Having a Youtube channel is great and it allows you to share your thoughts are just about anything by posting videos. However, many of these videos never get viewed simply because they don’t show up in the Youtube search engine. I’ll give you 5 tips that you must do in order to get your video ranking in the Youtube search engine.
Choose the Right Keyword Phrase
In order for users to find your video you’ll need to know what they’ll be searching for. Picking a good keyword phrase is important simply because if no one searches for the keyword you have chosen then no one will watch your video. Type a few of the phrases you think will do well and see if the search box populates with suggestions. Consider these for your keyword phrases.
The Name of Your Video File Should Include Your Keyword Phrase
When saving the video file that you will upload to Youtube be sure to save it with the filename as the keyword phrase you are targeting. If your video is already uploaded you may consider uploading the video again with the new filename.
Place the Keyword Phrase in Title, Description, and Tags Area
Adding in your keyword phrase to the title, description, and tags fields are important. This is one way that Youtube determines what your video is about. For the description field make sure you write a clear description with the first sentence including the keyword phrase. Typically the first sentence will be shown to searchers as the description of the video. Also only 5 lines of text are shown unless a user clicks the expand button on Youtube. Try to grab attention with this first sentence to get more clicks.
Promote Your Video with Social Shares
If you have a Twitter or Facebook account be sure to share your new video with your followers. Sharing the video with the followers and then having them share it can really help a video go viral. Plus, these views will help your site rank better since Youtube will give it more importance.
Grab Your Audiences Attention Fast
This is one Youtube tip that almost no one does. A user on youtube has a very short attention span. You need to grab their attention in the first ten seconds of the video in order to retain that viewer. The higher the retention rate for your videos the better your video will rank. So state what you video is about upfront so capture your audience and keep them watching.
These 5 tips can help you rank your video on Youtube search better. Make sure you follow these tips on your next video for more views.