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I’m no YouTube sensation, but I’ve gotten over 50,000 views on a few of my videos. I contribute a lot of this to Youtube video SEO.

Of COURSE you should use a keyword in the video title, description, file name, and upload a nice custom thumbnail, but YouTube also relies heavily on engagement signals to rank videos.

That’s why I like creating videos in conjunction with my website content since BOTH can rank on the 1st page of Google. It also gives me a place to embed the video (giving it more views, embeds, likes, etc) which improves both my video’s SEO and my website’s SEO as well… people are more likely to share, link to, and spend more time on a page if it has a nice video.

Here’s Video Profit Machines Review


1. Youtube Ranking Factors



2. Choose A Video Keyword In Autocomplete

The best video keywords are specific (long-tail) phrases that show up in both YouTube and Google Autocomplete. This way you can rank your video in both places and get more traffic. Start typing a keyword into Youtube and it will complete the phrase, or use the underline character _ to have it fill in the blank with more ideas. You can do this anywhere in the phrase.

YouTube Autocomplete (Complete The Phrase)

Google Autocomplete (Fill In The Blank)
Autocomplete Phrases


3. Learn The Keyword’s Competition

MozBar Chrome Extension – install the extension on Google Chrome. Now Google your keyword while searching YouTube, like this Cutout Pics Review. If top results have a higher PA (page authority), the keyword is more competitive. Broad keywords are naturally more competitive and require you to make a better video, so choose a specific phrase from YouTube/Google Autocomplete and create a better video than the top results.


vidIQ Chrome Extension – install this BonusVault Review, search your keyword in Youtube, and check out a few videos in the top results. You will see an SEO score based on how many likes, dislikes, views, comments, social shares, subscribers, view times, video engagement, and other metrics about the video. You can also see what tags are used and the video description length.


You can look at most main signals even without the extension…



4. Create Your Video

SAY Your Keyword – verbally saying your keyword a few times is like keyword density for videos. Say it naturally, don’t just say it to say it. Including partial matches is also good.

Length Is Strength – this applies to both videos and content on your site. Longer videos rank high because people can find everything they’re looking for, especially tutorials and reviews. People will spend more time watching your video and you will probably get more engagement. There is no perfect length, but try to make videos at least 10 minutes, you’ll see better results.

HD Quality – you can use your phone, but a nice HD video camera makes a big difference. If you’re recording your computer make sure you check the settings for optimal video + audio.

Get To The Point – edit out ALL unnecessary pauses (I use Screencast-O-Matic) and be concise. I am super picky about this and noticed a huge difference in my video’s engagement.

Make Yours Betters – better than whoever’s in the top results, that’s what SEO’s all about.

Cards – cards are the little i (information) button. These can link to related videos, an associated website, polls, donations, or another YouTube channel. They are mobile-friendly (unlike Youtube’s outdated annotations) and you can add them in YouTube’s video manager.





5. Upload The Video With Your Keyword As The File Name

Before uploading your video, label the video file as your keyword…



6. Write A Descriptive, Keyword-Rich Title


A good title has 2 things: your keyword, and an enticing headline. Google typically displays the first 50–60 characters, so try to stay within that range. You don’t ALWAYS have to use an exact match of your keyword, but each individual word should at least be present in the video title.


7. Write a Long Description With Keywords, Timestamps, Links

Long descriptions are great for Youtube video SEO and give you a place to add timestamps, useful links, and an overall summary. Text is super important for ranking any type of content.


Include Keyword In The First Sentence – both YouTube and Google use the first 160 characters as the meta description which appears in search results. Craft this sentence (or two) wisely since people will read this to determine whether they will click on your video. A rule of thumb is to naturally use your keyword about 2-3 total times in your video description.



Timestamps – lets viewers jump to sections of the video so they can find what they’re looking for, which also improves engagement with your video. This is especially helpful for long videos.


  • :21 (21 seconds)
  • 1:21 (1 minute and twenty one seconds)
  • 1:30:21 (1 hour, 30 minutes and 21 seconds)

Links – Google follows links to determine the relevancy of a video (similar to internal links on your website). Add a few helpful links to your other videos, blog articles, or helpful resources.


8. Add Tags (Conservatively)

Don’t fuss over this, just add a few…

Youtube Tags


9. Design A Nice Custom Thumbnail

Upload a custom thumbnail in the video manager under Info & Settings (you will need to verify your account first). Dimensions should be 1280(w) x 720(h) pixels. This will appear in search results and the “related searches” section in YouTube. Try writing something in BIG LETTERS.



10. Upload A Transcript

Google doesn’t go a good job in transcribing videos into text (look at how sloppy it is in the photo). You will need to transcribe it manually, otherwise the keywords you mention in your video will go to waste. You can also outsource this to a freelancer for cheap on





11. Add A Location (Local SEO)

If your video includes a localized keyword like “Chicago Wedding Photographer” or you just want to target a location, you can specify this in the video manager under Advanced Settings. Just remember to also include the localized keyword in your title, description, file name, etc.

Youtbe Video Location


12. Create A Blog Post Targeting The Same Keyword


Why You Should Do It

  • Both the video + blog post can rank on the 1st page of Google
  • Traffic to your blog post = views for your video, and vice versa
  • You already created the video so the post should be relatively easy
  • Adding videos to your website/blog improves it’s engagement + SEO
  • Gives you more views, likes, embeds, and metrics used in YouTube ranking factors


13. Tips On Embedding Videos

Tweaking The Iframe

Option 1: Copy the YouTube link and paste it to your content (WordPress will do the rest).

Option 2: Go to the YouTube video you want to embed, then copy and paste the embed code into your HTML. This method allows you to specify the video’s width and height:

Embed a YouTube Video

Option 3: Open a video when you click a link using the WP Video Lightbox Plugin.

Hide YouTube Video Title

<iframe src="//" width="680" height="380" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe>

Hide YouTube Video Controls

<iframe width="680" height="380" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


14. Respond To Comments

What makes videos rank higher? Comments. What gets more comments? Responses!

YouTube Comments


15. Promote Your YouTube Video

You need to promote your video – views don’t just come by themselves. Embed it on your website/blog. Share it on social media and use it in your newsletter and marketing materials.


16. Design Your Channel

YouTube Channel Banner

Create a Banner – makes this easy. Image should be 2560(w) x 1440(h) pixels.

Channel Homepage – upload logo, fill in about section, add a featured video. Not that hard.

Playlists – if you’re creating a video series, consider creating an extensive video playlist.


17. Results = 1st Page In YouTube And Google



18. Equipment I Use

  • HD camera, script
  • Editing program (I use Screencast-O-Matic)
  • An associated website (for a custom thumbnail)
  • Basic graphic design skills (for a custom thumbnail)
  • $25 to hire a freelancer for video transcription (saves time)
  • A website/blog to create content in conjunction with your video
  • Verified YouTube channel with a logo, banner, about description, etc

And that’s how you rank YouTube videos higher in both YouTube and Google! I’m a 1-man show so 100,000 views between my videos is a good amount for me. Surely if you have a small business and people to help with this, you can do it too. If you have questions, leave me a comment and I’ll be glad to help you out. And if you found this helpful, please give it a share.

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