Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for YouTube Videos

If you are frequent user of YouTube for uploading your own videos say tutorials, presentations, how to’s  then you should follow simple steps for search engine optimization (SEO) or search engine targeting. This will help you getting your videos displayed when people will search for terms related with your own video. YouTube is a huge source of traffic for lot many sites and authors who used to upload many videos related to a popular term (keyword). If you want same kind of traffic by showing your own videos on first page of search operation on YouTube then follow the steps mentioned here.

Also Read: YouTube Channel Complete Guide


SEO for YouTube Videos

  • Keywords related to your videos should be there in the Title, description, tags of the Video
  • Create own channel and show videos from your channel on your own site
  • Link back to your channel from your site
  • Apply Tags properly by keeping in mind that you are using all the possible keywords
  • Description should be detailed and should have keywords in proper sentence
  • Choose category of video as per the content of that video
  • Check “Share your video with the world” under Privacy options while uploading
  • Ask your friends, subscribers and followers to rate your videos

By doing these simple filling ups, you can actually enhance the reach of your videos and can get more traffic from YouTube. When people search for a particular video on YouTube, the algorithm does try to serve them the best possible result from the server. Based on the YouTube algorithm, it hits the title part of the video and then popularity of the same. It also checks the tags, description of the video as well. If you have populated proper terms in these areas and asked your fellows to rate your videos then that will definitely come in the search results. Try to populate as much info as you can in these boxes to get more traffic for them.

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Sanjeev Mishra is a professional blogger and an Internet Marketing Consultant based in India. He has built the Internet Techies to provide you updates in technology and web application area.
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  • I love watching videos online specially on Youtube. There are lots of music clips, movie clips and instructional videos on Youtube. I love em all.

  • This is good advice. We follow these pointers with our new videos and it really works. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  • thanks for the helpful tips, if you have a great video and you want it to go viral, good seo will always help it that lettle bit more.

  • There is alot of power in a YouTube video. However, I never really gave it alot of thought of using it for SEO. I haven’t did any videos yet, but there is always room to grow.

  • your article was very interesting and i try to follow your advice.

    thanks in advanced,

  • Sanjeev excellent information. Never thought about using SEO on my videos but I look forward to giving this a try and measuring my results.

  • thanks for your seo tips, it helps my seo job.

  • Thanks! I am developing a keyword research software and your videos gave me a lot of ideas and insights. Keep up the good work!