Posting a YouTube Video: 6 Important Things To Consider Before

by Fransic verso
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Things to consider before posting a YouTube video. You might be surprised that I’m sharing something about YouTube.

You might also be more surprised to know I used to record and play video games with my friends.

We have channels, and today, I want to share some essential tips to help you. If you are thinking of starting a YouTube channel, you must ensure that you have these things.

I will share some of the things I learned that are very important for any YouTuber. Also, I will try to share more details about each one.

This way, it helps you to understand more about them. And there will be some essential points that you will know in this post.

So, keep reading to find out more about this. Don’t forget to share it with others if you find it helpful to you in some way or another.

Things to consider before posting a YouTube video

One thing you will notice if you are an old vlogger or have been on YouTube for a while. Things are not the same as they used to be before.

Because over the last years, so many things changed. I keep track of new changes to the platform because I plan to return to it soon.

So this will help me to get ready, and I don’t have to keep making the same mistakes as before; this is not good since there are many ways to learn and improve.

When I say things to consider, I mean you need to consider doing them—Not just having them in your mind.

Because the goal of these things is to make sure things are good. It would be best if you did something to share good quality content on YouTube.

And these things that I will mention are some of the main important any YouTuber would need to do. So, read until the end to find out everything about it.

Q: What’s critical about these things before posting a YouTube video?

  • Ensure that you have a better experience being a YouTuber
  • Avoid making mistakes when editing and uploading good videos
  • Boost your videos to get more views by optimizing better
  • Don’t ruin your consistency by having issues
  • Improve your skills to become a better YouTuber

Suppose you missed the old days. When it was easy to post a video on YouTube and grow the channel quickly; however, that is no longer possible. Start earning money so fast.

So, one thing you need nowadays to be successful on YouTube have a significant influence on someone. And develop good patience. You will need them both for your journey.

Otherwise, it’s not easy to grow alone, and you are starting from scratch. At least it will take a lot of time to be successful.

Today’s post will try to focus on many things. I will explain them below on the list, as I mention them. It’s like posts right now—no way to post whatever and get a lot of attention.

It wasn’t easy before, but it’s not difficult and requires more things nowadays. I used to play games and share them on YouTube with my UK friends and others.

However, I felt more like a blogger than a YouTuber.

1. Prepare a good thumbnail for your YouTube video

The thumbnail place for Youtube video before Showing YouTube video details before posting a YouTube video

One of the essential things to consider, and it’s obvious. You will need t have a good thumbnail for your videos. Because it speaks to the audience.

And if you want to know good about the video. Make sure to spend time before posting anything to YouTube to prepare a good thumbnail.

This is one of the requirements in today’s algorithm. There are a lot of people who take it seriously and spend time on it. This is how important nowadays.

Q: How does the thumbnail help the video to stand out?

A: Because when your videos get in the recommendation for others. The first thing they see is your thumbnail and then the title. So, when you have a good one, people always pay attention more to it than other videos.

It would be best if you considered this even before doing the video. It will help you to find a good one for the video. And you don’t have to worry about it later.

Trust me; I did wait until I was about to upload the video and focused on the thumbnail. I struggled to find a good one and had to stop for a while to get the best one.

Later, I learned to take it while doing the video, making it so easy for me to find a good one without spending hours on some videos.

Make sure to search how to make the best thumbnails for your niche.

There are more things you need to consider while making to help you get more views. And I learned this later after months of doing YouTube.

Although it was late, never too late to improve and learn; plus, this will also help me in the future when I come back to making videos.

2. Conduct research for the best keywords for your video

Tags for the YouTube video

SEO is essential for YouTube videos and is one of the most significant search engines. Just like blog posts, it’s necessary to find the keywords.

Some tools can help you with that. You must learn about them and how to use them for your videos.

Make sure to add them to the title and tags section. So much to learn about SEO in making videos which I never knew when I did videos back then.

However, now I’m ready, and when I return to my YouTube channel. This will be one of the main things that I will focus on. I’m sure there will be more to learn about how to optimize it.

And how to ensure it will show up for others using the keywords. So many channels nowadays on YouTube, and yours need to be unique and different from others. A lot of people don’t focus a lot on SEO.

Whatever your niche, I’m sure there are a lot of keywords. Just make sure to spend the time needed to find the best.

Which means the most searched keywords and what you can rank on the first page. I don’t know much about ranking factors, but you should also be aware of them.

One of the things you should consider before posting a YouTube video.

3. Always never forget to review the video more than two times

So, coming next would be one of the things that I struggled with a few times. That would be bad things in the video after editing and uploading.

I wasn’t used to reviewing a video before publishing it until my friend told me about the video’s mistakes when editing it.

But I didn’t know until I uploaded it, and my friend saw it. Well, that wasn’t very comfortable, and if you are new to this. You will need to make sure that you review it more than two times.

