Adding Subtitles can easily boost video rankings. Here’s the easiest way to add video subtitles for YouTube, and create accurate Closed Caption .SRT files!
Subtitles and Closed Captions are an easy way of improving your video rankings, and providing access to a more global audience.
While we can’t delve too far into the black box that is YouTube’s (or Google’s!) search algorithm, what is clear is that YouTube indexes a videos Closed Caption files. By reading a videos subtitles, YouTube can get a better understanding of the content of the video and make a more informed decision when presenting search results to a prospective viewer searching on your topic.
What does that mean? Basically, accurate Closed Captions give you the opportunity to load a ton more relevant keywords into your videos – helping with search rankings and getting your videos in front of the RIGHT audience looking for the content your video provides!
There are a few ways to get these caption files prepared – ranging from completely manual DIY in YouTube’s editor (not for me, thanks…), to automated software, and paid online solutions. We’ve tested a heap of options and in this video we run through the best way we’ve found to easily add video subtitles for YouTube and create accurate closed caption .SRT files.
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