The 6 steps to ranking ANY Youtube Video

by tmoby
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Hi everybody!

I wanted to share some insanley useful information for making great money on Youtube.

If you haven't already, Check out Tony W's thread. I've used a similar method with a few twists here and there over the past year to create a substantiol and very hands free income.

Make sure you read this completely, it may just save you buying a WSO or two.

So get ready! This guide will be extremely basic but thorough.


1. Titles

It's very important to put your main keyword and alternate phrases of your keyword in the video title.

Example - If I wanted to rank for "Apple Peelers", I would make the title something like "My Apple Peeler review - How it Peels Apples and If it works - Apple Peeler review video".

Now obviously a title like that is geared towards ranking for a specific term. Titles like that won't work for a video you're trying to make it viral, but it works great for product reviews and ranking.


2. Descriptions

For best clickthrough, put the link to your site or offer in the top 1 or 2 lines.

It's great to have at least a bit of your keyword in your domain/link if you can. It adds extra relevancy to your video, thus helps ranking. Make sure it's clickable too!

I usually add a second clickable link at the bottom as well.
For the actual meat of the description, keywords should be spread out much like you would for an article. Make sure it's human readable, between 100 - 500 words, and fairly dense with the keywords you're targetting.
You don't nescessarily have to make it human readable, but if you don't be aware if it's flagged a few times it's going down.

Avoid having 20 videos with the same description for the same reason. It still works in ranking terms, but it comes across as spammy.


3. Tags

Always put your main keyword and keyword variations in the tags. Very, very important. I can't stress that enough.

We're ranking for relevancy, so keep the variations simple. The more the keyword shows up the better, so you want allot of variations in the tags and descriptions.

Don't put a million tags just because you can. Keep them targetted.

GOOD

"Apple peelers" "Apple peeler review" "Apple peeler results"

BAD

"Apple Peeler" "Apple cider" "Apple pie" "What is an Apple" etc..

Make sure you put your tags in quotations or duplicate words will be automatically removed.


4. Custom Youtube Comments

This is HUGE. One of the most underrated secrets that's not shared. Fiverr has a few jobs that do this. Simple stuff, make sure all or most comments include your main keyword or variations. Keep in human obviously, or else your conversions will go way down and your video will look like spam. Comments have a huge impact on youtube ranking.

If possible, add new comments frequently if your video doesn't get comments naturally after you rank it. It will solidify and help your rankings.


5. Youtube Views

Let me explain the difference between proper view methods and just views. Spamming your video instantly with mass views can help, but really, you don't need allot of views to rank.

We want Youtube to think our video is relevant, so when people watch our video we want a HIGH RETENTION RATE. This means at least 60% of the video length. If your keyword relevancy is high and your video has a high retention rate, Youtube will push your video up because people are obviously interested in your content.

Buying views is fine, big partners do it, Youtube knows you need a boost to be seen these days. But stay away from fiverr for views, they tend to have very low retention rates and many still use mobile views which actually hurts your ranking (and there's a ton of fake/scam youtube providers there).


6. Subscribers

Another secret - When people sub to your channel, relevancy means nothing. When people sub via your video, it builds huge ranking based on the audience. When people subscribe through your video it means your content is exactly what they wanted.

Thus relevancy of your comments, description, and title plus subscribers makes your video important! It looks like people like your content! So youtube see's this and thinks - WOW - this is what people want! Let's put it at #1!



All right! Now you know the secrets of ranking videos. It's not crazy rocket science, it's straight forward and it works!

So share your thoughts/comments if you have anything to add. If you found this was helpful post thanks is nice!

Now take your newfound knowledge and rank some videos!!
#ranking #steps #video #youtube
  • Profile picture of the author mdan287
    Very very important tips here. Anyone want rank their video's in YouTube must follow these steps.

    Thanks for sharing with us.
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  • Profile picture of the author fedor50
    Great post. This will surely benefit many people who have been wanting to dabble into Youtube marketing but didn't know where or how to start. Now they do.
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  • Profile picture of the author TopSEOKeywords
    Do you recommend any type of software to increase views or post comments? Also, you mentioned Fiverr, do you have a specific referral you can make to assist in posting comments to a vid? thanks a bunch!
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    • Profile picture of the author tmoby
      Originally Posted by TopSEOKeywords View Post

      Do you recommend any type of software to increase views or post comments? Also, you mentioned Fiverr, do you have a specific referral you can make to assist in posting comments to a vid? thanks a bunch!
      You won't find software/bots for views unless you have $10,000+ to spend on one. Vagex is a popular free view provider. Makeyourvideoviral.com is also a big player for buying views.

