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Need a New Way to Promote Your YouTube Channel? Try RSS Syndication

I bet you’ve found countless ways to promote your blog using RSS syndication, but you might not realize you can promote your YouTube channel with RSS syndication as well. Using an RSS feed allows you to automate the promote process in countless ways. Since this is a short blog post, I’m not going to keep you in suspense about how you can put this YouTube promotion strategy to work, the first thing you’ll need to know is how find the RSS feed for your channel.

Here is the simple format you need, simply replace YOURUSERNAME with – you guessed it, your YouTube user name:

http://www.youtube.com/rss/user/YOURUSERNAME/videos.rss

If you click the link you’ll see a bunch of scary looking code on the page. Here’s how it looks after you run it through FeedBurner:

YouTube RSS Syndication in Feedburner

That feels much better now doesn’t it?

Ready to start your YouTube account? Be sure to check out Record, Edit, Publish!

Put That YouTube RSS Feed To Work

Here’s two super simple ways you can use this feed to get more views for your videos.

#1. Blog Engage

now offers YouTube Syndication as part of their Platinum package. Brian, the owner, made the announcement recently and I love how this feature works on the site. When someone sees your video listing on the site and clicks it, they will get a pop-up and actually be able to watch the video right there on Blog Engage. How cool is that!

Blog Engage YouTube RSS Syndication

When you have the Platinum package on Blog Engage you can submit your feed and each time you post a public video it will be shared in the community as well as on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Empire Avenue. I’m looking forward to getting more exposure for my video and attracting my subscribers to my channel.

2. You can j0in YouTubers on Triberr.

It’s a tribe I established over on Triberr and it’s the first tribe of it’s kind. When I first came up with the idea of adding my YouTube feed on Triberr I wasn’t sure Dino, the founder, would like the idea so I sent him an email before I moved forward with the idea. Here’s what he said “a million times YES”. In my head I could hear his voice when I read that. :)

YouTubers on Triberr

If you’re not familiar with Triberr you can read my previous post and if your ready for some Intense Triberr Training, watch this:

How Will You Use Your YouTube RSS Syndication

Over to you my friend, how will you use your YouTube RSS feed to promote your channel?

Further Reading:

BONUS AUDIO PODCAST (click play to listen)

FIVE WAYS TO GROW YOUR EMAIL LIST WITH YOUTUBE

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26 Comments (click here to leave a comment)

  1. thanks for sharing this new way of RSS Syndication with us. but i think rss is not that popular in these days of social media. but again its a new tip for me and again thanks.

  2. Vukasin

    That is a great post Ileane.

    I recently joined Triberr (only few days ago actually) but I wasn’t active. I will now for sure!

  3. Neha sharma

    Great article and finally i also learn something new. I like the whole article but still i am belive that there are some easy why which help me to grow my Suscriber. I only follow these trick

    1. focus on unique Awesome video description and put keyword in that

    2. Focus on the trend and what people like in these days

    3. don’t try to edit videos but try to solve the people query

    4. Answer the comment of videos

  4. Jeevan Jacob John

    This certainly looks interesting.

    I haven’t made a lot of videos (I don’t know whether I should consider them as videos; all of them were either screen casts or presentations – powerpoint/prezi).

    Anyways, I do plan to put more effort into making videos – especially face to face. So, this will definitely help! Thanks for sharing, Ileane :D

  5. rss syndication is the best idea to promote our YouTube channel. I like it. Why before this i’m not think about this. Hahaa, Thanks Ileane about this topics

  6. That is very nice tips for video bloggers. RSS feeds can be utilized in videos sounds good to be, and really this can be new way of promoting videos through RSS syndication.
    Thanks… :)

  7. Informative post, i really don’t know about RSS Syndication method to promote our youtube videos. I must give a try to all the mentioned tips.

    Thanks

  8. Hamza Sheikh

    It sounds an amazing idea to promote YouTube Videos. RSS Syndication is the best way to promote stuff around the web automatically. I love the blogengage idea.

  9. Excellent post. Youtube is one of the best tool from which we can get a lot of traffic if we build the videos on the right way.
    People usually do nice videos on youtube and earn a lot of money by selling through videos.
    Thanks and Great post.

  10. Hey Ileane,

    I know you had invited me to that tribe but I don’t crank out videos as often as you do so I didn’t think I could do it justice. It’s a great idea though and I really need to get back to making more videos. I usually will do them when I have something to teach onscreen because those do so much better with my following. I just haven’t had anything to share lately. My bad!

    Thank you for sharing this Ileane, you’re definitely the go to girl for YouTube stuff. I so appreciate you for that too.

    Enjoy your week.

    ~Adrienne

    • Hi Adrienne,

      The goal of YouTuber on Triberr is to get our videos shared. It doesn’t matter if they are old or not. Triberr will pull them into the system because of the RSS feed. That’s the beauty of it. The more shares we get on our videos, the higher they will rank on YouTube search. It also increases the chance of showing up in the related videos area. I think the tribe will grow more quickly as time goes by and people begin to understand the benefits of getting social shares on YouTube.

      The invitation always open to you my dear, so maybe the next time you post a video you’ll give the tribe a second look.

      Thanks for stopping by and for all your support.

      Chat soon.