Youtube Video Playlists – An Approach For Boosting Video Traffic

Are you doing screencasts or Video blogging? If yes, certainly, you have to know what are Youtube playlists. If you never do screencasts or video blogging, don’t quit reading. You will know at least how you can use playlists to watch songs, movies or some other interesting stuffs in Youtube.

At the end of this post, I will ask you a simple but great help for my blogging labs. I know you can help me.

Youtube Playlists – Common Tips:

What are Youtube Playlists?

You could have seen playlists in your IPods or MP3’s or at least in your Computer music players. In playlists, you can collect & add some common type of  audio or video files under a group name (this is called playlists name) and play them in some order (random or regular order and may be auto play or manual play).

The same thing happens in youtube playlists. You can create a playlist and add videos in that playlist and you can watch those videos when ever you want or you can embed it in your blog or you can show it in your youtube channel. For example, you can search for wordpress plugin video tutorials and then you can create a playlist named “wordpress plugins” and add the wordpress plugin videos in that list. So you can go to your playlist at any time and watch videos without spending time to search again.

How many Playlists can I create in a single Youtube account?

As far as my knowledge ( I well Googled and browsed youtube forums), you can create as many playlists as you wish.

How many videos that I can add in a Youtube Playlist?

You can add up to 200 videos in a single youtube playlist.

How to Create a Youtube Playlist?

You can create a playlist and add videos into playlist in easy steps. Here I show you how to create a youtube playlist and add videos. Video to Create a Youtube Playlist.

How to Show/Enable Playlists In Your Youtube channel?

You can show/hide your own playlists in your channel. This video shows how to enable playlists to show in your channels. But what if you don’t want to show any one of your playlists in your channel? . Yes. You can hide any one or some of your playlists in your channel. That means, you can select the playlists only required to be shown.

How to embed Youtube Playlists on your blog/website?

This video shows how to embed your/other’s playlists on your blog/website.

When you embed playlists, you can add some parameters in embed code to customize your playlists. For example consider this playlist embed code:

<object width="480" height="385"><param value="http://www.youtube.com/p/AB6A6AF335F69618&hl=en_US&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/p/AB6A6AF335F69618&hl=en_US&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="480" height="385" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>

To customize like the first image in the above,  you have to add the following code. (customization codes shown in bold)

<object width="873" height="525"><param value="http://www.youtube.com/v/EEhJLSNtLEc&hl=en_US&fs=1&color1=0x3a3a3a&color2=0x999999&border=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/EEhJLSNtLEc&hl=en_US&fs=1&color1=0x3a3a3a&color2=0x999999&border=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="873" height="525"></embed></object>

&border=1 adds border in your playlist player.

&color1=0x3a3a3a&color2=0×999999&border=1

&color1=0x2b405b&color2=0x6b8ab6&border=1

&color1=0×006699&color2=0x54abd6&border=1

&color1=0×234900&color2=0x4e9e00&border=1

&color1=0xe1600f&color2=0xfebd01&border=1

&color1=0xcc2550&color2=0xe87a9f&border=1

&color1=0×402061&color2=0x9461ca&border=1

&color1=0x5d1719&color2=0xcd311b&border=1

How to rearrange the order of videos in playlist?

In common, the videos are in order of recently uploaded videos to old uploaded videos.  You can rearrange your videos on your playlist.

There is another one solution videoplaylist.org to do this. You can create a free account on this website and then add youtube videos in playlist and you can change the order of videos in playlist.

How to create a Playlist in which you can add other video sharing site videos with youtube Videos?

Embedr.com provides you opportunity to create playlists in which you can add videos from multiple video sharing websites. For example, you can have 3 videos, one is from Youtube, another one from Metacafe, another one from Break.com. Now you can add these three videos in a single, colorful playlist and you can embed it in your blog. Here see how embedr.com works.

Youtube Playlists – Fourblogger Experiments

Hi bloggers, Fourblogger labs experiments with youtube playlists. As far as my observations, I guess that playlists play very important role in youtube keyword ranking & increasing our video views. Yet I haven’t received full results. So now I tell you very few points that are never being shared in online anywhere.

1. How to know who added my videos in their Playlists?

I wanted to know how many times a video added in playlists. Unfortunately there was no help. But I have managed to find out these ways after several tests.

Way 1: Copy the particular video heading and paste it in youtube search box and select “Playlists” in search box. If the video heading is not being used by another youtube video, you will get exact playlists which have your video.

Example: The Worst Football Dives Ever — Ham Actors

I pasted the video title “The Worst Football Dives Ever — Ham Actors” in Youtube search and selected the “Playlists in search options. Then I got exact playlists results which have the particular video.

Way 2: If your video heading title used by some other video in youtube, you won’t get exact results in way1. In that case, copy the heading & tags in that video, paste in search box separated by comma between each and select ‘Playlists’ in search options.

Example: How To Make Money From Your Blog

I pasted heading with tags for this video “How To Make Money From Your Blog, blog,  how-to,  howcast,  money,  writing” in search box and selected the “Playlists” in search options. Then I got the exact playlists which have the particular video.

Way 3: I haven’t received exact results for some videos even through way 2. After some research, I found that when I tried way 2, I pasted heading first and then tags next. Instead that, paste the tags first and then heading. In this case, I  got more accurate results.

