So, most of my blog posts focus on ranking your videos on
YouTube. But, why stop there?! With a little effort you could also
rank your videos all over the first page of Google!
There are loads of video sharing sites other than YouTube that can
help make this happen for you. As you’ve already shot a video, it’s
worth taking the extra time to get your video ranked elsewhere. In
Metacafe.com also provide the perfect platform for ranking your
video on the first page of Google. If you were to take the time and
optimize your video for your chosen keyword (as discussed in a
separate blog post) on each of these platforms there's a chance
that you'd end up taking the majority of real estate on Google's
Other Ways of Getting to the First Page of Google
Google Plus- So, a few years ago Google released Google+ to
compete with Facebook. However, it didn’t really take off. So, in a
bid to increase its popularity Google has traditionally prioritized
content on this platform. This means that creating a Google+ article
featuring your YouTube video is a really good thing to do. Namely
because there’s a high chance it will rank well.
Forums- YouTube and Google also favour online communities like
forums. If you make a relevant post in a forum, which includes your
keyword, you could get it ranked on Google’s first page.
HOWEVER, do NOT spam your keyword and link across an entire
forum post. Use forums properly by searching for forums
dedicated to your industry. Once you’ve found one, sign up.
Forums that’re free and allow you to have a signature are ideal. A
forum signature is like a footnote. It usually appears directly
beneath your posts and you can put links in it. So, add the link to
your YouTube video there.Create a new thread on the forum and
name it after your keyword. Sit back and hope it ranks!
I hope you found this blog post useful!