How to Rank Higher in YouTube Search Results in 2016

YouTube SEOAll we know that YouTube is second biggest search engine on the planet after google, it generates an estimate 92 billion page view each month which also provides huge traffic to different websites and blogs, and about 35 hours of video are uploaded every minute.
YouTube also offers you to monetize your videos content, if you are getting enough view you can make good money from your YouTube videos.

  • Do you want more people to see your YouTube videos?
  • Have you optimized your videos for search?

If people can’t find you, they can’t watch your videos or subscribe to your channel, which hurts your search ranking. In this article you’ll find four ways to tweak your videos to rank higher in YouTube Search. Today I’m going to show you the ins and outs of YouTube SEO, including how you can rank videos in both Google and YouTube.

Like Google, YouTube uses ranking factors to determine which videos end up at the top of each search results page (SERP). YouTube looks at your video’s number of views, how long users watch it and how many positive ratings and comments it has.

For good measure, they also throw in the number of channel subscribers, how many times your video appears in a user’s playlist, how often it’s added to a favorites list or playlist and how many times it’s been embedded on a website.

To get the high numbers YouTube is looking for, you need to optimize your content so people click through and push Play. And I’m not just talking about your video content. What matters here are your keywords, title, description and tags. It’s a lot to consider if you’re trying to get your YouTube channel on the front page of YouTube Search. But hey, now that you know what they’re looking for, you can give it to them.

Below are four ways to get your YouTube videos ready for Prime Time.

#1: Choose Strong Keywords

You’re familiar with how important keywords are. Choosing the right keywords can be the difference between high visibility and page five of the SERPs (and you know nobody gets all the way to page five).

YouTube Video Keywords

While YouTube can do a lot of things, it can’t search the content within your video to find keywords, so you’ll have to add them yourself. If you need help choosing the best keywords, use the YouTube Keyword Tool to find out which ones don’t have a lot of competition.

Google trends to use video results for these types of keywords:

  • How-to keywords (“how to shave a cat”)
  • Reviews (“Bluehost review”)
  • Tutorials (“Setting up WordPress”)
  • Anything fitness or sports related (“Cardio kickboxing”)
  • Funny videos (“Cute animals”)

Your keywords help YouTube determine if your content is relevant, and they help your audience know what your video is about. Be sure to include them in your title, description and tags.

As a general rule, use about 10 tags that include the video category, video content, shoot location and names of anyone in the video.

#2: Include Keywords in Your Title

Your title should tell viewers exactly what they can expect to see in your video. That can be harder than it sounds.

Is your title too long? People lose interest and ignore you. Is your title too short? People don’t know if it’s what they’re looking for and they ignore you.

Ideally, your title should have around 120 characters—enough to tell people what they’re watching, but not so much they overlook it.

For instance, a video entitled My Cat won’t really grab users’ attention because it’s fundamentally uninteresting. (I mean, how many cat videos have you seen in your lifetime?)

YouTube Video Title

A title with a more accurate description of your video’s content—My Cat Trying to Eat a Shoe—encourages users to click over and watch. The titles above are examples of good, clear titles.

As you craft your title, add a keyword phrase at the beginning, especially if you’re doing a series. For example: “Healthy Cupcakes: Gluten-Free Bananas Foster,” “Healthy Cupcakes: Sugar-free Cinnamon,” “Healthy Cupcakes: How to Avoid Cracked Tops” and so on.

#3: Optimize the Description With Keywords

When writing your video description, weave in your vital keywords naturally. As long as the description flows and isn’t forced, you’ll be OK.

If you overuse your keywords in a spammy way (that’s called stuffing and it’s poor etiquette), you’ll hurt your chances of climbing up YouTube’s SERPs. In the example below, the description uses several keywords, but they work together without feeling forced.

 

As you’re writing your video description, be sure to include a link to your website or blog. For Google ranking purposes, a YouTube link to your website is considered a backlink (which means more Google juice for your website).

The description of a YouTube video gets cut off at around the third line, so be sure to put the link at the top of the video description.

#4: Customize the Video Thumbnail

Your video thumbnail is the face of your video. It’s the first thing viewers look at when your video comes up in search, so it really has to wow them.

Customized video thumbnails outperform YouTube’s automatically selected screenshot every time. Grainy screenshots from the middle of your video don’t instill faith in viewers that your video is the one to click on.

