13 Actionable Strategies to Grow a YouTube Channel in 2020 (Besides Optimize My SEO)

13 Actionable Strategies to Grow a YouTube Channel in 2020 (Besides Optimize My SEO)

How can I grow my YouTube channel?

Why’s my YouTube not growing as fast as others?

I’m posting good content but I see other mediocre content perform better than mine!!

Is it good to upload videos to my channel daily?

How long does it take to get 1000 subscribers on YouTube?

Or should I just buy my first 1000 subscribers and hopefully grow from there?

Sounds like questions you ask yourself?

Well, growing a new YouTube channel can be so frustrating especially now that there are billions of videos posted daily. But it’s even better knowing that about 5 billion videos are watched on YouTube every single day.

This basically gives us the hope that we can as well grow our YouTube channels to the high thousands or even millions. Now that’s completely true with the right strategies and tools (which we’re going to be sharing with you in this pretty long guide).

With YouTube’s massive growth, it’s even estimated that by 2025, half of the viewers unders 32 will not subscribe to a Pay-Tv service or software.

That’s huge for this video streaming platform!

In this guide, we’re going to show you how to grow your YouTube channel the right way, quickly. We’ll be revealing strategies that have helped us grow our client’s channel to hundreds of thousands by producing effective content and following the exact strategy we’ll be sharing with you here.

Ready?

Let’s get started:

13 Actionable Ways to Grow a YouTube Channel Besides “Optimize My SEO”?

First off, we got this question from Quora.com but we’ll not only reveal strategies to grow your YouTube channel besides SEO. We’ll also reveal our best YouTube SEO practices right in this guide.

This way, you’ll have a complete, an up to date blueprint to grow a new (or struggling) YouTube channel.

So let’s get started:

1. Be An Active Commenter

Did you know commenting could be as powerful as having a celebrity share your YouTube link?

I think not, right?

Here’s what we mean

Have you noticed the new comments section?

I bet you have.

Well, it simply highlights or pins the best comment on any YouTube video. Think of it as free exposure to thousands of viewers on a YouTube video that’s related to your channel.

Since the new YouTube look, we’ve paid close attention to comments and drop comments on videos or channels with people that might be interested in our content.

And here’s the part I love about dropping comments.

You don’t need to get a “best comment” before you get free exposure. Simply dropping engaging comments can lead to hundreds or even thousands of likes from people around the globe.

Let me ask you; when was the last time you scrolled through and read the comments on a YouTube video while watching it?

Probably not long ago right?

Most viewers prefer to read what people (fans, audience, customers etc.) have to say in the comments while playing and listening to videos.

Thus, here’s a strategy:

Step 1: Make a list of 10 to 15 YouTube consistent channels with hundreds of thousands of subscribers (that are your target audience too).

Step 2: Subscribe to their channels and turn on post notifications.

Step 3: Actively drop engaging comments that get viewer-attention.

Think outside the box and make people relate so well to it. That’s what stands out!

2. Ensure You Have a Branded YouTube Profile

Branding is crucial in YouTube marketing. As a matter of fact, YouTube’s mission is to “give everyone a voice and to show them the world”.

YouTube gives you the opportunity to showcase your personality, passions, skills, ideas and more through your videos.

Branding is simply the tone, feel and characteristics that sets your channel apart from the other channels

If you are like me, you kind of tend to remember a channel just because of something that’s consistent in their videos.

Your branding should be simple, professional, clear and representative.

Fortunately, YouTube features like the ‘Customize your Channel’ provides us with all the necessary tools we need to ensure a branded and recall-able YouTube channel.

YouTube even advises, you “described your brand in five words”.

You can begin from maintaining consistent social media images, patterns and colors.

3. Research 3 hashtag keywords for every YouTube video you upload

Hashtags are really starting to take off on WhatsApp. It’s even grown more during the Convid-19 pandemic.

Have you noticed YouTube displays 2-3 hashtags to any viewer watching any of your videos on a mobile device.

