Ranking high on YouTube is always a big challenge, especially in niches with lots of high authority channels. Since YouTube is owned by Google, many people think that they can use same SEO strategies to rank their videos in YouTube, but they are mostly wrong. YouTube’s ranking system uses a completely different algorithm which is very interesting and unpredictable. In this article, I will share actual doable methods to rank your videos high on YouTube as fast as you possible. I will point out most important factors and all you have to do is to get them all done for your video, then after a while you will see some incredible results.
- Click though ratio
Click trough ratio is the most common way that YouTube and even Google rank videos. Although it’s different in YouTube but the concept is pretty much same. This means you must have an interesting and eye-catching title and thumbnail for your video so when it appears in search results, people will click on it. If you don’t know what kind of title or thumbnail you have to choose for your video, all you have to do is to do a YouTube search for the keyword that you want to rank,and then from results choose the one that is the most interesting and eye-catching to you (it doesn’t have to be the top ranked video). After that, set that video as an example for your own video.
- Video’s duration and bounce rate
These two are the biggest reasons that a video ranks high in YouTube. Have you seen those videos that have no likes or comments on them but they still rank pretty high on YouTube? Well this is the main reason for it. Make sure to upload a video that people will watch it all or at least %50 of it. If people leave your video soon, this means your video is not interesting or helpful. YouTube will take this as a sign that your video is not good so it won’t show up much in search results. Long videos are another reason that people leave too soon. Make sure to keep it under 5 minutes and helpful so this way you can have a lower bounce rate and higher overall rank.
- Social shares
Social shares are very important for a video. If you want to rank your video fast on YouTube, I suggest you to share your video as much as you can on different social networks. Another way of doing this is buying shares for your video from fiverr. Try it once and you see how fast your video goes up in search results but remember to not overdo it. Channel power And at the end, it all comes to your channel power. Meaning how many subscribers you have on your channel, how many videos you’ve got and how good they ranked before. If you are interested to learn YouTube SEO more in detail, you can download this eBook and see everything in detail for yourself.