Motovlog Vs Maintenance And How To Videos

Motorpsych

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Here's a question for those who create How-To videos like how to do maintenance on your bike videos, as well as motovlog. Which have you found gets more views on the long term? Do the maintenance videos in general start out slower, but overall get consistent watched? I imagine that you have a few hit motovlog or review type videos that are going to get a ton of views. Just wanted to get your input on your general thoughts and also what your analytics tell you about this topic.

Thanks again for your input.
 

SwissMotard

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Anything that hits common keywords will get more long term hits.

My review and product videos get more views over the long term, but that's not why I do them. I just like the variety of content they offer.
 
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It's case of what are you trying to achieve really. HowTo will only apply to people who are GoingTo and haven't done it before. So probably longer burners.
 
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Motorpsych

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Anything that hits common keywords will get more long term hits.

My review and product videos get more views over the long term, but that's not why I do them. I just like the variety of content they offer.
Good points. I make maintenance videos because I sant to share the info, but the motovlogs are easier to make. Just wondering where I sh put my energies to.
 

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Back to what you want really. People sub to you because it's your channel, thus your content. Look at what your subs like with regards to views, retention and interaction. That will tell you where the engagement is. But don't try to be something you're not to get subs, people may eventually see through it.
 
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Reize

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Good points. I make maintenance videos because I sant to share the info, but the motovlogs are easier to make. Just wondering where I sh put my energies to.
Just because Motovlogs are easier to make doesn't mean they will be successful.

If I learnt anything over the past year or so, is that different video presentation formats require different skills.

Motovlogs are all about personality. Without a charismatic hook, you aren't going anywhere no matter what you talk about.

When people watch reviews, it requires a lot of critical analysis, people want to know details, especially the negative ones, it also helps if you know how to pick out the product that is currently popular and people want to know about.

For guides on How To and maintenance, people want to see the relevant skill in action. Talking about it is pointless, you need to be able to show it. Otherwise there is no point in watching the video if you could just read an essay.

So now you have to choose, what are you good at? Show and Tell, or being Adolf Hitler? And go that route.
 
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Motorpsych

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Back to what you want really. People sub to you because it's your channel, thus your content. Look at what your subs like with regards to views, retention and interaction. That will tell you where the engagement is. But don't try to be something you're not to get subs, people may eventually see through it.
Thanks, I'll def stick to being myself and make the kind of videos I'd want to watch, and that I enjoy making.
 

Motorpsych

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Just because Motovlogs are easier to make doesn't mean they will be successful.

If I learnt anything over the past year or so, is that different video presentation formats require different skills.

Motovlogs are all about personality. Without a charismatic hook, you aren't going anywhere no matter what you talk about.

When people watch reviews, it requires a lot of critical analysis, people want to know details, especially the negative ones, it also helps if you know how to pick out the product that is currently popular and people want to know about.

For guides on How To and maintenance, people want to see the relevant skill in action. Talking about it is pointless, you need to be able to show it. Otherwise there is no point in watching the video if you could just read an essay.

So now you have to choose, what are you good at? Show and Tell, or being Adolf Hitler? And go that route.
These are all good points to consider, thanks. Charisma! That is really important. Being able to bring it when talking to mysf in my helmet will take more practice.
 

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My how-to videos (not on the FIVEOHBAIT channel) get a helluva lot more views, and they don't burn out too often. You just have to find something that's not already been explained. My how to make a stink-bomb video went crazy... and that was just a joke clip. Too bad I never monetized it.
 
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How-to ones generally will get more hits over time compared to motovlog, provided keywords/tags are used correctly, sometimes a particular motovlog will do better.

Now is the Internet Age where you can find out so much on how to do something, besides searching for porn, that is.
 
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Rath Rides

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On my old channel I had both types of videos. and one "how to" video had over 800 views (i only had maybe 15 subs, and averaged 10-20 views per video) Why so many on that one? because there were no other videos on YouTube demonstrating it! Fresh content gets views. if you do a "how to" video about something that already has 100 videos on it, you wont get much unless you have a ton of subs.

on my new channel, I am keeping the two types of videos seperate. One Google acount, 2 google pages. so 2 youtube channels. Seems to make sense to keep things seperate for me anyways.
 

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