Uploading to Youtube: The Algorithm makes no sense!

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  1. Jules

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    About 6 months ago, I started making videos and uploading them to youtube.
    The videos area all about film and sound production tips and tutorials, gear, and some behind the scenes action.

    Some of my best videos that provide good information (and took quite a while to plan and produce) get only a handful of views, while others I consider trash do much better. It makes no sense to me.

    I add keywords and custom thumbnails, I've even added subtitles and uploaded in 4K on some of them to see if it makes a difference... it doesn't! It appears completely random.

    It does seam that if you name drop a product in the title, the video does better. Otherwise nobody will see it.
    My channel is www.youtube.com/picturedmedia

    What's the real secret?
     
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    My channel has the same type of response as yours. The best response I got was for tutorials on Audacity. However, none compare with the "professionals" who have a sponsor such as Patreon. I think it is a paid service that you get a return on your investment & how many videos you post. I watch a lot of sailing stuff such as La-Vagabond, the lifestyle of a couple of sailors in the carribbean at the moment. They've just had a baby & every video they post now shows her breast feeding. Another is the Old Sea Dog an Englishman Barrie Perrins, whose just come back from the dead so to speak. Take a look at their offerings & see if you can do something similar.
     
  3. Jules

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    Could I take a look at your channel?
     
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    If you mean mine just click the youtube link.
     
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    This could run and run, we all seem to have much the same issues. On my channel, ‘Parkinson’s Walks’, You Tube I cover a lot of different walking situations. Anything to do with trains flies out the door, whereas most of the others, which in my opinion are much better, go nowhere.

    Case of finding your audience I guess.
     
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    Link doesn't work as its an 'internal' link to your own channel. So when I click it, it takes me to my channel.
     

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