Take the time to create a custom, attractive thumbnail that conveys what your video is about. For best results, your thumbnail should have a 1280 x 720 resolution with a 16:9 aspect ratio.

Wrapping Up

Choosing the right keywords; incorporating them into your title, description and tags; and customizing your video thumbnail make a big difference in your YouTube traffic and success.

You can get even more traffic by promoting your video across all of your social media profiles to reach as many people as possible.

Making your video accessible from multiple sources helps influencers find your video and, fingers crossed, promote or source it on their own platforms. Those links and embeds tell YouTube (and Google) that your content is popular, which pushes you up the SERP ladder and into higher YouTube search results.

Now all you need is good content, but that’s the easy part, right?

What do you think? Have you optimized your YouTube channel? What worked best for you? Leave your advice and comments below.

Bonus : Take a look at the awesome infographic below published by designinfographics.com, presenting YouTube stats and facts.

YouTube infographic

How to Check your BSNL Broadband Account Usage Online

Check BSNL Broadband UsageBSNL broadband is still the most popular and widely used broadband service in India. BSNL brought the low cost and high speed broadband service in India (Though we are still far slower than other developed countries). Many people use BSNL‘s fixed traffic plans, we need to keep eyes on our usages in these plans.
(Though I am on unlimited plan, I use (love) to track how many GBs. I have downloaded till now.) There are many ways to check the usages. Here I am giving a list of good software, sites and services to check how much internet you have used.

Now let us check what are the options available to check BSNL broadband usage are.

4 options to Check BSNL Broadband internet Usage Online:

  • Check BSNL broadband usage status Online via Selfcare portal.
  • Check BSNL broadband usage status via SMS.
  • Check BSNL broadband usage via software.
  • Monthly BSNL broadband usage alert via email.

1. How To Check BSNL Broadband Usage vai Selfcare portal :

Recently BSNL shifted to new system of user management which is known as BSNL SelfCare Portal. Through SelfCare you can actually do lot more thing other than your broadband usage monitoring. However, its little confusing for first time here, hence I have decided to write a short note how to check usage details on BSNL broadband.

If you have not registered for Self Care Portal, go to BSNL Self Care Portal and click User registration (for existing BSNL customer) to register yourself.

  • BSNL Selfcare for South Zone (Andhra Pradesh, Chennai, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamilnadu) customers
  • BSNL Selfcare for North Zone (Haryana, Punjab, UP(West), UP(East), Himachal Pradesh,  Jammu & Kashmir) customers
  • BSNL Selfcare for West Zone (Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh,  Gujarat, Rajasthan ) customers
  • BSNL Seltcare for East Zone (Kolkata, Orissa, Bihar, West Bengal, Adman Nicobar, Assam, Jharkhand, North East ) customers

It is pretty easy though, first go SelfCare portal of your area..

  1. Login to BSNL Selfcare portal
  2. Click My Services
  3. Click View Broadband Usage
  4. You can check usage details between any given date.

2. How to Check BSNL broadband usage status via SMS:

It is also possible to check your BSNL broadband usage by mobile phones. You will be able to check your usage from your BSNL mobile as well as from other mobiles.

  • The first step is to get your landline number registered on BSNL via SMS.
  • Send SMS to 52295 using REG STD-CODE LANDLINE-NUMBER; example is given below:
    REG 01419876543
  • Once landline no. is registered then you can check current usage of your internet broadband connection via SMS. Let’s check how to send SMS to check existing usage- BBU STD-CODE LANDLINENO; example is given below: BBU 01419876543

3. How to Check BSNL broadband usage via software:

BSNL provide ready-made free software that allow registered BSNL user to check current usage of their broadband plans. It’s a small software application that runs on Windows XP, Visa, 2007, 7 and Windows 8. Download this free software here: Download. This software uses the BSNL broadband usage site data, so you need to have portal id and password.

This software gives the data in bar chart format. It also has a broadband usage calculator which shows the cost for additional usage according to your broadband plan etc. This will help you to monitor and control your broadband usage.

4. How to Get Monthly BSNL broadband usage alert via email

It’s one of the best ways to keep in track of broadband usage as every month BSNL will be sending a monthly alert on your email address and on phone number. Visit http://bbusage.bsnl.in/ and resister your email address for monthly alert.

Register your email and phone number after visiting above mentioned URL. Here you will have to fill up a small registration form for broadband usage alert. Please note that ‘Broadband Username’ will be required. This registration form looks like below screen.

Learn how to check your BSNL Broadband Usage