Search engine optimization for video is one of the most exciting challenges in the field, since Google has recently started giving videos much greater prominence in regular search results. Getting it right will be remarkably simple if you follow these Tops SEO Tips for Video !
1.Prepare your video files properly
Locate the video file in Windows Explorer and make sure the file is not set to read only, then right-click on the video’s icon to access properties. Rename the file to a keyword-rich alternative.
2.Choose hyphenated keyphrases
3.Right-Click again and access the “Summary” tab
Add a keyword-rich title (e.g. Video Optimization Article From Fatips Site) and some useful keywords.
Recommended Video Format
Google Video supports nearly all the extensions you are used to (avi, .mpg, Quicktime, and Windows Media files…) The frame rate should be above 12 frames per second and the bit rate should be above 260kbps. Google will crop your video to fit within a 4:3 frame and display it at 320×240 resolution using Macromedia Flash.
As such, if you are preparing your video from scratch, try to use the 4:3 aspect ratio to make sure it plays the way you want and avoid arbitrary “letterbox” cropping issues.
The easiest and fastest way to upload a video file under 100MB is to use Google’s web-based uploader .
If your video is over 100MB or you’d like to upload multiple files at once, the Google Video Uploader client software is your best bet.
As a rough guide, keeping your video to 4.5 minutes or less should make the whole process a lot easier. Make sure to specify up front the title, description, genre, and language of the file, if you upload from the web-based interface.
Your Video Is Up On Google
For the title field, just repeat (perhaps at greater length) the keywords you used for the file properties dialogue. Select an appropriate genre (e.g., “video optimization”), set access to public, and click to upload your video.
Once your video is up on Google (or YouTube), you can obtain code to insert the video into your web page. Usefully, this means that Google is hosting and serving the video rather than you (saving on your computing power and bandwidth charges).
Put in a few inbound links to your video, get friends and colleagues to vote for it on Google Video, and see what happens. You might surprise yourself.
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