There is no easy way to start a YouTube gaming channel. Many people enjoy participating in video game competitions, so there is a lot of competition.
The industry is dominated by big names like PewDiePie, Mumbo Jumbo, and DanTDM, plus hundreds of thousands of smaller channels covering every game under the sun.
In such a saturated market, new creators have a hard time getting noticed on YouTube, much less going viral. But this does not mean they can't. The key to growing a gaming channel is focusing on what matters - your audience, trending opportunities, and YouTube tools that increase views.
It only takes five essential practices to grow a gaming channel. This article explains each one carefully in its own way.
Would you like to grow an audience, dominate YouTube, and play games? Be sure to follow these 5 crucial tips.
Focus On One Game To Start
YouTube will tempt you to play your games as you start your channel. You may start with your favourite game, the one you have the most experience with or the one you are most successful at. However, you may also want to consider starting with the one that you can talk about the most. Creators, take note of our warning. To grow your YouTube gaming channel, choose one game to play.
Playing a game is more than just considering YouTube's algorithm maintaining focus and exercising self-control is also important. You should focus on one game for the majority of your content. During a Livestream, play another game when you feel like relaxing.
A Weekly YouTube Upload Is A Must
YouTube is a place where consistency is important. As a new creator, there is no need to post daily gaming content. Shoot to upload one video per week.
When and why? YouTube has gotten pretty good at serving up the right content. You'll be recommended to viewers whether you upload four videos a month or once a day.
Don't burn out starting out on YouTube by following veteran creators' posting schedules. Slow down. So you'll know how YouTube fits into your life, whether it's work, school, or family.
It's also a good idea to prompt your latest uploads on other platforms, so research how to go live on TikTok.
Keep Your Video Introductions Short and Fun
A low retention rate negatively impacts YouTube's algorithm. In the end, it's a key indicator that your video may not deliver the results it promises and as a result, it shouldn't be recommended.
Have a strong introduction to each video to prevent this. Show your game's menu screen instead of talking about your game's content. Tell today's video's point by moving your character around the game's landscape.
Keeping someone from clicking away is our goal. Deliver on the promise you make early and often in the title of your video.
Videos That Have Attractive Titles and Thumbnails
These are the things that draw viewers to your videos. These two things influence people to click on your content, so they should always be optimized.
An engaging video title on YouTube doesn't just help display; it can also help you rank. A person searches certain keyphrases, sees your video in the results, and then clicks on it. These phrases become valuable keywords for your video's title.
Creating click-worthy titles won't be a problem if you find popular, non-competitive keywords on YouTube.
The first step is to reach the top of the YouTube results. You're set to finish when the thumbnail of your video appears.
Keep your graphic simple and eye-catching. Visitors should understand it within one second.
Views Booster: YouTube Shorts
Google Shorts is familiar to you, right? Smaller creators are getting millions of views on YouTube from these video formats.
We've written about YouTube Shorts before and how they work in the past.
Briefly, Shorts are for phone users watching YouTube. They are suitable for viewers looking for a quick laugh or brief explanation of a topic. For those who don't like long videos, Shorts are perfect.
The gaming community will also love them. YouTube Shorts can capture the most hilarious gaming moments - characters falling from ledges and getting wiped out in seconds by competitors. You can film tutorials for viewers hungry for short content even when you don't have funny videos to share.
YouTube your Shorts once you're ready. There have been gaming channels that have grown due to short videos, and it's not just a little bit here and there. Within 3 months, you could have 1M subscribers.
Take heed of all of these YouTube tips. Get serious about researching topics before recording, and develop awesome titles and thumbnails.
Those efforts will pay off in the end. Get subscribers and views (a.k.a. all-star status) immediately while skipping months of confusion.