23 Easy and FREE Ways to Get Millions of Views on YouTube

23 Easy and FREE Ways to Get Millions of Views on YouTube

YouTube has grown to become the biggest video streaming platform in the world.

In fact, YouTube currently has more than 2 billion monthly active users worldwide. That is about 25% of the world's population!

Creating a YouTube Channel is super easy and takes only a few minutes.

If you have the right tools and ideas, creating video content shouldn’t also be too hard.

However, the hardest part of being a YouTuber is getting people to watch your videos. In fact, according to reports, most people who start a YouTube channel and abandon it do so because they are not getting any views.

This can be frustrating especially if you are serious about making some passive income from YouTube.

That is why we created this guide to help you grow your YouTube Channel by getting more people to subscribe and watch your videos.

But why exactly do views matter on YouTube?

Let’s find out.

Why YouTube Views Matter in Kenya

A video that has a higher number of viewers is taken more seriously by YouTube as they consider it to be something that most people want to watch.

When a video has a lot of views, it shows that its content is interesting and entertaining, therefore, the video will gain popularity and get ranked higher by YouTube’s algorithm.

Therefore, getting more views on your YouTube Channel is important because it will increase the chances of having your content shown to a wider audience. This will help you get even more subscribers and increase your chances of making money on YouTube in Kenya.

Here is why;

YouTube considers the number of viewers a video has before deciding how much an advertiser should pay to show ads on it.

Therefore, if a specific video has more views than other videos, and consequently ranks higher on the platform, it will most likely attract more advertisers making you earn more money for your content.

This is one of the main reasons why YouTube influencers make a lot of money.

Getting more YouTube views in Kenya involves some online marketing strategies to increase the number of people who watch your videos and subscribe to your channel.

We’ll show you how to get more views on your YouTube channel using the different methods we have listed below.

Ways to Get More Views on Your YouTube Channel in Kenya

  • Create Quality Content
  • Use SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
  • Encourage Others to Share Your Videos
  • Encourage Your Viewers to Subscribe to Your Channel  
  • Promote Your Videos on Social Media
  • Use Video Marketing Tools
  • Answer Queries in Your Videos
  • Run Competitions on YouTube
  • Use Playlists
  • Write Captivating Video Titles
  • Use Compelling Thumbnail Images
  • Make Your Videos Embed-Friendly
  •  Create Transcripts for Your Videos
  • Post Your Videos at the Right Time
  • Use Call-to-Actions in Your Videos

1. Create Quality Content

The first thing you have to do if you want to get more views on your YouTube Channel in Kenya is to focus on creating quality content. When writing a script for the video, make sure it’s engaging and entertaining so that viewers stay glued until the end.

Quality content means that your video is something that people will love to watch and remember. There are a lot of factors you need to consider when creating quality content, such as the length of the video, what it’s about, who you’re targeting etc.

If your videos are not compelling and engaging, people will not watch them or if they do, they’ll watch for a couple of seconds before leaving.

One way to create quality content is by focusing on a niche/topic that you are knowledgeable or passionate about.

2. Use SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

SEO means optimizing your videos to help them rank better in YouTube search results. This will attract more viewers since they will be able to find the video easily by searching for relevant keywords or topics that are related to the video and its title.

If you want to get more views on your YouTube channel, make sure you optimize your videos by adding keywords that people might use when searching for videos like the title, description and tags.

SEO will also help your videos rank higher on Google search results. This will increase your chances of gaining organic traffic from Google, to your YouTube channel.

Check out this definitive guide on video SEO.

3. Encourage Others to Share Your Videos  

One thing that can help you get more views on your YouTube channel is encouraging other people to share your videos with their friends and family members. The more people there are sharing your video, the higher chance you have of getting it viewed by a wide audience.

One of the best ways to encourage others to share your videos on social media is by adding a clickable link in your video’s description box. This will make it easy for viewers to share your video with their friends and family members who are interested in the topic discussed in the video, therefore increasing its views.

4. Encourage Your Viewers to Subscribe to Your Channel  

Another way you can get more views on your YouTube channel is by encouraging viewers to subscribe to it. Subscribers will be notified when you upload new videos, so they can watch them and share them with their friends.

This will make your channel grow steadily and the viewership increase gradually.

To do this, you can add a call to action at the start and end of your videos, asking them to subscribe to your channel. You can also add a link in the description box that leads to your subscription page.

5. Promote Your Videos on Social Media

If you want to get more people to view your videos, you need to promote them on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Social media is one of the best platforms for influencers since it targets a huge audience most of whom are potential customers.

