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11 YouTube Mistakes & Tips from Successful YouTube Stars

Just like there are a things you can do to increase the likelihood of success in YouTube (including YouTube SEO Tactics), But, there are also many mistakes which are commonly overlooked and avoiding these mistakes can help increase your chances for success within YouTube.

Terabrite on Vlogging (Personal Vlog Channels)

If you’re a looking to create a vlog on YouTube, you may be thinking that it's you’re going to get famous vlogging.  That’s not how it works.  There are a few things that you can do to increase volume which will help you reach that goal.

1) Have a main channel where you do something like music, skits, comedy, or something.
2) Make your vlogging channel unique, so as to stand out from all the other bloggers.
3) Try humor or something else to keep your viewers interest.

The Fine Brothers (How to Annoy Established YouTubers)

4) Don’t steal or just copy other people’s tags, descriptions, or titles for your video.
Many new YouTubers will copy the metadata from a successful video verbatim in the hopes that they will rank similarly, as often times with the hope that the original YouTuber will take notice and be honored that you found their work to be well optimized.  In reality, you will end up annoying these people that you look up to, and they may never want to talk to you as a result.  Not a good approach for attempting to become connected to a YouTube influencer.

Mystery Guitar Man (Collaborate)

5) Don’t just keep putting up videos on your channel over and over when nothing’s happening.
You may have 100 views, 200 views, 300 views, or even 4,000 views, but what you really need to be doing is developing one skill.  Then collaborate with people who have more subscribers, but less skill.  For example if you’re a really good 3D artist and go to someone with 10,000 subscribers and say let them know it.  Tell them you can do something 3D for them.  Maybe they do composing.  You can suggest that if you do a 3D for them, they can mention you in their video.  Just doing an amazing video and putting it up on your channel will probably not bring you the success you want.  Collaborating with the community is a good way to start.

Street Light – Be Unique and Focus on Originality

6) Don’t try to be someone else.
Originality is important, but being yourself and don’t just follow a trend.  If you do, it just adds you to the crowd.  If you are the needle in a haystack, it’s difficult to stand out.  You should focus on originality and create something that will make you stand out.

E3M Music – Take advantage of CTA Features

7) In the description box, don’t forget to have hyperlinks.
Some people have their YouTube accounts set up, but they don’t have their Facebook or Twitter linked in the description box.  It is important to have a hyperlink, which is a link they can easily click, because people want to click it and go right to the page.  They really don’t have the time to just copy, paste and put it in the browsers.

Mark Malkoff

8) Don’t make everything long.
It is best to keep things short.

9) Don’t forget to have a Subscribe button at the end.
You want people to subscribe to you.

10) Don’t do something just because you think it might get views.
Do content that you care about.  Do something that really interests you, and make sure you find your voice.  Don’t be one of those people who just show up once in a while.  Have a long-term plan and don’t say, “If it doesn’t happen within a couple of months, I’m not going to do this.”  Show up consistently and work on your craft.  Think long-term and focus.

11) Don’t forget to watch other stuff.
Watch stuff that you love.  A lot of people on YouTube, when they’re starting out, don’t watch other stuff.  Watch your peers.  Watch the people that inspire you.  And I just think if you find your voice and you’re authentic and you keep stuff relatively short, you can do some good work and you hopefully will succeed.

Success on YouTube is not going to happen your first week and it's not going to happen without creating unique content that you're passionate about, and that is distributed in a strategic way.  It’s going to take some time, but these tips will hopefully help make success easier for you.

QUESTIONS:

  • What other common mistakes do you see new YouTube creators making?  
  • AND/OR, are there any mistakes that you think these more established YouTubers are making?


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Will Smith is reportedly looking to reboot ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’

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LOS ANGELES — Will the Fresh Prince reign again? Possibly.

According to TVLine, Will Smith's Overbook Entertainment is in the super-duper early stages of cooking up a possible present-day take on 90s cult hit The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

The goal, said the site, would be to put a "fresh spin" on the story, which originally saw Smith's "west Philadelphia born and raised" character suddenly living in the affluent Los Angeles neighborhood with his extended family.

Smith would reportedly would serve as an EP alongside others, including wife Jada Pinkett-Smith.

The project was seemingly news to NBC president Robert Greenblatt when it was brought up by reporters Thursday at the Television Critics Association press tour. "It's something I'd be happy to talk to Will about, sure," he said.

Fresh Prince aired on NBC from 1990-96, but has lived on — and seemingly grown its audience — in the years that followed thanks to multiple syndication deals with networks like TBS and Viacom Media Networks.

