TubeTalk: Your YouTube How-To Guide

TubeTalk: Your YouTube How-To Guide

TubeTalk tackles the questions that real YouTubers are asking. Each week we discuss how to make money on YouTube, how to get your videos discovered, how to level up your gaming channel, or even how the latest YouTube update is going to impact you and your channel. If you've ever asked yourself, "How do I grow on YouTube?" or "Where can I learn how to turn my channel into a business?" you've come to the right podcast! TubeTalk is a vidIQ production. To learn more about how we help YouTube creators big and small, visit vidIQ.com.... Show More

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February 25, 2021 56 min

YouTube Shorts has introduced an entirely new way to become a video creator on the YouTube platform. This feature is only now entering it's "beta" phase but so far there's no sign of short-form YouTube videos going anywhere.

In this episode of TubeTalk, Dan and Rob share their experiences around the testing they've been doing within YouTube Shorts and give some actionable advice based on what they've learned ...

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Having a YouTube channel often creates a community of people who enjoy your content. Today we'll talk about the best practices for managing that community.

In this episode of TubeTalk, we sit down with vidIQ's Community Manager Daniel Holzhauer, as he shares his tips and insights on building and growing your YouTube community. Launching a Discord server or creating a Facebook group for your YouTube channel may seem like a fu...

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100 Percent Zelda takes us through his YouTube journey and discusses his approach to gaming on the platform.

Not only is gaming on YouTube incredibly competitive, but depending on the game you choose, it can be exceptionally hard to break through. 100 Percent Zelda popped up on YouTube 10 months ago covering a game that, at the time, was over three years old. The secret to their success lies within this episode of TubeTalk!

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Outside of simply posting videos, there are a number of features YouTube provides creators.

In today's episode, Dan and Rob will focus on the YouTube Community Tab. This is just one of many features creators tend to overlook. It takes 1,000 subscribers to unlock the Community Tab, and with it you can engage with your audience using polls, as well as other various types of posts.

Dan and Rob will discuss all the ways you can be le...

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When it comes to YouTube we tend to focus on getting as many subscribers as possible.

In today's episode, I chat with Cassey about her very successful brand Blogilates.
We dive into how Cassey took her brand from a simple YouTube channel to a nationwide business that now has physical products in Target!

We chat about how she got started, her blog, her community growth, and how Cassey involved her community to launch her product li...

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When YouTubers typically think of selling something to their audience, they think of Merch. The hoodie, the mug, the T-shirt.
However, there are much bigger opportunities for those creators who have a large audience and that is having products at national retail stores.

Today, I chat with Mike Bienstock, CEO of Semaphore Licensing Solutions about how Creators are able to get their products into stores.

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As a YouTuber we tend to get into a cycle: upload a video and watch the analytics. Then upload another video and watch the analytics.
Rinse and repeat

What if its not working?

How do you instantly make a connection with your audience so that they want to watch more of your content?
How do you make little changes that will have big impact on your channel?

This is what we are chatting about on this episode of TubeTalk

In this episode you...

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We know that having a good thumbnail is critical.
That is the difference between a successful video that brings in loads of views and subscribers and a video that does not.
So what EXACTLY makes a good thumbnail?
What should your thumbnail contain and what should it not?

On this episode of TubeTalk, Justin Evans from CustomThumbnails.com shares his insights so you can level-up your thumbnail game!

In this episode you will learn:
1.  Abou...

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To say 2020 was a wild year is a bit of an understatement!
At the end of the year we always look back at our channels to understand what have we learned from the year?
What insights can we take forward into 2021?
How will our channel grow in the year ahead?

Today on TubeTalk, we look back at our individual channels and vidIQ's channel and share with you the lessons that worked, and what we will carry through to 2021 to continue our...

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There is so much information and so YouTube Data and so many stats; frankly it's overwhelming.

What should you focus on? Which analytics and tools are going to help you grow your channel?

We answer that question on today's episode of TubeTalk! 

