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How to Rank # 1 in Youtube in 2020 ? [Top 12 Youtube SEO Strategies]

When I was researching the best youtube SEO videos, I came across the following videos by Brian Dean. His suggested strategies are very relevant and easy to implement. I request you to go through the video.

Each video averages out to 10 mins. If it is difficult for you to spend so much time, I have eased your work by highlighting the major points suggested by him. Read it and implement it to grow your youtube rankings

                        Source : YouTube SEO: How to Rank #1 in YouTube in 2020

                        Source: Video SEO - Rank Your Videos #1 in YouTube (Fast!)

1. Front-load your keywords
        a. Use the target keyword at the beginning of your video
2. Boost Video engagement signals
        a. Shares, Likes, Comments, Subscribe
        b. Comments have more weightage
        c. Hyper-specific Call to Action at the end of the video
                i. Eg: Comment - Which is the 2 strategies from the video they are going to use it
3. USE TAB formula for video tags
        a. Don’t overload with Tags
        b. TAB
                i.    Target keywords goes first
                ii.   Alternative keywords of your main keywords
                iii Broad Keywords (1-2) to give context about your videos
4. CTR Magnet Thumbnails
        a. Click-through rate is more important for videos
        b. Use non-youtube colors in your thumbnails (Use other than Red, White, Black)
        c. Use Green, blue, purple, grey, orange (Recommended but not necessary)
        d. Use Big bold text in your thumbnail
        e. Use 30 characters max
5. Write many blog post for your video description
        a. Longer descriptions help to rank videos better
        b. Write descriptions between 100 - 200 words
        c. Include the target keyword in the first 2-3 sentence
6. Boost Video Length (Include long video)
        a. Average video length on first-page youtube 14 minutes
        b. So make your videos between 8 and 15 mins 
7. Use Brackets and Parenthesis in the video title
        a. This too improves CTR. Brackets increase CTR by 38% (Ofcourse relevant keywords in the brackets)
        b. Eg: (Fast!), (Casestudy), [New Research], (Actionable), (Truestory)
8. Rank in Suggested video
        a. Use the same keyword similar to the popular video keyword
        b. Use the same tags similar to the popular video keyword
        c. Right-click on the page that has the popular keyword and click view source (Look out the keyword section)
9. Turn Donkeys to Unicorns
        a. Increase the watch time
10. Include the current year in your video title    
11. Embed your videos in your own website/blog
12. Master the hook
        a. Grab audience attention in the first 15 secs of the video
        b. PPP (Preview, Proof, Preview)
                i.   Preview
                            a. Give preview about the video in one sentence
                ii.  Proof (Give proof to the people about your expertise)
                            a. Accomplished
                            b. Experience
                            c. Researched
                iii. Preview
                            a. Mention something specific from the video







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