YouTube – How To Get Started, Tips and Tricks

YouTube is a beast in the social media world and it’s not just all pranks and cute kitten videos. Over 300 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube every minute! Not all of it will go viral, in fact not all of it will be seen at all. So this is where I can hopefully nudge you in the right direction…

PICK A NAME FOR YOUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL OR YOUTUBE VIDEOS

So many YouTubers start uploading videos to an account before they have don’t their leg work and it can be a real pain to change later. A good example of this is “NicePeter” started a project with his friend “EpicLloyd” recording parody rap videos but when their video started to get popular people were looking for “Epic Rap Battles of History” and found them on a Nice Peter’s YouTube Channel instead which could confuse people. They have since opened a new channel to match their branding and boast over 12 million subscribers.

Picking a name at this stage can help you match social media accounts together helping people find you. For example if your YouTube account is MrHairyBrit you could grab your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Snap Chat accounts with the same username to help people find you should they want to see more of your work.

BRANDING AND YOUTUBE CHANNEL DESIGN
brandingYou don’t have to be a web designer or a branding graphic designer to make your channel stand out. YouTube Channels, as with most other social media profiles, have a header banner and a YouTube channel avatar. These banners and avatars are a way to let your audience know who you are, what you do, and a way to establish a recognised look.

The header banner needs to be 2560w x 1440h pixels as this is then used and scaled down for mobile devices such as phones, tablets and notebook laptops. As for the avatar or profile image I personally use and image that is 275w x 275h and I try and match the colours to the header banner so people are used to my avatar and my channel colours when they try to find my videos.

YOUTUBE CAMERA, YOUTUBE AUDIO, AND YOUTUBE VIDEO IDEAS

You don’t have to be rich to get into vlogging. YouTube is a great tool for any new curious vlogger who wants to find an audience on the internet. I personally started with a webcam that cost me £15. This had 720p video format and a fairly good microphone. The core thing to remember with videos is that video quality is great but if you cannot hear the video properly a viewer will very quickly tune out.

After a lot of testing I found that my webcam microphone was great depending on distance and that assuming I wasn’t in a dark room then the video quality wasn't so much of an issue. I am since moved onto a £35 1080p Full HD webcam to film my vlogs and have a pretty reliable set up.

“Ok, so I have a camera and I have a microphone…. But what do I make videos about?”

A very good question. Now when you started this journey you may have had an initial thought of what the channel would be for whether its business, hobby, factual or just weird. Now why not open a notebook and throw words/questions at the page that would describe that topic for example if you want to make a video diary then these could be “Where I live. What’s my job? Do I have any pets? What did I think about the football this weekend?” Already there you have a few topics for a video. If its business based then why not explain who you are, what you sell, any examples, or your work etc


HOW DO I GET YOUTUBE SUBSCRIBERS? HOW DO I GET YOUTUBE VIEWERS?

It’s time to build an audience. You have some videos recorded and you are ready to get them seen but for that you need subscribers and random viewers. There are 7 important tips to help you boost your YouTube Subscribers and boost your YouTube Channel Video Views.

  • Make videos
    Sounds obvious but you need to keep feeding you channel with new content that way people can find you.
  • Make videos regularly – schedule.
    As you start to get random views you need to start building the routine for a viewer. Why not upload a video on a set day. This could be daily, weekly or monthly but try to stick to it that way people know when to expect a new video from you
  • Let your viewers know when you will make a video and how to subscriber.
    Tell your viewers when you will be uploading your videos. That way they will come back but also make sure you ask them to subscribe that way when you do upload a new video YouTube will send them an email to tell them you have a new video for them.
  • Share videos with your social media.
    You’ve made a video so make sure people know it exists! Share it with friends, family and your social media accounts otherwise you may have well put a sign post in the middle of a field that no-one ever walks in.
  • Share videos on related sites.
    This is a good tip for expanding your audience. Your social media is full of people who have seen you before and expect videos from you while other sites are full of people that have yet to find you so this could be a way to spark their interest.
  • Stick to it
    Rome wasn’t built in a day and a loyal YouTube Viewer and YouTube Subscriber base isn’t either. The more videos you publish the more chance people will find you and share you but then the more subscribers you have the more they can share you to so make sure you stick around for the long haul.

SHOULD I BUY YOUTUBE SUBSCRIBERS? SHOULD I BUY YOUTUBE VIEWS?

It can be very tempting to take short cuts in social media. Everyone has seen them and no doubt you may have had an email or a social media message offering you the chance to “Buy Active YouTube Subscribers” or “Buy Fake Twitter Followers” etc. Although these offers can look nice and the subscriber count may go up these are indeed inactive user accounts and in the long run will either get removed by YouTube Subscribers Account Checker looking for Fake YouTube accounts or in worst case scenario could get your social media account banned entirely due to YouTube Community Standard Breaches.

