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Handy Tool to Inspect Video Tags

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by abajan, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. abajan

    abajan Newbie

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    Have you ever checked the tags a YouTube video by viewing the page source and searching for the keywords line, only to be frustrated because not all of the tags are shown? Normally, when there are lots of tags, only about the first five or so can be seen in the page source (depending on the length of the tags), with the last one being partially displayed and followed by an ellipsis, indicating that there are other tags but they're hidden. For instance, out of curiosity, I was wondering what tags were being used in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwfUj84Qc-Y about (ironically) using tags effectively, and here's what I saw in the page source at the end of the keywords line:

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    There are probably many ways to see the other tags but just minutes ago, I discovered a very useful tool called BetterWayToWeb (http://www.betterwaytoweb.com/tag-generator-for-youtube) that shows all of the tags (albeit, in reverse order).

    As explained at the site, the tool can also be used to generate popular YouTube tags for specified keywords.

    A simple but powerful tool, in my opinion.
     
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    namsea Registered Member

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    useful, tks
     
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    notmydayjob Newbie

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    works great. thanks
     
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    You registered on friday and the first thing you do is advertise your fake site....
     
  5. abajan

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    Excuse me but what on earth are you talking about? Who told you that's my site? I simply found a tool that helped me easily see what tags were being used in videos and thought I would share it with this community. Is there a rule against that here? Do enlighten me.

    Anyway, upon further investigation, it turns out that such tools aren't necessary. I thought there was only one instance of keywords in the page source of a YouTube video, but there are actually two. As explained in the video below, all of the tags can be found after the second one. The video also mentions a Chrome plugin but I try not to add too many of those to my browsers because they tend to slow them down.