Promoting your videos is easy if you have a large following on any of the social media platforms. Just post a link to your video along with an engaging caption to encourage people to view it and maybe subscribe to your channel.

If you are up to it, you can also create ads on ads on platforms like Facebook and Instagram tp promote your channel.

6. Use Video Marketing Tools

There are several video marketing tools you can use when you don’t have enough time or resources for promoting your videos on social media channels. Some of these tools include

  • TubeBuddy
  • VidIQ
  • SocialBlade
  • YouTube Studio
  • Woobox

Tubebuddy is a free platform that you can use to gain more views on your videos by sharing them across social media channels. It has several features that make video marketing easy, efficient and effective such as keyword research tools, analytics tracker and video SEO checklist.

TubeBuddy is a recommendation for any marketer regardless of the size of their business. You can also install it for free although if you get the Pro version, it will cost you some money per month.

VidIQ is another video marketing tool that allows marketers to improve their videos’ ranking on YouTube search results by allowing them to track and analyze their videos’ performance on social media channels.

SocialBlade allows marketers to track and check YouTube channel rankings, estimated earnings, total subscribers and the number of average views per video among other relevant statistics.

7. Answer Queries in Your Videos

Answering questions from your viewers will encourage them to watch your videos since they feel that you care about them. This will also help position you as an authority in your niche and attract more people to your channel.

Entertaining and engaging videos with a personal touch are the best way to attract viewers, increase viewership and get more views on your YouTube channel.

To do this, you need to include a call to action in your video’s description box asking viewers if they have any questions about the topic discussed. You can then answer these questions during your next video upload or write them down and mention them in your future videos until you are able to answer them.

Alternatively, you can answer questions in the comments section to help build an active community around your channel.

8. Run Competitions on YouTube

If you want to get more views on your YouTube channel, you need to make it interactive by asking viewers to share their opinions with you. This will encourage them to watch your videos and leave comments below, increasing viewership.

To do this, you can run a competition where viewers are required to answer specific questions in the comment section or simply share their thoughts on a particular topic in your videos. This will encourage them to express their views and watch the video, leading to increased viewership.

9. Use Playlists

YouTube gives marketers the opportunity to create playlists that organize similar videos together. For instance, if you have several video uploads related to a specific topic such as cooking, running or playing basketball, you can create a playlist that contains all these videos and add it underneath the description box of each upload.

This allows viewers to enjoy multiple videos in one sitting without having to search for related content on their own, increasing viewership on your YouTube channel.

Playlists are becoming popular nowadays, so it’s a good idea to include them in your video marketing strategy if you want to get more views on YouTube.

10. Write Captivating Video Titles

Title your videos using search engine optimization guidelines so that viewers will be more inclined to watch them. Keep your video’s title short and intriguing enough for people to click on it when they come across it in their social media feeds.

Your video’s title should also include the keywords you are targeting so that YouTube can display it during relevant searches, getting your video more views and attracting new subscribers.

11. Use Compelling Thumbnail Images

Thumbnail images are the images you see on the video before you watch it on YouTube. These images play a huge role in deciding whether viewers will click on the video or not, so they need to be eye-catching and intriguing enough for people to do so.

One useful tip is to use a strong visual image such as someone staring straight into the camera or an image of someone doing the activity being discussed in the video. This will definitely capture viewers’ attention, leading to increased viewership and more views on your YouTube channel.

For instance, if your video is a cooking tutorial, you can include a photo of the final dish you will be teaching to your viewers. This will definitely catch their attention and encourage them to watch the video, increasing viewership.

12. Make Your Videos Embed Friendly

You can also get more views on your YouTube channel by making your videos embeddable. Embeddable videos are those that other people can embed on their websites using the “embed” feature. This means that you don’t have to do all the marketing yourself, but you can let third-party sites like Reddit and Pinterest market your videos for you.

For instance, if you are a fashion blogger uploading how to tie scarf videos every week, you can ask your readers to upload the videos on Pinterest so that they can help you market them.

This way, you can share them on other websites and allow viewers to watch them anytime without having to visit the site where they are hosted.

This makes it convenient for people who love to share links of interesting content online since they don’t have to search for them; all they have to do is click on the “share” button and share your video as you would normally do with any other webpage.

This will increase the viewership of your YouTube channel as your videos can be shared easily by people who frequent various websites, leading to more views over time.

13. Create Transcripts for Your Videos

Transcripts are the text versions of videos. They tell your viewers what is happening in the video and allow them to browse through them even if they are not able to watch it or would rather read instead.

