Growing your audience - Creator Academy YouTube

Growing your audience - Creator Academy YouTube

Grow your channel’s search and discovery potential on YouTube using metadata, collaborations, captions and promotions.

Enhance your channel’s search and discovery potential on YouTube using metadata, collaborations, captions and promotions.

  1. Make effective thumbnails and titles

    Thumbnails and titles act like billboards to help viewers decide to watch your videos. Well designed thumbnails and titles can attract more fans to your channel, encourage viewers to watch through your videos because they know what to expect, and make your content appealing for a broad range of advertisers.

  2. Search and discovery on YouTube

    We know you put a ton of time and energy into making videos and it’s important for you to understand how they get discovered. The goals of YouTube’s search and discovery system are twofold: help viewers find the videos they want to watch, and maximize long-term viewer engagement and satisfaction. Get a better understanding of how the system works, where your content is surfaced, and what you can do to give your videos the best chance for success.

  3. Write smart descriptions

    YouTube is one of the largest search engines in the world. And writing descriptions with keywords can help viewers find your videos more easily through search.

  4. Let cards do the work

    Use cards and end screens to encourage your viewers to take an action.

  5. Keep your channel fresh with uploads and playlists

    A regular publishing schedule can draw viewers back to your channel to watch more. You can then use sections and playlists to help them easily find more of what they like on your channel.