YouTube just quietly launched a new feature in their comments system. Now you can use some hashtags that will show up highlighted in orange in in video comments.
It works pretty much like in twitter, you can click those Twitch Viewer Bot tags and it will show you a list of the most recent videos where that tag has been used in a comment.
Right now you can only use these colored tags #FTW #LOL #OMG #FAIL but it’s quite possible that they extend this feature to include more hot topics and create some kind of “trending topics”.
NOTE: It’s very important that you put the tags in capital letters.
So, how can you use this to increase YouTube views?
Some people use YouTube comments to try to get some attention but most of them don’t know how to do it.
If you look like you are begging for views, people wil ignore your comments so the first thing you have to do is keep a confident tone, write more words than the average and surprise them with catchy phrases.
Now, adding one of these colored hashtags can increase the heat of attention in the list of comments below a video. Just make sure you use this in your advantage by adding the most important message you want to deliver right after the hashtag.
Try to add a “call to action” kind of comment between two colored hashtags but don’t ask for favours, be confident and show some social proof.
The most exciting feature of YouTube could be its ability to leave comments after viewing a video. As a feedback mechanism any registered user can upload a video once and can get YouTube comments to determine the rating of his video. Getting comments on videos is very important for rating a video on YouTube both internally for YouTube and externally for your marketing efforts. Comments are left by registered users who are most likely to share and upload videos on YouTube so they become trusted barometers for marketing.
Many automated systems were developed for increasing views, thereby increasing comments on the videos uploaded. These automated YouTube marketing systems help to make friend requests, share videos automatically, share messages, post messages on channels, post comments on videos etc. These systems can synchronize friends, favorites and subscribers allowing them to access your uploaded videos. With the use of automated systems, you can even subscribe and unsubscribe to channels and videos automatically. Moreover, after posting comments you can accept friends’ requests automatically. Purchasing such automated tools can help to promote your product and gain subscribers if used within the terms and conditions of YouTube rules and regulations with additional follow up strategy.
You can also get more subscribers and more comments on your videos without marketing programs by adding a video on YouTube and sharing the link to your video with your friends of Facebook and Twitter social websites. From there, the viral effect increases if people begin to share your video. This effect is compounded when you ask the viewers to add comments after watching. All this is of course dependent on the value of the content in the video both emotionally and qualitatively.
Though this type of manual sharing can help, YouTube automated marketing programs allows you to send messages to your friends, subscribers and the users of other groups etc. in large quantities, multiplying the effect. You can find as many recipients as you want with robust recipient selection tools. Special options on the automated programs help you to check if you are sending more than one time to the same user, which helps avoid spam. Data is collected to show how many requests succeeded and how many failed and through the law of averages, if you have good content in your videos, eventually people will respond with comments. Additionally, asking for a comment in your message can increase your odds tenfold.
Automated YouTube marketing tool kits help you get a large number of views, likes, channel views and comments from many people. Videos are also rated based on view counts and comments from different people, so the more comments and views the higher your ranking for any particular keyword. You can also make your video directly appear in Google search results with the same efforts.
The combination of automated YouTube marketing programs along with social media sharing can indeed bring massive traffic to your video on YouTube if properly crafted messages are used with high value content in your videos. Then, more importantly is what to do with the comment or the new subscriber. The question becomes how can they be turned into a paying customer who will return over and over again.