Does Youtube videos increase your sites ranking?

by bigmaz
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Hi guys, just watched this video. looks a bit too good to be true. Has anyone used this to get their site ranking high?

#increase #ranking #sites #videos #youtube
  • Profile picture of the author shockwave
    The video itself is not likely to "help your site rank higher". What it may do is drive more traffic to your website or offer. Allow you to get front page exposure a lot quicker than what you could with just a website alone.

    ....and yes, videos can show up on the first page in minutes.
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  • Profile picture of the author John P
    Nope but its good for traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author bigmaz
    In that video, the sites rank went up within an hour of posting the video?
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    It doesn't make a bit of sense to rank a Youtube video in Google SERPs, then try & get that same traffic to make a 2nd click in the Youtube video description only to have to go back to the actual self hosted sales page on the site that actually matters (the money page).

    Nobody lands on Youtube & watches a single video, that Youtube right sidebar is full of competition that will get the extra clicks from the original Google SERP traffic.

    A real SEO will rank the actual sales page on a self hosted domain with the video thumbnail image of their choice in Google SERPs. They won't try to outrank a self hosted web page with a Youtube video in Google SERPs. That's a shot in the foot.

    Who cares how fast a Youtube video ranks when it's creating unnecessary competition in Google SERPs. Crazy stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author bigmaz
    I take it you didnt actually watch the video? The actual Youtube video never ranked very high, but it was the actual website that got pushed up the rankings. The guy actually said what you said, you dont want them to actually go to the video, as that shows them those competitors as you said. He made the Youtube title and description using keywords, and pasted in the actual sites URL into the description.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by bigmaz View Post

      I take it you didnt actually watch the video? The actual Youtube video never ranked very high, but it was the actual website that got pushed up the rankings. The guy actually said what you said, you dont want them to actually go to the video, as that shows them those competitors as you said. He made the Youtube title and description using keywords, and pasted in the actual sites URL into the description.
      I watched the video, it's a shot in the foot If that Youtube video is on the first page of Google SERPs. Doesn't matter If the video he was trying to rank ended up on the 2nd page of Google SERPs, his goal was to rank that video on page #1 of Google SERPs.

      A self hosted video/sales page is a million times better than a Youtube video on the first page of Google SERPs. You're working against yourself playing around with ranking Youtube videos on Google SERPs.

      BTW, it's not complicated to rank multiple self hosted pages per domain for the [exact] same keyword/s, especially considering the video was trying to rank a longtail local keyword.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEODollz
    I think it depends on the SERP. There are some SERPs that are just "made for video" if Google wants a video I'll give them a video that will be so tantalizing that people will click through to my site because they want more. Oh and I'll stick it in a playlist with other tantalizing videos that also lead back to my site/offer. I'll know which burning questions my potential client will want to ask after each video and I'll have a video for each of those right in the same playlist. But for the best best resources they will learn they need to go to my site, and they will. But that is "on purpose" youtube marketing, very different from ranking a youtube video just because it seems easier than ranking a webpage. That is just silly.

    There are times too when I'll rank a youtbe video because I want a bigger chunk of real estate on a SERP. Say I have the top spot, why should I give up spot two, three, four or five to the competition? So I rank a facebook page. I rank an offsite blog, I rank a Youtube video .... but again my money site is in top spot.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    The only way I would rank a Youtube video is If I was monetizing directly on Youtube. I don't have a problem with Youtube, it's junking up a target keyword in the SERPs with unnecessary pages that doesn't make any sense.

    I guarantee the more hoops you force traffic to jump through, the more sales you'll lose. That's just basic marketing online or offline.

    Rank your own video pages in Google SERPs, keep the sales funnel as short as possible.
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    • Profile picture of the author SEODollz
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      The only way I would rank a Youtube video is If I was monetizing directly on Youtube. I don't have a problem with Youtube, it's junking up a target keyword in the SERPs with unnecessary pages that doesn't make any sense.

      I guarantee the more hoops you force traffic to jump through, the more sales you'll lose. That's just basic marketing online or offline.

      Rank your own pages in Google SERPs, keep the sales funnel as short as possible.
      For sure, but Youtube as a traffic source? Let's say you already have a page ranking for that term. You make a video for the keyword and not only is the video going to pull people off of Youtube's internal search but if it ranks first page Google (pretty effortlessly on most SERPs) it may snag someone who is looking for a video answer to their query. Just a different kind of search mentality, some people are visual, some people just like video and if you can use that to reel them in (unfortunate pun) then that's something.
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      • Profile picture of the author yukon
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        Originally Posted by SEODollz View Post

        For sure, but Youtube as a traffic source? Let's say you already have a page ranking for that term. You make a video for the keyword and not only is the video going to pull people off of Youtube's internal search but if it ranks first page Google (pretty effortlessly on most SERPs) it may snag someone who is looking for a video answer to their query. Just a different kind of search mentality, some people are visual, some people just like video and if you can use that to reel them in (unfortunate pun) then that's something.
        Youtube traffic is fine but I would never junk up Google SERPs for a keyword I'm trying to rank a self hosted page.

        I can get any self hosted video thumbnail image I want attached to my own internal pages in Google SERPs (no wishing for a Youtube description link being clicked). No offense to anyone (really) but Youtube video thumbnail images in Google SERPs is for rookies.
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  • Profile picture of the author amcordesign
    you video is increase your little refferal traffic and users all use is this best your site best keyword ranking
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  • Profile picture of the author danielcollins
    Getting higher rank for video will help you to increase your referral traffic. It will not help you to increase your organic ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    It can bring good targetted traffic to your site, but it's no way near helpful in increasing your site's ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author patco
    It can of course help you with rankings, especially in Youtube.com! In Google you won't get a big improvement in SERP because you can NOT use a keyword for an anchor text! You should use your domain name which will not be helpful, but this could lead to sales! Why? -> Because if your video is Number1 for example you get a lot of views and eventually people will visit your website and eventually buy your products!
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  • Profile picture of the author webrankingservices2000
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    Google always loves diversity and it does give some preference for its own properties. I have seen improvements for couple of my sites
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  • Profile picture of the author jimca
    Yes, when you search something in Google you ever see the youtubes link in the SERP.
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  • Profile picture of the author hafizasif
    Through it you can get some visitors to your website but not for ranking in a search engine.
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  • Profile picture of the author lukecool44
    I would rank a Youtube video is If I was monetizing directly on Youtube. I don't have a problem with Youtube, it's junking up a target keyword in the SERPs with unnecessary pages that doesn't make any sense.
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  • Profile picture of the author mashaa
    no they dont rank your site.
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