Youtube Growth : Any blackhat method?

Hi guys,
Is there today any black/grey hat methid to grow a youtube channel ?
My videos are top notch quality/titles/SEO/Thumnbail but I struggle very hard.
I hit 8000 hours watch and 5K subs after 2 years.
I dont promote brand or something so im not sure Its good to use Google ads, it can seems “weird” “they guy needs ads to gain attention, drama boy” lol

thanks a lot

well it did take you a while to get to those numbers, what is your channel about? did you ever buy subs or views? or anything like that to grow the channel

“My videos are top notch quality/titles/SEO/Thumnbail but I struggle very hard.”
Pretty sure theres something wrong, and u just think your videos are good, but the audience doesnt.

How often do you post? You don’t mention that.

Top-notch quality, SEO on point, thumbnail perfection + 3 videos a week would mean good growth. But if it’s once a month, then that might be where you can make improvements.

Once that is all in place, then you should look at extra methods.

maybe these can help you out: