Thursday, 21 September 2017

How to Promote your Gaming YouTube Channel - Posting in Relevant YouTube Forums

Hello everyone,

This is a time for another "How to" post in my blog. Today, I have decided to shed some light on the topic of how to promote your Gaming YouTube channel. As you know, being a game developer myself, I hardly get any time posting YouTube videos let alone promoting it as most of the time is spent on programming and art. However, it is a fact that without promoting your videos, it is really difficult and sometimes impossible to get more number of views on your YouTube channel. As a matter of fact, many new YouTubers are trying their best to promote their channel and they often ask questions like "what is the best way of promoting my Gaming videos on YouTube?" or " Where can I promote my YouTube video?" 

As you can see in the image given above. The people have been asking the same question over and over but not getting a clear cut answer. The truth is, nobody knows which marketing technique will work and there is no certainty that you will get more views. However, there is still a chance of getting more views by following the marketing techniques offered in various sites all around the internet. It is like you have to test the techniques and see how it goes and modifying the marketing process later. No matter what the result is you can eventually understand why this works and how you can grow even more.

"The Truth is, nobody knows which marketing technique would be beneficial for their Gaming YouTube channel." 

In this article, I would like to mention some great techniques for "Gaming YouTubers" to promote their videos throughout the internet. However, it totally depends on your preference and what do you want your channel to feature about. "Which games do you want to cover on your channel?" "Do you want to cover AAA games only or include Indie Games in the list?" This is totally up to you. Moreover, you can also cover some unique and obscure indie gems which the people have never heard of and this might be a unique way to get some attention. However, if your Gaming channel is quite new, it is better to get started with some popular games at first and then move on to covering some new indie games.

"The key to have more subscribers for your YouTube channel is to be Consistent".

That being said, you have to make and release videos at least 3 to 4 times per week. If you can release one video each day that is even better. Not only you will get more viewers and subscribers. You will get better at making videos and you will notice that too. 

I would not say all the things what others are saying and I would like to show you some of the YouTube Gaming forums available where you can promote your YouTube channel and also your new YouTube videos. Who knows? You might get a chance to collaborate with other YouTubers in those discussion forums.

"Collaboration is also an effective way to grow your channel. You can also cross promote your YouTube Gaming videos with other YouTubers of same niche."

 Well, before you post anything on those forums always make sure you read the forum rules and abide by them strictly. It is not always a good thing to post the same video over and over. Not only your video will get deleted and your account might get terminated if you break the rules. Posting one video a day is more than enough to be honest. You don't have to overdo it. If your video is interesting and engaging you will get more views and subscribing.  It is that simple.

"Make sure you have an attractive Thumbnail and Title on your video. It also counts because what people will see at first is your video's Thumbnail and Title."


1. CyberStars : YouTube Discussion Forum:



This is a pretty friendly forum with many YouTubers posting link to their videos. Here, various kinds of YouTubers of different niche can promote their videos under appropriate categories.

If you are a Gaming YouTuber, that is even better. You can post about your gaming videos under Gaming section which is stated as "All your Bases are Belong to us!". As I said before, read the rules before you self-promote.

YTGamers is a really huge forum with many members interested in Gaming. So, this forum is only for Gaming YouTubers. However, if you are NOT a Gaming YouTuber this might not be the best place for you to promote your videos.

Always read the forum rules before posting in any of the categories. Registration in this forum is free. However, there is also a VIP membership available. This is also a place where you can collaborate with other Gaming YouTubers and also make some friends. 

Damnlag is a growing community which supports YouTube Content creators all around the globe. They have a friendly forum with many members and this might be a good place to promote your YouTube channel and its videos. You can also share, collaborate and make friends with other YouTubers in the community. Registration is free for all members. However, there is a Premium section or some sort of paid account upgrade is available which will allow you to post under "Premium video Promotion" and might get extra exposure if you have a budget. Overall, this is a really a nice place for you to promote your videos whether Gaming or Not. 
Always make sure you read Forum rules before posting and strictly abide by them if you don't want to get kicked out of the forum and always post under appropriate categories.

The Gamer Square is another friendly community for YouTube Content creators. However, it is strictly restricted to Gaming YouTubers almost like YTGamers mentioned above. In this forum, you can discuss, collaborate with other Gaming YouTubers. Moreover, you can also post your videos and get feedback from others and at the same time get more views and subscribers. Always read the forum rules before posting.

If you can contribute to the discussion and help others. You will also receive support from other YouTubers. Spamming is not a good thing for you especially if you are trying to promote your channel. 

Hence, these are the forums which allow Gaming YouTubers to promote their videos. I hope more new forums will be available in the future where you can promote your YouTube videos. The post will be updates if a new forum allowing YouTube video promotion is available. If you know about other forums which allow you to promote your YouTube videos please feel free to share it in the comments section. 

Thank you so much for reading the post and I hope it is helpful for you. Feel free to comment and let me know how you are promoting your Gaming YouTube channel. Sharing is caring. I will post more techniques promoting your YouTube videos in social media websites and much more! Stay tuned!




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