Thanks to pixability for reminding us about the importance of tags.
The last time you watched a video on YouTube, you probably didn’t check below the fold for the video’s keyword tags, but they’ve always been there, visible to everyone. That is, until last week, when YouTube announced the removal of keyword tags from all video pages. It is believed that YouTube is trying to prevent mass keyword copying by spammers hoping to ride the SEO benefits of popular videos.
Rest assured, your keywords haven’t gone anywhere and still contribute to your video SEO. You can edit them from your video’s page as you normally would; the only difference is that they will no longer be visible on the video’s page. And if you’re using software like Caffeine, you can still lookup the keywords of any video and perform research on your keyword competitors.
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