Finding out the right forum or community to promote your channel can be a very daunting task. There are these social giants like Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook, where you religiously post your YouTube video and wait for your video to go viral.
And surprise surprise! you don’t see any increase in views what so ever. Posting your video on these social channels seems to be the default promotion plan for close to 2 million YouTubers. So you are not alone!
But fortunately, there are lots of different ways to promote your content, like Community Forums. There are many community targeted towards upcoming YouTubers, including our very own Drummitup forum. We have over 50K registered upcoming youtubers and is a very active community.
This post is not just about Drummitup. We are going to talk about top 5 forums were you can promote your video.
Drummitup is in existence since last 4 years and have grown to become one of the prominent player in this space. This platform was developed keeping upcoming YouTubers in mind. YouTubers can promote their content in this platform for free.
Let's assume you have registered your channel and promoted your video, what happens next and how do you get legit views?
Two tasks news users got to do to promote their channel for free are:
1- Watch your video without skip, hop & jump. Drummitup enforces strict rules that watch credit is given only if the user watches the video completely. This is where the views become legit and most of the YouTubers get a really good view convertion rate on this platform compared to others.
2- Share your video on the their socialmedia channels like Facebook, Twitter, Mix, Reddit, Quora etc. Another big win for you, as this expands your social circle, which inturn improves the probability of your video getting reshared, and exponentially improving your chances to get more views! There has been many case where the videos have viral.
There are paid services available as well where,
1- Prime membership let's you skip the hasstle of watching others video and promote unlimited videos without any wait period after each video promotion.
2- Let's you pin your video on top of the page for a very nominal service fee. This makes it visible to the user who come to watch videos. Records show that users get 10x view conversion rates when the video is pinned.
3- They also let you push your video up the watch list as new users might have published their video because of which your video might have got pushed down the watch list.
Overall, Drummitup with all these features have grown to become one of the top community for upcoming youtubers to promite videos.
Who doesn't know about Reddit. It is actually an elephant in the room. Huge user base, lots of communities to post. I guess the defacto platform for youtubers. Having said that, there are too many restrictions while posting. You can easily get spammed off. So beware and use this tool as your trump card!
Platform actually extreamly good for getting contructive feedbacks. Some of the community you can checkout are:
Trinding was conceptualized on 2015 and it was after thought of community on Reddit called /r/unknownvideos.
It is a strong community of 30K YouTubers. What is good about this platoform is you get a lot of comments and feedback. But not on youtube but on their website. Which is kind of not helpful when you are trying to grow. We have not heard a lot about this platform actually converting in to actual views. But good thing about this is community feedback.
You might find it surprising that Facebook, Twitter is missing in our list. Instead of "Top 3" we could have easily made "Top 5". But the fact is, based on a lot of feedback from upcoming YouTubers, we found that facebook and twitter has become very stringent about posting videos for promotion. Infact it has become a dumpyard. So there is very little support you will get as a social community to grow your channel. But promoting within your own social circle can yield you good results not on the community.
I hope upcoming youtubers find it useful. Good luck YouTubers!