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The $20 Jedi Youtube Hack
I have a system for getting more views on my Youtube videos and it works really well.
I call this system the $20 Jedi YouTube Hack.
Because I only spent $20 and created a "force" that attracts more views -- sometimes by the thousands.
Good system, this is... Use it, you must...
In this email, I want to walk you through how I did it so you can get more views on your YouTube videos.
So here's how you do it...
1. Get your video made The first step obviously involves getting your video created. You can hire a guy from Fiverr.com and to create a decent video for $5. This video is an example of a $5 Fiverr video.
Note: You can get many other types of videos made. I showed you this video as my example because I'm a Jedi.
This video example mainly serves to let you have a feel of the kind of quality you can get for $5.
2. Keyword research Next used the Google keyword tool to find the keywords with low competition and high traffic and that are related to your video.
I know its kind of subjective as to what is considered low competition and high traffic, but I've found any keyword which has anywhere between 500 to 5000 searches is good enough traffic for me and usually has low enough competition.
These are usually long tail keywords.
After you've got certain keywords, you filter that list by doing a Google search for each keyword to see if there are any videos already on Google for these keywords.
If there are already a bunch of videos there, drop the keyword and move on to the next best one. Try not to compete with many other videos.
Once done, you'll have a list of keywords that you might want to use. Out of these keywords, only pick ONE. Pick the most ideal one that fits the content of your video and has a good amount of traffic with low competition.
Upload the video with keywords inserted.
Next, upload the video on YouTube. When you upload the video, include your keyword in the title of the video along with your business name, separated by a line.
So it looks something like this:
Social Media Training | Web Friendly
After that, insert some related tags for your video. Tags are mainly useful for getting found on YouTube search. You can include tags like your name and your keywords.
4. Create a caption file and transcript Many people just stop at step
3. They upload their YouTube video and expect the traffic to pour in.
Not so fast, my young Jedi.
What you should do after uploading your video is go to castingwords.com to get a caption file and transcript done. A caption file is basically a text that you see at the bottom of YouTube videos and a transcript is basically a text version of the video.
Once you have your caption file and transcript, upload the caption file to your video and paste the transcript into the description of the video.
Make sure your transcript contains your keyword in it. Most likely, you will mention your keyword in the transcript. But if you really didn't, see if you can fit your keyword in a few times.
When you upload your caption, you'll find them appearing at the bottom of the video when the video is playing.
So why is adding captions and transcripts good? Basically, Google can't read video's unless you give them text.
By adding a caption file and a transcript in your description, you're showing Google what your video is about. You give Google text that it can read and understand.
And when Google knows what your video is about and sees that your keyword is there, it'll help your rankings in Google.
This is a tip from Matt Cutts -- The Google SEO Jedi Master. So I followed his advice, and it works.
5. Get indexed faster:
The final step is to get some initial traffic by bookmarking the video on StumbleUpon, Reddit and Digg, posting it on your blog, sharing it on Facebook and Twitter and etc.
This will create some initial backlinks and help you get indexed faster on Google. It'll also create an initial volume of traffic and if people like your video they'll share it so you have chances of getting more traffic.
So there you have it -- the $20 Jedi YouTube Hack. I spent $5 on Fivver, and $15 on creating my caption file and transcript, and got nearly 5000 views in 30 days.
Try it and let me know your results. "May the Force be with you"
Matt "Skywalker" Astifan