Video Response to LoB challenge to make more YouTube content…We can even do more!

It’s like Mr Bacon can read my thoughts.  In the following video I recommend a few additional steps for us to support each other in this fight.   I think we may have a window here to make ourselves hard to ignore.

YouTube seems to be in flux; they seem to be going in opposite directions at the same time.  On one hand, they continue to give random strikes, probably based on viewer flags.  And on the other hand, they have remonetized all of my old flagged videos, and now they are placing video ads on my reloading vids.  I think it is safe to say they have never treated my channel better…what gives?  Maybe I am slipping through the cracks, or maybe they have decided to just shut up and make money?

So in addition to what LoB has already said, I would say that we can support our presence there best by supporting each other’s channels.  (I haven’t been great about this in the past myself.)  We should all be subscribed to each other at the very least.   Click the like button…be an engaged community.

If you meet the criteria, apply for a YouTube partnership.  MAKE THEM SAY NO!  If a channel doesn’t meet the threshold we should boost them up until they do.  Channels like KFW, The Reloading Press, Charles Irby, Uncle Jim, etc.  (The criteria is 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of overall watch time within the past 12 months.  It sounds like a lot, but it isn’t.  My little channel does many times that.)

This is in the video, but here’s what else we can do… Support the ads if you can.   Let video ads run for at least 30 sec.  Let popups stay in view if you can for a little bit, and if you find the ad content interesting, click on it, etc.  If it’s a product you want to use, buy it.  Supporting ads on content providers is like making a free Patreon donation.

I hope this doesn’t sound self serving, not my intent.  I just want to share information about how to make our community more lucrative for the platforms we are on so we are harder to mistreat.

Note:  The more established channels have more to lose from poking the bear, so I get that FortuneCookie45LC may employ a different strategy for survival.  The upstart channels have less to lose and should, in my opinion, go for it as an insurgency.  This is all just my opinion guys, for what it’s worth.

(video loaded on BitChute; Google may take a dim view of me describing how the ad system works)

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The Reloading Press
The Reloading Press

That is awesome I have been thinking about some of these topics and you are absolutely right that we need to engage more with the algorithm. I am considering posting my videos on TRN from ugetube as Ugetube allows me to monetize where youtube does not. However, fighting the youtube fight is important. hmmmm.

Uncle Jim
Uncle Jim

Thanks for the mention, I like your vids and am guilty of not subbing to you ( until today) At first I wanted subs subs subs and numbers but then realized I’m now only interested in friends ( quality over quan) (buddies over bulk people ) and like the interaction. I’ve met some great people now and am totally content as is. I’m personally not interested in the money , and been planning to do a skit video on how my neighbors car breaks down and I have the actual part and can show him the easy way to fix… Read more »

Loads of Bacon
Loads of Bacon

Speaking of weird ways, this was the first thing that came to mind when I read your comment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FalHdi2DkEg
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Uncle Jim
Uncle Jim

That’s because the joker has no friends. ?

garycleveland
garycleveland

Thanks for the informative content. Happy I found the Reloader’s network and will follow your Go-To YouTube guidance, TTF. Yes, Everybody Wins!

Lynn Krueger
Lynn Krueger

🙂

CharlieBrassStuffer
CharlieBrassStuffer

Lots of good information there ‘TreeTop’…and I appreciate the mention in your article. Though I’m not engaged with the YouTube for any monetary considerations and don’t intend to go that route, I am disturbed at one thing I see over and over again throughout many of our channels…that is the ‘lack of comments & lack of likes’, they seem to run as a single digit percentage of total views. The only reward in my video efforts is the conversation that may result from the comments and the making of new friends around the country…that’s my only reward for my time… Read more »

garycleveland
garycleveland

Those are good thoughts, Charlie. I found you thru the Reloaders Network, and find that your videos are not only helpful, but believe that you are engaging with us a teacher-friend. Also, you share your personality, as others do, with us.