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Captions?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by gamingmaster42, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. gamingmaster42

    gamingmaster42 Regular Member

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    Hello,
    Do you think it is a good idea to use captions on your videos? Have any of you seen any noticeable effect on including them?
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  2. .Oscar

    .Oscar Regular Member

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    Persionaly I do, as I believe it slightly boost the seo rank and it adds a look of authority and quality to your videos!
     
  3. gamingmaster42

    gamingmaster42 Regular Member

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    Thanks for that. Currently I'm thinking of uploading music videos, but instead of having lyrics in the description, I could have them within the Captions. That would enhance user experience I think.
     
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    Use both, a long keyword targeted description is key IMO.
     
  5. OMGWTFISTHIS

    OMGWTFISTHIS Power Member

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    You could also post the lyrics to Pastebin and grab the "Raw" link and use that as one of your links in the description, titled "Lyrics". Just food for thought. :p
     
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    Would't google see this as duplicate content?
     
  7. OMGWTFISTHIS

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    I don't see how that'd be possible, since you're simply linking to an outside source.
     
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    To be frank just use some captions like 1-2 captions are better other wise it will get bored by the visitor by watching your videos.
     
  9. gamingmaster42

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    Thanks for all your replies.
    Well this is sort of what I am doing, but I link back to my own site where I put the lyrics so I might get some clicks on Ads etc.
    Interesting perspective, but I think the visitor can turn on/off the captions. Also I think initially the captions are off, so the visitor needs to click the "CC" to see captions.