How to rank videos higher on YouTube

In this post, I am going to show you how to rank your videos higher on YouTube. How you make money online is largely dependent on how much you master Google and YouTube. Not to mention the fact that both are one. So you might want to pay attention to this.

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I am not an authority on the subject. As an affiliate marketer and a content creator, I like to learn and share my experience hoping it helps you get ahead as you build a business online.

With that out of the way.

Whether you are a professional affiliate marketer or a beginner, you probably know the value of videos in marketing already.

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Knowing how to rank your videos can impact your online marketing experience tremendously.

Achieving this aim without a free video SEO tool like Tube Buddy will be near impossible.

Ranking your videos with a tool like that eliminates guesses from your marketing. On the flip side, it is like taking a sling shut in the dark without it. And that’s ridiculously aimless. 

With this tool, I was still making the same mistake that a lot of video content creators make. I was using random tags and was not getting ranked. until I looked at it critically and worked on my understanding of the tool. then I starting ranking videos. So, let’s look at how to rank videos generally.

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Paying attention to title and description is as important as creating high-quality video content that is relevant to the need of the people who search for it. When the content in the video is good, people watch for much longer. And that increases your AWT (Average Watch Time). As a result, YouTube rewards your ranking.

How to tag videos correctly to rank

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First, the tag section of your videos has to be consistent with the focus keywords in your videos, it’s title and description.

Don’t be caught up in applying popular keywords. Choose relevance over popularity.

In order to get the best result with your tags, you need to keep them super focused. Which simply means that you want to pick a specific keyword or key phrase. 

Doing this will help the YouTube algorithm to understand what your video is specifically about. So it can serve it to the right people.

It also helps YouTube to suggest your videos to a wider range of audiences, based on interest and what they are looking for. To max your result, you need to keep your tags focused and keep it relevant to the subject. 

You might be wondering, How do you decide what these keywords should be?

You want the keyword to be directly related to the message in the video. If you give the wrong information to that youtube algorithm, your videos will be served to the wrong people and they will click off. This could hurt your ranking badly.

Example of my video description capturing keywords
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Try to target popular keywords in your videos. You can use a free keyword tool called KeywordEvery by downloading it unto your internet browser.

Place your primary keyword in the very first line of your description and make it your first tag before you enter other complementary tags.

For example, if your primary keyword is ”rank videos with TubeBuddy”, you can add complimentary tags like ”rank on youtube”, tools to rank videos, etc. Complementary keywords in your tag don’t have to be popular. They just have to be relevant to the primary keyword.

Make sure you are grammatically correct.

Don’t forget to say your primary keyword out loud in the video at least once. A couple more times is even better.

Another tip that will help you rank videos higher on youtube is taking advantage of a trending topic first and create high-quality video content around it.

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In conclusion, doing all of these is never a guarantee that you will rank videos higher on Youtube. Because other factors do come to play and they are beyond your control. However, making this your regular practice gives your video an edge on the world wide web.

I am curious to hear from you. What approach will you rather take? what will you do differently?

This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. jahangir alam

    Many thanks for the beautiful article you wrote.This article is important for those who work on YouTube.The article discusses how to reach a video high rank on YouTube.I agree with your writing because if there is a relevant quality video it is viewed by everyone from first to last.I learned a lot from reading this article from first to last. I hope to write such a beautiful article in the future.

    1. admin

      thanks for your input. glad it helped.

  2. Tariqul


    Thanks for your awesome article. I am thinking that I will create a channel on youtube. So this article was very important to me. You told me about some tools for rank video on youtube. I really appreciate that and I know those tools really helpfull for rank a video on youtube. Tags are so important for a video to rank on youtube. There is a very very important thing is the quality of a video and you discuss about that too. To rank a video on youtube it’s a continuous process.

    I will follow your steps and thanks again for your help.

    1. admin

      Thanks for your contribution.

  3. Md Millat

    Thank you so much for sharing such an excellent article with us. I have got a lot of information about rank videos higher on YouTube. In order to bring you the YouTube Video Ranking, I need to first do keyword research. At the present time, no one can guarantee that YouTube video rankings will come down. We still have to practice regularly. I have benefited from this valuable information by reading your article. I will share your article with my friends so that my friends can benefit from reading your valuable information.

    1. admin

      Thanks so much for your contribution. glad you gained some value here.

  4. Carolyn

    I have learned much from your instructions on how to get a higher ranking on YouTube videos. I have learned about SEO tools and Average Watch Time. I didn’t realize that Google rewarded you for the amount of time people spent watching your video.
    Also, how important tags and keywords and YouTube algorithms are to your rankings.
    Thank you for taking the time to explain this.

    1. admin

      Hi Carolyn, Yes google rewards you in several ways, showing your videos to more people is just one of the many benefits. Thanks for your contribution. I am glad you got something out of it all.

  5. Parveen

    Hey, I enjoy a lot while reading your guide on video ranking and find it very useful for everyone interested to rank their video like me. I recently started my YouTube channel and looking for some good ways to rank my videos. Your step by step guide is very helpful for everyone to rank their video. Now I understand the power of keyword. Keyword plays an important role in ranking. Thanks for sharing such useful info.

    1. admin

      Hi Parveen, Thanks for your contribution. glade you found the article useful.

  6. Lalita

    Hey, I am new in this internet world. Now I am planning to start my YouTube channel. I have learned much from your instructions on how to get a higher ranking on YouTube videos. I have learned about SEO tools and Average Watch Time. As we know keyword are very important to get rank higher. Thanks for sharing such useful info.

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