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TubeBuddy DOES the SEO SCORE really matter?

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It's very simple. SEO is not a guarantee that your video will be found. Most creators are under the impression that if you just use the right keywords and SEO that your videos will magically be seen by everyone and become an overnight success. But the reality is if it were that simple then everyone would be successful or no one would be because there are not enough hours in a day and not enough eyeballs on YouTube at the same time to be able to see every video uploaded daily thus someone will fail to get views regardless if it was that simple.

In other words, if everyone has a Ferrari, almost no one would be able to drive 200 MPH because everyone's gonna wanna do it at the same time and I'm sure you know what a traffic jam is.
Sooo, you're saying I should have a Ferrari cause otherwise I'll have a Trabant and I'll be slower than everyone else cause they all have Ferraris but getting a Ferrari doesn't make me faster than others cause they all have it?
 

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I use it because I think smaller channels need all the help we can get. If you are Stephen Colbert - you will get your views with no SEO or tags. Most of us are not that well placed.

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Stanley | Team TB

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There are only so many things that we can fix/change/adjust in order to increase our visibility on platform... and one of the biggest is Search traffic. The way to do that is through SEO. If you don't want to bother... if your video is not worth the time and effort then no worries. Don't optimize. If you value your work and would like to give it a second chance to be viewed by people looking specifically for what your video is about... if you want to give it a life beyond simply being seen by your notification squad once the opportunity for instant virality has passed... then yes. You should consider focusing on your SEO.

I'm sure Mr. Colbert would not disagree.
 

The Jungle Explorer

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There are only so many things that we can fix/change/adjust in order to increase our visibility on platform... and one of the biggest is Search traffic. The way to do that is through SEO. If you don't want to bother... if your video is not worth the time and effort then no worries. Don't optimize. If you value your work and would like to give it a second chance to be viewed by people looking specifically for what your video is about... if you want to give it a life beyond simply being seen by your notification squad once the opportunity for instant virality has passed... then yes. You should consider focusing on your SEO.

I'm sure Mr. Colbert would not disagree.
You nailed it Stanely.

I had to do a search on Steven Colbert to find out who he is. Yeah, I have not watched network TV in over a decade and have not watched late-night since Leno left, so I really did not know who he was by his name. I know his face and have seen him referred to here and there, and bits and pieces of his late-night show, but everything I have seen of him has been extremely vulgar. The man is a moral cesspool (at least his late-night show is) from what I have seen and I just refuse to watch that kind of garbage.
 
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Miles Ahead Racing

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No. The SEO you do is mostly for humans, not for YT. Would you watch a video that had no title or thumbnail? Not normally (although I have a video like this that does get views because there are certain people that cannot resist a mystery, but normally, you would not). As I said before, SEO is the START, not the end. Everyone is doing great SEO, if you are the only one who is not, you are lagging behind. It is a minimum standard, not a maximum standard. Not sure how much clearer I can make it.
Great explanation! Thank you!
 

The Jungle Explorer

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If I'm not mistaken, SEO Score is a measure of how well the user and technical aspects of your website contribute to search engine optimization and, ultimately, increased organic traffic.
An SEO score of 100 is a minimum standard. It does not guarantee views, it just qualifies your video to be in the running. It is the starting point, not the ending point.
 

Shineykul

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Your SEO score is inextricably tied to your ranking potential, even though it doesn't directly affect it.