Although YouTube is an open platform to share content, it’s no secret that established channels and YouTube “personalities” have a lot of advantages when it comes to distributing their videos to a wide audience. If you aren’t an established brand with tens of thousands of likes and subscribers, your chances of getting videos seen are significantly lower.
Our office YouTube expert claims that once you get to around 2000 subscribers you start to become competitive with some niche YouTube keywords. This means that once you hit 2000 (give or take) you’ll start to see your traction seriously go up, as you’ll be exposed to people when they search for a topic.
There are a lot of things you can do to help reach this goal. There are things like SEO optimization, and of course creating good videos helps as well. I’ll ignore those two today and focus on how creating an app can help you grow.
Creating an app for your YouTube channel is very easy to do and doesn’t have to cost any money. It helps you keep your audience engaged, which in turn grows your viewers. Studies have shown that people tend to prefer consuming content through an app than through stand-alone content. You can also give people rewards for using your app, and once the app is on their phone people are much more likely to stay engaged.
Building an app can even help you get much greater revenue per viewer, by allowing you to run your own ads that YouTube doesn’t get a cut of. Apps are also a great way to bypass ad-blockers that your audience might have installed on their browsers.
You can build an app in just a few minutes for your YouTube channel that will automatically update with new videos. Once you’ve set it up, you’ll never have to worry about it again.
Rheti is a free app currently in private beta stage for making native Android apps. We don’t charge hosting fees and Rheti is more powerful with more options than current competitors. A quick how-to is available here:
Founded in 2012, Rheti’s Android application is proving that any person can build a great mobile application. Rheti requires no previous programming knowledge and leverages a catalog of hundreds of features, third party APIs, and pre-built app templates to create native Android apps using touch commands. Customers who build apps using Rheti get to market 90% faster and can quickly customize their apps to make them unique in both functionality and design. Users interested in learning how to program are also able to use Rheti’s blockly interface to understand the methodologies behind scripting. Rheti is available for free in the Google Play store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rheti.appcreator.
Please visit http://www.rheti.com for more information.