Why YouTube Closed Captions Matter

How Important Are Closed Captions

Are you wondering about how necessary captions are for your YouTube videos? Will captions bring you more views?  

Interestingly enough, Digital Discovery Network did a study that showed that captioned videos bring in 7.32% more views. That alone should encourage most YouTubers to start adding captions. And there is more.

Why YouTube Closed Captions Matter
Professional Captions Using VidCap One Of Many Apps Found On Setapp.

What Is Metadata &How Crucial Is It?

We all know how crucial metadata is to YouTube, including your title, descriptions, and tags! TechTarget says that “Metadata is data that describes other data, providing a structured reference that helps to sort and identify attributes of the information it describes.” YouTube reads this data relating to your video, and it’s all taken into account when running their algorithms. Captions are part of that metadata, and not having that can be detrimental to the views that you could be getting.

How To Caption Your Videos

There are several ways you can caption your videos. You could do it manually and then upload them, but that is so time-consuming, I tried it once and decided life was too short to waste my time when it could be used to do other more constructive tasks.

You can let YouTube do it for you and I can tell you I’ve tried that too but YouTube does a pretty poor job of it. I reckon you’d be lucky if the captions YouTube provides you are more than 60-70% correct. Then you have to go into the captioning area and edit YouTube’s captions. Not correcting YouTube’s faulty captions means you’re presenting the wrong metadata and giving the wrong information about what your video is about.

More Important Than Metadata

Something even more important than metadata is that 36 million people in America alone are deaf or have trouble hearing. Let alone the other countless millions that live around the world. Then some people don’t have hearing problems and watch YouTube videos with captions because they don’t want to bother the people around them.

There are countless of times when I wish a video had captions because I couldn’t understand what was said. In cases such as this, captions have proven to increase comprehension. 

Best App For Captioning You Videos

I’m writing this post is to let you know that I have found an app that makes captioning a cinch. That app is called VidCap and is part of the Setapp arsenal of hundreds of quality apps, all at the low subscription price of $9.99/month. You can read all about Setapp in my Is Setapp Worth The Money post or watch my video Is The Setapp Subscription any good?

Watch my video Does Setapp’s VidCap Captions Work to see VidCap in action.

All in all, captioning is going to help your channel, making it more accessible to a lot more people. YouTube knows this, which is why they include it in their metadata. Personally, I’m going to go through all my videos, adding captions to those that I believe need it.

Other Topics To Keep You Entertained

My Blogging Tips have proved to be popular and if you would like a good laugh then you will love The Prince’s 9 Years Of Silence Joke.

And now, for my customary self-promotion of my growing YouTube Channel. As you know, I’m always looking for new subscribers, so why not consider subscribing to my My Bonzer Channel. My most popular video, with over 20k views, is the funny golf video. Wouldn’t it be great if Woman Rescues Parrots From Brothel became as popular?

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Exposing YouTubes Viral Videos How To Tips

I think that ‘Exposing YouTubes Viral Videos How To Tips‘ is a brilliant heading for this post. As a YouTube Creator, I’ve always wanted to know what made a video go viral. To satisfy my desire to produce viral videos, I researched YouTube to find out exactly what makes a video go viral.

Exposing YouTubes Viral Videos How To Tips

It’s a pretty impossible task considering how many videos are out there. While some of the viral video tips posted by Creators who have had a video go viral, most of them are struggling Creators trying to make a name for themselves.

Viral Video Tips

Exposing YouTubes Viral Videos

Although it took me ages, I finally managed to put a video together, which I called Why Does A Video Go Viral. In that video, I discussed the following points.

  • The importance of Thumbnails
  • Will ranking first on YouTube lead to a viral video?
  • The Snowball effect
  • Playing to people’s emotions
  • The length of viral videos

Best YouTube Tools

These are just some of the points I cover in my Viral Video Expose. You’ll also see in the video how I use TubeBuddy to help me rank better on YouTube.

Because of the importance of Thumbnails, I use The YouTube Graphics Creator. It helped me to design the thumbnail for my video on what makes a video go viral.

Why not hop over to YouTube and check out my Viral Video Exposed video. While there you should check out my Laughaholics. There are some hilarious videos there that I know you’ll get a kick out off. You’ll especially love my latest Funny Blonde jokes video. While you’re there why not join my growing YouTube Channel. As you know I’m always looking for new subscribers so why not consider subscribing to my My Bonzer Channel

You’ll also like my Commenting On YouTube post.

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Creating A Facebook Page For YouTube

I’ve decided to use Facebook to help promote my Laughaholics playlist, which is slowly gaining in popularity. Creating a Facebook page for YouTube was therefor the obvious thing to do. I’ve outlined the reasons for creating a Faceboom page for YouTube below. For the life of me, I don’t know why I didn’t do it earlier.

Why Creating A Facebook Page For YouTube Is Important

We all know that Facebook is one of the most popular online social networking service with over 1 billion users. We also know that a lot of folks set up a Facebook page to promote their business, especially because it’s free to do so. So, why shouldn’t I start a faceBook page to promote Laughaholics?

Creating A Facebook Page For YouTube
Created With The Creator

In a way, you could consider YouTube to be an online business as there are so many YouTubers who are making a good living out of their channel. While I may not be selling products or services, I believe that I’m providing something that is so much better. I’m making people laugh or, at the very least, I am bringing a smile to their face. According to this article, laughter is the best medicine.

Making The Most Of Your Facebook Page

However, I want my Laughaholics FB Page to be much more than just a tool to promote Laughaholics. Otherwise, all they need do is to subscribe to my YouTube channel and not bother about joining my FB page. To do that I’m going to post anything that I think will make people laugh, whether it’s a joke, a funny image, video or even a link to a funny article.

When creating a page they say it’s important to post images and videos to make the posts more engaging and that’s something that will happen naturally because that’s what Laughaholics is all about.

So, if you love to laugh or are just looking for something to brighten your day, then you should join my Laughaholics FB Page. When you do why not share the link with your friends so that can have a giggle as well.

You May Find The Following Of Interest

Why not join my growing YouTube Channel. As you know I’m always looking for new subscribers so why not consider subscribing to my My Bonzer Channel

If you ever wondered how to remove a background from an image you should watch my Removing the background with InPixio Photo Clip. I use these images including the image included in this post which I put together using the Creator.

Of course, you know you can always get more laughs at my Friday Funnies posts, not to mention my Heaps Of Jokes.

Jokes aside I reckon you’ll like my latest video Luminar 4 Review which show just how easy it is to replace a dreary sky for a dramatic one in your photos.

There’s also my latest video, how I got approval for Google Adsense.

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