Engaging Viewers Through YouTube Comments

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What kind of YouTube comments do you see on your videos?

Last week, we discussed the best ways to use YouTube comments to your advantage. However, there is still more that you can do. There are ways to use comments to make your community more active. This approach will not only be satisfying for your viewers but help you generate new content for your video channel.

Moderate Your YouTube Comments

If you want your followers to be engaged in discussion, you have to do your best to make the comments section a safe space. If left unmoderated, you’ll find it plagued with negativity and spam. This will turn viewers off as it often interrupts the conversations they are having with one another.

It’s impossible to read every comment on your video. Trying to filter spam and negative comments this way can be tiresome. Instead, find the best tools that can do it for you. In the end, your followers will feel comfortable and you are free to comment as you please.

Host a Q&A

The best way to start a discussion is to encourage users to ask you questions. After posting a video, leave a comment informing your followers that you will be answering questions for a certain period of time. You would be surprised by how many people want to know something from you.

Inquire About Future Video Content

The comments section is a place for viewers to express their thoughts, appreciation, and grievances. For you, the comments give you direct access to what our audience likes and dislikes about your video content.

You can take full advantage of these two aspects, and generate new videos. All you have to do is pay attention to what people are talking about. This can help you generate ideas for your next video. You can even take it one step further and ask people what they would like to see from you.

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