1. Make the first 10 seconds count
YouTube Shorts are just a swipe away from the next video, so if you don't grab the viewer's attention in the first few seconds of your video, you'll lose views right away. Instead of burying important scenes in the back of your video, try to put them as close to the front as possible. Putting the last scene in the front could be the solution. It's also a good idea to speed up the pace with shorts to keep the video moving quickly.
2. Give interesting and engaging title
As we've said before, it's very important to grab the viewer's attention in a short amount of time and keep them interested until the end of the video. Try to write titles that pique their curiosity or use words that are relatable enough to make them want to watch the video to the end. This will play a key role in generating high views.
Also, shorts are often watched when people are less attentive to the video, such as on the go or during breaks, so it's always a good idea to include subtitles. If you don't want to manually create subtitles, you can use editing tool that offer STT functionality in AICO.
3. Make your video loop like a loop
By default, YouTube Shorts play on a loop, and views reflect how long a viewer stays on a video. By making your video loop so that viewers can't clearly recognize the beginning and end of the video, you'll have the effect of making them watch it multiple times without realizing it. You'll make them forget when it's time to swipe to the next video and keep them hooked.
4. Turn your best-performing videos into a series of shorts
If you've got a video that's proven to be a hit with your audience, you can expect to get a lot of views when you turn it into a series of shorts. Take a long video that's gotten a particularly good response and turn it into a series of shorts. If you don't have the time to do this yourself, you can utilize some of the AI editing tools like AICO, Vidyo AI, and 2 Shorts.
5. Include relevant hashtags
The hashtags you create when uploading your shorts play a very important role when your audience searches for your video. Make sure to include keywords related to your video, especially those that are highly searched. You'll get a lot more search traffic.
6. Drive traffic to your channel through your shorts
If your shorts have good key takeaways, that will drive traffic to your channel and gain new subscribers. Try to highlight the key message and helpful takeaways. Those new subscribers will also be interested in seeing new shorts that have more additional takeaways, so you'll get the best of both worlds: more subscriptions and more views.
7. Post often, often, and varied
Because shorts are short videos, it's beneficial to post them often enough. If you're already a YouTuber with a channel, it's hard to keep up with long-form video production and shorts, so try converting some of your old videos into shorts.
You've probably seen videos on YouTube that spike in views at points when the creator wasn't expecting it, so it's better to experiment by uploading a lot and often with different content rather than thinking too long about what your audience will respond to the most. It may be cumbersome but the easy-to-use editing services - AICO and many other tools - have features boosted with AI to pick out segments so you can try different things. Take advantage of these services and start uploading multiple shorts quickly today!
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