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Hello Blake! I’d be happy to help you with editing the description and tags of your YouTube videos. Optimizing these elements can indeed improve the discoverability of your videos and provide valuable information to your viewers. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to edit the description and tags of your YouTube videos:

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio: Go to YouTube Studio ( and sign in to your YouTube account.
  2. Access your videos: In YouTube Studio, you’ll see a list of your uploaded videos. Click on the video you want to edit to open its specific settings.
  3. Open the details tab: Once you’re in the video settings, you’ll see a navigation menu on the left side. Click on the “Details” tab to access the description and tags.
  4. Edit the description: In the “Description” box, you can edit or update the text to provide relevant information about your video. It’s a good practice to include a brief summary of the video, important links, timestamps for different sections, and any other relevant details. You can format the description using basic HTML tags like bold, italics, numbered or bulleted lists, and hyperlinks. Make sure to use keywords related to your video’s content to improve searchability.
  5. Add or edit tags: Below the description, you’ll find the “Tags” section. Tags are keywords or phrases that help YouTube understand the content of your video. You can add relevant tags by typing them into the text box. Consider using a mix of specific and broad tags that accurately describe your video. For example, if your video is about vegan recipes, you can use tags like “vegan recipes,” “plant-based cooking,” and “healthy vegan meals.” Separate each tag with commas.
  6. Save your changes: Once you’ve edited the description and tags, click on the “Save” button to apply the changes to your video.
  7. Review and refine: After saving the changes, review the description and tags to ensure they accurately represent your video. You can always go back and make further edits if needed.

Tips and best practices:

  • Use relevant keywords: Incorporate keywords that describe your video’s content and are commonly searched by viewers. This can improve your video’s visibility in search results.
  • Be concise and informative: Keep the description concise while providing valuable information about your video. Use the beginning of the description to hook viewers and provide a brief summary.
  • Utilize timestamps: If your video has different sections or topics, consider including timestamps in the description. This allows viewers to jump to specific parts of the video that interest them.
  • Research competitor tags: Take a look at similar videos from other creators in your niche and see what tags they are using. This can give you ideas for relevant tags to include in your videos.
  • Regularly update and optimize: As your channel grows and your content evolves, make it a habit to revisit your video descriptions and tags to ensure they remain accurate and optimized.
Remember that YouTube’s algorithm considers various factors when ranking and suggesting videos, including engagement, watch time, and user behavior. While optimizing your description and tags is important, it’s equally crucial to focus on creating high-quality content that resonates with your audience.

I hope this guide helps you efficiently edit the description and tags of your YouTube videos. Good luck with optimizing your content and improving discoverability! If you have any further questions, feel free to ask.