Also with YouTube Subscribers it is QUALITY over QUANTITY! You want active YouTube Subscribers to watch your videos so they can share them with friends, like your videos and comment on them. YouTube Comments, YouTube Likes, and YouTube Subscribers are the most powerful and effective way to help your channel get seen shared and grow.

AND FINALLY….

YouTube is not a get rich quick scheme! YouTube should be a place for you to share your opinions, have a laugh and to expand a business social media reach. If you are looking to join YouTube are wondering “How do I make a viral YouTube Video?” then you are looking at this in the wrong light entirely.

YouTube is a Social Media platform and I there for you to make friends, build connections and have fun, so make sure you don’t forget the fun!

I wish you all the luck in the world 🙂

If you would like to see what I did with all these tips then check out my videos at www.YouTube.com/MrHairyBrit

 

Alan Partridge to replace Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear?

The petition has received close to 15,000 signatures in four days

Could Alan Partridge have what it takes to replace Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear?

One fan thinks so, and has started a petition to get the much-loved fictional character to front the show.

The change.org petition, “Hire Alan Partridge for Top Gear”, has received almost 15,000 signatures since Monday when it was set up by Lorn Macdonald.

The petition description states that Partridge has “a strong track record for broadcast presenting, from his relaxed professionalism on BBC chat show ‘Knowing Me Knowing You’ to his effortless banter on his talk shows at Radio Norwich”.

The petition says Partridge should be considered after his 'strong track record for broadcast presenting'

The petition says Partridge should be considered after his ‘strong track record for broadcast presenting’ It adds: “We believe this diversity of experience and his noted passion for cars puts Alan in great stead to take over as chief presenter after Clarkson’s successful tenure.

“Mr Partridge is both capable of retaining what has made the show great over the years and adding a new and vital reenergised flavour to the show. #HirePartridge.”

The petition is still somewhat shy of the 950,000 million people that have called for the BBC to reinstate Jeremy Clarkson, but it doesn’t seem to have discouraged Partridge fans.

After putting his name to the cause, fan Jonathan Sandford wrote: “The man who made Lexi the plural of Lexus is an automotive genius.”

Docs Perform First Successful Penis Transplant

A 21-year-old man who lost his penis after circumcision regains all function within four months of surgery.

Doctors and nurses who performed the surgery.

Doctors have performed the world’s first successful penis transplant.

The nine-hour operation by surgeons in Cape Town offers hope to high numbers of South African men who lose their penises due to complications with traditional circumcision.

Experts thought the unnamed 21-year-old patient – who had to have his penis amputated three years ago after circumcision – would take two years to regain all function.

However, it has taken just four months for this to occur – resulting in December’s operation being declared a success.

The surgery was five years in the planning at Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital.

It was led by Professor Andre van der Merwe, who said: “We are very surprised by his rapid recovery.

“It’s a massive breakthrough. We’ve proved that it can be done – we can give someone an organ that is just as good as the one that he had.

“There is a greater need in South Africa for this type of procedure than elsewhere in the world, as many young men lose their penises every year due to complications from traditional circumcision.”

The surgery has been attempted once before – but this is the first example of a successful long-term result.

Experts estimate as many as 250 penis amputations take place every year across South Africa.

“This is a very serious situation,” said Prof van der Merwe. “For a young man of 18 or 19 years, the loss of his penis can be deeply traumatic.

“He doesn’t necessarily have the psychological capability to process this. There are even reports of suicide among these young men.

“The heroes in all of this for me are the donor, and his family. They saved the lives of many people because they donated the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, skin, corneas, and then the penis.”

The transplant followed the path laid by the first facial transplant.

“We used the same type of microscopic surgery to connect small blood vessels and nerves, and the psychological evaluation of patients was also similar,” said Prof van der Merwe.

The procedure could eventually be extended to men who have lost their penises from penile cancer or as a last-resort treatment for severe erectile dysfunction.

Legendary Fantasy Author Sir Terry Pratchett dies aged 66

UK fantasy author Terry Pratchett dies aged 66 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, his publisher says

He sold over 85million books worldwide in 37 languages, and in 2011 announced his diagnosis with posterior cortical atrophy (PCA), a rare variant of Alzheimer’s disease primarily affecting vision.

The writer is best known for his satirical fantasy novels set in Discworld, a flat planet resting on the back of four elephants, themselves perched on the back of a vast turtle moving through space.