If you add 6 hashtags in your video description, YouTube will pick the first 3 and display it to your viewers (and certainly used as a strong search criteria.

For example, if you publish a video on e-commerce marketing and add these hashtags:

  • #ecomm
  • #cars
  • #shopify
  • #entrepreneurship
  • #marketing

YouTube’s bot will pick the first 3 which are; #ecomm, #cars and #shopify to display. Therefore you might want to make sure the first 3 hashtags you insert in your videos are the more relatable to each video.

There are several ways you can get hashtags that’ll help your videos rank. You can use tools, applications, websites.

4. Use Google to find recommended headlines & titles.

This is a simple yet effective strategy to get the best headlines for your YouTube video.

As you may know, getting your headlines right is key in marketing. This is no different for YouTube videos that you publish.

And since headlines can be a bit tricky (which is why marketers even start using mismatched headlines for clickbait), you need to pay attention to it and we’ve found Google suggestions to be really helpful in giving suggestions people often search for online.

You can simply plug your topic or headline and see which “term” of key phrase is searched more often than others. This way, you’d be targeting specific keywords (or rather search phrases) that people exactly type in their search bar.

Why’s this so important?

A while back, I was putting together a guide on blogging and content marketing mistakes but we had a little challenge whether to go for the phrase “blogging mistakes” or “content marketing mistakes”.

But with a few Google searches, we found that people typed in more of “Blogging mistakes” than the latter. But on the other hand, “Content marketing mistakes” would be targeting the specific audience we wanted, rather than the popular “blogging mistakes”.

5. Thumbnails are still key

I bet you already know how important thumbnails are not just on YouTube but all other social media platforms today.

Your YouTube thumbnail must pass the message your video wants to send to viewers. And if you’re like me, you pretty much always look at the thumbnail of any video before even clicking to watch.

I mean, which videos amongst the following are you most likely to click and watch?

Even though the term we searched for was “Best SEO Secrets”, I bet you’d most likely click the third video.

Is that correct?

Well, that’s because the thumbnail alone is catching and kind of gives you a glimpse as to what you’ll learn in the video (300,000 pageviews!).

We use Canva.com and a few mobile applications to create beautiful images for our thumbnails.

How to change your YouTube video thumbnail on mobile?

Step #1: Download the YouTube channel app (called YouTube Studio) which is available on both iOS and Android stores

Step #2: Log in to your YouTube channel and select the video you wish to change its thumbnail.

Step #3: Click on the edit thumbnail then you can upload any image from your gallery.

6. Target both tapped & untapped keywords in your description

So this might sound a little different from what you’ve seen on the internet. Most times, experts say you should go for (or target) untapped keywords or untapped markets.

But here’s the thing;

We don’t always advise you to focus on untapped keywords.

And here’s why…

If you check any keyword research tool, like Google keyword planner, it’s going to be obvious that the untapped keywords or phrases are the ones with the lowest search frequencies. They’re not always having lots of searches monthly.

On the other hands, the “tapped” keywords have 1000s or even millions of searches monthly.

For example, how well would your video content perform if you rank for an untapped keyword, with 100-200 monthly searches?

Not so well right?

Well, here we advise marketers and businesses to try to find a balance between tapped and untapped keywords.

Yes, they’re more difficult to rank for; but with the proper promotions, you would definitely climb up quickly.

7. Make it SUPER EASY for your readers to subscribe

Here’s how to create a single YouTube subscribe link for your channel:

This way, you can share your links and make it a step easier for users to subscribe to your channel.

8. Embed your Videos between your Blog Posts (or on your websites)

Blog posts are really huge when it comes to traffic. For instance, with a single blog post, you can attract tens of thousands of visitors monthly.

As a matter of fact, this very guide I wrote for a client a while back has attracted about 20,000 visitors. Most of which are from Google!

Thus here’s the thing:

How about embedding your YouTube videos in between these articles?

That would not only increase your views and subscribers, but can also boost your website’s SEO. It’s no news that embedding video content on your website helps with your search engine rankings.

