30 Nov '12, 8pm
The Ultimate Guide to Optimizing YouTube Closed Captions for E-commerce [Step-by-Step Tutorial]
In this tutorial, we're going to show you the proper method to creating a timed-text .SBV (Superbase Form Definition File) closed caption file for YouTube. With YouTube's auto-transcript feature, you can also upload a plain text version of your transcript which YouTube will then use to create a time-coded closed captions file based off their speech-to-text recognition technologies. This is a simple way to add closed captions to your YouTube videos but keep in mind that just like machine transcription, it's no where near perfect. If you want to really optimize your closed captions for search, you'll want to create and optimize your own SBV closed caption file as we'll show you below.