YOUTUBE RANKING GUIDE

Properly Tag Your YouTube Videos To Get Views

Now, many people say that tags have no effect on videos, however, I disagree because if you do it correctly, it really does make a difference.

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Besides, it doesn’t hurt your rankings in any way. In fact, do it right and you can greatly benefit from tags.

I personally make use of 5 different tools to find relevant tags.

This is because I am my own worst enemy at times and focus too much on the nitty-gritty details.

Don’t be like me!

Recommended Tools

Morningfa*me (*My Favourite)
http://projectsuccessmastery.com/morningfame

YT Cockpit
http://projectsuccessmastery.com/ytcockpit

Keyword Researcher Pro
http://projectsuccessmastery.com/keywordresearcher

TubeTool (My Own FREE Software)
https://tubetool.io

How to use those tools falls outside of the scope of this article, however I’ll be adding some more articles in the near future that will go more in dept on how to use them.

For the purpose of this course, I will show you how to do it manually from within YouTube & TubeTool.io.

All without spending any money.

Coz, you know, sharing is caring 🙂

Don’t get bullied into thinking that you HAVE to buy software to get stuff done. Sure it makes your life way easier with the tools mentioned above, but you don’t need them to get started.

Right, so here’s an example of what I would do.

Now, I used to recommend Keywords Everywhere, but it’s since become a paid tool and so I don’t recommend it anymore (unless you want to pay of course).

Actually, I was contacted by a company called “WhatsMySerp” very recently and asked if I could test out their Keywords Everywhere alternative.

I am happy to say that it held up and so I do recommend you check them out. 

They are called “WhatsMySerp”.

https://whatsmyserp.com/everywhere

All you need to do is open up Google as well as YouTube.

Start typing and you’ll notice suggestions start showing up.

This is Google and YouTube telling you exactly what the most popular keywords being searched for are. 

keywords everywhere search suggestions


With “
WhatsMySerp”, it looks a bit like this…

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As I mentioned before, the suggested phrases showing up is YouTube basically giving you a list of terms that people are
already searching for.

Take advantage of this, especially when building out your tags.

Use the alphabet and see what gets suggested to you. 

If it relates to what your video is about, use it.

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Say your video is about “iPhone X” as an example.

Type “iPhone X “ into the search box, see what comes up and if anything is relevant to your video, use it as tags, part of your title as well as your description.

Properly Tag Your YouTube Videos To Get Views Project Success Mastery

Now, in some cases, you have to be a little bit creative. 

As long as it’s related to your video.

Ok, so here’s where things get a little bit convoluted.

See, there are 2 trains of thought here.

On the one hand, I suggest you make use of all 500 characters that YouTube allows for when you add tags.

But on the other hand, I also suggest ONLY using 1 or 2 tags at most.

I know this is getting a bit complicated now, but hear me out.

If you choose method ONE and fill up your tags, that’s fine. I have many other videos and client videos using that method with great affect. You’re not wrong.

However if you use method TWO of only adding 1 or 2 tags, you’re basically telling YouTube “listen The YouTubes, I only want to be ranking for this tag”.

This also works great and again, I have plenty personal and client videos using method 2 also with to great effect.

The strategy you use ultimately comes down to what you’re trying to achieve.

Do you want to try and rank for as many things as possible like this video of mine…?

Paypal Video Rankings 
Then fill up your tags with relevant keywords.

If you only want to rank for 1 or 2 keywords, then only add those as your tags.

Pretty simple actually.

That being said, you’re probably asking “why the hell would I only add 1 or 2 tags if I can fill it up and rank for many?” and you’d be asking a very valid question.

Again, it all comes down to what you’re trying to achieve. Some people ONLY want to focus on a specific keyword and some want to throw as much sh*t at the wall to see what sticks.

The power lies in your hands… use it wisely!

Always start your tags with your main keyword or title regardless of what method you follow.

Follow this up with phrases that closely relate to what your video is about.

I do recommend adding your channel name at least once as well.

Again, this just ties all your videos in together and helps with more and more of your videos being suggested on the sidebar as people watch your content.

Pro Tip

Make sure your FIRST tag is your main keyword(s) also, If you’re a small channel, avoid single words as you’ll waste your time.

As I mentioned, you don’t need any tools to do this properly, however if you want to save time and get a little bit more insight into competition, what other successful channels are doing and so on, I do recommend checking out the tools I mentioned above.

And that’s about it for tags. Don’t overthink things, but also don’t think that they don’t work.

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