How To Make Your YouTube Video Rank Higher & Get On The 1st Page of YouTube Search

Do you spend hours or days creating and publishing videos, then discover they’re nowhere to be found in the search engines? It can be very depressing when it feels like you wasted your time.

In the video below you’ll discover how to make your YouTube video rank higher so it’ll appear on the first page of YouTube Search.

Let’s look at a couple of examples of channels where the videos got first page rankings on YouTube.

Here’s Mary Anglin’s real estate channel that got first page rankings for the term, “Getting top dollar for your home.” It currently receives a search volume of 30 searches per month, and a cost per click of $6.25 according to the free Chrome extension Keywords Everywhere.

Clink here to watch my interview with Mary on how he she ranked her YouTube videos.

Here are the 5 steps to make your YouTube video rank higher….

Step 1.
Identify the root keyword phrase you want to rank for.


Here’s another example where I targeted the keyword phrase, “How to translate YouTube videos.” As you can see, it ranked for multiple keyword phrases. The root keyword phrase I targeted was, “How to translate YouTube videos,” which according to the Chrome extension Keywords Everywhere, gets a thousand searches per month. Some of the related keyword phrases include, “How to translate videos into English,” “How to translate a YouTube video into other language,” “Translate videos online,” etcetera.

How do you quickly find these associated keyword phrases to rank for?

I use the Keyword Planner tool in the free Chrome extension TubeBuddy.

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If you click on the Tube Buddy keyword explorer tool, and enter the main keyword phrase, “How to translate YouTube videos.” immediately it shows all suggestions as if I was typing the same phrase into the YouTube search box, click explore (see video).

As you can see, the overall unweighted score is very poor. The unrated score refers to how good this keyword is to target based on the search volume and competition. Weighted refers to how good this keyword is to target for your specific channel based on search volume, competition, relevancy and how you compare to others currently ranking in search. You need to upgrade to the pro license of TubeBuddy to get this feature.

If I click on weighted I can see that the keyword score is still very bad. Let’s check an associated keyword phrase. Let’s try, “How to translate YouTube videos to English.” Immediately I can see that the weighted score is very good, 65 out of a 100. It says that the score above is specific to your channel based on how many views your videos tend to get, and your chances of ranking in these search results. It says that the search volume is moderate, the competition is very low, optimization strength very low, total number of search results is 3.34 million. If I click on the unweighted score it also says it’s very good, 54 out of a 100, so it’s not bad. I can also click on results.

All right, one of my videos is already got the top rankings for that keyword phrase. I can also score down and check the competition. Here’s another one of mine. I can also check what’s trending by clicking on the trending tab. There’s nothing trending, so let’s look at the historical data. I can see there’s been quite a bit of traffic in the last few months. If I click on map I can see the regions where this video has been searched from, mostly it’s United States and India. The bit about this keyword explorer tool from TubeBuddy is that it can quickly find the keyword phrases that I wish to rank for, for future videos. I can create and rank new videos for these associated keyword phrases. It sure saves a lot of the time, and you can do it too.

Step 3.
Make sure your videos are highly relevant.

You want to place yourself in the mind of a viewer that are searching for a solution to the problem that they may have. Ideally, they want to find the most relevant information and YouTube wants to serve that relevant information to them. Therefore the more relevant the content of your video is, the higher probability it will rank on the first page of YouTube.

Here are some tips to make your videos highly relevant.
* Make sure your video content expands on the title that you’ve researched. * Make sure your video is engaging for your viewers by giving them the content that they wish to watch.
* Say the actual title in your video. Ideally mention it at the beginning of your video then expand upon it throughout the video.
* Create an eye-catching thumbnail. The thumbnail is going to be what wins the first click. If viewers don’t click on your thumbnail they’re not going to watch your video.
* Craft a catchy title; add the keyword phrase that you researched in the title description and tags of your video. This will help satisfy the search engines. You might also want to add some extra words to your title to satisfy your viewer’s curiosity.

For example when I wanted to target the keyword phrase, “YouTube brand account“, I title my video, “YouTube brand account versus personal”, which is best?” People are searching for the keyword phrase, “YouTube brand account” and “YouTube brand account versus personal.“. “Which is best?” adds some curiosity to the title.

Add the title of your videos and associated keyword phrases in the description of your video. Do the same for your tags. Add your main keyword phrase to the first tag, then associated keyword phrases to the other tags.

If you follow all these steps you’ll make your videos highly relevant to the search engines as well as to your viewers.

Step 4
Create an official playlist.
After publishing your video, add it to an official playlist. YouTube will feature or recommend the videos and official playlist based upon the viewers browsing behavior. This is different to a regular playlist where YouTube doesn’t recommend the videos and net playlist.

When you’ve added your videos to an official playlist make sure your link to that playlist and the cards and in-screens of your related videos. This will help viewers to binge watch your videos, and extend the watching time on the YouTube channel.

Since watch time is one of the main ranking factors in YouTube, your video have a high probability of also showing up in YouTube suggest videos. These are the videos that YouTube recommends on the right side of the video watch page.

Step 5,
Do more of what works.
When you notice that your videos get first-page ranking on YouTube and appears on the right side of a watch page, on the recommended videos create more of them.

Instead of targeting the same keyword phrase, create videos based upon associating keyword phrases.

If you follow this process you’ll rank for more keyword phrases on the first page of the YouTube search results.

Here are some important things to keep in mind.
* Monitor your stats and YouTube analytics.
* Go to your traffic sources report and see which videos are getting the most traffic.
* Go to your subscriber’s report and see which videos are attracting the most subscribers.
* Look for the videos that get the highest click-through rate, highest watch time, highest order into attention, and highest percentage of recommendations.

If you do this you’ll quickly discover the videos that are performing the best on your channel.

Do you want a grow your YouTube Channel this year so you can attract more views and subscribers? If so, pick up a copy of my 100+ page YouTube Marketing Guide at TubeBootCamp.com

How To Rank For Multiple Keywords On YouTube

Let me ask you a question, do you prefer your video to rank for one keyword or multiple keywords?

Watch the video above to see a video ranking for multiple keywords. It sure beats ranking your YouTube video for only one keyword phrase.

How do you do it?

Step 1.
Create a list of multiple keyword phrases. The key is to find keyword phrases that don’t have too much competition, so it’ll be easier to rank for. The search engines are getting pretty smart these days. The old days of just stuffing the same keyword phrase under your tags over and over again have disappeared. The new way of doing keyword research is based upon user intent.

For example, the keyword phrase that I chose to title my video for was YouTube brand account versus personal. I currently rank number two for that phrase, but I rank for different keyword phrases based upon the searcher’s intent.

