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Are You Guilty of Making These 13 YouTube Mistakes?

Are You Guilty of Making These 13 YouTube Mistakes?

YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world, and the largest video site by a country mile. That means there is plenty of competition in every vertical, and endless ways that your video can fall through the gaps when it comes to views and engagement. However, you may be looking for extra ways for your video marketing campaigns to fail even further?

How To Remove Black Bars on Existing YouTube Videos [Creators Tip #128]

How To Remove Black Bars on Existing YouTube Videos [Creators Tip #128]

On this week’s Creator’s Tip we show you how to add specific formatting tags to your YouTube videos to remove the window-boxing, or black bars around them, and how to make them either display in wide-screen or to remove the wide-screen aspect.

How to Find the Meta Tags for Any YouTube Video [Creator's Tip #125]

How to Find the Meta Tags for Any YouTube Video [Creators Tip #125]

On this week’s Creator’s Tip, we show you how to discover the hidden tags on any YouTube video. YouTube made tags private in 2012, but confirmed that they are still count as one of the ranking factors on the site. Confirming the tags used by others means you gain a little more insight into what makes their video rank.

Google Might Value Brand Over Keyword-Rich Domain Names

Google Might Value Brand Over Keyword Rich Domain Names

Google is always changing the various signals they look at to determine a site's relevance. This is typically done in reaction to the world of SEO (particularly the black-hat variety) attempting to game one or more signals. For instance, the meta-description and meta-keyword tags don't …

Make Your Facebook Video Stand Out With Captions & Advanced Video Tags

Make Your Facebook Video Stand Out With Captions & Advanced Video Tags

More and more users are sharing video through Facebook, whether by dropping in links or uploading their own clips. Facebook is the fastest-growing referrer of video traffic, and users are beginning to upload videos to the site in higher numbers as well. And now a …

Google Video Sitemaps Best Practices: Google Video SEO

Google Video Sitemaps Best Practices: Google Video SEO

How do you create and submit a Video Sitemap to Google for Video SEO?  How can you attempt to get your videos indexed into Google video, web, and universal search?  These questions and more were answered in ReelSEO's recent webinar: "Make Your Videos Discoverable – …

Google Confirms Meta Keyword Tag Is Ignored for Ranking

This may be more straight-SEO news than particularly geared at video, but if you host your own videos or are aiming to rank pages where you've embedded a non-hosted video… this will impact your efforts.

A Video SEO Case Study: Common Craft

A Video SEO Case Study: Common Craft

Common Craft is a company specializing in creating "explanation" videos.  Most of their videos are pitched as an explanation of something "in plain English," and include simple-but-cute hand drawn cartoons alongside a charming narration.  Their website tag line reads: "Our product is explanation.” Never heard …

Video + SEO = Best Practices for Video and E-Commerce

Last week, I had the honor of speaking at the first annual Liveclicker Video Commerce Summit in Seattle, WA.  I was asked to discuss and present video search engine optimization and to help educate the audience on best practices for publishing online video in a …

Video SEO “Posers” Piss Me Off!

Online video has become incredibility opportunistic for many new businesses to enter the space, with more people claiming to be "experts" in Video SEO. But can anyone just say they're a video SEO specialist? What level of "expertise" is needed to distinguish ones self from those just …

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