I've been experimenting a little with YT videos recently and while it is still something I am new to and the data is not quite conclusive yet, it seems that video is a good way of "doubling up" - especially if it is a monetized video. For example, I created a page "20 questions to ask a guy" for a questions themed site, and it gradually moved to page 2 of google (still bounces between 2 and 3) then to compliment it, I created a quick 1 min YT video on the same theme, something very basic, and stuck it on that page. The YT video itself is now right at the top of page 2 as well, this means I get two separate chances to earn income from adsense by doing this. As well as the fact the video should increase the ranking of the page it is embedded in. Anyone else have anything to add to this? Like I said, I am still in the early stages of testing this but can see potential for sure.
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nathaniell Premium Plus
I've noticed this as well. I can create a video with the same title as an article, and rank both, which means more views. If you've branded yourself right, then you get more followers, etc.
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bryonbrewer Premium
yeah one thing I am unsure of is whether linking them to each other hurts them. Ie..my YT video links to my site home page in its description, and one of the pages on that site has the YT video embedded. To me, it just helps site flow and user engagement, so I don't think Google will punish either results for it. Anyone else have an idea?
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DonnaJ Premium
I created a video with Windows Movie Maker and placed it on Youtube. It is ranked on the first page of Youtube and is keeping it's position there. I used the main targeted keyword used in my website. I definitely recommend using Youtube and as Carson mentioned Vimeo.com also.
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bryonbrewer Premium
yeah that is great! mine is first on YT too but not yet page 1 on google, still sitting there in position 11..someone go push it up a few places :)
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DonnaJ Premium
I've been told that if you can get about 10 likes to a Youtube Video it can really rank well. I believe we could really help each other with this here at WA.
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bryonbrewer Premium
yes definitely, I wonder if that is true though
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Carson Premium Plus
Google loves video, it's not just Youtube that will get you a video ranking, it's embedded video from all sorts of video services out there. Vimeo.com is one that works awesome and it can get you a video ranking just as well as Youtube.

Google realizes that media + text converts the best and will attract the most clicks.

Just look at search results that have Google+ Author profiles associated with them. They get clicked SO MUCH more than a text only Google result. Video's get a lot of attention too.

Lots of potential when adding video to your website Dom!
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