that your channel puts out and/or is involved in.
The JB&I Show is gone but the I.Middleton Entertainment - Fire Nation YouTube channel is still there, what now? A lot of thing affected the JB&I Show demise. One is its declining views and hardship of putting the show together. I am not saying that I will not bring it back at a later date but as for now the JB&I Show is gone. With the updates to the YouTube policies it kind of placed the nail in the coffin as it were. So, what now, you may ask? Well, a consolidation effort is going into place and I am going to be doing four major topics on the IME - Fire Nation YouTube channel. First the IME Blog is going to be a YouTube show and we will be talking about everything entertainment. The IME Blog is a form of the JB&I Show so don't be surprised if you start seeing the JB&I Show again soon.
So, one of the four topics will be entertainment, the next will be gaming I will be uploading gaming streams from Twitch.tv/8010az to YouTube. You can watch me live every Sunday at 10pm. The other type of videos that I am going to be uploading is fitness videos. Firehawk fitness is something that I am starting to help myself and others gain a healthier life through fitness and nutrition. In conjunction with this leads me to my last topic witch is motivation videos. All of us need some motivation sometimes, even me. So, I will be encouraging you to do that thing that you know that you can do but is afraid to do because of the possibility of failure. And I will continue to encourage you to keep going once you have made that decision to do it.
I am going to close with, everybody fails. It is the ones that get back up and continue and never give up is the ones that you read about and learn there resolve for success and are successful. I want to encourage you. You can do it. Never give up, don't ever give up. Keep plugging away and keep pushing. You can do it. It took me many years to finish my degree but I was able to achieve that goal through this process of never giving up. Have a wonderful and blessed day.
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