Hardcore Video SEO Resources with a Local Search Emphasis

Linda Buquet

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Google LOVES video as you all know, yet I don't hear it talked about much in local. I've been talking about it alot in my private Local Search Pro forum and have been doing a lot of research on video SEO lately. So I thought I'd share some of the great resources I've discovered.

1st of all, there is so much confusion about integrating your Youtube channel with your Local Google+ page. And rightly so, it's gotten really confusing. I've been scanning the G+/YouTube communities below as well as the official G+ community and it's amazing how confused everyone is about integrating G+ and YouTube and all the related issues that can come up.

Then when you throw local into the mix with multiple locations/practitioners, etc., things really get convoluted & interesting! Here is a post at our forum with some good info that illustrates the confusion: New YouTube tab on Google+ Local page.

That post is part of the reason I added the G+ resources at the top.
Then below that you'll find pure Video SEO goodness!

Google+ YouTube resources


Google identities on YouTube (Google help doc - Thanks Kaleh)

Manage channels linked to Google+ pages (Google help doc - Thanks Keenan!)

YouTube Google+ Integration (Official Google Community)

YouTube Google+ Integration Blog (by Peggy K - Google Top Contributor)

Peggy K's YouTube Videos - Great How-to info

GooTubePlus (Google Community)

Thanks go out to Keenan Glass and Kaleh Kohler, Google Top Contributors for turning me onto some of the resources above.

ADDED 1/17/14 Dusty one of our members just did a post filled with Gtube resources and there may be some not mentioned above. G+ / Youtube Channel Support Links

G+ YouTube TROUBLESHOOTER!!!
Get help with your Google identity on YouTube - YouTube Help
(This link was also provided by Dusty but in a private thread.)

LOCAL Video SEO Tips & Advice

10 Tips For Using YouTube To Kill At Local SEO

▶ How To Generate a Valuable Local Citation with a YouTube Video - YouTube (From our member Ryan Hill)

How We Ranked This Local Business Video – Local Marketing Challenge #7

Small Business Video Marketing | Local Video SEO (By Jeffrey Taylor, one of my Local Search Pros)


General Video SEO resources

ReelSEO - The Online Video Marketing Guide - the ultimate Video SEO resource.

Should I add schema.org markup on my videos even if they're on YouTube?
Matt Cutts from Google says YES!

10 Video SEO Tips to Improve Rank and User Experience (Includes video schema)

Schema Markup For Video: An Overview Of Schema.org VideoObject

Video rich snippet generator using schema.org markup

▶ 10 YouTube SEO Tips: Increase YouTube Search Rankings [Creator Tips #4] - YouTube

6 Powerful YouTube SEO Tips That No One Talks About

OK so there, I cleaned out some of my best video SEO bookmarks, but again I'm just starting to collect good tips/resources as I find them.

So let's put our heads together and share the best of the best below.

PLEASE DO NOT START A GENERAL DISCUSSION OR ASK CLIENT OR G+ INTEGRATION Qs IN THIS THREAD. Convo will go all over the place and make it too hard to sift through to find the important resources.

Please start a new thread with question or for discussion and let's keep this one focused on resources and links.


I will continue to post as I find more good ones.

How about you, any good resources to share???
 

Linda Buquet

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Dino

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My required reading list just got huge. Thanks Linda...I think...;)
 

billbean

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Great compilation, Linda. Looks like I'm going to have to schedule some reading time.

And it is so true, I've given myself headaches trying to sort out the G+/youTube integration issue for some clients. Ugh!
 

ToddB

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Awesome resources! Video is an untapped market in Local. Can really work great for standing out from the competition as most AREN'T participating. Great Sunday morning reading, thanks Linda!
 

iwebresults

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I just got a video testimonial from one of my clients. Youtube and google+ of course is a no-brainer, but the new Places for business does not seem to have a video upload anymore. Any more suggestions for video testimonial posting?
 

Linda Buquet

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Once your Place page is upgraded to G+ you'll be able to start posting videos and can even integrate your YouTube channel with your G+ Business page.
 

EdwardOhio

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Other than YouTube and DailyMotion, I have never seen a video in SERPS with any of the other video sites (maybe Vimeo).

Is it a good idea to submit the same video on 10 sites?

Thanks.

Great job UCONN.
 
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