How to get your YouTube video on Google Page 1

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I recently figured out a neat trick for getting a YouTube video to show up on Page 1 of Google search results.  We all know that YouTube = Google, so that makes this technique even more powerful than if it was done with some random video site that may be shut down or Google may someday decide to ignore.

Disclaimer:

This trick used to work great before the YouTube blog was changed to a Blogger platform.  Now there’s a “NOFOLLOW” attribute on the comment hyperlinks, so it’s arguable how effective this is anymore.  But if you want to try it…give ‘er!   Report back if it seems to work.

Here’s what ya gotta do:

  1. Create a YouTube profile, if you haven’t already.
  2. Upload a video that’s been keyword-optimized for the Google search phrase you’re targeting.  This means the title of the video should be your long-tail keyword.  Like “make money online fast”.
  3. Create a Blogger profile (Frank’s is just an example), if you haven’t already.  Add a backlink in the “About Me” section which goes to your YouTube profile URL.  Again, use the keyword you’re targetting.
  4. Visit the YouTube Blog.
  5. Find a story to comment on.
  6. For the “Comment As” field select “Google Account”.
  7. Write  a respectful, relevant comment.
  8. You should be prompted to log into your Blogger account when you click “Preview” or “Post Comment”
  9. Notice a few things,
    • The Blog page has PR of 9…that’s HUGE!
  10. Wait for your video to appear in Google search results.
  11. ?
  12. ?
  13. Profit

Done and done.

6 comments for “How to get your YouTube video on Google Page 1

  1. Jeremiah
    July 2, 2009 at 12:17 am

    any idea how long it takes for google to recognize your video in there search results?

  2. Dave and Deb
    July 12, 2009 at 7:21 am

    Great advice, leaving comments is a very effective way to build links and relationships. I didn’t even know that there was a youtube blog. We are leaving for a world trip in a few months and will be posting a lot of videos. I will definitely be using your advice. Thanks.

  3. mike
    July 16, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    doesnt work. you tube blog has moved to blogger paltform

    • July 16, 2009 at 2:51 pm

      Thanks mike, I see that.

      Well I believe the idea still works, you just need to comment via an OpenID account which has a link to your YouTube video on your public profile.

      Note – I haven’t actually tried this, it’s just my *theory* 😉

  4. September 2, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Thanks for the heads up that it has moved platforms… still a nice place to drop a link 🙂

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