Fantasy author: Sir Terry Pratchett (pictured) has died aged 66 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease

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Wikipedia Entry

Sir Terence David John “Terry” Pratchett, OBE (28 April 1948 – 12 March 2015)[1] was an English author of fantasy novels, especially comical works.[3] He is best known for his Discworld series of about 40 volumes. Pratchett’s first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971, and since his first Discworld novel (The Colour of Magic) was published in 1983, he wrote two books a year on average. His 2011 Discworld novel Snuff was at the time of its release the third-fastest-selling hardback adult-audience novel since records began in the UK, selling 55,000 copies in the first three days.[4]

Pratchett was the UK’s best-selling author of the 1990s,[5][6] and has sold over 85 million books worldwide in 37 languages.[7][8] He is currently the second most-read writer in the UK, and seventh most-read non-US author in the US.[9]

Pratchett was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1998 and was knighted for services to literature in the 2009 New Year Honours.[10][11] In 2001 he won the annual Carnegie Medal for The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, the first Discworld book marketed for children.[12][13] He received the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 2010.

In December 2007, Pratchett announced that he was suffering from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.[14] He later made a substantial public donation to the Alzheimer’s Research Trust,[15] and filmed a television programme chronicling his experiences with the disease for the BBC. Pratchett’s death at age 66 was announced by his publisher on 12 March 2015.[16]

Jeremy Clarkson Punches Producer, 2-3 Top Gear Episodes Cancelled

TOP Gear host Jeremy Clarkson was suspended yesterday after allegedly punching a producer.

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The controversial television star was involved in the alleged bust-up with Oisin Tymon, said to have taken place after filming in Newcastle and over a lack of catering, according to reports.Yesterday he was said to have been suspended “following a fracas”.Speaking for the first time after the suspension, he told the Sun: “I’m having a nice cold pint and waiting for this to blow over.”

As thousands of people sign a petition to reinstate Clarkson, he joked around with his fellow presenters Richard Hammond and James May on Twitter.

Referring to the announced cancellation of this weekend’s show, May tweeted: “No Top Gear this weekend, apparently. How about 633 Squadron instead? @JeremyClarkson @RichardHammond”

To which Hammond replied:”No, surely, Last of the Summer Wine; no one will notice the difference. Job done. @MrJamesMay @JeremyClarkson”

Clarkson then replied: “No no no. Where Eagles Dare. Much better,” before saying: “I did some pretty good war documentaries. They could screen one of those.”

This comes as the BBC investigate reports that Clarkson allegedly aimed a punch at a male producer in an incident last week.

Just last month the Top Gear host posted a mystery tweet apparently calling for a “new presenter for Top Gear”.He tweeted: “Wanted: new presenter for Top Gear. Applicant should be old, badly dressed and pedantic but capable of getting to work on time.”His last tweets were on Sunday, when he wrote: “It’s an old skool Top Gear tonight. Nobody falls over and no-one is fired by canon into a hospital. I’d watch something else frankly.”

The Top Gear host was reportedly suspended for allegedly aiming a punch at a male producer last week, according to Radio Times.

The alleged incident was said to have been reported to the corporation yesterday.

It is believed that Clarkson, 54, was put on what was called his final warning last year.

It came following a racism row over claims he used the n-word while reciting the nursery rhyme Eeny, Meeny, Miny Moe during filming of Top Gear.

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NATIONAL –Clarkson returning home on the day the BBC announced his suspension

The presenter denied using racist language and said he was “horrified” that it could have sounded as though he did.Shortly after the incident, he wrote in his column in The Sun: “I’ve been told by the BBC that if I make one more offensive remark, anywhere, at any time, I will be sacked.”Clarkson had previously been cleared by Ofcom of breaching the broadcasting code after he compared a car to a person with a growth on their face.He also faced protest from mental health charities after he branded people who throw themselves under trains as “selfish”.

In another incident, Clarkson made an apology after telling BBC1’s The One Show that striking workers should be shot.

Clarkson first started hosting Top Gear in 2002 alongside Richard Hammond and James May.

The hit series faced controversy last year when Clarkson and his co-hosts were hounded out of Argentina by outraging locals.

The controversy began after Clarkson was spotted driving a vehicle with the numberplate ‘H982 FKL’ – which some people suggested could refer to the Falklands conflict of 1982.

However, each episode of the two-part Christmas special attracted more than 10 million viewers last year.

Richard Hammond, James May and Jeremy Clarkson

GETTY –Richard Hammond, James May and Clarkson

The planned instalment of the popular car show will not be broadcast this Sunday, a spokeswoman for the BBC confirmed.The spokeswoman said: “Following a fracas with a BBC producer, Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended pending an investigation.”No one else has been suspended. Top Gear will not be broadcast this Sunday. The BBC will be making no further comment at this time.”

