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How to Get More Views on TikTok

Need help with getting more views on your TikTok videos? We’ve got all the tips for you to increase your views and engagement.

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Mackenzie Taylor
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Oh, boy. Trying to get the most amount of people to view your TikTok can be tricky. Especially as the number of people who have and make their own TikToks have gone up … quite a lot. Everyone and their mom are on TikTok now so how in the world do you get people to see yours? Good question. And one we’re going to be answering today. Here are our top tips on getting more views on your TikTok videos.

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  1. What counts as views on TikTok?

What counts as views on TikTok?

Before we get started on telling you how to get more views, let’s start with what actually counts as a view on TikTok? According to TikTok, a view counts if someone watches for at least 5 seconds.

How much will TikTok pay you for views?

TikTok has something called a Creator Fund to give the top-tier creators some $$$. At the moment, TikTok pays around 2-4 cents per 1,000 views.

How many views does it take to go viral on TikTok?

There is a large range of what is considered “viral” on TikTok. However, a good starting point is 250,000 views is considered mildly viral.
If your video gets one million views, it is medium viral. And anything that hits five million views is considered hugely viral.

How long should my TikTok be?

Based on data from WIRED, the most liked TikTok videos are between 21 to 34 seconds.

How to get views on TikTok

Okay, so how do you actually get views on your TikTok video? There are a few different ways on how to get your videos on more people’s FYP.
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Add hashtags #️⃣

Like Instagram, adding hashtags to your video caption will hugely help you in getting discovered on the app. Especially now that TikTok has increased the number of characters you’re allowed to use in captions, you can now start using even more hashtags and keywords in your caption to increase your discoverability and reach on the platform.
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Keep short 👇

Thanks to TikTok, our attention spans are getting shorter and shorter which means keeping your TikTok video short. Videos have a better chance of being watched and shared over and over again when they are between 21 to 34 seconds compared to a minute-long video.
This might be a fairly obvious one but it’s one we have to point out: use trending sounds! You can even add sounds to your TikTok video without it even playing just so your video lands on the trending sound page. TikTok started as a dance and music app and now lip-syncing has made the app even more popular so use a sound that you can make work with your content and watch the views come in.

Post at the right time ⏰

Again, a fairly obvious one but make sure you’re posting at the time when your audience is online! If your main followers aren’t online and you’re posting, your engagement will likely not be as high which means TikTok won’t be sharing it as much with new followers and your views and likes will be minimal.
Go to your analytics of your TikTok and see which days and times your audience is online so you can be posting during those times.
Click here to find the best time to post on TikTok.

Finding your specific audience 🙋‍♀️

It can be hard to find just the right people for your niche but find them you must! So how do you go about doing that? Take some time to think about who you want your audience to be. What do they look like? What do they like? Are you sharing funny content? Sad content? Opinionated content? Figure out who you’re making things for and always keep them top of mind when filming videos.

How-to video 🎥

An effective video that you can make is a how-to or tutorial video. The reason that sewing your own clothes became so #trendy during the pandemic is because of TikTok users sharing their tutorials on how to make a new dress, jacket, bag, and everything in between!
Have something that you can show your followers how to make? Create a video and do a step-by-step (you can even make it a video series!) on how to make something.

Duet and Stitch 🪡

Dueting someone’s song or just adding your own opinion is one of the best ways to increase your views. Dueting splits the screen so you and the person’s video you’re dueting with are side-by-side so you can add funny commentary, a hot take, or something else in-between.
Response videos do SO well on TikTok. People love to have their opinions heard so stitching a video on TikTok can be a great way for your content to be seen by way more people on the app.
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Collab with someone 👯‍♀️

Are you in touch with a TikTok creator or brand that has a following? Reach out and collaborate with them! Being able to be in a video with someone who has a following already will help you get more eyes on your video (plus, the potential to get more followers!).

Buy some ads 💸

If you’ve got the budget, put some money behind one of your TikTok videos. This will help boost your video and be put on more feeds of your potential new followers.

Engage with users 🗣

The more engagement you have on your video, the more often TikTok will share your video and push it to feeds. How do you get more engagement? By engaging with others! Start commenting on any comments you get. Go to other videos you like and comment. By interacting and engaging, more people will see your profile, click over to your feed, and you’ll have the potential to capture them with a follow and a video view.
@jasonritter1980If you combine two flavors, whether I like them individually or not, I WILL NEED TO KNOW WHAT IT TASTES LIKE. Please be responsible when you make new flavors, knowing that there are people like me out there who CANNOT walk by a can like this without being haunted by the mystery for days. How cruel that one’s own childlike wonder can be WEAPONIZED against oneself. Also, pretty good, I liked. I may not sleep tonight, but in three days when this wears off, I will once again sleep peacefully, finally knowing what was previously unknown, that a savory seasoning meant for chips can be mixed with a sweet drink meant for wild and free athletes. I missed you guys. I was tired two minutes ago and now I can’t stop writing this caption. Is this a side effect? Still am unsure I taste the Flamin’ Hot®️ of it all, but i guess it is a spicy Mountain Dew®️ so that was interesting. Now I’m almost mad at TikTok that captions can be this long. There’s gotta be a cap somewhere. Does it just cover the whole video??? This is insane. More and more I’m liking this drink though! My initial plan was not to finish it but the little spicy kick at the end of each sip is so subtle that you start to really want another sip just to get that heat back for a second. I don’t know what I’ll do after the last sip, I’m worried about it now. It’s coming soon, I can feel it. This heat will slowly dissipate and then disappear from my palate forever, and I will only be left with a lingering memory, and, perhaps, these very words. The taste will soon be forgotten, first by me, and eventually too the small but brave few who also shared this experience, wherever you all might be. When we go, the knowledge of what Mountain Dew Flamin’ Hot tastes like goes with us. This is ours to savor for the few precious months it exists in the year 2022. We may try to tell our grandchildren, but they’ll never know first hand what it did to us, what it gave to us. And it is a gift, after all. We live in wondrous times, friends. Don’t be so arrogant that you think you know better what flavors can or can’t be combined. You may surprise yourself. I’m surprised that it’s 2:16, I’m almost done, AND my thumbs are trembling as I♬ original sound – Jason Ritter 🦋

Use your caption✍️

TikTok recently increased its captions from 300 characters to 2200 characters and it’s time to use those characters wisely. TikTok has now beaten out Google when it comes to searching for things, so using specific keywords in your caption will help with getting views on your video when people search the app. Make sure you’re using words that you think people are searching for and use that caption efficiently!
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Upload multiple videos a day 📱

One of the things TikTok says you should be doing if you want to get more views is to make multiple videos a day. It recommends you post 1-4 times per day, and even better is if you split your videos into multiple parts so people are more likely to come back or head to your profile for the rest of the parts.

Promote your video on other social media platforms 🤳

If you’re wanting more people to view your TikTok videos, you should promote them on your other social media pages! Cross-promoting will get your followers from other channels to come to your TikTok page and see what you have going on over there.

Make a playlist 🎧

One of the newest and best ways to get more views is to create a playlist of your videos. Have multiple videos covering the same type of topic? Organize them into a playlist and tell people they can get even more similar videos by viewing that playlist. It’s a great way to build up SEO on the platform and have great storytelling on your page.
Now that you know how to get more views on your TikTok video, click here to learn how to get verified on TikTok so you can get even more views on your TikTok videos. Plus, if you’re looking for ways to create your TikToks in more effective ways, click here for the tools you need to make your TikToks the best thing ever.

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