How to Create a YouTube Playlist
YouTube playlist are an easy way for viewers to watch a series of videos. They are especially helpful for those who are unsure of what they want to watch and can simply pick and choose. They also help users organize their videos, which is important for SEO. If a viewer is searching for a certain topic, the video they are watching in a playlist may rank higher in search results, and when the videos are arranged in a specific order to support the title of the playlist, it can increase the chances of their click through rate.
A playlist can be created by clicking the “Create a new playlist” button beneath a video that is being played on YouTube. This will bring up a pop-up window where the user can save the current video to an existing YouTube playlist or create a brand new one. The user can also choose to create a public playlist, private, or unlisted. Public playlists will be indexed separately from the creators channel and are more likely to appear in search results, while private and unlisted playlists can only be seen by their owner and those who have the playlist link.
When creating a playlist, the creator can name it and provide a description of what it is about. This is a great opportunity to make sure the keywords that the viewer is looking for are included in the description, as well as any other relevant information such as the video creator or other notable aspects of the playlist. A description is a great place to include a call to action such as a subscribe button or links to social media accounts.
The next step is to add videos to the playlist. This can be done in several ways including searching for a video, pasting in a URL, or using the autofill feature by selecting the type of content that they are looking for. The creator can also rearrange the order of the videos in the playlist by dragging and dropping them up or down. Once the playlist is complete, it can be viewed by visiting the playlist page and selecting the title of the list. The playlist can also be shared via the ellipsis menu by selecting either the “Public” option or the “Collaborate” option which will allow other YouTube users to edit and add videos to the playlist.
The final option is to delete the playlist by clicking on the “Delete” option. Playlists are a great tool for increasing the visibility of your YouTube videos and can be used in conjunction with other marketing strategies. The key to using them effectively is to make sure that the titles and descriptions are optimized with keywords to improve the likelihood of them ranking higher in search results. If you are unsure of what keywords to use, this FREE YouTube Keywords Research Tool will provide you with suggested keywords that relate to your video topic.