Trying to Follow This SEO How-to, But It's Confused Me

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Hello--I'm trying follow thisYouTube . It has me confused. Is it saying, for instance, that the keyword I use should have "500 monthly searches" on Google, or on YouTube? Also, for some reason my Keyword Planner, which he recommended, has stopped working; dunno why, but I'm trying to follow along, and it's kinda tough, right now.

Trying to apply this to one phrase, "Aspergers symptoms." Over 6,000 total results on YouTube, it has; wish I knew how many YouTube searches it had on it per month, but I don't. Some 32,000 total results on Google, however--well under 100,000.

Tried putting in other phrases than "aspergers symptoms," and got next to nothing, so I was wondering if it's good enough, for a newb, like myself.

I'm also trying to master Keyboard Planner: what is happening, you see, is I'm becoming disenchanted with all these diverse, nebulous ways to grow my channel, and am instead trying something I can understand and do, that won't burn me out; as I have Aspergers, it appeals me, because otherwise, I'd be worn down by social interaction.
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  • Profile picture of the author Noitartst
    In other words, just use Keyword Planner--?
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  • Profile picture of the author Noitartst
    Okay, following it, I posted video.
    Trouble is, is was wondering. It has secondary keywords at the bottom of the description, and I was wondering if those slashes were effective, in separating keyword phrases, or not.

    Is it fine, or a problem?

    In any case, I've managed to rank on the first page of Google, so that is an achievement.
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  • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
    Originally Posted by Noitartst View Post

    Trying to apply this to one phrase, "Aspergers symptoms." Over 6,000 total results on YouTube, it has; wish I knew how many YouTube searches it had on it per month, but I don't. Some 32,000 total results on Google, however--well under 100,000.
    Not really. There's 460K+ total results in Google when you search with no quotes. Search for the actual name of the condition, and you'd get 2.6M+ results.

    However, none of this matters. You can't really research your competition by looking at the number of total results. If you're trying to rank, you'd want to be on the first page (or maybe second is enough on a keyword such as this). If the top ranking pages aren't too strong, you'd still stand a change.

    If you're trying to rank a YouTube clip engagement and viewer retention are two things you should mind. Likes/dislikes, comments, subscribes, and the time that the viewers spend watching your videos. Of course the keywords and descriptions should be there too, but the two aforementioned seem to be way more important in the YouTube search.
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  • Profile picture of the author Noitartst
    So what you're saying, Nettiapina, is that I'm moving in the wrong direction? Friend, traffic on myvideo is still rising. Punch in aspergers symptoms on YouTube, and my video shows up a good, solid 7th. Punch in "aspergers symptoms," and my video places 5th.

    As to video quality? Well, I'm working on that. I've just been afraid my work would get a hearing. It is, and now my confidence is growing that I can repeat the process.

    Capiche...?
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    • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
      Originally Posted by Noitartst View Post

      So what you're saying, Nettiapina, is that I'm moving in the wrong direction? Friend, traffic on myvideo is still rising. Punch in aspergers symptoms on YouTube, and my video shows up a good, solid 7th. Punch in "aspergers symptoms," and my video places 5th.
      I'm not sure where you got that impression. I merely commented on the "metrics" you listed. You were looking at the wrong things, that's all.

      It sounds like you're doing the right stuff. If you're getting more visitors and the metrics I listed are also increasing that's a positive sign. YouTube's "engagement" total has been a pretty vague short bar, but their viewer retention statistic is just brilliant. The exact connection between YouTube Search and Google Search is not that clear to me, so maybe someone else has better insight on that.
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    Okay...how do I find that statistic, on my channel?

    Okay--found it. watch time, 185 minutes, for a 5:11 clip. Average view duration: 2:10.


    It's slipping in the search engine results, currently, though.

    But those are its current stats. Thoughts?
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