If you are trying to rank in YouTube, you may have been wondering about the number of tags to use, and what type of keywords to use in your tags.
In this short post, we will clear your doubts and share our best advice for YouTube tags in order to avoid keyword stuffing.
Keep it short, keep it focused
The bottom line is that there is no hard and fast rule on how many tags you can use before they become too many.
However, we advise that you keep your tags between 5 and 8, and that you stay as close to your targeted keyword as possible.
Know what you are trying to rank for and stick with it. You may want to add local modifiers such as city names, and a few slight variations on your main keyword.
You need to keep your industry and niche in mind. There are tools that can help you with that, such as TubeBuddy.
TubeBuddy is a plug-in that will show you the tags for similar videos and their popularity - in other words, how often those tags occur in similar videos - so that you can match them. You’ve got a ton of choices with different YouTube channels and video content, use TubeBuddy to find examples with good keyword phrases and search terms that make sense given your video content.
The bottom line is, use whatever tool works best for you, but remember to look at already created content for good ideas for tag variation and areas that you may not have thought of. This is all part of a complete video optimization process so that you can rank higher and get better results via YouTube SEO.