Portent Pop Quiz: George Freitag on Why You Should Delay Posting Your Videos on YouTube
George Freitag Sep 14 2013
Sometimes we’re in meeting or on calls with clients and we catch our colleagues saying something worth sharing. So we created the “Portent Pop Quiz” series where we ambush the Portentite and have them drop a quick knowledge bomb about a random subject. In this one George Freitag addresses why you should delay posting your videos on YouTube.
George: Which video thing?
Katie: The video thing about how to post videos not on YouTube.
George: So [chuckle] just right, right here like this?
Katie: Yeah, just right now. Just do it. Drop some wisdom.
George: So the problem with YouTube is that it’s a really popular site that’s very authoritative. It’s like the third most popular site ever, and so one of the problems when you’re posting videos is that it’s hard to compete with YouTube.
Your video on YouTube will usually outrank your own site for the video, so that’s why it’s good to use one of the third-party hosting services that offer secure hosting most importantly. So the important thing there is that they allow you to host the video but not have it indexed underneath their own website.
So we use Vzaar. Uh, that’s – so we like them, but, um, there’s other ones out there. And so, basically, the point is to host it with them so when you post it on your blog, all the authority gets driven to that blog post. Then, you post it on YouTube later after that initial social bump has already associated with your website.
So maybe two – three weeks later, you go post it on YouTube so you can take advantage of the popularity of YouTube, but the most important thing is that, uh, all that initial buzz gets associated with your website.
Katie: Say goodbye, George.
Portent Alum George is a former member and lead of Portent's SEO team. George is now in residence at Moz as an expert on local SEO, and is proficient in technical SEO, analytics, and video SEO. Read More