I’m sure that you are analyzing what your competitors are doing with their YouTube videos. But one thing you can’t easily see is what tags other people use in their high-rated YouTube videos.
Tags will help viewers discover your video and help you find it on YouTube. Descriptive tags are hidden from viewers, but here’s how you can see which tags any YouTube video uses.
How To Check The Tags Of Any YouTube Videos For Free
The vidIQ Vision extension allows you to see channel tags, video tags, and other YouTube video information. You can sign up for a free account, although Pro and Boost plans give you even more privileges.
Here’s what it looks like when you watch a video with the extension turned on. Video tags and channel tags for YouTube videos appear above the Suggested Videos column on the right side of the page.
Screenshot of YouTube video view with vidIQ Vision extension enabled. So now that you see your competitor’s video tags on YouTube, how can you effectively use this information?
Analyze, do not copy directly
Remember that the idea is not to verbatim describe the name, description and tags of your competitor. What you should be looking for is templates between the highest rated videos for a given search phrase.
If all of the highest rated videos have certain tags that are used by each of them, it would be nice to use the videos that you are trying to rate.
Postscript Here’s another tip: be sure to use your brand name as a tag in every published video. When people watch a video on YouTube, it gives them a column with other recommended videos to watch. By having a unique common tag (the name of your brand), you increase your chances of having more than your own videos in this recommended video column.