Video SEO – How to Rank Videos on Youtube (2018)

Last updated on November 23, 2018 by Venkat Randa
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Nowadays Everyone Doing Videos on youtube. for all those candidate video SEO is important. they have to know how to rank videos on youtube and google.this is the article explained about this topic.

if you are new to SEO, here you can read an article on SEO Starter Guide

Video SEO is the strategy to bring yours on the first page of youtube search results. if you want videos on any topic, then you will go to youtube and search for that topic. if your video comes on the first page of that results that is the video SEO. it is also called ranking videos on youtube and google.

for rank videos on google and youtube, you have to follow some rules.

1.Keyword Selection

if you want to do video, then you have to first choose a topic, on which topic you are doing video.  i.e keyword for your video. suppose you are doing a video on search engine optimization, then this is the keyword for your first, you have to note down your keyword aside and follow further. Use Google Keyword Planner to right Keyword Selection.

2.Saying Keyword in Video

you have to speak your keyword in your video. if you are not included your keyword in the voice of your video, then your video becomes irrelevant. so speak your keyword in your video where needed.

3.Include keyword in Video raw file name

when you are making a video, after completion of recording and editing of your video, save this video with your keyword.

4.Include Keyword in Title of Video

Video title plays an important role in Video SEO. if you write the catchy and attractive title, it also improves your video CTR and improves SEO. when you search on youtube, it will display some videos. if you observe these search results there will be the thumbnail, title and description will be displayed. so a visitor will focus on these three things. so write title relative to content and attractive to the visitor.

5.Make use of Tags

Tags also play a vital role in Video SEO. depending you used tags, videos will be displayed in search results. tags also important to display your videos in suggested videos write the tags including your keyword related to your content and brand.

6.Make use of Description

A description is a total information regarding your video. so write a description of your video and what you presented and discussed in the video. include your keyword in the description and maintain the keyword density.try to write a lengthy description.include your social links in the description.Mention your video URL and channel URL in the description. it helps to increase your channel subscribers.

7.Create long Videos

Video ranking depends on how much time visitor viewing your video. if your video length is long, then your video view duration will be increased. so try to make long videos. keep mind that doesn’t include unnecessary discussion in your video to increase the length of your video.


Creating attractive thumbnails are important to attract visitor to your video. so don’t create spammy thumbnails to your video. create real-valued thumbnails for your video. thumbnails should reflect your video content.

9.User Interaction

When anyone comments on your video, respond to that comment and give a reply. by this, they will treat your channel as important to those. ask them to share your videos to their social media.

10.Embed your video and Create Backlinks

write a article on your video topic and insert your video in the article. this is called embedding video. by this a backlink create for your video and increases your video SEO. ask your viewers to share your videos to their social media, by this way also you can increase backlinks to your video.

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