Are YouTube Contests a Waste of Time? 10 Reasons Not to Create and Participate!

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Are YouTube Contests a Waste of Time? 10 Reasons Not to Create and Participate!

Why am I not running a contest on YouTube even though it works to rank videos higher, even though a bunch of top YouTubers are doing it, and even though I've run contests before?

Will you please watch this video and find out because this might save you a ton of wasted time, effort and energy and perhaps even violations on YouTube?

If you have a channel or if you are just a viewer on YouTube, you might be able to save time and energy not participating in other contests.

Are YouTube Contests a Waste of Time? 10 Reasons Not to Create and Participate!

If you will enjoy reading and contributing to the discussion for this post, will you please join us on the YouTube video below and leave a comment there because I read and respond to most comments on YouTube?

If you find anything helpful in this video or funny, will you please leave a like because you will feel great helping other people find it?

Now, why am I not doing contests even though they work so well?

Because I don't like being on the receiving end of them.

Because I've run contests before, I know they do work well, and yet one of the big reasons I'm not doing contests: YouTube has a pretty stringent contest policies and guidelines.

Are YouTube Contests a Waste of Time? 10 Reasons Not to Create and Participate!

Now, I know they are not often enforced at least relative to the number of contests I see that don't appear to follow them, that doesn't mean they can't be enforced though.

If we have learned one thing on YouTube it's that often things can slide for a long time like ads on videos that probably shouldn't have had ads on them, then all of a sudden, there is a massive wave of enforcement.

I would imagine, at the rate we are going, the contest policies are going to get a massive wave of enforcement in the near future because there are so many YouTubers not following the guidelines.

You have probably seen videos by now, here is what the contest does.

The contest says, "If you like this video, subscribe and hit the notification button, and then post a comment saying you did it, then you'll be eligible to win."

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Jerry Banfield

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What has happened to you Jerry , not so popular here anymore? Why on BADCONTENT & BLACKLISTET!


ever since the self-blowjob shower "comedy" routine FAIL that he tried.. just before his amazing conversion to a "musician".

He was riding high last year getting off on telling us all what to do. Now look at him. Total BS artist.

Ooohh no, badcontent posting here?? What da hell are they doing??

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Badcontent Whaaaaaaat!

thank you for finally putting on a shirt.. big step in the right direction!

next, let's work on those eyes... less BUG-EYES please... you look like you're constantly butt-kissing your imaginary fans with that LOCKED-IN stare technique.

I get it... it's a technique of mind control. You stare at the camera and over -emphasize EVERY OTHER WORD THAT YOU SAY like you are desperate to CONTROL OUR MINDS.

There is NO VALUE, NO CONTENT when you stare, turn your head slightly, and-talk-like-a-robot-from-outer-space-hell-bent-on-being-idolized-when-in-fact-you-have-NOTHING-to-say.

Many youtubers are not following rules in the absence of information of rules. For this reason there are such conditions.

Interesting post!

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thanks for share the most important information for youtuber .@aryaan

I think number one reason is that who runs contest don't have enough motivation to send all those prises to people who live around the world. Imagine yourself sending a prise to India, or Nigeria. Who would do that?

that's right , thanks for sharing