In fact, including a video on your web-page drives a 157% increase in organic traffic from SERPs – According to Brightcove.

This is even more solid knowing that 93% of all online experiences start with a search query.

Here’s the math…

10,000 people read your content to read…

Half see your video and watch.

Dozens would subscribe if you have a great, engaging video.

Get the idea?

9. Always move your viewers to your next video

At the end of your videos, we all agree that most times YouTubers just ask for likes, comments and subscribers. That’s effective but to take it to a whole new level, you need to “sell” them on your next YouTube video.

It’s even better if your business creates sort of a series of specific YouTube videos.

Rather than just asking for engagements (which is in no doubt a great strategy), you should also sell viewers on your next video. In fact, YouTube tracks how long a user stays on the platform after watching your video.

Here’s what I mean…

If a user lands on your YouTube video and after watching, the user closes the YouTube tab. This will negatively affect your video performance because it shows YouTube that your videos may not be engaging.

On the other hand, if users click on another video after watching yours, you get a boost in your SERPs.

This strategy is really effective and I could remember a particular YouTuber who got me to watch about 5 of his videos one after the other.

It’s that effective!

Think about it…

How easy is it to convince a viewer who just watched a video about “10 email marketing mistakes to avoid” to go ahead and watch your previous video, “How I made $1,000 through email marketing”?

Pretty easy right?

If your channel covers more than one specific market; say digital marketing (includes email, ads, social, SEO etc).

Your videos about email marketing should “sell” the next video on email marketing. And vice versa!

This is even better with the YouTube playlist feature. Create playlists to keep people on YouTube.

Here’s how to:

10. Have an Active Instagram Account – it really helps with YouTube fan base growth

The overall aim of having a YouTube channel isn’t just to get subscribers right?

It’s either to promote a business, products, services or brand. Is that correct?

Yes?

So having an Instagram account really helps. Within the years, we’ve noticed that for most YouTubers, Instagram is their major community platform where they engage with their fans.

And here’s how they do that:

At the end of every video, they invite viewers to follow them on Instagram and drop the links in the description.

It’s so effective, even celebrities harness this strategy!

Now this is crucial because most of your viewers might not subscribe to your channel the first time they land on your channel (or video). And when you have a solid fan base on Instagram, you kind of have a platform of people always ready to watch your videos.

Whenever you put out a new video, you have an audience that would most likely be interested in your new video. You can do this by sharing short clips and sending your Instagram followers back to your YouTube channel.

And the call to action (CTA) would be to swipe up or click the link on your bio to watch the full video!

11. Offer giveaways, shoutouts and pin your most important comments

One of my good friends, Braydon Ross, grew to 5,000 subscribers in less than 2 months using giveaways!

That’s huge and I bet I mustn’t highlight how important and powerful giveaways are. In recent years, more and more businesses are doing giveaways and free shoutouts to viewers, subscribers; as they’ve realized how powerful these strategies are.

We’ve especially seen how most YouTubers and Vloggers do that to grow their channels.

Seen how TheAceFamily does giveaways and FREE shoutouts?

It’s so effective that people literally dream of getting just a shoutout from this channel.

Your business or brand could also do the same to grow to your first 1000 YouTube subscribers.

I recall a friend of mine who started a new YouTube channel and decided to use giveaways as his major growth strategy and within a month, his YouTube channel went viral.

How’d he do that?

He simply did a monthly giveaway (IPhone X) to the most active subscriber who watches, likes and comments on his videos.

Hundreds of people rushed into this giveaway which eventually grew the channel quickly. I mean, who doesn’t love Freebies!?

12. Build backlinks to your videos

Backlinks are so important that almost every online business is after them. They’re one of the major criteria that Google uses to rank content on search results.

When it comes to ranking your content, Googlebot uses backlinks as a key result determinant.

That’s no different for your YouTube videos. They also need backlinks as well.

