A fast way to grow your channel is, adopt your YouTube competitors’ techniques. How would you know about your competitor? How can you adopt competitor’s strategies on your YouTube channel? If you’re looking for these things, then you are at the right place. Whatever the topic you’re going to cover, you have competitors. Without competing with your competitors, it seems impossible to grow your YouTube channel.
Although there are multiple ways to grow your Youtube channel, you can advertise your channel on youtube and other social media. But I’m emphasizing you adopt your competitor strategies first. Because when you apply your competitor’s techniques, you will be able to grab the attention of your YouTube competitor’s audience too. But if your content is not perfectly informational, you will lose audience trust and audience attention towards your channel.
So, your content is your actual power where ever you go. Make useful (perfect information) content first. Let’s have a look at how we can found your competitors. And how we can adapt our YouTube competitor’s strategies.
How to find YouTube Competitors
Defining competitors is an easy task but a little time taking process. To find your YouTube competitor follow these steps.
- Open YouTube and type your topic in the search box.
- Go to filters and apply the channel option in the type section of the filter.
- Open all channels in new tabs.
- Check the stats of each YouTube channel.
By following these steps, you will define your competitor by knowing their number of subscribers and videos. The next step is how to adapt the techniques of your competitors.
Adopt competitors Optimization Techniques
You have identified your competitors, and you can adapt your YouTube competitors’ techniques by taking the help of a tool. You can choose anyone from VidIQ or TubeBuddy tool. Both are very useful while you’re uploading a video. I suggest you use the VidIQ tool because it gives you more options than TubeBuddy.
Right now, I will only discuss the VidIQ tool. We will see the comparison between the VidIQ tool and the TubeBuddy tool in some other article.
Whatever browser (Chrome, Firefox, etc.) you are using for internet surfing, you need the VidIQ extension installed in it. Once you’ve installed the VidIQ extension, create an account by signing up and place your competitors in the required field. You have defined your keywords already, and it’s time to publish your video.
- Open your YouTube studio.
- Upload your video.
- Before you publish your video, you will see VidIQ settings.
- VidIQ will give you a comparison of your on-page SEO setting with competitor’s SEO settings.
- Set your Tags, title, and descriptions according to the VidIQ tool.
- VidIQ will show you your competitors’ video thumbnails that they have used on the same topic video you’re going to publish.
Apply all these settings by having your competitor’s knowledge, and you are good to go. You can follow your competitors even more. Note down their social media channels where they are sharing their videos. Create your account on those social media channels and invite people there. Share your video with them.
If your channel is new on YouTube, then try to avoid implementing the same keywords your YouTube competitor has used in his video. Because your competitor has an audience, and he might have fast search engine crawling access. You cannot compete with your competitor in a short time. You might need the keywords that have low competition in youtube searches but have large traffic on them, and this way, you’ll start getting the attention of your audience. Sooner, a time will come you’ll able to compete with your competitor.