For example, I rank number six for YouTube brand account. I rank number three for YouTube brand account versus regular. I rank number three for what is YouTube brand account. I rank number five for brand account YouTube. I rank number nine for YouTube brand account benefits. You can see I rank for multiple keyword phrases based upon the searcher’s intent.

You can quickly find these associated keyword phrases by using a free chrome extension TubeBuddy.

Click here to watch my review of TubeBuddy

If you upgrade to the paid option, which has many more features, you’ll be able to get 20% off if you use the promo code Hermansbuddy. Another great benefit of TubeBuddy is you can see the rankings for multiple keywords in your tags.

Here are some other tools you can use to find associated keyword phrases for YouTube videos.
* Answerthepublic.com. This will show you the questions people are entering into the search box to find solutions to their problems.

* LSIGraph. This is a free online tool that generates semantic long tail keyword phrases. YouTube suggests and Google suggests. Enter a keyword phrase in the YouTube or Goggle search box, you’ll get a bunch of suggested keyword phrases.

Here are some other tools you can use to find associated keyword phrases for YouTube videos.
* Answerthepublic.com. This will show you the questions people are entering into the search box to find solutions to their problems.

* LSIGraph. This is a free online tool that generates semantic long tail keyword phrases.

YouTube suggests and Google suggests. Enter a keyword phrase in the YouTube or Goggle search box, and you’ll get a bunch of suggested keyword phrases.

Step two
Plan a series of related videos. Instead of thinking about a solo video that will get a little bit of traffic, why not think of a series of videos that are all tied together. When someone watches one video in a playlist, they’ll see the related videos and go deeper into the content.

Since one of the top ranking factors of YouTube is watch time, if people watch more of your videos, your videos will have a greater chance of ranking in the search engines. After you’ve published these videos, add them to an official playlist, which we will talk about later.

Step three
Create a well-optimized engaging video. The goal of your video should to keep people watching as long as possible. If you can get viewers to watch the first 15 seconds of your video, it’s more likely they’ll watch the rest of the video. In order to do that, you have to grab their attention. You can ask a question, do something entertaining, or tease them at the beginning of your video about what’s coming up at the end of the video. Your main content should expand on the introduction of your video.

End your video with a strong call-to-action such as linking to the next video in your series. After you’ve created your video, place your main keyword phrase in the title description and tags of your video.

Also include the associated keyword phrases that you researched in the description and tags of your video. This will make your video highly relevant to the search engines.

Step four
Add the video to an official playlist. Adding your video to an official playlist allows other videos in the playlist to be featured and recommended when someone is watching a video in that playlist.

YouTube uses information to modify how the videos are presented and discovered. After you’ve published the video, add that video to the playlist within the next one or two days. Make sure that after you’ve published your video, link to the playlist in your cards and in-screens. So if somebody is watching your video, they’ll be more inclined to select another video in the series in that playlist.

Step five
Check your rankings. The beautiful thing about TubeBuddy, is you can check multiple keyword rankings and the tags of your videos. You can also check the rankings of your competitors’ tags.

Here are some of the important things to keep in mind.

  1. Rankings take time. Sometimes your video might rank right away like in a live stream, but then drop out of the search engines after a few days. Be patient because YouTube is trying to sort out where it should rank that video permanently in the search engines. Some times it takes a few weeks, a few months, and even it can happen after a few years.
  2. Not every video will rank for multiple keywords. A video that ranks for multiple keywords will get you much more traffic than a video that just ranks for one keyword. It’s worthwhile to add related keyword phrases to your description and tags.
  3. Move a high performing video to the top of your playlist. If you see a video that is performing well in your playlist, move it to the top of your playlist. To do this, hover over the three dots on the left side of your video and slide it to the top.
  4. Move a high performing playlist to the top of your channel homepage. If a playlist is getting a lot of traffic, it makes sense to move it to the top of your channel homepage. It will be more visible if you move it to the top of your channel homepage and your viewers will be more motivated to check out more information.
  5. Pin your playlist to the top of your comments. When viewers go to comment on your video, they’ll see your pinned comment containing your playlist link, at the top of your comments. Out of curiosity, they’ll check out your playlist which gives you more watch time.

Do you want a grow your YouTube Channel this year so you can attract more views and subscribers? If so, pick up a copy of my 100+ page YouTube Marketing Guide at TubeBootCamp.com

How To Make A Successful YouTube Channel For Beginners

Building a successful YouTube channel is a great way to generate traffic, leads and sales on autopilot for your business or for your products. It’s not just about gaining views and subscribers.

On this beautiful snowy day (watch the video above), I’m going to show you the 10 steps on how to make a successful YouTube channel for beginners. You’ll discover that YouTube is not just about gaining views and subscribers but building assets for a lifetime.

Here are the 10 steps to make a successful YouTube channel.
1. Define your purpose.
If you don’t have a clear purpose for your channel, you’re not going to be successful. Your purpose could be to make money. Your purpose could be to generate revenue so you can pay your bills. It could be to generate leads for local businesses. Perhaps you want to start a consulting business. You may want to generate leads and sales by promoting your own products and affiliate products. Maybe you want to impact people’s lives by sharing a hobby you’re passionate about.

Let me know in the comments below what the purpose of your channel is.

2. Choose a niche you’re passionate about.
If you don’t choose a niche that you’re passionate about, it’ll be difficult to keep going when the going gets tough. There’s going to be times for when you’re not motivated or inspired to publish a new video, but if you have a deep reason why you’re doing it, then it’ll be easier to keep going.

A big question you should ask yourself is, what kind of value am I going to give to my target audience?

When you clearly define your target audience and help solve their problems, people are going to watch your videos. A great way to choose a niche that you’re passionate about is just entering your main keyword in the YouTube search box. It’ll give you a bunch of suggestions of different topics.

Another idea is to use the free Chrome extension, TubeBuddy. If you use the keyword explorer tool in TubeBuddy you’ll get a bunch of suggestions. You’ll also be able to see the keyword trends for a particular keyword phrase, as well as researching the competition. It’s a great time-saver for researching topics for YouTube channels.

3. Create a unique value proposition.
A unique value proposition is what makes your channel stand out from others. Instead of trying to do the same thing as all your competitors are doing, try to do something different that is unique to yourself. Try to come up with one sentence that defines your channel.

For example for my channel, I say, “I help people grow an audience on YouTube so they can generate traffic, leads, and sales on autopilot.

On my channel banner, I have a tagline that says, “Grow your audience with video.”

Click here to learn how to create a unique
value proposition for your channel.

