How do businesses increase their YouTube subscribers quickly?
I am a digital marketing professional, I wonder how people today are getting millions of subscribers within a day. Do they use any black hat SEO techniques?
Believe it or not, yes, people buy fake subscribers.
I am not showing off but I have worked with a company who is still working on YouTube. For that, I oversaw everything created there. Channel, marketing, promotion, everything was supervised by me. In that channel, we upload video recipe in Hindi.
Everything was good for one year (viewers, subscribers, and the market too).
But in 2017 we felt that there was a flood of YouTubers not only in recipe channel but in every field. People just upload 5 to 7 videos and they create a huge subscriber base. It was like impossible and unbelievable for all of our team members.
On behalf of my experience, I can bet that only on a base of 5 to 7 videos. You can't give you so much hike. Both YouTube and Google love content update. If you want to be successful blogger or YouTuber, you have to update content regularly.
There were also three or four channels who were writing in comments like "nice recipe man, please watch my videos too". And after one or two months they crossed 2 lac (lakh) subscribers. It was totally surprising.
So all written above is based on the experience we faced. But the point is anything there like fake subscribers. Yes it is. Later I was giving service for a Hindi Newspaper website, then I follow the same way to buy fake subscribers. Yes, it is still in the market.
But there is also harm of such things. Like you can't monetize your video. If YouTube catches you they will block your channel.
I hope you got your answer.
As Diana Kasim stated, in many cases, they buy the subscribers.
A search on Google led me to a site charging $17/250 subscribers. That would add up quickly if you want a million.
But, if you have very cool vids, possibly buying a few thousand subscribers would get the ball rolling since the
videos with more subscribers get more attention.
It's not possible to use blackhat SEO for youtube subscribers in that volume.
Answering your question here in this thread may not be sufficient, but I would try to list down the outline-steps of how you can achieve it and what you can achieve.
When you see millions of subscribers, its actually a category that appeals to masses such as entertainment, tech, lifestyle, education, etc. You would hardly see a general purpose brand's official business channel having 7 digits subscriber base.
Having said that, every niche has a limitation, for example, if you know youtuber pewdiepie, he's got crazy 66 mil subscribers... no kidding. Check out what his channel is about and you would know what I mean.
Now take a look at youtube.com/consultease, its got roughly 137,000 subscribers. It's because of the niche and the geographical audience it appeals to.
I'm not saying every channel/brand in a particular niche will reach those numbers or be limited by the same, but this is an important factor when setting expectations and putting together a strategy.
Now the second part... the important one, how do we get the number of subscribers we aspire for?
Well, it's complicatedly simple.... just produce the useful content around your brand/product/service, that will appeal to your target audience. This is where you should put your head and heart on.
Bonus tip: On Youtube, you will have more success with a channel representing a value-driven content, rather than a channel just pitching a particular business's services or products.