Here are some simple video level setting tips for webmasters to attract more traffic from their YouTube videos.
- Basic Video Information
- Add and Link Tags
- Add a Video Thumbnail
- Auto fix Your Videos for better quality
- Allow Embedding
- Select an Audio Track
- Set appropriate Annotations and Captions
Basic Video Information
Details regarding an individual video can be edited under the option “Info and Settings” as shown in the picture. Set title, description, tags and category of your video appropriately since all these things will decide the search engine ranking of your individual video.
Add and Link Tags to Videos
Tags are the primary keywords used by the search engines to index and display your videos in the search result pages. The search can be a video search inside YouTube as well as normal Google search. Tags can be defined for individual videos and “Tags” tab under “Video Manager” menu will show all the tags linked to your videos. Clicking on any tag will show a linked video and here you have an option to remove the the video from the linked tag.
Video Thumbnail and Auto-fix
Thumbnail is the one shown to all users and an important factor deciding your video views. Selecting an attractive thumbnail related to the video will significantly increase the video views and the possibility of increased traffic to your linked site. Auto-fix is an one touch feature allows you to fix the lighting and color problems of your videos and improve the quality. As everyone prefer quality videos make sure all your videos are auto fixed.
Set Audio and Allow Embedding
Make sure to select the check box “Allow Embedding” under the “Advanced Settings” tab as shown in the picture to allow anyone to embed your videos in their sites. You can select a suitable free licensed audio tracks available in YouTube and avoid using copyrighted audios in your videos without permission. You will not be able to monetize your YouTube videos in case if you receive any copyright problems and your account also might be blocked based on the severity of the issue.
Add Annotation and Caption
You can add links and captions to your YouTube videos using annotations and Captions options. Use links and captions only if required without distracting the quality of the videos. You can link you website in your videos using annotation option which will significantly increase traffic to your site.
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