Reasons Why You Should Comment on YouTube Videos

Vancouverite, Josh Rimer is very active online, infact his goal is to become famous because of his online activities and he’s doing a great job of that. This week he shared on his blog a post discussing the benefits of commenting on YouTube. He has kindly allowed me to share it here – thanks Josh!

Reasons Why You Should Comment on YouTube Videos

Do you comment on YouTube videos very often? Well, you should. Contrary to what you might think, there are actually potential benefits to you for leaving comments which can help get you noticed. Here are a few:

  1. Youre engaging the video producer when you comment on their video. If you leave a positive comment and something substantial (ie. more than just “cool video!”) the video producer is more likely to notice you and respond back. The video creator may also click on your username to check out your channel and of course watch a video or two, and possibly even subscribe if they like your content.
  2. When a video creator responds to your comment it also brings other peoples attention to that comment because the creator of the videos comments are highlighted and their reply is shown directly below and indented from your comment. Again, some people may click on your username to learn more about you and possibly watch some of your videos and even subscribe.
  3. Comments can be searched on YouTube. People can go to www.youtube.com/comment_search and type in anything they want to search from YouTube comments in a similar way to how you can search for things being tweeted about on Twitter. So if your comment includes something being searched it could lead that person to click on you username, watch, and subscribe.
  4. Your comments could be quoted outside of YouTube. Everything from blogs to magazines have quoted comments on YouTube videos. It even happened to me in a newspaper in Victoria, BC. I commented on how I couldnt get enough of a video that I thought was really hilarious and because the newspaper was doing a story on how funny that video was, they quoted me and included my name (you can click on the photo above to enlarge it and see).

YouTube is a community in a sense and interacting within that community is a great way to stand out and get noticed. Ive had famous YouTubers subscribe to my videos simply because I commented on theirs and Ive had other people find my YouTube videos through comments Ive written on other videos so its worked for me, and it can work for you too!

What do you think? Have any other reasons to share on why its beneficial to comment on YouTube videos?

4 Comments

  1. How ironic is this… I found my way to this post on your blog because I was reading your newsletter and decided to check out Pipl to see what info it had on me, and low & behold it pointed me here! 🙂

  2. Well said. Even the inane comments can be responded to, as an attempt to elevate the discussion, teach, enlighten?, problem-solve or even resolve conflicts.  Even if you don’t upload videos but just comment, it is a very useful platform and possibly underrated.  (Even the habit of commenting, anywhere, is useful, as a writing-thinking exercise, to improve one’s writing, learn about social engagement and conversation (and many other things)).  I suppose you could make a list of over 250 benefits of YouTube and social media in general.

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