4. Design professional channel art.
This also helps with channel branding. You can design a professional channel banner, a channel icon, channel trailer, video thumbnails, branded intro for your videos, perhaps a custom end screen and a website that you can associate with your channel. Ideally, your branding should be congruent so when people see your thumbnail, they immediately associate it with your channel.

5. Organize your channel homepage.
Your channel homepage is like the front page of a website. You only have a few seconds to make an impression upon your viewers so they’ll be motivated to subscribe to your channel. If you’re not a graphic designer, then hire somebody on Fiverr or Upwork to design your channel banner and your thumbnails. Your thumbnails are the first things people see about your video in the search engines. Your channel banner is the first thing people see when they land on your channel homepage. You’ve got about five seconds to make an impression.

You also want to include a channel trailer of one to three minutes that summarizes the content of your channel. When people see your banner and watch channel trailer, they’ll be motivated to subscribe. For the rest of your homepage, you should create sections that contain playlists. Each section should contain a different playlist, so when someone sees your channel homepage, they can dive deeper into your content. You also want to create a good description on your about page. A lot of people will check out the about page to find out what your channel’s all about. Instead of just talking about yourself, mention the benefits to your viewers.

After you’ve mentioned the benefits, then you can introduce yourself and end with a strong call-to-action, like subscribe to your channel.

Another thing to do is to include your channel keywords in your description. This helps the discoverability of your channel in the search engines.

6. Keyword research.
Instead of thinking about one video, think about creating a series of videos that you can put in a playlist. This means that instead of somebody watching just the single video, they can watch several videos in a row.

Keep in mind, one of the main ranking factors of YouTube is watch time. The longer you can keep people watching your videos, the higher the probability of your videos appearing in search and suggested videos.

A free tool you can use for keyword research is the YouTube suggestion box. Just enter the main keyword in the YouTube search box, and you’ll get a bunch of suggestions. Make a list of all suggestions in a Google Doc so you can go back to them when you get stuck for video ideas.

You can also use TubeBuddy, which I mentioned before, which is a free Chrome extension. It’ll save you a ton of time doing keyword research because it’ll give you a bunch of suggestions, it’ll show you the trends, and also show your competitors.

Click here to watch my review of TubeBuddy.

Another great tool is answerthepublic.com. This will show you all the questions that people are entering into Google Search about your particular niche.

Instead of guessing the questions that people are asking about your niche, you’ve got a tool that shows you exactly the kind of searches that people are doing. If you install the Chrome extension keywords everywhere, it’ll also show you the search volume.

Another great point about TubeBuddy is it’ll give you a keyword score so you can quickly identify if a keyword phrase is worth going after. This will save you a lot of time creating videos that never rank and how to get any views or subscribers.

I highly recommend installing TubeBuddy to speed up your keyword research. My face is getting frozen.

7. Structure your videos for maximum engagement.
If you’re just starting out creating videos, I highly recommend creating a script for your first video. This will help you to stay on track and stop waffling through your videos. I typically write out several scripts at once so I can batch record my videos. Instead of filming one video, I can save time by filming several videos at once.

If you’re just starting out creating your channel and creating videos, you don’t need expensive gear, just start with what you got. Then when you can afford it, you can upgrade.

For example, I create most of my videos for the last few years just using my iPhone. It’s only recently that I upgraded to a Canon camera. If you don’t have a phone, you can just purchase a webcam for about $50. It’s a great way to just get going.

When you structure your videos, make sure you have a strong hook at the beginning, because you only got a few seconds to grab viewers attention. Expand on that hook by delivering great value throughout your video, then end with a strong call-to-action.

If you follow this structure, you’ll be on your way to grow in a successful YouTube channel. When you batch record several videos in a row, you can also batch edit your videos. I typically edit my videos on time blocks so I don’t get too tired. I might spend a couple hours in the morning, one in the afternoon, and then a couple hours at night.

According to YouTube, your goal should be to keep your audience retention as close to 100% as possible. This means that your viewers are watching your videos all the way through. I typically try to shoot for at least 50% audience retention rate.

Videos that have consistent high audience retention will show up in YouTube search and YouTube suggested videos, so try to improve one thing in each video you publish.

8. Video optimization.
Your goal with optimization is to keep your viewer watching all the way through your videos. It starts with a great thumbnail and title. If you can get a viewer to click on your thumbnail, then they will be more inclined to watch your video. Add the keyword phrase that you research in our earlier step to the title, description, and tags of your video. Make sure you also add cards and end screens that link to a playlist so you can keep people watching more of your videos.

Another great idea is to pin one of the videos that’s in your playlist to the top of your comments. When people go to comment on your video, they’ll see your pinned comment.

Click here to download a checklist on the steps on
how to optimize your YouTube videos

9. Video promotion.
Use the share icons under your video to promote your video to social media sites. If you have an email list, promote it to your email list. If you have a website, embed it on your website.

The more places you can promote your video, the more chances you have of attracting a large audience.

10. Track video performance.
You want to keep an eye on how your videos are doing by going into YouTube analytics. If you get a high click-through rate on your thumbnails and a high watch time on your videos, your videos will do well in the search engines and you’ll get a lot of traffic. Try to work on increasing these metrics in each video you produce.

Here are some important things to keep in mind.
1. Be consistent.

At least upload a new video every week. If you can do more than that, that’s great.

2. Reply to all comments.
If people made the effort to reply to a comment, then you should reply to their comment.

3. Think of a series of videos.
Instead of coming up with a script for just one video, create several scripts for several videos to save you from getting stuck with video ideas and keep you on schedule.

4. Link to a playlist instead of one video.
When you link to a playlist, people will be more inclined to watch a series of videos instead of just one video. The longer somebody stays watching your video on YouTube, the more inclined your videos will rank in the search engines.

5. YouTube is a marathon not a sprint.
It’s very rare that a video is going to get thousands of views right out of the gate. Therefore, be patient and keep a consistent upload schedule.

Bonus tip.
Have fun!

If you’re not having fun creating videos like I am out in the snow here, then you’ll soon give up. Try creating different types of videos to see which one resonates with your audience.

Do you want a grow your YouTube Channel this year so you can attract more views and subscribers? If so, pick up a copy of my 100+ page ebook at TubeBootCamp.com

How To Rank For Competitive Keywords On YouTube

Is it possible for a small YouTube channel to rank for competitive keywords? In the video below (and this article), I’m going to show you a step-by-step strategy on how to rank for competitive keywords on YouTube.

When you’re growing a small channel on YouTube, it’s hard to compete with the larger channels because have more authority, they have tons of more videos and have tons of more subscribers. How can you compete with their rankings? Here are the seven steps to rank for competitive keywords on YouTube.

