In this article, we’ll discuss how long it takes for a YouTube Video to get Views in regards to constant changes in the YouTube Algorithm and a lot of analysis drawn from various YouTube Videos.
Typically, it takes around 4-7 Months for your video to get to its maximum views per day, or should I simply put it ‘views’. Within that time frame, the video starts showing up at the top of several search results and suggested video pages.
You have to focus on Quality over Quantity and establish authority on the topic before Google and YouTube will start rewarding your content.
Because one of my Channels is considered an authority in the Gaming Niche, one of my videos dominated Hole Search Results in the first 48 hours of going live and brought in thousands of views.
I’ll list what you should do until your video reaches its peak views, do note that some videos may take time to get noticed, some of my videos took a year to start getting traction.
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First 24 Hours
The first 24 hours after uploading your video on YouTube can prove to be the determinant factor for your video’s success, if your video does well in that period, it’s got the momentum to perform well in the long term.
You should spend the first 24 hours getting Google Search and YouTube to notice your uploaded video by:
- Embedding Video in your Article.
- Sharing Video on Pinterest.
- Link to the Video while uploading a Snippet from Facebook and Twitter.
- Answer a Question on Quora with the Video Embedded.
That’s pretty much it, you should get a couple of views from these external sources, though they may not be much they all add up.
Here’s a tutorial you must be interested in – How to promote your YouTube Channel and Get More Views for FREE.
Your Video should be at its lowest at this point, you’d want to keep answering related questions and embedding the video on Quora and other forums, also promoting the video on Facebook using ads.
I’ve seen a direct correlation between Videos that get engagements on Facebook and videos that go viral, I talked about it in my article on How to Start a Profitable YouTube Channel.
You might be interested in this article on How to Promote YouTube Channel on Facebook and Get More Subscribers.
Second Week and Beyond
Sit back and wait as your video will now be slowly getting traction, the views should start trending upwards on your Video’s YouTube Analytics Page.
If your video is getting a lot of impressions and sadly not a lot of clicks, consider changing the title and thumbnail, also read my article on YouTube Impressions Click Through Rate.
I beleive this article has answered your question ‘How Long does it take for a YouTube Video to Get Views?’ and added more knowledge.
Consistency and Quality are Key to going viral and getting a lot of views on YouTube, my videos from 4 years ago still show up on YouTube Search and are still getting views every day.
This is because I update the Headlines to match searcher intent and freshness, occasionally, I may update the Thumbnail to look more professional and stuff.
I also make sure to add new variations of my target keywords to my tags, if you want to learn more about YouTube Tags, read thIS ARTICLE.
If you have any questions on getting views on YouTube, feel free to ask me in the comments and I’ll get back to you swiftly.