Example:  Sen. Barack Obama’s Full Speech to the DNC

I pasted the heading first and then tags.  “Sen. Barack Obama’s Full Speech to the DNC, obama, barack, president,  nomination, dnc, democratic, national, convention, 2008, cspan” and selected “Playlists” in search options. Then I got exact playlists results which have the particular obama video.

You can find approximate number of  playlists which added your videos in the above method. But yet for some videos, I don’t know how to find exact results. Because the heading and tags used by one video are used by another videos and youtube search box also allows very less number of characters unlike Google search box. If any of you find solution for this, share with me.

Anyway, I have found  at least these techniques  which are helping me to analyse how playlists play key role in youtube keyword video ranking. Further experiments going on.

I need help from you?

Hi Friend, I need a help from you. In blogging labs, I have been testing “Playlists” very seriously to find out how much far they can improve our video views and youtube keyword ranking for videos. If  I get success in this test, I can improve my video traffic up to the rate of double. I will share the techniques with all bloggers who want to get more traffic to their blogs.

What help You have to do is?

In this experiment, I have to create more Playlists which contains the following my videos. You have to login to your youtube and create a playlist in the name of “Thesis theme” or “Thesis theme tutorials” and add the following videos in that playlist.

Display Ads inside post in Thesis Theme

Remove Thesis Theme Footer Link

Page Navigation in Thesis Theme

Thesis Theme Header Image Above Navigation

Display Ads, Codes in Header Widget of Thesis Theme

Once you done, please send me the playlist link to me via contact form or  comments or twitter.  As soon as I get results on this Playlists experiment, I will publish the results post and I will include the bloggers name with their blog link  who helped on this experiment.

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  • Gemma April 1, 2010, 1:55 PM

    Just a quick query,

    If you wanted to play the video from the link rather than embedding it (still as a playlist), how could you do this. For example if you had a movie you wanted to share from you tube, how could you autoplay the playlist files and put full screen capabilities so that the person watching could watch without going to youtube?

    If you check out this link below, somebody has done it and I don’t know how?
    http://turkspace.com/videos/id_33426-kurtlar-vadisi-pusu-84-bolum-full.html

    Could you help pleasseeeee :)

    Cheers,
    Gemma

    Reply
  • Pascal April 2, 2010, 12:45 AM

    Hi gemma,
    while embedding the playlist add &autoplay=1&fs=1 in the code.
    we will post details of the code in upcoming post soon.

    Reply
  • Ileane@Blogging April 5, 2010, 12:28 PM

    Hi FourBlogger, I’m really enjoying this series on YouTube playlists. I have a question for you. When you are creating a playlist what does the option mean “Set as Video Log” mean? Do you use this option? Thanks!
    @Ileane

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  • Pascal April 5, 2010, 11:28 PM

    I think currently the option set as video log doesn’t work in youtube. It was used to to vlogs in our channel..

    Reply
  • LEXLuTHoR April 15, 2010, 1:28 AM

    Hi,
    I would like to know why i can’t see all my youtube playlists on my iphone (in the youtube app) or in my Youtube RSS Feed ? It seems that only 25 playlists can be displayed on the iphone or the RSS Feed.

    You can check it here
    - My Youtube channel : http://www.youtube.com/user/XLuTHoR67
    - My Youtube rss feed : http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/XLuTHoR67/playlists?v=2

    Thanks :)
    Lex

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  • Pascal April 15, 2010, 11:32 PM

    I check this in online. If i find answer, I will reply again here.

    Reply
  • Daniel Chege September 24, 2010, 10:56 AM

    Hello Pascal fourblogger,

    Thanks for the “How to know who added my videos in their Playlists?” and the “49 Best Youtube Tips,Tricks and Resources”. As an experienced website designer and an SEO ( Search engine optimization ) specialist, I really appreciate your YOUTUBE blogging expertise.
    Thanks,
    – Daniel Chege / Web Designer

    Reply
  • sahil popli December 1, 2010, 6:21 PM

    hello pascal hey i want to replace my username area with a logo. i seen it in a random profile

    can it be possible

    Reply
  • Pascal December 5, 2010, 11:28 AM

    For Youtube partners only..

    Reply
  • Jerry December 21, 2010, 3:03 AM

    How can i have my picture on my avatar?

    Reply
  • Pascal December 25, 2010, 11:49 AM

    which avatar? are you talking about your comment avatar here?

    Reply
  • Oscar November 18, 2011, 5:18 PM

    Hey, nice tutorial, but I need help please. I’ve watched many videos where a user has put a link to the official series playlist in the title, and would like to know how they do this? I am starting a CoD series and would love to be able to do this (link here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE2B0D98F86A57AE8&feature) Thanks for your time.

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  • FourBlogger November 20, 2011, 10:00 PM

    If you create a playlist, it will automatically appear as link in above the title of playlist. You can also check the same in my Thesis Theme Tutorials playlist. So, there is no extra step needed.

    Reply
  • Michelle June 21, 2012, 8:06 PM

    I have youtube videos on my website. However, at the end, pictures from other videos show up. I have undeleted related videos on each video but these pictures still pop up. I am a children’s author and under Wildlife Rescue Rangers, a dead deer with an arrow in it shows up at the end of my video. How do I get rid of that. I just want my video to end with nothing related on it.

    Please help.

    Reply