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Tips to build community with comments

We have some great advice on building community via comments on your videos from YouTube Creators @colinandsamir. Comments are a great place to get direct feedback from your viewers, answer their questions, and create community around your videos.

Colin and Samir Share Tips for Building Community in the Comments

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Heart your favorite comments

  • When you “heart” a comment, viewers may get a notification that you loved what they wrote.
  • This is a quick and effective way to build fan loyalty, and to show your appreciation to viewers.

Pin comments to the top of your feed

  • Pinning lets you highlight what comment your fans see first when watching your video. You can either pin your own comment, or a fan comment. Pinning your own comment is a great way to:
    • Clarify something from your video.
    • Ask your audience a specific question.
    • Tease a specific moment or easter egg.
    • Thank your viewers for watching.

Reply to comments

  • This may seem obvious, but replying to comments shows your audience that you’re listening and interested in their feedback.
  • Use replies to answer fan questions or thank them individually.

Find comments using filters

  • Manage your comments by searching for specific keywords and filtering by:
    • Subscriber status.
    • Channel member status.
    • The number of subscribers the commenter has.
    • Comments that contain questions so you can respond more easily.
    • Your response status -- to only see comments you have or haven’t responded to.

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Get started by engaging your viewers as much as you can. Create conversations, build excitement, and share unique moments in the comments section!

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