How to make your Youtube video rank higher through SEO

Now that you have a great explainer video about your services or your business, you can’t wait for people to see it and for it to start increasing your sales. You’ve uploaded it to youtube, but why does it not appear first in the search results?
With 300 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute, it’s very difficult for a video to stand out.
But there are a few tricks that you can apply to your video to make it rank higher on the search page and therefore get more views.
If you would like to know how then let me tell you…

Front-load your keyword:
Use your keyword at the beginning of the title of your video. This will help youtube understand better what your video is about, putting it in the direction of the viewers that are searching your topic.

Engagement signals:
Videos that have a call to action to comment or like the video tend to rank higher. This is because receiving comments on your video tells the Youtube algorithm that your video is popular, placing the video in a higher ranking when searched. So if you give your viewers a specific reason to comment at the end of the video, this might help your video get to the top!

Video tags:
Even though video tags are not as important, they still have an effect on the ranking of your video. Video tags are designed to help Youtube understand the context of your video. So use tags that describe what your video is about. But don’t use too many! You will confuse Youtube. Use a small amount of highly specific tags. The first tag is always the most important, so I recommend to put your keyword as the first tag!
If you use the same tags popular videos on your topic use, this will give you more chances of appearing on the sidebar as recommended, which is a great way of creating organic clicks on your video.

Video description:
Its been found that videos with long descriptions tend to rank higher on Youtube.
This is also because the description will help Youtube understand your content.
So when it comes to writing your description, outline the content of your video clearly without giving too much away.

If you apply these simple few tricks to your Youtube video, be ready for the views to increase and your video to succeed.

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