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Couple of youtube questions (I'm a YT noob)

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by mattywig, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. mattywig

    mattywig Newbie

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    Ok, so I'm getting started on youtube.

    Well, I actually have some videos up and have attempted a few different methods of marketing with them. I've finally settled in on focusing on 3-5 main videos for specific KWs and SEOing them for both YT and google.

    However, I want to expand upon that, if possible.

    Since I'm using vids to build a list so that I can promote my own branded products (i.e. - my face/name is all over them), I can't go totally blackhat with it. But I want to incorporate some blackhat methods in a greyhat way...if it would make sense.

    Some of the KWs I'll be going after in my niche have a bit of competition. At the same time, there are other videos in the niche that I already know do well.

    What I'd like to do is find the videos in my niche that do well/are popular and snipe their tags. At the same time, pick out another 5-15 KWs in my niche that get good search traffic.

    Then, I'd create say 5-10 unique videos for each KW.

    The goal here ISN'T to rank them in YT or google. (If it were to happen, it's just icing on the cake.) Instead, I want there to be a good chance of one of my videos appearing in the "related videos" areas of youtube when somebody watches other videos that target the same KWs. All the vids go to the same list-building squeeze page, so it's just about trying to drive the most people to that page as I can.

    Would this be a valid strategy to even go after? (Creating the videos isn't that big of a deal for me - waiting for them to upload is the biggest pain in the ass of all of it.)

    If so, what is the main factor that causes videos to show up in the "related videos" area? I know if someone watches/comments/likes/etc one of your vids and is signed in, this will be more likely. But just in general, what is the most important factor? Is it total on-page optimization (file name, title, tags, content with LSI KWs, optimizing the captions file, etc), or is it based primarily on just the tags as I've read?

    I also know that YT will give preference to channels with more "authority". Would it make sense or somehow create extra "authority" to go out and buy a bunch of channel subscribers (I currently have just under 200 naturally with ~40 public videos) in a sort of "fake it till you make it" vein?

    Sorry if these are dumb questions - I'm still relatively new to youtube and so much of the info on this forum tackles so many different areas of YT that I didn't really find anything along these lines.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. RushingWind

    RushingWind Elite Member

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    They aren't a couple of questions....more like an avalanche of questions :D
     
  3. rockandcarter

    rockandcarter Junior Member

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    Your right with the related video idea but I always think aim high. Go for the number one position and the related video views will be a byproduct.

    What I usually do in short, make sure all your tags/title/description is all in 'SEO' order.
    I usually pay someone to add 50-250k views depending on the comp. With subs/likes/comments (I find custom comments are a good help too with your KW in them)
    Whilst there getting delivered blast your videos with links. I don't really focus on tiered link building.With YouTube videos I find it doesn't make to much of a difference. However, the social networking sites do have a fair impact on the ranking. You can find some nice services to get your videos link splattered all over the big sites. (fb/twitter etc)

    If you want to try and stay closer to the 'white hat' side of things just drag the process out over a month or two making it look slightly more organic.
     
  4. mattywig

    mattywig Newbie

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    Thanks for the advice.

    I'm already doing all that for the main videos I'm SEOing for my various KWs (having all the on-page factors down, sent high-retention views/likes, plus gigs for bookmarks, social signals, SEnuke, web 2.0, comments, etc).

    However, paying for all this for multiple videos targeting the same KW is what I'm trying to avoid.

    I'll do all this for the main video that I'm SEOing for a KW. My question is if I can upload additional videos for the same KW to get them to show up in the "related videos" sections easily, and if so, which on-page factors are most conducive to get them to do so?
     
  5. genieagarwal

    genieagarwal Newbie

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    anyone else? I'm new to making videos too.. would like to have some advice on how to earn good regularly from the videos. Currently both my cpc & ctr are low. I have good amount of visitors though.
     
  6. RushingWind

    RushingWind Elite Member

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    Do check the sticky threads from HaRRo and Nick Flame, they both contain a lot of info :D