5 Advanced YouTube SEO Tactics to Drive More Traffic to Your Videos and Website

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Excerpt from the article by Brian Dean and published on Search Engine Watch:
“If you take the time to optimize your videos for SEO, you’ll get significantly more traffic than your competitors.

It’s not nearly as complex as Google’s famous 200 ranking signals, but YouTube’s algorithm is no joke. It takes dozens of signals into account for ranking videos in YouTube search.

1. Write Super-Long Video Descriptions
The more YouTube knows about your video, the more confidently it can rank it for your target keyword.
But more importantly, YouTube uses keywords in the description to rank you for super-long tail keywords.
Make sure your video descriptions are at least 200 words.

2. Optimize Around “Video Keywords”
Before deciding on a keyword for your video, check to see if there are video results on the first page. If so, that’s a keyword you should strongly consider because you can potentially get your video ranked in Google and YouTube.

3. Get More Video Views From Online Communities
Share your video liberally on online communities. This will hook your video up with the type of quality, high-retention views that YouTube likes to see.

4. Encourage Subscribing and Liking
Subscribing and liking are two of the most important user experience signals that YouTube uses.
At the end of your video, give people a strong call to action that encourages them to subscribe.

5. Create Keyword-Rich Playlists
A keyword-rich playlist gives YouTube deeper information about your video’s topic. And like we saw with your description, more text-based content=more views.
Once you have 10 videos in your YouTube channel, organize them into tightly themed playlists…”

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Infographic credit (posted in the article): TAG SEO

malek‘s insight:

The level of details is high enough to painlessly go through the infographic. #keep.

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Report: Many girls view sexual assault as normal behavior

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“But it’s okay … I never think [harassment is] a big thing because they do it to everyone,” said one interviewee

malek‘s insight:

This study seems to been conducted on young girls so I am assuming that they are dealing with young boys. If these boys are allowed to act this way they will continue to do so when they grow up and that is madness.

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The importance of visual content (Infographic)

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Do you know that a new visitor will decide to stay on or leave your website within 50 milliseconds of landing there? And if you can hook them up for at least 30 seconds, chances are that they will continue clicking your links.

malek‘s insight:

Analyze that:

website visitors can make snap judgements about the look of your page in as little as 50 milliseconds.

 An eye blink takes 300 milliseconds

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Three Dangerous Myths About Women Negotiators

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Last month a participant in an executive workshop started to ask, “Isn’t it true that women negotiators…” Before he even finished his question, people’s eyebrows went up. Was he about to say

malek‘s insight:

A real irony, after years of deals and negotiations I learnt that

- Women are tough negotiators and pay details to every tiny point.

- Women are not so welcomed in Sales and distribution especially in the Middle East, Asia and parts of Eastern Europe.

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Meet the Black Female Judge Who Will Decide Oscar Pistorius’ Fate 

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Thokozile Matilda Masipa is a former social worker turned journalist turned lawyer turned superior court judge. She’s “eloquent” and highly respected by her peers, but perpetrators should tread lightly.

malek‘s insight:

With the world watching, Judge  Masipa will decide if Pistorius intentionally killed his girlfriend or by accident

See on www.theroot.com