Video SEO – How to Rank #1 in YouTube (Fast!)

Video SEO – How to Rank #1 in YouTube (Fast!)

This video will show you everything you need to know about video SEO. Specifically, you’ll learn how to optimize your videos around YouTube’s top 5 ranking factors.

In fact, these are the same five factors that I focus on for every video that I publish. They’re the main reason that my videos rank in the top 3 for keywords like “SEO”, “link building”, “get traffic” and more.

So what are these five YouTube SEO ranking factors?

The first is called Total Watch Time. This is simply how many minutes of watch time your video has accumulated since you published it. The more Total Watch Time your video has the higher it will rank in the search results (in general).

Next up we have mastering the hook. This is simply making sure you hook your viewer in the first 15 seconds of your video (which is HUGE). I’ve found that — once you get someone to watch the first 15 seconds — you’ve pretty much hooked them for good. And in the video I show you how I use “The PPP Formula” to create intros that keep people engaged.

Our third ranking factor is making sure that your title is keyword optimized. This is pretty basic stuff, but it’s important.

Once you’ve optimized your title, it’s time to optimize the video itself. As you’ll see, this is something that you’ll need to do before you shoot. Trying to optimize an old video doesn’t work very well (trust me, I’ve tried it). Instead, you’ll need to plan your keyword optimization well before you hit “record”.

Finally, we have maximizing user engagement signals (likes, comments, subscribes etc.). This shows YouTube that people are interacting with your video.

Last up, we have a bonus tip: optimize your video for CTR. This ranking factor is becoming more important for video SEO. And this is a trend that’s not likely to end anytime soon. After all, a high-CTR shows Google and YouTube that your video is a great result for that search.

And towards the end of this video you’ll learn how to quickly boost your CTR.

If you’re looking to get more actionable SEO videos like this one, make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel right here: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=backlinko

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Story Box academy says:

Thank you for sharing this Brian! This really useful, I will be more intentional about mastering the first 15seconds of my Video

raghav S says:

This video is very informative 🙂 Keep it going..

Hari Krishnan says:

@Brian Dean Which software is used to edit this video?

You Like says:

Hi, Brian, I'm new to this field ( youtube channel ). So I'm still doing a lot of research.

As per my research on past few weeks, I think this is the best explanation video for ranking videos. I'll definitely try these with my videos and let you know how was it going.

Subscribed and keep watching your videos.

10k subs no content lol says:

Lovely, but what if I don't have any content? Ha.

Beau De Zilwa says:

Great content. Really appreciated

Mark Holland says:

Hmm…300k views in 2 years?

MichaelsTVShow says:

I think that your advices are useful. Thank you very much!

Donando 48 says:

wow, you explained to well. good work. i hope i can meet u in real life. 🙂

maruf almahmood says:

i learn something new ! thanks !

Study for Share says:

thanks 🙂 for the info.

Netro Pro says:

you are the best

Stefan Pejoski says:

Great video man

TheMovieman says:

Are tags important?

A Nerd's Guide to Fiction says:

You mention that the strategy of putting your keyword in your description doesn't work, you are then suggest it in another video.

Lessons of Strings says:

thanks for wonderful video..subscribed and given comment god bless u

Seanio says:

Wouw thx for the tips

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