Is it possible to get a video ranked for a local keyword?

by marc.v
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Lets say I want to get a video on the first page of google for the keyword "idaho lawn care". Assume competition is "high" according to google keyword tool. All the websites on the front page are well aged and have lots of lots of quality backlinks.

And there is no video result.

Would it be possible to rank a video on the first page for that keyword?
What's that process like? Estimated time before you might see it rank?

If anyone could steer me in the right direction I'd appreciate it.
Thanks.
#keyword #local #ranked #video
  • Profile picture of the author ellieh
    Yeah its possible, I have done this for many local keywords, videos are far easier to rank than websites and if a video gets canned it is easier to upload another and then just blast its way to the top again.
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    • Profile picture of the author marc.v
      Originally Posted by ellieh View Post

      Yeah its possible, I have done this for many local keywords, videos are far easier to rank than websites and if a video gets canned it is easier to upload another and then just blast its way to the top again.
      Care to elaborate?

      If it's so easy, I don't see why none of the people in the niche I'm looking into have a video up.
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      • Profile picture of the author ellieh
        Originally Posted by marc.v View Post

        Care to elaborate?

        If it's so easy, I don't see why none of the people in the niche I'm looking into have a video up.
        It depends on the niche, sometimes video doesnt work to get views as the subject might not call for a video so not many people click on it. We mainly use video as like a TV commercial for our clients, a video is made promoting their service the same way you would see it on Television. That has had the best response so far. Video marketing is just another way to get traffic to sites, its just a lot easier to rank than a normal site and you don't put the site in jeopardy when it comes to updates. Also after a couple of months most of these videos have a PR3+ status which is a nice link to get.
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    • Profile picture of the author MadLion
      Originally Posted by ellieh View Post

      Yeah its possible, I have done this for many local keywords, videos are far easier to rank than websites and if a video gets canned it is easier to upload another and then just blast its way to the top again.
      Bump:
      and they rank fast as ship too.
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  • Profile picture of the author marc.v
    Very interesting. Can you guys recommend a WSO?
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  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    Guys you do not need a WSO for stuff like this. Its easy. Follow this model.
    First optimize title, description and tags. TRY to put keyword in the title twice written in 2 different ways.

    Put same keyword as first word/phrase in description. Then use this site to find more associated keywords:

    Keyword suggestion tool — Google suggest scraper — Übersuggest


    Keyword stuff the video. You can also use googles keyword tool to find more related words.
    Get all your main keywords in the tags.
    There are additional ways to get keywords in it like annotations and comments. But I don't do that unless I really need to.

    THEN

    Backlink the video here:

    IMTalk.org - IMT Website Submitter

    And here:

    http://backlinks.auto-im.com/freepack/free.php

    For keywords that are more competitive (over 3-5,000 local searches) you will want to pick up scrapebox which is what I use:

    ScrapeBox – Harvest, Check, Ping, Post

    ORRR You can get backlinks on fiver. For youtube it doesn't matter. You probably don't even need scrapebox or fiver for backlinks. But I use scrapebox and it definitely helps for more competitive keywords. If you have your own backlinking technique, try it out. I still use fiver however for the social love factor.

    This is to guarantee your ranking.
    Order this fiver gig:

    Djlobo will deliver 20000 slow real human youtube views and 200+ likes and 30 custom comments and 100+ subscribers and 50+ favorites to your videos for $5, only on fiverr.com

    Before I found that gig on WF I was using a smaller 1,000 view gig. It still worked, but the above gig puts all fiver gigs to shame.

    Heres are 1 of my videos:



    This is actually the first video that I haven't hit position 1 with on youtube. I noticed my competitor was using a location cloud, so stole his cloud and added it to my video, ALONG with my list of keywords. In another couple days that video will hit position 1 on youtube.

    Here are some things to keep in mind now.

    You can NOT rank every video on page 1 of google. This is common sense. That video I linked above, can NOT be ranked on page 1 of google. At the most it can ranked on page 3. If you are targeting a keyword with the state in it, you will almost NEVER rank on page 1.

    Like "carpet cleaning nj". See any videos on page 1 for that keyword? No! This is because of googles dual algorithm.

    On the other hand, ranking a video like that number 1 on youtube, can get you calls right off youtube. Always be sure to link your site under the phone number.

    NOW. Videos that CAN be ranked on page 1 of google would be like "carpet cleaning middletown nj". All I did was add a town to my keyword. HOWEVER, even a keyword like that, you won't hit position 1 with. But trust me, you will still get calls if you set a good thumbnail and have a professional video.

    By "professional" I don't mean fancy either. Look at my video, its not fancy at all. Its just personal, informative, and gets the job done. You're not trying to sell people, you're just trying to get them to raise their hand.

    Anyway, hope this helps.

    -Red

    ps. Out of respect, please leave my niche alone.
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  • Profile picture of the author linkmetro
    Red,

    You will be busy this coming weeks (Some good in the bad..)
    Back to local videos, I don't think it have any huge impact posting it to YT...if you look it some get max 1000 views...
    Make a short video, posted on your site and posting to YT to get your website up in top place on google. Beside that check YT videos for 'your_kw+largest cities'...check the views.

    Joe
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  • Profile picture of the author swilliams09
    I just did a video for a client for and beat out their yellow page video which has been online for over a year in the youtube search. It literally only two a few days to beat them out. Of course the fact that it was stuffed with keywords and shared by everyone in the company over the course of a week helped.

    Now as far as a google goes, it's a high competition local key word. Health Food "my town". Their yellow page video is on page 10. Mine isn't even showing up yet.
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  • Profile picture of the author betterwtveter
    Heck yes I used to do it for my construction business all the time on my blogs as well and it works very well. Google loves content that is local.
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    • Profile picture of the author 9999
      Redshifted - Thanks for the info. I had one video sitting on page 2 that only had on-page seo and now it is on page one after your wonderful information! This happened in a matter of hours.

      I have 2 more videos, one on page 5 and the other on page 10 both with only on-page seo. I am back linking them now. Keeping fingers crossed that using your methods I can get them both to page 1.

      Thanks again.
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  • Profile picture of the author jmae SEO
    Especially if it's a good video (i.e., one people actually want to watch), you should be able to rank with it!
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    • Profile picture of the author 9999
      Videos I create are on-site promo videos, all original content.
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      • Profile picture of the author Pierre!
        Thanks RedShifted - That really helped crystallize it, filling in some gaps for me!

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        • Profile picture of the author dnjoseph1
          Some of what red said is right.

          Video ranking on google is very easy. For local keywords, it's extremely easy. I do it all the time. You just have to optimize everything perfectly. It doesn't need to rank number 1 for your keyword. As long as it shows up above the fold, or even near it, you will generate plentyof phone calls just because it sticks out so much.
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  • Profile picture of the author Avian Media
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    hey guys ,

    there are lots of my videos on the YouTube for my website Rural and Community Development NGO, Punjab| Umeed. how can take this in the number one in searching of rural development as the keyword. as the competition is very high.
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  • Profile picture of the author npk
    @red---thank you, thank you. brilliant.
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  • Profile picture of the author npk
    @red--what's a location cloud? google isn't very helpful.
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  • Profile picture of the author npk
    "This is actually the first video that I haven't hit position 1 with on youtube. I noticed my competitor was using a location cloud"
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    I can help with getting you leads and/or sales scripts.
    I also broker lists, both business and consumer.
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  • Profile picture of the author marc.v
    Thanks Red!
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  • Profile picture of the author koppster
    Great Infromation
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    • Profile picture of the author Romeo Caporaso
      i did it when I had a very popular youtube. So yeah. only 3k views.
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