YouTube videos are 50x more likely hit page 1
Ian Lurie Mar 3 2010
One innocent Tweet and everyone went nuts. Sheesh.
The YouTube Video Optimization session at SMX West today kicked butt. Out of many cool tidbits, one really stood out: Matt Ballek pointed out a Forrester study showing that an optimized YouTube video is 50x more likely to get onto page 1 of Google than an optimized HTML page.
I tweeted it. It then got retweeted. And retweeted again. And then some more. And so on.
Since it got a lot of attention, I figured I’d better provide a proper citation. Matt was referencing a Forrester report that said:
Now that’s a lot of math, but here’s what it means: on the keywords for which Google offers video results, any given video in the index stands about a 50 times better chance of appearing on the first page of results than any given text page in the index.
Matt’s presentation was dynamite. Learn more from him on his site, vidiSEO.
Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent Inc. He's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Forbes.com and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, SIC and ad:Tech. Follow him on Twitter at portentint. He also just published a book about strategy for services businesses: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle. Read More