Video Tags: Extract tags from a YouTube video

So-called tags can be assigned so that YouTube videos are displayed as results for certain search queries and are suggested after watching similar videos. These are keywords or keywords that describe the video and its content. However, some people also use them to rank their videos in the results of popular search queries with ads, misinformation, scams, links to malware, and the like. If you want to extract YouTube video tags to see what keywords and terms were used by the uploaders, I can recommend a few free online tools. It's interesting what some content creators use.

Show YouTube video tags: This is useful for several purposes. Why am I seeing a specific video in search results? How can I better tag my videos with keywords? These questions can be answered.
Show YouTube video tags: This is useful for several purposes. Why am I seeing a specific video in search results? How can I better tag my videos with keywords? These questions can be answered.

What are video tags on YouTube?

When you upload a video to YouTube, you can store all sorts of information. This serves both to classify the video (category, language, etc.) and for search engine optimization. And this is where the tags or keywords or search terms come into play – depending on what you want to call them. You can enter a lot of them and they should revolve around the content of the video as well as the channel. As already mentioned, they can also be used to sneak into the search for other content. On the one hand, this helps smaller channels to get attention, but on the other hand, it also helps criminals to spread their harmful content.

How can I show YouTube video tags?

Ever since the video platform was launched, it has been possible to add keywords to uploaded content. In the first few years, they were even displayed below or next to the video, so that you could see directly which search terms led to your favorite video. Some creators, such as Coldmirror, also hid little jokes or insider terms in the tags back then. Nobody does that nowadays because the keywords set for the video are no longer publicly displayed on the play page. But there are a few web tools that can be used to read them. About this one:

For some videos, the list of keywords found never ends. Especially in areas in which you have to hold your own among umpteen channels (technology, gaming, lifestyle, etc.), the tag line is stuffed endlessly by some people. In other areas that are very specific, on the other hand, just a few well-considered buzzwords are enough. And when testing the sites mentioned above, I was surprised that well-known British YouTuber Tom Scott and his team only seem to use his name. For the most recent video, only "Tom Scott" and "TomScott" appear to have been used. Given his notoriety and the diversity of his subjects, that probably makes sense.

It is interesting here that the tag "Photoshop Tutorial" was used for an Affinity Photo Tutorial. Tom Scott, on the other hand, benefits from the brand that he has built up with his name over the years.
It is interesting here that the “Photoshop Tutorial” tag was used for an Affinity Photo Tutorial. Tom Scott, on the other hand, benefits from the brand that he has built up with his name over the years.

YouTube Tag Generator: Determine the best (or most common) keywords

As mentioned above, common and popular search terms are not only used by fraudulent subjects to spread their scam or malware. Even those who run a small channel that is supposed to grow faster with a little support can benefit from the tools mentioned. And that's the better goal. Because nobody needs scams, fraud and rip-offs. Some of the sites suggested above offer a tags generator for channel growth on YouTube. In this one enters the video title, and then you get the appropriate tag suggestions. You shouldn't accept these without reading them, but you can get inspiration.

If I were to make a video about iOS 17, there would be a whole bunch of potential video keywords I could use on YouTube.
If I were to make a video about iOS 17, there would be a whole bunch of potential video keywords I could use on YouTube.

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