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YouTube Algorithm 2019: Why Videos Blow Up

October 17, 2019


  • Reply Brian G Johnson TV February 3, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    Is The Algorithm Holding You Back? Find out here:

  • Reply JWHITE July 30, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    He sound like somebody from veggie tales 🀣🀣🀣

  • Reply Probinsyana Ini July 31, 2019 at 6:21 am

    nice idea

  • Reply Sajad July 31, 2019 at 8:27 am

    Brian do you have an invite code for morning fame?

  • Reply Agate Enchantment & Rock Wizardry July 31, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Very informative for us small channel's Thank you Brian G

  • Reply Tony Turner August 1, 2019 at 1:03 am

    Great insight. I just have to be consistent and keep positive thoughts

  • Reply Jenlicious blog August 1, 2019 at 2:08 am

    Thankyou so much for this explanation

  • Reply Krazy5 Family August 2, 2019 at 12:48 am

    Thanks a lot for your help we really appreciate your time and effort in helping us out

  • Reply Tervelchu August 3, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    Thank you for the tips…as new YouTubers ,we are going to look more closely at this function of the tubebuddy …thank you again

  • Reply SnakeEyesBP1980 August 3, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    SO when Youtube them selfs have said that Tabs on a video does not matter. They are saying it does?

  • Reply Gyabu Games August 4, 2019 at 7:25 am

    So why is this in my recommendations

  • Reply Tommy Frankiln August 4, 2019 at 8:27 am

    Just πŸ‘€ at video I got a lot to do trying to find were to find algorithms

  • Reply Tonka the Malamute AKA WaterWolf August 5, 2019 at 3:18 am

    Thank you! I watched the Whole video 😊❣

  • Reply IT Pandit August 7, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    Why this is not happening on my channel. BGJ

  • Reply Valerie Clark August 8, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    Ok. I'm changing how I watch videos because I tend NOT to click away from a bad video and channel Sometimes, I think it can't be that bad if it came up on my recommended list.

  • Reply IT Pandit August 8, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Subscribe to BGJ. He is awesome. He replied on my comment (which was one among 1.6 k comments). He really knows how to make his subscriber feel happy. Thumbs up for him.

  • Reply Will Static August 11, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Great points man. But looking at a lot of famous youtubers, they have ZERO seo skills. I see a lot of channels they don't use long tail keywords, and are ranking very well. Much like the new van lady, I think she can note a lot of her success to the other channels that boosted her by sharing her story. Personally I think partnering with channels similar to yours and posting online is the best way to get solid traffic especially if you are small. Secretly I think PhillyD or other influencers are the masters behind a lot of the up and coming famous channels, but that's just my opinion. I checked the backlinks, and a lot of the ones that went insane had ZERO backlinks, which must have been all nofollow links…

  • Reply Clear Adventure August 12, 2019 at 8:03 am

    Awesome again! Question, when you look at the lens do you imagine a person instead of a lens? I thought maybe new creators could put a picture of a friend, pet, family member etc just behind the camera to make them feel more comfortable. What are your thoughts on this?

  • Reply MahMahMia August 14, 2019 at 2:07 am

    Thanks man dude

  • Reply My Media XYZ August 16, 2019 at 3:34 pm


  • Reply Jose Cabungason August 17, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    Thanks Brian I am so inspired your great explanation.

  • Reply Camp Life Algeria August 19, 2019 at 10:11 am

    hey man i really like your videos

  • Reply portgree August 19, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    This was excellent! Thank you!

  • Reply Austin Durr August 21, 2019 at 11:46 am

    Its Blue Shirt Man

  • Reply TruFamilyEnt. August 23, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Great video

  • Reply DJ Hustles August 24, 2019 at 3:46 am

    Thanks for the tips. Can’t wait til my channel blows up

  • Reply The Bananiz August 24, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    Can’t wait to see my channel grow

  • Reply Josefa Espanto August 26, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    Thank's always watching you small youtuber (up Lol)

  • Reply Vna Does Life August 26, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    I am at 36 subscribers, I obviously need to continue investing more time and work on my channel. Thanks for your tips. πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘

  • Reply Potcheen on the road ☘ August 26, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    i watched your video here and decided to trick youtube by watching another of your videos,,,,Then i went on to watch someone elses and came back to watch another 2 videos of yours.

  • Reply Xiao MaoMao August 26, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    It's crazier than i tought, c'est vraiment incroyable! so how did Jennelle crashed that algorithm?

