Use YouTube Videos to Get Your Blog to Rank Higher in Search Engines

YouTube is terrific for ranking higher in search engines

Use your keywords and keyword phrases when creating your video.
Use your keywords and keyword phrases when creating your video. | Source
YouTube is wonderful for getting your content or blog ranked higher than the written form of post information.
YouTube is wonderful for getting your content or blog ranked higher than the written form of post information. | Source
Promote your YouTube video for social media the same as you would promote your blog post.
Promote your YouTube video for social media the same as you would promote your blog post. | Source

YouTube is a wonderful platform of media for the web and can be terrific for blogging purposes. One of the biggest advantages bloggers that use YouTube find is that their content ranks higher on Google through YouTube than written content on their blog. One of the reasons why content will rank higher is because there is less competition on YouTube than written material on the web. For example, you can create a talking head video that shares three valuable tips on getting traffic to your blog in less time than writing an article or blog post. People enjoy the short videos found on YouTube that are usually 3 to 5 minutes long.

There are a number of ways to promote your video with YouTube

Optimize

When you load videos to the YouTube platform you complete a form that will ask for the title and description of your video. Make certain you include main keywords you want your video to be located in for the title and description tags. Include your main URL at the beginning of the description so it will be visible to any visitors. This provides you with a high quality backlink for your site and increases your ranking in Google for your written content.

Upload to multiple video share websites

Even though YouTube is the most popular video sharing site, it does pay to upload your video to other video sharing sites such as Metacafe, Vimeo, Yahoo!Video, Revver or Dailymotion. This will also provide your video with greater exposure by reaching a larger audience.

Get backlinks

Google and other search engines will base their rankings on the quality and quality of backlinks to your blog. Your video can rank higher if you promote your video URL. If you already own a blog write about the video and include a backlink to the video on YouTube or better yet embed it in the post. Make certain you include main keywords or phrases in the content so your post will be indexed by the search engines. This will get the video in the search engines twice.

Guest posts

Search for popular blogs in your niche and offer to write a guest post. Include a link to your YouTube video either at the end of your post or in the content.

Article directories

Article directories are just as good for videos as they are for written articles. The top article directory, Ezinearticles, receives millions of visitors each day. Write an article for your niche and include your video URL in the resource box that permits author bio information. Use multiple directories so you can get multiple backlinks to your video.

Search engines usually only ranks the first articles they index so don’t submit duplicate articles. Rewrite the article to submit to different directories.

Social media

Facebook, Twitter, Stumbleupon and other social networking sites are wonderful for your YouTube video promotion. Tell your network about your video and direct them to your video URL. Social media is more backlinks for the video and will also increase the rank.

Google +

Google + is affecting ranking in Google’s search engine. Add the icon to your blog to encourage more interest. In addition, Google search engine ranks the Google + higher in their rankings.

Make a post and a video

There are some bloggers that will post both a written form of content and make a YouTube video of the same material to promote their blog on YouTube.You can use different titles, but the same keywords or phrases.

These are several ways to make YouTube work for your blog.and rank higher.

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LindaSmith1 5 years ago from USA

Will have to come back to this hub again, afer I learn how to do videos without equipment.


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deilucriisolution 5 years ago from NEW YORK

goodpost


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Xenonlit 5 years ago

Thanks for the help.


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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Great tips! I have just recently started including videos in my hubs. I will continue to do it as it is appropriate.


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Ask_DJ_Lyons 5 years ago from Mosheim, Tennessee

This was a very useful blog. I can see myself referring back to it. Thanks!

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