This Is How to Easily Optimize Videos for Search Engines

By: | February 28, 2017 | Tags: , , , |

#Marketers should optimize videos for search engines. #SEO #Marketing #Videos

You know this blog has published articles on the importance of optimizing your posts for search engines.

You also know this blog has published articles on the importance of video use in blogging.

However, Mostly Blogging has never combined the topics and explained how to optimize your videos for search engines.

Even new bloggers know the importance of optimizing their blog posts so they can be found in a search engine. However, do you know you need to optimize your videos?

It makes sense: After all, famed blogger Jay Baer explains videos are the new blog posts.

Guest author Jessica Morgan has brought her expertise in the area of SEO for videos and her impressive infographic to empower us.

Your Quick Guide to Search Engine Optimization for Videos

by Jessica Morgan

Videos have taken the world of Internet marketing by storm in the last couple of years. From social media platforms to your inbox, they are everywhere.

More and more businesses are turning to video marketing for attracting organic traffic to their websites, for driving sales, and for helping customers understand their products and services. A significant 76% of businesses that use videos for marketing and promotion say that this strategy gives them a good return on their investment. Conversion rates are huge – 74% of consumers who watched an explained video ended up buying the product or service.

But do you know why videos are so popular among consumers? Studies indicate that the profound love that people have for videos has a lot to do with the way the human brain is wired.

Apparently, we can process videos 60,000 times faster than text. Videos do not require us to use much of our reasoning skills, while reading obviously involves a lot of cognitive strain, which humans, by nature, are programmed to avoid.

The fact that people are also more likely to get attached to something they saw in a video rather than something they read may also have an important role to play. No matter what the reason, videos are here to stay.

However, considering that nearly 300 hours of video are added every minute to YouTube, it can be pretty tough to make sure that your videos manage to stand out from the rest of the crowd. At least 53% of businesses that use videos for advertising and marketing say that they have struggled to promote their video content, which brings us to the importance of using SEO for helping videos rank higher on search engines.

So what is SEO for videos exactly? In addition to making sure that your content is unique, relevant and valuable to your audience, you should also try to use keywords in your title, file name, description and meta tags to help search engines index your content properly and guide your target audience to your videos. And that’s not all.

Since search engines cannot “watch” your videos to know what it is all about; you should add closed captions, transcripts and subtitles to your videos. These smart add-ons will not only help the search engines learn more about your content but will also make your videos accessible to millions of people across the world who have hearing disabilities or speak different languages.

A study by Liveclicker showed that revenue could go up by an average of 16% if you add transcripts to your videos. Similarly, adding subtitles to videos has been shown to increase viewer engagement time by more than 40%.

The below infographic from Take1 Transcription shares some great ideas and tips to make your videos rank higher in search engine results and get more viewers. Don’t forget that more viewers translate to higher search engine rankings, which in turn, encourages more people to check out your website!

Source: Take 1 TV

Host Blogger’s Comments: 

More and more bloggers and marketers are using videos to convey their information. Follow Jessica’s advice and the tips in the infographic, and your videos will soar to the top of the search engine rankings.

Please share so other bloggers and marketers know how they can get their videos found in search engines.

What did you think of Jessica’s tips and the information in the infographic? Are you using videos to supplement the information you put in your blog posts? I look forward to your views in the comments section.

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  1. Barbara Radisavljevic

    I confess I hate this new trend since I much prefer the faster process of reading to get anything but demonstrations of how to do something. Instruction videos and video infomercials make me click away. I prefer to skim for what I want and skip all the extraneous words that don’t give me information. I have made videos, and I’d be happy to add subtitles and explanations in text to the bottom if it means better SEO. I love the infographic.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Barbara,
      I agree with you. I prefer reading blogs too. I can scan the subheadings. If I want more information about the point explained under it, I will read those details.
      However, since this is a blogging tips site, I have to appeal to the masses, and believe it or not not everyone is like me, LOL. For people who do convey their information in video form, I should tell them how to improve their SEO as well as traditional bloggers.

      • Janice Wald

        PS Thank you for your compliment on the infographic. I was impressed too, so I grabbed it when Jessica offered it to us.

  2. Nirmala S

    Hi Janice,

    You have written a nice post and I completely agree with your viewpoints on the videos in blogging. People would like to watch the videos than reading the text.

    I have recently launched a YouTube video for my WordPress Adsense theme and it is ranking high for the targeted keyword. I accept that the Subtitles will improve the SEO and I have done the same in my video.

    The infograph that you have attached is nice, thanks. Keep writing, I’ll be regular here. Have a good day today!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Nirmala,
      Thank you so much for your compliments and comments on the article. It’s a pleasure to meet you. Congratulations on your high rankings in SERPS. Thanks for writing that these tips do work in boosting search engine traffic for videos. I look forward to seeing you again. I would love to have your readership. Don’t worry about me not writing– I can’t seem to stop! You have a good day too.

  3. Grammy Dee

    Lots of good info from Jessica. WOW! What an infographic! Thank you Janice for sharing this post at the #WednesdayAIM #LinkUp #BlogParty. I shared it on social media.

  4. Robin Khokhar

    Hi Janice,
    Amazing infographic. Keep sharing the good posts.
    Have a good weekend.

    • Janice Wald

      I agree Robin. It was cool! That’s why I grabbed ite when she offered it. Great to see you today. You keep up the good work too.

  5. Marsha Ingrao

    You remind me that I need to do more with videos. Lots of work, yet easy, too. Just gotta do it! 🙂

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Marsha,
      The same with me. I found a tool that will help me make videos. I can’t wait to try it but need the time to play with it. I think it’s called Bandicam. Are you familiar with it?

  6. Vicky Rout

    Thanks Jessica Morgan Amazing infographic, it is also help many webmasters.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Vicky,
      Thanks for your comment on my guest author’s infographic.

  7. Shakoat Hossain

    Hey Janice Wald,

    Brilliant infographics indeed! Wonderful idea 🙂

    Here, I discovered how to optimize videos for search engines. This is very helpful content to index videos with 100% Google rules and get excellent subscriber, likes, and views in a short period of time.

    Anyway, I’ve a question.. How did you manage this?

    Truly stunning works!


    • Janice Wald

      Hi Shakoat,
      I am sorry I can not answer your question. My guest author made the infographic and wrote the post. I agree she did an impressive job. Thanks for your kind comments.

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