- Do you want to get more traffic to your YouTube videos?
- Do you want more social interaction?
- Do you want to get more backlinks and raise your rankings?
- Do you want to remove spam comments?
If you answered “yes” to all these questions…read on.
YouTube has integrated it’s commenting system with Google+ so if you comment on Google+ it will also appear in the comments below your video and if you comment on your video it will appear on Google+.
Top 7 ways to benefit from YouTube comments
and Google Plus integration:
1. Get More Traffic
Every time someone leaves a comment under your video it will also appear on their Google+ page (as long as they leave the box checked that says “also share on Google+”). Think about this for a few seconds..if a viewer has a large Google+ following your video has the potential to go viral because it will be seen by a large audience.
2. Encourage Social Interaction
Every time someone leaves a comment it will be seen by other commenters resulting in more interaction. You not only keep the conversations going on YouTube but also on your Google+ page.
3. Build Authority
By answering commenters questions you’ll become recognized as an authority in your niche. One way to achieve this is to encourage people to ask questions about the content in your videos then answer them either in the comments or even better, create a short video that answers their question.
4. Boost Search Engine Rankings
You’ve probably noticed content containing many Google+ circles receives high rankings. Google places a lot of significance on social signals to determine rankings.
Build up the number of people in your Google+ circles by joining Google+ communities related to your niche.
Find the authorities in your niche (ones that have a large Google+ following), add them to your circles and interact with them by leaving comments and sharing their content.
5. Build backlinks
The quantity and quality of backlinks to your video will determine it’s rankings in the search engines. YouTube allows you to add links in the comments therefore make sure you include a link to one of your related videos so it will boost its rankings.
Note:When you add the URL of a YouTube video as a link in the comments the title of that video will be used in the anchor text. You can also add a link to your blog page which is a great way to get an extra back-link to your content.
Another method for getting more backlinks to your own video is to search for related videos on YouTube then include a link to your own video in the comment section. If that video has thousands of comments some of its traffic will get redirected to your own video.
6. Build community
YouTube is a social media platform where you have the opportunity to build a community of people who share your new videos as well as comment on them. Answering questions and responding to comments helps create long term relationships with your viewers and subscribers.
6. Remove spam comments
One of the biggest problems of YouTube’s old commenting system was that people could spam your video with negative comments or blatantly promote their own stuff (even if it was unrelated). There was no way to get rid of them.
Google has put a stop to that by automatically removing spam comments. It also gives you the option to remove them yourself by clicking on the drop down box next to a comment which displays these options:
- Report as spam and abuse
- Ban from channel
This helps keep your comment feed clean.
Here’s more details:
Comments you care about move to the top
You’ll see posts at the top of the list from the video’s creator, popular personalities, engaged discussions about the video, and people in your Google+ Circles.
Join the conversation publicly or privately
You can choose to start a conversation so that it is seen by everyone on YouTube and Google+, only people in your Circles.
Better ways to moderate comments
You have new tools to review comments before they’re posted, block certain words or save time by auto-approving comments from certain fans. These can help you spend less time moderating, and more time sharing videos and connecting with your fans.
Make sure you always respond to comments to keep conversations going..the more interactivity the better.
Note: Remember you cannot make a comment if you are not connected to G+ and if you make a comment on YT that comment will also be repeated in your G+ circles.
- If you remove the top comment it will also remove the entire conversation (all comments and replies below it).
- You have the ability to edit your comments should you need to go back and change them.
- There’s no character limit on your comments so you can make the comment as long as you like (not recommended)
- You can format your comments ie *to bold your text* or italicize by using an underscore ie italicize_text
- Join Google+ communities related to your niche
- Consistently add new people to your Google+ circles
- Include links to related videos within your comments using anchor text
- Use annotations in your videos to remind viewers to comment on your video
- Always respond to viewers comments and questions
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