How Do You Rank A You Tube Video On Google?

On August 12, 2012, in You Tube, by Rowan
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How To Rank A Video On Google

I have personally been looking into this question for a while, of how to rank a You Tube video in a popular Google search. It is not as easy as some would say it is, as there is often a lot of competition on You Tube as well, even if it’s easy to get Google to show video results for a particular search.How do you rank a You Tube video on Google?

The You Tube search engine is both really simple, and really complex at the same time. They can tell what somebody is saying in a video, and you have the option of putting a transcript on your video so that it reads the words out as you’re saying them.

This doesn’t mean that a video without a person talking will rank lower, and there are all sorts of things like the bounce rate, the amount of comments, the amount of likes, the amount of shares, and the amount of views that come into play.

There is also the keyword tags, which Google takes more notice of when it comes to You Tube videos. The reason why it takes more notice of these on a video is that they can’t always tell what a video is about except for the title and tags, if there’s not much in the description.

You can successfully mess around with some of these signals, but there are also a lot of barriers put in place to prevent you from messing around with things like views.

If you get too many views or likes too quickly, your view count will freeze, and it only unfreezes if you keep getting views in a natural looking way. Google can tell where the views are coming from, so you can’t use a traffic exchange or anything like that.

What I Do When Trying To Rank A You Tube Video

When I try to get a lot of You Tube views, I usually just share the video a lot with my tens of thousands of social connections, and there are sites where you can swap or pay for people to tweet or share your link with their social connections.

Social media is probably the best way to approach getting You Tube views, because it looks natural, it is going out to real people who are only watching the video because they were interested enough to click on the link, and it also helps with SEO, because it’s a back link from the right link text, even if it’s a no follow link.

A bunch of social shares on Facebook or Twitter seem like a natural thing that any good You Tube video would get, and so it doesn’t hurt the ranking of the video at all.

There is some debate as to whether traditional back linking methods have much effect on the ranking of a You Tube video on Google, but at the very least, back links lead to targeted views, and embedded views, and perhaps viral sharing, and this is going to help the ranking of your video.

Most people would say just make sure it’s good, and if you can’t make a video that people want to watch, then you might want to pay for some affordable video production services.

I can also provide SEO services, perhaps for your video and your site and your Facebook page at the same time. It’s a good idea for SEO to link out to multiple sites from the one back link, perhaps linking to other high authority sites at the same time.

That’s one aspect of the hilltop algorithm, which is how Google ranks “expert’ pages and “authority” pages.

You notice that Wikipedia links out to dozens of high authority sites on every page, as well as cross linking within their own site.

It’s no coincidence that they are usually ranked at the top of a Google search on almost anything, and if you could get a back link from Wikipedia, that would be awesome, but I’ve tried that, and it’s not easy.

I do know how to get people to write blog reviews, or for a fair price, I can even write them myself.

I’m not much of a writer, or I don’t really have the time to write all day long, (unless it paid well), but in order to do SEO properly, you need a lot of high quality, relevant, original content linking back to your site, or in this case video, perhaps in a link pyramid.

Along with some high quality and natural looking views, social shares, comments, likes, subscribers, channel back links, comments on other videos and channels leading to your channel, you can rank a video highly on the first page of Google.

At least that’s how it works in theory anyway. Send me a message at [email protected] to talk about my social media marketing and SEO services. There are some Pay Pal buttons on the home page, or I can send you an invoice or something.

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