Here’s why we love this strategy so well…

By building backlinks to your videos, you won’t only rank your videos on YouTube search, but also on Google.

Building backlinks can be overwhelming but when done right, it can be the pillar to your online business. So whenever you publish new videos, you want to reach out, write guest blogs or even link back to your videos from your own website.

Here’s a simple hack we use:

Step #1: After creating and publishing a great YouTube video, we get it ready for backlinks.

Step #2: We search Pinterest and Google to find blog posts that are related to our videos and we’re sure our videos will add value to anyone reading.

Step #3: We then craft reach outs asking them to check our new video and embed it in their blog post if it’s worth it.

Works really well especially as it doesn’t take anything to add people’s videos to your website. As a matter of fact, you’d be getting an SEO advantage just by doing that!

13.Target keywords that already have a Video Carousel in the SERPs.

Have you ever noticed videos ranking first on some of your searches on Google?

I bet you have!

Here’s our strategy(learned from Brian Dean, SEO expert from backlinko.com)…

When doing your keywords research, go for keywords or phrases that already seem to have videos ranking up on Google.

This is quite easier to rank for and appear on Google’s number #1 for your target keyword as a number of videos have already proven to rank well.

This would give you a huge boost to your YouTube channel as well.

What’s next?

How have you tried to grow your YouTube channel and how have the results been so far?

Not so good?

Let us know what strategies you’ve tried and what you aim to try in the comments!

The World’s Highest Earning YouTube Stars

The World’s Highest Earning YouTube Stars

It’s no secret the growth of YouTube has been phenomenal over the last few years. Since the starting of YouTube.com the network has grown to over a billion users worldwide. The popularity of the site has provided value countless hours of wasted time to billions of people — and even made some individuals, brands and bloggers very rich in the process.

YouTube is a great way to start sharing content with a world wide audience that is already just sitting and waiting to see what you create. This is especially true for anyone focusing on videos that tutorials, laughter, product showcases and much more. Also check out my how to rank youtube video on Google guide, to learn how to quickly get your videos in front of a lot more people outside of just YouTube.

Today we’ll be looking at the profit side of YouTube.com and how some people have used their creativity to make enormous money. These people have been able to tap into various different niches, and capitalize on their popularity.

Let’s get started.

10. Ray William Johnson – Estimated $1-$2 Million per year

He started back in 2008 and was YouTube’s first ever comedian. He tapped into the market in his mid-twenties, and generated a bulk of his fortune through his series “=3” which provides commentary on viral videos. His current subscriber count is 12 million, and has close to 12 billion views combined.

Unfortunately, he has been doing it for so long that he stopped for a short period of time. However, due to popular demand he did bring it back with a new host, but the subscriber and view count is slowly declining forcing him to grab the 10th spot on our list. The success was due to Ray William being part of the show from the beginning. He is finding creative ways to bring the popularity back into the show. Let’s wait and see what happens.

Most Popular Video – Don’t Call Me Fat

Current Views: 24.5 million

In this video Ray makes fun of overweight people doing various different dumb stuff. For example, in one video this drunk girl whose overweight starts jumping on a glass table…LOL. In another, this overweight guy tries to fit into XXS size pants then goes out in public.

9. Toby Games – Estimated $1-$2 Million per year

He is more famously known as Tobuscus, and currently resides in California. Bulk of his fortune comes from his various YouTube channels involving games, blogging talk and funny skits. Toby has around 15 million subscribers across all his channels with 3.2 billion views. His popularity recently landing him on a TV show called – The Annoying Orange.

His channel continues to grow as he starts incorporating more comedic variety.

Most Popular Video – I Can Swing My Sword  

Current Views: 62.2 million

A 1:20 minute video based on Minecraft. The song is produced, sang and directly by Toby. It’s a full length song, but let’s NOT forget Minecraft is very popular because of the “LEGO” elements within the game.

