YouTube Audience Growth 101: Build What Attracts Audiences
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YouTube Audience Growth 101: Build What Attracts Audiences

Learn the fundamentals on how YouTube SEO works and how you can grow a channel without a pre-existing audience.
4.7 (237 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
10,373 students enrolled
Created by Kurt Anderson
Last updated 5/2019
English [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 6 articles
  • 6 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You will learn niche building and other SEO tips
  • Be able to analyze and classify other YouTubers as well as yourself
  • Be able to understand the YouTube Algorithm and how you can use it to work for you
  • Understand the tools to analyze your competition and own growth
  • Understand what content you need to create to keep and maintain an audience
  • Students will need access to a computer to sign up for an account and manage their YouTube account.

Understand the conquer the YouTube algorithm in 2019!

If you are looking to build a channel without a pre-existing audience, you've come to the right place! Perfect for beginner YouTubers and people who don't know too much about SEO. This course takes you from beginner to advanced in just a few hours. I've personally built my channel to 25,000+ subscribers, and almost 5,000,000 views! 

Learn to gain an audience doing what you love. 

  • Jump right in to learning new ideas and techniques right off the bat

  • Rethink the way you look at YouTube, and how it wants you to create content.

  • Learn tips for making content that people will want to engage with

  • Have access to notes on the entire course, for quick refreshers on the content! 

Enroll now, you'll learn: 

  • Niche building

  • Types of content on YouTube

  • How to make your channel stand out

  • Creating a channel style

  • A FREE editing software

  • The YouTube dashboard

  • Creating growth and uniqueness

  • How the "masters" on YouTube do it

Why enroll in this course - and not another YouTube course?

I have been a member of YouTube since it's inception way back when. I have watched it grow, and have constantly analyzed it's algorithm and how it works. I know the inner workings of YouTube and have used it to create a strong channel without a pre-existing audience. I am currently at over 25,000 subscribers, and nearly 5 MILLION views!  I am also a trained video editor, and will give you some tips to create great content that is inline with YouTube's algorithm. All of this was created and designed in 2019, so the techniques still work. 

I will do whatever we can to make you happy in the course. I will always respond to your questions in a timely manner, and help reexplain something if it doesn't make sense. In my lessons, I get straight to the point without any additional fluff. Other courses might go in to long winded explanations of things. I understand your time is valuable and tried to condense the content in this course to as short as I could without losing quality. Each lesson will be chock full of tips and tricks to help reshape your view of YouTube, and thereby create growth. 

Our 100% Guarantee

I am so confident you'll enjoy this course, that I offer a 100% 30-day money-back guarantee through Udemy. If you're not happy with your purchase, I have no problem giving you your money back.

Are you ready to start learning?

I am waiting to help you learn the YouTube SEO and growth inside the course! 

Remember, this is an online course, so you can take it at your own pace. Are you busy right now? That's okay. Enroll today, and take the course whenever you have free time.

Thanks so much for your interest in my YouTube SEO Growth course. I look forward to meeting you! 

See you inside!


Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to build a channel on YouTube
  • Anyone who wants to learn the basics of YouTube SEO
  • Anyone looking to build an audience on YouTube
Course content
Expand all 69 lectures 04:40:27
+ Introduction
2 lectures 05:23

Introduction to the YouTube SEO Marketing Course! Welcome to the course, and I can't wait to help you on your YouTube Journey. 

Preview 02:16

Let's discuss how YouTube operates, and how we might use this knowledge to get on YouTube's good side. 

Preview 03:07
+ Niche Building and Planning
10 lectures 34:45

A key aspect is to find a niche. Let's go over the basics of Niche's and how we might use them to better our channel on YouTube.

Niche Introduction

Let's discuss which type of channel you might be. Understanding your channel type on YouTube is key to understanding the content you should create for YouTube.

Preview 08:39

Let's discuss the two types of content on YouTube. 

2 Types of Content on YouTube

The first is evergreen content. Let's discuss the importance of this content on YouTube. 

Evergreen Content

The next is the recurring story content. Let's discuss the importance of this on YouTube. 

Recurring Story

Let's look at ways to look at your competition, and to figure out what they are doing right on YouTube.

Become a Spy

Making your channel stand out is critical, so lets go over how to make your channel stand out on YouTube. 

How to Make Your Channel Stand Out

Channel style tells your channel's brand, and helps with SEO. So let's look at building a style for your YouTube channel. 

Align Your Channel Style

Let's go over the biggest problem I see with new YouTubers, and how we can fix this. 

Biggest Problem I See With New YouTubers

Notes on the Niche Building Section

Niche Building and Planning Notes
Let's work on your idea and how you might go about niche building.
Your Turn: Niche Building
3 questions
+ Understanding the YouTube Algorithm
5 lectures 22:57

Let's go over the importance of recurring traffic with YouTube.

