Don't want comptitors to copy me.

by 9999
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I own a offline photography & videography company. We offer wedding photography & videography, business photography & videography and video marketing.

I am making a new company website, I am making this site very interactive in the way of video(once it goes live, alot of local photographers/videographers will be checking it out). I am utilizing youtube for embedding videos.

On-page website SEO, my competitors can see this and try to copy it. Here is my worry, when I embed video on my site through youtube everyone can see the SEO's Title and SEO'd Description box (if they click on the title). Is there any way that I can hide the Youtube Title on my website so people cannot click on it?

I used to use Vimeo but for the rankings factor I like Youtube. I am going after alot of low competition keywords so I don't want my competitors to catch onto what I am doing (although they may, I want to delay them as much as possible).

Thanks
#comptitors #copy
  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    Look, I wouldn't worry about that. Any marketer can figure out in less than 10 minutes exactly what keywords they need to use, and do the same thing. WITHOUT stealing your titles. There is nothing secretive about SEO titles at all.

    Thats why I just optimize my videos well, then my real secret is my backlinking and how I promote my videos. Which competitors could try copying, but it would take forever without knowing the people I use.

    I just would NOT worry about something like that. Its common knowledge in the marketing world afaic.
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    • Profile picture of the author 9999
      I am not worried about the marketing people copying me. I am worried about the local photographers and videograhers trying to copy me. They don't know how to rank videos and photo slideshows and I don't want to put the idea in their head.

      That is the reason I want to try to hide the Title of the videos.
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  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    I'll be honest but I don't think there is a way. Only thing I could think of is using another site like daily motion with non SEO'd titles.

    Then embed those. But if you're using youtube, I do not believe there is a way to hide the titles. Maybe other people might know better...
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  • Profile picture of the author vndnbrgj
    Having the videos on your site, can help with its rankings.

    But, if you are worried about the titles, you can host the videos somewhere else.
    Like Amazon S3 and then embed them.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    I just dont worry about competition at all myself. Keep moving forward and keep your eyes on your own prize, make your goals and hit them, and dont worry about others piece of the pie. Focus on what YOU want, and consistently get THAT.

    Focus on what you are getting, not what you are missing, and get what you want.
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    • Profile picture of the author 9999
      I just dont worry about competition at all myself. Keep moving forward and keep your eyes on your own prize, make your goals and hit them, and dont worry about others piece of the pie. Focus on what YOU want, and consistently get THAT.

      Focus on what you are getting, not what you are missing, and get what you want.
      Thanks for the reminder and just to take action! Right before I refreshed this post, I was thinking that even if they try to copy me, they don't know what I know so don't stress about it. Over analyzing this can be your own worst enemy. Full steam ahead now.
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      • Profile picture of the author John Durham
        Originally Posted by 9999 View Post

        Thanks for the reminder and just to take action! Right before I refreshed this post, I was thinking that even if they try to copy me, they don't know what I know so don't stress about it. Over analyzing this can be your own worst enemy. Full steam ahead now.
        I use to have hot shot telemarketers in my business who would threaten me that if I fired them they would just go start a business because they knew how I did it. I always said "Go for it", because I knew they didnt even have an inkling... It takes more than a few details to be ME.... and it takes more than just your online presentation to be YOU!

        Ps. Those guys never did do what they threatened.
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        • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
          Originally Posted by John Durham View Post

          I use to have hot shot telemarketers in my business who would threaten me that if I fired them they would just go start a business because they knew how I did it. I always said "Go for it", because I knew they didnt even have an inkling... It takes more than a few details to be ME.... and it takes more than just your online presentation to be YOU!

          Ps. Those guys never did do what they threatened.
          That made me laugh out loud. I've had the exact same thing happen to me multiple times. Usually, it was because they wanted a raise or they felt cheated because another person got a raise. I always patted them on the back, wished them luck, and opened the door for them.

          And to the OP;

          You're starting to get the idea that your competitor won't figure it out, right?
          Every idea I've ever had, even online website linking, I've freely shared with competitors, even local ones.

          I couldn't get a competitor to copy my methods if I tried.
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    • Profile picture of the author The IM Factory
      Originally Posted by John Durham View Post

      I just dont worry about competition at all myself. Keep moving forward and keep your eyes on your own prize, make your goals and hit them, and dont worry about others piece of the pie. Focus on what YOU want, and consistently get THAT.

      Focus on what you are getting, not what you are missing, and get what you want.
      Well said John, A lot of people put more energy on the competition and everything around them than their own goal. Just concentrate on how to get more traffic for your site and the videos and concentrate on reaching your out your goal. By the time your competitor realizes to copy you, you already had a head start
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  • Profile picture of the author philboy uk
    Originally Posted by 9999 View Post

    I own a offline photography & videography company. We offer wedding photography & videography, business photography & videography and video marketing.

    I am making a new company website, I am making this site very interactive in the way of video(once it goes live, alot of local photographers/videographers will be checking it out). I am utilizing youtube for embedding videos.

    On-page website SEO, my competitors can see this and try to copy it. Here is my worry, when I embed video on my site through youtube everyone can see the SEO's Title and SEO'd Description box (if they click on the title). Is there any way that I can hide the Youtube Title on my website so people cannot click on it?

    I used to use Vimeo but for the rankings factor I like Youtube. I am going after alot of low competition keywords so I don't want my competitors to catch onto what I am doing (although they may, I want to delay them as much as possible).

    Thanks
    Marketers regularly share their marketing tactics because they know 99% of people will read the report, think,..... that's a great idea, and then move onto the next great idea.

    If your competition were that Internet savvy, there is no shortage of information out there, and there are plenty of photogapher's website they could reverse engineer, but in reality, this will rarely happen.

    It is a good idea to go after keywords with low competition, you can use those videos to pass on 'link juice' to videos with higher competition.
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  • Profile picture of the author sniger
    thanks OP, I'm new, but learning alot
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