How to get a YouTube video Noticed?
We have all been there. Spending time crafting a great video (at least in our own minds), and then crickets after it has been uploaded.
But why? Surely that should not happen right?
Well, in this blog post I will be answering the question: How to get a YouTube video Noticed?
if you scroll down I will write everything out, but for those of you desperate to hear my silky voice and gaze upon my good looks, here is a video explaining all:
NOTE: This is what I recommend just before and just after uploading. There are other things you can do further on down the line as well as much more on page SEO stuff that I did not cover here.
How to get a YouTube video Noticed? Watch the Video
What a lot of people maybe have found so far is you upload a video to YouTube, you do your own page optimization, and then nothing really happens.
You don’t get that many views.
There are certain things you should do, certain things you shouldn’t do, otherwise you may find that you get inadvertently penalized.
There’s also an element of mindset that goes into this as well. So, when I say mindset, YouTube is basically a patience game.
You need to have an element of patience to get results from videos. Your videos may not be a success right off the bat.
So, the first thing you’ve got to remember is you’ve got to create good quality stuff. Now that doesn’t mean good quality stuff in the respect of flashy graphics and green screens and all of that stuff cause a lot of that stuff is just vanity. The content itself does need to be good.
You’ve also got to make sure that you’re going to go after a key word that is doable yet does get searches. I mean you can rank #1 for the key word “banana pen dog cat fish”, but no one’s typing that in.
On the other side of the coin, if you’re trying to create a video and you’re targeting how to make money online, good luck with that one. I mean, you may be able to do it.
So you’ve got to make sure that you get searches.
Also you need to have an element of realism with respect to how many views you expect.
Sometimes videos will go viral unexpectedly but you need to, you know your search, the video you’re trying to rank for, get exposure for, you’re going after a search term that gets 300 searches per month.
You can’t expect 300 searches alone in the first week.
You might only get 10 or 15 views, but that’s because of the nature of the key word.
So assuming you’ve done you key word research and you do have a video that has a decent amount of searches, but it’s not too hard to rank for. What can you do? Well you want to make sure that your video is optimized.
Same with your thumbnail. You want to have a thumbnail that stands out.
Don’t use one of those “click bait” thumbnails that get the click but then don’t get the views cause that’s gonna harm you in the long run.
You also want to make sure that you know you’ve got a little bit of a description. There’s no proof that super long descriptions work.
I’ve also found out as well with tags that back in the old days I’d have a ton of tags like this. Right now I’ve found out that just having four or five related tags is much much more beneficial.
Sharing on Other Social Media the Right Way
You want to make sure that you sure you video on social media.
Now if you share your video on Facebook Fan Page, it’s not gonna get much traction, maybe it used to, but now Facebook and YouTube are in competition.
So you want to make sure that you either share in a group that you run if you have one because people interact more in a group.
If you want to get people from Facebook to your video, I would create a little teaser video.
I would upload that video natively to Facebook. I wouldn’t share any YouTube link. All I would do is create maybe a 30 second video and say, “Look if you’d like to learn A, B and C, I’ve made a great new video over on my YouTube channel.”
Then I would take out a paid Facebook ad or booster.
I would take out a little ad to drive traffic to that native video that I’ve uploaded to Facebook which encourages people to click through to my YouTube channel and watch my video or subscribe to me.
Do the same to Twitter. Upload your videos natively. Don’t just share a YouTube link.
Of course you want too make sure that you share below where it says “Share your video here.” You want to share it on as many places as possible, such as Stumble Upon, Digg and so on.
My RSS Software
I’ve got an RSS software which is free for people in my Facebook where you can join the link below, which will also turn the video into an RSS feed and send it out there.
All of these little things will help with rankings.
I highly recommend you get as many people to watch your video as possible.
You’re gonna get more views. You’re gonna get more traffic, I should say, in the first 24 hours.
Then regardless of how good your video is, that will kind of drop off.
Then a week later, so seven days later it will drop off again.
It doesn’t mean that your video will necessarily rank less but for some reason that seems to be what happens with YouTube.
In the meantime of course your video may be doing the Google dance and it may settle in it’s rightful place later.
I’ve had videos that have eventually settled in the top 1 or 2 or 3 spots but they were down in the rankings for a week, a month, a month and a half.
It does take time with regards to getting your video ranked, that’s a whole new ballgame.
For now I hope you got some value out of this video. Again if you haven’t already, please Like the video and leave me a comment, subscribe and join my Facebook group where you’ll learn more of this stuff
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