Use YouTube Keyword Tool to Find Top YouTube Video Searches

posted March 27th, 2009

I had mentioned the YouTube video keyword research tool in my Advanced Keyword Research Tactics presentation at SMX West in February, just a day after the tool was released. For those of you who werenít there, however, you may have seen from vidiSEO or other video SEO focused blogs that YouTube released a keyword tool to help users find video-specific keywords. Video search behavior is often radically different than web search behavior, so the video keyword research tool can be used to mine popular video queries, which can be used to optimize video content or create YouTube sponsored listings.

An interesting way to find top YouTube searches that I didnít cover in my presentation, hower: enter the keyword video in the keyword tool.

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When I did it I found that 35% of the keywords that came up were also listed in the Hitwise report from December 2008 on YouTube searches. It seemed as though YouTube suggest keywords were returned in order of greatest search volume when I described how to do YouTube keyword research with the suggestion tool in May of last year. This seems to confirm that keywords are returned in terms of relative search volume in the YouTube keyword research tool as well.

Top YouTube keywords according to Hitwise, December 2008 data and the YouTube keyword suggestion tool:


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6 Responses to “Use YouTube Keyword Tool to Find Top YouTube Video Searches”

  1. [...] YouTube. I explained a few years ago how to do video keyword research using YouTube, but since then YouTube has actually released a keyword tool of their own, which helps marketers understand the traffic potential around specific [...]

  2. JabberCam says:

    I am wondering, “chatroulette” was the fastest rising search keyword in Google (Google zeitgeist 2010) and it doesn’t even show up in YouTube searches?

  3. Likely some sort of bug, as [chat roulette] currently has 11k searches per month according to the YouTube keyword tool. If you broad match the keyword you get 69k monthly searches, which might give you a better idea of the volume to expect, even if the exact keyword variant isn’t in the tool.

  4. Clever Dodo says:

    Exactly what I was looking for, thanks for that.

    There’s a demographics filter as well which is pretty impressive.

  5. [...] Top Google Searches 2011 posted August 12th, 2011 Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates on this topic.Many of the people who come to this blog from search engines are interested in finding a list of the top Google searches for this year. The problem is, they find the list of top Google Mobile Searches for 2011, which I found by using the same technique in the Google Keyword Tool that I used to get the top YouTube searches. [...]

  6. Thanks for the tool ! it can be very handy to find niche market related keywords on youtube. Ans the regular Adwords keyword tool was no good at that…