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Thursday, July 11, 2019

How to use YouTube for Search Engine Optimization

I have been using video for the past 10 years for marketing and it far outperforms any other social medium that I use.

I have an 18 point plan in creating videos which I share on my Video & YouTube Marketing course - and I want to share some of the strategies in this article.

Once my video has been created, I have found the best results happen when I use my formula COPE – Create Once Share Everywhere.

1 – the first place I upload my video is to YouTube. I have over 700 videos, 4 million views and 7,000 subscribers on my channel

In the past I was able to generate hundreds of thousands of views with each video, but this has now substantially decreased since there is so much video uploaded every minute.

YouTube is still always the first place I upload my video and the main reason is for Search Engine Optimization. 

Google owns YouTube and if you know how to use the right keywords and where, there is a good chance you could get onto the first page of a Google search via YouTube.

Wherever you are in the world, please type in the phrase ‘sales technology speaker’ into a Google search and chances are that I will dominate that search term. You will also notice that the first thing that comes up after the paid ads are some of my YouTube videos.

I have no idea which videos will appear as there are different videos each week. My strategy is to make at least one new video each week and have the keywords in the right places. The first place I put the phrase is in the title or headline of the video.

Go to Creator Studio, Video manager and find the video you need to optimize. Click on the edit button as shown on the picture below.

Go to the title or headline and put in the name of your video, a space, a pipe (|) and your search term phrase.

Next go to the description and in the very first line put in the link to your website or landing page. 

Next make your description as comprehensive as possible and add links and your key search phrase.
Thirdly add as many tags as are relevant and always include the same search phrase as above.

Next ensure you have an eye catching thumbnail and my favourite software tool I use almost daily is Graphics creator -

Please ensure that you add the video to your playlists and you have the correct category.

2 – the second place I upload my video is to LinkedIn.

 I am getting ten times more views on LinkedIn than on Facebook, YouTube and Vimeo combined. Right now it is the best place on the planet for business marketing.

3 – Upload to Facebook using the native video ie upload the original video from your computer or phone to Facebook, never use a link.

4 – Upload the video to Vimeo and the other video sites and share these links on all your social media channels.

Take a look at the video I have created to explain everything in the article.

Please take a look at my online Video & YouTube Marketing course  with 75 videos and every other kind of resource included….copyright free music and images, lower thirds, video and photo backdrops for greenscreen, TV studios and much, much more-

Frank Furness is a Sales & Marketing Keynote Speaker and Author. Please take a look at his free online course at

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