Importance of Recurring Traffic

Let's discuss how interactions are key, and how they will help you on YouTube. 

Interactions Show Good Content

Let's talk view duration and clickbait with YouTube. 

View Duration vs Clickbait

Let's talk some tips on Upload SEO for YouTube. 

SEO for Uploading

YouTube Algorithm Notes

YouTube Algorithm Notes
+ Attract an Audience From Zero: Content Focus
6 lectures 21:07

Let's introduce the idea of content focus for building audiences on YouTube.

Content Focus Introduction

Let's talk about growth and unique content on YouTube. 

Growth and Uniqueness

Solving problems is key to a good YouTube video.

Solving Problems

Let's talk about something I like to call Niche Piggybacking on YouTube. 

Niche Piggybacking

Let's talk about a couple of 3rd party plugins on YouTube. 

Plugins to Help

Building and Maintaining an Audience Notes on YouTube

Building and Maintaining an Audience Notes
+ Attract an Audience From Zero: Get People to Watch
6 lectures 26:38

Let's talk about getting people to your videos. People need to watch to build an audience on YouTube.

Introduction and the Importance of CTR

You first need to see your CTR, so you can manipulate it. From here you can do changes to try to improve your audience growth.

Find Your CTR

Let's go over what makes a good thumbnail, and how to get a bigger audience on YouTube.

What Makes a Good Thumbnail?

Let's discuss how titles and description play into getting a larger audience on YouTube.

Get Clicks From Titles and Description

Let's go over a resource to find keywords and topics.

Finding Keywords and Topics

Let's go over the importance of branding, familiarity, and audience growth on YouTube.

Familiarity and Branding
With what we have learned about CTR, thumbnails, titles, and descriptions, let's look for some good examples.
Your Turn: Analyze Accounts
2 questions
+ Attract an Audience From Zero: External Sources
5 lectures 12:02

Let't talk about external sources for YouTube audience growth.

External Introduction

Getting your name out there is important. Let's talk about how to do that on YouTube. 

Getting Your Name Out There

Joining a community is a great way to get external audience growth.

Join a Community!

Working with websites is a great way to get some attention to your video.

Work With Websites

Social media can be a great influence for building a YouTube channel.

Social Media
Let's do a little thinking on what a good growth strategy for your channel could be.
Your Turn: Build a Strategy
4 questions
+ Using Analytics for Growth
4 lectures 24:13

Let's get to the analytics tab, and go over how it can be used for audience growth on YouTube

Analytics Overview

Let's look at the check viewer reach tab and look at how this can be used to accelerate youtube audience growth.

Check Viewer Reach

Viewer interest in our content is important. Let's take a look at how this can effect audience growth.

Analyze Viewer Interest

Demographics help us tune our content, and therefore help to accelerate our audience growth.

Look at Audience Growth
+ Content Creation Tips: FREE Editing Software
7 lectures 25:59

You need to edit to grow your YouTube Audience. Let's discuss a FREE editor.

Download the Free Software

Let's get that footage imported so we can begin creating some YouTube content.

Introduction and Importing Footage

Let's go over the basics of editing your YouTube video. Good editing creates good audience growth.

Basics of Editing

Let's add some effects to change the look of your edits! 

Spice it up With Effects

Lets go over the power of animation. Animating effects is a great way to add a little flare to your channel, increasing audience growth.

Create Interest With Animation

Adding text is really important. Whether to create a call to action for audience growth, or to introduce a new location.

Add Some Text

Now let's get that video exported so we can put it on to YouTube and grow our audience! 

Export for YouTube
+ Content Creation Tips
7 lectures 36:42

An important part of the YouTube video editing! 

Cut the Fat

Let's discuss some video intro SEO tips.

Video Intro Tips

Let's talk about the importance of audio quality on YouTube. 

Audio Quality vs Video Quality

Thumbnails are key with YouTube. So let's talk about how we can create some great content with them. 


Your Cover art is key to your channel's branding on YouTube. So let's discuss what makes a great one. 

Cover Art (Banner Images)

Let's discuss the end screen on YouTube and how we might create a good end screen. 

Video End Screen

Content Creation Tips for YouTube notes. 

Content Creation Tips Notes
+ Create Your YouTube Account
6 lectures 39:03

Let's go over how to open a YouTube channel on YouTube.

Let's Open an Account

Let's go over the Interface and Dashboard on YouTube. 

The Interface and Dashboard

Let's go over setting up your channel on YouTube

Setting Up Your Channel

Let's go over the many channel features in the Creator Studio on YouTube. 

Creator Studio Features
Uploading a Video

Unit Notes for the Creation of your YouTube account. 

Creating Your YouTube Account Notes