Today, you will learn about:

  • Retention - Dips/ Spike/ Retention
  • CTR  -  why you should analyze your thumbnails
  • Data source - How to use that to understand your audience and their needs.
  • Vid...
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    When we say it's never too late to start on YouTube - we mean it!
    Today's guest is Erika Kullberg and she grew her YouTube channel from 0 subscribers to 70 000 subscribers making over $100 000 in less than a year!

    This was done during 2020 when the world was turned upside down and yet Erika still managed to find success.

    In today's episode you will learn:

  • The “Secret” to YouTube 
  • Be Willing to Experiment and Pivot 
  • Capturing ...
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    Let's be honest - we hate change but YouTube's latest change to its Terms of Service has left a  bad taste and feels wrong.

    On today's episode of TubeTalk, Rob, Dan and I unpack all the new changes and the kind of impact it has on YouTube creators who are still not in the YouTube Partner Program.

    We focus on:

  • What's the update?
  • How and who is impacted by this
  • Are there any upsides to this?
  • Any downsides?
  • What about CPMs?
  • Th...
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    What if I could tell you the exact topic that will get you more views and subscribers?
    Would you be interested in making that video?

    These are known as Tentpole events! 
    Once you start to understand how to use these Tenpole events, you start to understand how to prepare for them so that your video is ready to go at the right time bringing you those views.

    In today's episode you will learn all about:

  • YouTube search
  • What are Tentpole E...
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    We all want to use the latest commercial music and our favorite artist track in our YouTube videos - but we want to do it the right way without the fear of copyright strikes.

    So how do you do that?

    Someone who knows everything there is to know about the music industry and YouTube is the Founder and CEO of Lickd, Paul Sampson.  Lickd is a chart-music licensing platform for Video Creators and  Paul has spent over 15 years creating reve...

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    You have spent the time and effort crafting the perfect YouTube video.
    So why not leverage that beyond just YouTube?

    Today on TubeTalk, I chat with Dan Norton who is an editor that specializes in taking exiting YouTube videos and Live Streams and extracting mico-video content that can be uploaded to Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and TikTok.

    This is a great way to build new communities, engage with a new audience, and even earn more r...

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    The YouTube process does not begin when you upload your video. Nor does it start when you pick up the camera. 
    In fact, the process of creating a YouTube video begins way before that!

    In today's episode of TubeTalk we chat about the process of creating your next video. I chat with the vidIQ crew about their processes and we share our tips and tricks so that you can start tackling your next video the correct way!

    In this episode yo...

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    We all want to grow our channels and while we heavily rely on our analytics, sometimes it's those little tips that can really help grow our channels.

    While we focus on the main elements such as CTR, Retention, Watchtime etc. we must not forget to focus on the "little changes" that can have a dramatic effect and impact on your channel.

    On today's episode of TubeTalk, Alan Spicer and I chat about these quick wins that a...

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    October 15, 2020 48 min

    YouTube shorts are the new hot trending topic in the YouTube world.
    But what are they?
    YouTube has not been clear on how they work, so we decided to do our own investigation into YouTube Shorts.

    On this episode of TubeTalk, Rob Wilson, Dan Carlson and Liron Segev answer all your YouTube shorts question including:

  • What are YouTube shorts?
  • What are the requirements?
  • Do you need to have #shorts in title and description?
  • What about Thumbnails...
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    To say 2020 has been weird is an understatement!
    So as we round off the year and head into the final quarter of 2020, what should we focus on as YouTube creators?

    While its easy to be despondent, there are various elements and skills that you have right now that are valuable. Not only can you use your video skills to help those around you, but you can double-down and finish the year strong too!

    In this episode you will learn:

  • Lessons f...
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    YouTube ranking is important to get views on your videos, but it's not an easy task.
    Even when you do everything right it doesn't guarantee that you will be in the top position when someone searches for your keyword.

    So what can you do?

    How can you get your videos to rank and how does that algorithm actually work?
    This is what we are discussing in this episode of TubeTalk!

    In this episode you will learn:

  • How YouTube research play...
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