YouTube Video Tag Optimization

Jonathan Mendez’s 7 Ways to Optimize Your YouTube Tags has a more detailed look at optimizing your YouTube videos. Here are some of the tips in summary.

  • Use relevant tags to describe the video
  • Use as many relevant tags as possible
  • Think long tail searches when it comes to tags also
  • Use adjectives
  • Add category descriptive tags
  • Most important tags should also match title and description of movie
  • Don’t use “and” “or” etc. words as tags

Related Topics: Channel: Video | Google: SEO | Google: YouTube & Video | Search Engines: Video Search Engines | SEO: Video Search


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  • John Boyle

    Good advice. If you think about it, it isn’t that much different from SEO.

  • bbush

    It also helps to already have views… it seems like the top videos on get several hundred plays a day just from the site.

  • Deny Aminarti

    Thanks for your great advice!
    Often seen, that people are forgot about your last tips: using “and” “or”words on tag

  • SmashinBeauty

    Excellent advice! Thank you!

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