This Sunday’s episode was set to feature classic cars such as a Fiat 124 Spider, an MGB GT and a Peugeot 304 Cabriolet.

It was also set to star former football star Gary Lineker in the show’s traditional ‘star in a reasonably priced car’ challenge.

Lineker tweeted shortly after the announcement of Clarkson’s suspension, saying: “I don’t think I’m ever meant to appear on Top Gear!”

[UPDATED] Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear host, suspended by BBC

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Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended by the BBC “following a fracas” with a producer.

The corporation said the 54-year-old presenter had been suspended “pending an investigation”.

“No one else has been suspended. Top Gear will not be broadcast this Sunday,” it said.

Clarkson was given what he called his “final warning” last May after claims he used a racist word while filming the popular BBC motoring show.

At the time, he said the BBC had told him he would be sacked if he made “one more offensive remark, anywhere, at any time”.

The BBC gave no further details on the current incident involving Clarkson, and said it would not be making any further statements at this time.

Clarkson’s representatives have yet to reply to requests for a comment.

The presenter himself has remained silent, however last month he tweeted a post saying a “new presenter for Top Gear” was wanted.

“Applicant should be old, badly dressed and pedantic but capable of getting to work on time,” he said.

Top Gear

This weekend’s episode of Top Gear was set to feature Clarkson – who has fronted the show since 2002 – along with regular co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May at a classic track day.

Former footballer and pundit Gary Lineker was also to appear as the “star in a reasonably priced car”.

Lineker has now tweeted, writing: “I don’t think I’m ever meant to appear on Top Gear!”

‘Strong character’

Former Top Gear presenter Chris Goffey told BBC Radio 5 live while discussions on the programme sometimes became heated when he worked on the show, “it must have been something fairly serious behind the scenes to warrant his immediate suspension.

“I can’t think what the hell’s gone on, but there you go. When you’ve got a very strong character who likes things his own way, if somebody stands up to him, there’s going to be a row.”

Clarkson has courted controversy on several occasions during his time hosting Top Gear.

Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond in the Top Gear Burma special
Top Gear was censured by Ofcom for using a “racial” term in its Burma special programme

The show’s executive producer, Andy Wilman, described last year as “an annus horribilis” for the programme.

It followed an incident in Argentina where the presenters and crew were forced to flee the country after trouble erupted over a number plate reading H982 FLK – which some suggested referred to the Falklands conflict of 1982.

Last year the show was also censured by Ofcom for breaching broadcasting rules after Clarkson used a derogatory word for Asian people during its Burma special programme.

TV critic Toby Earle: ‘He was on his final warning’

TV critic Toby Earle told the BBC he was not surprised at Clarkson’s suspension. “This incident is the one that’s really forced management to take action,” he said.

“Part of the show’s appeal, to many viewers, has been it’s sort of edginess and the fact that it’s rough around the edges – in some ways takes no prisoners.

“But of course there is a very delicate line to tread with that, and it has crossed that line I feel.”

But the TV Times’ Mary Evans said she did not think it was the end of the road for the presenter: “He is what he is, like him or loathe him.

“He knows who he is and he knows what he wants to say. Top Gear obviously existed before him, and it wasn’t the phenomenon that it is now. So obviously it has something to do with his personal charisma and his fanbase.

“I can’t see this will be it for Clarkson, I really can’t. But I think he’s probably slightly overdue a slap on the wrist,” she told the BBC.

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Top Gear controversies

With Clarkson at its head, Top Gear has been no stranger to controversy.

  • October 2014 – The show’s stars and crew had to abandon filming in Argentina amid angry protests over a car number plate that appears to refer to the Falklands War.
  • July 2014 – Ofcom ruled a Burma Special in which Jeremy Clarkson used a racial slur broke broadcasting rules. Clarkson had used the word “slope” as an Asian man crossed a newly built bridge over the River Kwai in Thailand.
  • May 2014 – The programme drew complaints when video footage leaked to the Daily Mirror appeared to show Jeremy Clarkson using a racist term while reciting the nursery rhyme Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe. The presenter later apologised for the incident – which was never broadcast – in a video statement where he “begged forgiveness”.
  • October 2012 – The BBC Trust ruled comments by Clarkson which likened the design of a camper van to people with facial disfigurements breached disability guidelines.
  • January 2012 – Indian diplomats complained about a 90-minute India special in which a car fitted with a toilet in its boot is described by Clarkson as “perfect for India because everyone who comes here gets the trots.”
  • February 2011 – The BBC apologised to Mexico after Clarkson and his co-hosts characterised Mexicans as “lazy” and “feckless”.

 

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