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Summer is the season for travel, and whether by car, train, boat or plane people all over the world are escaping their daily grinds to experience new places and cultures. For many, traveling gives an important sense of perspective and presents an opportunity to make meaningful connections to the world around them.
Many travelers (maybe you 😎) share their experiences with the world on social media with images and document their travels with Vlogs on YouTube. Some have been lucky enough to turn that into a profession, drawing a ton of eyeballs to travel-related video content.
VideoAmigo is currently tracking hundreds of Travel Vlog channels that have generated nearly 14 Billion views on YouTube.
The Top 10 Channels in the Travel Vlogs & Media Topic are a mix of some of the top content creators in the world.
So, how can you create your travel content in a way that is designed to attract viewers?
Studying channel performance by Topic at scale allows VideoAmigo to offer an entire suite of free, easy to use tools that help creators like you make better content.
The “Lengths” Tool allows you to compare the average length of your videos to three other metrics:
- The average length of a video in your Topic
- The average of the top 10% of channels by views in your Topic
- The average on YouTube as a whole.
Without further ado, let’s look at the results for the Travel Vlog & Media Topic on YouTube via VideoAmigo’s Length Tool:
Finding: Longer is better in Travel Vlogs!
These charts show us that although the average length of a video in the Travel Vlog Topic is just under six minutes, the channels doing the best in the Topic are making videos with an average length of almost 10 minutes.
There is enough attention in the Topic for videos that are closer to 10 minutes than six minutes. Making your content longer then the Topic average will help you generate more Watch Time and may get your videos in front of new viewers if picked up in the YouTube algorithm.
Bonus Travel Vlog Trend: Van Life
Although Van Life and micro-living have been popular subjects for a while Jennelle Eliana racked up 1.3 million subscribers in just three weeks with only two videos!
If you are adventurous enough, take advantage of this popularized niche of travel and hit the road in a pimped out van! Share the experience with your audience in a long format video showcasing the features of the van and the locations of your journey.
Learn More & Use the Tool Now
Read more on how to use the Lengths Tool at this link.
Find the ideal video length in your Topic at this link.
Where will you be traveling next?!
Let us know in the comments 😄