Video is now one of the primary sources of information on the internet. If you missed the TV newscast or your favorite TV show, you’ll find many of them are uploaded online. If you’re having difficulty in solving a problem in algebra, you’ll find a video showing you the step-by-step solution online. A lot of information is presented through videos online and many businesses use them to promote their products and services.
Many of these videos can be found on YouTube, which has become a very powerful search engine next to Google. Most videos are almost immediately indexed on the web. Creating a well-optimized channel is one video marketing strategy for attracting more visitors to your website.
Here are the guidelines to optimize your channel:
1. Channel Settings
Create your channel with the following settings: Your company name should be part of the title; check the visibility box and allow visitors to find your channel using your email address. For the channel tags, choose the same keywords that are used in your website.
2. Videos and playlists
Select “My Uploaded Videos” and to play the featured video automatically. The features video should be selected from one of your uploaded videos.
The profile name should include your business name. Then, in the website section, write your website URL. Add the link to your company’s Twitter or Facebook pages to the summary of the channel’s content in the channel description. In describing your company in the “About” section, use your targeted keywords.
4. YouTube Videos Optimization for Search
4.1 To optimize your videos for the search engines, try to upload only engaging and high-quality videos. The subject should be related to your targeted keywords as the keywords will have to be mentioned in the video.
4.2 The video title should also include the company name and ends with the word “video.” In the video description, begin with the company name so that it shows even in the unexpanded view. Include three to five keywords and the links to Twitter and Facebook pages.
4.3 For tags choose three to five targeted keywords.
4.4 Choose a thumbnail that would attract the visitor to click.
4.5 Set sharing and broadcasting options to “public” based on standard YouTube license. Allow the following: comments and voting, video responses, ratings, embedding and syndication.
4.6 Provide a transcript of the video which the search engine can index. As the videos are converted to a Java format which can not be crawled by the search engines.
4.7 For the date and map, use the company address.
5. Promote Your YouTube videos
Promote your video by: Embedding it on the company website using the YouTube URL and by syndicating it through social networking websites.
By using the right video marketing tactics, your videos can help attract the much-needed traffic to your website.