Youtube Video Marketing | 5 Common SEO Mistakes To Avoid

common seo mistakes when youtube video marketing

We all have to start somewhere and part of any learning process, you will make mistakes. After all we are only human and if we don’t make mistakes, how do we learn what not to do for the next time around? The same goes when it comes to YouTube video marketing, but wouldn’t it be great if you already knew what the 5 common seo mistakes are when it comes to ranking video’s in the search engines, So you don’t have to learn by trial and error?

Also knowing these most common seo mistakes you will already have a head start over 90% constantly making these mistakes when uploading they’re YouTube Video’s.

If you want to become a master of traffic using this strategy? I will assume its a yes. Otherwise you wouldn’t still be reading. Well all you need to do is create video’s that are highly targeted to one specific niche or even better yet just one keyword.

All it takes is around 50-100 video’s laser targeted to your niche (that’s less than two a week if it takes you 100 video’s) So if you really wanted to, in a year or so you could be generating enough traffic and hopefully sales depending on how well your sales funnel is set up (more about that in another blog post) to quit your job and work from home full-time.

Click here for a full break down on my youtube video ranking series and learn how to rank and bank with simple drop dead video’s!

Here are some YouTube Video Marketing Tips which will help you get the most out of your video’s

Video Sequence:

Always start with an intro. For example, ” Hi my name is Billy Jury from and in today’s I am going to share with you the 5 most common seo mistakes to avoid when YouTube video marketing . ”

See how I have introduced who I am and my website and what the video is about? This helps your audience know what to expect when they land on your video in the first few seconds. The key is to grab their attention very quickly. Remember your video has only 9 seconds to live before someone clicks off and watches Justin Bieber.

The second stage is the content delivery. This is where you deliver what you have promised your audience in your intro. With your content try to give your audience as much value as possible, but also making your video’s short and to the point. I found that the shorter the video, the better. Your “YouTube video marketing” strategy will be the most effective if your video’s are not at all professional. So you will need to appear real and authentic.

For those of you who struggle with appearing on video. I honestly believe with the way the internet is moving if you do not do video your strategies will be become less and less effective as the years progress. So just take the leap, you will find it won’t be as bad as you might think 🙂

If you really are struggling, you can always have someone on or shoot you the video for you. Then use this method to make money selling affiliate products.

Find someone on one of these sites who fits the demographic of that audience you wish to target, get them to shoot instead of you. Then just drive all the traffic to your offer. If you want to know the exact steps to take to rank video’s in the search engines, remember to checkout my video ranking series.

The last step in your video’s is a call to action (CTA) you should always use a CTA in your video’s. Give your audience clear instructions on what you want them to do next. For example. ” So you have it the 5 most “common seo mistakes” to avoid when YouTube video marketing I hope you got value from today’s training if you feel free to like, comment and share and if you want to take your YouTube marketing to next stage, then be sure to checkout the link below in the description. ”

How To Avoid The 5 Most Common SEO Mistakes When YouTube Video Marketing.

One of the most important parts of this YouTube Marketing strategy is to pick a keyword to target. To avoid these common seo mistakes is very simple to implement. Just do the complete opposite of these mistakes I have already outlined below for you and I can assure you, you will have success.

Its important to note that, these aren’t “myths” disguised as “common mistakes.” The SEO myths theme has already been beaten to death with these Three Articles Here.

What follows are innocent mistakes that many You-tubers make. Some of these things catch even the best of us…

YouTube Video Marketing | Avoid These 5 Most Common SEO Mistakes.

Big Mistake #1 – This is probably the on of most common SEO mistakes people make. They tend to record their video first, then they upload it to YouTube and give it a title that they think people would be interested in.

This is wrong and nothing but guesswork. The only way someone is going to see your video’s is if they are searching for it. Period! What we need to do first is find out what people are actually searching for, then record a video specifically for that audience.

Big Mistake #2 – People target and try to rank for keywords that are too competitive. As a rule of thumb ‘The shorter the keyword / search term, the more competition and the harder it is would be to rank for.’

You want to be targeting longtail keywords like these.

  • How to make money working at home.
  • Build an online network marketing business
  • How to lose weight in your thighs
  • Best dog training school in London

This has two benefits

– Less competition

– More specific

Big Mistake #3 – People worry about competition. I don’t worry about competition, want to know why? Firstly competition is good because it shows there is a market. Secondly it only about the competition on the first page. For the keyword you want to rank for. The third reason you can find a sub-niche and a keyword in a market that doesn’t have much competition.

Big Mistake #4 – Only optimising the YouTube Video. Do you know that Google /YouTube take into account your channel’s optimisation as well? I optimise the video for my keyword, but also the channel. Now Google can’t help but to take notice of the keyword I want to rank for.

Big Mistake #5 – The last of these common seo mistakes is focussing on views, likes and subscribes. I was on a webinar recently with Jon Penberthy and he had the opportunity to speak with YouTube in regards to ranking and here’s what they said. “We care more about watch time then any other stuff.” ‘Watch Time’ is how long people watch your video’s for on average before leaving.

YouTube care more about user experience. That’s why super targeted video’s out-rank huge video’s and channels. So make your video’s super specific!



So there you have it, the 5 most common seo mistakes when YouTube video marketing.

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P.P.S: Checkout my 7 part series on how to rank YouTube Video’s in the search engines.  

Step 1: SEO for YouTube Videos: It Begins With Your File-name!

Step 2: How to make Custom YouTube Thumbnails using Canva!

Step 3: The Perfect YouTube Video Description Template!!!

Step 4: SEO Checklist Template: Video Search Engine Ranking Guide!

Step 5: How To Promote Your YouTube Channel For Free!

Step 6: Check Your Search Engine Ranking (A How To Guide)

Step 7: Amazing YouTube Ranking Tips To Help Boost Your Rankings!



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