- Posted by Dream Digital Services
- On September 28, 2018
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Create A Welcoming Environment
Viewers don’t want to comment on a video that no one else has commented on – it gives the impression that your content isn’t worth discussing. Even worse, it can sometimes make viewers feel like you don’t welcome other opinions on your video. Build up a foundation of viewer engagement through subscribers, likes, comments, and comment likes in order to encourage new audiences to participate. DreamDigital offers a variety of these services just to help you get started! Check out our Services & Pricing page for an updated list of what we offer and start building your brand engagement today.
Start A Conversation
So now that you’ve built up a foundation of subscribers, likes, comments, and comment likes, it’s time to keep the conversation going. Many YouTubers end their videos by asking their audience a question, and encouraging them to comment below with their answer. This ensures that your viewers have an idea of what to say, rather than forcing them to come up with their own questions, comments, or ideas. Ask your audience about their experiences, opinions, and struggles – you’ll be surprised by how many will respond! Be sure to keep the questions relevant to your content.
Interacting with your audience can be tricky, especially if you begin receiving negative or offensive comments on your videos. It’s important to consider every comment as feedback on your content. Good or bad, a comment is valuable to your brand. Respond to every comment as if you were responding to a friend – be relaxed, friendly, and kind. If a commenter expresses that they disliked your content, ask them why – you’ll find that many times they can provide you with valuable feedback that you can use to improve and grow. Of course, offensive or violent comments should be removed and reported.
Another fun way of interacting with your audience can be done through shoutout campaigns. At the end of each video, you can display the top (or favorite) comment from your previous video, and give a shoutout to the viewer who posted it. This will provide your viewers with a reason to comment – free exposure is always a great motivator!
Interacting with your audience can be tricky, but done correctly you can see some amazing results. Don’t worry if your channel engagement starts off slow – everything is a learning process and we are all beginners when we start out. Stay consistent, positive, and friendly and you’ll be sure to see your channel grow over time. While you wait, why not create a welcoming channel by building up a foundation of subscribers, views, likes, comments, and more! DreamDigital offers a variety of services to help YOU build your online brand – check out our Services & Pricing page for an updated list of all that we offer.