Things you need to focus on when reviewing:

  • The video transitions from one clip to another
  • Subtitles, if you add to the video
  • Any minor editing mistakes or errors
  • Good timing for the intro and outro
  • Timing of the music for the video

It might sound like a lot to some people, but it should be enough. Videos can have blind spots you might not notice until the second or third time of reviewing the video.

This is why you need to make sure by going through the video more than two times. Ensure that everything is as you want and that the video has no editing mistakes.

Especially when it’s a long video. Which can have mistakes you don’t know about it.

4. Ensure you have a catchy title and a good description

Showing YouTube video details before posting a YouTube video

Before you hit publish on YouTube, I highly recommend you check the title and description and ensure it’s ready.

The title should be good and catchy. This way, you will have people watching your videos.

Free from grammar mistakes and including all the details you want to include and links. Make sure you have the description ready and sound as well. Otherwise, it won’t help you to grow or anything at all.

Although you might get things ready as you set up the upload, before posting a YouTube video is good to go through them again and again.

It will help you to make sure things are good and ready. People who start uploading to their channel for the first might have some mistakes.

Because it’s a common thing that happened to my friends and me, that doesn’t mean it will happen to you, but it’s good to avoid it.

5. Make sure you have excellent internet to upload the video faster

This is very important as YouTube videos need good internet. Otherwise, it would take many hours to days to upload a video.

Depending on the quality and how long. I used to spend around 12 hours; sometimes, it can be as long as a day or two.

However, I didn’t know about it until later. It took me months to realize it was my internet that was slow. And I learned this the hard way.

Q: What internet speed is good for uploading the video faster?

A: Well, it depends on the quality and length of the video. But here is a detailed article to help you understand what speed you should get based on the quality.

Don’t spend so many hours uploading the video unless you have. But if you have a friend or a family member that has better internet. You can go to their house or even work to upload the video.

After you earn money from doing videos or get enough money to buy better internet, this is one of the essential things any YouTuber would need to do because it’s a struggle uploading a video.

If it takes too long and crashes, you will have to upload it again. This is why it’s essential thing before posting a YouTube video.

6. Learn about the terms and conditions for monetization

Screenshot of the YouTube terms
Screenshot of the YouTube terms

Because they became more strict, this is something significant for any YouTuber. Especially nowadays, you will need to ensure that you follow everything.

And it might not be good if you don’t follow it. Many people are doing YouTube for money, although it takes more time.

If it’s your first YouTube video, there are a lot of things to know about posting a YouTube video. And you will need to keep up with the new stuff as well.

Q: Why do you need to review the terms?

  • Avoid removing your YouTube video by the company
  • Make sure that you earn a lot of money
  • Post your video with confidence it will be for a long time

Google and YouTube constantly update things that are typical for both. But we need to learn about them and follow them as well.

It is essential to ensure your video doesn’t break any of them before you upload. When you click upload video, you can edit it on the site. This can help remove the parts where the terms were broken, and you will get the video monetized.

Engaging introductions: grabbing viewers from the start

In the vast sea of online content, capturing viewers’ attention from the get-go is crucial for the success of your YouTube videos.

An engaging introduction acts as the gateway to your video’s content, setting the tone and determining whether viewers stay or click away. To ensure your introductions are attention-grabbing and effective, consider the following tips:

Start with a Hook:

Open your video with a bang! Begin with a thought-provoking question, a compelling story, or an intriguing statistic that immediately sparks curiosity and compels viewers to keep watching. This initial hook can be the difference between a viewer staying engaged or moving on to the next video.

Keep it Short and Sweet:

Remember, you only have a few seconds to capture a viewer’s attention, so keep your introduction concise and to the point. Aim for a brief introduction that delivers the essential information without rambling or losing focus.

Personalize It:

Create a personal connection with your audience by addressing them directly. Speak to them as if they were friends or acquaintances, making them feel like you’re having a conversation with them rather than delivering a monologue.

Use Visuals:

Incorporate visually stimulating elements such as images, animations, or video clips to enhance your introduction and make it more engaging. Visuals not only add interest but also help convey your message more effectively.

Showcase Your Value:

Give viewers a sneak peek into what they can expect from the video. Briefly outline the key points or topics you’ll be covering, enticing them with the value they’ll gain by watching the entire video.

Call-to-action mastery: encouraging viewer interaction

A well-crafted call-to-action (CTA) is crucial for converting viewers into subscribers, customers, or whatever else you desire. Here are some tips for creating effective CTAs:

Be clear and specific.

What do you want viewers to do? Make it clear and easy to understand. For example, instead of saying “Subscribe to my channel,” you could say “Subscribe to my channel for weekly videos on [topic].”

Place your CTA prominently in the video.

