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Having the same tags on a YouTube Video series?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Sibby, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. Sibby

    Sibby Newbie

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    Hey guys, i've been lurking for a while now and have been trying to get my videos rank on YouTube. Followed some advice on Keywords, description and tags. I was wondering though, let's say you're doing a Video walkthrough for a game. Is it a mistake to have the same tags on each video or is it fine? I mean will it affect the ranking? The only thing i change from video to video is the Part Number e.g "Let's play Super Mario Part 1" and some text within quotes to describe the mission level e.g "Let's Play - Super Mario "World 1-1" - Part 1"

    Any help is appreciated! :D
     
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    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Sibby,

    I'm sure there are probably tons of videos that have the same tags on youtube. I doubt it will have any kind of negative impact.

    If you want the videos to rank well you need to get them viewed, shared and linked to a lot. Then they will be seen as more authoritative.

    Best,

    Shawn
     
  3. Sibby

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    Good to know!

    Thanks ;)
     
  4. dubious

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    I can verify that for Walkthrough's like Let's Plays it has no negative impact. You might want to reuse the same 5 tags for each video in the series and may actually benefit if you have them in a playlist.

    Additional tip for walkthroughs: if you are creating a video series, don't forgot to grab the RSS feed Youtube spits out for a playlist and submit them or convert them into content via a CMS and rank those lightly. Killer way to rank, not to mention that embedded videos are golden for visibility purposes.
     
  5. Sibby

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    Ooo. I do in fact create playlists for my series, where do i grab the RSS feed from and where would i submit it? At the moment i have my twitter to post to and i've also started my tumblr account back up again where i embed each video i release. Not sure what else to do. Of course i want to keep it as legit as possible :)
     
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    Sure, via youtube API documentation here is where you can get the RSS feed of a playlist.

    Code:
    https://developers.google.com/youtube/2.0/developers_guide_protocol_playlists#Retrieving_a_playlist
    The end of a playlist url would look like as follows:

    gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/playlists/XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX?v=2

    ^ The part in bold is your playlist id.

    Now, to get this playlist ID, you need to find your playlist url on YouTube which would be something like this.

    youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    *If you see a PL at the beginning, ignore it.

    There's some transition with YouTube at the movement in which you'll see some differences with Playlist ids that may be more than 16 characters long, but the main benefit of Youtube feeds is that you can submit it all over the place and get legitimate embedding of your content all over the web contextually. it's all legit and very powerful if you are careful about.
     
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