  • Reply Felicitas Travel August 27, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    Amazing break down! This is my conclusion:
    1. pay attention to analytics (especially audience behavior),
    2. use that to inform your content creation,
    3. thumbnails are extremely important,
    4. videos must be as engaging as possible to increase average view duration (one of the most important aspects of all)

  • Reply bukho pin-k August 27, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    this video really got the fuel lol

  • Reply Random Robo August 27, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    already subscribed. I really needed to see this. It changed my outlook on uploading. Thanks for this

  • Reply Andrea Jean Rosario August 27, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    A friend of mine sent me this clip because I felt I was struggling with my channel, very helpful πŸŽ₯πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

  • Reply GAVINGONZ August 28, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    What’s up with the feet at 1:10?

  • Reply MissSkinnDeep Unapologetically August 29, 2019 at 12:20 am

    Great video…..New Subbie. Im going to try these things. HOW do we find the search engine for the WORDS to use??

  • Reply lilashleyb August 30, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    Is morning fame a app?

  • Reply Commander Lion September 1, 2019 at 1:53 am

    This video is helpful. I am trying to understand and learn more about Youtube algorithm. Thank you!

    I hope my channel will boom soon! Thank you! 🦁🦁🦁

  • Reply FOOD DWELLER September 1, 2019 at 4:29 pm


  • Reply Chidera Stephen September 2, 2019 at 9:07 am

    this is a whole new level mehnnn

  • Reply Kathy McDowell September 2, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    Where can I see my relative retention?

  • Reply Kathy McDowell September 2, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    Are you for hire? πŸ˜†

  • Reply flackofades September 3, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    I been putting content for six months and still have not hit 1k subbs. I feel like my quality is super nice. Your videos motivate me to keep pushing even though I want to quit sometimes. Thanks

  • Reply WolfWould September 3, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Most liked comment of all time. One Hour.
    Ok this should work right?

  • Reply KETOBOBOMB September 4, 2019 at 11:51 am

    I have seen so many of your videos. So helpful. I employ all of your advice by the way. Finally hitting that subscription button along with the notification bell. Thank you so much for dropping YouTube knowledge. Also, I saved this video to my watch later video. It's that good! Great job Brian G. Johnson!

  • Reply BerkGod September 4, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    Tube Buddy Is amazing !

  • Reply Reel Fishermen September 6, 2019 at 5:05 am

    You always give such great advise. Love this channel.

  • Reply Lil Crafty Nook September 6, 2019 at 6:26 am

    Excellent!! I almost always used to watch videos all the way through, so it was actually a shock to me to see that most people don’t!?😱😜 Anyhoo, are you suggesting we use other people’s keywords (your vids are obviously not about fortnite) or did I misunderstand? Thanks again for amazing info!!πŸ˜‰πŸ‘πŸ»

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    Here os what I will give you. A plus one, here you go.

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  • Reply Lucas Monnzzz September 6, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Thank you for this lol just on my recommend haha

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  • Reply UGN Limbo September 10, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    None oc this works been trying these techniques for years youtube only promote n grow who they want to plain and simple

  • Reply Colored Cosplay Girl September 11, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    This video is so helpful!

  • Reply Gor Mkhitar September 12, 2019 at 7:03 am

    That was cool man. Tubebuddy I’m using it as well. The Morningfa-me was something I didn’t know. Definitely will check it out. Any other tips to enhance your YouTube channel?

  • Reply BEELICEE Maketh September 13, 2019 at 10:25 am

    Very helpful.Thanks for sharing.I need to watch again to πŸ‘‘remember. πŸ‘

  • Reply ACAPE STYLE September 16, 2019 at 8:08 am

    Thanks for uploading
    It helps me a lot as a new youtuber
    I'm subscribing to those who like this post
    Let's help each other to improve our channel

  • Reply elada September 18, 2019 at 12:36 am

    Thanks for this. I am just now starting out with YouTube so any advice and any subscribes is gold dust.

  • Reply Legendary Gaming September 19, 2019 at 10:32 am

    Subbing to anyone who subs to me ❀️❀️❀️πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

  • Reply nigelcarren September 19, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    Another no-nonsense fact-filled straight down the barrel video from Brian! Somebody make this man President! πŸ†(By the way I am ok with the current President… just saying Brian is the sort of guy who I reckon if he borrowed your lawnmower, he would return it with a full tank, the blades sharpened and a crate of beer in the grass box ).

