Of course, there are other video portals like MyVideo, Clipfish, Vimeo, etc. besides Youtube. Due to the dominant supremacy of Youtube, I would like to limit myself to the specific mechanisms for this network. As an example to serve the current image video of our Internet agency that we set a few weeks ago on our Youtube channel. Of course, along with the appropriate video SEO.
Edit videos for the SEO
You can easily edit your videos in your Video Manager. Once you’re logged in to Youtube, you’ll find the link to the Video Manager to the left of the dashboard. SEO Video Search Engine Optimization Youtube Video ManagerIn the right overview you can now see all uploaded videos, which you can optimize with the “Edit” button.
It starts with the title
SEO video search engine optimization Youtube search function
The search function of Youtube with Title and Description
The title of the video on Youtube works much like the page title of a website. In a nutshell, it should truthfully be what the user expects in your video. In the few characters that are available to you, of course, you should also place your most important keywords. For Youtube, these keywords have a high priority within the title. Also, the users orient themselves in their search for exciting videos, especially on the title. That’s why it should be as short, handy and easy to understand.
Stay with the truth!
A title with keywords from the red light area will certainly help you to get good click-through rates. After only a few seconds, the user will leave your video, and this negative user experience leads to a bad rating by the search engine, so Youtube. So stay with the truth and do not promise your subscribers any content that you can not deliver!
SEO video search engine optimization Youtube description
The story or description directly below the video
With the traditional SEO for Web projects, the description plays in the Metadata only a subordinate role. With it, users should be motivated to click on their search results on Google. With the Youtube SEO, this text adds another meaning: Youtube can make your video very difficult to read content automatically. Google is more comfortable with excellent web projects, so it does not need a separate description anymore. Youtube uses this description to gain more information about the content of your video.
Use the description for a detailed content reproduction!
Accordingly, you should use the description to place more keywords or to repeat the keywords from the title.
In the visible area below the video, however, only the first 3-4 lines remain!
Therefore always enter relevant information such as the web address of your homepage within these first lines. Also, you can insert your contact information in the Youtube video description. While this does not affect Youtube search engine optimization, it does help your prospects reach you after watching the video.
Subtitle (transcript) for the Youtube SEO
SEO video search engine optimization Youtube transcript
The automated speech recognition – using the transcript function for the SEO
The tools for speech recognition are now well developed and of course, are used extensively by Youtube. You can find the transcript function as a “subtitle” in your Video Manager. Youtube generates an automatic subtitle for each video. This is intended for people with impaired hearing, but can also be used well for your video SEO purposes. Also, the automatically generated subtitle is often very flawed.
Always check the automatic subtitle of your videos!
In the Video Manager, you can create your new subtitle. Directly edit the existing caption and save it. It is automatically placed as a new version next to the already existing subtitles on Youtube. The unique feature of the Youtube transcript is the division of the text passages into individual time frames of your video. Of course, you can not press the entire text in just 4 seconds. Instead, you should be guided by the existing schedule and optimize only the specific terms and replace if possible by keywords or supplement.