1. Identify the competitive keyword phrase that you wish to rank for.
For example, if I choose a very competitive keyword phrase like “how do YouTubers make money” and enter it into the YouTube search box.

I can see there is a lot of competition. As you can see, the top YouTube channels ranking for that phrase have over 200,000 subscribers. You can see it’s a very competitive keyword phrase to rank for.

2. Identify long-tail keyword phrases.
If I remove the Y from the keyword phrase, how do YouTubers make money, I get a bunch of other suggestions. For example, an alternative keyword phrase is, how do YouTubers make money without ads? This is called a long-tail keyword phrase because it consists of multiple words. I’ve also got “how do YouTubers make money from videos”, “how do YouTubers make money from YouTube Red”, et cetera.

The key is to finding long-tail keyword phrases that contain your competitive keyword phrase you wish to rank for. I can also see that the search volume for “how do YouTubers make money without ads” is 70 per month. According to TubeBuddy, it has a keyword score of 72 over 100.

Another way to identify alternative keyword phrases is to look at the YouTube tags of your competitors. You can easily do this when you have the TubeBuddy extension installed.

Here’s a link to the free Chrome extension…TubeBuddy

For example, for this channel called Bright Side, I can easily view all the video tags it’s using, using the TubeBuddy extension.

3. Check out the competition.
If I enter the keyword phrase, “how to YouTubers make money without ads“, I don’t see any videos that contain that exact same title. This would be a good keyword phrase to go after because it contains the competitive keyword phrase, “how do YouTubers make money”

4. Create an engaging video.
The key to creating an engaging video is to solve the pain point of your viewers, in this case, I’m offering a solution to small YouTube channels on how to rank for competitive keywords. You can then outline the steps that solve the problem.

The longer you keep viewers engaged on a single video or successive videos in a row, the higher probability, your video will be suggested on other people’s channels. As they’re watching the video on the channel, they’ll see the suggested videos on the right side of the watch page. These are called suggested videos or recommended videos, that may also appear on their home screen or on the subscription feed.

5. Optimize the video.
Make sure you add the long-tail keyword phrase that you identified in your keyword research is placed in the title, description, and tags of your video. When your thumbnail, title, description, and tags, all relate to the content in your video, it makes it easier for YouTube to rank your videos.

6. Add your video to an official playlist.
When you add a video to an official playlist rather than a regular playlist, YouTube will use the information to modify how the videos are discovered and presented. This means that YouTube will surface those videos in your playlist based upon the browsing behavior of your viewers.

Keep in mind that a video can only be added to ONE official playlist (also called a series playlist).

The beauty of an official playlist is that all the videos in that playlist are related to each other. When somebody watches one video, they’ll see the related videos in the playlist on the right-hand side. This will motivate them to watch another video in the series. When someone watches successive videos in a row from your playlist, YouTube will surface more of your videos to the viewers. This will result in more rankings to your videos and more traffic.

7. Repeat steps one to six for related keyword phrases.
Repeat the steps that I outlined above (or in the video) for alternative long-tail keyword phrases.

What kind of results can you expect by following these 7 steps?

  • You’ll begin ranking for less competitive keyword phrases.
  • YouTube may modify how your videos are presented or discovered based upon your viewers browsing behavior.
  • Your videos will begin ranking on YouTube amongst the competitive keyword phrases of larger channels.
  • Your playlists can also rank on YouTube because it has a different URL than a regular video.

Here’s the BIG takeaway….

If there’s a topic you wish to rank for that has a ton of competition, create a series of videos tagging long-tail keyword phrases for your titles, then add them to an official playlist so YouTube will modify the way that your videos are presented based upon a viewer’s behavior.

Let me ask you a question…

Do you want a grow your YouTube Channel this year so you can attract more views and subscribers?
Pick up a copy of my 100+ page ebook at TubeBootCamp.com

YouTube Hashtags To Get More Views

Have you noticed some new hashtags appearing on YouTube above the videos title?

What the heck do hashtags mean, how can you use them to make your
videos more discoverable and how do you add them to your videos?

So what is a YouTube hashtag is used for?

When you add them to YouTube videos it’s an easy way to find videos on related topics. For example if somebody clicks a hashtag that I used for my channel it will show the related videos for my channel. This will result in longer watch time because people are staying longer on YouTube. If they stay longer on YouTube watching more of my videos then more of my videos will appear in search and suggested videos.

That’s a good thing!

Here are a couple of different ways to find videos using hashtags
1. You can enter the hashtag and the YouTube search box and related videos will pop up.

2. Click the hashtag in the video title above the video title or in the description. This will also give you a page of related results with the hashtag.

How do you add hashtags to your videos?

If you want to add hashtags to a single video go to your video manager select the video that you wish to add hashtags to click Edit. Add the hashtags to the bottom of your video description or you can also add them to your video title but for right now I’d recommend just adding them to the video description. Make sure you include a hashtag at the beginning of word and don’t include any spaces if you’re joining two words together.

According to YouTube the more tags you add to a video the less relevant they become for users who are searching so if the video has more than 15 hashtags YouTube will ignore all the hashtags on that video. If you over tagged a video YouTube will remove that video from your uploads or from search.

Also make sure you don’t add hashtags that are not directly related to the video that you’ve uploaded. If you add misleading or unrelated hashtags this will also result in the removal of your video.

Click here to read the YouTube’s misleading metadata policies.
Click here to read YouTube’s hashtag policies

If you want to add hashtags to the description of multiple YouTube videos go to your video manager. You can check the box next to actions to add hashtags to all 29 videos on the page or you can select all your videos then just click the actions box – click description – add your hashtags in the box – append to end. You also have the option to append to start, set to or remove.

If you want to add hashtags to select videos then just check the boxes of all the videos that you wish to select. Click the actions box, select description and put the hashtags in the box then select “append to end.” If you want to put it to the end of the description. After you’ve done that just click “Submit” to add them to the description.

hat if you want to add hashtags to all future videos that you publish?

Just click on channel – click upload defaults, then you just add them in a title or in the description at the bottom. After you’ve done that just click Save and your hashtags will show up on all future videos that you publish.

How to edit descriptions across all videos on your channel

Click here if you want to bulk edit all the descriptions on your YouTube channel. The video will show how to find or replace any content that you’ve placed in description across all the videos on your channel

So how do you find relevant hashtags to use on your videos?

My recommendation is to use your channel name in one of the hashtags. If someone clicks on the hashtag all the related videos of your channel will show up on the page.

