June 1, 2017 at 8:24AM

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How to Promote a Short Film on Youtube?

Hi, I have recently created my very first short film "Stifle". It got 500+ views in the last 2 days , which is not bad considering its my first time.The feedback is mostly positive. So want more people to watch and hopefully enjoy the short. BUT I know nothing about SEO and stuff like that. Are there any way to promote a short film except facebook .

Btw here's the link you want to watch it.
https://youtu.be/L262nAzDsI0

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I'm working towards my first feature. But my marketing plan is thought out before hand. It's hard marketing when you have no built up followers. It also takes time and energy, so don't wait.

I plan to show how I make the robot for the film in prop and robot forums. I will be doing test shoots for various pieces of the film like "overhead shooting with couple talking in bed", "conversations in cars", etc. Each test shoot will become a tutorial video. This will build up some audience hopefully. And will make the primary shoot faster. And it will help me assure the actors I understand what I'm doing.

I will have a website, but I will not expect people to "just find it via Google". They will find it from my posting, interacting, and providing good content in online communities (not just spamming them).

I hope to grow my followers with each piece of content I create. Then, during a time at which I need to fund raise to produce something, I will have an audience to reach out to.

Marketing needs to be planned with deadlines and goals.

June 1, 2017 at 2:13PM

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Ethan
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Thanks but you cant really plan marketing on a no-budget beforehand , Since you have to spend whatever you have to increase the quality of the short. and after that there's no more money left for advertisement :'(
But thanks for the input anyways. I'll try to plan out my marketing strategy beforehand on my next short.

June 1, 2017 at 4:53PM

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Tahmid Rumi
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I'm not saying "marketing" as in spend money. I mean spend time. Engage related communities with good content (comments, advice, questions, show off your work, etc). Hugo below has really great recommendations.

June 2, 2017 at 9:32AM

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Ethan
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Thanks for the advice and good luck on your first feature. :)

June 2, 2017 at 10:49AM

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Tahmid Rumi
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Here are some thoughts:

Rework your video tags - Stifle Bangla Short film short bangla short film new bangla short film bangla short story bangla video best bangla short film award winning bangla short film award winning short short film 2017 bangla new student short film bengali short film short film bengali bangladeshi short film bangla short movie বাংলা শর্ট ফিল্ম বাংলা নাটক - Those are the current tags. Lots of repeated stuff or pointless stuff. Re work them to feature phrases that relate to your film that you think your audience would search in YouTube or Google. I would also remove any single word tags. You want to focus on long tail keywords.

Video Description: You need to massively beef that up. Add a few more paragraphs and try to feature some of the most important phrases you used in your tags. Also, add social media links etc.

Content: Make more content based around your film. Do a Director and/or DP commentary, interview with the actor etc. Treat the channel like the special features on a Blue Ray. The added content will help bring in more people and help explain more about you and your film.

Get out there and promote, but don't spam. You can post links to your film in forums or sites that are meant for that. You can also start leaving solid, helpful on entertaining comments on other related videos. The idea is to start discussion and be helpful.

Good luck.

June 1, 2017 at 4:53PM, Edited June 1, 4:54PM

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Thanks man. This was really helpful. btw i m planing to upload a behind the scene but was a little bit unsure, but now i m gonna do it for sure.

June 1, 2017 at 4:56PM

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Tahmid Rumi
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You can try to order web promotion services, like this one for example https://wezom.com/ That will boost your video to the top, which depend by your promo budget))

August 29, 2017 at 4:56AM, Edited August 29, 4:57AM

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