A real guide on how to promote YouTube videos in 2012 with SEO and social networking. If your are one among those publisher who create lots of videos every week, but couldn’t get the desired traffic, then you must be making some big mistakes. Read this article and I am damn sure you will understand the rest very well.
Creating videos can be a real fun or it can be a real pain in your ass ( if its tutorial ). But getting traffic, I mean promoting your YouTube videos is completely different task and concept. Their are certain points which we have to consider and follow. Below I am listing out few of the most important tasks. Just try them and see the change in your traffic and visitors behavior.
Best Way To Promote YouTube Videos
Under this heading we are going to discuss two different methods. First we will go through SEO and then secondly we will discuss about social networking. I wish I will be able to deliver some important points. Please share this article if it will be helpful for you.
Technique [ 1 ] : Using SEO
Optimized Titles : Creating title for your video file is just like crafting titles for your blog post. Your title tags should be keyword rich, and your targeted word placement should be in the start if possible. If possible you can even place or use long tail keywords, LSI words or closely related synonyms. All of them will be very beneficial for you.
Brief Description : Try to write a brief description about your video ( see the point listed below ). Just try to include your main keywords, LSI, related words, and synonyms. You can use free tools like Adwords, Traffic Travis, Market samurai ( trial ) or Long tail pro ( trial ). But please don’t over do all these things.
- Why you created the video
- Give some description ( if its tutorial ), Tutorial requirement, product your are using, its version, total time required, add some basic steps
- Give some advice and tricks
Utilize Tags : Tags plays the most important role in promotion. Tags are used by YouTube to find the best and related videos in their database. So you can say, they are used as keywords. So try to add maximum number of most relevant tags and try to keep it upto date.
Now if you add some important keywords then “quote them”. You should use Long tails words in this case. You can even use the most related words. Both of them will be very helpful.
Get Free Backlinks : Yes, I think you already know about it. You can get lots of rel nofollow link back to your site. If your video goes viral ( I wish so ), then you can get some really good referral traffic to your blog. So always try to add related links from your website to your description.
Technique [ 2 ] : Promote YouTube Videos With Social Network
Now this is the most easiest part to get some instant traffic and likes to your videos. Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Digg, Reddit, Diggo are few of the world’s most trafficed and busy sites on internet and on this planet. So driving few of thousands attention to your latest video will not be so hard. What you just need is ” Connection “.
Facebook : Its really very easy to add YouTube videos to your Facebook profile page or a Facebook fan page. You have to just enter he URL and thumbnail will be generated automatically. You can even add the direct link to your blog page. This will make sure that you get some good traffic to your blog for free.
Google Plus : YouTube is the product or say service by Google. So search engine giant surely loves it. And Google plus gives you full control on promotion. Just enter the video URL and add as long description as you can, since theirs no limit. If you have good connection ( too many peoples have you in their circle ), then they can be automatically notified about your latest post.
Their also 100 percent chance that our Google plus post will get indexed by Google and it will be displayed on search results. So its must to have Google Plus account.
Promoting On Pinterest : This is surely something new. But pinterest allows you to do so. You have to just visit the video page and then click on Pin It button from bookmarks. That’s all, then simply add your description and chose your board. Remember that only YouTube and Vimeo are supported websites.
Check These Guide : How do I pin a video?
StumbleUpon : Millions of visitors come here in search for something interesting, crappy, happy or awesome works. Just try to stumble some links and then finally add your own link. Try to write good description and chose best category and tags. They are the most important, since if visitors find wrong content in wrong directory, then they will simply dislike it. Then their no chance you will ever get any referral traffic from StumbleUpon.
Twitter : Finally once again, a service by Google. I think you must be knowing that Google consider social signal which ranking particular page from any domain on SERPs. In those signals twitter tweets are one of the most important.
Getting followers on twitter is very easy. You have full control to explore anyone connection. So make use of it. Tweet your link every six hours, and see the results. If you have good number of followers, then you will get good referral visitors.