There are a number of important ranking factors that YouTube considers when surfacing your videos.Watch Time is the mother of them all.In the first days of the platform, a large amount of views to a video early on was a signal of success to YouTube and in turn they would promote it further. However it became too easy to artificially inflate a view count and game the system.As a … [Read more...]
Unfortunately this was a very lazy period for me earlier this year where I only posted one video in about 4 months and in world where more frequent uploads is increasingly important this was pretty much channel suicide.It’s not all bad though.By this time I was starting to get more exposure through some of the work I was doing on my website (such as my Beginners Guide to … [Read more...]
Good metadata is the foundation of a successful YouTube channel.Along with your optimized YouTube video Titles and Descriptions, Tags make up the foundations of your videos’ SEO and play a huge role in a winning YouTube strategy.With optimal Tags in place not only will your individual videos rank higher in Search and be surfaced more in Suggested Videos but you’ll create a … [Read more...]
Something isn’t quite right with your YouTube channel, but you can’t quite put your finger on it.You’re pretty sure your content is tight but you have a suspicion maybe there are a few places you’re going wrong with either your channel or your YouTube SEO.The trouble is you’re too close to your channel to be able to see any potential problems.Fear not, I’ve got you covered … [Read more...]
This is part 9 of my How To Start A YouTube Channel Series.
It’s getting harder to get in front of your own subscribers and competition is only growing so you need to find traffic sources that are attainable and sustainable.
In my opinion the most reliable sources and those most likely to bring you long-term success on YouTube are views from Suggested Videos and Search.
Now there are a number of factors that influence how Search results and Suggested Videos are ranked and served but a major influence is your SEO and the consistency of your SEO across your videos.
And the best way to keep SEO consistent?
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