How to Get More Views on Youtube Videos
Youtube is the second largest search engine on this planet. There are hundred and thousand of videos you will find on every topic. But to rank your video on the first page of the search engine result page and get more views, you need some best SEO techniques.
One thing I must clear in the beginning that success does not come overnight. But following the steps that I am going to discuss will bring you great success to get more views on your youtube videos.
If you are on old youtube creator or newbie, If you want to earn or doing marketing of your business on youtube. This guide will help you a lot to achieve your goals.
Title of The Video:
The first thing, you have to go for optimization is to make use of keywords in the title of the youtube video.
The title of the video reflects what will be in the video and what the video is all about. So it’s necessary to use the target keywords in the title of the video.
The easy way to get keyword suggestion is to make use of Google and youtube auto complete feature.
Let suppose you have created video regarding WordPress Installation and wanted to rank and get more views for the video then have a search on both Google and youtube like type “ Install WordPress.” Google and Youtube will suggest you the related search queries. You can type “How to install WordPress” or “Wordpress installation, ” and Google and youtube will suggest your further search queries with its auto complete feature.
After making a list of keywords, try to use them in the title which is important to rank high on the search result page for a particular keyword. This way you will get more views when your video is on the first page of search result.
Description of Video:
As we all know that search engine love text and they don’t understand audio or video. So it is important to write a few line brief description of the video which tells the audience that what this video is all about.
Try to write a description of about 200 to 250 words.
It is essential for the SEO of the video to make use of the target keyword in the description and also try to use the synonyms of the keywords as well.
Tags For the Video:
It is also important to use your target keywords in the video tags. Do not repeat keyword again and again. Try to use the synonyms of keywords as well.
I would suggest a chrome extension, i.e., vidiq vision, that will help you to view your competitor video detail information. So on each video, you can see what the tags the next person is using in his videos, and you can get a benefit of that.
Naming your video file before upload:
As I have mentioned earlier that search engines don’t understand images and video. They can only understand the text. So, it is important that we name our video file by using the target keywords before video upload.
This help search engines to better rank your video for targeted keywords because Youtube doesn’t know the content inside your video. The filename will tell about the content inside the video. So make sure to use SEO friendly name of the video file before uploading your video to Youtube.
Use Custom Thumbnails:
Youtube automatically generate three thumbnails from your video as you upload it. But often these thumbnails don’t tell a lot about what is the content all about.
Having a custom and meaningful thumbnail will drastically increase CTR (Click Through Rate) and will result in high rankings.
Make the thumbnail catchy to eyes that attract the viewers. This also increase audience curiosity to make them view video content.
Playlist is one of the great youtube features to combine all your related video under one umbrella. The key point in using playlists is that when a viewer play a video so right after the video finish, next video will automatically start playing. This way viewers view more of your videos.
So, It is excellent to make use of playlist because playlist shows up in the search result when people are searching on Google or Bing. This also helps the audience to find the related videos quickly, and as a result, you will get more views on videos as well.
Use Annotations across videos:
Annotations are the small text bubbles that appear when some one is watching your video. We can tell the viewers through these text bubbles to like our video or subscribe our channel.
These annotations also help us to link one video to another or even to a playlist. This makes the audience to watch more of our videos and get more views.
Share Your Videos on Social Networks:
It’s necessary to share your youtube video on the primary social network like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and, Pinterest, etc. to get more views on your youtube videos.
This way you can let more people know about your youtube channel and videos. The more people know about your videos, the more views you will get on your videos.
Small tasks add up and go a long way on youtube. Create a high quality of video that contains useful content. The video must be not too long neither too short.
Try to follow these tips while uploading your video to your youtube channel. And I am sure you will definitely get lots of views on your videos.