So, you’re trying to figure out YouTube Browse features Traffic sources, well, in this article, I’ll explain what they are, how they work, and how you can trigger the algorithm to give you more views.
For those of us that don’t know what the YouTube Browse features are, here’s how you’re going to find them:
- Open YouTube Studio on your computer.
- Click on Analytics on the left navigation menu.
- You’ll see a See More button, click on it.
- On the next page, click on the Traffic Sources tab.
- You’ll see a list of options, YouTube Search, Suggested Videos, and then Browse Features.
- Click on Browse Features.
You’ll now be left with a breakdown of the Browse Features Traffic sources which are Home, Watch History, Watch Later, and Subscriptions.
Now, Home is pretty straightforward, it’s 9the first page of YouTube, and the views you get on that algorithm are a result of people opening the YouTube website or the app and then seeing your video(s).
YouTube keeps track of what people have been searching for, on and off the platform as well as the type of content that they’ve been interacting with.
It’s now pretty much guesswork, YouTube tries to match every user with the video that’ll keep them hooked up to the website on the app.
If your content is recommended to a user who doesn’t watch it, the algorithm will stop favoring your content on that aspect.
To get this in your favor, create better content, write better headlines and create YouTube Thumbnails that stand out and attract clicks, the aim of this is to increase your Click Through Rate.
The next category is Watch History and as I said earlier, YouTube tracks what you engage with and videos you watch on YouTube, so they recommend Videos based on what the user has watched before and possibly liked.
The key to driving this algorithm in your favor is a better audience retention rate, yes! Create outstanding content that stands out, and encourages the viewer to Subscribe, Like, and Comment, possibly share.
All these signals contribute to the Watch History Algorithm, if you ask me, you should optimize them to grow and get your videos to go Viral.
Both Creators and Non-Creators are conversant with the YouTube Watch Later feature, it’s there for those of us who want to watch another video or leave the platform but want to watch another specific video later… if you get what I mean.
Once a viewer clicks on Watch Later for your video, YouTube pretty much starts to recommend your videos to the viewer at every opportunity because it shows that they’re interested in your content.
As I understand it, for a viewer to click on Watch Later, he or she doesn’t watch the video, so to get the algorithm to favor you, Write Better Headlines and Design Click bait thumbnails.
At the same time, you do not want the user to quickly bounce off your video because it’s not of high quality, it’s poorly edited, so create high-quality content and you should be good.
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We all know what this is, if you open the YouTube Mobile app, there’s a tab for subscriptions, on the YouTube Homepage, there’s also a Subscription tab right there.
Once you click on the Subscription Tab, you’ll only see Videos from creators to whom you’re subscribed.
This algorithm no longer brings in a lot of views as before, because YouTube no longer focuses on only your Subscriber count, they now even show your videos to people who ain’t subscribed to your Channel.
That the algorithm doesn’t help as much as before doesn’t mean it won’t still help you get hundreds of thousands of views.
If you want to get more YouTube Subscribers, Read my article on Smart Tips that help YT Creators get millions of Subscribers and you good.
Conclusion on Everything you need to know about the YouTube Browse Features
I hope I was able to expound on the YouTube Browse Features algorithm for you, if you have any questions, am waiting in the comments.