77 thoughts on “YouTube SEO: How to Rank Your Videos #1 (2019)

  1. like your hoodie! Can get for free? 😛 . Anyway, how different is Youtube SEO vs Organic SEO. Secondly what is the best practice to get Video Featured Snippet?

  2. Thank you thank you thank you so much ? I am commenting before watching the video because I know that you will give the right information. A big love from Indian fan ?

  3. Another awesome video. Totally agree with what you have just said. Used the same tricks in the past to rank videos, and yes its working.

  4. What do you recommend to edit your video footage? The list of options are a bit overwhelming and I know everyone has their personal preferences, but do you have a recommendation?

  5. Hii Sam,

    From last 4 Months my site's traffic is day by day decreasing from 600 visitors daily to 150 visitors.

    Why this happening i m really demotivated please guide me ?

  6. I think I´m in love with you.

    The weird thing is that I don't like guys and I´m an old dude.

    You are the best spokesperson in our industry.

    Thanks, man.

  7. Sam, you've done it again! Such a great overview. Tell me, couldn't you also spot what kws bring up the Google video carousel with a regular keyword search in Ahrefs, click view all and the select the video SERP feature? That said, I have noticed kws show up in that report and upon googling, don't actually see any. How often do SERPs change to include or remove video features?

  8. Hi Sam,
    This is my first comment in your video.
    If all of people use these techniques to rank better in YouTube. So how YouTube algorithm decide to rank which video in 1st place?
    Plz answer this.

  9. Please do giveaway of your Aherf toolcits superb cool. My age is 15 and i am in need of your tool . I would be super lucky if i won your giveaway. Please do it.

  10. LOVE your videos! You guys do an AMAZING job at all aspects of YouTube. As a teacher, I really enjoy them and will reference them in my classes and books.

  11. A uniquely helpful lecture. Question: Do Google spiders or bots read "comments" posted under YouTube videos? If so, what if anything do they tell the YouTube publisher? If not, do you foresee Google spiders or bots ever being used for any purpose?

  12. What a video… this like one in a million youtube videos where you strike gold and your heart knows that. Thank you Ahrefs Team!

  13. I have had a youtube channel for a while, but started doing it 'seriously' just since a few weeks. Watching videos every day about how to optimize my content and channel. And even though I've seen many videos like this, actually learned some new stuff! For example, it didnt even cross my mind once to see if I can somehow promote my videos by writing answers on Quora; started doing that right away, and immediatly got some views of that in the last 10 minutes. So thanks, great video!

  14. I understand that more viewtime = a greater rating. But what can you do without much of an audience to start with? I’ve tried optimizing my title, tags, and discriptions… still other videos that don’t even have the same key words rank as more “relevant” and higher in rating. Help

    My channel is Lennek ttv

    This is on my phone, so I don’t have that account connected.

  15. Great video! I hear YouTube ranks on video length also. If you create short videos (e.g. <10 mins) but session time is high (i.e. you keep the viewer moving to your next video) do you think it's a problem? Do you think there is a threshold in minutes any video needs to be above, regardless of session time?

  16. tbh this is just the marketing video for your ahref tool and how to use it, instead of teaching mechanics of ranking videos on top, you went really fast to promote your product. not useful for beginners

  17. Finally a good video on SEO. Every other video I saw just repeated using keywords and improving retention by making longer videos. Thank you!

  18. Sam Oh, this video was so clear and informative, thank you very much for creating this! I did not understand the Channel hack though, did you put 4 playlists at the top of the page?

  19. What do you do when your search terms don't show any recent videos? I am a CPR instructor and almost all of my search terms I use for Google don't show any recent videos in YouTube – most everything there is from 2-4 yrs ago. I want know if posting short videos on YouTube will help boost my presence and help drive traffic to my site & GMB page. One person I asked about this said doing 10 short videos on 10 different search terms for a given location every week will help with that. For example, search "CPR training Los Angeles" or even just "CPR training". Will that actually work assuming some of those videos rank? My goal is to expand my reach to local areas all over Los Angeles – What do you recommend?

  20. Thanks for the video ,everything you said was what I wanted to hear ,and you explained everything perfectly .I now understand how it works,the truth is ,you are the first person to put it clear and understandable.

  21. These tips are great but no one tells actual secret. There are obviously hidden secrets to rank videos. Because title, description and tags things really dont work.

  22. WoW!! this is exactely what i have been looking for.. Nice tutorial on search engine optimization.. Thanks Man!!

  23. I'm like "Man this guy looks familiar…" and then it hit me. Sam spoke at 97th Floor's Mastermind conference in Park City! Sam is the man.

  24. Awesome video! Thank you so much. I have one #1 ranked Google search video and i know that your tips will help me achieve this goal again.

  25. Hello, is it true, youtube algorithm now focuses on quantity? the more often we upload our video (let say every 2 days), the more views and subscribers we get?

  26. I am freaked out. This is the best video ever. I do a lot of research and preparation to come up with tips and ideas on how to maximize online presence. This is absolutely amazing. You have my subscription and i will spread the word. I will contact you in soon to ask your permission to promote your channel. I am not looking to get paid. I simply want to give you credit for your awesome work and channel. Hat off 🙂

  27. Thank you for your video. What is the purpose of putting the *next to your keyword searches? I know it's wildcard, but what is wildcard in your own explaination?

  28. I appreciate the content, though may I just say, there's too many sub sections, your step 1, step 2 is very confucsing. I was busy writing down on my notes Step 3 – Satisfy Your Search Intent with High-Retention Video, then after you deviate to talk about tips for video editing, the next step is still step 3, so honestly, I'm very confused. Step 3 of what? Are these 2 Step 3 different?

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