Add Tags, TJz Adventures

What are YouTube tags?

YouTube tags are words and phrases that describe your video and provide more context to help people find your content.
Youtube Tags, TJz Adventures

How we add tags to our YouTube videos

Here’s our three-step process:

1. Set your primary target keyword as the first tag

We always use our primary keyword as our first tag. The first tag is “keyword research” because that’s what we want to rank for.
Keyword Research Video Tag, TJz Adventures

2. Add common, relevant keywords from top-ranking videos

Install the free vidIQ browser extension (or TubeBuddy), then search for your target keyword on youtube.

For example, let’s say that your target keyword is “Acer aspire 3” and you’ve created a video listing 10–20 of the top apps to try to rank for that.

Here are the top-ranking results for that keyword:
Keywords 2 1024x886, TJz Adventures
You can see that while the videos in positions 2–3 are topically similar, that’s not the case for the video ranking in the top spot.
You should see the tags for each video on the vidIQ overlay on the right.
Tags 1024x476, TJz Adventures
Consider adding relevant common tags to your video.

Why are YouTube tags important?

Your video’s title, thumbnail and description are more important pieces of metadata for your video’s.
Youtube Seo Broad Match Video Keywords 1024x517 1, TJz Adventures

Now, your turn…

If you find any of the listed tips useful, share them with your YouTuber friends! And don’t forget to join me on YouTube!

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