YouTube Tag Secrets: How to use tags for YouTube videos to get more views and grow your channel

YouTube tags are something you need to pay attention to if you want your videos to get seen and your YouTube channel to grow. In this video, I’ll spill my best YouTube tag secrets including how I do my own tag research, how to see YouTube Tags on other people’s videos, the fastest way to find tags that are used by top-performing videos in your niche, the super-simple way that I set up my tags on every video in 2020 and lastly I’ll show you how to use my favourite YouTube tag generator.

CONTENTS OF THIS VIDEO:

0:47 Choosing your target keyword
1:37 Places to find YouTube tags
1:45 The fastest way to find tags used by top performing videos
2:13 How to see tags used by other people
2:51 My favourite YouTube tag generator
3:08 The tag order I use for my own videos
3:44 Importing tags from a list

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Finding YouTube keywords in 2020 (YouTube Video)

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YouTube Tag Secrets – Video Transcript

YouTube tags are something you need to pay attention to if you want your videos to get seen and your YouTube channel to grow. In this video, I’ll spill my best YouTube tag secrets including how I do my own tag research, how to see YouTube Tags on other people’s videos, the fastest way to find tags that are used by top-performing videos in your niche, the super-simple way that I set up my tags on every video in 2020 and lastly I’ll show you how to use my favourite YouTube tag generator.

Let's get started.

I figure the best way to show you how to do your tag research is to let you watch me ACTUALLY do my tag research for todays video, which rather ironically is this video you’re watching, about YouTube tags.

So I start this process with a basic idea about what my video topic is going to be, today I know want to cover tags for YouTube videos and how to choose them.

I made a video about choosing your video’s target keyword and where to use it, the link to that video should be popping up right about now, but the super fast summary is that I use the Keywords Everywhere browser extension and Answer the Public to come up with a set of target questions. I then use the TubeBuddy browser extension in YouTube itself to narrow down my options and choose a target keyword. There’s way more detail about every step of the process the process in my other video.

So today, I’ve been through that process and I’ve narrowed down to one main target keyword – which is ‘YouTube tag’ and during my searching I discovered a few other keywords that are closely related to the content of my video including:

YouTube Tags
Tags for YouTube
YouTube tag generator
How to see YouTube tags
YouTube tags for views and
YouTube tags how to

Now, I know that these keywords have a reasonable search volume, so I’m going to use them as tags – but I need to find some more tags to use as well.

Another place I find relevant tags is n YouTube itself, when you type your main target keyword into the search bar. If you scroll down you’ll notice that TubeBuddy has compiled a list of the most frequently used tags among the videos displayed for that keyword. So long as a tag is directly relevant to the content of your video, I’ll make a note of some of these tags too.

Next, I’ll check out the actual videos of my competitors, to see what tags they’re using, and what’s working well for them. How do I see the YouTube tags on other people’s videos?

By using TubeBuddy! Seeing the tags on other people’s videos is as simple as clicking on the video and checking out the videolytics on the right hand side.

You can even click to show the search rankings (or what position the video is sitting in for the search rankings for that tag) and copy the tags to a list ready to be pasted directly to your own videos. Just click the ‘copy to’ button, uncheck any keywords that aren’t relevant to your videos and either copy to your clipboard, or to a list (if you’re a pro user).

If all else fails and you’re still looking for more YouTube tags, there is always TubeBuddy’s YouTube tag generator which loads up in your video upload area. Basically, the tag generator looks at your title and your video description to suggest tags that are worthwhile using to improve your SEO.

So that’s how to find tags for your videos, and this is how to use them.

The way I’ve tagged my videos has changed a lot over the years, but this year, in 2020, this is how I’m tagging all of my videos:

The first tag is going to be my target keyword – in this case ‘YouTube Tag’

The second tag is going to be my target keyword, followed by the year – so ‘YouTube Tag 2020’

My next tags are going to be the keywords I found earlier during my keyword research:

YouTube Tags
Tags for YouTube
YouTube tag generator
How to see YouTube tags
YouTube tags for views and
YouTube tags how to

Because I haven’t filled up all of my available space yet, I’m going to use some of the other tags from my competitors videos that I saved earlier – to do that I click on the button to load from an existing list and tick the tags I want to import.

And I’m also going to use some of the TubeBuddy suggestions from the Keyword Generator at the bottom of the page – you just click on them to add them to your tags, just make sure you only add one at a time so you can keep an eye on not going over your limit.

Notice that I don’t bother tagging my own name or my own channel – those are going to come up in search results whether or not they’re tagged – and I’d prefer to save space for the tags that will actually bring views to my video. I also tend to stay away from one word keywords, and anything that isn’t SUPER relevant to my video – including other channels – unless the video is a collaboration WITH that other channel.

Now don’t throw out your tag list once you’ve got it uploaded, because we’re going to use them in a few different ways to optimise your video description – I’ll show you how I do that in the next video, which is all about writing a video description that will help get your video seen.

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