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10 Ways To Create A Popular YouTube Channel

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10 Ways To Create A Popular YouTube Channel

Considering the fact that YouTube has a billion unique viewers every month, creating a channel for yourself or your business is a great tool for marketing. However, if you don’t have viewers or haven’t increased followers in a while, it’s time to rethink your strategies. Here are 10 tactics to create a popular YouTube channel.

1. Design your brand

Decide what the overall theme of your videos should be and how you want your channel to be known. Because of the massive influx of YouTube videos uploaded everyday, your videos should have a distinct quality to make them stand out from the rest. Be known as someone who makes amazing, edgy stop-motion videos rather than the common cute versions.

The name of your channel should incorporate what kind of videos viewers can expect from you. Having a logo that attracts and keeps people’s attention is also a bonus.

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2. Offer something professional

YouTube is not only a place for home videos you and your friends decided to upload for fun; it’s also for professional use. Make people actually learn from your knowledge. If you have a degree in Chemistry and think people automatically shut their minds off upon mention of the subject, why not hold lectures online? Be sure to make it interesting and less intimidating by using less jargon and more specific, relatable examples.

3. Consider reviews

Reviews perform much better when they are done in video format as opposed to text. It is easier to understand something when it is presented visually because it means you don’t have to use your imagination. Reviews are descriptive in nature and YouTube is one good venue for sharing your thoughts on products, movies, ideas, and establishments.

4. Do covers or live performances

You might think, “Hey, everybody on YouTube does that!” but most people who got discovered on YouTube had something unique in them that grabbed a record label’s attention. If you’re going to offer the same old acoustic covers, then people might not notice you. However, if you can think of something creative and unique, it is possible to make even acoustic covers seem fresh.

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Why not put on a masked face and let viewers focus on your music? You could be known as the mysterious, masked guitarist from YouTube that everyone’s excited to see.

5. Work on the tags

Tags let your videos be categorized and appear on YouTube searches easily. Make sure that they are relevant to your video‒don’t just use popular tags such as famous artists’ names who are trending on YouTube. If your video is about making cupcakes from scratch, put the specific tag first follow by the generic ones.

For example, “How to make cupcakes from scratch” should be the prioritized tag. “Making cupcakes from scratch,” “Cupcakes,” “Party,” “Dessert,” and other related tags should follow.

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6. Complete the description

Do not forget to complete the information on the description box. This is where you can freely state anything about the video. It will make viewers know more about the video before and after playing it. Giving complete information is not only professional, but it also lets viewers know that you are serious about what you are doing.

7. Videos should neither be too short nor too long

Do you think a 15-second video can teach viewers how to put on Halloween makeup? Will 30 minutes just for a reaction video get them to stay? No. Most people on the web have short attention span and if you give them something too long, it might be boring.

Something too short will make viewers look for more, and that’s not a good thing. They will look for other channels that offer them what they need, which you failed to give them.

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8. Produce quality videos

The video’s content may be thought-provoking or extremely creative, but if the production value is low, nobody will continue playing it after the first few seconds. Invest in a video camera to capture videos in HD. If your channel mainly uses graphics, use a video editing program recommended by professionals.

It takes a lot of effort to make your videos look good, but if you are going create moving pictures, you might as well do it in a visually-appealing way.

9. Promote through other social media

Actively engage in social media to promote your YouTube channel. Facebook and Twitter are primary social networks you can use to let people in your circle know about your videos. This will not only target your family and friends but also people in your friends’ circles. Let them promote you too.

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Use hashtags to let users who might be interested in the kind of videos you produce easily find you.

10. Embed it into your website

Do you have a website or blog that already has a following? Embed your YouTube videos on your website or post a link directing to your channel somewhere on your blog. Loyal followers share everything their favorite blogger posts, so it’s best to let them have something to promote.

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Last Updated on November 25, 2021

How to Make Private Browsing on Safari Truly Private

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How to Make Private Browsing on Safari Truly Private

There comes a time when we may be searching online and don’t want the browser to remember our footsteps. The reasons don’t always have to be what we obviously think of as the main reason; for example, sometimes, you may not want Safari to remember your passwords or prompt you to enter your password when surfing the web.

Whatever the reason, we may think that we are totally in the clear with Private Browsing on Safari and the other browsers on a Mac. However, a quick Terminal command can bring up every website you’ve visited. How do you do this? Also, how do you clear your tracks for good? We will provide both answers and more today.

    What Does Private Browsing Do?

    When activated, Private Browsing on Safari prevents your browsing history from being kept in the history tab of the application. Along with this, it doesn’t autofill information that you have saved in the browser. In this mode, you essentially become incognito and any references of previous use is essentially hidden when you are in private mode.

    For example: if you are on Facebook or filling out a form and some information or your login is already filled in in the spaces provided, this is called autofill. It’s activated by simply clicking Safari next to the Apple symbol in the menubar and selecting Private Browsing, then clicking “OK” to the prompt.

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    The reasons behind private mode differ for each individual. While we won’t go into all of those reasons, one thing that is  important to remember is that private browsing doesn’t forget the websites you visit. As we will see later on, Macs keep a second copy of the websites you visit in either mode. If you are in frantic mode looking for a solution to this, look no further.

    The Terminal Archive

    While Safari does a good job of keeping your search history out of prying eyes in the history tab, there is a less-than-obvious way to view a full list of visited websites on Mac. This is done in Terminal; the command-line emulator that allows you to make changes to your Mac.

    Terminal is located in the Utilities folder on your Mac. Once activated, simply add the command:

    dscacheutil -cachedump -entries Host

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    Once you hit “enter”, a list of the visited sites appear. Showing only the domains, the sites appear in a format of:

    Key: h_name :(website domain)ipv4 :1

    However, there’s no need to fear—there is a way you can clear this information from Terminal with a command that’s just as simple.

    Clearing Your Tracks

    Just as simply as you were able to enter the command to view the websites, you can clear the cache that Terminal showed you with the comamnd:

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    dscacheutil -flushcache

    As the command denotes, this literally “flushes” the domains from Terminal. This does not prevent the record from continuing to be recorded for future sites, however, so if that’s an issue for you, repeat this process regularly.

    Other Browsers and Private Browsing

    Other browsers have this form of privacy mode for their service. They promise many of the same things as Safari, but they do not have the same Terminal issue due to how this command only presents websites visited on Safari (the browser Macs come shipped with).

    If you use Firefox, you’ll notice that its private mode is also known as Private Browsing. Chrome calls private mode Incognito, while Internet Explorer refers to it as InPrivate Browsing. Opera is the newest to the scene, denoting it as Private Tab. Safari is the oldest well-known browser with this feature.

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