When uploading your video You can use some of the great YouTube Features that are available. You can use to get end screens and cards to help your viewers interact with you and enhacne experience on your YouTube channel.
Editing Your Video
When I edit my videos I add 20 seconds of blank screen at the end of my videos. This allows me to input 3 end card elements. The 3 elements that I use are the subscribe button, previously uploaded video, and Best video for the viewer. This may be a bit overkill, but I want to promote as much of my content as I can.
The Subscribe Button
The subscribe button option is nice because it puts a button with your logo onto the screen and allows them to subscribe right there. This looks professional and it makes it easier for the viewer to subscribe after they have watched your video.
Adding the videos to the end screen is a great idea because it gives the viewer an option to watch your previously uploaded video. The other video that YouTube selects as best for the viewer based off their viewing habits.
The end screens is a great way to keep the viewer on your YouTube channel. Doing so shows YouTube that you have good enough content to keep a viewer watching and coming back for more. If you continue to increase your viewer watch time then YouTube will keep promoting your videos to other viewers.
The nice thing with the new end screens is they are functional on mobile devices. So this will allow anyone that is using a mobile device to go to a new video or subscribe to your channel.
One other thing that I do to get my viewers involved is I use a YouTube card. The card will show for like 5 seconds at the beginning of the video. I use it to link to my website to get people to check out my website. You can do this if you have a website. You can also use cards for fan funding, or donations. As well as linking to other channels.
You can find out more information abou the YouTube end screens on the YouTube help page of Google.
The end screens and cards are great YouTube Features. They are used to promote your content which will increase viewer interaction. Do whatever you can to increase your viewer time. Take a look at the options that are available to promote your channel. You may find some useful tools that will help you.
Please leave a comment and let me know what you are using. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.