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Youtube SEO - How to Rank #1

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by blazingrift, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. blazingrift

    blazingrift Newbie

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    So you're looking to Rank Page #1 on YouTube results with your video?

    Here are the main things YouTube looks at in order of importance (top to bottom)

    Title -
    Including your keywords will help you rank significantly higher than anything else
    this is kind of obvious you're not going to rank high for a golfing video if your title is about call of duty xD


    Total views -
    Pretty self explanatory.. more views = high ranking (generally)


    Recent views -
    If the video got 1 million views a year ago and only gains a few views a day
    it will rank worse than a video that got a million views a year ago but is still gaining 10,000 views a day

    Description -
    Make sure to include all your keywords in the top 3 lines of the description as this is where YouTube
    will look after title


    Tags -
    Make sure to contain all your tags and any that you believe are relevant. BUT be careful do NOT spam your tags
    with unrelated keywords youtube will pick up on this and then dismiss ALL of your tags worsening your videos SEO.


    Number of video embeds on external websites -
    Kind of obvious the more external sites embedding your video
    the higher your video will rank.


    Number of links to the video from external websites -
    Same again here really apart from its just a link not an embed.


    Age -
    older is better, unless it is a trending topic


    Total channel views where the video was uploaded -
    Having a channel with other successful videos will show YouTube you have consistent
    good content the higher the better again.


    Note: Youtube Recently changed its ranking algorithms so that the longer the viewers watch your video (audience retention)
    the better the video will rank.

    Example - a video with 1 million views (10% audience retention) will not necessarily rank higher than a video with 500,000 views but with 80% audience retention.

    I hope this was useful
    Thanks
    blazingrift

    P.S. If any of you found this useful and would like to help me out please
    subscribe to my youtube account :) > goo . gl/6WCDY
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2013
  2. slish480

    slish480 Registered Member

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    Thank you this is very helpfull, simple but i think will work.
     
  3. PinguSpy

    PinguSpy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Thanks... nice info btw...
     
  4. NegroHat

    NegroHat Newbie

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    I have found that having a short (3-5 seconds) intro to the video keeps people watching a few seconds longer, giving you better ranking on YT.

    One of the best is to use a short countdown video like this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FPHTo5V2BQ
     
  5. blazingrift

    blazingrift Newbie

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    I believe its highly advised to show a 5-10 second extract of a really funny/amazing part of your video at the beginning to keep viewers watching :)
     
  6. trustedfire9

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    for more info download the guide i shared ...
     
  7. hoffman12

    hoffman12 Newbie

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    It is a really helpful information for me. Thanks
     
  8. blazingrift

    blazingrift Newbie

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    No problem glad I could help out :D!