Dedicated, having fun, regular uploads, but still no traffic?

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Dedicated, having fun, regular uploads, but still no traffic? James_AJ 7/5/12 12:22 PM
Hi. I run a really small Let's play channel and I try to bring good let's play and commentaries while having fun and being myself :)
but people just leave after 2 seconds because my voice sounds different from what they are used to and as a result of Youtube algorithm 'favoring' the higher audience retention videos, I'm getting actually no views.
I haven't gained ANY subscribers or views or ANY sort of 'outside' traffic, you know, besides the people who already watch my videos regularly...
Youtube used to be a place where you grew your skills with it and you improve videos, then you get more views & subs as such.
But now youtube actually made it impossible for small channels to grow (and I'm seeing this effect even on channels with almost 100000 subscribers... just because youtube only wants people who can bring them big money, such as people with well over 1M subs)
I dont think this is fair. Is there any way I can grow despite all this?
I'm not aiming for subs or anything but it IS quite boring when NOBODY is watching your videos :P
Thanks
Re: Dedicated, having fun, regular uploads, but still no traffic? James_AJ 7/5/12 7:22 PM
and also, why do nobody ever reads/responds my questions recently...?
Re: Dedicated, having fun, regular uploads, but still no traffic? VRX 7/11/12 4:03 PM
Consider the fact that thousands of people are doing Let's Plays and new people start doing it all the time and the stack of people posting videos just keeps increasing. So you are basically a needle in a haystack.  You basically have to hype the hell out of yourself and post your name every where because a TON of people are doing the exact same thing.   How many people have said the same thing "im dedicated, fun and upload regularly".  You have to just make sure every video you post is the BEST possible execution of it you could of made. Because the Let's Play "market" is over-saturated. Make sure to comment everyone who comments you, post your name around and start building up an audience. It's like music, there's 5000000 bands/artists and 10000000000000 songs out in the world, from the beginning of recorded music to present time. But people still manage to find, like & love artists and bands. So just keep building an audience and don't post crappy quality videos.
Re: Dedicated, having fun, regular uploads, but still no traffic? James_AJ 7/11/12 4:50 PM
thats why I differentiate my style.
And I try my best to make the best quality videos, you bet I make some creative videos.