How to Add Tags in YouTube Videos

Author: Iqbal | Guide: YouTube |

Youtubers adopt different techniques to increase the views on their videos like they add tags to YouTube videos to make them viral.

You can add all the relevant tags in the description of your YouTube video to increase views on YouTube. But, these tags must be related to the video. Tags are added by YouTubers with the help of the '#' (hashtag) symbol. In this article, we are going to elucidate how to add tags to your YouTube videos in 6 easy steps.

How to Add Tags to Your YouTube Videos

Add Tags in YouTube videos in 6 Steps

Step-1 Open The 'YouTube Studio': Youtube Studio is available only on the web browser and not in the app.

You can open the YouTube studio in any web browser like,

  • Safari
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Opera or any other web browser that you use.

Also, you can open YouTube studio on any device like your mobile phone, tablet, laptop, or even PC.

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Step-2 Click On the 'Video Icon': The first screen of the YouTube Studio website contains your Channel dashboard.

On the left side of your channel dashboard, you will see a tab with several icons. From these icons, you know how to click on the third icon which is the 'Video' icon.

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Step-3 Select The Video To Add Tags: This 'Video' section contains all the published videos on your YouTube channel.

From here you can easily access and edit your YouTube videos. But, for now, click on the YouTube video in which you want to add tags.

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Step-4 Press the 'Pencil' Icon: By clicking on the 'Pencil Icon' ✏️ you can easily edit the particular video that you want to. So, just click on this icon to move forward with the process.

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Step-5 Tap on the 'Show Mode' option: Then, you have to scroll down until you reach the very end of the list of these options.

  • In the end, you will find the 'SHOW MORE' option which is present in blue color.
  • Click on this SHOW MORE option now.
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Step-6 Click on the 'Tags' section: Again, you have to scroll down in the list and then stop when you reach the 'Tags' section.

With the help of this 'Tags' option,

  • You can write and then add the written tags to your video
  • After that, you can save it for the video description.
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How Can I Find The Relevant Tags for my YouTube video?

It is a really difficult job to find the relevant tags for your YouTube videos.

Here are a few simple tips and tricks which will help you in finding all the relevant tags that you can add to your YouTube videos:

  • Try not to go overboard with the tags. Keep them simple and subtle.
  • Also, for best results, only try to use a few specific tags that are both broad and specific to your content.
  • Make sure to go with the trend. This means that you should not skip the trending tags.
  • You can also take the help of the instructions on looking up tags or use YouTube's auto-suggest feature to identify trends.
  • Be selective about your tags.
  • Also, you should include synonyms of the keywords that are present in the title of your YouTube video.
  • Take the help of a tag generator.

Do Tags Really Matter in My YouTube Videos?

According to various research and studies, tags do not have a very large impact on your YouTube videos.

This basically means that tags hardly impact or affect the views on your YouTube video. This is because they are present in the description of your YouTube video and are not broadly visible.

They obviously impact the SEO portion of your YouTube videos but that too, to not a very large extent. You can promote your YouTube channel in many other good ways.

How Many Tags Should I Use in My YouTube Videos?

There is no specific limit or rule as to how many tags you have to add to your YouTube videos.

It depends on how much relevant the tags are to the title of your video.

  • Remember that adding a large number of tags will not make you the best YouTuber.
  • 5 to 7 tags are enough if you really want to add them to your video.
  • A large number of hashtags do not leave a good impression on the viewers.



Another Method

Tags are the most important tool to promote YouTube videos. You can use popular tags in YouTube videos so that your video will be featured on the top. Your video can be part of the trending videos. It will boost your channel and you can get more views.

You can add tags to videos when you upload a video on YouTube. You can add tags according to the trending topic and most searched keywords.

How to Add tags in YouTube videos through desktop

You can add tags only on the desktop. Let’s see these quick steps.

  1. Open your browser: Open your preferred browser on the desktop.
  2. Open YouTube: Open YouTube and sign in with your YouTube account.
  3. Click on the ‘upload’ icon: Click on the ‘upload’ option at the top right corner.
  4. Pick ‘upload video’: You will see two options including ‘go live. Click on the ‘upload video’ option.
  5. Click ‘select files to upload’: You can choose the option ‘select files to upload’ in the middle with the YouTube icon.
  6. Select the file from your computer: Now select the file you want to upload. Your file will start uploading. It takes time.
  7. Write the tags: Now you will see boxes including the title, description, and tags. Write your favorite tags in the tags box.

How to add tags on YouTube through the mobile app?

You can add tags on YouTube in the edit section of the video. Just see quick steps:

  1. Open the app: Open the YouTube app and sign in with your account.
  2. Tap on the ‘library’ option: Tap on the library option in the right corner at the bottom.
  3. Tap on ‘my videos’: Tap on the ‘my videos’ option to find out your videos.
  4. Tap on ‘three bars’: Now select the video and tap on the three bars option in it.
  5. Tap on the edit option: Now tap on the edit option to edit the details of the video.
  6. Add tags: Now add tags to your video. Write tags and save them for the video.

That’s how you can add tags to the mobile app.

What types of tags you can add to your video?

  • Specific: You can add some specific tags in your video related to the theme of your video. YouTube will also give you some suggestions of keywords and phrases. You can try these keywords or if you want to write your own tags similar to the suggestions then do it.
  • Compound: When you use two or more words in your tags. Don’t add proposition words because YouTube does not consider these words like “and, as, or on”.
  • Generic: When you use tags according to your overall video. When you make a tutorial video, then you start the title with ‘how’ so this is your keyword. You can add such keywords in tags.

Remember that you only have 500 characters for your tags. So always try to add some relevant or trending keywords in your tags so that it gets featured on YouTube. Don’t waste keywords that get ignored by YouTube.

Just try to understand what keywords can be searched on your video’s topic. Find it as the viewer and you will find the best keywords on YouTube.

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