      I'll post a thread soon about making accounts and doing your own comments. I haven't had to use fiverr for comments in a while so I'm not sure if the providers are still around, though I can PM you the ones I used to use if you wanted.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert M Gouge
    Nice share. Bookmarked for future reference. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Max Oliver
    Hey thanks lot for the tips. I would like to know that there are lot of tools available to increase youtube view. We should use these tools or not.
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    • Profile picture of the author tmoby
      Originally Posted by Max Oliver View Post

      Hey thanks lot for the tips. I would like to know that there are lot of tools available to increase youtube view. We should use these tools or not.
      Which tools do you mean? I don't know of any public bots available right now. If you have a working mobile view bot I don't recommend using it. Mobile views don't help much unless it's their relatively even with other traffic sources coming to the video.

      If you're talking about Vagex, Youlikehits and those sites, they work for providing views. Personally I would just buy views from a trusted provider, but these tools are good if you don't mind collecting credits and such.
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      • Profile picture of the author Chris Silvey
        Originally Posted by tmoby View Post

        Which tools do you mean? I don't know of any public bots available right now. If you have a working mobile view bot I don't recommend using it. Mobile views don't help much unless it's their relatively even with other traffic sources coming to the video.

        If you're talking about Vagex, Youlikehits and those sites, they work for providing views. Personally I would just buy views from a trusted provider, but these tools are good if you don't mind collecting credits and such.
        I got such a service in my sig. I set it up last week. It's a free service. If fellow warriors help launch it, you can have a ton of credits to promote your stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rache
    My YouTube videos rank well on Google one week after posting. It has nothing to do with the number of views, but with proper Title, Description and Keywords
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    • Profile picture of the author tmoby
      Originally Posted by Rache View Post

      My YouTube videos rank well on Google one week after posting. It has nothing to do with the number of views, but with proper Title, Description and Keywords
      True, ranking videos in Google is all about backlinks. Views and such are for ranking in Youtube.

      Originally Posted by Oranges View Post

      You can also use 7search PPC to drive cheap traffic to your youtube videos to increase the views count or you can build SEO traffic (Its dead easy to rank for keywords from these countries) from countries like China, India, Pakistan and then divert that traffic to your Youtube videos to increase legit views. Besides all these points, linking it just like you do with your money site is the key to rank your video. However, conversion rate of traffic from youtube is generally low.
      Nice tips. Though I disagree with Youtube conversion being low. Like anything, it depends on the keyword and how targeted the traffic is. It's quite possible t have it convert as well as any website.
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  • Profile picture of the author aadi144
    Very informative tips shared by you.To start with these guidelines will surely help you in increasing your you tube ranking.

    Specially concentrate on titles and tags.They must co-relate with each other.
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    2 thumbs up for sharing such as wonderful ideas about youtube
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  • Good tips to get ranking. any way thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Chakma
    Very good tips. But if you are newbie to YouTube it seems to be tough to get likes and also subscribers. Because there is lot of quality videos uploading every hour. So, my suggestion is to buy some likes, subs, comments and views. though they are blackhat. It will help you to get ranked in the YouTube search engine.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO2IM
    Pretty basic, but for sure useful guide on ranking videos at YouTube.
    I am doing good at first three suggestions (titles, descriptions, tags), but have to work more on comments, views and subscribers.

    Thank you for sharing the tips!
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  • Profile picture of the author autolinks
    Many think it is a rocket science to increase the number of youtube videos. Actually, the simple yet very essential things to remember are the keywords in the title, tags and description.

    There are a lot of videos that have gotten million of views yet are not that worth watching just because they have chosen a extremely trendy keyword.
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    That's good point! Thanks for shared!
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    You can also use 7search PPC to drive cheap traffic to your youtube videos to increase the views count or you can build SEO traffic (Its dead easy to rank for keywords from these countries) from countries like China, India, Pakistan and then divert that traffic to your Youtube videos to increase legit views. Besides all these points, linking it just like you do with your money site is the key to rank your video. However, conversion rate of traffic from youtube is generally low.
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    Mostly agree with OPs list, for YT Tags I find it hard to believe they have any SEO value considering the Tag URL points to a YT search query (not an actual page).

