How Important is it to have a keyword in your channel name

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by revanyo, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. revanyo

    revanyo Junior Member

    Sep 6, 2013
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    Hey guys quick question. I had been uploading several videos to my main channel that I've had for years. So in theory an aged account. The channel's name is just some name I though of along time ago and is not related to anything. The channel had videos about street fights, star craft 2, baseball, insurance, ect. So in no way an authority.

    Lately I began to make some top ten videos and even created a separate channel with "top ten" in the channel name. I have three top ten videos in my main channel and I made the choice to migrate them to the specific channel.

    Now here is where I am confused. I uploaded the video and assumed that it would rank bad because it would be brand new in a brand new channel. Not to mention I had one of the old videos ranked with a back-link gig I bought on fiverr. However every video that I uploaded out ranked the old counterpart instantly! And in most cases as the 2nd ranked video in youtube!

    Is this because the keyword "top ten" was in the video and channel title? Or can youtube already distinguish this channel as an authority?
  2. tahworld

    tahworld Regular Member

    Aug 16, 2013
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    I've seen it be favored before between 2 different channels, don't know after all the updates if it still that way.
  3. SPQR

    SPQR Elite Member

    May 15, 2013
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    If there are two channels with the same exact stats, but one has the keyword in the name; the channel with the keyword would outrank the latter.
  4. JackBies

    JackBies Newbie

    Jan 14, 2014
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    The best method I've seen to promote stuff on Youtube is to have one video on one channel. Doesn't matter what you're promoting competition is huge and someone can flag your video. You can create channel with the keyword you're targeting and it helps to specify your message not sure about rank.