Using video marketing is hot, hot, hot right now but SEO for video blogging is not. You can use seo for video by tagging your videos with keywords, using keywords in the title and url, and using keywords in the description, but aside from that getting good keyword search engine optimization, SEO for video on your blog is not as easy.
What are your choices?
1. Forget about SEO and just embed your video from YouTube, making sure to optimize your SEO for your You Tube Video, or
2. Write a blog post around your video that includes your keywords and keyword phrases, “h1, h2, h3” tags, and alt tags on your images and embed your video into the post.
That’s probably the better option, but sometimes when you’re in a hurry, or you don’t have a lot extra to say that you didn’t say in your video, you might be at a loss for words.
Unless…you use this clever marketing tip on seo for videos I learned from video blogger, Gideon Shalwick! (He’s got great content his blog for video blogging.)
How do you get great SEO for Video Blogging?
Transcribe your videos to get hot seo for video on your blog!
On a five or less minute video it may take you 15 to 20 minutes to transcribe it. Or you can visit a place like elance.com to get your videos transcribed for you. There are also programs available that allow you to convert talk to type that may be a great option if you end up doing a lot of videos and audios and need them transcribed!
I’ve used it recently and have “embellished” the transcription with a few extra keywords in the headings to increase my keyword density to about 2% and add a little search engine benefit to my post.
SEO for video blogging bonus tip: Cater to 3 different learning styles at once!
Gideon did not mention this extra benefit in his post, but I’ve got you covered with an additional benefit you may not have thought of…
People learn in different ways. Some people like to read, others listen, and yet others are visual and benefit from seeing something. By transcribing your videos you can cater to all three types of learning styles!
Transcribing your videos will give you a win/win as far as SEO for video blogging but it will also help your readers who are in a hurry and don’t have time to watch your video. They can skim your post and get the content without having to watch your video completely.
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