I go by Purpleoak and I am kinda losing hope of ever at least been able to make it on Youtube at all. I mean even remotely. Making a little bit of extra money wouldn't be bad. It just seems like the more I actually try to do better SEO, titles, thumbnails, descriptions, all that stuff. It just really doesn't help at all. Then I look at other channels who try and criticize my Youtube stuff and some weird magical way they are the ones who are growing. I honestly don't understand how they do it. Unless they like spam the F out of their channel on everyone else's channels, I don't know. Some probably do the sub4sub sh*t which if that is the case they can keep doing that. I know the Gaming section on Youtube is just overly populated. That is why I try and do different things on my channel when it comes to games. I try to avoid doing strictly walkthroughs , because you just can't compete with the guys who are really well established Youtubers. I mean I am always learning new things when it comes to SEO which is great in my opinion. I implement the end screens, cards, call to actions buttons, I try to be very engaging. I even sometimes promote my channel/videos on just a select few locations because I don't want to spam anyone. Does anyone have any tips maybe that I am not doing? I use Tubebuddy, VidiQ,Rapidtags, Google keywords, and a few other keyword sites. I am always looking for ways to improve on everything. Sorry for the mini-rant everyone.