When it comes to growing your YouTube influence, it all comes down to that algorithm. Most channels rely on it entirely, especially smaller ones that are trying to blow up. If you’re an influencer, you have to dominate the youtube algorithm if you want to have any success on this platform.

But don’t worry… it’s not all so hard, in fact – it’s simple once you know the steps.

In this thread, we are going to explore 4 steps you can take to dominate the YouTube algorithm, so you can finally achieve some success in your career as an influencer.

Let’s get started!

1) Optimize Your Video for SEO

The first and most important part is to optimize each video for YouTube’s algorithm. This is a relatively simple task, but it’s often done wrong. SEO is important for any platform and the same goes for YouTube.

When it comes to YouTube’s SEO, it’s about video title, description, thumbnail, and tags.

All these specific parts are significant and yet most people don’t pay attention to them. If you want your video to be successful with the YouTube algorithm, you have to give it correct descriptions. Your title should be clear and on point, with a proper description that explains it fully. On top of that, you should also use proper thumbnails and tags to get some extra advantage.

Before publishing your video, make sure it’s fully optimized for the YouTube algorithm.

2) Increase Your “Time Watched”

Ahh, it’s the golden metric of YouTube success – The “Time Watched” statistic.

This stat basically comes down to how much time your viewers spend watching your video. The length doesn’t really matter here, although it helps if the video is longer. If all of your viewers watch your entire video, it’s going to send good signals to the YouTube algorithm.

Great videos are compelling and people want to fully watch them. That’s what makes this specific step so important for that YouTube algorithm domination.

For you as a content creator and influencer, this means you should always publish only the best stuff. Don’t waste your time publishing low-quality videos, as they won’t give you results anyway. Instead, you should spend some extra time to create amazing content that will leave your subscribers wanting more. Such content is going to dominate YouTube algorithm, bringing you a lot of new viewers.

3) Its All Decided in The Beginning

It doesn’t take the YouTube algorithm long to decide whether your content is good or not.

If your video doesn’t pick up any meaningful traction in the first few hours/days, it won’t be favored by the algorithm.  That’s why it’s very important to promote all of your videos just as you publish them in order to get the most out of the algorithm.

If you’re an influencer, you surely have other social media platforms and forums that you use, so go ahead and post your video there. You want to get as much engagement as you can in the beginning and that will signal the YouTube algorithm to push your content forward to even more viewers.

This is also the most important step when it comes to placing your video in “Trending” section on YouTube. If it has a lot of views in the beginning, it’s going to dominate within the YT algorithm.

4) Pick a Specific Niche

On almost any platform for influencers, it always comes down to picking a niche.

The reason it’s so important with YouTube is because your content will have more chance to be discovered by others if it belongs to a specific niche. Of course, YouTube promotes individual videos, but their ultimate goal is to promote specific channels to specific viewers. And if all of your content belongs to a specific niche, it will be way easier for that algorithm to connect you with potential viewers.

If you want to absolutely dominate the YouTube algorithm, then pick a specific niche for your channel and stick to it. Eventually, YT will connect you with your desired viewers and that’s priceless for any influencer.

It may look hard, but hacking the YouTube algorithm is actually an easy task. If you follow these 4 steps, you will be able to dominate the algorithm and achieve success in your career as a YouTube influencer.