WordPress is known as the best blog publishing platform on the web; it’s used by millions of bloggers worldwide… Similarly YouTube can be seen as the best video blogging platform on the web…
Have you ever tried video blogging, or ever thought about adding video blogging to your conventional blogging practices? Video blogging can be fun and rewarding at the same time, though it’s a lot more challenging and time consuming than writing content on a conventional text-based blog.
YouTube is the perfect place to host your video blog for several reasons, and we’re going to take a look at 5 of them right now in this post.
So why should you use YouTube to host your video blog? Let’s take a closer look…
YouTube has the traffic
Reports suggests that YouTube is streaming more than 4 billion online videos every day, yep you’ve guessed it without going into any further reasons as to why YouTube is the perfect video blogging platform for you, it gets a lot of traffic as you might have guessed.
Hosting your video blog on a channel of your own opens you up to a whole new opportunity and traffic source. You can put your original video blog material out and build your own audience with very little marketing efforts.
YouTube has the tools, features and analytics
YouTube has an array of great features available to you as a video blogger. All you have to do is record on your device and upload. YouTube provides powerful editing tools and analytics for you to monitor the amount of hits your video posts are producing, as well as trends and much more.
You can monetize and make money with your YouTube video blog
Just like your WordPress blog, you can also monetize your YouTube hosted video blog, simply by joining YouTube’s partner program. There are also other ways to monetize your YouTube videos, by doing video marketing and creating your own Amazon product video reviews and posting them to your channel with your Amazon affiliate links added in the video description beneath…
You can SEO your videos
Adding good titles, correct tags and a well written description to your videos is just like doing on-page SEO for your WordPress blog posts. The more attention you pay to these features when uploading your video posts, the more likely your video posts will rank well in the search engines right?. You can also get your videos promoted to ‘featured video’ simply by actively engaging in the YouTube community, joining groups and creating more useful original content on your channel.
You can build a loyal following
Finally just like a WordPress blog where you build RSS readers and subscribers, with YouTube you can build channel subscribers. Each time you publish a video, your subscribers are notified and you get instant hits… Check out our top post on how to promote your YouTube channel to get more subscribers.
So if you’re still searching the web for a decent enough video blog hosting service provider, look no further than YouTube.
Have your say?
So are you a video blogger on YouTube, if so share your thoughts, tips and ideas with us in the comment section below. Why not post your YouTube channel URL below also for a little more exposure.