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Free SEO Lens Content: Words From YouTube!

Posted on Jul 23 2009

Tiffany Dow, Social Media Smarty and my business partner at, has posted a great tip on her blog.

How to get free [and easy] content for your lens from YouTube:

“Many marketers are being taught that video is a required element of their online success (and I agree). So if you go to YouTube you’ll find thousands (millions?) of videos for your niche on there by experts. Those video are able to be posted and shared on your website, correct? So here’s what you do.

Take a video in your niche, transcribe the words into text, and post the text on your [lens] WITH the video. You don’t want to just swipe the content alone because that’s stealing. But the perk you get is that Google will crawl your textual content and it can help you in the SERPs (search engine results pages). With the YouTube video, you’re only getting the description and title counting toward your content, but a full transcript gives much more fodder for SEO purposes.”

Add a relevant video using a YouTube module, transcribe the text into a Text module or into the youtube module itself, and you have extra content for Google to scan and rank you for.


You can see the full post and comments here.

Lewis 🙂

P.S. Tiff found the tip in the WarriorForum War Room [a password protected area you only see by paying].

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  1. Chuck Bartok says:

    Wonderful Idea, will share with
    The Focus Society Mastermind Group.

    So I understand there is WORK Involved (Oh My!), you listen to the Video
    and write the the word correct?

    But then sharp business propel may Outsource the transcription…

    That could create more business for VA’s..

    Isn’t the Modern Age of Marketing wonderful!

  2. Cherylk says:

    This is a great tip and thanks to you and Tiffany and Ghalt for sharing it. I’d like to see an example of this in “action”. Got a link, maybe?

  3. Chuck Bartok says:

    Wow, must be getting senile…
    Spelling atrocious

    Not “ business propel”

    But sharp business PEOPLE

  4. ClassyGals says:

    Totally awesome idea!

  5. June says:

    Thanks Lewis. You always give the coolest tips and it is much appreciated.

  6. This is a WONDERFUL tip, definitely worth passing on. A great example of “thinking outside of the box”! I’ve been a professional transcriptionist in the past, so this should be a piece of cake, especially since YouTube videos are nice and short. But definitely, great content fodder for our lenses.

  7. thanks for the tip.. i use youtube a lot for my wordpress and squidoo sites and i’ve always left the text module part blank. I guess that’s my whole problem. Now I know what to do to fix it 🙂

  8. Gina says:

    Does Google crawl the text and the You Tube video on your lens? Is that what you’re saying?

  9. Joomla Service Provider says:

    This One is a WONDERFUL tip, definitely worth passing on. A great example of “thinking outside of the box”! Just take a look! I’m really very behind on my blog reading. Keep it on Dude…

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