How To Create an SEO YouTube Description (Free Template)


Your YouTube description is a hugely important part of determining how you rank up against other videos, ensure that you are optimizing your content every time you upload a video to YouTube using a template.

Reasons for using a YouTube Description Template

Before I go onto talk about at the SEO benefits I need to say that using a template consistently is a professional, effective and positive approach, as consistency in your channel helps not only to make things faster for you, but enables you to create a signature feel between your videos, ease of use increases retention.

Prior to even creating your videos you should know exactly what expectations to meet such as:

  • Keyword Density
  • Optimal Description Length
  • Social Media linking
  • Ensuring you retain your audience
  • Appropriate placement of keywords

These can all be achieved following a simple YouTube description template that you can use whenever you please.

My YouTube Description Template

Target keyword: white wedding cake

Simply follow the pseudo-template and replace each part accordingly; if you have any questions then please ask in the comments section below.

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  1. Thanks for the template. Does Youtube check for description changes after the video has been published?
    Someone told to me one that the video file name that you upload to YouTube (not the title) affects SEO is this true?

    • You are very welcome! They do yes; most search engines, of which YouTube is one, will regularly scrawl through their index for changes. The popularity of your content will see your updates happen faster however.

    • There’s various things that affect your video SEO. What this person told isn’t necessarily true.

      Your title, description, and tags are perhaps the most important text content optimisations you can make. There are other factors though, for example the file name, quality, video retention, subscribe ratios .etc

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