Monday, October 15, 2012
How to add closed captions to increase Youtube video views
The single greatest tip I could give anyone on how to improve their rank in Youtube Search is to add a close captions script to their videos. This is because Youtube Search cannot detect what is in your audio files anymore; they used to generate a "machine" script using voice recognition technology, but now Youtube uses this technology to match a pre-written script to timecodes in your video.
What this means is that if you write a text file with everything you say in your video, Youtube will be able to pull that data to generate a closed caption script for you. This is such an easy thing to do that there is no reason to not do it. And better yet every word and phrase in your script is going to be considered a keyword, helping your video gain more visibility in Youtube Search results.