Hello, dear reader, and welcome to a discussion going through YouTube’s creative community like wildfire: YouTube’s search algorithm has changed. This has led to increased numbers of corporate media clips landing on your trending page and home screen. As I understand it, YouTube now assigns greater value to videos which have a longer time, exhibit higher audience retention/watch time, and to creators who provide daily content. Tim Schmoyer’s video, discusses this trend. Other famous YouTubers have also put in their two cents on the subject. What does it mean for my channel, Lunar Nebula LLC Gaming?
It means, dear reader, my future plans for the channel include daily updates. I think my videos are long enough for now. Especially considering the other projects I’m trying to do in the background. One other option could be to live stream my content to the channel.
If you haven’t heard, live streaming is a wonderful way for YouTubers to get long videos and audience participation. Unfortunately, I don’t have the equipment or patience to work through all the malfunctions inherent to live streaming. I also want to prevent burnout. Burnout is actually becoming a big deal for YouTube’s creators. Longer, pre-recorded videos are the simplest for me to make and should still help the business strategy in the long game. If you’re trying to make it on YouTube, live streaming is a great option for attracting the search algorithm. JeromeASF provides a great example. Jerome sometimes does four videos a day! Usually each video is longer than an hour.
Now you know my plans for the future, and I hope it helps you form a YouTube channel strategy too! Was this article helpful for you? Let me know. If you have any ideas you want me to research for the blog, feel free to e-mail me. Have a good day, dear reader!
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by Brian Petrilli AKA Jalinon