One Of Those Duh Moments

Have you ever had one of those *duh* it’s been staring me right in the face moments?

You know, something that’s so damn obvious that you just overlook it until someone else points it out to you.

And then you’re like: holy mackaroo, why didn’t I think of that?

Well I had one of those moments recently.

It came about whilst I was watching one of my peer’s talk about their YouTube channel in a training video.

This is what I’m referring to:
Youtube Social Media Platforms


When you click the share button you’re presented with a number of different platforms to share your video across and embed and email.

So what’s the big deal you’re saying right?

Hold on, I’m coming to it…

The Realisation

So what’s the important moment that i’m referring to?

Well it’s this:

Google (owner of YouTube) doesn’t do things by accident.

In the past, I’ve usually ignored the social media sharing option and the email option and instead only chosen to embed the video in a website.

But if Google are going to present users with an option to share across various media social media platforms then it’s for a particular reason.

In other words, you’ll get maximum Google (and YouTube) love by:

1. Sharing the video on the platforms that they’ve shown you and in that order.
2. Embedding the video in your website.
3. AND emailing it to your friends/contacts.

Now when it comes to sharing, Facebook and Twitter are at the beginning of the sequence for a reason.

Quite simply, it’s because Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus (a Google property, surprise!) and Blogspot (another Google property, surprise!) is where Google wants you to share your videos.


Social Media sharing

These are the platforms that you should share your YouTube videos to in order of preference:

1. Facebook
2. Twitter
3. Google Plus
4. Blogspot
5. Reddit
6. Tumblr
7. (European social network)
8. Pinterest
9. LinkedIn
10. (Russia’s equivalent to Facebook)
11. StumbleUpon
12. Wykop (Polish social network)
13. LiveJournal


Why stop at just sharing your YouTube posts?

If Google regularly crawls these platforms then we should also be syndicating our blog posts/articles to them as well.

Now, I confess, I’d never heard of or or Wykop before today. But according to Alexa they are heavily trafficked sites.

So if you have a presence on these sites, go share your content on them and enjoy higher rankings.


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