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Youtube is the second largest search engine. As a blogger, I drive more traffic to my blog from my Youtube screencasting videos.
To check Youtube speed
Have you noticed this? Videos take more time to load. At that time, you can check the speed of your Youtube videos with bar chart in the specification of world, country, State, city, Your ISP.
Comment search in Youtube
Before creating and uploading any videos on Youtube, just type the keyword of your niche or video content in comment search and find out what’s being said about your keyword and your niche.
For example, I searched for SEO.
While submitting your videos as video response to other video or even in your video,
Do remember, you can submit a video only once as video response. If you submit the same video into many places Youtube will take it as a video response to only the last video to which you submitted as video response.
Are you creating video episodes or video in series? If yes, then the new Youtube design helps to you. Submit your next part video as video response.
For eg: If you are creating video series as part 2, 3, 4, etc… Then submit the Part 3 video as video response in part 2.
The new Youtube will show your own video in video response as separately and other Youtube user submitted video responses as together.
Keyword search only in title
In Youtube, type any word and hit search button. It will show the results based on the keyword used in title, description, and tag. Sometimes when it shows the unrelated results, it will be annoying to user. If you want the results only from title then,
You have to type as “allintitle:keyword”
Eg: allintitle: wordpress. It will show videos only the keyword wordpress presents in title.
To Exclude some of the term
While searching in Youtube to exclude some of the keywords type – and followed by your unwanted keyword.
For eg: wordpress –tutorial. You will get wordpress videos but not the videos have keyword ‘tutorial’.
Automatically fill in the blanks
Put asterisk in middle of the keyword sentence.
For eg: “thesis * theme”.
Youtube understands that the user needs content related to the keyword thesis theme and for all the keywords filled something between them.
Click here To know more about Youtube search
Give all the relevant tags to your videos. Don’t try to give duplicate tags.
For example don’t give all these as tags: video blogging, video blogging tips, video blogging guide, and video blogging benefits. Youtube automatically removes some of your duplicate tags.
Do you have the series videos like Part 1, Part 2, etc. If yes, then collect all your videos and create a playlist for your videos. It will be very helpful for viewers to see the series of Youtube videos.
Add the words “Exclusive” or “Leaked videos” in video title. (Don’t spam).
Left Most Title
Give the important keywords in the left most of your title. It will increase your views as Youtube search gives more importance to left most part of title.
Submit in video sharing sites
Distribute videos on popular video sharing sites and drive more traffic to your website/blog. See our Google profiles to view which video sharing websites Fourblogger is using.
Brand your videos
Whenever you upload a video, add your own logo in videos.
It builds brand value.
Add your channel link in the email signature and send your videos to friends and relatives.
Share videos on twitter
share your videos in Social media like Twitter. It helps to drive more traffic to your site. Use the following links to use social media for videos.
How to embed your channel with subscribe button using gadgets?
You can embed your Youtube channel with subscribe button in your blog sidebar or Footer. Get the Youtube channel widget.
How to embed Youtube Playlists in your blog?
If you like any Youtube playlist, you can embed the playlist into your blog as you embed the videos. Use this video to see how to embed playlists in your blog.
Know RSS feed of your Youtube channel
The below link is the RSS feed for your channel
Direct subscriber link to your channel
Instead sending your blog readers to your channel link to subscribe, you can use this
Direct link http://youtube.co/subscription_center?add_user=fourblogger. It asks confirmation alone. There are more conversions than sending readers to your channel.
Use Annotations Differently – Think Out-of-the-Box
You can use YouTube annotations efficiently with your creative idea. You can use “Don’t Click here” text as annotation text. When people watch your videos, they often wants to click on it as it is human nature. You can link the “Don’t click here” annotation to your channel or any of your particular videos. When more people clicks on annotations, that videos automatically get selected as “Related videos”. But remember don’t use your think-out-of-the-box ideas for spamming purpose. User may dislike or flag your video.
If you are a person who wants to drive traffic to your blogs or websites through videos, then you may want to check my Five Video Traffic Techniques video which I have submitted recently for Darren Rowse’s Problogger Blogger Group Project.