I have been blogging for almost 7 years and building video content for around 2 years. After spending so much time on blogging and creating a video, I have got quite a good idea what people would like to read and what people like to watch. However, there is one thing, which I am constantly struggling after almost a year and I would like to get your opinion about it. Though this may look very simple to you it is very crucial to me and I would like to know your opinion about it.
I have been building video almost every week for my SQL in Sixty Seconds series and it has been quite popular. So far on my YouTube Channel there are over 10,000 subscribers and over 1M views. Here is my problem – there are about 50+ videos on SQL in Sixty Seconds Series but the not every video is popular. There are a few videos which are extremely popular and there are videos which are absolutely struggling to get even single view. I have yet not figured out what people would love to watch on this channel. I noticed lots of people watching various videos but hardly anyone leaving comments or suggestions. At the end of the blog posts associated with the SQL in Sixty Seconds, I always ask which video people would love to watch, but I get a very low response over there too.
What I wonder is that why such a low engagement of viewers/readers on the video blog posts whereas the channel is a success and lots of people are watching the video? What do you think I should change in my video to increase the engagement?
Meanwhile, I have just realized a 12-minute video which has very high engagement online. Let me know your thoughts in the comments section.
SQL SERVER – An Index Reduces Performance of SELECT Queries
Reference: Pinal Dave (https://blog.sqlauthority.com)
I think the main issue with youtube commenting in general is the manner in which youtube implemented it initially. Youtube has allowed trolls and the random junk to be posted in the comments sections. Yes a person who constantly is involved in the youtube community comments but those who only randomly hit the site don’t usually comment because of the general experiences early on. Especially in the early days leaving a comment would get you flamed or, worse yet, get you nailed with adverts for the ‘latest Justin Beiber video’.
So I think it is a case of an abused tool on the site itself rather than the content of your videos.
Plus I know when I read your stuff it’s in an attempt to fix something I’ve screwed up (which happens a lot) or do something I can’t figure out so I’m pressed for time and don’t comment.
That is my mistake. You have great stuff!
Plus my employer blocks youtube so I can’t see them anyhow.
In some videos I feel it is too fast with less explanation…I guess thats because you want to make it under a minute. Even if it is 3-4 mins I wont mind as there are lots to learn and your topics are very interesting!
I like all your video Blogs very much, But while searching for some information to fix something people might not have time to watch a video for a solution what they are looking for.
And after watching/reading your blogs many a times we just forgets to leave a comment. Thanks for valuing a reader’s feedback, I will not forget to leave a feedback from now on.
Your knowledge on subject is awesome and your blog and video are good, knowledgeable. I think people would like to read the contents more instead of watching videos because not all places people are able to access you tube.. I like blogs.sqlauthority very much… It will be great if you can divide your blogs on that based on the categories in sql. it will be easy for viewer/reader to locate the desired content easily.. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
First of all I want to appreciate you for the effort and time you spent for the video preparation. They are really useful. No doubt at all . What I feel is, in most of the Companies Youtube is blocked. So searching for some information to fix something by watching a video is always not possible.