5 SEO Tips for Youtube Videos

5 SEO Tips for Youtube VideosWhen it comes to video marketing, there is a lot more than just uploading a video to Youtube.com! …

Once you upload a video to Youtube, the next step will be to drive as much traffic as possible to the video.

One good way to get free traffic to your videos on Youtube – is through the search engines.

It is a smart idea to do some search engine optimization to every video you upload to Youtube. I’m going to share with you 5 simple SEO tips for Youtube Videos.

These are simple tips to help your video rank higher in the search engines. I highly recommend you to learn this process and try to implement it to every video you upload online.

And before you do all this, of course, you need to do some keyword research. You want to use the keywords people are using to find information online.

You can use the free Google Keyword Tool – and you should also use some long tail keywords from the suggestions in the search engines.

Use Long Tail Keywords

Use Long Tail KeywordsPlay around with the keywords and see what people are actually looking for in the search engines. Once you have the keywords you want to use, it is time to optimize your video on Youtube for the search engines.

5 SEO Tips for Youtube Videos

1 – Video File

Use your keyword in the video file name.Put Keyword in Video File Name

This is just something I personally do to help the search engines learn what my video is about a lot better.

2 – Title & Description

You want to use your keywords in the video’s title and in the description.

I suggest you write a short review about your video in the description – and don’t forget to use your keywords.

Use your Keywords in the Title and DescriptionThis is a great way to tell the search engines exactly what your video is about!

3 – Thumbnail Image

You should try using your own Video Thumbnails. This way you can also put in the keyword in the Image File.

Use your Keyword in the Image FileUse a Custom Video Thumbnail

4 – Tags

Use your keywords in the Tags for the video.

Just be careful to not use way too many tags. You do not want to confuse the search engines and Youtube by putting irrelevant keywords in the tags.

Try to keep it specific with the tags. Learn exactly what your video is about and what other little keywords people might relate the video with.

5 – Video Promotion

This is a very important part of this entire process. I have seen people fail to do this part of the process and wonder why they are not getting a lot of views on their Youtube Videos!

Once your video has been published, the next simple step is to share it all over the internet, as much as possible.

Share your video all over the social networks!Share your Video all ove the Social Networks!

Just go bananas promoting your video!!

Take some time to drive a lot of traffic to your video. This will help the video get a jump start in the search engines.

If your video has a lot of value and you are using the right keywords – with some good marketing to it – you can start getting some good results with video marketing.

You just have to put it all together the right way and be very consistent with the content.

Success with video marketing is not going to happen overnight. You need to put in the work, get the experience, and just keep on doing it until it starts paying off.

If you quit half way, then you will never know if video marketing works for you or not. And you are the only one who can find that out!

These are simple SEO tips for Youtube videos but they do make a difference when you are trying to rank your video for certain keywords in the search engines.

What do you think?! …

If you have any more SEO tips for Youtube videos, leave them in a comment below. Don’t forget to show some love too! 🙂

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I wish you the best success!

Love&Harmony! …

2017-11-05T18:32:02+00:00 SEO|12 Comments

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  1. Jeff Robb August 27, 2014 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    Great tips, I used to really over tag my videos, but using the right keywords for the video got much higher views.

    • Freddy G. Cabrera
      Freddy G. Cabrera August 27, 2014 at 10:48 pm - Reply

      hey Jeff!

      thanks for passing by and leaving a comment! 🙂

      Well using the right keywords really make a difference!

      I wish you the best of the best Jeff!

      Cheers! 😀

  2. Yorke comm August 28, 2014 at 2:30 am - Reply

    HI Freddy, Nice and simple tips. Great tips to get more traffic through videos. I am just wondering if annotation links works good?

    • Freddy G. Cabrera
      Freddy G. Cabrera August 28, 2014 at 1:49 pm - Reply

      Hey Yorke!

      Thanks for passing by and leaving a comment! 🙂

      – Annotation links do work and they do help the viewer take more action on your video!

      You can tell people to subscribe to your Youtube Channel like that and also go to another related video. Just get creative with the annotations and use them to your advantage.

      I wish you the best of the best Yorke!

      Cheers! 😀

  3. Sunday September 3, 2014 at 1:18 am - Reply

    Hi Freddy,
    YouTube promotion for online success is often underutilized. It becomes important to take steps that would bring about increase in SEO for this video sharing site.

    For video marketers that use YouTube, optimization should be put to heart. Learning the basics as shared in this post is key to online success.

    In kingged.com, this article was shared and I have left the above comment on it.

    • Freddy G. Cabrera
      Freddy G. Cabrera September 3, 2014 at 7:01 pm - Reply

      Hey Sunday!

      Good to see you around man! … and yess you are right on that!

      These are simple things you should be implementing every time you upload videos to youtube!

      Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment!

      I wish you the best success!

      Cheers! 😀

  4. Nanda Rahmanius September 3, 2014 at 3:38 am - Reply

    Hi Freddy,

    Interesting article.
    This information was new to me, since I have not used video marketing yet. 🙂

    well, if we talk about SEO, then terms such as keywords, titles and descriptions and promotion are things that will always be there. YouTube is the best place to do promotion, since it’s one of the best places to put your video though.

    Thanks for this insightful article, Freddy.
    It’s useful one, indeed! 😉

    I left this comment on kingged.com where this post was shared and upvoted.


    • Freddy G. Cabrera
      Freddy G. Cabrera September 3, 2014 at 6:59 pm - Reply

      Hey Nanda!

      I’m glad this information is very helpful and valuable!

      Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment! 🙂

      I wish you the best of the best!

      Cheers! 😀

  5. MSI Sakib December 25, 2014 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    Hey Freddy,

    A lovely guideline for promoting Youtube videos. As I know Title and description play the most important role. Thanks for these 5 tips.

    N.B: Got your blog link in Kingged.

    • Freddy G. Cabrera
      Freddy G. Cabrera December 25, 2014 at 4:40 pm - Reply

      Hey Sakib!!

      I’m glad you found this information valuable and helpful!

      Thanks for passing by and leaving a comment!

      I wish you the best of the best!

      Keep up the great work man!

      Cheers! 🙂

  6. Lawrence Berry May 18, 2015 at 2:11 am - Reply

    These are some great tips that can help me when I start making YouTube videos for my up and coming company. Video promotion is probably the one I would really aim for and would take up the most time and work. I will be sure to pay attention to all of these things when uploading my YouTube videos. Video optimization is something many people may not know about, but it is important in getting attention. Thanks!

    • Freddy G. Cabrera
      Freddy G. Cabrera May 20, 2015 at 6:49 pm - Reply

      Hi Lawrence!

      I am glad this information can help you online! … this post is doing its job! lol 😉

      No problem man! ..

      Thank you for passing by and leaving your comment!

      Have a great rest of the week!

      Cheers! 😀