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Is it too late for seo on YT channel?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by jjgg89, May 21, 2016.

  1. jjgg89

    jjgg89 Regular Member

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    Hey everyone, I was wondering can you redo the seo on your old videos to get them ranked?
    For Example.

    I started youtube 2008,
    I have 250+ videos
    can i go back to those old videos, change the title, the descripton, and tags, keywords etc
    to make them rank?
    or you can't do that for old videos?
    is it better to just delete them and make new ones or what?
    is it too late to rank older videos or no they can be salvaged?

    any experience or advice would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Dagreyon

    Dagreyon Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You shouldn't have an issue changing the title etc and getting the video to rank. If it doesn't work at first, just keep tweaking until it does, the YT ranking also can be very weird sometimes.
     
  3. belarminito11

    belarminito11 Junior Member

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    It's obviously not too late but is the quality enough for high audience retention (that's more important than correct SEO).
     
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    redarrow Elite Member

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    If you add somethink to the beging of the old video then youtube will see ut as a new uploaded video.
     
  5. belarminito11

    belarminito11 Junior Member

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    I don't think he's interested in re-uploading, and you can't edit really old videos on the editor.
     
  6. jjgg89

    jjgg89 Regular Member

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    @Dagreyon
    any good tips or what should I look for when tweaking the sea?
    @belarminito11
    i have a 59% average retention rate on my videos is that decent? If not whats a average good retention rate?
    Also do you think it would be good to buy a few likes or views to get the video going?

    And @redarrow if i change the title, and tags will youtube see it as a new video and get it infant of the keywords i put?
     
  7. jjgg89

    jjgg89 Regular Member

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    no no i don't want to reupload, i want to re-do seo on older videos to get them ranked or to get them in front of new viewers,
    i was concerned about if they would even be seen at all even if i change the seo on them.
     
  8. Dagreyon

    Dagreyon Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Honestly, I'd change it to your desired title (assuming its relevant), tags and description, then send some HR views to it, backlinks and likes and you should then be golden. The views, links and likes may not be necessary but it could help if it doesn't rank naturally after changing the title. It all depends on the niche, competition etc, there's so many variables and its hard to say without knowing the specific niche and competition.
     
  9. jjgg89

    jjgg89 Regular Member

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    Do you know how i can find out what keywords i should be looking into or how to find which ones are popular among my niche?

    I can tell you its a blog comedy sketch rant type of channel niche
     
  10. Dagreyon

    Dagreyon Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Try google keyword planner, which will allow you to type in a generic keyword or something more specific and then will suggest other similar ones. Or you can use google trends to see what is trending around your niche.
     
  11. jjgg89

    jjgg89 Regular Member

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    Hmm thanks dag! Anything else you can teach me would be greatly appreciated also!
    btw do you own a youtube channel too?
    like a personal one, or do you have a BHW channel?

    I remember keeping track of some you tubers who only had around 30k-50k subs and there videos would only get like 3-5k views and then one day all of a sudden their subs and views sky rocketed! Idk if they were bought or not but this usually happens after they join a youtube network. Like they all of a sudden became famous after joining. Reason for me believing they were bought is because before that they were struggling to get even 1k subs a month and 50-60k views a month! and then boom! 1mil views a month etc.
    Ive been working on videos and stuff organically for years but i can't seem to find the answer so i decided to ask here for some things i might not know either bhw method or whw methods.

    anything from any one would be appreciated =]
     
  12. belarminito11

    belarminito11 Junior Member

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    @jjgg89 59% is actually quite good (unless they're 20-30 seconds videos). I would't buy likes, as they don't affect SEO directly, but increases trust of viewer. Would get around 1 like per 10 views and once the videos are into the hundreds, one per 100 views. Don't purchase views unless you can control the watch time, which should be random between a 50-70% of the video length (similar to your audience retention avg).
     
  13. jjgg89

    jjgg89 Regular Member

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    Most of my videos are 3-8 mins long, average is 4-5 mins. any tips on seo? like keywords or tags?
    oh and my initial question, of editing the titles and tags and description of older videos to make them rank, is that possible?
     
  14. belarminito11

    belarminito11 Junior Member

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    Most important keywords at the top of the video description, and also in title and tags area. On the description try to explain the title but using other words (with similar meaning).

    It's possible to rank older videos, do you know if they already rank (analytics -> traffic sources -> search)? Without taking a look at your analytics, it's kind of hard.
     
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    Actually, you can edit old video, But you should analytics keyword, tag, title before edit old video. I was edited many old video, and still rank well .The important things if you know how to group some hot keyword in your video .
     
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    I don't know how to search if they rank or not, can you give me a little more detailed guide on how to check if they r ranked plz?
     
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    How do you know which keywords are hot?
     
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    250 Videos its really Big. Just Move towards & Do SEO.
     
  19. jjgg89

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    Any tips or suggestions on how i can get started or improve?
    What is your SEO procedure when you post a video or content?
     
  20. belarminito11

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    I already told you how to check: go to analytics -> traffic sources -> search. There isn't a key to success, but trying different things. Start uploading or editing the metadata and use the search tool here on BHW, there are lots of guides and answers already answered.