If you are leaving your YouTube video descriptions blank instead of filling them out, you are missing out on an opportunity to get more views from Internet users. That’s the reason you are taking the time to produce the videos in the first place, isn’t it? To get the most bang for your buck out of this medium, take the time to fill out a simple description for your video and watch the number of views increase as a result of your efforts.
How to Fill Out your YouTube Description
- Look for Text from your Website or Blog to Repurpose for your Description
Rather than spending time writing something new for your description, look to something that is already on your website or blog that you can use for this purpose. If your video is embedded in a blog post or a webpage, start by looking there for something you can use to describe the video. You should at least be able to find a starting point in these text sources.
- Include Links to your Landing Page or Description
Drive traffic to your landing page or website by providing the links in the video description. Make sure that the link you are providing is relevant to the content in the video.
- Use Keywords to make your Video easy to Find
Make sure the keywords you choose sound natural and reflect what someone looking for content on your topic would use. Use a combination of short and long-tail keywords and mix them up, since you don’t know exactly which will help someone find your video on the site.
- Use Time Codes to Draw Visitors’ Attention to Specific Segments
YouTube allows you to link to time codes in your video by typing them in your description. If you are uploading a Q&A video, tell your audience exactly where to find the answer to a specific question so they don’t have to watch the whole thing. The description can be a useful tool to help viewers navigate the video content more quickly and easily.
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