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SEO Analysis Tool for YouTube Search Engine

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by blackma, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. blackma

    blackma Power Member

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    As we all know YouTube search engine is the second largest search in the universe but I have not been able to locate a tool that lets you analyse the YouTube rankings for any given keyword.

    It would be nice to be able to have software similar to Traffic Travis that would allow you to analyse your competition (if any :p) and kill them in the rankings.

    I have to do this manually using site explorer and SEOMoz tools *sigh*


    Just saying....
     
  2. kazhkaz

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    But does it use the same ranking algorithm?
    Do backlinks matter on youtube?
     
  3. blackma

    blackma Power Member

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    @kazhkaz Good Point. I am sure that the G's ranking algorithm and YouTube's ranking algoritm fit the same purpose meaning that the most "relevant" videos/pages show up for a particular keyword search query.

    If you think of a YouTube video page like any other webpage it has a title tag (title of the video), a body of text (description box) and meta tags (video tags). These have to play a big part in the way YT ranks videos. As for the importance of backlinks in YT ranking, I am not so sure. It may help the video show up on a Google search but I am not sure about a YT search.

    I think the amount of time users spend watching the video helps YT assess a videos relevance for any given keyword and they adjust the rankings to suit.

    Point is no search algorithm is perfect. What I think is relevant for a keyword may differ from the next person's idea.


    All I would want from a tool like I mentioned originally was some data such as no. of backlinks, keyword in title or not,

    keyword density in description, keyword in video/channel tags or not.

    Also stuff like how many times it has been favourited, liked/disliked & shared on Facebook/Twitter/bookmark site?

    How many times it has been embedded and where?

    How many comments it has?

    When it was uploaded?

    Amount of subscribers channel has?

    Playlist additions, if any?


    And all the "Significant discovery events" and "Audiences" info that can be found when you access the drop down menu under the video.


    If you had a tool that could do all this then an IM could use this to anlayse his comp for a whole host of keywords and after time the user will have a better understanding of how videos get ranked on youtube.


    Would be nice if the top 10 results were listed in the manner in which Traffic Travis lists webpages after they have been analysed.
     
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    No, (although it's owned by the same company), it's a search engine in it's own right.
    Yes, but more importantly, it has its own internal linking system.

    Well, you could start by looking at the YT keyword tool (if you haven't already)
    Just do a G search for: you tube keyword tool
    (first link in the list).
     
  5. blackma

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    I have used the YT Keyword Tool. It does provide me with good tag ideas aswell as the Google Adwords tool. It's not as complete as the Adwords tool.