Extract the Youtube Tags & Description from a Youtube Video

This tool can extract tags & Description from a Youtube video. Just enter the URL and Then Simply Click on Get Button.

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YouTube tags are the hidden metatags associated with videos on YouTube. Not all videos have these tags, as it's up to the video publisher to add them when they upload the video. The YouTube Tag Extractor tool provides a convenient way to extract and reveal these meta tags associated with any public video. Extracting YouTube Tags can provide valuable insights into how competitive videos and other high-performing videos are utilizing these tags to enhance their performance.

Tags should not be confused with hashtags that are displayed within the video description and above the video title.

Understanding YouTube Tags

The intriguing aspect of YouTube is that there are two types of tags:

  1. Tags: These are invisible "meta" tags associated with a video. This is what the Tag Extractor extracts.
  2. Hashtags: These are visible tags displayed above a video title. Learn more about YouTube hashtags.

Tags are added to a video when it's uploaded on YouTube. Unlike hashtags, they don't have pound (#) signs before them and they can contain spaces to include strings of multiple words. Best practice is to use all lowercase tags with alphanumeric characters.

As these tags are hidden on the actual video page, our friends at SEOptimer have kindly shared some screenshots with us, allowing us to glimpse behind the scenes of how they've tagged their videos.

In YouTube Studio, at the bottom of the "Video details" page, there's a "Show More" link:

Clicking this expands further options, including "Tags":

A YouTube video can have up to 500 characters worth of tags - that's a lot! In the example above, the SEOptimer video has 11 tags, taking up only 164 characters of the 500 limit, leaving plenty of room for more.

Now here's the magic: Using the YouTube Tag Extractor, we can effortlessly uncover these hidden meta tags with a simple click:

You'll notice that the tags are extracted in the same order as the author has used. This gives you valuable insight into what the author considers to be the most important topics in the video and the top priority tags for video SEO.

Why are YouTube Tags important?

So now we understand that the YouTube Tag Extractor works like magic on any public YouTube video, revealing the invisible meta tags while preserving the author's intended tag order.

But why is this important? You're likely reading this page because you're interested in the broader topic of Video SEO. YouTube has indicated that multiple signals contribute to overall ranking in the search results page (title, description, hashtags, thumbnail, tags, video quality, etc).

We suggest getting the fundamentals right and utilizing all the features YouTube provides to give context and meaning to your videos. While the extent of influence hidden meta tags have on search result rankings might not be definitively proven, our advice is to lean towards optimization and use all YouTube features in conjunction. After all, the more YouTube comprehends your video's content, the higher the likelihood it will rank better in YouTube search results.

YouTube Tags Strategy

There are strategic considerations when extracting tags from competitor videos using this tool:

1. The video has no Tags: This is actually quite common, as the Tags field is hidden behind the "Show More" text link at the bottom of the video details page in YouTube Studio. So unless your competitors are YouTube-savvy, they might overlook this and upload the video with zero tags. This can work in your favor, as any tags you add to your video will have greater impact. Consider the phrasing competitors use in the video title and description, and whether they use any hashtags in the video description.

2. The video has Tags: Like the example above from SEOptimer, which revealed eleven tags on their video, the next step is to critically evaluate the quality of those tags. Look for anything unusual or distinctive about the tags and their order. Once again, the SEOptimer example is a typical cluster of tags, beginning with the overarching term "seoptimer," moving into broad category terms like "seo," and delving deeper to include sub-category or niche terms like "seo reporting." The order of these tags provides insight into how they prioritize their key terms. For direct competitors, we recommend using similar broad tags to stay competitive, but also incorporating unique tags to capture niche searches where you might have a competitive edge.

The great thing about tags is that you can edit them even after you've published your videos. So, if you believe some of your videos could perform better in search or if competitors are outperforming you on certain key terms, try editing your tags accordingly. One final consideration when pondering your tags is what YouTube advises right above the tags input box: