We here at ReelSEO know that video is the best medium for teaching people how to do something, and the best means of retain that knowledge. Watch this 3-minute video I created with my own narration on how simple it is to create closed captions for YouTube videos using a raw text transcript file.
Creating YouTube Captions: A Video Tutorial
Along with Jeremy Scott's recent article, I did my own how-to article on YouTube closed captions about 3 months back on ReelSEO. However what I hadn't done was a step-by-step video on the process back then.
I've been doing closed captions for my own YouTube videos since I learned about this feature months ago. You can see my latest example from my last ReelSEO article below…
Like we've said here earlier, YouTube will index the text from your plain text transcript file, and weight it for their own search results. Here's ReelSEO's Mark Robertson demonstrating his own test…
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