  • Reply KEEPUPWITH WILLIAM SERAPHIN September 20, 2019 at 1:03 am

    This tutorial is super helpful and meaningful. Thanks for sharing bro. I need to have a heavy traffic in my channel now

  • Reply itsParadise September 20, 2019 at 5:37 am

    This video in itself is a prime example tbh

  • Reply Gelotee Diaries September 20, 2019 at 7:31 am

    Thank you so much Brian. I like how simple and clear you explain things. As a new YouTuber I'll make sure to create playlist from now on. All The Best! xOxO, Gelotee Diaries

  • Reply Daryl Young September 22, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    what do thumbs down reactions do to the algorithm, is it still regarded as a positive reaction or does youtube diminish the ranking and visibility?

  • Reply BIG PUMP 18 September 22, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    When u said hold on i cant compete with the bigger channels lol i swear i was about to leave but i stayed u really understand your audience πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ’ͺ

  • Reply BIG PUMP 18 September 22, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    When u said hold on i cant compete with the bigger channels lol i swear i was about to leave but i stayed u really understand your audience πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ’ͺ

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  • Reply Dobrin T Dobrev September 24, 2019 at 9:58 am

    You're paid tool! Youtube search sucks!

  • Reply Yumi Chocolate ASMR September 25, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    Thanks Brain for these tips☺🎈

  • Reply Val's Whitewolf Media September 25, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Its all Statistics

  • Reply Val's Whitewolf Media September 25, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    Not everyone likes everything I hate the things that are hot they are not me Im the Empath kesbian who reads family good stuff like Disney. I love the thankyou's.

  • Reply Frank Santobuono September 26, 2019 at 1:15 am

    Bullshit, YouTube definitely pushes channels with higher subscribers . Whats the use of You Tube created subject categories when all they do is push the creators with a bigger audience..You talk about competition, but if it's all governed by You Tubes Analytics, and you don't know who your competing against, what's the point of your 14 minute video list of symptoms with no cure

  • Reply KheoZ September 26, 2019 at 9:50 am

    Thanks for this video.. It helped a lot..

  • Reply JAY BAHRE September 28, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    confusing but understandable.

  • Reply Trojanette83 September 29, 2019 at 12:50 am

    0:55 — Moral of slide……if you build it they will come!!

    I think my comments from one of your other videos applies here too. Here are my own re-posted comments:
    "Just now seeing this vid 4 the 1st time. Used to work in cable and radio.
    So, if I'm understanding part of this correctly is that YT was content to allow things to stay, 'easy' for creators until creators began to figure out the broadcast 'secrets' that us insiders already knew. Matter of fact I distinctly remember saying to a friend of mine, "What's going to happen when people figure things out"? For those of you that are wondering algorithm equates to the background matrix of what used to be called, Nielsen ratings. They were always using a set of analytical data (only it wasn't called that at that time…I'm talking 50's, 60's, & 70's). However, you can bet your bottom dollars the networks were DEFINITELY looking at the hidden numbers to determine which shows or sets of shows to continue airing on TV. Bottom line: once the 'jig' was 'up' YT had to change tactics. It was the only way YT was going to stay ahead of the game and the 'reverse gaming' that creators were doing back to the YT system. To be fair YT also has broadcast industry 'minders' that are holding their feet to the flame on broadcast standards and mechanisms. So don't be too surprised if in the future YT becomes even stricter.
    I'll take my thoughts a step further. Since, YT seems to be going in the direction of upping the ante for creators. Tightening the creativity belt, stiffening guidelines, increasing penalties……(my opinion) I think that ultimately what YT is striving for is one day being able to FULLY compete with regular television. I can totally see YT one day popping up on your television 'dial' right there along with, Channel 2, Channel 4, Channel 7 etc. Furthermore, it's not too far off for YT to perhaps one day allow the broadcast of a full on movie made entirely from the skill, talent and sheer will of YT creators using nothing more than their imagination and an iPhone!! Mark my words. I can see it happening. I see YT at some point perhaps merging its efforts with a mainstream television network. That's kind of what I see.
    Thanks for sharing. Would love to know your thoughts, Brian, listeners, viewers, anyone. Tell me if I'm way off.

  • Reply Jo Frances September 30, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Hi πŸ‘‹ this video is great πŸ‘ very informative. I’m on tube buddy, but not the full membership at the moment.

  • Reply Everyday BBQ & Cuisine October 2, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    I just found your channel yesterday. I find you are the best I’ve seen so far in terms of simplistic explanations on the ever changing algorithm.