Experiment with popular hashtags that occur on Instagram and Twitter to see if they work on YouTube. Another idea is to use a specific hashtag that’s just related to your own channel. When someone clicks on that hashtag they’ll discover the videos that are related to the video they’ve just watched. This will result in more watch time for your YouTube videos, higher rankings and more traffic.

Here are three important things to keep in mind…

1. Currently hashtags can only be viewed via a web browser on your computer or through the Android app. Hashtags don’t appear on the iOS app. This means you won’t currently see them on your iPad or iPhone.

2. Only the first three hashtags in a video description will appear above your video title.

3. You can add hashtags in the description of previously uploaded videos.
The hashtag will appear above the video titles for those videos.

Now you know how to get more views to your YouTube videos using hashtags.

If you want to learn how to grow your audience on YouTube and
generate traffic, leads and sales on autopilot check out my
YouTube Marketing Course at: TubeVideoBootCamp.com

How To Get 30,000 Subscribers On YouTube – My Top 10 Tips

Thank you for helping me to get to 30,000 subscribers. Without you all subscribing to my channel, I wouldn’t have achieved this goal. I’d like to share with you my top 10 tips on how to get 30,000 subscribers on YouTube. If I can do it, you can do it too.

Watch the video below

1. Choose a niche you’re passionate about.

If you’re not interested or love the niche that you’ve chosen, you’ll soon lose interest when the going gets tough. Especially when you start a new channel, you’ll only get a few views and subscribers per video. This can be very discouraging and you may have an inclination to give up. If the goal of your channel is just to share information and not make money, you’ll have an easier time with your channel. I started my channel in 2006, but I only really focused on YouTube in the last few years.

2. Find low competition keywords.

If you target very competitive keyword phrases, it’ll be very difficult to rank for them and so you’ll be just wasting your time. Instead, target keyword phrases that are less competitive, so it’d be easier to rank for them. As your channel grows and builds more authority, it’ll be easier to rank for more competitive keywords.

3. Plan out your content ahead of time.

If you plan out your content one or two weeks in advance, you’ll be less stressed to produce videos on a regular basis. One of the best habits I’ve got into is to just jot down ideas as they come into mind. You can do this with Google Docs or just use the Notes app on your phone. This will prevent you from running out of ideas.

Make sure you also produce content that your audience loves. Visit groups, forums, and live streams where your target audience hangs out, so you can find out the kind of questions that they’re asking. I discovered that if I plan out a series of videos on the same topic, then it’s easier to come up with new content. This also helps viewers to binge-watch your content, so you get more watch time which Google loves.

4. Make your videos engaging.

YouTube rewards videos by promoting them on YouTube search and YouTube suggested videos. If 50% of your viewers watch your video all the way through to the end, then YouTube will promote your video on other people’s channels. Make sure you always grab your viewers’ attention within the first five or 10 seconds of your video. You can do this by asking a question or stating up front what the video content is about.

Also try to change the scenery of your videos every 10 to 20 seconds. You can do this by adding graphics, transitions, B-roll, linking the cards and even asking a question.

5. Link to playlists.

YouTube rewards channels that keeps people watching successive videos in a row. Therefore, as I mentioned earlier, think about creating a series of videos on a similar topics, so you can add those videos to a playlist. Instead of linking to a single video, link to a playlist, so people will binge-watch your videos. This will help increase the accumulated watch time on your channel which will result in more channel authority. When you have more channel authority, it’ll be easier to rank your videos.

6. Ride a trend.

One of the videos on my channel that got a lot of traffic in a short amount of time was a video that rode a trend. When YouTube came out with the new requirements for the YouTube Partner Program and to enable monetization on your YouTube channel, I quickly created a video that talked about the alternative ways to monetize your content. This video did very well because I capitalized on a hot trend.

7. Avoid comparing yourself with others.

When you compare your channel’s growth to the growth of your competitors’ channel which may be much faster, it’s easy to get discouraged and lose confidence. Instead, focus on improving your own videos and your own channel. There are many unseen factors which may contribute to the faster growth of your competitors’ channel.

For example, they may have a huge social media following. They may be more passionate, charismatic, and have better presentation skills.

Just keep in mind, there’s only one of you in the whole world and people are attracted to your unique style, presentation, and personality. Nobody can copy you exactly, so instead of comparing yourself with others, try to improve your own videos and your own channel. For example, you can improve your thumbnails. You can upgrade your video background. You can improve your audio. You can improve your presentation skills.

8. Build your community.

YouTube is a social community, so people expect to interact with you. Make sure you interact with your viewers and subscribers by replying to their comments. If they get to know, like, and trust you, they’ll be inclined to watch more of your content whenever you publish a new video. Also invite them to connect with you on other social media platforms.

For example, I run a Facebook group where people can interact with each other and ask questions about YouTube. Click here  if you wish to join my Facebook Group

9. Be consistent.

If you don’t upload videos on a regular basis, your audience won’t know when to expect new content. When I first began my channel, I didn’t publish new videos on a regular schedule. As a result, my channel growth suffered. Over the last few years, I’ve been publishing new videos every Monday, Thursday and now, I do live streams every Friday.

If you increase the upload frequency of videos to your channel, it will trigger the YouTube algorithm and YouTube will promote your videos on YouTube search and YouTube suggested videos.

10. Study your analytics.

One of the best ways to constantly improve your videos and grow your channel is to study your YouTube analytics.

  • Study your click-through rate to see what percentage of people are clicking on your thumbnails to watch your video.
  • Study your average view duration, watch time, and the audience retention to see how long people are watching your videos. If people are dropping off at the beginning, change your introduction. If people are leaving at the beginning or halfway through your video, then link to a related video in the card.
  • Keep an eye on your traffic sources, so you know exactly which videos are getting the most traffic. When you know which videos get the most traffic, you can just create more of the same videos to capitalize on that traffic.

Now you know 10 ways to get 30,000 subscribers on YouTube. Keep in mind that YouTube channel growth is a marathon, not a sprint because most channels grow steadily over time.

If you want to learn how to grow your audience on YouTube and
generate traffic, leads and sales on autopilot check out my
YouTube Marketing Course at: TubeVideoBootCamp.com

How To Stand Out On YouTube And Get More Views And Subscribers

Did you know that 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute?
On average, there are 1,000 million video views per day.

So how can you make your channel and videos get noticed?

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Here are 7 ways to stand out on YouTube

1. Know your target audience.

  • Go into YouTube Analytics and check your demographics, look where your traffic is coming from and what is the age and gender of your audience.
  • Look at relevant Facebook groups and forums for questions related to your niche.
  • Read the comments under your videos and on similar channels.
  • Participate in live streams related to your channel niche.
  • Enter your main keyword in Google and YouTube and get a bunch of suggestions of what people are typing into the search engines.