8. Jenna Marbles – Estimated $2 Million per year

Jenna has been on YouTube since 2010, and has roughly 14.7 million subscribers. Her channel currently has 1.7 views across all videos which is bringing her some serious profit every single year. She is 28 years old, from New York City, and is very successful through YouTube holding the title of the women with highest subscribers on a channel. She has been showcased on New York Times and ABC News.

Most Popular Video – How To Trick People Into Thinking You’re Good Looking

Current Views: 62.7 million

A 2:37 minute video which I thought was hilarious. It’s strictly for women, and goes through steps you can take to trick people into thinking your good looking. She starts with a shower then eyes, makeup, hair, and scores serious points because of her sense of humour during the whole process. It’s a video you definitely have to see because it’ll knock you off your seat.

7. Adam Dahlberg (Sky Does Minecraft) – Estimated $2-$3 Million per year

Adam is currently averaging 55 million views per month, and that equals a total of 2.5 billion views in total. Adam has really established himself on social media with close to a million followers. He got really big on YouTube with a team called “Crafted”, but went on to create his own channel called “Mind Craft.

Most Popular Video – New World

Current Views: 62.1 million

The video does a parody of Coldplay’s Paradise however it is completely Mind Craft style. The video takes people through different worlds, and you’ll run into the typical Mind Craft characters.

6. CollegeHumor – Estimated $2.5-$3.5 Million per year

This channel got enormous from their segment known as Jake & Amir. The segment is about two guys who annoy the heck out of each other, but is VERY funny. The channel has over 3.3 billion views, and close to 9.9 million subscribers. They have been on YouTube.com for 8 years, but recently posted their final episode. Recently, they have been on TV pranking each other

Most Popular Video – The Six Girls You’ll Date in College

Current Views: 60.8 million

This is a very funny video about girls in college, and how each one will have their vices. For example, it goes through a dumb girl, athletic, party, church, etc. The production is awesome because it looks like a real TV Mini Series. The thing which stands out about this production is how each one looks so innocent, but change over the course of your college life. I’m pretty sure many students could relate to the video which is why it attracts so many views.

5. Smosh – Estimated $3-$5.5 Million per year

Smosh has dedicated their channel creating parody of popular shows like Pokemon, etc. They have since stopped many of them because giant companies complained about the popularity. However, they were able to drive millions of more people by creating special effects, and are currently in talks to get their comedy content on TV. They currently have 87 million views per month which equals a total of 4.4 billion. The subscriber count is currently 20 million.

Most Popular Video – Beef n Go

Current Views: 101.8 million

This movie is censored, but very popular with the YouTube audience. What is this video about? It’s a silly video about people who love to eat meet, but are always on the go. They introduce a tube like product called “Beef n Go”, and altered celebrity photos showing them promote the product. The video is actually funny because it’s silly, but hilarious at the same time.

4. Epic Meal Time – Estimated $6 Million per year

The creators are NO longer making money off YouTube.com because they have been given their own show on the FYI network called: Epic Meal Empire. They are the very first people to bring YouTube to TV, and have had celebrity guests like Tony Hawk + Arnold Schwarzenegger. They currently have 167 episodes with 781 million views. Their subscriber count is insane with 6.6 million subscribers.

Most Popular Video – Fast Food Lasagna

Current Views: 26 million

Here’s a quick breakdown of their video.

They go to all the popular fast food restaurants: McDonalds, Wendy’s, and A&W. They order 15 burgers from each place, and have lasagna sauce ready at home. Within a cooking case everything is layered to create a lasagna. The total calories of the meal is over 20,000 which is an insane number. Basically the video shows you how to create lasagna from fast food – burgers.

3. DC Toys Collector – Estimated $5 Million per year

The channel gets roughly 380 million views per month which is an enormous number compared to others. The channel consist of an unknown Brazilian women who purchases, and assembles Disney toys. She has never shown her face, but is still a very popular channel. Mothers and kids love the channel, and it currently has 5.2 billion views. This just reiterates the fact that you should always follow your passion.

