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TAGS - DESCRIPTION whats the diffrence?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by ephox, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. ephox

    ephox Registered Member

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    Is there a difference between putting the tags into description or putting them while the upload in the tag-field?
     
  2. oldwhitehat

    oldwhitehat Registered Member

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    Not sure I get what you are asking. Are you asking the difference between description versus tags or something else? Description is just text (with potential links) which describes the video. Tags are clickable words and phrases which describe the video. Descriptions usually are complete sentences. Tags are just words, names, places, etc. You should use both.

    Description: This is a funny scene from Office Space where Milton threatens to burn down the building if he doesn't get his red stapler back.
    Tags: Office Space, Milton, red stapler, pyro, funny, comedy

    Sorry if you knew this already. I wasn't sure and was trying to be helpful! :)
     
  3. uprfam4

    uprfam4 Junior Member

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    I'm not exactly sure what you're asking..
    The description holds more weight in the SERPs. It's not advisable to just paste your tags into the description of a video as this will have a negative SEO effect on your video. Put your keywords into paragraphs so that they flow and then use that as the description. Don't use too many tags, just your main keyword and a supporting keyword. I also like to add the channel name in.
     
  4. ephox

    ephox Registered Member

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    Thank you for your reply! :)

    I want to know what's the difference in putting Tags like Office Space, Milton, red stapler, pyro, funny, comedy in the description or putting the tags in the "tag-field". Some people are putting their tags in the description. Others not.

    So is there a difference in ranking?

    Sould i better put my tags in the description or "tag-field"?
     
  5. crm023

    crm023 BANNED BANNED

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    I guess you target more with your tags.
     
  6. oldwhitehat

    oldwhitehat Registered Member

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    I'm not sure about ranking to be honest but I would think putting your tags in the description might be seen as more spammy since they might expect a proper description. I would use each for what they are intended for - tags in tags and description in description.

    But there could be a reason people are doing that such as the description counts more or if the tags aren't being indexed.
     
  7. leetchart

    leetchart Regular Member

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    If you put tags on the description it will look more like a spam. Write on the description only if you have reached the maximum of characters in tags section.
    Also make test if this will harm your ranking.
     
  8. jacobpov

    jacobpov Junior Member Premium Member

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    Don't know about you but putting tags in the description doesn't prove to be effective on my end .
     
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  9. xuura

    xuura Newbie

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    Tags are so good, but when you Up your videos, try to use the name of him on extension.

    Example: Your video nick is: "My friend kidding"
    In the video extensio, you put the name: My_friend_Kidding.mp4
    And Tag you use how your taste.
     
  10. seosoldier

    seosoldier Regular Member

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    Put tags in Tags Section and Description in the description just like you put water in bottle and food in tiffin.