YouTube descriptions: Make the first 20 words keywords

Posted on October 23, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized |

That’s because only the first 20 words or 120 characters will be displayed in search results (then you have to click on the still image or the video title to see the rest). Oh, and don’t forget to include a few relevant links in http spelled-out form, as links in the first 20 words will appear clickable, not text-only.

e.g.  Watch my mouse give an elephant a scare during a safari in India. http://www.mytripindia.com Is it worthy of http://www.afv.com ? [20 words]

One more tip: a 160-word description is recommended, but longer descriptions would actually help your video get discovered more easily. To learn more, read Mark Fleagle’s article on SiteProNews.

I’ll talk about video titles and tags in my next post. Stay tuned!


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