In this interview with Paul Andre de Vera, you will learn all about YouTube SEO.

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YouTube SEO with Paul Andre de Vera (video)

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About Paul Andre de Vera

  • Host of the SEO Video Show podcast which curates weekly SEO video updates
  • Has over 20 years of experience in SEO, started doing it in college to promote his events and clothing business
  • Now specializes in enterprise SEO consulting for large brands like SAP and Workday
  • Recently moved back into startups and is able to get faster results compared to large corps
  • Launched his SEO video show podcast 2 years ago during the pandemic to connect with the community

YouTube SEO Tips

And here are YouTube SEO tips from Paul.

YouTube SEO: Create Valuable, Intent-Aligned Video Content

  • Conduct keyword research to identify topics and semantics matching searcher intent
  • Outline videos to comprehensively address question/informational search queries
  • Script 10-20 minute videos to explore topics more fully with chapter timestamps
  • Include chapters introducing concepts, addressing specifics, sharing examples/data, summarizing etc.
  • Embed overlays and graphics to communicate complex information clearly and visually
  • Close caption and transcribe videos to reinforce topic relevance from multiple content sources

YouTube SEO: Differentiate Through Strategic Channel Branding

  • Design channel icon and thumbnails with a consistent style reflecting your brand identity
  • Choose colors contrasting competitors while aligned to logo/palette to stand out
  • Create an intro sequence highlighting your differentiator and value proposition to engage quickly
  • Utilize motion graphics, animations, and interactive elements to keep viewers actively attentive
  • Use music/sound design appropriate for your brand personality – energetic, serious, fun etc.
  • Conclude videos with end cards linking to related videos and channel subscribe/notification CTAs

YouTube SEO: Amplify Reach Across YouTube and Other Platforms

  • Enable links and cards to facilitate viewing sessions and improve interactions/authority metrics
  • Promote video premieres in advance on social media to drive anticipatory traffic and buzz
  • Post videos natively on LinkedIn/Twitter/Facebook with platform-optimized captions for distribution
  • Retarget engaged YouTube viewers via TrueView video/discovery ads to lower costs per view
  • Repurpose short snippets natively on TikTok and Reels leveraging the different creator dynamics

YouTube SEO: Continually Analyze, Learn and Optimize

  • Review YouTube Analytics data on viewership drop-off points, feedback etc.
  • Seek unbiased input from an SEO mastermind group to improve delivery/style
  • A/B test approaches to titles, thumbnails, topics, calls-to-action etc. and scale what metrics best
  • Produce new evergreen content weekly/monthly as lead generation requires while recycling evergreen performers

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Olga Zarr is an SEO consultant with 10+ years of experience. She has been doing SEO for both the biggest brands in the world and small businesses. She has done 200+ SEO audits so far. Olga has completed SEO courses and degrees at universities, such as UC Davis, University of Michigan, and Johns Hopkins University. She also completed Moz Academy! And, of course, has Google certifications. She keeps learning SEO and loves it. Olga is also a Google Product Expert specializing in areas, such as Google Search and Google Webmasters.