How to See YouTube Video Views by CountryOct 4, 2020
Seeing where your YouTube views come from in the world can help you with making data-driven decisions. If a certain country dominates your demographics, then catering to that country might lead to future success. For this reason and more, learning how to see YouTube video views by country can be quite valuable.
Finding out where your video views come from in the world is an easy process. Thanks to YouTube Studio analytics, we can access all kinds of data- including viewer locations. By taking a look at your channel analytics, you will be able to see what countries your views are coming from, sorted in percentages, giving you access to some valuable audience insights.
Often, the countries who watch your videos the most are countries that have your language as their native language. If you speak English, then the USA, Canada, England, etc. typically carry the load. But what if a particular country gathers the highest percentage of views? Wouldn't it be in your best interest to cater to these people more?
Check YouTube Views by Country
Getting access to viewer country data is a simple process. All of this information will be present in your YouTube channel analytics. This data is tucked away in the analytics dashboard, so it's no wonder so many creators struggle to access this data. Regardless, following the instructions in this article will help you see where your views are coming from.
Here's how to check YouTube views by country:
Step 1 - Go to the YouTube Studio
To begin this process, you will need to make your way to the YouTube Studio. Getting to the YouTube Studio is a very easy process. Simply click on your YouTube icon in the top right corner of your screen while on YouTube and select the "YouTube Studio" menu item from the dropdown menu.
Step 2 - Click the "Analytics" Menu Item
Once you are in the YouTube Studio, you will need to navigate to your channel analytics. Getting to your analytics is a simple process. On the left side of your screen, there should be a menu. On this menu, there should be a couple of items. Look for the "Analytics" item on the menu and click it.
Step 3 - Click the "Audience" Tab
So, you are now in your channel analytics dashboard. All of these numbers can be a little intimidating, but don't panic! We're only looking for your viewer geography data in this instance. To see the data that will tell you where your views are coming from, you will need to select the "Audience" tab located near the top of your screen.
Step 4 - Locate the "Top Countries" Panel
Finally, now that you are on the audience tab, you will be in a position to access your geography data. To find this data, you need to locate the "Top Countries" panel. This panel should be located down the page, so you will need to scroll down. Eventually, you should see the panel on the right side of your screen.
YouTube Analytics Not Showing Geography
To save you some time, I thought I would address a potential issue you might run into. When looking for geography data in your YouTube analytics, you might be met with a message along the lines of: Not enough geography data to show this report. It can be frustrating when you are met with a message like this, but fear not, there is a simple reason (and fix) for this.
The reason you were met with this error (or something similar) is simple: YouTube doesn't have enough data. But why is this the case? Almost always, the issue is simply that you have not gotten enough views on your videos yet. If your channel is brand new or small, you'll need to accumulate more views before getting access to geography data.
By the way, what I just mentioned is the solution to this particular problem: Get more views on your videos. Of course, this is easier said than done, but the sooner you get more views, the sooner you will be able to access this data. Eventually, however, you will accumulate enough views to not run into this issue, regardless of how fast or slow you get views.
How to Use This Data to Benefit Your Channel
Now that you know the locations where most of your traffic comes from, how can you use this data? Believe it or not, you can use this data in a variety of different ways to benefit your YouTube channel. After all, making data-driven changes is important if you want to see increased channel growth.
Knowing where most of your video views come from geographically can help you:
- Tailor your videos to your largest audiences
- Determine a good publishing time
- Figure out monetization options
Let's discuss each of these things in more detail.
Tailor Your Videos to Your Largest Audiences
Different countries and geographies have different approaches to consuming content. For example, a viewer in the United States might be more familiar with certain words than a viewer in the United Kingdom. Knowing these subtle differences between different locations can help you create content that more strongly resonates with different viewers.
Determine a Good Publishing Time
Our world has many different time zones. In different parts of the world, it is a different time. Depending on your audience, it might be ideal for you to publish videos at a time you haven't thought of. Viewers in the United States will be more likely to watch videos at a certain time than viewers in Ireland.
Figure Out Monetization Options
Certain locations in the world have more expendable income than others. Since this is the case, depending on where most of your viewers are located geographically, this might affect your ability to monetize your videos. You must ensure that your chosen monetization options are in alignment with your audience, or you will struggle to make money.
The data offered to content creators in the YouTube analytics dashboard is quite useful. Such useful data includes geography data. Now that you know how to see YouTube video views by country, you should be able to see the countries where most of your views come from. Using this information, consider making some changes to your videos to cater to these audiences.