Hey there, YouTube marketers. I've been into YouTube for some time now, and i'm here to share what i know about YouTube Ranking in the past, if you also have any suggestions, feel free to comment. The first thing you would want to do it make sure you have your keyword in every place of your video. The Tags If your niche is "free dating" then make sure to write it in the tags like this: The Title The title is also very important make sure you don't put to many keywords in your title, do NOT do it like this: The correct way to do this: Bonus: Sometimes i used a little trick to make the video more attractive by adding a symbol, example: The Description The description is used for ranking but it is also used to attract people to finish your video. Make sure all your keywords are in the description, example: Do NOT spam all your tags in the description, this will make you unprofessional. Backlinking I used to back-link my video's with social-bookmarks (i'm sure you can find plenty of cheap back-linkers at this forum). And this helped me A LOT I used to rank to the first place, just with the social book-markings (back-links). At this moment i am trying to rank with SEnukeX but i do not have the results yet so i'll update later. If you have all that, here is something else that can help you, that I've found recently: The video that ranked first at the time of my testing had the following statistics: 224,000 views 62 ratings (4 out of 5 rating out of 62 total ratings) 49 comments Favorited 566 times Been around since October of 2006 Well optimized title (used the target keywords in the title) Average description (I think it could have been more elaborate.) Descriptive tags 7100 channel views 236 subscribers 8 videos in channel (several had over 100,000 views) 17 inbound links to the video page Last logged in 11 months ago... (interesting) The video that ranked second had the following statistics: 24,233 views 11 ratings (4.5 out of 5 rating, but only out of 11 total ratings) 9 comments Favorited 35 times Been around since October of 2008 Well optimized title Thorough description (although it ends up sounding somewhat spammy near the end.) Descriptive tags 11,000 channel views 223 subscribers 20 videos in channel (all with decent views) 11 inbound links to the video itself Last logged in 2 days ago (ah, much more active) The video that ranked third had the following statistics: 16,137 views 6 ratings (3.5 rating, but only out of 6 total ratings) 10 comments Favorited 31 times Been around since June of 2008 Decent title, but not optimized for instruction... Average description (it could have been more descriptive and focus more on instruction) Only a few tags...and "swing" or "club" weren't part of the tags. 172,241 channel views 2099 subscribers 310 videos in channel (with varying levels of views and ratings) 8 inbound links Last logged in 10 hours ago (ah, even more active) Myths Wiki Back-links I heard somewhere that Wiki back-links are working very good now, for Youtube ranking, i will update when i know more about it! I hope this helps, and if you have any questions, or other working methods, or if i forgot something, please comment and i'll update my post.