I received a question from one of my loyal subscribers who wants to know how to add timestamps to YouTube videos into the description. This is a really great question for two reasons. First, you can timestamp a very specific part of the video so that your viewer will only see a certain segment of your video and not have to watch the whole thing, and second, YouTube will love you for going the extra mile to do this to your videos.
To put that timestamp or time code hyperlink in your description, find the video you want to add this to. Your video may be more than an hour long, but your viewers want to get to the content quicker.
- Figure out the key points in the video that you want to hyperlink for the time code. Do this by clicking on the description, click on the Pencil to open, and here at the beginning is where you will put the time. Find the time and hit Save. Notice that it will put the hyperlinks in for you. When you click on it, you will be taken to that portion in the video. Repeat that process until you find that your content is all timestamped where you want it.
YouTube loves timestamps because it gets your audience to watch longer. YouTube ranks off of audience watch time and audience retention. So when someone clicks the link and goes to that part of the video, it actually counts as two views.
Now think about that for a second. Two views for the price of one. This is also a positive move for content creators as they will quickly see a spike in audience retention. What a great way to build your YouTube audience.
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TimeStamp Hyperlinks are important for YouTube videos, these timestamps can help your subscribers find the important parts of the video. These especially help in the cases of long videos, videos with segments, or videos with especially funny/important moments.
If you aren’t sure what a hyperlink is or how to use it, make sure you watch this simple video. I will also tell you why Hyperlinks can help your YouTube ranking.
Decrypt this Message use one or two words for each time stamp… Its going to be hard. I talk to fast, but anyone that gets it right will get a surprise.
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