Further to this, here are some further tricks on how to get your videos ranking well.

Title

Make sure you add your Keyword(s) to the Title TWICE (MUCHO important), i.e "How to control your mind - Learn the art of controlling your mind" (sorry for the silly example)

Description

Add your keyword(s) to the description. Do not overdo it and make sure you have 400 - 500 words of content. You want to have a clear Call to Action as well here. Some prefer putting their links at the beginning, but this is down to pure personal preference and has not real effect on ranking.

Tags

Add your keywords and a combo of them as TAGS. Copy your competitor's tags

TIP: Right Click - View Source - Search for "Keywords" and go to the second batch to see ALL their tags. Copy and paste the 20 most relevant ones to your video.

Video File Name

Make sure you name the video file using your keyword(s). This is extremely important and such a simple and basic step that most people skip over this.

Channel Name

If possible, make your channel name the same or similar to your keyword(s) - This is a ninja tip

Again, so simple and basic that most people skip over this.

Social Signals

Send a combo of regular and retention views. Why? Well, realistically even "Gangnam Style" with its 1 Billion + views didnt have PERFECT retention.

Send further social signals such as Likes, Dislikes, Comments, Favs and Subs to the video and channel.

This builds reputation and makes the videos stand out more. Think of it like this, whould you rather watch a video with 1 Million views or with 1,000 views?

Backlinking

Send Social Bookmarks to your video. Do not worry about too many here as YouTube is an authority in itself.

Truthfully, you can be as creative here as you want.

TIP: Another great way of doing this is to go to URL shortening services (such as bit.ly) and get as many different versions of your Video URL to use as anchor text links when backlinking. This way, it seems more natural to Google as well as YouTube.

That's pretty much what you need to do to rank well. Trust me... Keep it simple and you'll be GOLDEN.

Best of luck and blessings.

Ruoall



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Caitlin202 Premium
Thanks for this. I set a channel up yet and put a tester video out (slideshow) and got 13 views lol in hour. I knew about tags but not the rest you said. I'm dressing my channel up with fiver banners too. I'm finding trouble with the name though. Your channel name can only get changed through google pages after you have set it once and then they expect your actual name. :-/
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IslandMike Premium
Thank you for this -- very helpful!
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dmjack92 Premium
I'll give it a shot. I primarily looking for keyword assistance on YouTube. I would have to say your last page was the most useful.
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georama Premium
Good effort on your side. You have yourself accepted to rewrite with screen shots to make it simpler. We are all obliged for that. Tks.
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MichaelTodd Premium
I think some of us newbies aren't exactly sure why you are ranking You Tube videos. I can't picture what you are telling us to do. Are we putting videos on a page and ranking them? I didn't understand what exactly FiveR is doing for you either.
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onmyownterms Premium
Fiverr is a site where you can find freelancers. And ranking YouTube videos helps increase the rank of your website.
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Tom S. Premium
Excellent step by step instruction. Thank you very much.
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ruoall Premium
You are most welcome Tom.

Thanks for the compliment. I will try and make it clearer in some cases.
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getwealth Premium
hi wealthmaker45 you are not along with setting up video,I am still figuring it out,you can use a web cam to capture your video hooked to you computer but do down know how to rank it or down load it to You Tube.When you figure it out may be you could help me.Have a great day
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wealthmaker45 Premium
I am sure this is great information if someone understands the language but a lot of what you say is foreign to me. I don't know too much yet about how to make a video let alone how to get it ranked. They say it is simple enough to make one but I just never tried.
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ruoall Premium
Hi Wealthmaker,

I personally think that Video Marketing is some of the most under utilized and most powerful forms of marketing available today.

I highly recommend you learn more about this.

So please, if you have any questions... let me know :)
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iamrobert Premium
Hi Thanks for this info,Once you know these things it starts to make sense.
Robert
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ruoall Premium
Thanks for the compliment Robert. If anything is unclear, please let me know.
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teambuild Premium
Great training Ruoall though I have a few questions.
You say you threw your "silly video" up on youtube...How did you create that?
"Send a combo of regular and retention views." How does one do that?
"Send Social Bookmarks to your video" Same question as above...
"Make sure you name the video file using your keyword"
You also say to write a 400 - 500 of content...that's an article isn't it.
Can I make a video of my latest blog post for eg.
http://iveseenitallbefore.com/15k-in-3-weeks Kind of like your video?
Can you add screenshots next time you do a tutorial it makes it a lot clearer for people to follow. Otherwise great work and I look forward to your reply.
Mike
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ruoall Premium
Hi Mike,

Thanks for bringing up some of the things that aren't that clear. I guess I went on the assumption that most of what I spoke about would be understand.

What I will do is, I will recreate this Tutorial for you guys with screenshots, etc. so that it makes a little more sense.

With regards to your questions though:

1. This video can be created by outsourcing to Fiverr. I would suggest going with a Whiteboard video for about $5. Not sure if you are familiar with Fiverr, but there are some fantastic "Gigs" on there that will make your life so much easier. Literally anything you can think of can be had from there for a "Fiver".
2. Well, you can either promote the videos yourself or make use of a service where you can buy the views. For example, you can get 10,000 High Retention views for about $6.
3. Same as with the Video. I can send you in the right direction if you want with regards to buying some social bookmarks. Now, you dont have to buy these. If you are familiar with Social Bookmarking, then save the cash and do it yourself.
4. Lets say your keywords are "How to control your mind", you would name the file of your video "howtocontrolyourmind.mp4".
5. I think you can most definitely make a video from what you posted. Use that as the script for the Whiteboard video as an example and then rewrite the content for your description.

Hope this helps out.

Anything else, just let me know.
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healthywendy Premium
If you struggle with content, you can use a transcript of your video. I too am puzzled as to what regular and retention view means. Is it people who click away versus those who watch the video right through?
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ruoall Premium
Hi Wendy,

You can use the Transcript, BUT don't let YouTube automate this for you. Trust me, it doesn't come out nearly how you would want it.

Instead, when doing the transcript, type the words yourself and let YouTube match it to the video.

With regards to Regular vs Retention... you are spot on.

Regular views are purely to increase the view count of a video. There is absolute no benefit to this other than having a bloated view count.

Retention views on the other hand are when videos are watched for a certain amount of time. The best ones to get is where the videos are watched 95% of the time.

Hope this helps you out a bit more.
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gbpack Premium
ruoall, I think you lost me at the Description. You are tell me that YouTube video Descriptions have 400 - 500 words? You have to write a description of your video that is that long?

Can you give me an example of one of yours or someones so I can see how it is put together? I just got a youtube channel the other day and have been wanting to put my first video up so i want to learn the best way of doing it.

You say "Send a combo of regular and retention views." I have no idea what this means can you explain it a little for us Youtube Newbies? :)

How do you send social signals? do you do this yourself or is this something you have others do?

You say keep it simple, but almost all of what you said was foreign to me.
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ruoall Premium
Hi there,

Yes, so basically just like you would add content to your blogs or websites, the same goes for YouTube.

Here is a silly video I threw up on YouTube that should give you an idea:

http://www.youtube.com/ (add this to the end of the URL) watch?v=FqQhaUiAVj8

Hope this helps and if there are any further questions, let me know.
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gbpack Premium
Went to the video but I do not see any description of 400-500 words. ??? Does it work in the background somewhere?
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ruoall Premium
Once you open the video, you will see right below it a URL with the start of the description.

Expand the description and you should see the content.

Let me know if you struggle.
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