Online Success Tip- Tagging in YouTube

Jennifer Cloake, Founder of http://www.DIYOnlineSolutions.com, shares SEO Marketing Strategy- When and what to tag in YouTube.

So, every so often I Google my name or search YouTube. It’s what I called PR Management. Being in marketing, I don’t mind my name out there. The more the better. Hey, I’m easy going. I don’t even mind when it’s associated with negative comments- as long as it’s not porn and stuff…that’s where I draw the line. Publicity is publicity. You have to make that decision.

However, I came across a video on YouTube tonight when I searched my name. The video has nothing to do with me. Honestly, I was a little pissed. Of course, I immediately thought it was a great educational moment because it was an Awesome SEO marketing strategy gone MAD!!! So I’m going to officially thank the butthead who made the video. LOL

Here’s the deal. I’m not ashamed to admit that I advise clients and students to ride on the celebrity publicity. Let’s say you’re a marriage counselor and you see Tiger Woods have a bit of a marital issue. It’s perfectly okay to write a blog or make a video about the situation. You can say something like “Tiger Woods has been in the news a lot because of of infidelity. Let’s talk about Trust today. How do you move forward in a relationship when trust has been broken?” In this case, it is perfectly acceptable to enter “Tiger Woods” as one of your tags (tags are basically keyword search) because you talked about him in your video. You’re giving your Expert opinion on his situation. Now, this has nothing to do with morality. I personally think stuff like this should be handled privately. But we’re talking about SEO ranking here. Not a morality issue so don’t write me and complain about it. =)

By the way, you can do the same with happy news!

The bonehead who made the video has a tag list, no joke, a mile long of people’s names. First of all, it’s unnecessary. Second of all, it’s completely inappropriate. Talking about making enemies and not friends. I think he tagged all sorts of people, famous or not. Although I’m thinking he forgot to tag his dog and mom. But that’s another story for another day.

My dear friend, don’t tag people when they are not mentioned in your video just so it will show up when people search for their name or certain keywords. I see this a lot in Facebook as well. Marketers will tag all their friends when the video or post is about the dump they made that morning- nothing to do with their friends. In doing so, their material shows up on all their friends’ pages. RUDE!

Don’t do it!!!

If you have questions about SEO, Landing Pages, or Social Media…feel free to post them on http://www.IneedMyNerd.com Dave and I are happy to help.

Now go kick some serious Entrepreneurial butt! HUGS!

Jenn

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One Reply to “Online Success Tip- Tagging in YouTube”

  1. Thanks Jennifer for opening up my eyes. I do not do that kind of low things but it’s always good to know the short comings of people.
    Keep doing your great work!
    Patricia

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