    One thing that I see very few people doing is this...

    Most people focus their YT SEO on a typical keyword (ex: auto insurance), what they don't know is they can focus their SEO directly on traffic pages, not only search pages.

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    What you do is find the videos with massive daily traffic, then optimize your own video/pages for that high traffic videos text/keywords/everything to try & follow that video in search pages & in sidebars. Obviously try & get a video referral thumbnail link below the high traffic video If they allow it to be automated.

    Youtube is constantly changing how they allow SEO to be done, remember a year ago when you could spam the Channel page with comments (backlinks), can't do that now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wsoram
    Thanks!
    Really great information.
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    Nice tips but nothing new.
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    wow...very good tutorial to get rid of YouTube

    thanked and thanks!

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  • Profile picture of the author Bart Miller
    Agree, agree, agree - well done tmoby!
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  • Profile picture of the author rehtheis
    Thanks for such detailed and useful
    information.
    Now, to implement it.
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    i work on it and i successful
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  • Profile picture of the author Bart Miller
    Hey -

    Was just thinking about this thread and there was one more thing I wanted to mention. If YouTube gives you the opportunity to monetize your channel (link AdSense to your channel) do NOT buy views. If you buy views at that point your Channel will more than likely be demoted from being able to use AdSense and you will not have the opportunity to become a YouTube partner again in the future...unless you have some serious strings you can pull.
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    Really great information.
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    Thanks a lot, It's good and to-the-point summarization
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    I've recently started pinning my YouTube Videos to my pinterest followers - working well for me
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      Originally Posted by Surminga View Post

      I've recently started pinning my YouTube Videos to my pinterest followers - working well for me
      I always knew pinterest has got huge potential .
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    Very nice tips. Thanks. Will have to use them on my videos.

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  • Profile picture of the author Linusthehobo
    Good thread. Another thing that gets overlooked as somebody else mentioned ... but I feel a need to reiterate is Audience retention.

    If a video of the same length as its competitor has better audience retention it will rank higher. YouTube knows all about fake views, subscribers etc. It only has ONE real way of knowing if your video is being really 'liked' by YouTube users ... audience retention.

    Why does it matter? Well, if you buy 30,000 views, but these are by real people from some view provider they will onlyy 'eatch' 20 or 30 seconds of your video. iof tyour video is over 1 min long your Audience retention goes way down. Something else to worry about LOL.

    You could try keep your video length down to 3o seconds ... that would work well, however that is not much good for most YT SEO folk. If you search Fiverr for "100% audience retention" there are folks who sell those cheap enough.
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  • Profile picture of the author linkmetro
    I would add that don't forget your video site map and....promote links like crazy.
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    Very good list of tips and good discussion. Bookmarked for future reference.
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    Great information to promote your Video in YouTube, Thanks for sharing.
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    Good to read this and I will keep use of it. Thanks a lot, I appreciate it.
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    Great tips to increase the views of youtube views. These informative tips are very useful. Thanks a lot for sharing the info.
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  • Profile picture of the author LiftMyRank
    That's all on-page seo 101, if you really want to rank a video for any decent keyword, backlinks are needed, there's only so far on-page seo can get you....
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    Very good information for those who wan to get in youtube video!=3
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  • Profile picture of the author FIP
    Some good basics for getting onto youtube.

    Also remember to RSS feeed your videos and your channel when you update any new info.

    Another thing worth doing is getting your video URL and making sure you put it in the description box.
    Why?

    Bots can pick them up and redistribute them giving you links back to your video.
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    • Profile picture of the author cooler1
      Originally Posted by FIP View Post

      Some good basics for getting onto youtube.

      Also remember to RSS feeed your videos and your channel when you update any new info.

      Another thing worth doing is getting your video URL and making sure you put it in the description box.
      Why?

      Bots can pick them up and redistribute them giving you links back to your video.
      How do you do the RSS feed. Do YT provide an RSS feed for you to ping or do you need to make one yourself?
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  • Profile picture of the author illianafrazer
    Thanks for the wonderful tips.
    Not many step by step ideas are available on the web.
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    backlink is really needed.............
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