    I started two years ago and really came out of the box strong. The last TWO JUNE’S I’ve taken significant hits and drop offs in views and exposure. It’s so frustrating.

    I feel my content is pretty good but the algorithm seems to disagree. I feel lost to be honest. I see things happening that don’t make sense and it’s hard to stay motivated. My dream is to do this full time someday.

    I’m grateful for your explanations and will do my best to learn and implement changes.

    Thank you πŸ™

  • Reply Damian Frac October 2, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    Whole other universe

  • Reply RoseRocket October 4, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    Very informational! Loved the tips & was very easy to understand. I've been working on this gaming channel for quite a while and needed to hear this. Channels now at 203 subscribers looking forward to getting it to 1000.

  • Reply Daryl Sundae October 5, 2019 at 10:51 am

    I came from cooking shows and now I'm here. How? EXPLAIN IT TO ME. HOWWWWWWWWWW.

    Also, Keyword Explorer, where can I download it?

  • Reply SPIDEY-GAMER October 6, 2019 at 8:16 am

    i love how youtube is becoming a math class

  • Reply HackYourHealth October 8, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    I've been really working on increasing my watch time. It's getting to about 45% of 10-15 min videos and that's a good improvement for me. Hopefully it will result in better search rankings eventually πŸ™‚ I'd be interested to hear if anyone else has seen a change with this.

  • Reply Mr. Brian's Amazing World October 8, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    You are so right.. Your tips are making my channel grow super fast!Β  Thank you!

  • Reply Cory Kingbreaker October 9, 2019 at 2:34 am

    I am researching this. I have come far and have nothing to offer but for you guys to please view my channel.. thank you

  • Reply pie- the imperfect October 9, 2019 at 2:52 am

    Who else is watching on 99k

  • Reply Bargie987 October 9, 2019 at 4:12 am

    Thanks Brian

  • Reply savageinshape October 9, 2019 at 11:57 am

    Totally disagree! Even if you create the greatest content it will not appear on youtube even if I type the whole unique title of the clip. It just intentionally hides my videos, so that no one can find them. You don't even get the chance to get to a broader audience. How can anyone judge if the audience reacted of not if the video did not get the chance to get shown. It gets suffocated from its day one. And regarding the other thing with the reaction from the audience. It is simply totally demotivating. And I am gonna explain why. If I upload a content that might not be very good , but want to get better at doing videos. I don't even get the chance to because I get punished for not uploading "reactive" content from the very start. Youtube does not give you the chance to develop, because the algorithm punishes you for not being good from the very start. But as we all know , people earn and do not perform brilliantly from day one. It is a process of improvement. But not for youtube. For youtube it has to happen immediately. Your very first content should be perfect. In the mean time literally everyone suggests me to buy an inactive youtube channel with a lot of subscribers otherwise I can forget about being successful under the newly developed algorithms.

  • Reply Life of Pal October 9, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Really a great video with tons of information you have put together. I will be coming back to this video and your channel.

  • Reply Rasis Lasadika October 10, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    Thank you! I also try this in my first video

  • Reply Stephen Bahr October 11, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    This is an awesome video , very powerful information shared here !

  • Reply Patty Vel October 11, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    I just need 966 subscribers and over 3,900 watched hours to do live videos πŸ˜‚

  • Reply cooltunesmadeezy October 12, 2019 at 2:35 am

    Need some constructive criticism..welcome anyone to check my channel..good luck to small you tubers…cheers

  • Reply Lou Lou Love October 12, 2019 at 8:18 am

    Had to watch this video again, Im learning so much. Thankyou! You rock! 😊

  • Reply rka1010 October 13, 2019 at 12:28 am

    I appreciate your video. It clarifies a lot of stuff for me. Apparently Google is using these new standards as some kind of resume that it wants its creators to fill out and perfect to eliminate the stigma of crazy cat videos.

    But if what you say is correct, why the hell do Looper videos do so well? I see them everywhere, and much of what they have to say is complete bullshit.

  • Reply rka1010 October 13, 2019 at 12:31 am

    Seriously though, maybe if YouTube would allow a playlist to play unfettered, these metrics wouldn't matter so much. Google has chosen to use social science over common sense.

  • Reply Minhaaj Rehman October 13, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    do you have a morningframe invite?

  • Reply Freebie Lady October 14, 2019 at 12:31 am

    I think my brain just exploded.

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  • Reply redoing October 17, 2019 at 4:04 am

    Subscribed watched the entirety of the video & you are suggested on my page. Onto the next video. Thank you I appreciate it

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