2. Brand your channel and videos.

  • Think about the path that a typical viewer will take to find your videos and channel. The initial click begins with a great thumbnail.
  • Click here to watch my video on how to create a clickable thumbnail using Canva.

    One of the best ways to brand your thumbnails is to include your face because there’s only one of you in the world.

  • I’ve noticed that most of the traffic from my new videos comes from the channel home screen. Therefore, make sure your channel banner grabs the attention of your viewers within the first five seconds.
  • Click here to watch my video on how to create a unique value proposition for your YouTube channel.

  • Include a customized channel trailer on your channel home page that tells people why they should subscribe to your channel. Add sections to your channel home page that include playlists.

When the branding on your channel home page is congruent, people would be more inclined to subscribe to your channel. Also, when people see your thumbnails throughout the net, they’d be able to associate your channel with that thumbnail.

3. Playlists.

When you add videos to a playlist, they will inspire people to watch more of your videos. This increases the watch time on your YouTube channel which YouTube loves. The longer a person stays watching your video or successive videos, the more watch time you’ll receive. This will result in your YouTube videos appearing in search and YouTube suggested videos.

4. Research the correct keywords.

People will discover your videos based upon the keywords they enter into the search engines. One way to find out what people are typing into the search engines is to type in your main keyword into Google or YouTube. For example, if I enter dog training into the YouTube suggestion box, I get a list of suggestions. Use these keyword phrases in your title, description, and tags if you want your videos to be discovered.

A great keyword research tool that I use is called TubeBuddy. It will give you an indication of how competitive that keyword phrase is. If there are too many competitors, then it’s a waste of time going after that keyword phrase. If it gets a high keyword score, use that keyword phrase in your title, description, and tags for your next video.

5. Create engaging videos.

YouTube will promote your videos on other people’s channels if it gets a long watch time. In order to get a long watch time on your video, you have to create an engaging video.

Here are some tips to create an engaging video…

  • Use a strong hook at the beginning to grab viewers’ attention in the first few seconds
  • Incorporate video footage to reset the attention of your viewers throughout the video.
  • Use cards to redirect viewers to related videos and encourage interaction.
  • Change positions while shooting the video.
  • Edit out unnecessary filler content.
  • Be natural, instead of reading off a script, just follow a set of bullet points and address the person on the other side of the camera as if you’re having a cup of coffee with them.

Watch How To Be Unique On YouTube – Create A Unique Value Proposition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuK8QkzUm_g

6. Promote your videos.

After you’ve published a video, your work has just begun.

  • Promote your videos on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Usually I just click on the icons provided by YouTube under the video.
  • Embed your video on your own website and related websites.
  • Click here to watch my video on 10 ways to repurpose your video content.

    It’s a great way to expand your audience beyond YouTube and get more eyeballs on your videos.

  • Do collaborations. Collaborations will expose your content to another audience besides your own. The more collaborations you do, the more audiences you’ll reach.

7. Track the performance of your video.

Click on YouTube Analytics and look at the top 10 videos which are getting the most traffic. Click on traffic sources to see where most of your traffic is coming from. Click on the subscriber link to find out which videos are attracting the most subscribers.

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Now, you can view the new metrics funnel in YouTube Studio Beta, the funnel depicts how many times a thumbnail was shown to viewers on YouTube.com, impressions and how often viewers watch a video after seeing an impression, which is the click-through rate.

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As you can see, YouTube is recommending my content 56.5% of the time, recommended on the watch page, 37.1%, and recommended on the home page, 19.4%. You can see the new metrics funnel by going to YouTube Studio Beta, click on Analytics, click Discovery.

Click here to watch the video that explains the new metrics

By studying the YouTube analytics, you can create more videos on similar topics or the ones that are performing the best.

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You can also use TubeBuddy to check the rankings of the keywords that you’ve used in your tags. If you see a number of green check marks, you know that your video has done very well on the search engines.

Click here to learn how to rank your videos on YouTube search and suggested videos.

You’ll learn how to get your videos discovered by people searching your keyword phrase on Google and YouTube.

Keep these important things in mind…

  • Don’t copy other people’s channel
  • Be your own unique self
  • Create videos that your audience wants to watch. You can achieve this by offering solutions to their most burning questions.
  • Make videos that you enjoy creating. If you don’t have an interest or passion for the video that you’re creating, it will show up in the video.
  • YouTube is a marathon, not a sprint. Therefore, think long-term when growing your YouTube channel.

Now you know 7 ways to stand out on YouTube.

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How To Create A Custom YouTube End Screen And Increase Watch Time

Do you want to increase the watch time for the videos you’re publishing on YouTube?

End screens encourage viewers to take action and extends the watch time on your YouTube videos. The problem with the end screen templates that YouTube provides is that they don’t include calls to action on the template, so it’s not obvious to viewers what action to take.

The video below shows how to make a custom end screen template
using Canva that includes several calls to action.

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end screen

Here’s an example of a video displaying one of the generic end screens that YouTube provides.

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Here’s an example of a custom end screen template I created that includes several calls to action.

Here’s how to create a customized end screen template using Canva.

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Go to canva.com, click Use Custom Dimensions.

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Choose 1920 by 1080 pixels

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Click Design.

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Download this template I created and upload it to Canva
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Click uploads to upload the template

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Select the generic template I created

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Okay, it’s uploaded here, so I’m going to bring it in. The whole area is 1920 by 1080 pixels.
The area for the end screen elements go in the middle. This is the area YouTube provides.

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To create a template, click on Transparency, move the transparency to the left a little bit
so the template becomes semi-transparent

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Now add your own background. Say for instance, I want to put a
blue background on there, then I can add some elements.

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Add the subscribe text. We’re going to change the font to Norwester for this one.

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I’ll move the word SUBSCRIBE  just outside the elements  and then change the color.
Click on the color at the top here, change it to white. Check how it looks.

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We’ve got transparency all the way to the left. This will push the template to
the background so just the foreground is displayed. SUBSCRIBE HERE is now displayed

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I decided to change the color of my template to black.

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I’ve got Subscribe Here, then maybe we’ll add a couple of arrows.

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I’ll just bring this arrow in here and move it around a little bit, shrink it a bit.
It’s not going to be perfect for this demonstration, but you get the idea.