The best place to put your CTA is at the end of the video, but you can also include it earlier on if it’s relevant. Make sure it’s visible and easy to find.

Offer an incentive for viewers to take action.

This could be anything from a discount code to a freebie or a chance to win a prize.

Make it easy for viewers to take action.

Include a link in the video description that viewers can click to take action. You can also use YouTube’s built-in cards and end screens to make it easy for viewers to subscribe, share, or comment on your video.

By following these tips, you can create effective CTAs that will encourage viewers to take action and help you grow your YouTube channel.

Conclusion of Things to consider before posting a YouTube video

Things to consider before posting a YouTube video

Thank you so much for reading until this point. It is a new type of post but still self-development. I hope you enjoyed reading it and found it helpful.

These are things that I will pay attention to when I get back to YouTube and things that I learned from my experience because I was a YouTuber once before and stopped to focus on blogging.

What one thing do you always consider before posting a YouTube video? Do you have something not on the list above to consider before posting a YouTube video? Let us know in the comment below; it can help others who read the words.

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60 comments

Beth November 21, 2022 - 10:26 pm

Excellent tips. I would also add that TubeBuddy is an excellent tool for optimizing tags and SEO.

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Danwil Reyes November 21, 2022 - 10:26 pm

Nice tips on this topic. I'm already doing some of the things you mentioned :-)

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Kevin Foodie November 21, 2022 - 10:26 pm

I am not a Vlogger or YouTuber, but I do post post videos for my blog site. These are some great tips. Still need to improve on a better thumbnail. I usually use the recommended thumbnail from the video clips.

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Anonymous November 21, 2022 - 10:26 pm

This is so helpful! I haven’t gotten into YouTube yet but this will for sure help me when I do. Thank you for sharing!

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Fransic Verso November 21, 2022 - 10:28 pm

I'm glad to know that you find it helpful. Thank you for reading!

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Fransic Verso November 21, 2022 - 10:29 pm

I see, it is very important nowadays. Thank you for reading!

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Fransic Verso November 21, 2022 - 10:30 pm

That's awesome, thank you for reading and sharing your feedback!

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Fransic Verso November 21, 2022 - 10:31 pm

I'm glad to know that you find it helpful. Thank you for reading!

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Fransic Verso November 21, 2022 - 10:32 pm

Yeah, it helps a lot. Thank you for adding that to the list.

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Anonymous November 22, 2022 - 9:43 pm

My son wants to be a YouTuber someday! I’ll have to bookmark this for when the time comes. -Marci Smith

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Anonymous November 22, 2022 - 9:43 pm

I am not much of a YouTuber but I do watch it often enough. great points you are making here, I wish each person cosidered it before posting, I would have saved a lot of time for all the sides. Lyosha

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Mummy Conquering Anxiety November 22, 2022 - 9:43 pm

I've just started posting some YouTube shorts to see how they do. This article is very useful, thank you.

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Anonymous November 22, 2022 - 9:43 pm

I haven’t started a YouTube channel just yet, but will be in the near future. These are really great and helpful tips!

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thathappyreader November 22, 2022 - 9:43 pm

Although I do not upload to YouTube, I certainly consume plenty of them! Your post seems spot on Fransic!

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Nyxie November 22, 2022 - 9:43 pm

I don't make youtube content but have a friend that does! I'll have to send this through to her to have a look at. If anything it might help her boost her channel!

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Anonymous November 22, 2022 - 9:43 pm

This is a very informative post. I didn’t become a vlogger because making and editing videos take too much work. Plus you bring up a good point that social platforms like YouTube change pretty often to keep audiences interested. Thanks for the insight!

-Whitney Stewart

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Anonymous November 22, 2022 - 9:43 pm

Thanks such a lot of tips that can really help understand youtube videos. There are lots of important things to consider!

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Stephanie November 22, 2022 - 9:43 pm

While I don't do YouTube videos yet, these are all great things to consider. Especially doing your research on titles and tags.

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Anonymous November 22, 2022 - 9:43 pm

Great advice and much needed! Trying to step out of my comfort zone.

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Fransic Verso November 22, 2022 - 9:48 pm

Thank you so much for reading and sharing your feedback!

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Fransic Verso November 22, 2022 - 9:50 pm

I see, hope you can use them when you start doing YouTube. Thank you for reading!

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Fransic Verso November 22, 2022 - 9:51 pm

Glad you find them helpful. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts!

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Fransic Verso November 22, 2022 - 9:52 pm

Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts!

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Fransic Verso November 22, 2022 - 9:53 pm

That's awesome. Thank you so much for reading!

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Fransic Verso November 22, 2022 - 9:54 pm

Glad to know you find it on the spot. Thank you for reading!

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Fransic Verso November 22, 2022 - 9:55 pm

I see, well, hopefully, these will help you in your journey. Thank you for reading!

