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Youtube tags?. Is less more?.

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by Athletichunta, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. Athletichunta

    Athletichunta Junior Member

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    I updated over 100 videos tags with more tags and I didn't seem to get an increase in views on my channel. I do know that geotagging, Not something we can do anymore will skyrocket video views but adding the same tags in the tags sections instead of the description seems to not do anything, maybe even to a point where less tags may be better than more tags?.

    What my question is, how to tags really work in the tags section?. Do more tags now unrank your videoand actually hurt your channel?.
     
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  2. Jaytizel

    Jaytizel Regular Member

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    Maybe this will help you:
     
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  3. Athletichunta

    Athletichunta Junior Member

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    ive seen this video before. This didn't really explain why more tags didn't increase views. I had tested more tags. 10 new tags on 100 videos, 1000 total and This did not seem to help. So say add 10-15 thousand new tags to a total of 1000 videos and this does not increase views id then think there is something seriously up with the youtube tagging system. This is really all I'm trying to figure out. Does youtube rank videos better that have less tags?, does youtube unrank videos that have unrelated tags to the title?. Does youtube unrank videos with set default tags?. I have yet to figure this out.

    i do know if I added the tags to the description rather than the tags box id see a increase in views for sure but not when I actually add them to where tags are suppose to go, so the whole thing has me confused.
     
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    sethkimball Regular Member Premium Member

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    tags are not that important in the overal algo. title and description are much more important
     
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    Tags do not really help, that is why you see many people putting tags in their description
     
  6. Athletichunta

    Athletichunta Junior Member

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    I updated about 3000 videos with All new maxed out brand new tags today. These were related tags and a better combination. I still am getting pretty much identical amount of views sense yesterday With no increase or decrease. This is one of the most bizarre things I had ever seen. Do tag REALLY do absolutely nothing?. I mean It SERIOUSLY looks like it from my end.

    Is there any other methods of raising video views using a mass edit that anyone could sugest?. I imagine if I Ad even 1 tag to 3000 different videos to the description that actually have an effect. I had done geotagging in the past.
     
  7. MayhemMarketing007

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    If YouTube is like blogs, then using to many tags can make Google see the content as spam. You'll want to focus on the top 5 or 7 tags that relate to your content.
     
  8. Athletichunta

    Athletichunta Junior Member

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    Are you sure mavhem. Because if I do this and do not see any increase or decrease in my views wouldn't that prove you wrong?
     
  9. Athletichunta

    Athletichunta Junior Member

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    So 7 tags instead of 15 will increase my views?
     
  10. Athletichunta

    Athletichunta Junior Member

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    I'm sorry . I miss-read your comment. It's a good theory tho. Id love to go to ask the CEO of youtube WTF. I wonder what their response would be.
     
  11. MayhemMarketing007

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    It might prove that I am wrong, yes. It is just a theory based on research that I have done on SEO. Whatever really works for you is what works; everything that we read is just theory until proven to work for us.
     
  12. fxmas

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    Also i will chip in on this, try and add your tags in your description this will make your content seem less spammy and more relevant to your tags which may work in your favor.