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Are you finding that your videos are getting clicks but not being watched until the end? Frustrating, right? You've taken all that time and effort to create excellent content, and most people aren’t getting the total value. Well, you shouldn't despair, as there is a science to it that can be learnt on a social media marketing course from OCA.

We’ll cover that shortly, but before we do, we’ll give you three practical ways to get people to watch your videos for longer - and ideally, all the way to the end. It’s vital that you achieve this goal, as YouTube’s algorithm now ranks its videos based on quality, not just total views. 

Those that aren’t watched all the way through are deemed to be of lower quality. Plus, you want viewers to hear your call to action! So, with this in mind, let’s take a closer look at those methods we promised you. 

Method One - Create a Buzz With a YouTube Premiere

As online digital marketing courses will tell you, good timing is key when it comes to publishing your YouTube content. So, find an appropriate date - perhaps a product launch date - and schedule a YouTube premiere - a YouTube feature where everyone gets to see your videos together in real-time. 

The fear of missing out (or FOMO) plays a big part in this approach, as all the shares and teasers you put out there will create a buzz that significantly decreases the chances of viewers clicking away.

Method Two - Add a Table of Contents to Your Youtube Videos

Another way to increase the likelihood of people watching past the introduction is through the provision of a table of contents. This shows people exactly what to expect by watching to the end. Adding clickable timestamps in your comments or video description fields will encourage viewers to go deep into each video you create.

This is a great tactic you’ll learn on a social media marketing online course, and it’s so helpful because it provides transparency - reassuring people that they’re not interacting with a ‘clickbait’ video. 

Method Three - Make Use of YouTube Playlists

Something else you’ll cover in a good digital marketing course is the use of the many tools YouTube provides to enhance viewing numbers. One such tool is the Playlist, a term describing videos grouped into categories - showing how each one relates to the other.

YouTube’s algorithm will suggest topics to its users based on other similar things they’ve watched. By using playlists, you’re reinforcing the themes and topics that your videos relate to, and so will likely end up being recommended to the most appropriate audience. This audience will be much more likely to watch your videos until the end. 

Affordable, Flexible, Industry-Approved Online Courses

You can learn more about the many more YouTube marketing tactics that exist by taking affordable, CPD-approved online digital marketing courses with OCA. Our YouTube Marketing Advanced Course is just one of many engaging video-based micro-learning courses we offer that are affordable, highly flexible, and can be taken at your own pace.

If you would like to know more about this or any of our professional training, visit us online today at Alternatively, give us a call at 1300 611 404 to chat with our friendly advisors about your precise training needs. 

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