How Much Do YouTube Dislikes Matter

If you are a Youtuber, you must have released a video which got an unproportionate amount of dislikes in comparison to your other videos. If you did wonder what that meant, you are likely to find it out here. When a video is disliked it doesn’t necessarily mean that the video is worse compared to others. There could be various other reasons for a video to be disliked.

Some of the most common reasons for people to dislike a YouTube video are –

  1. Because they can

For some people, there are no reasons to like or dislike a video. There are people who dislike anything they come across. It is absolutely useless pondering over the reason for such dislikes. People on the internet have no accountability and therefore it really doesn’t matter if you get dislikes from some people for videos that are interesting and useful for many others.

  1. You can never create a universally appealing video

You might try your best to create videos that do not get many dislikes. However, it is not certain that your videos will not be disliked. However good your videos are, there will always be people who are not the same page. There will be people who disagree. Therefore, you must keep the fact in mind that you cannot create video content that will not be hated and disliked.

  1. People have different opinions

When you create a video about a topic and bring forward your opinion, it is likely that your opinions won’t be agreed upon by everyone. You need to accept this fact and make sure that you are not affected by others’ opinion. However, you can use other people’s perspectives to shape your opinion in a better way.

  1. To tell YouTube about their video content preference

Likes and dislikes on YouTube videos influence what videos you could be watching next. This is a means for the YouTube algorithm to understand what kind of videos you prefer watching. When you dislike a video you signal the YouTube algorithm to stop showing you videos from those categories. YouTube dislikes and likes are one of the best input for the algorithm to learn about your video content preference.

How To Deal With Dislikes

The best way to deal with YouTube dislikes is to stop taking them personally. Ignore them and you will soon get used to them. They are not an attack against your skills or creativity. They do not affect your popularity in any way.

When Dislikes Matter

If you are a new YouTuber and you get a lot of dislikes, you might consider improving your content and continue doing so. Keep track of the ratio of likes to dislikes. Once you build up a good number of subscribers, you need to be careful about your likes and dislikes. If your videos regularly have a like to dislike ratio of 15:1 or similar, and then suddenly it drops to 7:1, you must start taking things seriously.

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