This is something that I have been playing with over the past few months. It is common knowledge now that having a YouTube video embedded inside your blog using common YouTube SEO inside of it, you can really achieve a better position in the search engines.
More and more people are using YouTube to search for what they need to know. Especially in the world of internet marketing, there are more valid answers to your questions by searching a related video than reading a blog post about it. For example, I had a question the other day about the DiggDigg Sharebar on my site. I wanted a visual of what I was thinking about in my head so I could better understand how to do it. Since Ms. Ileane’s YouTube SEO was the best one on there, I watched her video about The DiggDigg Tutorial
So this is why we should start to incorporate video’s into our blog posts from now on. I say “we” because I need to do more of this too.
Using YouTube SEO With Your Blog
You probably already know how to create a video on YouTube, but what you may not know is the process that you need to do in order to get that video noticed.
Edit the necessary options to get the desired effect for your keywords.
Make sure your YouTube SEO is the same as your blog post. As in the link above, you now know that Google now indexes URL’s with embedded YouTube video’s in them. So make sure you have the same keywords and descriptions…or at least let them compliment each other.
YouTube is pretty common and easy to do and figure out. There is also a cool WordPress plugin that you can use to embed your video to your post called Smart YouTube Player. This makes it a whole lot easier to embed in your site.
How hard is it to get noticed on YouTube?
This has always been a question in my head. YouTube SEO is different in as many ways as it’s the same as Google as far as SEO goes. However, how do you get noticed on YouTube for a specific video? Same as you would do it normally for Google. You build links, have people link back to it, and share, share, share!
If you want to get noticed on a certain platform. You have to be active on that platform. Just as in social media, you must be “social” in order to get likes and visits. The same goes for YouTube.
YouTube SEO & Your Blog
Below I have a video explaining more in-depth on how you can couple your YouTube SEO efforts with your on site and off site optimization efforts.
YouTube SEO doesn’t have to be hard. This can be used as another traffic source for you. If you’re like me and kind of camera shy because you have a “Hillbilly” accent, don’t worry about it. This is what people love. They want to see who is behind this blog. This will induce more shares and links back to your site!