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How To Get Popular on YouTube, Part 317

Do a favor for someone with more subscribers than you. And I don’t mean a favor that you expect something in return for. I don’t mean saying “sure Anthony Padilla, I’ll do that for you, if…” I mean honestly and sincerely doing something that needs doing for no remuneration.
Recently I landed the final, and one [...]

Free Resources for Your Next Profile Design

YouTube allows you to control many aspects of your channel design, but sometimes finding images, design inspiration, or free image-editing software, can be a pain. So, I’ve put together a resource list here of some free stuff that will ignite your creative spark!
When redesigning your channel profile, keep a few things in mind:

Readability is key. [...]

How To Cheat on YouTube for More Views

I read an article a while back from TechCrunch.com about how to cheat your way to the top on YouTube. The article “revealed” some of the more fruitless forms of gaming the YouTube system.
The TechCrunch article most prominently focused on auto-refreshing. Auto-refreshing is when you install a plug-in that automatically refreshes your video page at [...]

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…is written by Alan “fallofautumndistro” Lastufka, co-author of the book, “YouTube: An Insider’s Guide
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