Which is more important ?

  • SEO

    Votes: 1 50.0%
  • Research

    Votes: 1 50.0%

  • Total voters
There are countless threads on here which suggest that the best way to grow your channel is through online marketing technique such as Search Engine Optimisation using Keyword tagging e.c.t.

but hardly anyone ever looks at the importance of doing your RESEARCH!

I feel like the best way to stand out on Youtube is through understanding where you stand in your niche or market and knowing what your competitors are doing.

Once that is done you can make a list of content you can focus on, thereby adding real value and standing out from your competitors.

My questions are:

Is anybody on here actually using analytics to their advantage?

if so

How are you using the data in order to understand your market?
I've moved this to the Strategy / Technique Advice forum. The YTtalk help forum is for forum-specific questions and comments. ^_^