This allows people who are hearing impaired to enjoy your content without having to miss out on any important points, leading to increased viewership on your YouTube channel.

Transcripts can also be transcribed into subtitles so that people who don’t understand the language you speak in your videos can get a gist of what’s going on through the transcript itself, leading to even more views.

14. Post Your Videos at the Right Time

Posting your videos at the right time will increase their viewership, as well. For instance, if you are uploading a video on the best Christmas movie trailers from the 1960s, you can post it near Christmas time and let people watch it when they’re all feeling nostalgic about that decade.

Your viewers may increase across your videos at this time, leading to more views on your YouTube channel.

This will also increase the number of shares and likes you receive on social media, which is always a plus for any business, especially those who rely mainly on their social media presence for the business.

Additionally, you should know the right time to post during the day as well. You don’t want to post your videos during work hours for instance since most people are not able to watch them then, but you also don’t want to post them at night when everyone is sleeping as they won’t have the opportunity to see them until the next day.

It is best to upload your video during lunchtime or right after work when people are taking a break or relaxing at home. This way, they will be able to watch the full video without many distractions.

According to the Frederator Networks, the best times to post on YouTube are:

  • Mondays 2-4 pm
  • Tuesdays 2-4 pm
  • Wednesdays 2-4 pm
  • Thursdays noon -3pm
  • Fridays noon -3pm
  • Saturdays 9 am-11 am
  • Sundays 9 am-11 am

15. Use Call-to-Actions in Your Videos

A call-to-action (CTA) is a phrase that prompts people to do something, such as click on the video or subscribe to your YouTube channel.

You should place CTAs at the end of every video since this is the part where most people are going to be watching. You can use things like “Please subscribe to our channel” or “Please share this video with your friends and family.”

Using CTAs will prompt viewers to take action like sharing, leading to more views on your YouTube channel.

16. Encourage Interaction in the Comments Section

You should also have your viewers interact more with you by encouraging them to ask questions in the comments section of your videos.

This will not only increase the chances of them watching your future videos but also allow you to answer their questions, leading to more views on your YouTube channel as you are engaging with them and showing them that you care about what they think.

Try and reply to as many comments as possible. These include comments of viewers thanking you, asking questions, complementing your video and even critics.

17. Collaborate with More Established YouTubers

You should also consider collaborating with more established YouTubers and asking them to do a guest appearance in your videos.

This will draw their audience towards your channel, leading to increased views on your YouTube channel. Alternatively, you can also be featured in their more popular channels, where you can promote your own channel.

However, when you get featured in someone’s else video try to stick to the discussion not just focus on promoting your channel.

18. Take Part in Trending Social Media Challenges

You can also take part in trending social media challenges to get more views on your YouTube channel.

For example, the Ice Bucket Challenge took over the world of Facebook recently when everyone was trying to participate in it by either donating money to charity or dumping water on themselves.

Taking part in a challenge like this will ensure that people know about you and also increase the number of videos you receive from people trying to take part in it.

The best place to find viral social media challenges is TikTok. You can head there and see if you can find some challenges pertinent to your YouTube niche.

19. Feature Celebrities in Your Channel

This is another surefire way to secure more subscribers and views for your channel.

For example, if you feature Kenyan celebrities in your YouTube videos, they will most likely promote those videos on their social media accounts because of the publicity it brings for them.
Your viewers will also be more eager to watch videos with Celebrities on them than those where it is just you.

If you can have a local celebrity feature in your channel, make sure it is one with a large social media following as this will be a great way to get noticed and increase your viewership.

20. Create Hype on Social Media Before Releasing Your Videos

You should also create an element of hype on social media before releasing your videos.

For example, if you’re releasing a new video on your YouTube channel, make sure to tell people in advance so that they know when it’s released and have time to watch it.

You can do this by creating posts on Facebook and leaving comments about the video hours before its release, leading to increased viewership once you finally upload it.

One trick your can use is to create suspense about what your video will be about, then when it’s finally released, people will be more eager to watch it and share their views.

Bottomline: What You Should Do Now

The 20 tricks and tips outlined above will help you increase the number of views on your YouTube channel in Kenya and possibly garner more subscribers.

However, you should also make sure that your videos are interesting and engaging so that people actually want to watch them.

By being able to grab the attention of viewers in this way, you will be able to see an increase in the number of views on your YouTube channel.

Do not overdo it though as this will only bore the viewers and make them want to stop watching your videos.

Try out the tips outlined above and see how well they work for you.

Let us know in the comments section below what strategies you’ve tried that have worked for your YouTube Channel in Kenya.

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