How To Create A Custom YouTube End Screen And Increase Watch Time

Then I’ll just go up here to copy the arrow move it over to the left

How To Create A Custom YouTube End Screen And Increase Watch Time

Click Flip Horizontally to move the second arrow into place
This is for the subscribe profile icon

At the bottom I want to add “Thanks for watching.”
Highlight “SUBSCRIBE HERE” then click Copy, & bring it down to the bottom
then change it to “THANKS FOR WATCHING”

How To Create A Custom YouTube End Screen And Increase Watch Time

The profile icon and 2 video playlists or videos can be added to this template

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Save the template as a JPEG and download it to your desktop.

I then bring the template into the timeline in my video editing software (Screenflow) to add the video that will be displayed in the last 20 seconds of the uploaded video. I’ll shrink the video so it can be positioned top right of my template.

I then process the video and upload it to YouTube to see how it looks.

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Here’s the uploaded video to add the template to
Click Edit Video

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Click End Screen & Annotations

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Click Use Template.

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I want to use the end screen template that has one subscribe and two videos or two playlists.

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Click select.

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I move the profile icon under  “Subscribe Here” and a video and/or video playlist below that. Just make sure it’s above,
“Thanks for watching,” I can move it a little bit higher and align it a little bit better.

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We got our subscribe element here.

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Then we’ve got the Choose Video Playlist. Let’s select this one for now, then we’ll select Best for Viewer, click Save.

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It says, “Please add space between the elements,” so I got to move “best for viewer” down a little bit.

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This is my subscribe graphic, so if somebody hovers over that,
they’ll see the big red subscribe button to click on.

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If they hover over these or click on any of these elements, then they’ll go to that particular video or playlist.
That’s about it.

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Here’s the completed end screen when viewed on YouTube.
As you can see, I’ve got the subscribe button and the related video and playlist.

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If you don’t want to spend time creating your own custom end screen, then check out OutroMaker.

You can easily create animated end screens for YouTube videos and also mobile-friendly Cards with one click. You can try it for seven days with no credit card. Here are 4 example end screens created with Outromaker….

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Above are a few examples of different end screens you can create with OutroMaker.

Here are five important things to keep in mind when creating a YouTube end screen.

The YouTube end screen is also called an end card, end slate, or outro.

  1. Reinforce your calls to action by telling viewers what to do such as clicking on the Subscribe button or
    checking out the next video.
  2. Try different calls to action in your end screen elements to see which one gets the most clicks. Visit YouTube Analytics to track the performance of your end screens.
  3. Tease viewers at the beginning what to expect at the end of your video. For example, you could say, “Make sure you stay till the end of the video, so you can download my cheat sheet on how to generate revenue from your YouTube channel.”
  4. Download my end screen template by clicking on the link in the description below this video.

You can use the custom template to create your own custom end screen template using Canva. If you want to save time and don’t want to bother with figuring out how to create your own custom end screen, then use a service like OutroMaker.

If you want to learn how to grow your audience on YouTube and
generate traffic, leads and sales on autopilot check out my
YouTube Marketing Course at: TubeVideoBootCamp.com

How To Rank Your Videos In YouTube Browse Features To Get More Views And Subscribers

Did you know that the top traffic sources on YouTube are YouTube Search, Suggested Videos and Browse Features, however, Browse Features is the top traffic source for newly published videos. In the video below, I’m going to show you how to rank in Browse Features, so you can get more views and subscribers to your channel and videos.

Browse Features is my top traffic source for newly published videos. Therefore, I’m going to explain what Browse Features are, where to find them and how to rank I Browse Features on YouTube.

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What are Browse Features?

According to YouTube, this is the traffic from the homepage/Home screen, the subscription feed and other Browsing Features where the viewers are signed-in or signed-out. Let’s take a look at the Home screen. The Home screen is what viewers first see when they visit youtube.com or open up the YouTube app. It’s where YouTube tries to deliver the most relevant personalized recommendations for you to watch. It’s also the place where your videos will be found by non-subscribers.

When you visit the Home screen, YouTube will recommend videos from your subscriptions, videos watched by similar viewers, new videos and more. It’s also a place where your videos will be found by non-subscribers,  how  YouTube recommends these videos, how well the video has engaged and satisfied some of the viewers plus  your search and watch history, how often you’ve watched videos from another channel or on a particular topic and how many times YouTube has already shown that video to you.

Keep in mind that subscribers watch more videos from the Home screen than they do from the Subscriptions feed.

How do you get your videos to show up on Home?

You got to upload your videos on a consistent schedule, so viewers will know when to expect a new video will be published. Try to keep your viewers engaged throughout your video and encourage them to come back for more. You can achieve this by giving your viewers what they want to watch and offering solutions to their problems. Include cards, transitions and graphics to reset the attention of viewer while watching the video. Keep doing what works.

When you notice that a video has done well by studying YouTube analytics then create more of the same video. This will enable YouTube to serve us more videos of what people have liked. Study how often your channel appears on the Home screen by visiting YouTube analytics and a Traffic Sources Report. Click Browse Features then click on Home.

Homepage

The Home screen and the homepage make up most of the traffic sources for Browse Features. When people visit your channel homepage they should know immediately what your channel is all about. Therefore make sure you correctly optimize your  channel homepage by creating an attractive channel banner, a customized channel trailer and adding sections to the channel home page. Click here to watch my video on how to correctly optimize your channel homepage.

Watch Later

Watch later comes next as far as getting the most traffic. The Watch later tab appears on your channel homepage. Watch later is a special playlist where you can add videos that you don’t have time to watch but you want to get back to them later. You might have noticed the Watch icon when browsing through the recommended videos on your Home screen.

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If you click the watch icon the video will  be automatically added to your Watch later playlist.

Watch history

Watch history got the third highest traffic source after Browse features. It refers to the list of videos you’ve previously watched. This enables you to share the videos with a friend or to watch them later. It also helps you to find videos in the future. The Home feed displays videos based upon your watch history. Keep in mind that if you’re not signed in to YouTube channel you won’t be able to see the list of videos that you’ve watched.

YouTube displays videos on your Home screen based on your past browsing behavior. If you watched a lot of cat videos recently, YouTube knows what you’ve watched and will serve more cat videos on your Home screen.

Subscriptions feed

The subscriptions feed attracts the least amount of traffic from Browse Features. Subscribers are viewers that have opted in to receive more of your videos and they can view them from any part of your site. Because they liked the content from your channel they’ll become your biggest fans and provide the initial signals for your newly uploaded videos. Most of the traffic from your newly uploaded videos will come from subscribers.

The Subscriptions tab shows the collection of videos from the channels that you subscribed to. It includes highlighted videos and list of the most recent uploads. Keep in mind that subscribers will see some subscription content on their Home screen and Suggested Videos.