Most Popular Video – Play Doh Sparkle Princess Ariel

Current Views: 365 million (WOW)

The video is 9:11 minutes and is about different Disney toys that have entered the market. This one is about Princess Ariel and the commentary is awesome. She essentially goes through the whole item from start to finish showing you the cool things you can do with Play Doh. She opens up each play doh and dresses each princess with a new dress made strictly from the play doh. The video has cool music playing in the background which adds a cool touch to each video.

2. Pewdiepie- Estimated $8-$12 Million per year

This guy is just 25 years old, and does hilarious commentary which has allowed him to go viral. His real name is Felix and is from Sweden, and receives 392 million views per month. Collectively he has 8 billion views on his channel with 34 million subscribers. It’s reported no other channel has more views then him which is why he is making a massive fortunate each month.

His popularity has made him a celebrity, and his other accounts have massive followers too. For example, his Twitter account currently has 5.39 million followers.

Most Popular Video – A Funny Montage

Current Views: 69 million

This video is a bunch of smaller skits in different scenarios. In a few of them he’s playing video games, and in others he’s singing to music videos. The reason these videos are so funny is because he is making funny of almost every aspect, and even impersonates characters throughout. This video is roughly 10:52 minutes which is longer compared to the others discussed in this post.

If you are looking to have a laugh while viewing different sequences then this montage is perfect for you.

1. ShyCarl – Estimated 900 Million

He sold his business for 500 million dollars, and was the pioneer of “vlog videos”. What is “Vlog”? Its video blogging, and YouTube.com allowed people to launch their careers instantaneously. He since then has launched his own company, a network called “Maker Studio”. The cool thing is this company was bought by Walt Disney for 500 million, and is guaranteed another 450 Million if performs the way it’s supposed to.

He still has a YouTube.com channel which does NOT take bulk of his time, however it has 1 million subscribers.

His total net-worth is you factor in all the buyouts, etc is roughly $950 million. He has recently started his own clothing line called Trixin.

Most Popular Video – Dad Busts Kids Making Mess

Current Views: 1 million

This video is roughly 4:23 minutes with 88,000 “Likes”. The video is a Windex Touch-up Cleaner Commercial.

The video starts with his pregnant wife who is completely overwhelmed with work so Shy offers to make dinner. He enlists the help of his kids, and all of them are working as a team. Shy leaves the kids alone to make the table while he goes to help with the laundry, and this is where hell breaks loose. First, his kids start playing with the ketchup and mustard spraying on the counter. These two sprays turn into animated actions characters that the kids love.

This happens “2” times throughout the video and I started asking myself what’s the point. Then after, I noticed how the video is for Windex Touch-up Cleaner.

The World’s Highest-Paid YouTube Stars 2015

I hope you enjoyed our roundup of top 10 YouTubers and learned that you can make a cool living doing what you love. These people all started with a simple passion then made a huge difference in everyone’s life. They provide entertainment through laughter, silliness, uniqueness, and more.

To see a complete summary of everything mentioned above, you can watch the YouTube video below.

It’s never too late to start doing what you love so setup an account right now – It’s absolutely FREE.

For anyone that doesn’t want to start making videos and put your face out there, check out this guide on how to start a blog and how you can achieve similar fame and financial success in the process!

5 Expert Guides on How to Rank YouTube Videos on Google

5 Expert Guides on How to Rank YouTube Videos on Google

Want to rank your YouTube videos within Google? Sure, we all do… but the truth is that most people think of the concept, but never actually put the idea into action. YouTube gets billions of page views every months and it’s making plenty of millionaires in the process. YouTube is also owned by Google, which means it’s likely you can rank video content from their site all the way to the first page of Google easier than you might be able to rank your site.

So what’s the big secret to ranking your YouTube videos on Google? Well, there are plenty of theories and methods out there — such as embedding videos within your blog content, using transcription to increase on-site (video) SEO to your page, linking back to your YouTube video through various sites and using a variation of relevant keywords.

Now the big question is… what works and what doesn’t? Well, if we all knew that, we’d all be ranking on the first page of Google, wouldn’t we!