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Fransic Verso November 22, 2022 - 9:56 pm

I'm happy to know you find it helpful. Thank you for reading!

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Fransic Verso November 22, 2022 - 9:56 pm

Thank you and I appreciate your lovely feedback. Thankk you for reading as well!

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Fransic Verso November 22, 2022 - 9:57 pm

That's awesome, hope he can manage to be what he wants. Thank you for reading!

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Luna S November 23, 2022 - 8:56 pm

I don't post on youtube that often, but I will keep this in mind for the next time I do.

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Marysa November 23, 2022 - 8:56 pm

I am not good with Youtube stuff. I used to edit videos, but there really is so much to learn. Your tips are very helpful.

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Sonia Seivwright November 23, 2022 - 8:56 pm

I have always say I will be on YouTube. I have couple of videos out but it's not updated. Maybe next year, I will try to upload a video using your advice.

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nishitak November 23, 2022 - 8:56 pm

Social media in general has become such a crowded space. It's very hard to stand out anymore. Everyone is creating content.

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Cinny November 23, 2022 - 8:56 pm

This is really helpful. I did a few videos but could’ve totally used these tips.

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Charlie-Elizabeth Nadeau November 23, 2022 - 8:56 pm

Awesome tips, was not aware so much went into posting on YouTube. I don’t do that yet but good to be prepared for when I want to. This is useful, thank you for sharing!

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Fransic Verso November 23, 2022 - 9:14 pm

Glad to know you found them wonderful. Thank you for reading!

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Fransic Verso November 23, 2022 - 9:15 pm

Yeah, its good to prapre when we start posting. Thank you for reading!

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Fransic Verso November 23, 2022 - 9:16 pm

I'm glad to know you find it helpful. Thank you for reading!

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Fransic Verso November 23, 2022 - 9:17 pm

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback!

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Fransic Verso November 23, 2022 - 9:19 pm

Right? this is right on the spot. So many people nowadays are doing different things.

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Fransic Verso November 23, 2022 - 9:20 pm

Yeah, it changed a lot and need to make sure we know these changes. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts!

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Fransic Verso November 23, 2022 - 9:21 pm

That's awesome, I'm sure you will do it one day and grow your channel!

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Fransic Verso November 23, 2022 - 9:21 pm

Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts!

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Fransic Verso November 23, 2022 - 9:22 pm

Thank you, I agree there are a lot of things to lear.

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Fransic Verso November 23, 2022 - 9:24 pm

Great, hope one day it will be helpful to you. Thank you for reading!

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alita November 23, 2022 - 8:56 pm

An eye catchy thumbnail is really a great start to attract viewers on a youtube video. Great tips here Frank.

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Patricia Chamberlain November 23, 2022 - 8:56 pm

I have been publishing on Youtube for a few years now and it has changed so much! I agree that a good thumbnail is so important!

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Her Digital Coffee November 23, 2022 - 8:56 pm

These are wonderful tips to look out for when posting Youtube videos! Thank you for sharing this handy check list!

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Lady In Read November 24, 2022 - 9:39 pm

I have been considering posting videos but haven't done so yet.. Your post definitely gave me things that I can so very much use when I start.. thanks so much for the tips

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Marky Ramone Go November 24, 2022 - 9:39 pm

Will keep all these in mind once I start creating travel video content soon.

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Fransic Verso November 24, 2022 - 10:24 pm

Yeah, it become more important to do videos nowadays. Thank you for reading!

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Fransic Verso November 24, 2022 - 10:27 pm

Thank you so much! I appreciate you reading!

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Fransic Verso November 24, 2022 - 10:27 pm

Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts!

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Fransic Verso November 24, 2022 - 10:29 pm

I see, that's interesting. I'm glad to know that. Thank you for reading!

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Benny - The Stoic Padawan November 24, 2022 - 9:39 pm

Great post, Fransic, as always. I'm playing with the idea of making YouTube videos, but I've never started. It hasn't really caught my attention yet and I am busy with some other things at the moment. Reading this post gave me a good idea of whether I should be doing this now or not. I think I will wait a little longer, until I get a good sense of what it is I want to share and how.

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Kristy Bullard November 24, 2022 - 9:39 pm

I find making and posting videos intimidating so I really appreciate your recommendations. Having videos for YouTube, Instagram Reels, and TikToks is so important now.

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Fransic Verso November 26, 2022 - 2:09 am

Thank you so much for reading!

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Lani November 25, 2022 - 10:21 pm

Great points. I will definitely consider these tips.

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Nayna Kanabar December 10, 2022 - 12:47 pm

I post you tube cooking videos. your list is very helpful to follow through. I agree using appropriate key words and a good thumbnail is important.

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Fransic verso December 10, 2022 - 6:00 pm

That’s awesome, glad to know that you find them helpful

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