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  1. MOTOVLOG IS TAKING OFF
    20 Oct, 2016
    MOTOVLOG IS TAKING OFF
    My MOTO PILOT MotoVlog has been cruising along for about 3 weeks now at a steady rate of about 15-25 subscribers per day.  Not setting the world of vlogging on fire but also not too shabby for the new guy. YouTube is an unpredictable creature.  Here I sit with no motorcycle to use for vlogging since they both broke down within 2 days of each other.  The ignition key on my GSX-S1000F froze (won't turn) and the stator on the Harley got fried.  Aside from not being able to ride to work it's been
  2. THE YOUTUBE "DIP"
    07 Oct, 2016
    THE YOUTUBE "DIP"
    What is the YouTube "dip".  Well, it could be 2 things.  A loss of interest in your youtube channel. Or a loss of activity on your channel.  This hits home with me right now. My MOTO PILOT channel did fairly well from day one.  I was cranking our 2-3 video's per week and getting 250-500 views and growing at around 10 to 15 subs per day.  I was also getting a flattering amount of positive comments that helped me keep pushing to grow. Then after 3 months of pushing I grew from 1000 subs to
  3. DOUBLE YOUR YOUTUBE VIEWS
    05 Oct, 2016
    DOUBLE YOUR YOUTUBE VIEWS
    This one is so obvious it's silly.   If you want to double your views then double the amount of video's you produce and upload.  If you are uploading one video per week then increase that to 2 video's.   The problem for most of us is time.  There's never enough in the day / week. Here's how I manage my time.  I post video's on Wednesdays and Sundays.  To produce the Wednesday video I film it on Tuesday during my lunch hour.  If you are a motovlogger you most likely ride a street bike.  Ride
  4. YOUTUBE SECRETS REVEALED
    04 Oct, 2016
    YOUTUBE SECRETS REVEALED
    Performing better on YouTube has nothing to do with Subscribers & Views.  These are simply the rewards of having a good video. What YouTube does care about is viewer retention and participation (comments,etc).  How much time are they spending on your video's. The longer they watch the better you will do on YouTube. Since all video's are different lengths in time it's all about percentages.  A good average on YouTube is 25% - 30%  of Audience Retention. You can find this on your channels
  5. UPLOAD A VIDEO?  DON'T STOP THERE
    04 Oct, 2016
    UPLOAD A VIDEO? DON'T STOP THERE
    You've dumped hours into your new video filming it and editing it till your fingers (and eyeballs) bleed.  You're feeling accomplished and relieved.  You're maybe even super tired and just want to relax.  For me I want to just lay on the bed and watch The Big Bang Theory.  On a side note I remember seeing the pre-release trailers for this showing thinking "I'll never watch that".  Now I'm hooked. Ok, let's get back to the topic.  If you are just uploading your YouTube video and calling it a day
  6. 3DR SOLO - THE MOTOVLOGGERS DRONE
    03 Oct, 2016
    3DR SOLO - THE MOTOVLOGGERS DRONE
    For months I researched the best drone for motovlogging.  Eventually I gave up because I wasn't finding a drone that you can both control manually and also use Auto-Follow.  Auto-follow is important because there's times you want the drone to fly itself while you ride. Then I stumbled onto the 3DR SOLO drone and did my research.  Drone website articles, youtube video's, the works.  I liked everything about the 3DR and it's multiple pre-set Follow-Me features that include Follow Me, Orbit,
  7. SUBSCRIBERS ARE TANKING!
    30 Sep, 2016
    SUBSCRIBERS ARE TANKING!
    My goal with this Blog is to be completely transparent.  Transparent...a fancy word used these days for "being up front", holding nothing back.  So when things aren't going my way on YouTube you'll still hear about it. The past week I've been in a motovlogger FUNK.  Because I feel like my motovlog somehow lost momentum based mostly on the drop in daily subscriber increases.  In early September I was at around 150 subscribers per day and thats a great number for how new my channel is.  But then
  8. THE DeFRANCO EDIT TECHNIQUE
    30 Sep, 2016
    THE DeFRANCO EDIT TECHNIQUE
    Ever watch closely how Philip DeFranco's YouTube video's never have a lag time while he's speaking and the video is constantly jumping ahead?  What this does is it keeps the "momentum" of the video.  He actually stops talking for brief moments and just sits there..then starts talking again.  The non-speaking moments are then edited out but you still see a jump in time.  It's fantastic. It's a super simple technique that more motovloggers should practice. Here's what I do.  If I'm talking while
  9. CONTENT IS KING!
    29 Sep, 2016
    CONTENT IS KING!
    ​ What's in your MotoVlog comes first. With the world of YouTube MotoVlogging becoming saturated more & more every day, your content will need to set you apart from the rest of the field. Anyone can take ALL the proper steps to getting their video onto youtube.  Film, edit, add a snappy title and tags, do your best to build that eye-catching thumbnail, then PUBLISH!  "Look mah, I'm on YouTube".  It's a great feeling of accomplishment. But the views and subs just don't come.  Join the club of
  10. HOW TO REACH THOUSANDS OF EYEBALLS
    29 Sep, 2016
    HOW TO REACH THOUSANDS OF EYEBALLS
    OK, you have a handful of video's on your new YouTube channel (I started with four) and you have all your family members and friends subscribed.  Right?  If not, you should.  It's a start. But now you want to reach a much broader audience.  Thousands of other motorcycle enthusiasts worldwide.  But how? Simple.  Facebook.  Build yourself a motovlog facebook page and start placing your video's there also. "But Moto Pilot", my facebook audience is very small".   Thats fine.  But you can still
  11. THE CLICKBAIT DEBATE
    29 Sep, 2016
    THE CLICKBAIT DEBATE
    Lets set the record straight.  There are 2 types of Clickbait.  Legitimate Clickbate and Illegitimate Clickbait.  Ones good, one bad. To make it on youtube takes strategy and a big part of that strategy is getting people to "click" on your video and watch it.  CLICKBAIT is the process of using a strong thumbnail image and video title to entice people.  Nothing wrong with that. As long as your Clickbait relates to the content it's all good in my book.  Some people called my WALTERRIFIC Helmet
  12. 814 SUBSCRIBERS IN A DAY.  HOW?
    29 Sep, 2016
    814 SUBSCRIBERS IN A DAY. HOW?
    Every YouTuber dreams of nailing a video that takes them to new heights.  Casey Neistat said it perfectly, "You never know when a video is going to go viral".  Or something to that effect. My Moto Pilot YouTube channel was about 3 months new and I had built an audience of around 1000.  In my book I was struggling but I kept it up hoping that one day YouTube would reward me with stronger results.  These things take time, my friends. It hit me by surprise.  My WALTERIFFIC HELMET CONTROVERSY
  13. THE TOOLS I USE
    02 Feb, 2016
    THE TOOLS I USE
    Fortunately for me I have the financial resources to buy any tool I need for my MotoVlog.  But you by no means need to go to this length for yours. I literally spent about 3 weeks preparing for my vlogging venture.  Exactly which camera's and where to place them.  The trickiest was the helmet cam.  I hated the idea of putting a Go Pro on top of my helmet but I had to.  And which microphone to use.  I must have spent over 2 hours watching YouTube video's to figure out the microphone situation.