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Surround Your YouTube Videos With As Much Context As Possible To Make Them Appeal

Google advises to all YouTubers, that when you upload a video, you must provide context to your videos using “video’s title, description and tags”. Google says “Because the video alone doesn’t always tell the whole story. A video’s title, description and tags are critical in how we apply our Community Guidelines. Not only this — When our team reviews flagged content, titles or tags like “performance art piece” or “street riot in Jakarta” helps us understand the context of the material you’re uploading.”

Here’re some tips on how to surround your videos with as much context as possible:

  • Provide an informative, relevant title
  • Try to add some specific information into the description: who’s in the video, what’s happening, where and when did it happen, and why
  • If you’ve a website (or know of one) that provides more detail about the content, such as a related news story or artist statement, feel free to direct viewers to it
  • Think about your audience. What’re you trying to accomplish through your content? Help inform and educate the viewer
  • You can also add detail directly onto the video itself, using our annotations tool
  • Even if you’re uploading from your phone, we ask that you try to provide as much context as possible
  • Don’t post footage that’s highly focused on nudity or graphic content, or create montages from otherwise acceptable sources to supplant its original intent.


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