HOW TO ADD HASHTAGS ON A YOUTUBE VIDEO AND HOW TO DO THE HASHTAG RESEARCH NECESSARY TO SUCCEED

DANGERS WHEN USING HASHTAGS

It’s important to note that some risks come with using hashtags on your Youtube videos. Some of these include that hashtags can distract your viewers from your video. If a viewer is watching a Youtube video of yours and clicks on a hashtag that you put up, they will be sent away from your video and to a page filled with other videos with the same hashtag; this will stop you from getting views.

WEEDING OUT COMPETITORS

Perhaps the best way for you to weaken competitor’s channels through hashtags is by looking at your competitor’s most successful videos and taking hashtags from them that relate to your content, as well.

HELPING YOU CREATE A YOUTUBE IDENTITY

Another great way for you to utilize hashtags well on your Youtube channel is by creating branded hashtags for your videos. Branded hashtags can be used in two different ways. Firstly, you can create a hashtag for your entire Youtube channel itself. For example, if the name of your Youtube channel was “Colibri Digital Marketing”, then you would create the hashtag “Colibri” and put it on all of your Youtube videos.

USE HASHTAG WEBSITES TO HELP YOU

There are several websites out there that can help you come up with effective keywords/hashtags for your Youtube Video simply by having you put in the title of your video. An example is Hastagsforlikes, in which you can get hashtags suggestions by searching the topic of your video. Using such websites can be an effective way for you to find valuable hashtags quickly without having to put in too much effort.

HOW TO ADD HASHTAGS ON A YOUTUBE VIDEO

SEO is also a very important side of YouTube. Now that you’ve gotten familiar with how you can find the hashtags that best suit your YouTube video, we are going to walk you through the process of how to add them. There are two ways you can do this:

  • Add the hashtags to your video description: To do this, make sure that you add the hashtags in the description box when uploading your video. You can either write in the hashtags inside the description text or you can add them at the end. It’s also important for you to know that you can add as many hashtags as you’d like, but we recommend that you keep it under five. When your video uploads, the first three hashtags will appear above your video title (so make sure that the first three hashtags that you add are the most relevant).
  • Add hashtags to your video title: This is a pretty straightforward way of including hashtags. Just choose the main keyword in your title and put in a hashtag.

MONITORING YOUR HASHTAG PERFORMANCE

When trying to implement a hashtag strategy, it is key for you to monitor its performance to see if they’re being effective at attracting new viewers; or if they need some adjustments. In the analytics section of your channel, you can find a “traffic source” tab, where Youtube breaks down the different sources that have been directing viewers to your content. In “YouTube search”, you can see how effective your hashtags have been effective at increasing traffic to your video and which have the most views.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

Overall, this blog post covered the dangers of using hashtags in Youtube videos, and some great ways to come up with beneficial ones to use. In general, designing and implementing a well-thought-out hashtag strategy on YouTube can help give more exposure to your YouTube content and help your channel stand out in what is currently the second most important search engine. We hope this post was insightful to you and wish you the best of luck!

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Anna Colibri

Anna Colibri

I work to make the web a more beautiful, accessible, and functional place. I use dreams as a form of planning. And I play because it’s fun.