While I’m in no way an expert at ranking YouTube videos within Google, I am pretty good at finding some of the best resources out there to help you along the way.

Follow These Tips to Rank YouTube Videos on Google

Each of these guides are unique in their own way, but most follow the same formulas of creating high quality video content, using text within your video descriptions and ultimately sending backlinks to your YouTube url. Be sure to visit each of the sites as they have unique content, videos, infographics, examples and guides.

YouTube SEO: The Ultimate Guide

Brian Dean of Backlinko.com is always coming out with excellent guides on how to build backlinks and rank higher in the search results. His guide on how to rank videos in Google is probably one of the best out there, as he goes into a lot of detail on how to find the right keywords to target, setting up your video title, description and YouTube page correctly, while also covering the many different ways you can embed video and get backlinks to help you jump to the top of the search results.

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Case Study: How to Rank YouTube Videos on Google

Everyone loves a good case study, and this one is no exception. This guest post from Vinay Patankar on SEMRush walks us through the process of why hitting your target audience with video is such a great opportunity. Vinay also goes on to show many of his different rankings in the search results and how he got there through ranking his YouTube videos. Vinay also covers video optimization, keyword rankings and off page optimization while also providing a big list of resources for building quality backlinks back to your YouTube page.

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How to Rank on the First Page of Google Through Videos

Neil Patel is another SEO expert who took the time to create a guide on how to rank in Google through the use of YouTube videos. In this 7-step video ranking guide, Neil walks through the process of ranking a video by starting with the most basic steps, such as uploading a video to YouTube, embedding the video on your site, adding content around your videos and ultimately focusing on your SEO and backlinking strategy. While this guide is less advanced than others mentioned, it’s still a great guide and I highly recommend reading through all of the blog comments and questions as well.

Brian Dean also created a follow up video on how to rank videos in Google through the QuickSprout University course.

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The Ultimate YouTube SEO Guide – Infographic

As fun as several thousand word guides and tutorials are to read, sometimes it’s better to get a visual look at how things work. In this infographic created by Sean Si, we get to see why video is so important and the break down of how to properly create your video content, while also focusing on your user engagement afterwards. This infographic covers a lot of the quick tips, tricks and takeaways that the other guides recommend, but without the massive time required to read through all of the filler content.

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9 Hacks to Rank YouTube Videos in Google

Ryan Stewart is a digital marketing psychopath who put together a nice 9-part hack series on how to rank your video content within Google. This quick read (because it’s broken up nicely), shows a lot of great examples and gives actionable tips such as creating your own custom thumbnails, knowing how long to make your videos and how to utilize playlists and getting your YouTube channel page to work for you. Also be sure to check out Ryan’s 8 video ranking tips on SocialMediaToday.com as well.

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YouTube SEO: 7 Powerful Secrets that Work Great in 2018

No matter either you’re new to YouTube or struggling with ranking your videos for long time, BlogRex’s YouTube SEO guide covers well researched and actionable tips to rank higher. From on-page SEO’s perspective of video optimization to off-page video SEO and then easy video promotion, everything on one page. This guide specifically tells you how exactly audience retention is connected with video ranking and how to get better at this. It’s not only for YouTube, but also for ranking on first page of google with the help of proper keyword targeting and research.

The Answer to How to Rank YouTube Videos in Google

I’ve provided you with some of the highest quality content and guides on the internet for learning how to rank YouTube videos on Google. At the end of the day, it’s going to come down to multiple factors to rank you videos on page one, but the three big takeaways from each of these guides are;

  • Video content (engagement)
  • Video embed (more views and content)
  • Links to YouTube Video (backlinks)

Another lesson that all of the guides preach, is to focus on the quality of your videos and to provide value. While it might be easy to create a bunch of low quality videos and hope at least one of them ranks, it would be much more beneficial to create one super high quality video and spend all your efforts on creating that one video.

Be sure to reach through each of the guides above, but their recommendations into action and start ranking your videos on Google!