How Many Tags for a YouTube Video?

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Hi,

I've got a number of videos on youtube all with around 10 keyword tags per video. All of the tags are definitely relevant to the video and I include keywords that are common and relate to the playlist (4 out of the 10 keywords).

I've heard some people say recently though it's better to go after maybe just one main tag?

What are your thoughts as I was wanting to do maybe do some experimenting?

However, seems like a double edged sword...because if you have more related tags your videos can also show up as related..


let me know.

Thx!
#search engine optimization #tags #video #youtube
  • Profile picture of the author sovereignn
    I always do as many as I can think of
  • Profile picture of the author faysal969
    Choose some good tags for your video. Quality of tags are more important than quantity. I prefer to use 3 to 7 tags for my videos.
    • Profile picture of the author mickyjohn
      Just choose the tags which are relevant to your video which you are going to upload in your channel. Don't put excessive tags because doing such as you are spamming.
  • Profile picture of the author lissya212
    You really cannot have too many you can only put about 30 or 40
    If u put as many as u think u need it will Cut it if there are too many so watch out!
  • Profile picture of the author webinventaekhlas
    Depends on you. But 2-5 is better.
  • Profile picture of the author Stuart william
    You can use 5-6 relevant tags, don't go for too much choose keywords according to your video
  • Profile picture of the author Jayy
    Title = Has The Main Keyword in it.
    Description = Go After the Main Keyword and another Keyword
    Tags = Main keyword FIRST, Then put as many tags in as possible - it's stupid not too.

    Also, in the description after you have written it, write *Ignore Tags* and then under that, put in a load more keywords like this :

    *Ignore Tags*
    Make money
    how to make money
    make money easily
    make money blogging
    etc
    etc

    I do this with all the videos, I end up getting a lot of traffic from google and the related youtube video section.

    Also submit to social bookmarking sites, most of my videos have got about 15,000 views from social bookmarking alone.

    Also after a while, check the analytics of the video are see your highest traffic source and if you can try to get even more from it
    • Profile picture of the author Tropic
      Originally Posted by Jayy View Post

      Title = Has The Main Keyword in it.
      Description = Go After the Main Keyword and another Keyword
      Tags = Main keyword FIRST, Then put as many tags in as possible - it's stupid not too.

      Also, in the description after you have written it, write *Ignore Tags* and then under that, put in a load more keywords like this :

      *Ignore Tags*
      Make money
      how to make money
      make money easily
      make money blogging
      etc
      etc

      I do this with all the videos, I end up getting a lot of traffic from google and the related youtube video section.

      Also submit to social bookmarking sites, most of my videos have got about 15,000 views from social bookmarking alone.

      Also after a while, check the analytics of the video are see your highest traffic source and if you can try to get even more from it
      can you explain why the *ignore tags* in the description works, this is interesting to me.

      Thanks J
  • Profile picture of the author adam337
    Use as many as it goes with your video. The tag limit is 500 characters.
  • Profile picture of the author Tropic
    no html allowed in description, so no anchor text worries (?)

    but what if your link in the description points to example..com / keyword

    will this help you rank vids for your keyword or does it not matter

    title, tags, keyword in descriptions, link, views, likes, comments, shares

    what really IS most important here to google/youtube????

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