As the world’s second-biggest search engine (after Google), and the world’s second-biggest social network (after Facebook), YouTube can be an incredibly valuable marketing investment for almost every business. The key to getting a consistently high number of views is to create a channel with a compelling offering. But unfortunately, very few businesses succeed in this …Read: "What makes a great YouTube channel?"
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Keyword research for YouTube SEO is a very different process than keyword research for Google and Bing. However, too often marketers take the research they’ve done for Google and apply the learnings directly to YouTube. This never quite works, because the things people search for on YouTube differs greatly from the kind of things they …Read: "How to do keyword research for YouTube"
Google has made changes to the way they show page titles in the organic search results and the SEO community is up in arms. But that’s not all that happened this month. There was lots of SEO news in August 2021 and as usual, our resident experts Joost and Jono discussed all of it in …Read: "SEO news in August 2021: Google’s new title tag update, a new button on Twitter and more"
If you’re trying to optimize your videos to get YouTube ranking them (as well as Google), then you need to do three things. Firstly, you need to understand what’s working. Second, you want to discover where there are opportunities to do better. And thirdly, you should assess how your search performance is progressing over time. …Read: "YouTube ranking: How to use analytics to optimize your video"
Getting captions onto your videos is one of the most important things you can do in order to optimize your videos for search, but it isn’t immediately obvious how to do this. Especially as each of the common video platforms has a slightly different approach to acquiring and adding captions. Also, after you’ve got the …Read: "How to add captions to your videos"
One of the often overlooked aspects of creating a video gallery on a WordPress site is SEO. Not only do you want to create a compelling user experience, and encourage your audience to navigate through and watch all of your content in one place. You also typically want Google to find the content, index it, …Read: "How to optimize your WordPress video gallery for SEO"
Key Moments arrived to Google search in late 2019. They are a feature that enables expansive, prominent video search results, with clickable links to each Chapter in your video. In practice, this means you can receive not just one link within your video results box, but dozens of them. To show Key Moments from your …Read: "How to timestamp YouTube videos and create Key Moments"
This month, Google held their annual I/O conference, an event at which they announce new product releases and other interesting stuff. They introduced us to MUM, their new language model and the next step in understanding online content. But meeting (their) MUM wasn’t all. There was lots of SEO news in May 2021 and our …Read: "SEO news in May 2021: Google introduces a new language model"
When publishing a new video on your website, there are several considerations you need to take into account for video SEO. Not only does the video itself need to be optimized, but so does the page it’s embedded on. In this post, we’ll explain what you can do to work on your on-page video SEO. …Read: "On-page video SEO: how to optimize your video pages"
One of the big questions with video SEO is whether you’re better off hosting all your videos on YouTube or whether you should host them on a different platform. Hosting your videos on YouTube means driving traffic to your content on youtube.com. Hosting your videos on another platform allows you to make your website the …Read: "YouTube vs your own site: Which is better for video SEO?"