Interview with YouTube Authority, James Wedmore

Thanks to YouTube Authority James Wedmore for taking the time to chat with me and share some of his secrets for success with YouTube

In this interview James reveals keyword placement strategies for optimizing your video and getting it ranked at the top of YouTube. Listen in and and discover:

1. Five key locations to optimize keyword phrases when creating your video.
2. 8 tips for tweaking an existing video to breathe life back into it.
3. How to determine which keyword phrase you should target in your video.
4. The secret you may not know about when it comes to using YouTube captions.
5. The biggest mistake business owners make when they’re new to video.

Have you implemented any of these tips with your YouTube videos? Please share your insight in the comments section below. I’d love to hear from you.

For more information on how to leverage your YouTube videos and get massive traffic, check out James’ Video Traffic Academy program (this is an Affiliate link).

Debra Jason

Marketing & writing with heart, not hype at at The Write Direction
A recipient of the “Creative Person of the Year” award, Debra educates and empowers creative solopreneurs and enthusiastic business owners to create a lifestyle business that provides them with the flexibility, fun and freedom to do what they love. She also inspires you to communicate your marketing message in a way that captivates and converts your prospects into loyal, raving fans - even if you have been struggling with how to transform your ideas into words in the past.


  1. I loved the transcript idea and uploading the text file. A great tip for my book video! (I already have the file created!!) Also, the tip of keywords can be a phrase! Great stuff!

    • Hi Peggy,

      Transcribing your video scripts was a new & interesting idea to me as well. Using “long tail” keyword phrases instead of just one keyword is always worthwhile, especially since, these days, people are getting more specific when they search. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Good luck with your book video. ~Debra

  2. Great content. Attended the Video Traffic Webinar per your recommendation and immediately purchased his program. Great stuff!! Can’t wait to implement. He’s very good at explaining in simple terms what needs to be done and why. I need to review all our videos now for keywords. We do get leads from YouTube now, so I know it’s effective.

    • Annette, that’s so cool. James has so many great tips and pointers to share. When you go back and review your videos, I bet you’ll find there are several things you can implement that will help boost your results. Keep me posted! Have a great day and here’s to your video success.

  3. Interesting suggestion about creating separate videos for related but distinct keywords. I had no idea duplicate content was an issue for videos! You’ve had a few posts on videos lately. What prompted your interest in this form of marketing? It sounds like a lot of work but very worthwhile.

    • Hi @Christine, what prompted my interest in videos? Well, the fact that YouTube has become the 2nd largest search engine, next to Google, is one good reason. You can make simple videos even if you’re a novice. And, if you’re camera shy, you can even create videos out of PowerPoint presentations.
      You might want to check out James’ Video Traffic Academy (Note: this is an affiliate link). With the growing popularity of video as a marketing tool, this program offers great tips and pointers. Best, Debra

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