Here are some tips to attract and retain subscribers on your channel…

  1. Ask viewers to subscribe at the beginning and end of your video and give them a reason to subscribe.
  2. Encourage them to watch more videos on your channel by redirecting them to related videos via end screens and cards.
  3. Make your videos public when you think most viewers will be watching. You can figure out what country most of your subscribers are coming from by visiting the demographics in YouTube analytics. Keep in mind that your subscribers are subscribed to many different channels, therefore the number of subscribers will be higher than the number of views that you get on your video.
  4. Keep in mind that subscribers don’t necessarily watch every video you uploaded. Check which videos are attracting the most subscribers by going into YouTube analytics and click on these subscribers link.
  5. Identify videos you can make more of to attract more subscribers. Check the traffic sources of your subscribers by going into YouTube analytics, click on Traffic sources then Browse Features then click on Subscribers.

Now you know what Browse features are, where to find them and how to rank in Browse Features. If you implement the lessons in this video you’ll attract more views and subscribers to your channel.

If you want to learn how to grow your audience on YouTube and
generate traffic, leads and sales on autopilot check out my
YouTube Marketing Course at: TubeVideoBootCamp.com

How To Rank Your Videos In YouTube Search To Attract Views And Subscribers

Do you want your videos to be discovered in the YouTube search engine, so you can attract more views and subscribers on autopilot?

In the video below  I’m going to show you the steps and tools I use to rank in YouTube search.

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What is YouTube search?

These are search terms used by viewers on YouTube to find your content. For example, last weekend I wanted to install a new toilet. I simply entered, “how to install a toilet” in YouTube search and I got a list of videos to watch.

Here are 7 steps to get your video discovered in YouTube search.

Let’s look at the manual way first.

Step 1.
Enter your main keyword in the YouTube suggestion box.

Step 2.
Select a low competition keyword phrase.

This is a long tail of keyword phrase of three or more words. Keep in mind that a single keyword would be very hard to rank for because it will have a ton of competition. Instead, you want to select a less competitive keyword phrase that will still attract traffic.

Step 3.
Look at the top 10 results in the YouTube browser for your keyword phrase.


Ask yourself these questions…

  • How old is the video?
    If the video’s one or two years old, you can create a more recent video that will have a higher chance of ranking on YouTube search. Other videos ranking for the exact keyword phrase is as none or one or two videos ranking for the exact keyword phrase. You have a great opportunity of ranking for YouTube search.
  • How much activity do the videos get?
    If the videos get a lot of views and comments, they’ll be hard to rank for that phrase. If the video’s not getting much activity, or there’s only one or two videos that get activity then you have a great opportunity.
  • Does your keyword phrase appear in the title, description and tags? If the exact keyword phrase doesn’t appear in the title description and tags, then you have a great opportunity to rank in the YouTube search.

Let’s look at a quicker way to find low competition keywords
using the keyword research tool MorningFame.


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  1. Enter a video topic in the box.
    For example, how to grow a YouTube channel. Automatically it gives you the suggested keyword phrases from the YouTube search engine.

2. Choose a target keyword.
Common keywords are a great choice for large channels if your channel has a lot of authority. Uncommon keywords are great choices for smaller channels. You can also see the tags of similar videos if you click “show more.”

You can also see what your competitors are using in their tags

 

3. Search
I’ll select “how to grow your channel 2018” Click “choose to Step Three” which is search.

As you can see, I’ve got a very low rating here for subscribers, views, likes and comments and relevance.

Let’s look at some more suggestions.

I click suggestions plus. Maybe I’ll choose “how to grow your YouTube channel with zero views
and zero subscribers.” That’s a little better.

I’ve got B for subscribers, for views, C for likes and comments and A relevance.

Here are the search results of competing videos.

Then I can go to “Choose to Step Four” (Optimize). As you can see the relevance is a D at this stage and the title is 40% of 40% achieved. If I put that same phrase in the description which is 0% of 20% achieved. Now, I’ve got 20% of 20% achieved and my relevance score goes up to 91%. For tags I’ve got 31% of 40 % achieved, so I’ll put that in the tags also.

You can now see I’ve got the relevant tags already listed 11% for my keyword phrase and then “how to grow your YouTube channel”, “how to grow your YouTube channel easy.” I can also get some more suggestions because I have 400 to 500 characters used. I’ve got “how to grow a channel with zero subscribers” Now, I’ve got 456 of 500 characters used.

You can see I’ve now got a relevance score of 93%. Now, I’ve got my next video ready to go. That’s already being optimized for YouTube search and I can just click save.

Now that you’ve done your keyword research, you’re ready to move on to the next step.

Step 4.
Create an engaging video
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The more engaged your viewer is, the longer they’ll stay watching your video which is what YouTube likes. Start your video with a hook that grabs their attention in the first few seconds then keep your viewers’ attention in the first 10 seconds they’ll more likely watch the rest of the video.

Make sure you expand upon the content that you introduced at the beginning of your video. End your video with a strong call to action such as asking people to subscribe or checking out a related video.

Step 5
Optimize your video.

Add the keyword phrase that you targeted for the video in the title, description and tags. Add related keyword phrases in your tags. Make sure you also create an attractive customized thumbnail because that is what gets the first click to your video.

Step 6.
Promote your video.

After you publish your video, your work has just begun, make sure you share your video on your social media sites and embed it on your own website. Also, add your video to a playlist. When someone watches a series of videos, you’ll get a longer watch time than if they’re just watching a single video.

Step 7.
Track the performance of your videos.

Visit YouTube analytics and check the audience retention. The longer someone stays watching your video, the more opportunity that video has to be promoted by YouTube.

Click the subscribers’ link to find out which videos are attracting the most subscribers.


Click on real-time activity to see the activity of a video and the first 24-48 hours. If the video continues to get a lot of activity after 48 hours, it will do well in YouTube search.

You can check the rankings of your YouTube video by using the incognito window in the Chrome browser. If you don’t use the incognito mode, it will show the ranking results based upon your personal browsing behavior. This means the rankings that you will see will be different to what others see.

If you want to use a tool that shows the rankings of your videos and your competitors’ videos in Google, YouTube and Google Videos, click here. It will show you the rankings of the videos on your channel and all your competitors’ channels.

How To Check YouTube Video Ranking Position

Did you know you can also get traffic from suggested videos? These are related videos that appear on the right side, the home screen, channel homepage and what appears after a video has finished playing.

How To Control YouTube Suggested Videos

Now you know to rank your videos in YouTube search so you can attract more views and subscribers.

If you want to learn how to grow your audience on YouTube and generate traffic, leads and sales on autopilot check out my YouTube Marketing Course at: TubeVideoBootCamp.com